Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Eat Up That Anime & Horror, Though It Could Be Sampuru

“Modern Family” by Okuda San Miguel

I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am 
Future Seasons By Kai & Sunny
Touring Group Exhibition Curated by Ink and Movement (IAM) 
Opening May 14, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
May 14 – June 18, 2022 
COREY HELFORD GALLERY 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Downtown Los Angeles' Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce their next major group show I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am ─ an international touring group exhibition exploring the concept of identity by bringing together a selection of artworks from a roster of artists including world-renowned Spanish painter and sculptor Okuda San Miguel, Argentinian artists Elian Chali and Franco Fasoli, as well as Spanish artists Martí Sawe, Misterpiro, Nano4814, Sabek, Sixe Paredes, and Spok Brillor. 

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce their next major solo show, entitled Future Seasons, featuring new works from London-based award-winning artist duo Kai & Sunny. 
Community Art Festivals 
Saturday, Sunday, May 14 - May 15, from 11 am - 6 pm 
Inglewood City Hall
You’re invited to a series of ten free, outdoor community art festivals across Los Angeles this summer in celebration of the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary.

In partnership with the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), the opening weekend highlights arts and culture in the city of Inglewood. City Hall’s front lawn, Grevillea Art Park, and the Beckmen YOLA Center host interactive workshops and performances for all ages with local musicians, local artisans and visual artists. Plus, enjoy an immersive digital experience of Getty collections, giveaways, photo booths, and food vendors.

on-stage swimming pool 
Performances May 14–June 5
Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Tickets start at $25
A Noise Within presents Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths, as gods and mortals alike endure love, loss, and transformation—all while immersed in a pool of water on stage. Swirling with passion, this multiple award-winning masterpiece mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite and more in a funny, whimsical and heartbreaking meditation on the joys and perils of being human.

May 12-15
2601 Sunfair Rd
Joshua Tree, California 92252
Supreme live music experiences to feed the body, mind and soul. Deep dive workshops to uplift and inspire. Random acts of mindfulness inviting you to interact and connect. Spontaneous eruptions of gratitude. That friendly familial spirit that we all know and love.
5.17.2022 (Tue.) 5:00 PM - 06:00 PM 
*We mean, why does this exist? What kind of numbers will this get online. So utterly strange. Here's a whole article on it from Japan House. 

Japanese food is admired worldwide for its visual appeal, with ingredients arranged and combined so artistically that a meal might be a feast for the eyes as much as the mouth. Japan is also famous for its plastic food samples, or “sampuru,” – replicas that are displayed in restaurant windows to show the food served inside and entice passersby. Iwasaki Mokei is one of the best-known food replica companies, based in Gujo Hachiman in Gifu prefecture. Since 1955, the company has been producing replicas that are designed not to simply copy the food but to convey its deliciousness too.

Mr. Seigo Kozakai, the CEO of Iwasaki Mokei will give a presentation with slides about the art and business of food replicas, the importance of this industry in Japanese culinary culture, and the future role of his company in promoting Japanese food in Japan and beyond.

May 13th
Excl. tax

The Comic Con is a monthly stand-up comedy show featuring some of the nation's best comedians as seen on Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, and more! And, to top it all off, it's in (dare we say) the coolest venue in all of Los Angeles-- Revenge Of!

Sunday, May 15th 
Pasadena Convention Center
The annual convention that has a booth at every other convention we visit is happening this weekend and it's all about the joy of robots from anime to video games.


 The only Friday the 13th in 2022 is this May! Maybe, watch with a friend named Jason!

AMC is airing a Friday the 13th Marathon.

Here’s the schedule…

  • 10:01am – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • 12:00pm – Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
  • 2:00pm – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • 4:00pm – Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  • 6:00pm – Friday the 13th (1980)
  • 8:00pm – Friday the 13th Part 2
  • 10:00pm – Friday the 13th Part 3

Friday, May 13th
Stomp the yard with the Steven Spielberg classic that brought dinosaurs back from the dead. It’s a stampede of fierce fun and veloci-rapture with the one that started them all. Picnic outdoors (with or without green Jell-o) at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. With a glorious natural amphitheater, escape the humdrum for an adrenaline rush of tooth-and-tail thrills under the stars.

