Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Anime Expo Returns & 4th of July Weekend

*Special Pick
Opening Friday July 1st-
Closes Sun July 24
433 Lei Min Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

With AX in town and it being 4th of July weekend it's gonna be busy. We don't want anyone missing out on this one. For the first time ever, the Famicase Exhibition is in LA and well, the US of A.

CAPSULE CORNER is honored to present the MY FAMICASE EXHIBITION by METEOR.Started by METEOR, a gallery in Tokyo, Japan, the MY FAMICASE EXHIBITION utilizes the classic Famicom cartridge as the canvas for original “dream” Famicom cartridge designs.253 original cartridge designs will be on display from artists, illustrators, designers and creators from over 29 countries!This year (2022) marks the 18th anniversary of the MY FAMICASE EXHIBITION and the first time it will be on display in the USA.Visitors of MY FAMICASE EXHIBITION - LA will have an opportunity to cast their vote for USA’s favorite Famicom design as is tradition in the Japanese exhibit.

Thu / June 30, 2022 - 8:00PM
Hollywood Bowl
The end begins. Part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is here! CineConcerts invites audiences back to witness the beginning of Harry’s most important battle yet, with the full film accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out to track down the secret to Voldemort’s power!

July 1-4
LA Convention Center
Friday, Sunday & Monday badges remain for purchase
The largest anime convention in North America returns after a 2-year hiatus. Merch, cosplay, panels you name it, it's all at this anime convention. We've been waiting a long time to see it again and see what the anime community will do when they haven't seen each other in person in so long. Two years was too long.
Check out our other posts for what we're most looking forward to. Here's the one on schedule. It looks like Friday is shifting to be the main day of activities, but Saturday usually has the biggest numbers and the most people. Downtown and Little Tokyo will see a huge influx of anime fans. Sadly, the metro is down to and from Little Tokyo so if you plan on going it Uber or driving yourself.
How will everything look now that Sony owns so much of American licensed anime. Will there be an good-bye roast to Funimation? Maybe, some sort of a memorial service. It's Crunchyroll now and owned by Sony.

Jul 1-4

Night concerts and such with an anime theme. These might not be official, but just going on to coincide with AX.

Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5pm 
Natural Hisorty Museum
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 
July 1 Theme:  Mushroom Magic
 Featuring Music Performance by: Vegyn (90 Minute DJ Set)
Discussion: Mushroom Magic Level 2, north American Mammal Hall  |  6:30 pm–7:30 pm

This month we look at a wellness trend packed with nutrients and adaptogens, but what other magic can the fungi offer?  Can fungi be the solution to rebuilding the soil ecosystem?  How can the chemical compound psilocybin, a fungi extract, be used to treat depression and anxiety disorders? What are other clinical applications for psilocybin?  What other benefits can fungi bring in everyday life? With guest Dr. Charles Grob, Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine.  Moderated by Dr. Yewande Pearse. 

ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70: The American Cinematheque’s 70mm Festival
Fri. July 1 - Sun. July 31, 2022
Aero Theatre 
The Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking from 1955 to 1970 brought us nearly 60 Hollywood features, among them such masterpieces as VERTIGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (the AC has struck prints of the last two of these exclusively for our audiences). Our July salute to the large-screen format also includes newly struck 70mm prints from Universal of AIRPORT and SPARTACUS. See them and more.
July 1-3
Friday-Sunday from 4pm-12am
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA, 91007
$5 presale online, $6 day of online and at the door.
The big ol' night market returns, enjoy many strange and mysterious eats all in none night.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Celebrate with a fireworks spectacular 4th of July Weekend! You have three chances to enjoy friends, food, music, and a fireworks afterparty. Speed the scenic route for a road raging masterpiece. The purple majesty of Prince brings pomp and electricity to the weekend. Party like pro Ferris Bueller on the ultimate day off. 
Sat / July 2-4 7:30PM 
Hollywood Bowl
Fireworks crown the Hollywood sky on three huge nights at the Bowl, when Thomas Wilkins and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a program of favorites—along with two of the funniest, most influential, and most acclaimed talents of the past century: Steve Martin and Martin Short. Join us for one of LA’s greatest July Fourth traditions.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2022 AT 4 PM – 9:30 PM
Grand Park, Downtown LA
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party returns IN-PERSON with a spectacular celebration packed with fun for the whole family. This year’s party will feature a series of interactive multi-media art works in tribute to those who have contributed to the spirit of the Grand Park experience as the Park for Everyone, and will showcase a dynamic retrospective of the last 10 years. Join us for a night that will include food, music, the return of two stages featuring DJs as well as musical performances, dancing, as well as other surprises and dazzling fireworks over Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center.
Universal Studios Hollywood Extends the July 4th Celebrations All Weekend Long 
July 2-4 Along with Spectacular Fireworks Display and Live Music Performances
All Included in the Price of Park Admission
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.

2021 kayaking season runs from Memorial Day (May 31) through Labor Day weekend (September 5)
Two different Kayak companies to choose from, spend a few hours on the LA River for a strange and beautiful experience of kayaking through the city.


Summer Screenings

The Hammer, KCRW, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present Summer Night Cinema. 
Tuesdays this summer, make a night of it at the Hammer with after hours gallery access, drinks and bar bites at Lulu, and free film screenings. Galleries will be open until the films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Movies On The Roof Your favorite summer cinema series “Movies On The Roof” is back at Westfied Fashion Square. This year they have teamed up with My Valley Pass for 20 Classic Films in an upscale setting. This series will include state-of-the-art projection and sound in an elevated rooftop setting with comfortable seating on plush bean bag chairs, under-the-stars blanket setups, or other additional cozy seating. All seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
The Regulars
Street Food Cinema


Electric Dusk Drive-In
Hollywood Legion Theater