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