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Monday, June 17, 2019

Media Hype: No More Heroes, Deep Murder, Always Amazing & The Banana Splits

Oh, f%$ing finally!!! No More Heroes III was announced and it's out next year on the Switch. I'm sure we'll get more details, but can't wait to dual wield some beam swords with some joy-cons. No, we didn't actually see that, but let's hope.
-Cadence of Hyrule has come out on Switch. This rhythm game has you in Hyrule, but the game borrows heavily from Crypt of the NecroDancer. It's great to look at it's pixelated style. If you're as bad as some of us at the game you can turn off having to match the beat and just switch it to every step you make the monsters take a step too. Trust us, it's a lot easier. And it even has local 2-player.
Oh, and here's the Cadence of Hyrule (Original Game Soundtrack) on SoundCloud, we hope you can purchase it somewhere someday.

Let's head to movies news.

Deep Murder is a horror comedy where a soft-core porno gets a serial killer. What's great is the film stays a soft-core porno throughout the killing spree. Made up of ensemble cast of comedians you might now from other things, became a hilarious send-up to anyone who has seen something on late night movie channels. An impeding storm with the most sunny of skies, two high school friends who look like there in their 30's, playing with N64 controllers by just tilting them when a murder occurs is only the start of constant jokes making fun of how dumb soft-core can be. Oh, and the song I Want To F Your Blood needs to available on Bandcamp. We're sorry we missed it at LA Film Fest last year.

Oh, yeah that Amazing Johnathan Documentary we told you to watch in August, well another one just came out two months ahead. It's about a comedian magician who does ultra violent tricks and was diagnosed to die three years ago, but he's still alive. And it's free to watch on YouTube. Check out ALWAYS AMAZING: The True Story of the Life, Death, and Return of Amazing Johnathan. And then check out the other doc in August, because apparently that other doc got in trouble with Johnathan, so he was cool to film for this doc.
Five Night's at Freddy's is in the works to be a movie, but The Banana Splits is straight up stealing the idea. A little tweak is that the animal host a kids TV show, but it looks almost like the same concept. It looks like a SyFy channel movie, because it is one.  That means it looks cheap and silly, but maybe still fun to watch with friends. Out some time this Summer.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Amphibia Out Now

Check out Amphibia, a new cartoon about a young girl trapped on a world with anthropomorphic frogs. It's very much in the style of Gravity Falls, because it's creator use to work on the show.

LA List: Howlin' Rays Second Location, Good Burger Pop-Up and More

-Good Burger will become real with a temporary pop-up opening July 10th in West Hollywood. You can start making reservations June 17th at the official site.

Why a Good Burger pop-up now? Because All That! is coming back to television. The hit 90's Nick show that was like SNL and In Living Color, but made up of a kids has a new cast. Grown-up cast members will be making cameos it looks like.

via /Film

-Howlin’ Ray’s is getting a second location...sadly it's not gonna be open until 2020. It's opening up in Pasadena. Here's the future address 800 S Arroyo PkwyPasadena, CA 91105. I guess it gives time to Crack Shack and Daddy's Chicken to move out.

via Secret LA

-Star Wars Celebration is coming back to the LA area, well, technically Anaheim after two years of taking place in other major cities. This is a massive Star Wars Convention showing off the latest in all things related to the franchise. It comes back in the Summer of 2020 August 27-30. Tickets go on sale this June.

- From the director of Drive comes a seedy look into LA again with the new series Too Old to Die Young. Nicolas Winding Refn's newest work is about a deputy who messed up one night and now is finding himself in bad places with worse company. Look for a cameo of Hideo Kojima. Out on Amazon Prime.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show

In more cat news...oh jeez, this is the same weekend as CatCon(June 29-31) many cat articles do we write here?!? Anyway, the ever powerful and never ending events of Sanrio continue with the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show out of Corey Helford Gallery. We're celebrating 45 years of that cat with no discernible mouth, that's right Natalie (she's a friend of the site who loves the kitty) it's Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show
June 29, 2019 | 7pm - 11pm

June 29 – August 3, 2019

571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm - 6pm

from press release:
The artists featured in this exhibition have re-interpreted the iconic image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and animation. The launch event on June 29 is open to the public and to Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Attendees will enjoy special surprises on opening night including available prints of select 45th anniversary artwork and appearances by Hello Kitty.

