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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Sherman Oaks Street Fair, Anyone?

Popkiller 16th Anniversary
Thursday, Oct 17, 6 PM – 10 PM
Popkiller (349 E 2nd St, Los Angeles)
349 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, California 90012
We'll be celebrating Popkiller's Sweet 16 and magical girl glowup of Popkiller 2nd!

Come groove to the tunes of 70s-80s Japanese Citypop with our DJ's while enjoying treats from PockyLosAngeles, Prime Pizza, Dōnatsu -ドーナツ, Asahi Beer USA, Takara Sake USA Inc., Sho Chiku Bai and more! We'll have the otaku energy right with hosts Blasia Discoteca and a cast of colorful fashionista's from the local Harajuku Day meetup! Dress to impress in your best citypop / vaporwave co-ord and top off with accessories from our stores! We will be holding a BEST DRESSED contest where the winner will receive a $100 Popkiller giftcard and Mizucat Party T-shirt! A hand painted Photo Booth will await to capture your lewk in all its glory!
Fri, October 18, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Exposition Park
899 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Free, RSVP

 Join the Lucas Museum for an engaging evening to explore the art of tarot and Lotería—historic cards featuring beautiful, mass-produced artworks that communicate visual narratives about the human experience. Figurative illustrations based on artwork by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who is represented by more than 60 works in the Lucas Museum collections, are regularly featured on tarot decks.

Animation is Film Festival
Oct 18-20
TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
* Warning, many of the films are sold out.

A major animation festival produced by GKIDS in collaboration with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood. A  showcase of  animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, short film programs, and both juried and audience awards.

Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

John Woo is in town for three special screenings. Yes, he'll be around for Face/Off. So let the white doves fly and check out the director and his films in person.

Oct 18-20
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 9002

 For 25 years, the Recent Spanish Cinema series has brought the biggest and best Spanish films to eager Southern California audiences, with the goal to expose Angelenos to Spanish culture, from art and music to food, fashion and more.

Ace 20 Year Celebration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, serpentwithfeet and Zola Jesus
Friday, October 18, 7pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

 Ace Hotel throws open The Theatre doors for a 20 year celebration with proceeds benefiting Urban Artworks, Sanctuary Art Center and Art Corps, three non-profit organizations empowering young artists and creative entrepreneurs. Toast a double decade of music, art and collaboration with performances from Ryuichi Sakamoto, serpentwithfeet, Zola Jesus and special guests, followed by an afterparty in the lobby featuring DJ Four Color Zack, Eug and more.

Vroman's Presents An Afternoon with Mike Mignola
An Afternoon with Mike Mignola
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
$34.99+$2.74 Fee
 Vroman’s Bookstore is proud to host Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to discuss and sign his new book Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1 and Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction, featuring the origins of Hellboy, the comic & character.
Dynasty Typewriter
Felicia Day will be in conversation with Wil Wheaton talking about her new book to get you excited about creating.

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Opening Reception
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
7PM - 9PM
1313 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Materials & Applications is pleased to present [ a kit of these some parts ] x budget gym ], a temporary work-out space constructed from a deployable kit-of-parts assembled to form a functional gym. The project is a new work by stock-a-studio installed in the M&A Storefront, an experimental exhibition space and architecture activity center.

OC Japan Fair 2019
Oct 18-20 
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Regular Admission Fee $ 8 (Online or Entrance)  / 
Children 6 and under & over 65 are FREE

Grab your friends, and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festival in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more!! 

Donut Fest Orange County
Sun, October 20, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Golden Road Brewing Anaheim
2210 East Orangewood Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Join us for Orange County's sweetest fest at Golden Road Brewing Anaheim. Samples donuts, enjoy beer, coffee and more with a fun-filled tasty event! We need your help to name OC's Favorite Donut too.

29th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Sunday, October 20, 10AM - 6PM
Ventura Blvd -Kester to Van Nuys

Enjoy the annual street fair before Halloween. Carnival games, schwag from local vendors (who needs a pen) and food trucks with plenty local flavor.

"Our new pop culture zone, SOPOPCON, will celebrate the social influence of comics and everything pop culture. Get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up as your favorite character or video game avatar! Meet established artists and writers at our Autograph Booth. SOPOPCON is fun for family and cosplayers alike!"

Plastic City 5
Sunday, October 20, 9:30pm-2am
The Lash Downtown LA 
$5 cover

Dance to city pop, 80's anime & idols night.

Afterparty Celebration + Community Preview Event
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles
(Video Vortex Bar) 700 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90017

Come join us for the Afterparty Celebration + Community Preview Event, Hosted by Night School Studio and Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles!

Attendees will have the opportunity to play Afterparty ahead of its official launch, while throwing back some drinks and chatting with the game developers and voice actors.

Afterparty is Night School Studio’s follow-up to the acclaimed 2016 game Oxenfree. In Afterparty, players will take on the roles of two recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in hell. But there’s a loophole - outdrink Satan and he’ll grant re-entry to Earth! The game will launch on on October 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Epic Games Store for $19.99.