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Friday, March 24, 2023

3-Day Snyderverse Movie Marathon Already Sold-Out


Just going on sale a few hours ago it looks like the 3-Day Snyderverse Movie Marathon for late April is already sold-out and with tickets at $150 and $175 a pop that's pretty impressive. All proceeds going to suicide prevention probably didn't hurt.

We just question how many people want to re-watch Zack Synder's take on the DC Universe with him doing Q&A's? The answer was a sold out crowd at high prices.

It's taking place in Pasadena's ArtCenter (to which Synder is an Alum) & the Citywalk IMAX, because WB didn't invest in its own fancy theater off the lot.

Buy the damn Cinerama-dome WBs.

Hype: Bōsai-kun Earthquake Safety Tips, Tax Heaven 3000, Big Shark, Amazon Question Block Packaging & More



Tax Heaven 3000

Uh-Oh For Mondo


Well, that's less than stellar news.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Don't Forget: Gashapon Pop-Up Store In Little Tokyo, Horror Vibes Coffee, Butterfly Pavilion & Desert X

If you head over to Little Tokyo you can grab toys/stuff to put on your desk from anime/video games and more. The Gashapon Pop-Up Store is only here until the Summer and you might want to go multiple times to grab all the goodies it's got.

With over 200 machines stacked up high, it looks like the perfect place to try your luck and find some fun figure to stick hidden somewhere in your house or show along your window sill.

Little Tokyo
Location: 319 E. 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Wed-Mon, 12PM - 7PM (Closed Tue)
Shop will run from Feb 1 - Aug 31. 
5251 Lankershim Blvd. 
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Horror Vibes is still going strong. With so much horror coming out with Scream 6 and the new Evil Dead Rise on the way, there's plenty to talk about there with other horror chums.  Even that awful looking Children of the Corn. Enjoy your coffees and ice cram with a horror edge.

Starting Sunday, March 5
March 5 - August 13, 2023
Open Monday through Sunday
10 AM - 5 PM (last group admitted at 4:30 PM)
Natural History Museum
$20 Non-members
Free for Members
Timed tickets are for 30 minute sessions and are $8 per person with a general admission ticket (free for members)
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has opened its seasonal Butterfly Pavilion for the spring and summer months  Visitors are able to walk among hundreds of butterflies in NHM’s outdoor, open-air netted enclosure. The experience also features colorful native plants and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures flutter and fly.

Don' forget you're not that far out from Palm Springs. Desert X 2023 starts its almost 3-month stay in Coachella Valley starting Saturday. The outdoor art exhibition has yet to share the new free pieces to be in awe of as of writing this. Every two years, different artists showcase pieces large and small, but entice you to visit them a little outside of LA. What make it all the wilder is that they aren't in all one location, but usually all over Coachella Valley making you drive out to enjoy not just Palm Springs and how it's put on the freeway sign "Other Desert Cities."

Desert X 2023
Coachella Valley, CA
March 4 – May 7

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

WonderCon 2023 Updates

Weekly What To Do: WonderCon & What Else?

WonderCon is closing in. Taking place March 24 - 26 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The yearly convention celebrates all your favorite fan activities from comics to streaming, movies to anime. Oh, and of course, cosplay. It's starting this Friday and the full schedule is up. You can still grab a pass and head to Anaheim this weekend. Check out the Exhibit Hall Map and list here and try and sign up for Funko timed entries for their booth if you already have your badge. 
Friday at $45 for adults and $55 Saturday, Sunday $35
Plus, whatever unfair rates for parking.

