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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Thanks For The Anime & Art

Throughout November
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown

A month of Tom Hanks movies at Drafthouse.

Nov 6-10
NoHo7 & Lankershim Arts Center

Celebrating sci-fi and horror films, it's an old-school indie film festival chocked full of weird content.

International Games Day 2019 with GME Chamber Concert
Friday, Nov 8, 6 PM – 9 PM
UCLA Powell Library
220 Powell Library Building, Los Angeles, California 90095
-The cake may be a lie but UCLA's 8th annual International Games Day isn't!
-Come join Powell Library for a night of board games and video games as well as GME's first performance of the year!
-GME is collaborating with Powell Library in celebration of International Games Day, which begins at 6pm in the Powell Rotunda. GME vocalists and instrumentalists will be performing music from video games including Pokemon, Smash, Undertale, and more, beginning at 7pm.

59 Parks Poster Exhibition
Nov 8, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

One night only! The fine folks of The National Poster Retrospecticus will be visiting the gallery and presenting the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, a series of posters that celebrate the National Parks. Prominent poster designers from around the world have teamed up with the series to create unique posters for every National Park in the US. The series includes artists like Daniel Danger, Claire Hummel, DKNG, and Owen Davey. All posters at this one-day-only pop-up are for sale.

The Los Angeles Coffee Festival
November 8th - 10th
Downtown LA's Magic Box @ The Reef
$23.00 - $125.00 

Slated to be even bigger and better than last year, the weekend-long event will feature not only exceptional coffee, but also incredible local food, cocktails, live music, art and film. Whether you're a beginner, coffee aficionado, self-confessed coffee geek or key industry stakeholder, it is an event that is not to be missed.

The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Nov 8-9
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

- Over 200+ Local artists and vendors with over 800 works on exhibit.
- FREE All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes
- Live Audio Performances from local DJs and Music Producers
- Live Body Painting & Art

10 Years of Blumhouse Presents:
Nov 8, 7:30pm
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP 

The people behind Blumhouse tell you how it became such a major part of the media landscape.

Starts Nov 8
Monica Film Center
*Director Lily Zepeda and star Jack Sim will be present for Q&A’s on Friday (11/8) & Saturday (11/9) following  the 7:20 pm show at the Monica Film Center. 

To strangers, he’s an eccentric Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s “Mr. Toilet.” A former entrepreneur, Jack Sim uses humor to campaign for something no one dares talk about: shit. It’s a crisis that impacts over two billion people. Having established UN World Toilet Day, Sim plunges into his biggest challenge yet when asked to help implement Prime Minister Modi's promise of turning India into a defecation-free zone. But with few resources and no real help from the government, Mr. Toilet discovers there is a price to pay for being the world’s #2 hero. 
Nov 8, 8:30 PM – 11 PM
Anime Jungle Los Angeles
319 E 2nd St, Ste 103, Los Angeles, California 90012
 Los Angeles' anikura event, OtaCrush is ready to party with you again! 🎃
An anime song club event, short for "Anikura" has been the new trend for those who LOVE anisong all over the world!

This time, the event theme is 【Japanese 2D & 3D idol】!!
That's right, our DJ's set list will be filled with ONLY idols!! 🤩🤩
Example: Love Live! series, idolm@ster series, Macross series, Uta No Prince Sama series, Aikatsu series, PriPara series, Hello! Project (Morning Musume), AKB48, Wa-suta, Momoiro Clover Z, Johnny's Idol (Arashi), and more...

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 9 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Show dates: November 9th - 30th, 2019
Q Pop
319 E 2nd St #121, Los Angeles, California 90012

QPop is back and bringing an awesome art show instead of a show devoted to a cat/Godzilla hybrid.
Q Pop presents Super Mecha / Super Future: a tribute to mecha anime and the legacy of Japanese futurism of the 80s and beyond. Robots, idols & more!
The Super Mecha tribute art show will celebrate this imaginative and ground-breaking era, and the cultural and stylistic influences, anime, & manga it inspired to this day!
80s anime & idols cosplay is encouraged!

