Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Oscars Weekend

Unless you're invited, avoid Hollywood and Highland this weekend like someone you really don't want to talk to. As we already posted (Hollywood Street Closures) it's going to be insanely busy this weekend at the Dolby theater.

We always wait for the story of how many cars get towed in the area on Oscar night. That's right, hundreds of cars don't pay attention and celebrities pretty much own the streets nearby.

Hell, even the Metro station will be closed at Hollywood and Highland on Sunday.

Other than Oscars parties there's still plenty to do.

BTW, our money is on The Favourite to win for best picture. Why? It's really messed up and has some let's say... naught behavior (self/love) at the beginning. Del Toro's winning best picture Underwater Dating or The Shape of Water, did too. The Academy likes self/love.

*Oh, and two different themed concerts for video games!

Academy's Oscar Week Events
February 19: Documentaries, 7:30 pm
February 20: Shorts, 7:00 pm
February 21: Foreign Language Film, 7:30pm
February 23: Animated Features, 10:00 am
February 23: Makeup and Hairstyling, 3:00 pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Oscar season is upon us!  In the week leading up to the 91st Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs.

Oscar Week at the American Cinematheque 2019
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 - Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Once again, we are pleased to present the 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films in all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. And the day before the big ceremony, we present two free panels with nominees in person: our Invisible Art, Visible Artists Seminar with editors followed by The Art of Production Design: A Panel Discussion with the Oscar Nominees. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

Explore the roots of MANGA! Action in Print: visual narrative in Edo-period
Wed, February 20, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Level 5
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free, RSVP

In this lavishly illustrated talk Dr. Ellis TINIOS will introduce illustrated popular fiction produced for a mass audience in Japan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—a varied body of printed material worthy of wider appreciation. The techniques employed by ukiyo-e artists to construct compelling visual narratives will be explored through a close reading of a volume from a serial novel illustrated by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

Takashi Murakami's
February 21–April 13, 2019
456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Gagosian is pleased to present GYATEI², new works by Takashi Murakami, as the 2019 “Oscars show,” a much-anticipated annual fixture on the Los Angeles cultural calendar.
Drawing from traditional Japanese painting, sci-fi, anime, and pop culture, Murakami’s oeuvre comprises paintings, sculptures, films, and a stream of commercial products populated by mutating characters of his own creation.
Milk Tavern Esports Meet Up
Thurs, February 21, 8pm
Milk Tavern
528 S WESTERN AVE, Los Angeles, California 90020
Come meet and network with some of the best gamers, streamers, and Esports fans in Los Angeles! Talk about your favorite games while enjoying our Amazing Swirls and cakes or go head to head against your friend on game consoles we'll have available at the event.
Fri, Feb 22, 8pm
Schoenberg Hall - UCLA
445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, California 90024
Join us for a night of HYAAH's, HEY's, and deku-cracking fun as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the timeless "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" with our History of Hyrule Winter Concert! We will be performing a musical timeline to show you the history of the magical world the Zelda franchise has forged throughout the years. We will also be honored to have world-renowned guest artist David Erick Ramos - Ocarina playing with us (check him out!!!).

theLAnd Release Party & Fundraiser
Friday Feb 22, 9:00 PM
$18 Advance / $22 Day of Show

Open Mike Eagle, Brandon Coleman, Baths, Nocando, Pistol McFly, Los Retros, Los Muchachos de Dena, Exile (DJ Set), DJ Rhettmatic x Melo-D of the Beat Junkies, spoken word by Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets, & more TBA

Raised by Rainbows
Friday Feb 22, 7-9 PM 
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

A solo show from G1988 favorite Luke Flowers. 

Friday, February 22, 9:00pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
Roma". "A Star is Born". "Black Panther". What do these movies have in common? None of them have Jeff Goldblum in them. Oh, and they're also nominated for Academy Awards (They'd maybe win if they had Jeff Goldblum). Come celebrate the greatest event happening on a Sunday in February that doesn't involve football with literally the greatest actor alive, and original Gold Man, Jeff Goldblum (Kenny Stevenson). Jeff and his friends will pick the winner in all of the biggest categories, and because it's Jeff Goldblum, there will probably be some jazz music! Jeff Goldblum is amazing and everyone loves how quirky and fun he is. (please note that Jeff Goldblum wrote this description himself).  
Friday, February 22, 10:30pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
Come celebrate the Year of the Pig with another Asian AF & Dopetown 3000 Rap Battle show! It's the perfect reason to get a bunch of dope-ass Asian American comedians to face-off in an epic night of rap battles!

Fri, Feb 22, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027