Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Everything Looks So Delicious

Thursday, June 22 · 7:30 - 11pm
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$18 – $21

Whaaaaattttt? Two movie and live events back to back? Yes, gurl. That’s just how we do. Tonight marks the return of writer/director G.T. Karber and the Hollywood Mystery Society who last season blew our minds and challenged our brains with their live murder mystery puzzler ahead of Knives Out.

Karber and Company are cooking up a totally new live murder mystery which will begin at 7:30pm in the Secret Movie Club Theater. You’ll arrive, meet the suspects, hear the mystery, and then spend an hour talking, interviewing, looking for clues before the wrap up, prizes, and the finale.

Then we all sit down and watch the mid 1980’s murder mystery comedy gem Clue based on the board game.

Celebrate the release of Minor Threats Vol. 1 by @pattonoswalt @blumjordan and @kenneth_scott_hepburn from @darkhorsecomics on wednesday June 21st from 6pm to 9pm!! Join us as Patton, Jordan, and Scott will be signing copies of their brand new trade paperback BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!! We’ve got stand up sets from @pattonoswalt @ronfunch and @brianposehn , a very special performance by @hellobleached , RAFFLES, and delicious BBQ from @as_bbq CAN YOU EVEN STAND IT?!?! ALL AGES! FREE ADMISSION! BLEACHED IS PLAYING?! This is INSANE! SEE YOU SOON!! 

June 22-Jul 2
TCL Chinese Theaters

This independent film festival remains strong and has a lot of indie films for you to see.

Thursday, June 22 · 8:30 - 10pm
The Federal Bar 5303 Lankershim Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91601
$10 – $20
Back by popular demand, the burlesque revue 65 million rhinestones in the making! Hold onto your butts, and our butts, as the clever girls and boys of The Hollywood Jane Revue spare no expense to welcome you to Jurassic Peek!
June 23-June 25
Rose Bowl Stadium
Tickets range from $4-$6
Immerse yourself in Los Angeles' finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, chill, and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you'll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, games, and live entertainment all in one great location. Attendees can participate in activities like carnival games, watch live musical performances on one of our two stages, and shop at local artisans for treasured goods and novelty items.
A Very Special Episode, curated by Steve Seeley! Join us on June 23rd at our G1988 pop-up at 355 N. Fairfax for the opening reception.
June 23-25
Wisdome LA
1147 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
$85 – $395
EXOTIKON, celebrating the wild and weird world of Exotica. There will be performers, Exotika bands and DJs, xymposiums with local legends like Ray Buhen from Tiki-Ti, a vendor village, and a show-stopping Burlesque extravaganza.

This seems like a new type of convention, way different than ones we've seen before, but we have written about sneaker con and whatever ComplexCon is.
June 24-25
Los Angeles Union Station (800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)

Metro Art Presents commemorates 10 years of arts and cultural programming inspired by the greater Los Angeles area and the people Metro serves each day. MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents celebrates this milestone with percussion-driven music and dance drawing from Southeast Asian and Afro-Brazilian traditions, bringing the community together in the heart of Los Angeles at the heart of the LA Metro transit system. 

Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter | Fears & Beers Screening Under the Stars​
Saturday, June 24th, 2023, 7:00 PM - McGroarty Arts Center 
Tickets are $15.00 and include a complimentary beer for guests 21+
Get ready to be immersed in the eerie ambiance of the great outdoors, as we take the Screamfest Fears & Beers horror movie experience to a whole new level. So come join us at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga on Saturday, June 24th at 7PM, if you dare, and let's embark on a journey filled with suspense, excitement, and pure terror under the stars.
June 24-25 

Sam Francis would have turned 100 on June 25. To celebrate his birthday and the cultural and artistic exchanges highlighted in Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing, participate in two days of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, workshops, talks, and family activities presented by Kuniharu Yoshida, Ravi GuneWardena, and Sogetsu L.A.
Imagined Wests Exhibition Opening and Concert
Saturday, June 24, 2023
The Autry in Griffith Park
GA: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and Children
Join the Autry Museum and Gaby Moreno on June 24 as we open our largest exhibition of the year, Imagined Wests.  Enjoy early access to the museum followed by an Autry-exclusive Gaby Moreno concert to kick off the exhibition opening. 

Imagined Wests
Opening June 25, 2023
Ted and Marian Craver Imagination Gallery
Museum Admission

In the long-term exhibition Imagined Wests, visitors of all ages can explore the ways we tell stories about the American West through pop culture, clothing, toys, art, archives, and other media. The exhibition features over 250 objects from the Autry collections, as well as multimedia and hands-on activities, including the museum’s popular “green screen.” The gallery asks, as we so often do at the Autry, “What is a Western?”

