Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Food Fun, Anime Music Galore & More

Don't forget to grab tickets to Beyond Fest, there's still quite a few movies to see as of writing this.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
David Geffen Theater @ The Academy Museum
Based on the bestselling thriller by Peter Benchley, Steven Spielberg’s second feature-length film as a director was famously a disaster-plagued production that nevertheless resulted in one of the most effortlessly entertaining and enduringly popular Hollywood films of all time.

September 23, 2022 - September 24, 2022, Varied
USC School of Cinematic Arts and the American Cinematheque

Nollywood in Hollywood is a celebration of Nigeria’s growing cinema. From very inauspicious beginnings about thirty years ago, the industry grew to be the second largest in the world in terms of output. It is estimated that over 1,000 films are produced in Nollywood every year, most of them direct to video. In recent years, Nollywood films have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at top film festivals. NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD is the fifth edition of our annual exhibition of Nigeria's best films.
7:00 P.M. on Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP 
SAT SEPT 24, 2022 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica,
September 23-25
Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Enjoy a full weekend of exclusive culinary experiences at Hollywood’s historic Paramount Pictures Studios! On September 23-25, Night Market will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and more from the world-class culinary artists behind over 100 of the city’s top restaurants. Feel the heat at Friday night’s Smoked Soirée, celebrate L.A.’s diverse restaurant scene at Saturday Night Flavors and eat your way through L.A. at the coveted Backlot Brunch on Sunday. Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind events!
Sat, September 24, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
$20 – $60
We've been waiting for this moment for over 2 years! We want to thank everyone who joined us at our event back in 2020 and our virtual event in 2021. This year, we're bringing back all our fan favorite Japanese food, drinks, and workshops so you can enjoy another day of fun and excitement with friends and family at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. We'll be inviting a number of representatives from various prefectures so you can see and taste their exquisite Japanese made food creations! We'll also have your favorite Japanese food brands exhibiting as well so don't miss out on all their delicious food and drinks! Don't miss out on Japanese food, beer, sake, and workshops from all of our exhibitors at this year's Japanese Food Expo 2022! 
Sat Sept 24 8pm
Microsoft Theater
Gotta love the Square Enix motto of not even trying to make any title English friendly. Could they take on so more words for the title of this concert, sheesh.
The producers of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to present a new orchestra concert experience: FINAL FANTASY 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY Coral. Specially curated by Nobuo Uematsu, the program is a monumental, retrospective celebration of the incredible FINAL FANTASY music catalogue. Conductor and GRAMMY-Award winner Arnie Roth leads an orchestra and chorus of 100 musicians on stage, with exclusive HD video direct from creators at Square Enix.
L.A. International Ukulele Festival

It's just amazing it exists.

Join us for the 6th annual celebration of the little 4-stringed wonder that has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years! Whether you are an experienced ukulele player, an occasional strummer or simply a curious spectator, the festival offers lots of opportunities to jump in and be a part of the festivities.

Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
45th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival 
Sunday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday’s Day of the Drum Festival, hosted by Masters of Ceremonies James Janisse and Torrence Brandon Reese will kick off with Xochipilli, Aztec traditional dancing featuring Huehuetl and Teponaxtle drums. 1+1 Duo will carry the sound of world percussion from the Middle East and then hand off the rhythms to TaikoProject, one of Los Angeles’s leading taiko groups. La Bamba Collective will perform an Afro-Puerto Rican ensemble, bringing culture through Puerto Rican drums and dance. A tribute to “the Hit Maker,” James Gadson, will feature Munyungo Jackson, Clayton Cameron, Ronald Bruner Sr., Kenny Sara, and Kenny Elliot with Sherwood Sledge and Lynne Fiddmont, celebrating an artist who, “…recorded more hits than any drummer in town.” The program will conclude with Kouman Kele West African Dance Company performing an exciting traditional West African Musical Experience.

Janisse and Reese will return for Sunday’s Jazz Festival which will begin with a Yoruba ground blessing by Alaadun to unite all cultures. Watts Willowbrook Strings will provide musical performances followed with an artful blend of Italian jazz and West Coast soul performances by Jasmine Tommaso. With the sun just moving past high noon, Dr. Hoover will offer a demonstration of Tai Chi Chuan. Additional live musical performances will include Windy Barnes and the Influentials, the JMP All Stars featuring Patrice Rushen, Munyungo Jackson, and others. The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra will perform and conclude the Jazz Festival.
Crunchyroll Movie Night
Select Theaters
If you're not into Gundam it probably won't make much sense.

After a covert mission goes wrong, Mobile Suit pilot Amuro Ray and his comrades are stranded on a remote island. The battalion was sent to a land called the Island of No Return to clear off any enemy forces, only to find a group of children and an enemy mecha attack. Now Amuro must find a way for them all to escape this mysterious land, but not before meeting a strange man—Cucuruz Doan. 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

Sat, September 23rd
Online, Free 

From fan favorites to exciting new shows, Aniplex Online Fest 2022 (AOF2022) will feature 20 anime series for its biggest event yet.
Kicking the festivities off will be an exclusive AOF special edition performance of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Orchestra Concert featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for an unforgettable 20-minute performance accompanied by scenes from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The festival will also welcome Aimer, Eir Aoi, halca, Masayuki Suzuki feat. Airi Suzuki & Suu, ReoNa, and SawanoHiroyuki[nzk] for exhilarating live performances of some of your favorite tunes.

Getting the party started is Aniplex Online Fest favorite DJ Kazu, who will be returning to the event for a thrilling DJ performance.

In addition to the already all-star line-up of special guests set to appear, Aniplex Online Fest 2022 has added Chika Anzai and Shion Wakayama from the summer 2022 season’s fan favorite show Lycoris Recoil, plus Jun Fukuyama in a pre-recorded program for the highly anticipated All Saints Street.

Season 2 of LA BREA premieres Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00pm ET/PT on NBC. Streaming the next day on Peacock.

“La Brea” follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In season two, the Harris family remains separated as Eve is reeling from her son, Josh, having mistakenly gone through a portal to 1988. What she doesn’t know yet is that her estranged husband, Gavin, and their daughter, Izzy, have landed in prehistoric Seattle and now must brave the elements and animals to make their way to L.A.

Honestly, it's just such a stupid looking show and concept.
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