Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Let's Hope Traffic Clears Up, Most People at Comic-Con

Even though actors and writers aren't going, many an Angeleno is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend. We can only hope for better traffic with so many people out there and zero actors promoting their movies. Can't wait to see how weird the footage will be of ...I guess, just directors?
Adult Swim Festival-sold out standby only
- The Toasting Room: A Pop-Tarts Fine Dining Experience at Adult Swim Festival in San Diego.
-Undeath is coming for us all. Look for the Teenage Euthanasia hearse in the Gaslamp Quarter July 20-22. Come for a glimpse at season 2, stay for the full bottle samples of Hint Water.
-There's panels for Adult Swim, but unsure if cast and crew will show up based on strikes.

July 22 ,12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Step back in history and join the Pageant of the Masters 90th anniversary celebration with a parade, party and costume contest!

Inspired by the 1933 Spirit of the Masters, the sidewalk parade will begin at the Heisler Park Gazebo (near Las Brisas Restaurant) and travel through downtown Laguna Beach, visiting key locations from the Pageant’s early days. The route will include stops near Main Beach, up the Forest Avenue Promenade to City Hall and then end at the Festival of Arts for a party filled with music, special treats, face painting, photo ops and more.
July 22-23, 2023
Marina Green Park
386 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
General: One-day $60, Two-days $110
VIP: One-day $180, Two-days $330

RJM is an outdoor music festival celebrating Japanese music in Los Angeles area, California. It is a live music concert event that showcases artists dedicated to Japanese music who live in the United States and Japan. The mission for this event is to promote the enjoyment of  Japanese music, culture, and food.
METROPOLIS (35mm) + Live Metal Score Showings @ The SMC Theater
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$20 – $25
This rare 35mm screening will be accompanied by a live score by the band The Silent Light that veers from dark ambient to doom metal and was recently performed at CalArts. In other words, this screening is going to melt your face off your face. We’ll be handing out ear plugs for folks who don’t want the full “metal” experience. But please be aware. DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU DON’T LIKE INTENSE MUSIC.

Sunday, July 23rd @ 1PM-6PM
Tsun Scoops
13137 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92843
"Along with event exclusive merch, new ice cream flavors, and a sneak peek/early access to Umvvelt's new Sharks & Rays collection (to be released online in late August), there'll be freebies and other fun things planned at the event as well!"
LADOT Presents Venice Boulevard: Explore the Corridor
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Sunday, July 23, 2023; 2 – 6 p.m.
Venice Boulevard
Join us on Sunday, July 23rd to ride, bike, skate, and experience the new protected bike lanes and safety features on Venice Boulevard. This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements.

The street will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. You can also jog, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the afternoon along the sidewalks in your own way. This event is welcoming to people of all ages and abilities!

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue
The WGA is on strike! But a strike is more than just an cause. Sometimes, it’s a place where dreams are made, love thrives, and actors get their 15 minutes of fame. Come see a series of stories behind the scenes of the picket line. Everyone wants something in a strike. We hope they get it!
 The 35th annual “Shark Week” kicks off Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Jason Momoa is hosting it and it looks as silly as ever. No special tie-ins at ice cream shops this time that we can see.


July 25, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Woah, somewhat baffled that Japan House is exploring something so connected with modern anime and video game love. A fun looking art show of Pokemon made out of Japanese craft. Don't worry about missing it, it's staying here for months all the way into next year.

"Playful images of Pikachu, Rowlet, Litten and Popplio stencil-dyed onto silk cloth, a Charizard integrated into a large ceramic jar and a dazzling Jolteon sculpted from individual pieces of gold-and silver-plated copper hammered into the shape of lightning bolts – these are some of the ingenious creations in POKÉMON X KOGEI | Playful Encounters of Pokémon and Japanese Craft.

"Presented in three sections - Appearance, Stories, and Life – the exhibition features over 70 works and guides audiences to discover how Pokémon and the artists playfully challenge one another through craft. Featuring a Living National Treasure, the metal artist Morihito Katsura, as well as emerging artists like young metal artist Taiichiro Yoshida, the exhibition will also give audiences a view “behind the scenes” of craft techniques, and culminate in a stunning immersive installation."
Skirball Cultural Center announces the twenty-sixth season of its
FREE outdoor concert series
Thursday evenings, July 20-August 24, 2023, at 8:00 pm

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-sixth season of its free summer concert series Sunset Concerts. Featuring artists from Jewish, African, and Cuban diasporas, this year’s eclectic lineup reflects music’s connective threads to the past and its ability to forge cultural bonds and inspire hope for the future. Sunset Concerts—sponsored by the Bilger Family and presented since 1997 in the Skirball’s idyllic hillside courtyard—draws music fans of all ages from across greater LA and beyond.

The 2023 Sunset Concerts schedule is as follows: Billy Valentine (July 20); Telmary (July 27); AvevA (August 3); Sona Jobarteh (August 10); Ian Sweet (August 17); and Antibalas (August 24).

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
Electric Dusk Drive-In- A drive-in playing classic movies during the Summer