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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Excuse Me? Are Those Insects Real? & Plants Like Techno Too

The Princess and the Frog
Thurs, Sept 5, 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Arthropoda Iconicus
Imaginary Insects Inspired by Popular Culture
Artwork by Richard Wilkinson
OPENING RECEPTION:Friday, September 6th, 7-9p
Hero Complex Gallery
1050 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019


Insects resembling pop culture icons. 

10 Years of Blumhouse Presents:
Friday, September 6th @ 6:00 PM: Insidious
Friday, September 6th @ 8:00 PM: Sinister
The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
Friday, September 6
Doors open at 6pm - Screening after sunset
The Montalbán's Rooftop
Hollywood, CA
$18 and up

A haunting Mexican 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.

Catalina Island Museum Presents
Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen
Opening September 6, 2019, through March 8, 2020
On Catalina Island
Artists’ Plaza Gallery at the Catalina Island Museum
217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704
$25 for non-members

The exhibition, chronicling Williams’ dazzling life from athlete swimmer to movie stardom, includes a collection of more than 70 items compiled from private lenders and family members’ personal collections.

Fri. Sep. 6 – Sun. Sep. 8
Bergamot Station Arts Center
Santa Monica, CA
Classic Photographs has established itself as the premiere West Coast destination for discovering and buying the best in vintage, modern and contemporary photography.

Sept 6-8
Rainbow Lagoon
400 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802
$5 and up for admission
Meals $$

The Long Beach Original Lobster Festival returns for its 23rd year of providing Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the World's Largest Cooker.

- New Immersive Team Experience in Los Angeles
Fri, Sep 6 at 11 AM – Sep 30 at 11:20 PM

The Village At Westfield Topanga
6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd
*New VR arcade opening up
Gain early access booking to the Grand Opening of Sandbox VR at The Village at Westfield Topanga. See what happens when you step into Sandbox VR together with friends. 
Art Show presented by Kitty Bungalow
Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 6, 7pm-10pm
Open Saturday too
4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90042
Buy Art, Save Kittens!, Kitty Bungalow’s art fundraiser returns in September, with the generous help of MorYork and some of L.A.’s fantastic artists. Cat hero Gary Baseman has even designed an exclusive special edition t-shirt that will be launching at the show. A special collection of vintage art will be auctioned, and there will be kittens. Support your favorite artists (and ours) by adding to your collection or giving a great gift of art.

Saturday, September 7, 7:30 pm–midnight
Smidt Welcome Plaza  |  LACMA
$20 LACMA members; $30 general public
LACMA's annual dance party will be curated by independent record label Ninja Tune and internet radio pioneer dublab to showcase the allure of music, inspired by the exhibition The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. Enjoy access to several current exhibitions, as well as multiple performance stages, art activities, a cash bar, and food for purchase during this evening's one-night-only activation.
Freewaves presents
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8-11 pm,
6500-6600 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA 90028

LOVE &/OR FEAR will bring together an eclectic and acclaimed group of Los Angeles artists, organizations, and communities to explore and celebrate diverse gender expressions. The event features 20 celebrated local artists such as Austin Young and Yozmit, and 10 art collectives, including #SNATCHPOWER and Ni Santas. Participating artists will present dance, performance art, public installations, visual art, and zines, and engage audiences in performance and workshops using a variety of forms, from voguing and line dancing to guerrilla feminist self-defense workshops.

Sat, Sep 7, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

*Discussion following with directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.

 On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some monsters are real. Katie Stevens, Will Brittain and Lauryn Alisa McClain star in this horror thriller from the team that co-wrote last year’s sci-fi hit A QUIET PLACE.

Sat, Sep 7, 10:00pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
This is a free event; seating is first come, first served.

John Krasinski stars in, directed and co-wrote (with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods) this unsettling and original thriller. In the near future, the human population has been decimated by creatures of unknown origin - they can’t see but their hearing is extraordinarily sensitive.

Sat, September 7, 2019, 3:00–9:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Central Garden
Free; no reservations required.

Celebrate California plant culture with a special program inspired by 1970s Los Angeles and Plantasia, the iconic album made for plants and the people who love them. Worldwide curiosities guide Atlas Obscura and Brooklyn's Sacred Bones Records teams up with the Getty's Ever Present series to delve into the plant-centric cultural movement behind Mort Garson's 1976 cult-classic electronic album Mother Earth's Plantasia. Join us for a day filled with music, workshops, and presentations that explore the influence of plants on art and culture in Los Angeles.