Taco Bell X Yeastie Boys Food Truck

    Friday, 3/24 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        📍Arts District: 584 Mateo St
    Saturday, 3/25 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        📍Silver Lake: 3900 Sunset Blvd
        📍Venice: 1107 Abbot Kinney Blvd
    Sunday, 3/26 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        📍Studio City: 12103 Ventura Pl
        📍West Hollywood: 8420 Melrose Pl
Free breakfast/ brunch while supplies last
March 24 - April 2, 2023
The LGBTQIA+  returns to LA with even more films and panels.
Celebrations for Transformed Hammer Museum
Marking two decades of transformation, on March 26, 2023 the Hammer will open the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center, unveiling new street-level exhibition spaces, including an expansive lobby that will house rotating installations, a new 5,600-square-foot street-facing gallery, and an outdoor sculpture terrace.
Special event open to members at the Immerse level ($250) and higher. Membership admits 2. Dance in the Hammer’s courtyard to an all vinyl set from DJ Pee .Wee aka Anderson .Paak! Be among the first to be welcomed through the Hammer’s new main entrance and lobby, with brand-new exhibition spaces featuring large-scale installations by artists Chiharu Shiota and Rita McBride, plus a new outdoor sculpture terrace featuring Sanford Biggers’ 25-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture Oracle. Eight exhibitions will be on view with galleries open late.

Open to all with no reservations required, the Hammer will welcome guests to explore the museum’s new spaces and inaugural exhibitions, featuring tours led by curators and educators, art-making activities, and more. Throughout the day, the Billy Wilder Theater will be screening artists’ videos in tandem with the exhibition Full Burn: Video from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.


 The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Parking is available in the lot beneath the Hammer Museum, accessed via Westwood Boulevard or Glendon Avenue. For the members event on Saturday, March 25, parking will be free.

On Sunday, March 26, parking is $8. Valet parking available for $10 on Lindbrook Drive. Rideshare or visitor drop off is available on Lindbrook Drive. Located on the north side of the Museum between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue, this entrance has an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level. Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage underneath the museum, where there is an accessible ramp.
March 25, 2023 - April 9, 2023
Opening Receptions / Mar 25, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Nucleus 210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801
 Award winning movie poster artist Akiko Stehrenberger will be debuting new posters alongside limited editions of some of her greatest hits, as well as a selection of real media pieces.
 Fine artist and illustrator Patrick Mathews will be debuting all new paintings, ceramics, and exclusive merchandise in his first solo exhibition! Inspired by his travels, heavy metal, and Japanese folklore, his latest collection is truly a feast for the senses!
Select Theaters

    Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
    Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
    Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
    Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
    Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

 When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children.
Wed, Mar 22
Select Theaters
Mothra's twin fairies appear with a warning to Japan... Kiryu (aka Mechagodzilla) must be put to rest at the bottom of the ocean or face the wrath of Mothra. When Godzilla returns once again, will humanity heed the warning or will Kiryu be forced to fight against two monsters?

This exclusive event will also include a special showing of Godzilla vs. Gigan Rex, a short that debuted at the 2022 Japan Godzilla Festival as a sequel to G vs. G (2019) - never before seen on the big screen!
Fri, March 24
207 N. Maryland Ave.
It stars Tom Arnold, it will be a farce. There is no trailer online.
-In anticipation for a possible walk-out by essential union laborers, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) in Exposition Park and La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park, announced they will offer free general admission to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students and chaperones during what is expected to be a three-day strike beginning Tuesday, March 21. Free general admission tickets will be available only onsite at the Museums’ ticket counters.


UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
Fri, Mar 24: STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) Special Edition
Sat, Mar 25: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Featuring live shadow cast Sins O' The Flesh!
Fri, Mar 31: STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (2018) 40th Anniversary! Special Edition
American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.
 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge-Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hype: Trombone Champion Tee, German Supermarket Cat Commercial & More

Resident Evil 4 remake is making fun of classic anime, we need more commercials that have fun here in the USA.


Monday, March 20, 2023

WonderCon 2023 Schedule Up

Well, WonderCon 2023 is starting this Friday and the full schedule is up. You can still grab a pass and head to Anaheim this weekend. Enjoy three days of a convention with seemingly no big restrictions since Covid happened. Not that much to report than some panels official panels on Walking Dead Spin-Off, other than that it looks to mostly be a community convention.

We'll have some highlights from it and hopefully some good cosplay photos.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Weird Marketing: Mario's Boots?


Not sure why Nintendo made some sort of an event about making Mario's boots real, but they did. Mario Day or March10, the Nintendo Store of New York showed off replica boots of Mario's. Why? They...aren't iconic. It's very random and we hope what ever ad exec who did it comes forward to be made fun of. 

