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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Easter, Passover, Mario, Anything More?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out this Wednesday April 5th. See ya favorite bros take on King Koopa, Bowser and save the Mushroom Kingdom.
"Mario is back on the big screen and comedians Ian Abramson and Nikki Black and the Protected Under Parody team are celebrating with a bar takeover in Video Vortex. Full on LAN style Mario Kart tourney with prizes and more! Costumes encouraged! Join us this Saturday, 4/8 @ 7:30pm!"
It's also Passover starting Wednesday night for those of the Jewish faith. We can't eat anything leaven. So no bread. It's like forced into being gluten free for seven days.
And, don't forget about Easter Sunday when people usually celebrate with brunch or some sort of get-together and get chocolate eggs.
Wednesday, April 5 · 7:30 - 10pm
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
Tonight, we screen the notoriously non-sensical Japanese anime Garzey’s Wing, a 90 minute straight to video Japanese anime from the mid-90’s that has something to do with a young man named Chris getting teleported naked by a huge mystical duck to “another world” where wings sprout from his feet and he fights. . .

Oh why bother! The Resistance are gonna take this diamond in the rough and have a ball live dubbing it and trying to figure out how to make a story and characters out of an anime with crazy sequences, no story, and characters whose motivations remain a mystery even to the creators of the anime itself.
George Townley's After Hours
The Golden Age of Hollywood
Friday, April 7, from 7 to 10 pm - we'd love to have you join us for a G1988 pop-up at 355 N. Fairfax Ave for the opening of After Hours, the newest solo show from George Townley.

His newest collection depicts some of his favorite, and the most iconic, landmarks of our city and this work is his best yet. George WILL be in attendance, as this night will mark your first chance to pick up new works.
The Golden Age of Hollywood group show is inspired by the films and culture of movies from 1927 - 1959, marking the start of talkies and the studio system, we've asked some of our favorite artists to create original works in the theme.
Natural History Museum
$20 Non-members
Free for Members 

-They want people to cosplay
Explore the Museum after hours with live music, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, pop-up experiences, special NHM collections displays, and more.
April’s theme is Space, Time, and Beyond: Speculative Fiction and the World We Live In. 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. 

April 8th, 2023 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM 
3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503
$15 online $20 there

AniFest is an annual Anime Festival held in Torrance, CA during the spring time. The event hosts over a hundred vendors, and has two stages for a variety of traditional and modern performances. Come and explore everything Japanese culture and Anime during this one-day festival of family fun!
Opening April 8th, 1-5pm
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Idle Moments Too is a solo exhibition by artist Rain Szeto at GR2 Gallery running from April 8th, 2023 to April 26th, 2023
CityWalk The Musical
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028
A brand new musical based on the greatest retail and dining district adjacent to a movie studio theme park in Los Angeles!

Sketch team Moon Goon presents Citywalk The Musical! Welcome to Citywalk, a place where themed restaurants and retail come alive… for real. A couple goes on an unforgettable journey to the depths of the magical mall in search of adventure, passion, and $22 sugary cocktails. From Bubba Gump to Bucca di Beppo, every new turn is always unexpected.
Opening on Sunday, April 9th
$ Admission

In the work of American artist Sam Francis (1923–1994), Western and Eastern aesthetics engage in a profound intercultural dialogue. Francis first traveled to Japan in 1957, developing a lifelong affinity for Japanese art and culture that influenced his work. His expressive handling of negative space shared pictorial and philosophical affinities with aspects of East Asian aesthetics, particularly the Japanese concept of ma, the dynamic between form and non-form. With over 60 works from LACMA’s collection and key lenders, this is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s work in relation to ma and other aspects of Japanese aesthetics. 
Tuesday, April 11 · 7 - 10pm
Brewyard Beer Company 906 Western Avenue Glendale, CA 91201
 Drinking & Dragons is divided into three, 30-minute sessions. Audience members are chosen at random to join the table with our Dungeon Master Riley, while the audience weighs-in like an improv show. Just because you're not physically sitting at the table does not mean that you won't be affecting the game! Audience participation is essential to Drinking & Dragons. We've got a basketball-sized d20 for you to roll too!


Kehinde Wiley
Colorful Realm
On view through April 8, 2023
Roberts Projects
442 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles

Drawing inspiration from Japanese nature paintings of the Edo period (c.1600–1868), Kehinde Wiley's exhibition, entitled Colorful Realm, parallels traditional techniques and materials in nine monumental paintings. Exposed linen highlights the depicted natural scenes while also preserving the delicate balance of the untouched picture space.
And the Fifth Rider is Fear / The 13th Police Station
April 7, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Invaders from Mars
April 9, 2023 - 7:00 pm

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 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