Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Weekly What To Do: June Gloom Enters The Town With Monsters

Wed. June 1 - Wed. June 8
Aero and Los Feliz Theatre

"The inaugural “BLEAK WEEK” is a weeklong festival that spotlights some of the greatest films from around that world that explore the darkest sides of humanity, featuring the world’s leading filmmakers who wholly embrace a cinema of despair in pursuit of unpleasant truths and raw empathy.

This year’s program includes 33 films from 18 countries. Archival prints, restorations, live guests and more."

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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There's a reason this wasn't happening during Covid. Just reading any synopsis is a downer. These are all utterly depressing films. I'm unsure why American Cinematheque is doing this other than it doesn't want some of us to live. 
June 3-5 
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101


The Third Street Promenade will be illuminated in all the colors of the rainbow thanks to tens of thousands of colorful LED lights strung over the popular pedestrian mall, allowing visitors to bask in the love light. 

Wednesday June 1st at 6pm
7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave
North Hollywood, California (91605)
$25.00 per person, teams of 2-5 people, prizes valued at over $300.
June 1-2nd
Select Theaters
An utterly insane Indian action movie that's coming back to theaters. It's sheer spectacle. 
... staggeringly choreographed action sequences, and an all-timer of a musical number, RRR is sheer big-screen joy from start to finish, and audiences have one last chance to see it big and loud as intended.





Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the fifth annual
Jun 2, 2022 – Jul 16, 2022
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
A seven-week celebration of contemporary dance featuring new work by cutting edge companies and choreographers.






Free Doughnut Of Choice At Krispy Kreme On June 3, 2022

June 3-5
Rose Bowl Stadium
$3 – $5
FoodieLand is a foodie-inspired three-day event where family and friends gather together for food and drink, shopping, and entertainment.

June 3
Select Theaters
Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.
Science & Sorcery: The Art of Tom Hunter & Motohiro Hayakawa Opening Reception: June 4 | SHOW RUNS: June 4, 2022 - June 19, 2022
NUCLEUS FLAGSHIP 210 East Main St Alhambra CA 91801  
Gallery Nucleus is pleased to present the wonderful and mouth-watering work of Japanese artist Mao Momiji! Limited signed copies of his new book, Foodie Attack!! Mao Momiji's Food Art Collection (Meshi Terror!),will be available along with new exclusive items! Make sure to bring snacks -- just looking at Mao Momiji's work is enough to make anyone hungry. 
 Nucleus welcomes artists Thomas Hunter and Motohiro Hayakawa for their group show Science & Sorcery!Featuring exclusive new artwork exploring various characters and landscapes, this is the perfect exhibition for all lovers of sci-fi and fantasy.

Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, from 11 am - 6 pm
Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805
No reservation required 
This is the third of ten free outdoor community art festivals celebrating the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary. Join us for a family-friendly weekend filled with art, music, dance, food, and community-building. Enjoy an immersive digital experience of Getty collections, giveaways, photo booths, and food vendors. See the full weekend lineup here:

Cotton Harlequins   
Freedom Protesters
Letters From the Other Side
New Works
The Multiverse
Opening Reception with the Artists
Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:00-10:00pm
Thinkspace Projects is presenting TRNZ’s debut US solo show, ‘Cotton Harlequins.’ Inspired by the artist’s recent trips to local thrift shops and his childhood love of anime, the resulting collection is a colorful story told through clothing and facial expressions.‘Freedom Protesters’ will include 30 cut out flags of different colors with “FREE” written on it, and 12 16inch square paintings of the protesters. In some sense, I’m trying to create a protest scene using the most basic protest material- the Cardboard paper.Following our sold out solo exhibition with Yosuke Ueno at the Brand Library and Arts Center at the end of 2020, we are excited to showcase a special collection of 36 new works on paper from the artist as we gear up for his return in the summer of 2024.Thinkspace Projects is presenting Scott Listfield’s latest show with the gallery, ‘The Multiverse.’ This complex show is the result of two years of feeling stuck, both physically and mentally. On the other side of a difficult period globally and personally, Listfield set out to make a show that was autobiographical in nature.
Tuesday, June 7th,  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon, Level 5

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles’s popular Movie & Bites series’ new program features the debut episode of the Japanese serialized drama, “Goddess of the Line: Journey to the Ultimate Ramen!” (Gyoretsu no Megami - Ramen Saiyūki) [Length: 45 minutes]. This new Japanese television series is based on the popular manga in which the main character, Tatsumi Serizawa, is the owner of a ramen restaurant that draws long lines of customers every day. She is also a food consultant and gives a jump-start to struggling or financially distressed ramen shops. One day, customer Yutori Shiomi tells her that the ramen she ordered – a new item on the menu – was not delicious. She applies for a job with Serizawa and promises, despite her lack of professional experience, to help to improve her ramen.

The screening will be followed by a simple recipe demonstration and ramen tasting, featuring toppings that can be used to take your ramen at home to the next level. The event will provide cooking tips and recipes for making the most popular ramen toppings: seasoned eggs (ajitama) and braised pork chashū.

Guests will receive take-home ramen kits to try on their own.

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
Hollywood Legion Theater