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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Weekly What To Do: After Oscars Weekend

Digital Nature 2019
Feb. 27-March 3
Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

Experience incredible works of video and sound installations at Digital Nature 2019. The garden becomes an outdoor gallery at night where you immerse yourself in amazing art that is photo perfect for Instagram.  Acclaimed contemporary artists explore themes as diverse as butterfly wings, bird songs, heavy metal, and inter-active digital wildflowers.  The evening includes a no-host bar and food will be available for purchase.  This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alita: Battle Angel, 2D-ScreenX
Screening now

CGV Cinemas

621 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

We're not sure about the movie, but ScreenX is a fun novelty to try. It's three screesn covering your vision with a new action movie.

Drinking & Dragons - March 2019
Thu, March 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cellador Ales
16745 Schoenborn Street
Los Angeles, CA 91343

Drinking & Dragons is divided into three, 30-minute sessions. Audience members are chosen at random to join the table with our Dungeon Master Riley, while the audience weighs-in like an improv show. Just because you're not physically sitting at the table does not mean that you won't be affecting the game! Audience participation is essential to Drinking & Dragons. We've got a basketball-sized d20 for you to roll too!

The Art of the Benshi
March 1- 3
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

*Top picks
Blood Spattered Takadanobaba 
The Sword that Slashes Human and Horse

During the silent film era in Japan, which extended into the early 1930s, film screenings were accompanied by live narrators, called benshi. In the industry’s early years, benshi functioned much in the way scientific lecturers did in early American and European cinema, providing simple explanations about the new medium and the moving images on screen. Soon, however, benshi developed into full-fledged performers in their own right, enlivening the cinema experience with expressive word, gesture and music.

First Fridays
Friday, March 1, 5:30pm
Natural History Museum
900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

We kick off our March First Fridays with an awesome lineup of bands, DJs, discussions, food trucks, delicious cocktails, and more. Get ready to experience the Museum after hours. This year's First Fridays explores Forces of Nature. We'll find facts and bust myths about our four horsemen of the Golden State apocalypse: fire, flood, drought, and earthquakes. In March, we turn up the heat and take a deep look at the science behind fire. Discover the benefits, the devastations, and how we humans impact California fires.

March 1-17
Opening reception on March 1 from 7pm-11pm. 

March 2-17, Open daily from 12pm-9pm

Start Pop Up, 2270 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900061

Check out our interview with Obvious Plant.

Obvious Plant's Museum of Toys is a pop-up exhibit that walks visitors through an alternate history of toys. In this alternate reality, real toys are recontextualized and placed alongside Obvious Plant's original toys to create a darker, more bizarre version of the past.

The museum consists of 100+ toys and games, each one unique and altered in a humorous way. Multiple photo opportunities are available. Guests can step inside a life-size action figure box to become a toy themselves! Multiple special guests and interactive toys will also be available.

March 1-24

The Yard Theatre
4319 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

You are invited to a show. But its THAT show. You know, the one they call important, the quintessence of existentialism, and a meaningless trudge between the cradle and the grave. You promised your friend youd be there. Enter the theater and find your seat. You have 60 minutes to escape.

Thought Experiments in F# Minor
Starts Friday, March 1,
10 am to 2 pm on most days
Walt Disney Concert Hall
ID Required

Created by acclaimed multi-media artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller and featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians, Thought Experiments asks viewers to follow a film recorded in the past along the same route they are traversing in the present. Made using binaural microphones, which create a three-dimensional sound experience, and edited to create a sense of continuous motion, the fictional world of the film blends seamlessly with the reality of the architecture and body in motion. The perceptive confusion is deepened by Cardiff’s hypnotic voice and dream-like narrative elements.

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Sat, Mar 2, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Bing Theater at LACMA
Free, Must RSVP

*Includes a post screening conversation with the filmmakers and Meow Wolf founders.

A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success. The group's members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace.

The Auction of Many Things
Sat, Mar 2, 7pm-11pm
1121 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

 Benefiting the surviving creators of Dungeons & Dragons
• Silent Art Auction
• VIP Games
• Food/Drinks.
• Curated by Carmen Acosta & Jessica Yost

Mr. Good Boy Presents: Rare Groove Record Pop-Up
Mar 2 - Mar 17
The Good Liver
705 Mateo St, Los Angeles, California 90021

Mr. Good Boy invites Norio Sato of RECORD SHOP rare groove, Osaka for a 2 week long record pop-up store at The Good Liver. The Record Cart will feature a hand-picked selection of Japanese City Pop, Disco, New Age, Ambient, and more. New records added weekly!

Encore Screening: MIRAI
Saturday, March 2, 1 PM – 3 PM
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 100, Los Angeles, California 90036
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. 
Saturday, March 2, 12 PM – 3 PM
Venice Boardwalk, CA
1512 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291
The 5th Venice Bloco Carnavalesco – Brazilian Carnaval Parade celebrating Carnaval - Saturday March 2nd. Meeting at the public parking lot at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Rose Ave. We parade south on the boardwalk to Windward Ave. Put your costume on, face paint, bring friends and family.

Elements of Character Design for Manga & Comics

Saturday, March 2, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon, Level 5


Illustrator/Animator MinoMiyabi will offer comic enthusiasts, emerging manga artists, and doodlers alike, fundamental tutorials on refining character design to enhance the expressiveness and storytelling value of individual characters. This workshop targeted for young adults and aspiring manga artists will help participants elevate the communicative power of their original characters, be they human, plant, animal, or machine, incorporating professional techniques to communicate expressions and feelings.

Sat, Mar 2, 2019, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Possibly THE greatest martial arts movie (along with Thailand’s Ong Bak) of the 21st Century. You must see this movie if you want to see an action filmmaker and martial arts star totally explode your assumptions about the limits of what is possible in an action movie.

Kevin Peterson
Wild (Main Room)
Frank Gonzales
Desert Discourse (Project Room)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s): Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Houston-based artist Kevin Peterson in Wild. Peterson, a gifted hyperrealist painter, creates a fictional world in which innocence and collapse are brought into difficult proximity. On view in the Thinkspace project room is Desert Discourse, featuring new works by painter Frank Gonzales. Born in Mesa, Arizona, the artist is currently based in Phoenix and incorporates the desert botanicals and bird specimens native to the surrounding area into his vibrant and detailed paintings.

CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms
Sunday, March 3, 9 AM until 4 PM
Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms

Join us for the first CicLAvia of 2019! On March 3rd Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention
Sunday, March 3, 10am-4pm
11128 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344

 This small local convention is a nice introductory to the bigger conventions that happen around LA. Don't set your hopes to high, it's like a big indoor swap meet with some cosplay.

6th Annual Stouts n Staches Brew Fest and Pig Roast

Sunday, March 3, 3-8 p.m. 
Clutch Venice, 427 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
$15 in advance for GA $20 week of (access to music, games, access to vendors & more)
$40 in advance  for VIP $50 week of (includes 2 drink tickets, pig roast, whiskey tastings, live music, beard trims and more. Beer and Wine available for purchase.

"Our block-party style event is hosted this year by CLUTCH Venice roadhouse bar/restaurant on Lincoln Blvd in Venice. If you haven't witnessed some of the rare classic cars and bikes that roll through there, or tasted some of their mouthwatering mexi-cali style surf and turf BBQ, never fear because while you are partying with us, they will be pig roasting and BBQ-ing all day long."