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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Cowboys and Indian Film Festivals; We Still Use Santa Anita For Things?

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Apr 10-One day only
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Oy, so this has a long convoluted back history and it's crazy it's gonna be shown in theaters at all.  Terry Gilliam, cult director and Monty Python has had this film in limbo in pre-production, production and finally release due to money issues and other factors and there is still some legal issues over ownership . It's unknown if you"ll ever get a streaming version or blu-ray soon. So, it may be your only chance for possibly years to see it? 

It has such a generic plot device of the advertising exec as the protagnist that it may seems really dated. That's the job movies give people in rom com's and live action Smurf films.

TCM Classic Film Festival
April 11-14
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Individual tickets at $20 for most screenings and events.

One of the greatest parts of living in the LA area is the amazing amount of special screenings we have for classics and cult films. It's one thing to watch it at home, but getting to watch classics in a theater is something else.

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
April 11-14
Regal LA Live
General Admission: $15 Fest Pass$60

Some of latest from India. Is it missing some more funny and action films this year? Yes, it's a lot of dramas.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies 
Destructible Man: The Dummy-death and Cinematic Storytelling Language
April 11, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Philosophical Research Society
3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$12 advance ($40 with book) / $15 door
Prosthetic demise, or the “dummy death” as film historians Howard S. Berger and Kevin Marr refer to it, is a practical cinematic technique wherein an actor portraying a character is replaced by an articulated replica special-effects mannequin at a moment of extreme violence and/or death within a given film’s narrative. Howard S. Berger will be speaking on the subject.
an art show by Genie Liang
Opening Reception: 
Thursday,  April 11, 7 PM – 11 PM
Capsule Corner
729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014
The premiere of 3 new risograph prints and 3 good luck charms from artist Genie Liang. Youth In Bloom is a month-long exhibition on flowers as icons of emotional growth and decay. 

Penguin Highway
Starts Apr 12
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Laemmle Theatres will screen PENGUIN HIGHWAY in English at the Glendale theater and in Japanese with English subtitles at the Santa Monica, North Hollywood and Pasadena theaters.

*Special free screening

Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm
JFLA Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
 In Japanese with English subtitles

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure.

April 12-14
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that introduces attendees every year to new eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!

The 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
April 13-14
22400 13th Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Sat-Sun Free

Those in attendance on Saturday and Sunday will be surrounded by life on the American Frontier as performers serenade, chuck wagons serve up BBQ treats, and vendors offer one-of-a-kind gear and goods celebrating the Western past with the flair of today.
*Cowboy Chili Cook Off

Record Store Day Amoeba
Saturday, April 13, 2019
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Come celebrate Record Store Day with Amoeba! We’ll have hundreds of limited edition releases, lots of sales, special guests & so much more happening at our stores.

DAPPER DAY Expo Spring 2019 Edition
April 13-14
Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Aiden Sinclair's A Night to Remember
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
$tarts at $300 VIP $400

Guests will be transported back in time to a bone-chilling night in April 1912. Each guest will become a passenger on the ill-fated voyage and will be given a name card, on the back will have the name of an actual passenger from the RMS Titanic, each guest will become that passenger for the evening.

During the black tie event, guests will indulge in a seven-course gourmet meal, inspired by the final first class dinner served aboard, view artifacts from the ship and hear the bone-chilling tales of the passengers who both lived and died on that cold April night. At the end of the evening, guests will discover whether or not they would have survived that fateful April night.
2019 PSO Pacific Pole Championships
Apr 13-14
Los Angeles Theater Center
Tom Bradley Theater
514 S Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
$40 and up

Pole dancer championships.

Steven Harrington Magic Hour
Opening: Saturday, April 13th 2019 (6:30 - 10:30 PM)
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To RSVP for the Magic Hour opening, drop a line to [email protected] and be sure to include full names in the request.

The new collection will include original paintings, drawings, and sculptures featuring his eccentric, playful characters and colorful compositions.

Open House: Elliott Hundley 
Apr 14 – Sept 16, 2019
MOCA Grand Avenue

Beginning in spring 2019, MOCA will dedicate its downtown locations to multiple exhibitions celebrating the museum’s 40th anniversary and its permanent collection. Each location will feature special exhibitions highlighting different themes and stories found within the institution’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 objects. MOCA will begin this new exhibition series with Open House: Elliott Hundley. Multimedia artist Elliott Hundley will explore the architecture and origins of collage, exploring how the visual and material logic of this technique has informed artists in MOCA’s collection, as well as his own practice.

Science! The Show!
Sunday, Apr 14, 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theater
2511 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90057
Science! is a variety show, It's the best high school class you ever took, and it's also very much its own thing. Our production team consists of an LA standup, a working neuroscientist, and a podcaster who use their skills to curate a monthly show of science communication and comedy.

Sunday, April 14, 11:00 AM - 5PM
Santa Anita Park
285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
* while supplies last

Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park was started as a way to introduce Japannese traditional culture and to interact with the people of Southern California. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular spring festivals in southern California. Featuring cultural events and demonstrations, Japan Family Day has something for everyone. So, be ready to observe, participate and most of all, have fun.

Tue, April 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Marina del Rey
Inspired from tapas style dining of Spain – also known as small plates – we challenge our contestants to give us the full experience by marrying the Bite with the perfect Sip Culinary Fight Club Style.
Tue, April 16, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

A Q&A with Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Joe Seely and other cast tba moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death follows the screening.

Hail Satan?, with Q&A
Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 7:30PM
Hammer Museum 


Followed by Q&A with Stuart de Haan, spokesperson and legal advisor for the Satanic Temple.

Director Penny Lane’s “devilishly fun documentary” (Indiewire) chronicles the rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in America. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom, they prove that a clever idea and a sense of mischief can challenge authority in profound ways.