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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Roll Up Bugs, Comics and Paramount Content

May 17, 2023 - May 19, 2023
210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801
FREE admission, no RSVP needed, all ages welcome.
In celebration of the June 2nd release of the We ♥ Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie  video game, Nucleus and Bandai Namco is hosting a three day pop up fan event! MAY 17 - 19 ONLY!
-FREE Katamari sticker sheet to all in person attendees. One per person while supplies last.
-Take selfies to your heart's content!
-Decorate your own Katamari ball to adorn the night sky.
-Check out some production art from the game.
-Pose with a life size Katamari ball (balloon).
The Writers Strike Show: A Fundraiser!
May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
(Part Two)
May 19 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue
A Fundraiser for the Entertainment Community Fund!

Writers from your favorite TV shows (A.P. Bio, Ted Lasso, Never Have I Ever, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Loot, New Girl and more) can’t write during the strike, but they can pretend to put together a season of a made up television show in an imaginary, improvised writers room!
The Paramount Showcase 
Thursday, May 18 through Saturday May 20 from 12pm-3pm PT
Hollywood Athletic Club (6525 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) 
Fans can reserve a spot for their attendance by visiting

The Paramount Showcase will offer fans an immersive experience with interactive rooms, themed installations and unique programming inspired by hit shows from Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount+, Paramount Network and SHOWTIME.

Fans can reserve a spot for their attendance by visiting
May 20-21
The Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Avenue #Suite 203 Santa Monica, CA 90405

EEEEEATSCON is a two-day food experience built in the spirit of a music festival, but with restaurants as the headliners. The festival is designed for people who want more from a food festival than just tasting-sized portions and cooking demonstrations. The event features highly curated groups of local restaurants and exciting imports from across the country, serving food you won’t find anywhere else.
Make That Sandwich
May 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dick Cannon Presents: Do the Dumb
May 20 @ 11:30 pm - 12:30 am
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue

The best, and ONLY sandwich making gameshow on the planet. Host, comedian and chef Lindsay Ames will be joined by a revolving cast.

This interactive and completely one of a kind delicious show is coming to UCB for the first time after sell out shows & pop up experiences at Soho House DTLA & Lyric Hyperion. Not even a pandemic could stop us from sandwiching. This interactive show will have beloved performers and some audience members play the game Make That Sandwich, try sandwiches and test their sandwich knowledge all within the glorious confines of the theater on Franklin. If you love, like, or ever ate a sandwich – this show is for you.

Do the Dumb is a show where we invite LA’s best comedians to perform their dumbest ideas. Stupid sketch ideas, idiotic bit ideas, way too specific for most people to get character ideas, premises they’ve had for years but could never convince anyone to perform it ideas, some idea about butts ideas. If it’s too dumb for anywhere else, you can find it here!This is an 18+ show.


Saturday May 20th from 12pm to 6pm
Revenge Of
3420 Eagle Rock Blvd Unit #1, Los Angeles, CA 90065

WE’VE GONE TIKI YA’LL!! We have so many cool people joining us with appearances by Josh Ruben (@joshruben) and his new graphic novel DARLA, Jimmy Hunt will be on hand signing copies of Invaders From Mars (@frommars1953), we have Discount Cemetery (@discountcemetery), Memento Mori Goods (@mementomorigoods), Alphabet City Pizza (@alphabetcitypizza), Deadly Sweet Treats (@deadlysweet_treats), Nomadic Ice Pops (@nomadicepops), a retro video game swap meet, and beverages provided by Recess (@takearecess) PLUS we will be dropping an exclusive shirt collab with Invaders From Mars movie (@frommars1953) details to come! So strap on your Hawaiian shirt and help us kick off summer the right way.

May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023
Opening Reception / May 20, 5:00PM - 8:00PM 
210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801

Join Gallery Nucleus for a special one-weekend-only exhibition as we celebrate the artwork of illustrator and graphic novelist Deb JJ Lee. Artwork from Deb's recently released graphic novel, In Limbo, will be on display, alongside Deb's personal work. Deb will also be in attendance, signing books for fans.

May 20 and 21, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm. 
Natural History Museum
The Bug Fair is FREE with museum admission or entirely FREE for Members.

Visitors will experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures; meet real scientists who will share their knowledge of insects and their benefits to the environment; learn about insect slime and meet favorite Spongebob characters at the Nickelodeon booth; watch an insect-focused cooking demonstration; and have the opportunity to get hands-on and crafty with activities throughout the weekend. In addition, visitors can explore the Museum’s diorama halls, which will be filled with exhibitors and vendors offering just about everything from live exotic insect collections to unique and cool bug-related products. 
Saturday, May 20 · 7 - 10pm
Heritage Square Museum 3800 Homer Street Los Angeles, CA 90031
Join the L.A. Not So Confidential, Hollyweird Paranormal, and LA Meekly podcasts as they recount the history, crimes, and ghosts of one infamous Los Angeles landmark. They bring you these unique perspectives, an only experts in their respective genres can, while nestled in the old Lincoln Street Church located on the Heritage Square Museum property.

Sunday, May 21; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ciclavia introduces CicLAmini, a more pedestrian and neighborhood-oriented experience of a traditional open streets event. The first CicLAmini of 2023 turns a one-mile stretch of Central Ave and 103rd St in the iconic neighborhood of Watts into a public park for the day. CicLAmini-Watts will feature activities sprinkled along the entire open streets route, including self-guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, street games, local business engagements, and art and cultural activities for all ages.



Permanent Damage 5
A Comix and Punk Rock Clusterf%@k!
May 21st
Permanent Records Roadhouse
1906 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Noon till 9pm

May 20, 2023, 2-7pm
inside the Vaughn G3 Academy campus located at 11200 Herrick Ave. Pacoima, CA 91331
back outdoors and in person,

Placing quality and culturally relevant books in our community’s hands for free!
Brand-new books in English and Spanish for readers of all ages.
Plus a 25' rock climbing wall, workshops (arts, music, heritage, nature, wellbeing) and great food!
May 19, 2023 7:00 pm
To celebrate the opening of Sarah Rosalena's Standard Candle at Mount Wilson Observatory, LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Sarah Rosalena and science and technology anthropologist Lisa Messeri will discuss the exhibition in the context of origin and knowledge through feminist and anti-colonial methodologies. In addition, they will explore connections to computing shown throughout the exhibition of textiles and beadwork. A reception will follow and a night of viewing on the 100-inch telescope.

FREE, reservation required

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

 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