Below you"ll see a huge list of the artists in the show, many some of our favorites featured in Hi-Fructose and Juxatapoz.

Copycat: Second Kitten Cafe, Now With Nosh

Starting tomorrow you have another place to play with kittens, Crumbs and Whiskers' Kitten Lounge. As you might recall we already reported on a kitten lounge in May, The CatCafe's Tiny Bean Kitten Lounge. So, now you have a copycat kitten lounge, but it doesn't really hurt. In fact, having two kitten lounges only helps the massive stray kitten population around LA. At both locations you can adopt the cats you're playing with.

There are some differences with this kitten cafe and the first to open this season. First off, you can order food. Now, they want you to order eats and drinks prior to your visit or ten to fifteen minutes before your "experience." Experiences start at $20 for 30 minutes and $30 for 70 minutes. You'll be surrounded by adorable furballs within your time limit with plenty of toys to play with.

Crumbs and Whiskers' Kitten Lounge
Starts June 15
Crumbs & Whiskers
7924 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
$20 and up
Street Parking
The age minimum to visit The Kitten Lounge is 7 years old.
All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Are You Ready For Bread, Dads?

Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 13-30
Multiple locations
Multiple prices

WTF kind of play is this? Yes, the annual Fringe Festival is back in LA and the city where everyone wants to be an actor or writer and has a lot of people showcasing their work with their weirdest and sometimes cheaply made sets.

Select Start: Harmony, an art show by Thymine
Thursday, Jun 13, 7 PM – 10 PM
Capsule Corner
729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014
Thymine is back this year to continue her 'SELECT START' series with 'SELECT START: Harmony'.We can't wait to present 30 colorful hand painted Gameboy cartridges with custom illustrated game labels from Thymine.
June 14-15
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
701 S Catalina St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
$5For the fifth year in a row, the KTOWN Night Market is returning to Los Angeles’ Koreatown for a weekend of live music performances, delicious food offerings, and trendy shopping!

OC Night Market 
June 14-16
Friday & Saturday 4PM - 12AM
Sunday 4PM - 11PM

88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parking is $9

The biggest and only large-scale night market festival in Orange County invites you to bring your friends and family to eat, drink, shop, and play this summer! Experience 200+ local food, merchandise, games, arts, and crafts vendors. OC Night Market has a diverse mix of activities such as an Art Walk, dance competitions, eating contests, entertainment stage with live musical performances, and more! Perfect for all ages.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre 
6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 Jodie Foster will appear in person with a screening of Martin Scorsese's 1974 romantic drama, ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE. The role is Foster's most notable work prior to appearing in Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER.

THE MATRIX 20th Anniversary Screening
Friday, June 14, 11:30 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
"Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of a pivotal sci-fi film that rocked the genre! With ground breaking visuals and a career defining performance by Keanu Reeves, The Matrix was one of the most influential genre films of the 90s! What better way to re-live it than in a theatre at midnight with other super fans! Rock your futuristic industrial best and join us!"
Friday Night Frights Presents SHAKMA
Friday, June 14, 11pm
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057
$10 Advanced / $15 Day Of Show*

Monty Cox, owner of Typhoon the baboon (who played Shakma) will be in person for Q&A.

"Released in 1990, SHAKMA seems a fitting climax to the cocaine-fueled madness that was 1980s genre cinema. Deeply tanned BLUE LAGOON star Christopher Atkins and his friends hang out after-hours in their med school building playing (what else?) a fantasy RPG, and proceed to have their throats ripped out by a psychotic lab test baboon hunting them down ALIEN-style. Any major studio would find a way to simulate a primate rampage, but this indie fatality-fest uses the real deal. As one of the characters in the movie says, “Try not to brown your shorts!”

Cranked Up and Shudder Present: 
An Evening of Nightmares with Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Alejandro Brugues
Fri, June 14, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tickets: $20 Advanced / $25 Day Of Show*

Cranked Up and Shudder Present: An Evening of Nightmares with Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Alejandro Brugues. Fan favorite filmmakers will be hosting a triple-feature - presenting and discussing some of their favorite work ahead of the release of their upcoming anthology feature, NIGHTMARE CINEMA. The evening will feature Q&A's with 3 directors. Mick Garris presenting SLEEPWALKERS, Alejandro Brugués presenting JUAN OF THE DEAD, and Joe Dante presenting PIRANHA. Screenings will be followed by Q&As with the directors.

