Monday, February 28, 2022

Local: Capsule Corner & Other Strange Vending Machines



Located in the Hive Art Gallery downtown you may spot this "micro-gallery." One we might have missed from our Strange Vending Machines In LA collection. We have a new entry:

729 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014
Located in Hive Art Gallery
Hours: By Appointment Only or when an exhibiting show is open

These capsule machines contain the work of an artist for about a month or multiple artists. Right now, you can see what's in the machines here. It's quite a colorful collection based on artists we've mentioned on the site before; many related to video games, some fictional.
The price ranges our from $5-$15, but they sure are cute collectibles.

Capsule Corner also does mini gallery shows, check their site for future shows around LA.

We've got to admit we want some of these special items adjoined to our keys.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Local: Netflix Is A Joke Festival, When Animals Attack Movie Marathon, Anime Ice Cream & More


With Covid restrictions being lifted, though it looks like you'll need to be vaccinated to see these, comedy festivals are coming back to town. Netflix is going all in this Late April, Early May with a huge one.

"Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival is the first ever LIVE Netflix Comedy Festival, April 28 - May 8. We’re pulling out all the stops and taking over LA with all your favorite funny people. We’re talking standup, podcasts, exclusive screenings, and more! Get off the couch ‘cause you’re not in front of the TV anymore -- you’re watching LIVE comedy in LA, baby! HOLLYWOOD! 100+ shows. 25+ venues. Plenty of traffic."

We're warning you know as some shows have already sold out, hopefully they add more. But, you should go threw the huge list of comedians and grab seats now. And even the women we thought had died, Wanda Sykes is apparently alive and doing stand up at it too.

Another heads up for a few months down the line...

Sat, May 28, 2022, 2:00 PM
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 
$30 Advanced / $35 Day of Show

A furry free-for-all of a horror marathon -- an arkful of angry animals here to clear the decks of humanity!

After centuries of pollution and arrogance, it’s about time we’re taken out by Mother Nature. As such, these six mystery feature films are stocked to the gills with critters ready to unleash a bounty of guiltless killing. So root for the rooster and rally for the rodents, as bands of measly sapiens fend off creatures big and small -- and bigger!


LA’s First Museum Dedicated to Mexican Food Opens Downtown


Tsun Scoops is an anime inspired ice cream shop in Garden Grove. Sigh, why not Little Tokyo...oh yeah, it's insanely expensive to rent there.

13137 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92843

This is great for photos.

Weekly What To Do: 626 Mini, Gaming Expo & More

Friday, Feb 25, 11:59pm
Nuart Theatre
The batsh*t insane Japanese horror film that you have to see with others to believe. A total nonsense fest of blood, the seven deadly sins and cute high school girls. A weird trip.

Also, starting this Friday at the Landmark Theaters, Oscar Nominated Shorts & Cartoons screenings . But check any of the local art house theaters if you want to see them before one of them wins at what will probably be a rather bad awards show. Who knew Wanda Sykes was still alive? She's host 1/3 of it? Great job Oscars, great job. BTW, the Oscars aren't til Sunday,
March 27.
February 26 – 27,
Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.
Lot 27 at 452 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The market is free to attend, but advance tickets are required for entry. To reserve visit,
Bringing together food lovers with some of the most unique eats Southern California has to offer, the 626 Night Market Mini series will feature some of the most popular, local small business vendors from the market's flagship events such as Shake Ramen, Tao’s Bao, Chick N’ Skin, Ghostix and Rockin’ Gyoza. An alcohol garden will also be available for attendees 21 years and older. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. 
Feb. 26 + 27Ontario Convention Center 2000 E Convention Center Way Ontario, CA 91764   
$20 and up
Kids 12 & under are free with adult ticket purchase
Come join us for all things gaming-related. From retro gaming to gaming today with a large vendor hall, museums, special guests, panels, tournaments, and more!
Sun / Feb 27, 2022 - 7:30PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Our Creative Chair for Jazz is impossible to hem in, an artistic force who’s spent decades in pursuit of the next interesting sound. No matter if he’s playing acoustic post-bop or head-bobbing funk, any appearance by Herbie Hancock is a can’t-miss evening. 

