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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Weekly What To Do: So Much Cat Stuff

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

"One of the biggest success stories of 2023 so far is how the filmmakers of the expertly animated Lackadaisy pilot were able to crowdfund (through Kickstarter) their daring idea then get it seen by over 9.5 million people (and counting) on YouTube.

Lackadaisy with very strong early Don Bluth SECRET OF NIMH vibes tells a story of crime, romance, intrigue at a speakeasy of bootleggers in 1927 except the bootleggers, molls, criminals, heroes are all cats.

Reviving the kind of animation approach pioneered by Ralph Bakshi in his transgressive 1970's movies and by Don Bluth in his breakaway from Disney darker animated family films, the filmmakers of Lackadaisy have made an amazing pilot episode of animation that creates a third lane in features for darker, more adult yet totally entertaining animated fare."
Saturday, August 5th & Sunday, August 6th 
Pasadena Convention Center
$40 – $150

It's like Comic Con... but for Cat People 
ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES! Dozens of Instagrammable moments, contests, giveaways, and many more surprises!

THE CATCON ADOPTION VILLAGE, with hundreds of adoptable cats and kittens!

WORKSHOPS with experts in cat health, history, culture and more!

EXHIBITORS 150+ booths featuring merch for cats and their people.
Aug 4-10
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90041
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.
Pet Sematary
Fri, Aug 4, 9:45pm
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90041
When you’ve had your fill of CatVideoFest, join us for Mary Lambert’s effective and chilling adaptation of the Stephen King classic Pet Sematary. Dr. Louis Creed’s family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life — with “minor” problems. At first, only the family’s cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable. Unforgettably creepy with an outstanding performance and the best Maine accent in any King movie by “Herman Munster” Fred Gwynne.
Starts Aug 1
Alamo Drafthouse LA 
 Cowabunga dudes! It’s time for a radical Movie Party celebrating one of the most righteous reptiles ever put to film – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We’re headed to the sewers for interactive games, crafting your own ninja stars (to be thrown at watermelons after the show only), and themed props like ninja masks, finger skateboards, green ooze, and more. It’s probably the coolest way possible to watch your favorite karate reptiles kick some mutant butt. Your ticket includes the movie, the activities, and the props. Be sure to arrive up to 30 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time to get in on the fun.
Thursday, August 3 · 7:30 - 9:30pm PDT
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
 $12 – $15
August 3rd: Blue Breeze Band
2ND & PCH is excited to announce PCH Raising Decibels, a live music concert series. The outdoor shopping center will host eight concerts under the stars on Thursday evenings 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

Providing audiences with the best of motown, R&B, soul, funk, jazz and blues, this 6 - 12 piece band is sure to pack the dance floor with their funky soul rhythms composed of amazing vocals, keyboards, drums, guitar and an extraordinary horn section.
Thu / Aug 3, 2023 - 8:00PM
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 

As Warner Bros. celebrates 100 years of entertaining audiences around the world, the Hollywood Bowl will add a highlight to the yearlong celebration through Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. A landmark film in the 1960s, it has topped many critics’ lists for greatest film of all time. A key ingredient in Kubrick’s cinematic alchemy was his clever use of classical music, which forever changed and gave new meaning set against stunning celestial imagery. 

Summer Nights at the Tar Pits - August 4, 2023
Friday, August 4, 2023 at 5pm 
La Brea Tar Pits 
Free, Must RSVP

Celebrate a saber-toothed summer with Summer Nights at the Tar Pits.  Grab a drink from the Tar Bar while you relax, get something to eat from our selection of local food trucks, enjoy great music courtesy of DJs from Beat Junkie Institute of Sound and Ladies of Sound and bring a blanket to picnic at the park. Explore the museum as we celebrate the mighty predators of the Ice Age, Saber-Tooth Cats, and talk with scientists about discoveries made right here! Take in the glorious Los Angeles summer and mingle with friends, this purr-fect evening is yours to enjoy. 

Coming 8/4/23

The annual art show on your cult favorites or other hyper specific films.

NOIR CITY: Hollywood
Fri. Aug 4 - Sun. Aug 13, 2023
Aero Theatre

NOIR CITY: Hollywood returns! One of the most extensive theatrical film noir showcases in the United States celebrates its 24th anniversary at the American Cinematheque with a ten-day extravaganza featuring films from the heart of Hollywood’s noir movement,1947 and 1948.  Join the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode for twenty-three films, fourteen 35mm prints (including archival prints!) and special guests for a swanky, sexy, and sinister excursion back in time.

August 5, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Opening Reception / Aug 5, 5:00PM - 9:00PM
NUCLEUS 210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801 
 PANEL / SIGNING - AUG 5th, 2-5PM$10 admission

Gallery Nucleus, in partnership with Sony Animation,  are proud to present the official art exhibition for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse! Join us on August 5th to see the incredible concept artwork that went into the film, as well as brand new tribute artwork!

Uncharted Paths (Gallery I)
Magic Friends (Gallery II)
Reganomics, Cocaine ’80s and the ’90s Re-Up (Gallery III)
Woven Trails (Gallery IV)
Leader of the Pack (The Doghouse Gallery)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Saturday, August 5, 2023 6:00-10:00pm 
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
with DJ, refreshments, live painting, video projections and more.
Saturday, August 5 · 11am - 6pm
Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 N Verdugo Rd. Glendale, CA 91208
The Martial Arts History Museum is hosting the 17th Annual Dragonfest Expo. Filled with martial arts icons, pioneers, movie stars and celebrities. Anyone who is anyone will be there. It has Asian cultural performances all day including Hawaiian dancing, Sumo performance, Sword cutting, and more. PLUS, there will be 10 workout seminars to attend, all including in the entrance price. 100 percent of the proceeds goes to the museum to raise funds to move into a larger location.
HEY, STOP STABBING ME! screening at Be Kind Video at 8pm this Saturday, August 5th! Q&A with Pat Casey & Josh Miller! Proceeds will go to the Entertainment Community Fund!!

Tokyo Pop Revisited
Bridging Japanese and American Independent Cinema
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ovation Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free, Must RSVP

Join us to commemorate the re-release of Fran Kuzui’s iconic 1988 film, "Tokyo Pop," which has been recently digitized by Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Carol Burnett. As a tribute to the film and its star, the late Carrie Hamilton, we will host a special screening of a digitized version, followed by a brief Q&A with Director Fran Kuzui. Lovers of cinema and the vibrant culture of Japan will thoroughly enjoy this unique movie experience. This event also aims to shed a light on the captivating aspects of the Japanese culture, history, landscapes, and talent showcased in the production. Experience this unique fusion of Japanese and Hollywood cinema symbolized in the film.

After the program, guests are invited to join a cocktail reception.

Come prepared for a night of nostalgia, music, and captivating storytelling as we explore the allure of Tokyo in the 1980s through Tokyo Pop!

Tuesday, August 8 · 7:30pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
 Experience the Classic Horror On the BIG Screen: "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" is an iconic horror movie that deserves to be seen in all its terrifying glory on the theater's massive screen. Feel the suspense and fear intensify as you watch Michael Myers and Laurie Strode face off in high-definition cinematic splendor.

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