Friday, June 14, 11:59pm
Nuarte Theatre

One of the classic so-bad-it's-good films.

In person Producer Arlene Sidaris  (Wife of the Film's Late Director Andy Sidaris)

Friday, June 14
7:00pm show w/Q&A
Saturday, June 15
7:00pm show w/Q&A
Nuarte Theatre


The story of the man who created the, he was a huge jerk.

Deep Murder Screenings
Starts Fri, June 14
Monica Film Center

"This raunchy horror comedy delves deep into the story of a deranged killer as he slashes his way across a soft core porno. Who will last the longest as the stiffs pile up and the killer plows through his victims?"

Petersen Automotive Museum's 25th Anniversary Block Party
Sat Jun 15, 6 PM – 9 PM
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Free, Must RSVP
 Bring the family and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Petersen Automotive Museum at the one-of-a kind free block party!

To RSVP and find out some of the fun things to do,(including a chance to receive a custom-made pin), visit

Grand Central Market's 5th Annual Bread Festival
Sat, Jun 15, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Los Angeles Bread Festival is back! Get ready to carbo load as Grand Central Market hosts the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival . The free, one-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best. Family-friendly events include demos and workshops led by Grand Central Market vendors including Olio Wood-Fired Pizzeria chef Brad Kent. Additional workshops led by guest bakers help you learn how to make focaccia, pita, biscuits, challah and more

11th L.A. Beer Week
Starts Sat, June 15
Multiple Locations

"The 11th Annual L.A. Beer Week is here! Join us for our big Kickoff Festival on Saturday, June 15th at the Los Angeles Center Studios in the heart of Downtown L.A.! We are bringing the heat this summer with an awesome festival featuring over 80 craft breweries, live music, great food, and more!"

Saturday, June 15, 11am-5pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
In conjunction with Kaiju vs Heroes, JANM is hosting a day-long Kaiju-Con that will include a vendor hall, workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations all related to kaiju and Japanese toys. The day will culminate in a special free outdoor screening at 8:30 p.m., on JANM’s plaza of Mothra vs. Godzilla from 1964. 
Sat, Jun 15, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

"The Japanese American National Museum presents a FREE screening on the JANM Plaza of the quintessential sci-fi classic, "Mothra vs. Godzilla," shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Watch Mothra battle the king of all monsters while mysterious twin girls hold the secret to controlling the destructive powers of the radioactive moth."
Sat, Jun 15, 11:5pm
The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Camp Void reopens with a full day of summertime carnage.

Six films, Five in 35mm!
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The inimitable John Legend opens our season with style and swagger, accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a sky full of fireworks.
Starts Sat, Jun 15
Sanrio Japanese Village
115 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, California 90012
 Get ready to #KawaiiRAGE this Summer! Starting Saturday, June 15th, meet and RAGE with Aggretsuko every weekend at Sanrio Japanese Village until Sunday, July 14th, in celebration of Aggretsuko Season 2 on Netflix 🤘🤘🤘PLUS, special appearance and signings by Yeti, the creator of Aggretsuko, for opening day – Saturday, June 15th. Available with in-store purchases of $50 or more. Starts at 12pm until time slots are filled. First come, first served. 
Saturday June 15
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday June 16
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Paseo Colorado
280 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back at The Paseo with more artists, music, and family fun.
Here's Daddy!
Sun, June 16, 7:30pm
The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
New 4k restoration of The Shining. Perfect to take your Father or son to. Director’s assistant Leon Vitali In Person
Sun, Jun 16, 5:00pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hmmmm...they didn't include Crystal Skull, wonder why?

Devolver Digital Soundtrack & Nintendo Booth E3

If you missed it, check out Devolver Digital's Big Fancy Press Conference 2019, Don Thacker did a great much blood. But also check out the soundtrack from it, which is titled Devolver Digital® Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 (Original Soundtrack).
Check out some more views of the Nintendo booth at E3 at the Link's Awakening dioramas.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening at E3 2019

We love the look of Link in the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, check out the Nintendo booth that has mini dungeons and more of the world on display in cute dioramas. Oh and check out the keychain you can win there and amiibo of Link.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This is so dumb: United Airlines Takes The Field

So...instead, the field at the stadium will be called United Airlines Field. Coliseum keeps its name.