Imagined Wests travels through Western storytelling landscapes, through retellings of history, and through the craft of many “West makers” from tailors to actors. We also explore the “view from here,” a focus on Southern California’s role as a place for stories.

Saturday, June 24 · 6 - 9pm
Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles 901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free, RSVP

Join us for the opening party of ‘American Gurl’ on Saturday, 24 June from 6 – 9 pm. Meet in the courtyard at Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles (901 East 3rd Street) to be among the first to view the new film exhibition presented by Womxn in Windows, a performance by Marawa, DJ sets by KittyCa$h and quinn blake, and a cash bar by Manuela, the gallery’s onsite restaurant.

RSVP recommended, but not required. 

Of Seed, Soil, and Stars Curator Tour
With Emerging Curators Joy A. Anderson and Robin Garcia
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2 PM
Gayle and Ed Roski Gallery at USC
3001 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 (entrance on 30th St.)

Join LACE’s 2023 Emerging Curators Joy A. Anderson and Robin Garcia for an intimate walkthrough of their exhibition Of Seed, Soil, and Stars. Featuring six interdisciplinary artists who use soil, rainwater, and natural pigments as material, this exhibition explores the relationships between the land and body and between migration and memory.

Saturday, June 24 · 7 - 10pm
Levitt Pavilion 2230 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90057
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA) is thrilled to announce its 16th season of summer performances in MacArthur Park. Levitt LA's summer long coming of age party continues to reflect the cultural mosaic of Los Angeles with an outstanding lineup while enjoying an iconic LA outdoor setting in historic MacArthur Park. The season starts June 10 thru Sept 3, 2023.

The historic hip hop youth center Radiotron was demolished long ago, but its legacy prevails. Forty years after its founding, we gather to celebrate the anniversary of Radiotron and to learn the history of Hip Hop culture in L.A.

June 24
Little Tokyo

This one day event takes place in Little Tokyo the weekend before Anime Expo. There's plenty of different food options to try around the area, but Little Tokyo wants you to go on some tasting tours or an emoji-bun making class. It looks like they'll have different actives to to do around the area for a J-Town Bingo card that'll let you spin a wheel for different prizes.
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012 
Ticket Prices: $20, $30, $45

The power, precision, and artistry of Japanese drumming will take center stage when Makoto Taiko presents its annual concert – Legacy – on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Legacy will honor Makoto Taiko sensei Koji Nakamura and celebrate his 40 years of playing taiko as well as his many years of leadership with the Pasadena-based group. The 129-member Pasadena-based ensemble—one of the largest in Southern California—will perform both traditional and modern compositions sure to inspire.
Sat / June 24, 2023 - 8:00PM
Hollywood Bowl
In the epic finale to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs every note of the magical score by Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!
Sun / June 25, 2023 - 8:00PM
Hollywood Bowl

This special live concert event celebrates the unforgettable role music plays in video games. Lorne Balfe leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in music selections and suites from Arcane, Diablo, Elden Ring, Final Fantasy® XVI, God of War, Hades, Hogwarts Legacy, League of Legends, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Starfield, Star Wars Jedi, The Last of Us, and live performances by Gustavo Santaolalla and Tenacious D.

ValleyRetroGameSwap event, happening on June 24th, Saturday, 2023, at 8 AM to 12 PM at Game Realms in Burbank CA!
NOTE: On this particular day, our store opening hours will be longer, opening at 8 AM to 6 PM!
Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!
Address : 137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502

The Park Santa Monica X Wags & Walks
Saturday, June 24th, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
The Park Santa Monica; 500 Broadway Santa Monica, CA, 90401
The Park Santa Monica is teaming up with dog-adoption agency, Wags & Walks, for a day filled with drinks, views, and of course, pups! All for a good and adorable cause.


Monday, June 26 · 7:30 - 9:30pm
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$10 – $12

Secret Movie Club is honored to partner with acclaimed podcaster and comic Kyle Ayers to host a movie centered trivia night at the Secret Movie Club Theater.

Further Out:
June Now-26
Camelot Theatres 
2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
$ee ticket and passes prices at their site

From press release:
The Palm Springs International ShortFest, one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America, is scheduled for its in-person event this year from June 20-26, 2023. In addition to screenings, the ShortFest Forum will return with classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers and additional guests. The ShortFest Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 25. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 26, as well as virtually from July 7-13.

The FRIENDS Experience will open in the Long Beach area on Friday, June 23, 2023. Originally created for the show’s 25th anniversary, fans can celebrate their favorite friends and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Original X Productions (OGX), Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group. “The One Near Long Beach” will be located at 4661 Silva St. at Lakewood Center.
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
Electric Dusk Drive-In- A drive-in playing classic movies during the Summer