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. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman performing here to name a few.
Every Sunday
10am-4pm at @rowdtla


Street Food Cinema

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Hype: Cuphead Show Sours & Mother Schmuckers

Pretty accurate review on par with what we think of the new Cuphead Show. We'd only add the voice talent is pretty bad. The t-shirts from iam8bit are pretty ridiculous.
NSFW Trailer
 Mother Schmuckers finally comes off the festival circuit.
 Available in Theaters March 4th, 2022 & On Demand March 15, 2022
It got some pretty bad reviews, it' supposed to be pure cringe stupid with plenty of gross-out humor.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Local: People Are Making Fun Of Our Rams Hollywood Sign, Spiders, Night Fever & Hollywood Bowl Season 2022


Sports World Gathers To Dunk On Rather Pathetic L.A. Rams Hollywood Sign

It honestly looks like no one took time to make it look good.

Coming this March, from the people who gave you Creep LA, a new interactive event, Night Fever.
From press e-mail:
We are thrilled to announce that Just Fix It Productions will return this Spring with a production of NIGHT FEVER (March 3rd - April 9th) at The Ghost Light Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Immerse yourself in a fully interactive 1970's-themed disco party! Taking place at an iconic venue in Hollywood, this theatrical dance club experience transports guests to 1977 New York City. With its state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and 360 degree scenic design, get ready for epic dance numbers and outrageous scripted moments. Enjoy delicious cocktails, dance the night away, be who you want to be, and live your disco fantasy! 
It is a 21+event ONLY. No exceptions.

Early access into the party promises exclusive interactions with characters and key players,
special performances, intimate moments & surprises, and a peek “behind the scenes” of the
club as the night begins. Theatrical, exciting, dymanic, and wild - early access is for guests
who want to dive deeper in the night’s story for an extra hour of groovy and intimate

Performance Dates:
March 4th - April 9th
Every Thursday - Saturday
Tickets range from $75-$95. Doors open at 8PM and party goes till 12:00AM. Performances
and scenes will sprinkle across the space while disco balls spin over a disco floor straight
from Saturday Night Fever. 

The Hollywood Bowl wants you back and has a big season this year. Here's some highlights

Spectacular 2022 Centennial Season Highlights Include:

10 Evenings Under the Stars with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

FREE 101 Festival, Two Nights of Music at the LA Phil’s Iconic Outdoor Venues, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford

July 4th Fireworks with Steve Martin & Martin Short, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

Stellar Guest Artists Including Duran Duran, Ricky Martin, Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina, A.R. Rahman, John Fogerty, a-ha, Sheryl Crow, UB40, Diana Ross, Boyz II Men, TLC, Grace Jones, CHVRCHES, Pentatonix and many more

Classical superstars including Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Seong-Jin Cho and dancers from Paris Opera Ballet among others

Tributes to Bowl Legends with special guests Billie Eilish and Debbie Harry, plus return of Bowl icons including John Williams, Itzhak Perlman and more

Film at the Bowl, with Back to the Future, Black Movie Soundtrack IV, Amadeus, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows TM Part 1, Maestro of the Movies: Celebrating John Williams at 90

Broadway musical Kinky Boots, by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell

Opera at the Bowl, with Christine Goerke and Matthias Goerne
Joining Dudamel and Yuval Sharon for Act Three of Wagner’s Die Walküre

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Rams Won, Doesn't Seem Like It'll Affect Your Weekend

A Banquet Screening
Wednesday, February 16th, 7:00 P.M. 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP
Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.
FEB 16–MAY 8, 2022
Free for good
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
 Lifes is a curatorial assemblage, an exercise in synthesis, a composite being, a living software, a durational sequence, a cacophony of intentions, a misunderstanding, a text that dances, an extended conversation, a voice in ruin, a mapping of relations, a lean into the future. Initiated by four commissioned texts and including contributions from more than 50 individuals from various creative fields,
Starts Feb 17
David Henry Hwang Theater
120 N. Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
A darkly comic Tony-award winner that examines the motives of the nine notorious Americans who took their shot at the President of the United States. This wickedly subversive spectacle exposes the dangers of our national fixation on celebrity and its violent intersection with the American dream.
Ayako Rokkaku
Frieze Los Angeles
February 17-20, 2022
9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills 

Frieze Los Angeles largely focuses on contemporary art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts.  

