Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Big Balls, Big Dinosaurs, Big Ape & Some Art


Godzilla Vs Kong Out Today

March 31st-April
Santa Monica Pier

Wipeout’s iconic big balls(?) will pop up on the Santa Monica Pier at a whopping 25 feet tall and 70 feet long for fans and visitors to enjoy. This COVID-safe, touch-free, interactive art exhibit will surprise and delight fans and visitors alike by appearing on the middle of the Santa Monica Pier the day before the show’s premiere and throughout the weekend.
Fans of all ages are invited to stop by and participate in the photo opportunity in front of the big red ball installation and mock contestant-style interviews for fun photos and video content for social. The Wipeout “sideline reporter” will be asking all the tough and hilarious questions. Consumers are encouraged to stop by and share their soon-to-be best Instagram photo, telling their friends and followers why they have “big balls.” At the activation, fans can also scan a QR code and enter the Wipeout Bracket Battle for a chance to win the grand prize: $1000 gift card and exclusive Wipeout swag.*

Wed, Mar 31, 2021 6:00 PM 
Online, Free RSVP
 "A perfect movie for sitting down and turning off your brain for 90 minutes on a Friday night while eating pizza and drinking a nice cold soda." -- Michael, Letterboxd

A juicy artifact from the direct-to-video thriller boom, L.A. WARS packs in as many monster shoot-outs, slow-motion squibs and and explosions as possible. Disgraced cop-turned-bouncer Jake Quinn yearns to re-join the LAPD. When a bloody turf war breaks out between an established mob family and a new thug on the block, Jake goes deep undercover as the mobster’s daughter’s bodyguard. Sex, viciousness and baggy pants ensue!
Quiz Daddy's Moving Sale & Charity Auction Livestream
Wed, Mar 31, 2021 3pm-3am ET
Where: (free download - mobile only - avail for both iOS & Android)

“Quiz Daddy” Scott Rogowsky is pulling up stakes and “going west” — while he can still be considered a young man. Before taking off for Los Angeles, he’s clearing out his childhood home with help from a new interactive live-streaming mobile app that is poised to do for shopping what HQ did for trivia.


Rogowsky will be “going live” on the app, auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles of all kinds in a marathon 12-hour livestream. All proceeds from the stream’s sales will be donated to Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the country.

-Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County
Reopen to the Public on April 1 and April 8

-LACMA comes back April 1st, no joke

-Amoeba Reopens at a new location April st, also real.

- Six Flags Magic Mountain is open to the general public April 3rd

April 2nd - May 2nd
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (Westfield Promenade)
Woodland Hills, CA
$30 per person and up
You’ve been along for the car-ride as we journeyed through HAUNTOWEEN and WONDERLAND, but now comes the time to join us join us on-foot for SUGAR RUSH! An immersive open-air experience your family and friends will not soon forget! Always with your safety in mind, we will be limiting capacity and ensuring social distance between groups so that you can enjoy over 40,000 square feet of pure Candytropolis! There will be no shortage of photo-ops as your walk will include vibrant colorful installations, one-of-a kind art displays, live performances, custom parade floats, and candy-powered interactions.

NHM FIRST FRIDAYS Connected: April
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 6pm 
Free, Online 

On Friday, April 2, groove at home with DJ Francesca Harding and prepare a special cocktail presented by Elle Nucci. Then, dive into a lively live stream discussion around the Climate Crisis, moderated by Dr. Knatokie Ford, founder and CEO of Fly Sci® Enterprise; with panelists Leah Thomas, intersectional environmental activist and eco-communicator; and Nick Shapiro, assistant professor of biology and society at UCLA.

Friday, April 2, Noon
Staring Contest, a brand new celebration of pop characters from @the_teaguery One of our favorite G1988 contributors has created an amazing new, and prolific, collection you have to see!
In addition to Austin Gilmore, we’ll debut a new solo show from one of our biggest stars, @george.townley We can’t wait for you to see his 2021 collection of work.


Starts April 2nd
Online or In theaters $ 

Watch what might be the stepping stone for up and coming directors.The live-action and animation short film programs will be released by ShortsTV in Los Angeles and Orange County theatrically and virtually on April 2nd. The documentary program will be available virtually on April 2nd followed by a theatrical opening on April 9th. 

April 2 – April 26, 2021

‘Clue’ meets Chinatown in Underneath the Freeways of Los Angeles, a live-streamed, interactive murder mystery experience inspired by historical events. It’s 1960, and two bodies have been discovered in the lake at East L.A.’s Hollenbeck Park, right below the newly-built section of the Golden State Freeway that runs directly overhead.

What Is (and what is not)  
Glad You’re Here
Opening Reception with the Artists: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:00-6:00pm 
Thinkspace Projects
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Continuing this year of poignant exhibitions, Thinkspace is proud to present Giorgiko’s ‘What is and what is not’ Created by husband and wife team Darren and Trisha Inouye, a pair known in the art world as Giorgiko, ‘What is and what is not’ is a result of the 2020 apocalypse. At a time when nostalgia has proven to provide comfort and respite, Thinkspace Projects is pleased to present Brad Woodfin’s ‘Glad You’re Here,’ a solo exhibition inspired by songs from decades ago.


Birdgirl Takes Flight April 4 on Adult Swim
Birdgirl is back in some sort of new series starring her instead of Birdman, one of the creators came back. So, give it a shot.

Heads Up, Alice next week!

Alice in Wonderland 70th Anniversary
Friday, April 9th Gates - 7:00pm / Movie - 8:00pm
Cinespia at The Greek Theatre / $45

Celebrate your unbirthday with the curiouser and curiouser adventures of Alice in a wonderland of her very own. The whimsical dreamworld is one topsy-turvy fanciful flight down the rabbit hole with the colorful characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the cheeky Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Make it a tea party in your car with treats delivered right to you, and DJ sets sure to animate your wonderful world.