Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Art, Dinos & Spiders, Oh My

 Another week of things to do.

Thursday, September 15, 9am
Quantum Leap Drive-Through 
Check-In, and Gas Station Experience: 
Avalon Parking Lot, 1749 N. Vine Street 

On Thursday, September 15, fans from all over the Los Angeles metro area can leap back in time and pay like it’s 1985 with Quantum Leap Day, an experience that celebrates the forthcoming series premiere of “Quantum Leap” on NBC and streaming next day on Peacock. Quantum Leap Day transports consumers back to 1985, the backdrop for the pilot episode of the series premiere, with a drive-through experience followed by the opportunity to get gas for .91 cents a gallon - the average price of gasoline in 1985, while supplies last. The same day, “Quantum Leap” is teaming up with Fandango offering moviegoers the chance to purchase a movie ticket online for the 1985-style price of $3.55 while supplies last.

Fri, September 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Level 5 Los Angeles, CA 90028
Join us for an exciting night of an exclusive US Movie Premiere of "The Master of Sake Brewers". This remarkable Japanese film will take you on a full sake experience, and teach about the spirit of Japanese master craftsmanship, and the arts & culture of sake brewing. Movie screening will be followed by a Japanese bento dinner, paired with sake by TIPPSY (Online Japanese Sake store). There also will be sake tasting, goodie bag giveaways and more!

Sept 17-18
1pm-10pm for both Saturday and Sunday
Lot 27 (1324 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401), near Santa Monica’s iconic Third Street Promenade
Free, Must Get tickets though

Mini is back this summer! We’re bringing the epic flavors of our giant flagship food festivals to the Westside: Downtown Santa Monica. With three dozen food, merchandise & crafts vendors, enjoy the intimate coastal vibe and casual setting to munch on favorite eats. The event will also feature a full alcohol bar with limited edition cocktails. 

Love in Tokyo (Mr. Fuji) -Messy Desk
Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland opens in Gallery 3, alongside solo shows from Kristen Liu-Wong, entitled Hard Pressed, in Gallery 2 and Ben Frost, entitled Friends in High Places, in the Main Gallery
September 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
-The work of Hong Kong-based Jane Lee, aka Messy Desk, is full of joyful characters and animals, happy faces interwoven between buildings, rainbows, and even outer space. 
-Known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing, Frost’s instantly recognizable take on pop culture twists up every day iconography from the world’s biggest brands. 
“Super K Mario” -Frost
 Liu-Wong’s work blends everyday occurrences from her life with abstracted nightmares and crude humor. 
“The Burden” -Liu-Wong  
Saturday, Sunday, September 17 - September 18, from 10 am - 5 pm
The Getty Center
This summer, the Getty Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in ten neighborhoods throughout the county. This two-day family festival features interactive workshops, dance, live music, spectacular processions, and art experiences selected from these diverse and unique communities as well as a new immersive outdoor video experience. Enjoy an engaging and fun weekend with representation from Crenshaw, Inglewood, Koreatown, Lincoln Heights/East LA, Long Beach, Pacoima, Reseda, San Gabriel Valley, Watts, and Wilmington, all together in one place at the Getty Center.
Sat, September 17, 2022
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Center Studios 1201 W 5th St #T-110
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The 14 annual LA Beer Festival returns Sept 17th! The event will feature over 80 breweries, 200 beers, LA's best food trucks, live music, and much more! 
ARTIST ALLEY EVENT at Game Realms in Burbank California!
September 17th, Saturday, 2022, At 12 PM to 6 PM!
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
Game Realms partnered with @Chasmwork LLC present you with an opportunity to celebrate games and art! Support some of California’s best artists and creators, buy their art and merch and meet them!
Saturday Sept. 17. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
$tarts at $25

The largest Macross event in SoCal. Enjoy your transforming robot jets, giant alien humanoids with a bizarre love of idols

Dino Fest
September 18, 2022
Advanced reservations encouraged
Spider Pavilion
September 18-November 27, 2022
Member Preview Days - September 16 & 17
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tickets required for the general public
This year’s Dino Fest is a one-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors for dinosaur-inspired merchandise, and catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum’s collections, dig into hands-on activities, explore our world renowned Dino Hall with the world’s only T. rex growth series, and so much more.

Our seasonal Spider Pavilion (only on view in the fall) is a one-of-a-kind experience. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species from tarantulas to jumping spiders. Along the way you'll hear amazing stories and get answers to all your arachnid questions from our Museum Educators.

After two years of virtual webinar programs, acclaimed tour company Esotouric (The Real Black Dahlia, Raymond Chandler, Pasadena Confidential) returns to in-person programming with all-new historic Westlake Park and Franklin Village Old Hollywood walking tours
COST: Tickets are $50/each
WHEN: Westlake Park Time Travel Trip (Sat., 9/17), Franklin Village
Old Hollywood Time Travel Trip (Sat., 10/1)
Patton Oswalt: We All Scream
Out Sept 20 on Netflix

Filmed at Paramount Theatre in Denver Colorado, Patton makes his directorial debut with his fourth Netflix comedy special, We All Scream. Discussing what happens to our bodies as we get older, who he could have been had he just followed the list he created during the lockdown, the Baby Boomer’s last temper tantrum and much more.