Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Try Comic-Con@Home, Dodgers Back & Some New Art

July 22-26

The closes you're getting to go to a con in person. Comic-Con at home looks to be the largest of the online con...that aren't just film festivals. Pre-recorded and live panels on your favorite movies and TV shows are lined-up. Just check the schedule over at their site. It all looks to be free, you don't even have to register.

Lol, even NASA has a panel Back to the Moon and Beyond With NASA
hosted by William Shatner, no less. Also fascinated by whatever UltraLawyer Kaiju Patrol

Adult Swim Con
July 23-25

"We’re bringing you a virtual weekend packed with live events, surprise musical guests, giveaways and the chance to chat with the casts and creators of your favorite shows." Check the schedule for what panel or stream you want to see.

Dodgers Opening Day
Thursday, July 23, hosting the Giants at Dodger Stadium at 7 p.m. PT.
Watch on ESPN

No crowd, but cut-outs.

A Screening of The Current Occupant
Thurs, Jul 23, 05:30 PM
Free, Must Register

Screening and Live Q&A with Director/EP Julius Ramsay, Writer/EP Alston Ramsay, and Star Barry Watson
Synopsis:Trapped in a mysterious psychiatric ward, a man with no memory comes to believe that he's the President of the United States and the subject of a diabolical political conspiracy. As the asylum's soul-crushing forces bear down on him, he fights to preserve his sanity and escape so that he can return to power.

Summer Nights at Home

This summer the Nature Gardens and Tar Pits are coming over to your place. Fix yourself a DIY botanical cocktail and join our events happening LIVE. Turn up the DJ tunes and join in on a talk with Museum Staff who’ll be getting to the root of plants from the present day all the way back to the Ice Age. Celebrate your Summer Nights with nature, music, and growing your mind.

FULCI FOR FAKE Online Zoom Q&A with David Gregory of Severin Films
Fri, July 24, 2020
7:30 PM
* Film not included with Q&A

He was known as The Maestro of Splatter and The Godfather of Gore. But who was the real Lucio Fulci? When an actor (Nicola Nocella of EASY and Pupi Avati’s THE YOUNGEST SON) agrees to portray the infamous director, he sets out to research the triumphs, tragedies and truths behind Fulci’s life, work and legacy. Through never-before-seen home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage from his classic films

Hindi cinema classic AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY SMC Netflix Watch Party
Sat, July 25, 2020
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

This week we’re celebrating international cinemas by screening one of the greatest of all Hindi cinema movies: 1977’s AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY starring one of the biggest movie stars in any country of all time: Amitabh Bachchan.
Not to get too over the top but if you’ve never seen a “Bollywood” movie, this programmer almost feels as if you’ve never experienced total cinema. Made in India, many of these movies are part of the “Masala” genre including AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY. Masala refers to the combination of spices used in much of Indian cooking. A little of this, a little of that and you get a rich delicious dish.

Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken
Lost & Found
Brian "Dovie" Golden
Warning Signs
Anthony Hurd
Current Mood Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm

-In Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken, I basically wanted to talk about the flaws, fails and challenges, unique to each individual, that make us interesting and complex beings. But since this exhibition was mainly created during the pandemic, it took a darker turn than my usual work.
-Max Sansing is a Chicago-based fine artist and one of the city’s most prolific and talented muralists. His distinct aesthetic fuses the color-drenched dynamism of street art with the technical elegance of photorealism.
- In Dovie’s latest exploration into the human spirit and experience, his life like portraits and menacing Fiends play a supporting role to the bold, angular shapes and arresting colors surrounding them.
- This new series of works for “Current Mood” started during the pre-Covid19 quarantine. The original painting that inspired this direction was based on an experience the artist had as a child.