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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Weekly What To Do: In The Year 2020

*A one day early, weekly

It's 2020, the Aztecs or Mayans were wrong, maybe learn metallurgy and you'd still be around. And, oh, there's plenty new things to do.

*Stupid dumb fun
Playing Now
CGV Cinemas
621 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

For fun and suggested by the cast of the Shock Waves Podcast is the movie Ashfall at the CGV Cinemas. With a plot as dumb as something the Rock would be in, minus The Rock. We've seen some wondrous so bad, they're good films at CGV in Koreatown and this one is another great mess.

Synopsis: Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

2020 Rose Parade
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Colorado Blvd.
Go out early to grab seats at the cold.

The 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8 AM on January 1, 2020, and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Blvd. Experience—in person—the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena!

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo: Japanese New Year Celebrations
Wed, Jan 1st
Little Tokyo
Free Parking 
There will be all day free parking at the Mangrove Parking (located on Temple Street, just East of Alameda Street by the Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Station). 

Shuttle service from the Mangrove Parking to Little Tokyo (stops at California Florist on 1st Street for Weller Court and the Oomasa Restaurant at the Japanese Village Plaza) will be available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

It's a festival to welcome in the New Year! Celebrate in Little Tokyo with booths, food and fun.
"The Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival held at downtown Weller Court Shopping Center and Japanese Village Plaza. Japanese art and entertainment will be center stage. The Japanese New Years or "Oshogatsu" is one of the most important celebration for the Japanese."

Stephanie Yanez LIVE at Japanese New Year Oshogatsu Festival
Wed, Jan 1, 1:40 PM and 2:30pm
Weller Court Shopping Center
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Japanese Village Plaza (Between First & Second Street near Central Avenue)
"Come celebrate the New Year with me at Oshogatsu Festival in Little Tokyo!

I will have TWO performances! I will be performing at the Weller Court and Japanese Village Plaza! I will be performing 20 min sets. Both sets will not have all the same songs in them. So come out to both!"

Safe in Hell  (1931)

Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill) is a New Orleans sex worker, who, after clocking her first pimp with a bottle and setting his apartment ablaze, flees to a Caribbean isle where booze is legal and criminals live without recourse.

January 3, 2020 -
January 4, 2020
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
To ring in the New Year, the Archive is looking back on Hollywood’s days of innuendo, (light) profanity, and moral debauchery with a pre-Code weekend bonanza, featuring a double dose of Dorothy Mackaill, plus two high-hemline, high-kicking musicals choreographed by Busby Berkeley, both featuring Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers, straight from that sweet age cinematic of sin!

Fri, Jan 3, 6:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Discussion between films with director Greta Gerwig and actress Saoirse Ronan.

A Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro
Sat, Jan 4, 6:00pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro have teamed to create some of the most acclaimed motion pictures of our time, among them TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS and CASINO. Join us for a 45-minute discussion between the two Oscar winners about their longstanding collaboration followed by a screening of their latest film Irishman

Sat, Jan 4, 5:00pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

John Travolta In Person!
Double Feature! Digitally Restored! 
Sunday, January 5, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Japanese American National Museum 
100 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free, RSVP

Special activities in the museum for the little ones.

Hatsu Ori (First-Weaving)
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:00PM
Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The original Kotohajime performance is a visual delight and artistic achievement, with dazzling performances and live music, accompanied by an award-winning set design.

The ritual shooting of the arrow, a purification ceremony will be performed by IKKYU of the Los Angeles Kyudo-Kai (Archery Group). 
Mon, January 6, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Prepare yourself for a snowstorm of malevolent miners, ravenous rats, killer sex-slugs and ZED (not ZEE)-grade zombies: all this and much more can be found in the frosty annals of Canadian horror movie history. Oh, and there’s some Cronenberg in there too, of course.
Accompanying the lecture will be mind-twisting clips from movies like The Mask (Canada’ first horror feature), The Corpse Eaters (its cheapest), Shivers, Black Christmas, Rituals, and Spasms.