Sat / May 14, 2022 - 12:00PM 
American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre

Borrowing its name from the phrase cultural historian Mike Davis used to describe how Los Angeles is more sinister, intense, and foreboding than the city’s boosters care to admit, Sunshine and Noir: 1980s L.A. Horror Marathon takes a deep dive into the L.A.-based horror films that terrorized a generation and continue to define its fears. Curated by Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and Cinematic Void at the American Cinematheque, the marathon foregrounds the contributions of women and people of color, while also illuminating the ways in which horror films played out 1980s L.A.’s preoccupation with ambition, health, and wealth. Featuring a combination of film screenings and guest artist panels, Sunshine to Noir promises a chilling descent into the City of Angels’ dark side and a nostalgia trip of epic proportions for those whose first encounters with horror took place on VHS. 

MAY 19 - MAY 27, 2022
Los Feliz Theatre  
1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
A metafictional psychological drama centered around actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle playing as fictional versions of themselves making a film about witches, but the technical goes haywire and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the film into chaos. 
A 16mm Movie Marathon
Sat, May 16, 2020
2:00 PM - Sun, May 17, 2020 2:00 AM PDT
Doors 1:30pm | 18+ General Admission
Tickets: $29.98 Advanced / $35.30 Day Of Show*

Suck on it PETA!
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!
Plus, we start with a community potluck. Stuff like chips and drinks are not encouraged; please bring a dish or other fun, picnic-worthy item! (Potluck covers the show’s first half; snacks and other food available at concessions for second half.)
The Secret Sixteen mission: to project horror/cult rarities exclusively from the portable, wondrous 16mm format. Hints are dropped, but titles are never revealed until they unspool onscreen.

'1982: The Summer of Movies'
Fri. May 6 – Fri. May 13, 2022
Aero Theatre & Los Feliz 3
Co-presented by Beyond Fest!


Screenings include the premieres of exclusive clips from the upcoming documentary, 1982: GREATEST GEEK YEAR EVER!


Filmmaker Ninja Thyberg
Actor Sofia Kappel
Thursday, May 12
Q&A after the 7:30pm show
Friday, May 13
Q&A after the 7:00pm show
(No one under 18 admitted.)
There's some other fun and foreign films. Here's the anime:
From the masterpiece Japanese sports manga created by Takeshi Konomi, with over 60 million copies sold over 22 years, Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis <Decide> is a new animated feature film about tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen. Inspired by his tennis champion father, Ryoma is determined to take his game to the next level and train in the U.S. But in the middle of an intense tennis battle to save his classmate Sakuno from dangerous villains, they somehow find themselves transported back to the past, just as Ryoma’s father is about to undertake his final championship match at the U.S. Open—when he was mysteriously forced to retire.

Mimiko is a cheerful young girl who is left on her own while her grandmother is away. When little Panny Panda and his father Papanda stumble into her home, Mimiko welcomes them in as her new family. Adventures ensue as Mimiko discovers the challenges of taking care of her new cuddly friends.

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, May 16, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

Now through June 6th, you've had a while to check out this one
This is a special ticketed exhibition.
General Admission: $18 
Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor is the first West Coast survey of the internationally renowned Swiss media artist. Rist’s installations explore relationships of video and the body; exterior environments and interior psychological landscapes; and reason and instinct. 

Smorgasburg Los Angeles
Every Sunday 
10am-4pm at @rowdtla
Free Entry, Family Friendly Beer Garden, No Pets.
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, with markets in Los Angeles attracting 50,000 people each weekend to eat from a hundred local vendors.
Largo, known for comedy 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.

Street Food Cinema


Electric Dusk Drive-In