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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Midsummer Scream Livestream, Zombies & Monty Pythons

Flappers Ongoing Events
Free-$10

Get your comedy on with Flappers in Burbank with multiple virtual events. Try some Anti-Viral Open Mic or just laugh at some comedians in Zoom.





We Are Little Zombies Streaming Online
Now-Jul 31
$12

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band…and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami. 






Virtual Lecture Series: The Who’s Who of Japanese Deities 
July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know that the famous Laughing Buddha is actually not a buddha at all or that the meditative buddha is only one type among a multitude? Did you know that the Buddhist heavens are under constant threat by hordes of demons and must therefore be defended by celestial protectors?
This virtual lecture series will serve as an introduction not only to the categories of Buddhist deity, but to the iconography which will allow laypeople to identify specific figures. We will consider the sacred hand gestures, the weapons and implements, even the clothing, so that audience members can recognize some of the deities portrayed in or around a Japanese temple.

Pixar Dream Destinations
Saturday, August 1st
3:00 - 9:00PM

Gallery Nucleus and Cyclops Print Works have teamed up to organize PIXAR DREAM DESTINATIONS: A Disney/Pixar Travel Poster Exhibition! We invited a roster of incredible artists to create artworks inspired by the plethora of vacation hot-spots throughout Pixar's rich catalog of animated media!
  • Over 20 new and original travel posters inspired by specific Disney animated locales by a huge roster of our favorite artists
  • New Gallery Nucleus exclusive Limited Editions print releases from Disney Fine Art print and screen-prints from Cyclops Print Works
  • Costumes highly encouraged

Midsummer Scream Livestream
Saturday, August 1, 2020
11am-7pm

Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention(not sure about that), will be hosting a livestream all day Saturday, August 1, featuring previews and updates for Halloween events and attractions, including related performances, talks from leaders in spooky entertainment, as well as eerie surprises!

Midsummer Scream has partnered with [email protected], a student organization at the University of Southern California, who will present a series of educational panels and talks with speakers from across the themed entertainment industry. This programming will run simultaneously alongside Midsummer Scream’s livestream, allowing viewers the option to watch one “channel” or the other throughout the day.

MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL Netflix Watch Party
Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 8:00 PM
MONTY PYTHON & THE LIFE OF BRIAN Netflix Watch Party
Sat, August 1, 2020, 10:00 PM

This week, we're doing a double feature of two Monty Python feature film classics: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL and MONTY PYTHON AND THE LIFE OF BRIAN.
First up is 1975's HOLY GRAIL, the first and in the opinions of many the best of the Monty Python features (although all three features are pretty great). The British sensation television comedy sketch troupe had been on hiatus for a few years before joining together to do this feature film riff on King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and sacred British mythology.

Essentially a satire on certain aspects of Christianity, BRIAN tells the story of a lowly commoner named Brian born roughly at the same time as Jesus. Their lives parallel each other in strange ways including Brian's unwanted elevation to a kind of prophet among the people.