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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Oscar Sunday, Hunt Nazis

Welcome to the new year my friends and welcome to good ol' LA traffic and the Oscars. Unless wanting to wait in what will be only 1/3 the size of traffic Hell that is to be Kobe Bryant's Memorial service avoid Hollywood and Highland as it's set-up for the Oscars this Sunday.

Oh, great, Parasite is gonna be in Hollywood again for the Oscars...great. More writing about Parasite. What new version will they sell to theaters? We believe there's a live score of The Joker coming to theaters, but Parasite already did that...hmmm. If you have any ideas for a new cash-grab for Parasite please e-mail :

Bong Joon-ho
NEON Pictures
New York, NY 10014, US

In any case, here's your street closures:

And here's all the other Oscars stuff going on for commoners:

The Art of I Lost My Body: Panel/Art Book Signing w/ Director Jérémy Clapin
Fri, February 7, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nucleus Art Gallery
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
 *Includes a FREE copy of the I Lost My Body art book!

Netflix and Nucleus present a one night special presentation and exhibit of the Oscar nominated, Cannes and Annecy Award winning film, I Lost My Body. Director and Writer Jérémy Clapin will curate a presentation exclusively for Gallery Nucleus and will be sharing insights from the production and some behind the scenes work on the film. Select production art from the film will also be on display and a limited number of The Art of I Lost My Body book will be available for the event.

Sat, Feb 8, 10:00am
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA


*Woah, the 10am slot...pfft, how gracious of them to give them something so early that's it's essentially watching Saturday Morning Cartoons, but for adults.
*We have not seen Losy My Body, but the other animated films up for the Oscar...aren't really of any memorable quality. Two are sequels to franchises that should have ended long ago.

Hosted by last year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar winners, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
The Academy presents this year’s event celebrating the films and filmmakers nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. The program will feature clips from each film, with an onstage discussion with each group of nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

Invisible Art, Visible Artists Seminar
The Art of Production Design: A Panel Discussion with the Oscar Nominees
Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

The 2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
The 2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animated

The regular weekly stuff, maybe some pop-up for a TV show or or movie coming out.

LA Art Show
Feb 5-9
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


An amazing art show of all things LA is going to take place at the LA Convention Center. What artist will add Supreme to his piece this year? What will be eye-catching? What will be video game or shoe related in the slightest to keep us interested? Who knows? 

See You Yesterday Screening
February 5, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Stefon Bristol and Fredrica Bailey. High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes See You Yesterday, a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.

Birds of Prey Bingo Party: feat. Batman the Animated Series
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Video Vortex Los Angeles
700 W 7th St Ste U240B, Los Angeles, California
 Come celebrate the release of BIRDS OF PREY with a Bingo Party! This party will feature episodes from the BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES, particularly the amazing episodes featuring Harley Quinn, which is where her character was first created and appeared.

Opening Weekend February 7–8, 2020
Artists’ Dinner—Friday, February 7, 2020
Opening Day—Saturday, February 8, 2020
Autry Musuem 
Exhibition opens! Daytime events include presentations by renowned Masters artists Kim Wiggins and Billy Schenck, a luncheon, and the awards presentation.
The excitement continues in the evening at the art sale and the after-sale soirée with great food, great friends, live music, and more.
Masters artwork remains on view and available for purchase through March 22, 2020.

Here the Birds Burn: A Phantasmagoria Revival
February 7-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2020
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Here The Birds Burn is a revival of this early form of visual entertainment, meant to guide modern audiences into experiencing one of the first antecedents to today's cultural love of all things macabre. The Phantasmagoria was a form of early horror theater. With the use of magic lanterns and optical illusions ghosts and other apparitions were conjured, the lines of science and magic were blurred, and life and death were explored through both spectacle and discussion.

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Doors 7:00 | 18+ General Admission
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90057, United States
Tickets: $20 Advanced / $25 Day Of Show*

A raucous celebration of infamous celebrity outtakes featuring the legendary stars of FUTURAMA… Billy West! John DiMaggio! And Maurice LaMarche! Plus head writer David X. Cohen! Experience the most horrifically entertaining treasures ever mistakenly put down on tape by William Shatner, Richard Nixon, and many more. Plus the latest from Trump Brannigan!

A Werewolf Celebration
Friday, Feb 7 Doors 9:45pm
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tickets: $10 Advanced / $15 Day Of Show*

We have A Werewolf Celebration, a special night and screening of all things werewolf. The preshow seems to be showcasing all the werewolf material you can handle. The screening itself is a never before seen feature film. It's from the fine folks who give us Slashback Video which is having another go later this February.

Friday, February 7,11:59 PM
Nuart Theatre

Actor Barbara Magnolfi ("Olga") in person.

Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM  
ArcLight Hollywood

with Writer/Director Ant Timpson and Actor Elijah Wood. A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father, and it goes bad.

CATURDAY Paws Yoga (2/8 at 10am)
1 hour @ $32.00
Back by popular demand!
10am sharp.
30 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga class followed by 30 minutes of kitto snuggles with our 35+ super cute adoptable cats.
Valley Retro Game Swap Plus Live Auction
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard! We will also be holding a LIVE AUCTION EVENT!

Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying
February 9–May 17, 2020

The first exhibition on the great Ming dynasty painter ever organized outside of Asia. Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c.1552). Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about his life. Qiu Ying is said to have been illiterate, yet surviving evidence demonstrates elegant writing; and though he is said to have had few followers, he remains one of the most copied painters in Chinese history.

VHStival Tour Downtown L.A. Schedule
Feb 10-11
LA Drafthouse
Downtown 700 W. 7th Street Ste. U240
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Join us to celebrate the glory of all things VHS with two days of awesome analog attractions including gnarly screenings of rental rarities, two VHS Party live shows, a chance to play MONDO boardgames, and a vintage tape swap for all you tenacious Tapeheads. Also featuring a book signing with co-author Josh Schafer in celebration of his new book, Stuck on VHS: A Visual History of Video Store Stickers, published by MONDO.

Monday, February 10, 8:30 PM
ArcLight Hollywood

 with Writer/Director Céline Sciamma. On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

February 11, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Creator/Co-Showrunner. David Weil and Co-Showrunner Nikki Toscano. Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.