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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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