Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Coachella Begins, Let's Hope For Less Traffic

Coachella Weekend 1 starts this Friday, LA might seem less congested as some of the folks have decided to head out early. Just be careful on the roads to and from our city as big treks of teenagers/college kids and whomever is headed to Coachella/Palm Springs.

Out there they'll enjoy music acts and overprices everything. Have fun.
Cap’n’s Cove Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs April 15th, 10 AM - 3PM PST
April 13-16, 2023
Hollywood, Multiple Venues 

The classic and cult film fest is back allowing you to see some of greatest movies all time back on the big screen and with maybe a nice talk after about it.
"The 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival has something for every film fan, from screenings in historic theaters, to world premiere restorations, to in-depth conversations with the stars and filmmakers who made some of your favorite movies."
 As it's the 100th Anniversary of WB's, they have a lot of films showing at this year's fest. And here's a chance to see Batwoman, no not the one that was thrown away. The one from 1968?
The Batwoman (1968)
12:00 am - 1:45 am | Friday, April 14 Chinese Multiplex House 6
April 14 - April 16
Los Feliz Theatre
1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027


From director Makoto Shinkai, a new anime film in wide release. We love the look of someone transformed into a cute chair.

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

As the skies turn red and the earth trembles, Japan stands on the brink of disaster. But one determined teenager, Suzume, sets out on a mission to save her country. Able to see the supernatural forces that others can’t, it’s up to her to close the mysterious doors spreading chaos across the land. A perilous journey awaits as the fate of the country rests on her shoulders.


April 15 - 16, 2023 (2 Days)
Festival Time
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ken Miller Recreation Center
3341 Torrance Blvd. 
This annual event features authentic demonstrations of Japanese dance, koto, and shakuhachi flute, folk singing, taiko drums, calligraphy, origami, martial arts including: kendo, judo, aikido, and naginata. Ikebana (flower arranging), bonsai, and girls’ day dolls on display. Kamishibai storytelling in English and Japanese, games and crafts for kids. A fun and educational event for families and all ages.
Starts April 14
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

It's a Barbie world, go here after the movie or before and live like a Barbie.

"Discover, explore, and revel in the iconic lifestyle and many careers of Barbie through a wide selection of interactive activities. After a huge success in Toronto, World of Barbie makes its way to Santa Monica Place this April!"
Friday, April 14
Redcat 631 W 2ND ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
If you can’t find talent at CalArts, you can’t find it anywhere! Talent Show emerges from faculty members Sharon Lockhart and Ariel Osterweis’ CalArts course of the same name. Graduates, undergraduates, alumni, and professional guest artists come together to put on a talent show, featuring acts that may lie outside their formal training.
Sat, Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm 
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This six-feature marathon of lo-fi sci-fi comes from the archives of Secret Sixteen: L.A.’s sickest hand-picked stockpile of this wondrous film format.  

Join Secret Sixteen founder Mike Williamson, Josh Miller (Friday Night Frights) and Bret Berg (Museum of Home Video) for a 12-hour blast of cyberjunk comforts.  These movie-collecting miscreants decided we needed to go even harder than our marathon with them last October by busting open their trove of dystopian future shocks and scares that lovingly hearkens back to some dingy bong basement memory.
Titles aren’t revealed until they unspool onscreen — get ready to duck and cover from time-traveling troopers, frozen freebooters, martial-arts marauders, bionic butchers, randy droids and paradox-parroting P.I.s!  BYO blue milk.

Saturday, April 15 – Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Symbiosis Curators’ Talk | Dialogue with Yuko Hasegawa x Kazuyo Sejima
Friday, April 14, 20235:00 PM – 6:00 PM | JAPAN Symbiosis Exhibition Preview
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2

Designed to revitalize the depopulated Japanese island of Inujima (“Dog Island”) by integrating contemporary art, the Inujima “Art House Project” creates a unique symbiosis between art, architecture, community, and ecology that has been transforming the landscape of Inujima. The exhibition celebrates and transports visitors to this “living art” island through the sights and sounds of everyday island life, captured through an experiential diorama of the island and its art pavilions.


Join us on Sunday, April 16 (rain or shine!), as we connect Mid City and Pico Union and transform them into public parks for the day. Jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route however you want. Our routes are welcoming to people of all ages and abilities! This CicLAvia event is presented by Metro and is in partnership with Accelerate Resilience L.A.
Friday, April 14 · 5 - 10pm
Shop handmade and artisan goods from 25+ local vendors and enjoy a night out at Ivy Station with food trucks, drinks, games, and music

MOCA GALA 2023 on Saturday April 15,2023 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in the Little Tokyo

The second annual Gala Dance Party will follow the Gala dinner, featuring DJ Mirko Loko with special guests Carl Craig and Moodymann, food and drinks, and exhibition viewing. Special admission is offered for the Dance Party, with tickets starting at $100 for MOCA members and $150 for the general public. For Gala Dance Party ticket information, please email [email protected].

Sun, Apr 16 , 2pm-4pm
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join us as we honor survivors, remember those who perished, and mark the 80th anniversary of the uprisings at the Warsaw Ghetto and Sobibor and Treblinka Death Camps. The continued importance of standing up together against pervasive and increasing antisemitism remains crucial. 

626 Night Market Mini Santa Monica is back April 15 & 16!

Special Screening 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Location: The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, RSVP

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, Apr 14: THEY LIVE (1988) 35th Anniversary!
Sat, Apr 15: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Featuring live shadow cast Sins O' The Flesh!
Fri, Apr 21: THE HEROIC TRIO (1993) 4K Restoration! 30th Anniversary! Starring Oscar Winner Michelle Yeoh! (In Cantonese with English Subtitles)
Sat, Apr 22: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Featuring live shadow cast Sins O' The Flesh!
Fri, Apr 28: FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) 4K Restoration of the Original!
Sat, Apr 29: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Featuring live shadow cast Sins O' The Flesh!
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

Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán-The Montalbán's rooftop reopens for its beloved Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán on Friday, April 14, offering cinematic experiences under the stars. The Montalbán curates films from all eras, from classics to select current releases, premieres and exclusive presentations with cast and crew when possible. Upcoming programming for the 2023 summer season includes 1980's favs The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and The Goonies; Hollywood classics like Some Like It Hot and Sunset Blvd.; and nail-biters Memento, Argo, and Seven. Doors & bar open at 6:00pm. Each screening starts after sunset (7:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

 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