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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Weekly What To Do: WonderCon Weekend 22

Fri Apr 1-Apr 3
Anaheim Convention Center
$$
 
The map for this year's WonderCon. WonderCon finally updated it's Schedule, you can see it all here. Highlights from the unofficial SDCC blog.
 
It might not be the biggest, but at least it's back this year. WonderCon returns after what only could be called "sad things, please, no more" or what they called it, [email protected]

This time around it's mostly fans and artist alley, the big names have abandoned us in both booths and panels. Head out to Anaheim for a weekend and just enjoy a con again.

As we've reported multiple anime conventions in SoCal have gone on without a hitch. Just have your V card ready and we mean your vaccination card. Please, please put on some deodorant. 
 
We don't need the smells coming back.
 
Hayao Miyazaki Encores
Apr 1 – May 27
The Academy Museum
6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
$10 a screening
 
In celebration of the final months of the exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum is screening seven key films by the director. All will screen on English-subtitled 35mm prints, most newly-struck by the Academy Film Archive. 

April 2nd, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM  
3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503
$10-$150 
Free parking

Speak of the devil, here's another anime convention in SoCal. AniFest is a smaller one and you'll only have a day to check it out. They have what you need with great artists, performance, dealers, and live entertainment. Create amazing cosplay content at the Japanese garden or the main plaza.
 
Sat, Apr 2, 2022, 4:00 PM
Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
$15 – $35
 
Everyone’s favorite ultraromantic rom-com arrives to Los Angeles with the U.S. premiere of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- hosted by Aniplex of America!

The premiere event will feature an advance screening of Episode 1 (Japanese audio with English subtitles), plus a talk show featuring the main cast Aoi Koga (Kaguya Shinomiya), Makoto Furukawa (Miyuki Shirogane), Konomi Konohara (Chika Fujiwara), Ryota Suzuki (Yu Ishigami), and Miyu Tomita (Miko Iino).

Premium ticket holders will get early admission in addition to a poster and a limited-edition tote bag featuring Kaguya and her iconic “How cute”. 
 
 
Glendale on Apr 1st
Monica Film Center on Apr 1st
$

A deaf mother and daughter interrupt a serial psychopath as he attempts to claim his next victim, only to finds his wrath redirected toward them instead.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5pm 
Natural History Museum
$20 Non-members
Free for Members 
 
Our annual series is back! Explore the Museum after hours with live music, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, and more. April 1 Theme:  Wild Harvesting
 
Saturday April 2nd
3420 Eagle Rock Blvd
from 12-6 PM.

The Rad Coffee Truck will be at Revenge Of. Revenge Of is also dropping new T-Shirt designs .

 
Sat, April 2, 2022 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Center Studios 1201 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Casey Weldon’s latest solo show, ‘Tacit Turnabout.’ Exploring real world predicaments from the social lives of his friends, Weldon presents an all new colorful and varied body of work.

 

OPENING RECEPTION April 2, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Downtown Los Angeles' Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce Sixth Sense, a six-artist exhibition featuring new works from world renowned Nigerian painter Arinze Stanley, Taiwanese artist Chen-Dao Lee, London-based artist Chloe Early, Latvia-born artist Jana Brike, Indonesia-born pop-artist RYOL, and Switzerland-based painter Zoé Byland, opening Saturday, April 2nd in the Main Gallery. 
 
 
Eternal Spa
Organized with QNA
April 2, 2022
5pm–10pm (Performances 6pm-8pm)
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Tickets: $10 general admission/$8 MOCA members
Eternal Spa, presented in collaboration with artists Angela Dimayuga, jas lin, 미친년/ Michinyeon (Kwonyin, Na Mira, and Saewon Oh), Brandon Nguyen, Daphne Nguyen (aka Fine China) and Yuki, and Scott Oshima invites visitors into a multi-sensorial, durational performance in the historic Japanese American neighborhood of Little Tokyo. Taking the metaphor of Asian spas and health centers as a starting point, the performance engages questions of embodiment, sexuality and sex work, self-care, and identity, critiquing how Asian bodies have been othered and exoticized — especially one year after the Atlanta shootings. Eternal Spa seeks to reclaim a collective ability to heal and to commune. The performance will be accompanied by programming, which includes sexual health resources, music, dancing, and food for sale by local restaurants. Eternal Spa is organized with QNA (Louie Bofill, Jae-an Crisman, Paulie Morales, Ly Tran, and Howin Wong), a Los Angeles-based collective and platform that highlights queer and trans API artists and culture through art, nightlife, and community.
 
7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 4th, 2022
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)
 Free, Must RSVP

Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and their families in the leadup to launch, Return To Space brings viewers along for their thrilling ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX team as they bring them back to Earth for a dramatic splashdown return.
 
 
 
 
 
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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
 
Adapted from Adrian Tomine’s acclaimed graphic novel, PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT weaves a breezy tapestry of modern love stories. Beautifully realized in crisp black-and-white cinematography, the electrifying, multicultural 13th arrondissement sets the stage for a panoramic tale of four young lovers.