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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Need A Light? Head To Pasadena

AFI FEST 2023 
October 25 to October 29
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

This year's AFI FEST program is set to feature an expanded selection of features and shorts compared to last year, offering 141 titles for the public to enjoy across five days. 
Oct 26, 2023–Jun 2, 2024 
Resnick Pavilion 

For the first time in her practice, Judy Baca transforms a museum into a studio. She and artists from the Social and Public Art Resource Center expand The Great Wall of Los Angeles into the 21st century, painting two sections of the mural at LACMA. LACMA’s exhibition presents murals from the 1960s depicting the Chicano Movement, Watts Renaissance, and archival materials that have never been exhibited, revealing Baca’s process and innovations to muralism. Baca conceived The Great Wall (1975) as a monument to the people of California, featuring moments from prehistoric times to the 1950s. She collaborated with 400 youth and community members to design and paint the mural on the walls of the L.A. River to tell history from the perspective of those erased from it. After the artists complete the paintings at LACMA, they will add them to The Great Wall, creating a mile of visual history. 
LightBox Expo 2023
Friday, Oct 27th, 2023 - Sunday, Oct 29th, 2023
Pasadena Convention Center (Pasadena, CA)

Join over 600 of the best artists from the ANIMATION, LIVE-ACTION, ILLUSTRATION and GAMING industries as we come together for the ultimate celebration of art. Meet the artists behind your favorite things, join in live panels with the top talent in the industry, get a portfolio review, shop the incredible artist alley and so much more!

Saturday, October 28 · 11am - 9pm
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive Universal City, CA 91608
$30 – $70
In 2023, we will be hosting the Japanese Food Expo at Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City! Due to overwhelming support from our fans, we will be showcasing our favorite Japanese foods, drinks, and workshops.
October 27-29
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Parking $12

Grab your friends, and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of tasting, shopping, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be cosplay show, tuna cutting show, popular Japanese artists/comedians performances, traditional instrument performances, games, kimono models meet and greet, and more!!

Friday, October 27
Select Theaters
 Crunchyroll announced today that celebrated auteur filmmaker Makoto Shinkai’s animated masterpiece “Suzume” will return to North American theaters for a special engagement beginning on Friday, October 27. Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Crunchyroll’s “Suzume” in theaters, and audiences will be able to discover or revisit the critically-lauded film when it returns to over 200 theaters across the United States and select cities in Canada. The film will be available both in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English.

Spirited Away
    Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
    Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
    Monday, October 30 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
    Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
    Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
 Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

We are excited to host for the first time at Golden Apple, creator Brandon Graham to sign his new hardcover original graphic novel Moonray: Mothers Skin published by Living the Line. Join us on Saturday October 28th from 1-3pm.
12pm-6pm on 10/28
Revenge Of
3430 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
COMIC CREATORS BLOCK PARTY is fast approaching and we are SO EXCITED to bring this event to life with you!! Our good friends Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt and Jordan Blum @blumjordan have been working with us to lock in the best of the best creators for a full day celebration of all things NERD! We’ve got signings, live panels, live artists, food, giveaways, cosplay, ALL THE THINGS!! More to come as we get closer but check out the SICK line up!

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?