Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Weekly What To Do: We Want Dinosaur K-Pop On The Moon

AREA 51 Party Night & Cosplay Karaoke Party at D&B
Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 7:30 PM
Westfield Santa Anita
400 South Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

*TTDILA in no way supports the raid on Area 51.

"In case you haven't heard, 2 million people are going to storm Area 51 next month.
Let's celebrate our future heroes with an awesome night of movies, music, karaoke, drinks, dancing and more!"

Thu, Aug 15, 2019 - Sat, Aug 24, 2019
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

 In celebration of Quentin Tarantino’s epic fantasy ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD, the American Cinematheque is proud to present a brief history of films sharing the classic heading from around the world.

America in Space

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, hear how Hollywood’s composers have been inspired by the achievements of American space travel. A mix of music, film clips, and archival footage will tell the story of our push to explore beyond Earth’s atmosphere, from the thrill of the space race to the possibility of missions to Mars. Experts from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena will join the orchestra to underscore the impact of California’s scientists and engineers on our achievements in space.

Echo Park Rising
Aug 15-18
Echo Park
1911 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 9th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond.

August 15th – August 18th, 2019

Convention times (Fri – Sun): 10am-6pm*

KCON Food Street (Fri – Sun): 12pm – 8:30pm*
Concert Times (Sat & Sun): 8pm – 10:00pm*
The Convention, Klub KCON, KCON Rookies : The Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) 
The Concerts: Staples Center (1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
$35 and up
  An annual celebration of every aspect of Korean pop culture and provides fans the most access to the stars. KCON features the hottest rookie acts every year making it the number one destination for fans to discover the next big K-pop sensation. 

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Thursday, August 15, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars, Tigers Are Not Afraid follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

Friday, August 16, at 8PM
Saturday, August 17, at 8PM

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 
Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience it now, projected in HD with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball XXII
Aug 16-17 starts at 8pm each night
Biltmore Los Angeles
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90071

Experience the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. . . Dance and dream amongst costumed nobles and magical creatures alike during a weekend of immersive allure and fantasy.

Nisei Week Festival Continues
Aug 17-18
Little Tokyo

Enjoy the festival in Little Tokyo for one more weekend with booths, music and festival food. Oh and that ridiculous eat contest below.

13th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
Saturday, August 17, 2019; The main event will commence at 3:00 PM following the Little Tokyo Eating Championship amateur contest at 2:00 PM, the Crazy Cuizine Ninin Baori contest at 2:15 PM, and the LAPD vs. LAFD Gyoza Showdown at 2:30 PM.
Little Tokyo

The West Coast’s premiere eating competition—will host Major League Eating's top competitive eaters including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. They will devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in ten minutes. Chestnut holds the current world record in the discipline, which he set in 2014 when he ate 384 gyoza in competition.

ATLUS Art Exhibit 2019: Persona 5 Royal & Catherine:
Full Body Showcase featuring Shigenori Soejima
August 17, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Aug 17, 1:00PM - 7:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
General admission is FREE (No RSVP needed), 
only the two signing sessions require registration.


  • Over a dozen fan created pieces of tribute art will be on display
  • Rare game artwork from the PERSONA 5 and CATHERINE franchise will also be on display
  • Interactive installation
  • Photo-op wall

9th Annual Movies All Night feat. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Saturday, Aug 17, 6:45PM / Film at 8:30PM
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
$12.00 - $29.00

A night of 90s sweethearts, heartthrobs, and heartbreakers!
Stock up on body glitter, butterfly clips, and Big Sticks for a triple feature of sweet, scary,  scandalous secrets. The Cinespia summer tradition is back for its 9th year. Whether you’re a sweetheart, teen queen, or queen bee, there’s an icon for everyone with Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Rose McGowan. A Dance Party, photo moments, food giveaways, beer and wine bar, free Cinespia photobooth.

Q&A's Aug 16-18
11523 Santa Monica Blvd.

*JAY MYSELF filmmaker Stephen Wilkes will participate in Q&A's following the 7:40 pm show Friday, 8/16 and Saturday, 8/17 and after the 1:00 pm show on Sunday, 8/18 at the Royal.
JAY MYSELF documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.”

Central Perk Pop-Up! Friends 25th Anniversary at The Coffee Bean
Open daily August 16 - 23 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – West Hollywood
8793 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Santa Monica
1312 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Step into the shoes of your favorite Friends character and invite your friends to take a picture on the signature Central Perk orange couch. Enjoy any of the six Friends-themed specialty drinks with collectible Friends coffee-cup sleeves and pick up your favorite limited-edition Central Perk retail coffee and tea

Power-Con: The He-Man and She-Ra Toy & Comic Book Experience
August 17 & 18, 2019
Located at the Hilton Anaheim hotel
777 West Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802, USA
2nd floor, Pacific Ballroom
$25 and up

Check out everything you can for He-Man and She-Ra.

The Underculture presents ELECTION CLUSTERF*CK 2020 with James Adomian & Friends

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods Presented by Metro
August 18, 9:00 AM

Join CicLAvia for Meet the Hollywoods on August 18 as we transform streets in West HollywoodHollywood, and East Hollywood into public recreational space for the day. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to West Hollywood's rainbow crosswalk, we invite you to come along for the ride as we walk, bike, roll, and stroll through some of LA's most iconic streets! This CicLAvia is presented by Metro.

The Tough Ones (aka Rome Armed to the Teeth)
Monday, August 19th, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Umberto Lenzi, legendary Italian genre director, kicked off the Italian police film craze with this hyper-kinetic, ultra-violent, brain-blasting action thriller.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 35th Anniversary Screening with Q&A
Tuesday, August 20, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Chinese 6
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
a complimentary beer for guests 21+
A Q&A with actress Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and additional cast tba moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death follows the screening.