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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Wait, Woah, Wasn't Coachella Last Week... Oh and 4/20

Coachella Weekend 2 is back, so good traffic in LA, unless heading out of the city. And, bad traffic Palm Springs. Enjoy your time in the desert.

Here's some places to check locally if there:
 The Infatuation's
Boozehounds is a nice place to take your dog, not that great for people just seeking brunch.
Wed, Apr 19, 2023 – Sun, Apr 23, 2023
TCL Chinese Theatre, The Hollywood Roosevelt
"The 23rd Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival® (BHFF) is proud to announce that it will feature 15 Film Premieres on Opening Night. The fest is presenting its 2023 line-up of 140 competition films and kicks-off on Wednesday, April 19th with the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala event at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (6925 Hollywood Boulevard). For five days, the BHFF hosts red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions and after-parties, culminating in the annual Awards Gala, held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard), on Sunday, April 23rd.  "
Yeti Presents: Sober Angels vs. High Demons, a 4/20 spectacular!
April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm $15.00
April 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm $10.00 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90028

Winslow understands our loved ones – they plague our lives with never-ending texts, chain emails, and accidental butt dials. We can’t stop this daily nightmare, but we can do improv based on it! You give us your weird family messages, and we’ll spin it into a cozy improv sweater of absolute chaos.
More unpredictable than a 100mg edible, I’m Too Effing High is a talk show/game show where hosts James Mastraieni and Dhruv Uday Singh get comedians high on cannabis and make them perform comedic challenges to prove that marijuana makes everything funnier.
Note: The 8:00PM screening is now SOLD OUT, but the 5:30PM and 10:15PM screenings are still available!
Frida Cinema
What really happened to G4TV and Attack of the Show?

Enter Attack Of The Doc!--the new film, written and directed by Chris Gore, promises to answer one of pop culture's longest running mysteries! There will be two screenings at The Frida Cinema as part of this one night only experience: one at 8PM and the other at 10:15PM.

Both screenings will followed with a Q&A with the filmmakers themselves! As an added bonus, there might be some of your favorite G4TV people also in attendance! Don't miss out!
April 22 - 23, 2023
Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Festival of Books will be held at the University of Southern California at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089.
While general admission is free, there is a small fee per panel reservation. All outdoor stages and activities are free and do not require advance reservations. 
Parking at the USC campus will be $20
Spellbinding stories, inspiring ideas, and sweet sounds -- featuring more than 500 authors, hundreds of exhibitors, and more!
Earth Day 2023
April 22, 11 am - 3 pm
Natural History Museum Free with paid Museum admission

Celebrate Earth Day with NHM! Visit us on Saturday, April 22 from 11 am–3 pm for Earth Day-themed programming. Join us in our Nature Gardens for live musical performances, hands-on activities, up-close encounters with behind-the-scenes Museum collections, and so much more! Explore the Science of Spongebob with help from our partners at Nickelodeon and learn how to draw your favorite Bikini Bottom characters with a live drawing demonstration from Nick’s animators and take your photo with Spongebob and Patrick when they make a special appearance!

Heavy Manners Comics Fair Spring 2023
April 22nd and 23rd, 2023, from 12pm-6pm PST
Heavy Manners Library
1200 N Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Join us for a day long book fair featuring 24 from around LA selling their comics and goods. Each day will feature a different line up of 12 exhibitors. The event if free and open to the public.
Screenings will be held on April 23, 25, 27 and May 2nd only
Select Theaters
Filmed during the hit production’s 2022 run at the historic Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, the stage play is based on Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning animated feature, and is adapted and directed for the stage by Tony Award®-winner John Caird

 Wednesday, April 19 · 7:30
Today we welcome co-writer/director Paul Bunnell to the theater to discuss his singular The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, a comedy, sci-fi, retro musical complete with aliens, zombies, songs, dance numbers, and the last film ever to be shot on Kodak’s black and white plus X stock.

A love letter to the drive-in Roger Corman and Sam Arkoff sci-fi and/or juvenile delinquent rock and roll exploitation classics of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Johnny X is a blast.
Starts on Saturday, April 22 · 8pm
Come experience one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade. Celebrate over 10 years serving FREE PANCAKES and introducing you to some of the nation's leading emerging artists.
Monday, April 24 · 7:30 - 9:30pm
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.
Special Screening 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 24th, 2023 

Among its many innovations, the Battles series featured a new mode of guerrilla stuntwork, choreographed by Ueno Ryuzo and carried out by the “Piranha Army” of hard drinking bit players at Toei’s Kyoto Studio. USC Professor J.D. Connor with discuss that work with legendary Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada after the film.

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