Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Weekly What To Do: It's Like A Sci-Fi Horror Convention This Weekend

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival’s (LALIFF)
Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 4
TCL Chinese Theatre 

A Latino perspective of cinema with films sharing the Latino style and culture.

Fri, August 2, 5:00pm
Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood welcomes Nicolas Winding Refn, Cliff Martinez + Ed Brubaker for an in-store signing to celebrate the vinyl release of Too Old To Die Young.

From the writer/director of The Babadook
 Fri 8/2 & Sat 8/3
ArcLight Hollywood
With writer/director Jennifer Kent with actress Aisling Franciosi and actor Baykali Ganambarr.

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

ArcLight Presents... PREPARE TO SCARE
Curated by IT and IT Chapter Two Director, Andy Muschietti
First up The Fearless Vampire Killers
Friday, Aug 2nd, 7:30pm
ArcLight Hollywood

In anticipation of the upcoming release of IT Chapter Two, ArcLight Cinemas has partnered up with Director Andy Muschietti, to bring you a film series showcasing his favorite and most influential horror films of all time. Andy has curated a classic list sure to conjure horror appetites as we approach the highly anticipated sequel to IT, and the scariest time of the year.

Fri, Aug 2, 11:59pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Discussion before the film with CHILD’S PLAY creator Don Mancini.

Midsummer Scream
Aug 2-3
Long Beach Convention Center
Weekend: $55 Saturday: $38 Sunday: $33

"Explore over 12 haunted attractions in the Hall of Shadows; shop from more than 350 vendors including horror-themed apparel, creepy home decor, special effects makeup, masks and costumes; enjoy panels and presentations from the leading names in horror entertainment and theme park attractions; live dark entertainment, and more."

Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:00 PM 
Live House Hollywood (& The Vista Theater, Los Feliz)
1534 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
$15 – $145

What better way to celebrate the mid-point of our KAIJU SUMMER series than with a Midsummer Night’s Kaiju party at Live House Hollywood from 7p-11p complete with open bar, food, all things Japanese pop-culture, music, movie lovers, followed by a 35mm screening of Destroy All Monsters just a few miles down Sunset Boulevard at the Vista Theater.

The Megas w/ Street Cleaner, Extra Lives & GKM
Fri, August 2, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
El Cid
4212 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
$10 – $12

On August 2nd, we celebrate those times when you didn't have a care in the world. When you never wanted to grow up. It's a night of video game music and synthwave. Featuring Extra Lives, jamming some video game classic covers, Street Cleaner, one of the top synthwave/outrun artists in the scene. He'll be cleaning up the streets playing pulse pounding electronic crimewave. Headlining are The Megas, a video game cover band known for their lyric based electronic/rock covers of Megaman. 

San Fernando Valley Summer Drive-In Nights
Aug 1-10
Lake Balboa Complex

Try out what it was like to go to a Drive-In and watch classic movies in your car.

Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2019
Fri, Aug 2,  7 PM – 11 PM
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
Brew at the Zoo, “L.A.’s most unique brew fest,” is now in its ninth year! Sample local craft brews as well as ciders, wines, and more while enjoying music and animal fun after hours at the L.A. Zoo.

Mattel X Gallery 1988
Opening Reception:
Fri, Aug 2,
7-9 PM
Gallery 1988

The Female Gaze Ashly Lovett
Opening Reception:
Fri, Aug 2,
7-9 PM
Gallery 1988

This is a huge collection of new paintings, paying tribute to some of the strongest and most compelling females in pop culture.

Exit -  Korean Disaster Film
Starts Aug 2nd
CGV Cinemas Koreatown 

*Looks so bad, so good.

A jobless deadbeat leaving with his parents has to save his friends and family with the one skill he's good at...rock climbing. If you want to build up before see Hobbs and Shaw go see this ridiculous romp of drama, comedy and disaster in one. 

Animanga 2019: Anime and Gaming Convention
Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 10:00 AM –
Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 6:00 PM
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

Collector's Paradise 25th Anniversary + Grand Opening Signing in NoHo
Saturday, August 3, 11 AM – 7 PM
5118 Lankershim Blvd

"Some of our amazing creator friends, all of who have done numerous signings with us over the years and wanted to support our Grand Opening. We will have some surprise appearances too. I can't talk about it yet, but I heard maybe Spider-Man is going to show up. He loves Collector's Paradise stores and is always willing to swing by."

Craft Beer Festival 2019
Aug 3-4
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 East Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs,CA 92264

$50 – $85

"Aug 3 and 4 we host our eighth annual weekend of hop-headed wonderment, with over 30 craft breweries pouring golden elixirs all weekend."

The Trunk Show: An Art Apparel Event
Saturday, August 3, 11 AM – 5 PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
We're proud to present some of the most prominent and upcoming independent apparel designers in our current popular subcultures, some are influenced by animation, illustration, comics and video games. The following vendors wil be setting up shop in our gallery to sell unique apparel.

The Otherealm (Main Room)
On Broken Wings (Office)
Jungle Train (Project Room)
Opening Reception with the Artists
Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects 6009 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA 90232 
Mon, August 5, 2019
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

National Night Out
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Union Station

Guests can explore a selection of equipment including black and white police cruisers, police and sheriff’s department motorcycles, and fire trucks and engines while enjoying a host of fun interactive events including:

• Karaoke with a Cop

• Kids Zone and Crafting

• Community Games/Puzzle Tables

• Face Painting 

• Balloon Twister

• Photo Booth