Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Wonka, Drive-Ins and Monster Fights

 This week is all kinds of virtual and drive-in theaters as things aren't exactly normal yet.

$19.99, rentable later
The mess that is Monster Hunter finally comes out to be made fun of online. From the exact same people who kept making Resident Evil movies might be a stillborn movie franchise. After some mild racism in China pulled it from theaters, it waited until after Christmas to come out right in time for no major holiday. Best to watch this one with friends online and laugh at the millions wasted.

Fri, Feb 19, at Noon 
Gallery 1988
THIS FRIDAY! We celebrate 50 years of Willy Wonka with a group show called “Good Day, Sir!” Incredible work in this exhibit, including this from Colin Murdoch. Work drops at Noon PT on the 19th...

Snowfall Neighborhood Car Wash
Friday, February 19th
9am - 5pm
Saturday, February 20th
9am - 5pm
Sunday, February 21st
9am - 5pm

 NCM Car Wash
3601 W. Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043 
Free , Must RSVP

In celebration of the return of FX’s popular series based in 1980’s Los Angeles, cruise through this customized, colorful car wash and listen to bumping beats while we wax, rinse, and shine your whip so it looks fresh for the drive home and beyond. Watch the trailer here for a sneak peek at the all-new season of Snowfall. Premieres February 24th at 10 p.m. on FX, next day FX on Hulu.


Starts Fri, Feb 19 
2035 North Highland Ave

Critically acclaimed Nomadland - the third feature film from Chloe Zhao, director of 2017 indie favorite The Rider and Disney’s upcoming The Eternals—is settling down for an exclusive run of shows at the Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In. Searchlight Films will launch the film in North America on Feb. 19. The Legion Drive-In’s exclusive theatrical run begins the same day.

February 19, 2021 - February 28, 2021 
Free, RSVP-$ 
Over two weekends, the UCLA Film & Television Archive and UCLA Asian American Studies Center will present online programming featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about meaningful issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Audiences will hear from filmmakers and actors on their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists and community leaders on themes that apply to today's world.

SUNDAY FEB 21, 2021 1 PM PST
Free, RSVP

Movement artist and scholar Mlondi Zondi joins Made in L.A. 2020 artist Ligia Lewis in conversation, followed by a screening of Lewis’s dance performance deader than dead (2020). Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Lewis for Made in L.A., deader than dead was originally intended to be a live performance held within the Hammer’s galleries but was postponed due to the pandemic. The film not only documents a performance of the piece, it represents the potential of a live performance to come. Q&A follows the screening.
Drive-In Theaters