Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Not The Luckiest of Fridays

Aug 12-29
Multiple locations in Hollywood
* We don't see any musical based on zombies or video games this year, sigh.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.
This one looks fun though:
Evil schemes are afoot in Cauldron, a metropolis of merchants built into the caldera of a long-dormant volcano. To foil the agenda of evil cultists, The Brute Squad must brave haunted jungle ruins, slay mighty dragons, and bind themselves to a layer of the infinite Abyss. Will their swords and spells be enough to save the Shackled City?
It's Friday the 13th! this Friday.

Starts Friday, Aug 13 with  Friday The 13th IV ( The Final Chapter)
Castaic Lake Park Headquarters
$89 to bring your own boat
$20 beach seating 

*more films after that

"Boat Cinema is LA's first movie experience from your own personal electric mini boat. Expect a magical night in one of the most stunning settings in Los Angeles with food, drinks, music and even pre-show fun on the Boat Cinema Beach. Thirty minutes from DTLA, Castaic Lake is a bustling lake environment with boaters, water skiing, long stretches of gorgeous beaches and camping. Reserve a mini electric boat or book a seat on the beach, then pack a picnic or have one prepared for you. Come ready for a summer night on the water with incredible films, food, and music with boat-side service and artisan pizza delivery!"

August 13-22, 2021
Multiple locations

"After over a year of virtual events, Outfest is excited to kick off opening night on August 13 with a screening of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie presented by Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery that will feature in person appearances by Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, and director Jonathan Butterell, as well as Bianca del Rio. The festival will close out at the iconic Orpheum Theatre on August 22 with a screening of Fanny: The Right to Rock - a film about the first female rock band to release an album with a major label- to be followed by a live reunion performance by Fanny. Octavia Spencer will also be honored with the Outfest Annual James Schamus Ally Award during the closing night Gala."
Alex Face Scorch and Drop (Gallery I)
Huntz Liu Strata (Gallery II)
Brian “Dovie” Golden Small Wins(Viewing Room)
DON'T FRET A Pleasant Mess (Viewing Room)
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, August 14, 2021 6:00-9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects
 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016
This brand new collection of Alex Face’s newest work incorporates the character Alex Face has become known for, exploring new situations and elements, introducing the variety within his work to a new audience.Using his signature techniques of cutting and layering paper, Liu crafts a collection of work that explores depth in a striking way. Known for using a straightedge and knife to craft his compositions, Liu has taken his study of perception to new heights with ‘Strata.’Brian “Dovie” Golden is a visual artist who uses painting and drawing as an introspective tool for understanding issues of identity, race, gender and mental health, as well as an attempt to reconcile the harsh realities of life.One of Chicago’s most visible working artists—you can find dozens of his murals dotting the Loop and South Shore—Don’t Fret is also one of its most secretive, putting up his large works while the rest of the city sleeps.
Midsummer Scream presents 
August 14 & 15, 2021
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA

Heads up, only Sunday isn't sold out!

"Featuring over 200 spooky vendors, live entertainment, and a presentation stage where fans will learn what’s in store for Halloween 2021 from the likes of LA Haunted Hayride, Delusion, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Winchester Mystery House, and others.
Additional presentations, guests, and surprises to be announced!Guests are required to follow all required 
*Covid-safety related guidelines provided by the State of California and City of Pasadena.
Currently ALL guests are required to wear masks indoors at the Pasadena Convention Center regardless of vaccination status."
Saturday, Aug 14th 
Participating comic shops
Grab a free comic at any comic shop that's part of Free Comic Book Day, pretty sure you'll catch cosplayers and special events throughout the city. If the store doesn't suck you'll get more than one.

Go through our Local Comic Ship List
Sat, Aug 14th
3pm YouTube
Sadly, no outdoor Nisei Week celebration other than some deal at a few stores. There's a short celebration online on YouTube this Saturday. 

DREAM NO EVIL (1970) and DARK AUGUST (1976)
Aug 15, 2021 7:30 PM
Free, Must RSVP
DREAM NO EVIL (1970): There’s a good number of uneasy terror epics that dip their toes in dreamlike delirium, but this one right here is the realest of deals. A peculiar young high-diver (Brooke Mills) is pulled away from her Hell-themed circus act (!!!) to live with her undead father (veteran actor Edmond O’Brien) in a surreal landscape that’s as much Lars von Trier’s Dogville as it is rural gothic.DARK AUGUST (1976): Fleeing his fresh divorce and big city headaches, a swingin’ New Yorker relocates to Vermont and immediately mows down the granddaughter of the local embittered elderly warlock. Psychic assaults and ‘70s occult hysteria ensue as rural sorcery is unleashed.
Sunday, August 15
*The poorly named, but nice idea of going outside in LA is back.

On Sunday, August 15, streets will be opening up in Wilmington for a 2.25-mile route connecting Banning Park and Wilmington Waterfront Park. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. We welcome people of all ages and abilities! CicLAvia is a free, open event – show up anywhere along our route at any time, and have fun!

Marvel Studios’ "Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings" Premiere
Sun Aug 15th, 2021 10:00pm
through Tue Aug 17th, 2021 6:00am
All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr., will be closed. 
Largo, known for comedy shows, is back open and selling out shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians just went up for August. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman to name a few.