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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Break Me Off A Piece Of That $4 Movie & Save Kittens

National Cinema Day
Aug. 27
Select Theaters

Movie tickets are only $4 at select theaters for every movie on Sunday, August 27th! 


August 24 - August 30, 2023
Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3

Friend of the Fest is a new week-long film festival in Los Angeles, programmed and presented by the American Cinematheque and a wide variety of exciting podcasts (both film and non-film related). Each of our guest podcasts has curated a film that they will introduce live to audiences at the Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3.
August 24: A Night with Kid Cactus and the Cactusteers -- The show will consist of a 35 minute pre-show featuring comedians Lisa Wallen and Conner Roma, as well as a fake "art auction" hosted by Kid Cactus' comedian Arlo Sanders. Then the movie What is Art will be screened.
Brew at the L.A. Zoo
Friday, August 25
7 – 11 p.m. for Standard ticket holders
6 p.m. start for VIP and Early Entry ticket holders
AUG 24-26 THU-SAT, 8:30 PM

The 20th Annual New Original Works Festival continues with a program of works by Vanessa Hernández Cruz, Melissa Ferrari (‘19), and Kevin Williamson. With a sharp interest in rituals, fantasies and memories, these works use history and technology to formulate diverse, other-worldly futures that provide a counterpart to our reality while allowing us to examine the injustices around us.

Straw Hats Unite: Pirates on the Pier - A ONE PIECE Fan Celebration
Thu Aug 24 at 8:00pm PDT
Doors open at 6:00PM

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles, California

Santa Monica Pier

Want to attend? Click here to register.



Woah, see the show before it's immediately cancelled. But with the SAG and Writer's Strike it might be renewed, because unsure if anyone part of the striking organizations helped make the show.
 Friday, August 25, 7:30pm
 The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
 $14 – $16
SPECIAL NOTE: Writer/Director James Nguyen will be in attendance for a between movies Q&A
7:30pm BIRDEMIC: SHOCK & TERROR (2010, dir. James Nguyen, USA, 90mns, Digital)
9pm Q&A with writer/director James Nguyen
9:45pm BIRDEMIC 3: SEA EAGLE (2022, dir. James Nguyen, USA, 83mns, DCP)
Chinatown Summer Nights 
Saturday, August 26th from 5 PM - Midnight
Saturday, August 26 7:30 - 10:30pm
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$12 – $15
 We are honored to co-host this event as part of the Big Bad Film Festival which showcases incredible action movies from around the world. The Big Bad Festival is currently working to put together a Q&A panel to discuss the movie following the screening. We will announce speakers as they are confirmed.
 The Man From Nowhere stars South Korean star Won Bin (Bong Joon-Ho's Mother) as Cha Tae-sik, a mysterious man who keeps to himself but develops an interest in looking out for So-Mi, a little girl who is a neighbor. So-Mi unfortunately has a mother with an opium addiction. When very drug runners realize that they can force Cha to do their bidding by threatening So-Mi, they unleash the fury of a man who it turns out has a very special set of skills. . .
Sunday, August 27 · 2pm
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Glendale 128 Artsakh Avenue Glendale, CA 91206
Two classic blistering barn burners from the hero of DTV action Scott Adkins.
Sunday, August 27, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ovation Hollywood, Level 2 Outdoor Courtyard
This is where JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is located
Live Performances | Free
Food & Beverage | For Purchase
Join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles on Sunday, August 27. With the concept of “What Japan Can Bring to the World's Music Scene,” we will feature a music performance that bridges Japanese and American cultures. We invite you to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a Japanese festival by listening to musical performances, and trying authentic Japanese food and drinks.

Together Thursdays offers extended hours at MOCA until 8pm every Thursday! Join us for FREE admission, art experiences and events weekly. Bring a friend, see some art, and enjoy live programs!

Reserve your complimentary tickets for Together Thursdays in advance here
08.25.2023 (Fri.)7:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 Ovation Hollywood, Center Courtyard
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Making Scents of the Ancient World: Rome

Getty Villa

Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 11 am


In this free, drop-in, perfume-making workshop, visitors create their own Roman perfumes using ancient ingredients. Participants will build custom perfumes by exploring the spices and oils ancient Romans used, some of which are still in use today, and learn how these materials were considered alluring and exotic to the ancients.



Artist-at-Work: Modern Calligraphy

Getty Center

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11 am

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 1:30 pm


Explore the art of calligraphy in this live demonstration with Melissa Govea. Discover how expressive lettering styles are still used by contemporary artists today. This free, drop-in program is produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and complements the exhibition Graphic Design in the Middle Ages.

These Getty free programs run from late August to early October, so if you miss this weekend, you have other weekends

Making Manuscripts: Family Workshop

Getty Center

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11 am

Join a modern-day scriptorium and design your own illuminated manuscript page in this free family workshop. Discover how graphic design elements like text and images work together to create remarkable books. Stop by the touch table and explore the tools and materials used to make these one-of-a-kind works of art! Led by artist Daniel González, this free, bilingual, drop-in workshop is produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and complements the exhibition Graphic Design in the Middle Ages.
Lucio Fulci's DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972)
Date/Time: 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023
Location: The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
CGV Cinemas

After watching the trailer I know the below synopsis isn't correct, but it's funny they left it up on their site.

A man has to survive some problem on the moon is the real story.
"After a ruthless dictator's improbable escape to the moon, a room full of politicians and generals must devise a plan to once again end the war."

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. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. Added Thursday nights to the line-up and themed nights in August and September.

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