Fans seem to really like the commercial that pay homage to the old TV show theme, but this, this was just dumb.

WonderCon Anaheim 2023 Exhibit Hall Map Up


Check out the Exhibit Hall Map and list here and try and sign up for Funko timed entries for their booth if you already have your badge. No word on the panel guide/schedule as of writing this.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

What's The Topanga Social?


Did the girl from Boy Meets World create a social app or something? No, the Topanga Social is a brand-spanking new food hall featuring 24 of some of LA's most talked about restaurants and pop-ups now within the valley, specifically the Westfield Topanga Mall. It opens this Spring...hopefully.

Here's the latest on whose gonna be apart of it, though someone seems kicked off, because they're only 24 places now.
Eater LA's head most of exploded after seeing everything coming to the valley.

Shrimp Daddy
Topanga Social’s culinary concepts are: Amboy Quality Burgers (Chef Alvin Cailan), Burrata
(Co-Founders Antonello Dato and Francesco Gatti, Partner Mimmo Bruno of Di Stefano cheese), a candy shop curated by, Dtown Pizzeria (Chef and Owner Ryan Ososky), Dumpling Monster (Chef and Owner Perry Cheung), Fat Sal’s (Founders Josh Stone and Sal Capek), Hey Hey Boba (Crafter Christopher Kwok), I Love Micheladas (Co-founders Paulina Lopez-Velazquez, Bricia Lopez, and Fernando Lopez), Jay Bird’s Chicken (Chef Jay Bogsinske - Executive Chef/Director of Culinary), Katsu Sando (Chef Daniel So), Mad Lab Coffee (Owner and Founders Andrew Sinclair and Sarah Sinclair), MANEATINGPLANT (Partners and Chefs Candice Tzeng and Phil Kwan), Margarita Garden (tequilas and cocktails), Mini Kabob (Owners and Chefs Ovakim Martirosyan, Alvard Martirosyan, and Armen Martirosyan), Oakberry (CEO Georgios Frangulis), Pearl Champagne Bar, Poke Me, Primo's Donuts (Founders Ralph and Celia Primo), Rock & Reilly’s, Temaki by Seaweed Handroll Bar (Chef Jesse Herek), Shrimp Daddy (Partners Dan Tran, June Quan, Anna Wang, Jeremy Tu), Slab BBQ (Pitmaster and Owner Burt Bakman), The Pie Room (Chef Curtis Stone), Truffle Brothers Market (Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo), and Wanderlust Creamery (Chef and Owner Adrienne Borlongan).-via the Businesswire
When talking to friends about it they seemed overjoyed with their utter hate of traveling outside of the valley to get to better food destinations. They don't want to deal with the traffic or the parking when it comes to downtown or really outside of their comfort zone.

Still, we're holding back our praise on how good it goes as Westfield's The Village nearby lacks so many restaurants worth going to when it gets down to it and it had huge amount of excitement for it before it sort of settled into kind of bland place to walk around.

Hype: Doggo Show, Bronze Wonder Woman Statue Burbank & More

Justine Lin - "Double Finger Heart Doggo


Here's more details

Warner Bros. unveils life-sized bronze Wonder Woman statue in Burbank

Escape From the Red Planet, available now on Steam for $4.99 USD.


This needs to be in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Weekly What To Do: Saint Patrick's Day Shenanigans

A Very Jewish St. Patrick’s Day
Thurs, March 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The cast of “A Very Jewish Christmas” has returned to do more improv comedy inspired by a non-Jewish holiday! Watch some of UCB’s funniest chosen performers wear green, answer questions like “who would win in a fight between a golem and a leprechaun?” (I personally think they would be friends), interview a real Irish dancer, and perform hilarious improv comedy!

Friday March 17, 2023
Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
VIP Tickets for a whole suite of special privileges, inclusive drinks and food, and giveaways!

