Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Weekly What To Do: We Have Pun-Offs Now

ArcLight Cinemas & Collider Present the For Your Consideration Series
Q&A to follow with Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Wednesday, January 15
after 7:00PM show
in the Dome
Q&A to follow with Writer/Director Taika Waititi 
Friday, January 17
after 6:15PM show
in the Dome

HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making

Jan 16- Apr 12
Japan House

The exhibition highlights the Hida region’s enduring craft connections to wood and the forest. The featured objects and processes engage the five senses and touch upon all aspects of contemporary lifestyle. From the raw materials of the forest, the origins of Hida’s craft traditions, to the furniture designs developed by Hida Sangyo in collaboration with some of the world’s top contemporary designers, such as Enzo Mari and Sori Yanagi, the exhibition spans the evolution of Hida’s relationships with the Forest, Human needs, Time, and Craft.

Miwa Matreyek: Infinitely Yours
Thursday, January 16- January 18
631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This kaleidoscopic, dreamlike merger of the fanciful and the scientific takes you to a world rich  in surrealism and metaphor. With Infinitely Yours, Los Angeles multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek further pushes her signature technique of layered projections, intricate animation, and live performance

Freaked 35mm Screening
Fri, Jan 17, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

*This is pretty messed up
Mondo Music is proud to announce for the first time ever on vinyl the score & soundtrack to FREAKED. Available for purchase in the lobby, the new double vinyl edition features Kevin Kiner’s full score to the movie as well as songs from Butthole Surfers, Blind Idiot God, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and more!
Discussion following with directors Alex Winter and Tom Stern; co-writer Tim Burns, composer Kevin Kiner; production designer Catherine Hardwicke; special effects artists Steve Johnson, Tony Gardner and Bill Corso; actors John Hawkes and Lee Arenberg; Henry Rollins and Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers. Hosted by Drew McWeeney.
@ Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Ilya Kuvshinov Workshop
Thu, January 16, 2020
Jan 16, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome Ilya Kuvshinov to the main gallery to demonstrate his skills in person! Ilya will show a limited number of attendees his entire process from beginning to finish in a live illustration demo.

The Art of The Wonderland / Ilya Kuvshinov Screening / Panel
Jan 17, 6:00PM - 10:00PM

 Join us as we take a behind the scenes look and celebrate the us release of the new film THE WONDERLAND. As the lead concept artist, renowned illustrator, Ilya Kuvshinov will be flying in from Japan for a special screening of the film, follwed by a Q&A and book signing.

Foxy Fashions Signing w/ Yoshi Yoshitani
Jan 18, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist Yoshi Yoshitani will be signing copies of her newly released fashion and illustration book Foxy Fashions.

Anime related 
Jan 15-17
Select Theaters
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
Fri, January 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST
The Secret Movie Club
1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Made for the then emerging direct to video market, Vampire Hunter D had a smaller budget than its feature film peers. But in a strange way, this freed up director Toyoo Ashida to make a more exciting, violent, sensual animation.

Screening of Japanese anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL
Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$11 and up

Often considered one of the greatest Japanese anime movies of all time, Ghost in the Shell, again dives head first into the darker, deeper waters of more adult sci-fi.
Jan 18-19
*Part of larger Asian American Expo 
admission gets you into the expo too.
2118 N White Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
$12 and up
The event will highlight appearances from "celebrities", special guests, eSports, panels, cosplay, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, delicious food, treats, and the cutest (kawaii) fashion from our runway stage! The goal for this event is to provide casual fans and otakus to have a venue to gather and indulge in fandom. To meet like-minded people and motivate creativity within the community.
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 pm–11 pm
Resnick Pavilion  |  LACMA 
Swinging Soirée Plus ticket $25
DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style for a private after-hours party in the galleries. Bring your evening glamour as you mingle among LACMA's current exhibitions including the newly opened Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific, and more

Los Angeles Pun-Off!
Sat, January 18, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Silverlake JCC
1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 

The Pun-Off brings together a diverse community of wordplayers and countless unfortunate bystanders (and sitters). We are proud to invite you to celebrate the contagious power of the pun, the lowest form of comedy and the highest form of intellect; a prized tool of parents, kindergarten teachers, Facebook trolls, and Witzelsucht patients everywhere!

Mackey Apartments 1137 S Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Scoring, Building is a new project by Michelle Jaja Chang that investigates architecture as an allographic or notational art. The work is a temporary and durational intervention in the courtyard of the Mackey Apartments. The project proposes an architectural instantiation from the basis of a score, written by the architect, which is then translated into instructions for the construction of the installation itself.

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration
January 19, 2020 

Celebrate the Year of the Metal Rat with lively performances, gourmet food, and cultural activities on The Green.