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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Nisei Week & 626 Night Market

Eater LA x Ace Hotel present:
What Does It Mean to "Eat Like A Local"?
Wed, August 7, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PMSegovia Hall at Ace Hotel DTLA
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

In the latest in our series of Eater Talks, Eater’s travel editor and two-time James Beard award winner Lesley Suter will be joined by globetrotting panelists Mei Lin (Top Chef season 12 winner and chef at Nightshade), Bill Esparza (Mexican culinary expert and co-founder of gastro-tour company Club Tengo Hambre), and Lucas Peterson (L.A. Times food section columnist, host of Eater’s Dining on a Dime, and former contributor to the NYT’s Frugal Traveler) for a lively conversation about gastronomic tourism in 2019.

Rutger Hauer Remembered
Aug 8-11
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Remember the actors like tears in the rain.

3 Days of Kyoto Animation Film Screening 
Aug 8-10
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Watch three films from Kyoto Animation for free, but maybe donate a few bucks when you're there. 

Flying to US skies,
Möwe from Nausicaä arrives Special Talk Show
Fri, Aug 9, 8:30pm
Anime Jungle
319 E 2nd St, Ste 103, Los Angeles, California 90012
There is a man who has been trying to recreate it for more than 10 years. Kazuhiko Hachiya, a Japanese artist and president of PetWORKS, who has made it his dream to bring the flying Möwe from the film Nausicaä into the real world by himself.

LUCHA VAVOOM "Hot In The City"
Thu, August 8, 8 PM
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, California 90015
$40.00 - $55.00

Luchadores, comedy and burlesque and more.

Nerd Nite Los Angeles - August 2019
Thu, August 8, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 Pm
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Nerd Nite is fun-yet-informative lectures at a bar. It's like TED Talks...but with beer.

Blacklight 3
This Friday, August 9th, 7-10p
Starting Saturday, August 9th
Wed - Sun, 11a-6p

Hero Complex Gallery
1050 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019


  • Free Blacklight Enamel Pins for the First 50 Customers!
  • 30+ Exclusive All New Works Debuting
  • We will be serving up delicious complimentary refreshments

Karate Kid 35th Anniversary (Midnight Screening)
Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 11:30 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Come celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film that inspired us to overcome the odds, stand up to bullies, and take control of our lives!

Nude on the Moon  /  Smut without Smut: Bizarro Horror Nite
Fri, August 9, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater
Totally weird over-sexualized material for your consumption.

August 9 -11
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
4PM - 12AM
626 Night Market is held at the prestigious Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. The address is: 285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. 
Children 3 and under are free. Parking is free. 
You won't want to miss the fire dancers, photo ops, live performances, magicians, mukbang and a food demo. Come with your friends and family to bring in the memories! Oh, and tons and tons of food.
Aug 10-18
Little Tokyo 
*Nisei Week Grand Parade on Sunday, August 11, starting at 4 p.m. in Little Tokyo
On Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a Japanese festival with games, booths, music and food. Special events will be happening the second weekend.
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5pm-10pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Join us Saturday, August 10th for “Sunset on the Plaza” with special performance by Japan’s BISHONEN traveling all the way from Japan to perform at Nisei Week! (5 – 6 p.m.)
Live Music, Nisei Week Beer & Sake Garden, Food Trucks, Live Art, Photo Ops, Food Booths, and more!

Chinatown Summer Nights
Sat, Aug 10, 5pm-12am
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!

World-8's 8 Year Anniversary!
Sat, Aug 10, 7 PM
World 8
1057 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, California 90006
World-8's 8 year anniversary is coming up! To celebrate we will be showing The Detective Pikachu movie on a large projector in our parking lot for FREE. All ages are welcome!

We advise everyone to bring their own chair (unless you dont mind sitting on the floor). Keep in mind that since we are using the parking lot you will have to find parking elsewhere.
LA Taco & Beer Festival '19
Sat, Aug 10, 3 PM – 6 PM
Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, California 90017
$39 – $79
Join us this summer for a perfect Southern California day filled with amazing tacos and craft beer from the best restaurants and breweries California has to offer!

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10 , 7pm-11pm in Gallery 2
Corey Helford Gallery 
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 
normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12pm - 6pm.

Celebrating weirdos, misfits, oddballs, and nonconformists everywhere, of every size and category, inside and out, the opening of FREEKS will not only feature new oil paintings and works of gouache on paper from Heshka but a wide range of work from his unexpected alternate universe.

'Plantasia' at the UCLA Botanical Garden
Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
UCLA Botanic Garden, 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90095
$45 + fees

Join Atlas Obscura, the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, and Sacred Bones Records after hours for a transformative experience combining sound, light, and the gardens' lush vegetation.

 The multi-sensory Plantasia experience is inspired by Mort Garson's 1976 album Mother Earth’s Plantasia, intended for plants and the people who love them. Explore the UCLA Botanical Garden's winding paths and expansive grounds before gathering in the Nest Amphitheatre for a special Plantasia listening session, introduced by celebrated composer and interactive ecology designer Mileece. Mileece will delve into the history of plant-sentience and bio-communication research before demonstrating her own invention: a botanical feedback system that generates lightscapes and organic music by transforming the bio-electric currents of plants, trees, and even people. Following the presentation, Plantasia will be played in full as the gardens grow dark.

Apocalypse Now Final Cut | Red Carpet Screening & Francis Ford Coppola Q&A
Mon, August 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Dome Entertainment Centre
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

*You thought the plant music was the weirdest thing in the schedule? Wrong.

Ryan Heshka Book Signing
Mon, August 12, 2019
7 PM – 9 PM
Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Ryan Heshka at SHQ! Signing Mean Girls Club and Fatales, plus a brand new riso zine!

 Tuesday, August 13, 2019
 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3675 Pacific Coast Hwy Torrance, CA
$ Buying the Blu-ray

Sean Gunn at Best Buy

*Was Sean Gunn even in the movie?  And this is the closest signing in  I mean whose son or daughter came up with this campaign, ughh, what a disgrace. I mean, damn ,Sean Gunn is a nice person, I think. Here he is in our coverage of  the game Lollipop Chainsaw, that he's brother wrote.

Listen it's Sean Gunn or nobody, so just suck it up unless you wait outside for some other fan event.

Torrance isn't even a good location for LA/Valley residents. I feel like a team who set this up is not  LA based. And if it is an LA based team, they hate LA and you. Or were given zero resources as to get this done by someone's son our daughter.

"In celebration of the Blu-ray release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” (available for purchase on Tuesday, August 13), Sean Gunn will be stopping by the Best Buy Store in Torrance on launch day, where he will sign Blu-ray™ copies of the film and distribute special gifts including ‘We Love You 3000’ pins, customized prints and MCU Funko Pop Vinyl Figures (while supplies last)."