Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Get Some Free Rides On The Metro This Weekend, Captain

Cinema @ The Wallis in Association with Film Independent Presents
An Evening With…Patrick Stewart
Moderated by Jonathan Frakes
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 7:30 pm
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Bram Goldsmith Theater
9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Join Film Independent and The Wallis for an evening that rewinds through Patrick Stewart's life and career, from his 27 years as a renowned actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company to the 1980s when he moved to Los Angeles to star as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Emmy winning "Star Trek" reboot, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Sir Patrick has continued his long run as Captain Picard with his current show "Star Trek: Picard" and continues to play his beloved X-Men character Professor Charles Xavier, most recently in Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fans of Sir Patrick’s work on the stage and screen will not want to miss his stories from his early days in the industry, and his experiences on some of the most iconic productions in history.
This conversation will be moderated by actor and director Jonathan Frakes.

"FREE rides on our 🚍🚉🚲🚐 from 3am Friday to 3am Monday to celebrate the opening of the Regional Connector. "

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 
5919 Franklin AvenueLos Angeles, CA

Everything this cast says, sings, and dances will be made up on the spot in this high-wire completely improvised musical! This month, they tackle Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! 
Opening Reception / Jun 17, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Nucleus 210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801
In honor of his 1000th food illustration, Nucleus welcomes the incredible food artist Maomomiji back to the gallery for a mouth-watering solo exhibition!. He will be in the gallery to debut his newest food illustrations and exclusive print releases. Beginning with a ticketed catered viewing from 4 to 6 PM, the gallery will open to the public with a free RSVP.
Opening Reception / Jun 17, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Nucleus 210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801

Gallery Nucleus is proud to welcome artist and character designer Yusuke Kozaki back for another spectacular solo! Featuring his work from No More Heroes, Fire Emblem, and other notable games, this will be a show that gamers and collectors alike simply can't miss! Come by on July 1st for the Closing Reception, for which Yusuke will be traveling from Japan to attend.

Vallarta Supermarkets Father's Day Celebration
Sunday, June 18  9:00 AM Event begins with Mariachi
11:00 AM Event and samplings end
Vallarta Supermarkets North Hills
9136 Sepulveda Blvd.
North Hills, Ca 91343 
The festivities kick off at 9 AM with a captivating live performance by talented Mariachi musicians, creating an atmosphere filled with joy and celebration for the first hour. As an added bonus, the first 100 customers to arrive will receive either a Chef Merito tote bag or a branded Vallarta cooler bag making it a special treat for early attendees. Guests will also have the opportunity to indulge in delightful samples of Tres Leches cake, and refreshing Aqua Frescas, allowing everyone to savor the flavors of this special occasion. 
Sunday, June 18, 2023; 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Vermont Avenue
6.2 miles of open, car-free streets, transforming them into public parks for the day. Jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route for all to enjoy – free of charge. Show up anywhere along the route on Vermont Ave between Exposition Blvd to the north and Century Blvd to the south, and Century Blvd between Vermont Ave and S Van Ness to the west, at any time and have fun!

Dead Father’s Day
June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin AvenueLos Angeles, CA

Father’s Day can be great if your Dad is alive! Otherwise it pretty much sucks. Equal parts group therapy and comedy show, Dead Father’s Day features some of UCB’s funniest comedians in an evening of characters, stories, songs, stand-up, or whatever else they want to do!
Now -June 25
Multiple locations

Our version of Edinburgh fringe festival is back and ready with just some super weird fun. There's Sir David Attenboroug's BUGS!, Les Millénniables, a parody pop musical offering a satirical look at the plight of the generation deemed “millennials." Boom, Headshot! A Geek Tragedy, a guild of close-knit, basement-dwelling MMORPG players takes on the apocalypse from the ephemeral safety of their avatars. Losing Your Humanity is a new musical which explores the way a family might deal with a zombie outbreak that hits close to home.
Further Out:
June 23-25
Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center)
* We always love the Thrills and Chills selection.
Check out the full selection here.
"The 29th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest returns to the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) from June 20-26. The festival will screen 50 curated programs showcasing 299 films including 53 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 33 North American Premieres and 18 U.S. Premieres. Additionally, the ShortFest Forum will also take place June 23-25 bringing together festival filmmakers, prominent industry representatives and others for a series of panels, roundtables and meetings covering a wide range of emerging trends and new practices in the global film community."

Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm 
Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 1166 N Vista Street, West Hollywood, CA 90046 
Free – Register for tickets in advance on or get free tickets at the door
 Last year, Prism Comics held the first annual Q Con to great success with over 900 people attending.  This year’s Q Con will once again celebrate the amazing diversity of LGBTQ+ comics, games, and popular media today and will be expanded with panel presentations on various comics topics. Attendees will be able to meet creators from indie comics to major publishers, get autographs and sketches, and mix with other comics fans. Attendees are encouraged to cosplay their favorite characters with a fun and festive Costume Contest being held at 3:30 pm.
Friday, June 16 · 7:30 - 11:30pm
Saturday, June 17 · 9 - 11:59pm
Some cult classic that get real weird, perfect to see in theater. 
Sunday, June 18 · 1:30 - 5pm PDT
Downtown Los Angeles 244 San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

CGV Cinemas
Detective Ma Seok-do changes his affiliation from the Geumcheon Police Station to the Metropolitan Investigation Team, in order to eradicate Japanese gangsters who enter Korea to commit heinous crimes.

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