Many veterans and other folks were angry that the Memorial Coliseum was going to be renamed United Airlines Coliseum. It was first named as a memorial in memory to those who died in World War I. And years ago was given to USC, which know runs it. It went under many renovations and many of those were under question over where money went, but that's a whole other story. Fast forward to USC trying to make some easy money with some naming rights to pay off the stadium...not to mention a number of pending legal problems. In this atmosphere they faced a new problem, people not liking a stadium being renamed after a pretty sub-par airline. So, to keep the money or at least some of it, the contract was for 16 years, now it's 10, the named the field after the airline.

All hail the United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial dumb.

via NBC 4

Fringe Festival Favs

Take a moment to look up some of the truly weird plays or musicals happening this month for our annual Fringe Festival. The Fringe Festival is about three weeks of almost anything goes on stage entertainment, mostly WTF ideas. Oh, and these performances are usually way cheaper than other plays.

A Tribute To Doug
Select Performances Start June 15
The Complex Hollywood (OMR Theatre )
6468 Santa Monica Blvd 

With the blessing of Jim Jinkins, the orignial creator of Doug, this classic 90’s cartoon will be brought to life. The Funnie family has arrived at their new home in Bluffington. Doug and his best friend Porkchop meet the classic cast of characters we all know and love: Skeeter, his best human friend; Patti Mayonnaise, his secret crush; and Roger Klotz, the local bully. When Roger tricks Doug into thinking that catching an infamous local swamp creature will make him a town hero, Doug suits up and heads over to Stinson’s pond to bag himself a neematoad!

Bat Knight!
Select Performances Start June 15
520 N. Western Ave
The dynamic duo have finally made it to the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Little do Batman and Robin know, the Joker’s latest scheme will give them the ride of a lifetime. Race through the streets of Gotham with Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Superman, Alfred the Butler, and many more members of the Bat Family in this dark and hilarious interactive musical parody that puts you, the audience, in the middle of the action. Bring the whole family to battle The Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, the Penguin, and the rest of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery, and celebrate the Batman universe in this side splitting night of Bat-Mania!

Hell's Kitty
Select Performances Start June 13
The Broadwater (Main Stage)
1076 Lillian Way 

 A musicalized version of the hit Amazon Prime comedy horror movie about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat. Nick, a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have his kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and creating a body count.

Stranger Things 2: The Musical 
Select Performances Start June 14
The Broadwater (Black Box)
6322 Santa Monica Blvd. 

Before Stranger Things 3 premieres on July 4th, come recap with STRANGER THINGS 2: THE MUSICAL TRIBUTE! It’s the sequel to the live show that had a sold-out run at the El Cid theater, with a book adapted from Season 2 of the Netflix mega-hit and 13 original songs inspired by the sound of 1984, from Van Halen to Prince to Run-DMC. The musical is fast-paced and high-octane, with the ensemble cast playing a total of 21 characters. There’s not a more exciting way to prime yourself for Season 3!

Tabletop (The Musical)
Select Performances Start June 15
The Hobgoblin Playhouse at The Arena Stage, Theatre of Arts
1625 N Las Palmas Ave. 

 Karen runs the local game store where Eric and his friends have gathered every week for years to play their favorite tabletop roleplaying game. His childhood friends Luke (the paladin) and Valarie (the ranger), the group’s strategist and a regular tabletop game fanatic Ken (the wizard), and his little sister Sarah (the fighter) begin their next adventure in Vaelrun while Eric’s wife, Emily, who used to play the group’s druid, is pregnant and out “attending her grove”. Everything starts to change when Brandon, Valerie’s new boyfriend, joins the group. While these friends can’t seem to pull themselves away long enough to handle their real lives, Karen watches on and wishes for an escape. Tabletop explores the way we use games to disconnect from our own realities by following the weekly fantasy adventures of these five friends.

No, Row DTLA Still Sucks

The LA Times has an awful puff piece on The Row, the downtown destination we've come to consider the most boring place downtown. Other than being the destination for Smorgasburg on Sundays with ample parking, this outside mall has hardly any stores to keep anyone interested. I still recall a trio of young women walking past me and one shouting to the others, "What the F is there to do here?!," as I myself pondered that same question.