Pacific Media Expo (PMX)
Nov 9-10
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center
100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202
Starts at $50

*So, this is a small scale anime convention, last time we went it couldn't keep our interest for very long, so make sure to check out the full schedule if interested in going.

A new generation of convention for a new generation of fans! PMX brings the cutting edge of Asian entertainment to America, whether it is the newest anime from Japan, the hottest bands from the Pacific Rim, the latest street fashion from Harajuku, or the most disturbing horror films from Asia. PMX seeks to create an entertainment community for artists, industry, and their fans.

Muggle Magic
Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition
Opening Celebration November 9th from 7pm - 10pm
On view: November 9th - January 11th
810 Meridian Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
SugarMynt Gallery
$15 at the door

This exhibit features 20+ artists creating artwork inspired by the 8 films and 7 books. SugarMynt is transforming the inside into a Hogwarts / Potter world filled with photo ops and decorations that will be continuously transfiguring as the exhibit goes on.

Curated Group Show
Paint Guide (Main Room) Opening Reception with the Artists: 
Saturday, November 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects 6009 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA 90232
A huge group show with new work from Stella and the Perez Bros.

VultureFest LA
Vulture Festival LA - A Community Reunion
*No Chevy Chase or Donald Glover
November 9-10
The Hollywood Roosevelt

Curated with the mind of a critic and the heart of a fan, this pop culture extravaganza brings everything you love about Vulture to life. Vulture Festival is a weekend of live events, podcasts, cast reunions, and unforgettable conversations with the most influential names in entertainment.

Under A Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb
Nov 9-Jun 7
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90012

A traveling exhibition organized by the two affected Japanese cities, will be installed at Japanese American National Museum. Featuring the damaged possessions left by the victims. Hiroshima and Nagasaki collected and preserved these artifacts, including clothing and other personal items. The exhibition is composed of photo panels and text panels that detail the histories of the cities, the development of the two bombs, their detonations, and the immediate aftermath for the survivors, known in Japan as hibakusha, of both cities.

Do Ho Suh: 348 West 22nd Street
November 10, 2019–Ongoing
Resnick Pavilion
$ Admission

A recent gift to LACMA, 348 West 22nd Street (2011–15) replicates the artist’s ground-floor residence from a single New York building. Created in luminous swaths of translucent polyester, the dreamlike rooms and hallways are supported by a stainless steel frame. In this immersive passageway of conjoined rooms, visitors pass through an ephemeral representation of the artist’s personal history. The corridor, stairs, apartment, and studio are each rendered in a single block of color, with fixtures and appliances replicated in exacting detail. Fusing traditional Korean sewing techniques with digital mapping tools, the maze-like installation of 348 West 22nd Street balances intricate construction with delicate monumentality.

Ice at Santa Monica
Opens November 10, 2019, to January 20, 2020
The corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue
Skate rental and all-day admission $15, locker rentals $5.

Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to our beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink.

L.A. Comic Art Show Fall 2019
Sunday, November 10, 10 AM – 4 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach 
2410 Marine Avenue Redondo Beach, California

The LA Show Dedicated to Comic Art, featuring thousands of pages of original comic art from the 40s to present – No comics, just art!

THE RIGHT STUFF with Philip Kaufman In Person
Nov 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Hollywood American Legion Post 43 Theater
2035 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

The American Cinematheque and the American Legion are thrilled to co-present a special tribute to legendary director Philip Kaufman on Veterans Day at the newly renovated Legion Theater at Post 43, located at 2035 N. Highland Ave., just south of the Hollywood Bowl. The only Hollywood theatrical venue owned and operated by veterans, it features state-of-the-art projection and sound systems along with an iconic art-deco bar and downstairs game room, offering a historically convivial atmosphere. Parking is available for $10 in the Legion lot and free across Highland Avenue in the Hollywood Bowl lot.

The event will include a 40-minute conversation with the director moderated by film historian Alan K. Rode, followed by a 35mm screening of his 1983 masterpiece, THE RIGHT STUFF.
Nov 12 & 14
Select Theaters

A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma’s life should’ve ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.

Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean its ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma’s life in another world?!