Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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Mar 1, 2023 - 7:30 PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233
Tickets for the Los Angeles screening will go on sale at 12:00 PM Pacific on Thursday, February 23rd.

Join director S.S. Rajamouli, star Ram Charan, composer M.M. Keeravaani, and special guests for the world's largest screening of RRR! By now, it’s hard to imagine anyone who has not at least heard of S.S. Rajamouli’s earth-shattering, bone-breaking epic – but for those who are just joining us, here it is one more time: when the paths of the fearless villager Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan), an officer in the British army, cross over the kidnapping of a child from Bheem’s village, neither of them are aware of each other’s hidden agenda – what is at stake is not just their friendship or the fate of the child but a chance to truly alter fate of their nation towards revolution and freedom.
Witches, Wizards, and Magical Powers
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 5pm 
Natural History Museum 
$20 Non-members
Free for Members
The Natural World vs. Fantasy Worlds: This season we focus on how nature and science influence the creation of our favorite imagined worlds. From dragons and witchcraft to superheroes and giant monsters, First Fridays 2023 is where the fans come out to celebrate the intersection of pop-culture fandom and the work and collections of NHM. 
Out the Mud: A Black American Rite of Passage (Gallery I)
Charity Benefit Group Show F CANCER (Gallery II)
Marissa Reyes Fighting Fickle Feelings For You (Gallery III)
Roja Asco (Gallery IV)
Opening Receptions:
Saturday, March 4 from 6-10pm
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Group Show to benefit the American Cancer Society with other new opening shows.

626 Night Market Mini will return biweekly all spring starting March 4 & 5
Lot 27- 1324 E 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 near Santa Monica’s iconic 3rd Street Promenade

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!

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) will open its seasonal Butterfly Pavilion for the spring and summer months starting Sunday, March 5, with previews for members beginning March 3. 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.

EO / Jerzy Skolimowski Curated Short Film Program 

SUN MAR 5, 2023 2:00 PM
Aero Theatre | Q&A with filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski and screenwriter/producer Ewa Piaskowska. Moderated by Susan Orlean.
Miniature donkey “Lil Bit” will join the screening from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Synopsis: In Polish, Italian, and French with English subtitles

With his first film in seven years, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski (DEEP END, MOONLIGHTING) directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a nomadic gray donkey named EO. On his journey, EO is both helped and hindered by a cast of characters including a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo), a Countess (Isabelle Huppert), and a rowdy Polish soccer team. Loosely inspired by Robert Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR, and featuring immersive, stunning cinematography by Michal Dymek coupled with Pawel Mykietyn’s resonant score, Skolimowski’s film puts the viewer in the perspective of its four-legged protagonist. EO’s journey speaks to the world around us, an equine hero boldly pointing out societal ills, and serving as a warning to the dangers of neglect and inaction, all while on a quest for freedom.

Go Further Out
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."
Here's our coverage from it in 2021:

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

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