The new LA Times article: Four Hours: Shop, dine, chill, repeat at Row DTLA must either be paid content or just-need-to-write-something-in-crunch writing. Row DTLA still sucks even with its few additions. It's still mostly overpriced shops. I'm still amazed the title has four hours in it, you"ll be done within a few minutes there.

But person writing this article why is it so boring? Simple, there's just nothing there to keep your interest past a few minutes. Too few stores and food. And the coffee shops have weird hours many close at 5pm on weekdays? Isn't that when everyone gets off of work?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

LA Links: Glow-in-the-Dark Ramen, $2 Saved, More Scares & July 4th Fireworks

 -Glow-in-the-Dark Ramen

Enjoy a new pop-up that will serve glow-in-the-dark ramen this July. We suggest snagging a ticket now as it does seem to sell out in other cities it visited. Pricey too, $83-$158 per person.

"The Nakamura-ke Mobile Kitchen is a mobile dining experience showcasing high-end glow-in-the-dark food and cocktails created by award-winning chefs and designers.

Unlike a typical bar or club, the Nakamura-ke {House of Nakamura} is a totally immersive dining experience including theatrics, storytelling, art, and folklore."

-I Like Scary Movies Experience Extends Through July 14th

You have more time to take selfies at the I Like Scary Movies Experience in LA. Share images of yourself in Beetlejuice and Nightmare on Elm Street.

-Save 2 bucks on Miracle Mile Museums

"Beginning Friday, June 7, 2019, visitors will be able to receive a $2 discount on general admission when visiting more than one museum on the same day. The joint venture will take place among the Craft Contemporary, the museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Petersen Automotive Museum.

To take advantage of this opportunity, guests must show a receipt or ticket from any of the participating Miracle Mile museums when visiting another participating museum, and a $2 discount will be applied. The visits must take place on the same day for the discount to be applicable."

- Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Independence Day with Its First-Ever July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

"Universal Studios Hollywood lights up the night sky with its first-ever July 4th fireworks celebration, inviting guests to enjoy a spectacular aerial display that will take place in multiple locations within the theme park.
This exciting new addition is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

As the spirit of Independence Day sweeps across the theme park, guests can toast the day by enjoying the theme park’s many popular rides and attractions, before the festive pyrotechnics extravaganza, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites, begins at 9:30pm."

June 28–December 1
4357 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
CA 90010

OBSIDIAN LADDER, the first large-scale solo exhibition in the United States by Bolivian American artist Donna Huanca, will reveal a new topography of triggered senses in MAF’s 13,000-square-foot Theater Gallery, combining sound, scent, and live performance. These elements will be experienced together against a constellation of carved steel sculptures and skin paintings. Every Saturday, painted femme models inhabit the gallery as part of a direct intervention of a space formerly relegated to a secret order of men, creating a poetic gesture commenting on societal imbalances and injustices.

-Mad Max: Fury Road + Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3rd 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / $38
gates 7:15 / movie at 9

E.T. + Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / $38
gates 7:15 / movie at 9

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Weekly What To Do: It's All About The Donuts!!! Oh and E3

Godzilla: King of the Monsters ScreenX & 4DX
Going on now
CGV Cinemas
621 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

See Godzilla 2 in two different formats that adds a layer to your experience. Screen X adds screens to the walls of the theater, 4DX add special effects.

Pride Prom
Wednesday, June 5 from 8:00 pm - midnight
5410 W San Fernando Rd
Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA 90039

No cover charge

Golden Road will transform Chloe’s (a private event space housed within the Atwater Village pub) into a glitter-filled prom – featuring a live DJ and drag performances throughout the evening. Attendees are encouraged to dress in prom attire – individual expression and interpretation welcomed!

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
Wednesday, June 5 – Sunday, June 9
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

The 2019 13th edition of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival presents cinema from Greece and Cyprus.

Free Screening of Nat Geographic's HOSTILE PLANET with Filmmakers In Person
Thu, June 6, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free, Must Register

"Join us for the episode “Oceans” followed by a discussion with director Sophie Morgan, executive producer Guillermo Navarro and director of photography David Reichert."

The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe--An Immersive Theater Experience
Starts Jun 7
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Explore the strange and tragic life of Edgar Allan Poe as it unfolds in and around the Victorian mansions of Heritage Square. Choose which characters and storylines to follow as you disappear into the tortured existence and mysterious death of literature’s Master of the Macabre.
- Audience members don cloaks and trespass into the world of Edgar Allan Poe in an immersive theatre experience staged in the Victorian mansions of Heritage Square.

