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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Trains, Anime & Videos

 4884 Eagle Rock Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90041

Museum of Home Video is a found footage livestream for stoners, seekers, archivists, and drinkers. Each week at, VJ Bret Berg mixes the best and wildest bits of late nite talk, game shows, local programming, movie wowzers, and commercial breaks. Like Weird Al’s UHF with a college radio vibe, the site’s other dazing and amazing streams include Musicvideodrome and the kids-themed Playtime.

For this IRL Supershow, join Bret, producer Jenny, and Musicvideodrome host IVOR for new and classic vids from their channel’s many shows. New vids include: the celebrity-stuffed 1990 Grammys, a fresh Musicvideodrome block and a condensed version of the inexplicable, altogether-quippable Robot In The Family (starring a very, very game Joe Pantoliano).

Friday, September 8, 2023
The Secret Movie Club Theater
1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021
$12 – $20
Tonight, we screen (on 35mm!) two of the most kick-ass martial arts movies of the last 15 years: The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2.

Interestingly, though both these movies take place in Indonesia, feature almost entirely Indonesian casts, and focus on the Indonesian martial arts style pancak silat, they were written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans.
We are collaborating with the household classic, beloved chef ingredient and global icon, the SPAM® brand, for our first ever vendor cookoff, which will take place on September 8th and 9th at our 626 Night Market Arcadia event!

The SPAM® Brand Passport will allow you to travel through the 626 Night Market to try out 8 unique SPAM® menu item samplers from participating competition vendors for only $20! You can purchase a SPAM® Brand Passport before Thursday September 7th 11:59PM PST online (pick up the pass at the event) or purchase in-person at the SPAM® Branded Booth on Friday & Saturday. Once you have tried out all the items and have retrieved the stamps, return back to the SPAM® Branded Booth to cast your People's Choice Vote, where you can pick up a limited edition sticker, as well as an automatic raffle submission for a chance to win a SPAM® Brand Bundle! 
Last 626 Night Market of the season this weekend, Sept 8-10, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Saturday and Sunday, September 9th & 10th from 10 am to 6 pm daily
Union Station 
In partnership with @metrolosangeles @amtrak and @metrolink, Train Festival invites guests of all ages to check out rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits and participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building.
Saturday, September 9, 2023 • 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Little Tokyo / Arts District Station (402 East 1st Street) + throughout the Little Tokyo neighborhood!
 Hey, LA! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, and get ready to embark on a vibrant journey of community and culture! Come celebrate one of Metro’s newest rail stations, Little Tokyo/Arts
District. The station is part of Metro’s Regional Connector, creating smoother, faster, transfer-free rides all through LA’s downtown core!

Hop off at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and enjoy live performances from Metro Art Presents, hands-on workshops, and tours of local eats and historic sites! All activities are FREE and open to all from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 · 3pm
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free, Register

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.
Saturday, September 9
1:00-2:30PM (DOOR OPENS: 12:45PM) 
Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 8 PM
Online Only
Aniplex Online Fest, the annual online event hosted by Aniplex Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), announces its return for a fourth year in a row with both an in person and free YouTube live streamed event on September 9, 2023 (PDT)!  From special guests, announcements, performances from some of the biggest names in music, Aniplex Online Fest 2023 welcomes fans from all over the world to tune in to the can’t-miss event of the year for any anime fan on the Aniplex YouTube channel.
 Aniplex Online Fest 2023 will showcase over 20 Aniplex shows, including Rurouni Kenshin and the Rascal Does Not Dream series, along with star-studded appearances from numerous special guests. The online festival will also feature live music performances from KANA-BOON feat. Yuho Kitazawa, okazakitaiiku, Philosophy no Dance and Shoko Nakagawa. To commemorate the occasion, the online festival has revealed the event’s visual for this year illustrated by the one and only Haruko Iizuka (Character Designer for Horimiya: The Missing Pieces).

 The East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade is the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country: The 77th Annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade, presented by Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, is to be held Sunday, September 10th, 2023, On Cesar Chavez Blvd. down to Gage Ave. starting at 10:00 am followed by a Fun Day Festival full of entertainment and surprises!

Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 10 am - 7 pm PT
LACMA, Smidt Welcome Plaza
Free, RSVP required

Join us for a festive free day celebrating LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives, featuring 13 augmented reality monuments created by some of today’s most celebrated artists. Participate in all-ages art workshops, enjoy live DJ sets, and experience the augmented reality monuments in person.

General admission to LACMA is FREE with RSVP.

Present Continuous
an evening with M_A
September 10, 6-9PM
M_A x Craft Contemporary Courtyard

Materials & Applications invites you to an evening gathering in the shadow of Black — Still on its closing day, September 10th.

Join us for libations, tacos, and other treats as part of Present Continuous, a celebration of our past, present, and ongoing commitment to experiments in public space. Let’s raise a toast to our 2023 summer projects, Black —— Still and Day/Dream, and also recognize the generosity of our community across LA that is critical to sustaining a vibrant landscape of cultural production in architecture.


Sep 1-14, 2023
This September, the museum will screen Ozu’s six films shot in vibrant color to celebrate the 120th anniversary of his birth. Another way to honor his legacy is at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, where an exhibition of rare behind-the-scenes photographs, publicity stills, and never-before-seen snapshots from Ozu’s life and work is on display through December 2023.

September 8 – September 10, 2023
Los Feliz 3 

Limited Engagement | 20th Anniversary
New 4K Restoration

Part of AX Cinema Nights film series
Perfect Blue (Subtitled Version)
Wednesday Sep. 6

Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to revisit PERFECT BLUE, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), as it returns to theatres for its 25th anniversary. Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren't ready to see her go... Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima's reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.
 FRIDAY! Join us for a BLAB signing with Ryan Heshka, Greg Clark, and Monte Beauchamp! Come party in Atwater and pick up the world's hottest new comics magazine.

The Day of the Dog Festival Hits Santa Monica next Saturday, September 9th
September 2 – September 23, 2023 
Los Feliz 3

09.12.2023 (Tue.) 5:00 PM - 06:15 PM (PDT)
This first installment of our series of artist talks for the POKÉMON X KOGEI exhibition invites two artists whose work is notable for the deft and detailed manner in which they explored the form and appearance of Pokémon through their craft techniques. Keiko Masumoto’s Shigaraki ware vessels and Toru Fukuda’s woodwork feature Pokémon sculpted in incredible detail utilizing the unique properties of their materials and techniques. During this webinar, each artist will share the background, process and techniques represented in their finished works.

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, haven't you missed them?