Fri Mar 17, 2023 @ 12:30pm - 7pm
Farmer's Market
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with authentic Irish food, green beer and live music! Enjoy a strolling bagpiper from 12:30-3:30pm and traditional Irish folk music by The Merry Minstrels on the West Patio from 5-7pm. Magee's Kitchen, the Market's first eatery, will be serving their world famous corned beef, cabbage and potato plate all day long! Green beer and imported Irish beers will be on tap from E.B's and Bar 326.

Sat March
Santa Monica
$15 – $40

This annual holiday specially-guided bar tour offers two starting spots to choose from - Barney's Beanery or Circle Bar; and it is sure to satisfy all your “Luck o’ the Irish” needs. Bring your best pals — plus make some new — as you enjoy drink specials, DJ dancing, and no cover at nearly a dozen venues.

Sat, Mar 18, 2023, 1:00 PM
The Tavern Off Broadway 221 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90014
$14 – $29

Join us for the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl in downtown Los Angeles with access and drink discounts at 10 + different venues. Your St. Patrick's Day pub crawl kit includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers and a map of all participating downtown LA bars.
Lee Unkrich Presents The Shining
Fri, Mar 17, 2023
David Geffen Theater
Lee Unkrich, editor of The Shining will be there in person to discuss and talk about his new book on it. The synopsis for the event page, doesn't really say that and just goes over his book, because someone was lazy and just copy and pasted that.
The Magic Flute AKA Superflute
El Portal Theater
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Friday Mar 17, 2023 | 8:00pm
Saturday Mar 18, 2023 | 7:00pm
Sunday Mar 19, 2023 | 3:00pm

Friday Mar 24, 2023 | 8:00pm
Saturday Mar 25, 2023 | 3:00pm
Sunday Mar 26, 2023 | 3:00pm
  The Magic Flute AKA Superflute, that by sheer costume and set design alone we want to see. This intriguing production takes place for only two weekends this March. It's an opera set to the music of Mozart with a heavy Nintendo inspired theme.
March 18 & 19
Lot 27- 1324 E 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 
Free entry

626 Night Market Mini Santa Monica is back in town all Spring 2023! This weekend, enjoy a rotating lineup of 3 dozen food and merchandise vendors with something new to try every time! There’s fun for everyone with artists, live music, DJs, and more! 

March 18th, 2023, at 12 PM to 4 PM 
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502

Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!
Sat, March 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12257 Venice Blvd. 12257 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066

Stroll the fest grounds as you enjoy a day filled with musical performances, activities for the entire family, Shop local artists & designers , food trucks, beer gardens, Vintage Car Show, and so much more!

March 18th & Sunday March 19th 2023
Halloween Depot 13422 Paramount Boulevard South Gate, CA 90280

For HORRORVILLE the ultimate all horror themed Pop-up Experience Located inside Halloween Depot In South Gate, CA We are excited to announce @Alex_Vincent aka Andy from the iconic slasher franchise Chucky & Child's Play, Along with other surprise Horror industry special guest, host, sliders and cosplayers!!

Mon, March 20, 2023, 7:30 PM
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$10 – $12
Secret Movie Club is honored to partner with acclaimed podcaster and comic Kyle Ayers to host a movie centered trivia night at the Secret Movie Club Theater. Movie centric bar-trivia-style trivia. Show off your movie knowledge and win real, potentially underwhelming prizes! Bring a team! Play alone! PLUS! Some questions will be Subjective Trivia, where there is no correct answer, but the rightest (new word) answer wins.

 Go Further Out
Desert X 2023
Coachella Valley, CA
March 4 – May 7

The outdoor art exhibition that happens every two years, Desert X is in full swing with multiple exhibits to see all around Coachella Valley. A fun adventure awaits those who want to get away from LA for a little bit.

During this special evening, you’ll be able to hatch grunion eggs, participate in grunion arts and crafts, watch a classic grunion video, touch tidepool animals and see the many fish and other marine animals in the Aquarium. After participating in fun grunion activities, everyone will head to the beach to observe these enchanting fish.

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.
 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style
Street Food Cinema-nothing now

Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán-Nothing, much right now

Cinelounge-Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Electric Dusk Drive-In-LA's longest running pop up Drive-In & outdoor movie venue 
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night