Following two sold-out editions, the fair will return from February 17-20, 2022 in a new location in the heart of Beverly Hills. Situated at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, adjacent to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the new location will see the fair occupy a prime position between the Hammer Museum and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. 

Bringing together over 100 of the most significant galleries from LA and around the world, the fair experience will be completed by Frieze Week events across the city. This year, Focus LA, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries aged 15 years or younger will be curated by Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) and feature 11 of the city’s defining young galleries.

Ted K
Director Tony Stone
Lead Actor Sharlto Copley
Producer Matt Flanders
Friday, February 18
7:10pm show w/Q&A
Friday, Feb 18th at 6pm
Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Five-Artist Exhibition Featuring:
Jesús Aguado, Kari Tirrell, Leegan Koo,
Sun-Mi and Yasuhito Kawasaki
February 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce the return of San Francisco-based award-winning artist/illustrator Eric Joyner for his 11th exhibition at the gallery, entitled Someday World, premiering February 19th in the Main Gallery.
Joyner, who is renowned around the world for his “robots and donuts” scenes, has created an irresistible body of work. Joyner’s art, which has been licensed from the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers, and the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, depicts the tenuous conflict between children’s toys and adulthood as a portrait of another reality.

Sat, February 19, 2022 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Patches and Pins is peopled by tactical visionaries with strategic craftsmanship for handheld treasures. Possessing the skill in which art and technical ability are combined. Our vendors create thousands of unique, custom enamel pins, and other keepsakes every year. Since 2015, P&P has become the essential platform connecting pin makers and pop culture enthusiasts with the public.

Charles Phoenix: FABULOUS FLORIDA in the 50s - LIVE ON STAGE 
Annenberg Theater,  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
 $tarts at $45
Mid-Century Dream Vacation Slide Show Tour of the Sunshine State 


Hold on to your space age sunglassesmid-century style and design expert, Charles Phoenix, is celebrating Florida in the 1950s & 60s. 

Starts Feb 20
Resnick Pavillion
$ Admission
Placing cinema in the context of 19th-century Parisian visual culture, City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907 explores how film emerged amid a wave of social, political, artistic, and technological developments. The exhibition brings together paintings, sculpture, posters, prints, photography, and film to reflect the range of artistic experiments that culminated in cinema as a mass medium.
Co-Directors Albert Birney
and Kentucker Audley
Sunday, February 20 
Here's our review, wasn't our favorite for a great premise.
Sun, Feb 20, 2022, 9:00 PM
Globe Theatre Los Angeles
740 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
$tarts at $65

This years entertainment and festivities will include:

- Master of ceremonies will be Harvey Guillén who plays Guillermo de la Cruz in the epic mocumentary TV series What We Do in the Shadows.

- A Vampyre Wedding of Father Sebastiaan and his bride Lady Lyn, presided by Ghost Adventures TV star and psychic witch Patti Negri. - 00h40

- Live music by the band Neon Coven and James Charles Miller of gODHEAD who appeared on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack. - 22h30-23h30

- Shock illusionist Dan Sperry will weave his magic and he has been featured on Master of Illusions. - 00h10

Sun, February 20, 2022
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Free entry
Angel City Market celebrates its one year anniversary! Enjoy a memorable day of shopping with 60+ vendors selling trendy clothing, jewelry, sweets, plants, accessories, and more! ACM also has fun experiences for those who just want to come out and socialize with their friends and family. 

NYCHOS: The Awakening
Exhibit Dates: 2/22/22 through 5/1/22
Mirus Gallery, Arts District, Los Angeles: 1922 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Awakening is a novel oeuvre by artist and muralist Nychos, presented by Mirus Gallery, opening 2/22/22 in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District. Step inside a completely new realm of an immersive art experience as NYCHOS takes you on a journey of rebirth. The Awakening: will feature more than one hundred original art works from the famed artist, which are arranged in a deeply personal narrative. This museum style show shares Nychos' compelling story of personal introspection through large scale paintings, interactive artworks, projection, animation, sculptures and more.