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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Memorial Day Weekend Coming

Sunday, May 27th 1pm - 5pm 
Main Street (10 blocks between Navy St. & Bay St.)
The Victorian | 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 
Tickets are $30 in advance for GA, and $55 in advance for VIP.

MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game, and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest restaurants, bars, and eateries.

Artist Alley
May 27th, Saturday, 2023, at 12 PM to 6 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, CA
Check out a lot of local artists and get some nice fan art of your favorite game character.


May 27 - 28
Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, CA
$tarts at $30 per day

This anime convention in Riverside County features a jam-packed two days of cosplayers and anime merch vendors. There's plenty of panels, voice actor signings and more to let you enjoy everything that's anime. They have something called Anime Wrestling, which has cosplayers looking like they're going to beat each other up, but really makes for good photos. This is only its second year and the convention looks like it's going strong. More info on everything here.

-Weird, Okamoto Kitchen OVA first look is happening at it. That's...that's just a food truck that's anime themed, but based here in SoCal, huh.
May 27 - May 29, 2023
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

Join us at the AC this Memorial Day weekend with a slate full of classic heartfelt dramas and war epics from THE CONVERSATION to Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
Sunday, May 28 · 10:30am - 4:30pm
Santa Anita Park 285 Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007
$12 – $50
Join the cutest Corgis in Southern California as they take the field at Santa Anita Park, Sunday MAY 28th, 2023. It’s the triumphant return of Corgi Nationals, and you won’t want to miss these speed demons put their paws to work at this fun family event!
Black — Still opens at the M&A x Craft Contemporary Courtyard
Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28
5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Join us for the opening of Black — Still, this summer's M&A x Craft Contemporary courtyard installation. Designed by the interdisciplinary practice enFOLD Collective, the multi-sensory project and a schedule of complementing workshops and events explore narratives of wellness, access, and cultural expression with specific attention to marginalized communities.
Tuesday, May 30 · 7:30pm
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth 2511 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057
Hollywood Handbook is an insider’s guide to achieving your showbiz dreams from two A-List it-boys who are living theirs. Hayes and Sean provide an exclusive VIP backstage pass into Tinseltown politics, answer questions from unsuccessful listeners, and bring in famous guests to discuss their craft and how they became what they are (famous).

The reopened themed area comes alive both day and night to celebrate the Hispanic influences in Southern California. In Fiesta Village, guests can enjoy the sounds of Mariachi music, encounter a storyteller spinning whimsical tales of the alebrijes, experience performances of the traditional dance Folklorico and be entertained by the interactive puppets with their playful antics.

Those who venture through the newly landscaped alebrije gardens can meet Fiesta Village’s very own spirit animal friends. Stroll down Fiesta Mercado, inspired by Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, and find a variety of merchants with unique and authentic items

Knott’s Soak City
Make your own waves with a visit to Knott's Soak City Waterpark starting select dates May 20 through September 10. Guests can catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides or take a relaxing trip down one of the longest lazy rivers in the country. The 15-acre water park has something for each member of the family, an interactive kid's area, and for those more adventurous, The Wedge, a rip-roaring raft ride.
MAY 25-27
In this chapter of a larger speculative mythology, a precolonial African village is at the cusp of a major upheaval.

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.

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level.

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.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love 
Ghost World May 27, 2023
SFC x D23 Present: Mulan 25th Anniversary
May 28, 2023 8:00 PM
 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