June 7-9, 2019
Los Angeles Airport Hilton aka Hilton LAX
Starts at $40

Enjoy all things from Joss Whedon. Many guest from his TV shows and movies are in attendance.

DTLA Donut Festival
Sat, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Union Station LA
800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission $5, kids 12 and under free. 
Tickets available at the door for $7.
"Union Station is taking guests into the center of the donut renaissance with a one-day edible exploration of L.A.’s favorite pastry at the 2nd Annual DTLA Donut Fest. Our first annual Donut Eating Contest, sponsored by Dazzling Donuts, is sure to put even the most experienced donut aficionados into a food coma. Guests can stroll through the “Hole Donut Marketplace”—a dozen donut vendors from L.A.’s old school cult favorites to trendy fashion-forward pastries featuring everything from scrumptious rings, crullers and long johns to fabulous fritters."
Sat, Jun 8
11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Regular Price (May 1st thru June 7th, 2019) - $20
At door - $25
We were happy to see how much Ronin-Expo has grown over the years, even after the name changes. Expect a mini-con to prepare you for AX the following month. A nice vendor and artist space, live programming and performances, swap meet and masquerade round-up this one day anime event.

Multiple Locations
Mostly Free Events
It's E3 in LA, that means a number of special video game events around the city. Check out the link above for Sidequesting's guide of E3 events. Head to the Ace Hotel June 8th for Nintendo tournaments, you might be able to buy a cool shirt, but mostly those events sound kind of boring to watch. It's free on a first come, first seated DEAL.

10th Anniversary Chinatown Summer Nights
Saturday, Jun 8, 5pm
Los Angeles Chinatown
943-951 N Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90012
Part block party, part food event, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos. Dance in Central Plaza with KCRW DJs, sip on craft brews with live music in Mandarin Plaza; view giant outdoor video projections; shop local small businesses and a craft and vintage market; taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and the Culinary Corner street food experience, and take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural craft workshops!

BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play

Throughout Old Pasadena

The event, staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19th-century alleys, is free to the public and offers a one-day-only opportunity to encounter artistic, ephemeral interventions in unique urban spaces. BoldPas features installations that are BOLD – showcasing bright colors, surprising scale, and unique materials; all invite direct interaction with event-goers. 17 installations will be on view, created by selected artists from the greater LA area who will be on hand throughout the day to present their work to visitors. 

Picture This! #LA
Saturday, Jun 8, 7:30 pm
The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90029
$8 ONLINE $10 at the door

Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists
COMEDY BY: Adam Conover, Naomi Ekperigin, Christina Catherine Martinez, Sofiya Alexandra, Erin Lampart & more!
ANIMATION BY: Mike L. Mayfield, Mike Hollingsworth, Pen Ward, Aaron Long, Samantha Gray, Jenny Fine & Eric David Haddad!

Playboy Jazz Festival
Jun 8-9
Hollywood Bowl

"Boz Scaggs, Angélique Kidjo, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and more heat up the Bowl for summer’s biggest party."

Tetris 35th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, Jun 8
Barcade - Los Angeles
5684 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90042
"We’re excited to announce an explosive event with Tetris for their 35th anniversary! On Saturday, June 8th, we’ll be celebrating at all eight Barcade locations. Hard Drop by for themed food and drink specials, giveaways, and exclusive merch!"
The Bitter Stems (1956)
(Los tallos amargos)
Saturday, June 8, 2 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre
Los tallos amargos (The Bitter Stems), is a gripping and surrealistic film noir. Carlos Cores stars as Alfredo Gaspar, a down-on-his-luck journalist who partners with a Hungarian immigrant to create a fake journalism correspondence school as a get-rich-quick scheme. They find success initially, but Gaspar grows paranoid, and through a series of dream sequences, we see his psychological state begin to unravel.
 Guest speakers: director of the Film Noir Foundation, Alan K. Rode; and screenwriter and filmmaker Guido Segalfree Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

L.A. Pride & Parade
June 8 - 9
West Holywood Park
$35 + fees
Parade free

Enjoy the free festival, but if you want to listen to the music you gotta pay. The parade is free, taking place on Sunday too, so, march with pride.

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel