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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Enjoy An Anime & Gaming Weekend

Sneak Preview Screening 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
Location: The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
 In Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure Of Foggy Mountain, John Goodman narrates the adventure of Ben, Martin, and John, three childhood friends turned deadbeat co-workers, who fend off hairless bears, desperate park rangers (Meg Stalter and X Mayo) and a hypocritical cult leader (Bowen Yang) in the hopes of finding a priceless treasure, only to discover that finding the treasure is the easiest part of their journey. Oh, and Conan O'Brien plays Ben’s dad in it. Produced by Judd Apatow (Superbad) and Jimmy Miller (Bad Teacher), the film is written, executive produced by, and starring Martin Herlihy, John Higgins, and Ben Marshall — aka the Please Don’t Destroy guys — and directed by Paul Briganti (Saturday Night Live).
Nov 8-17 
Culver City
Nov 9 • 6:00 pm
The Autry Museum of American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 
Free, RSVP

Join KCRW and The Autry for a free evening of music, exploration, and good vibes. Come dance with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe & Francesca Harding in the Autry’s stunning courtyard. Explore museum galleries and the special exhibition Imagined Wests, grab bites from local food trucks curated by the Los Feliz Flea Market, and chat with the KCRW Street Team. KCRW and Autry Members have special access to the Member Preview Hour for early exhibition admission and creative, drop-in activities in the Autry’s Family Play Space. Bring your family and friends – this event is all ages and free with RSVP!

November 10 – November 21
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

The American Cinematheque is thrilled to announce its homecoming to the Egyptian Theatre with ‘Ultra Cinematheque 70: Hollywood.’ Alongside screenings of 70mm classics like SPARTACUS, THE WILD BUNCH, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, the Cinematheque will kick off our festival with a print of Jacques Tati’s futuristic masterpiece PLAYTIME which has not screened in our theatres for over a decade. Our Egyptian reopening tribute to the large-screen format also includes rare 70mm screenings of James Cameron’s ALIENS which originally played at the Egyptian Theatre on July 14th, 1986, and has not screened in 70mm at the American Cinematheque since 2009.

Selected Shorts on Tour
Saturday, November 11
The Getty Center
Tickets are $20. Featured books will be on sale courtesy of Skylight Books.

Stars of film and TV will take the stage at the Getty Center on Saturday, Nov. 11 for Selected Shorts on Tour, including Tony Hale, Judy Greer, Emma Roberts, Randall Park, Ryan O’Connell, Richa Moorjani, Laura Harrier, and more. 
November 11 and 12 
Nya Studios in Los Angeles
$20 and up per event
Vulture Festival is returning for the tenth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile events. Taking place November 11 and 12 at Nya Studios in Los Angeles, the festival will bring fans an incredible array of actors in conversation, screenings, sing-alongs, and unique surprises that only Vulture can provide. Vulture Festival is a pop culture spectacle where Vulture (the website, not the bird) comes to life right before your very eyes.

Curated by the editorial team, this year’s Vulture Festival includes everything from  an acting class from Henry Winkler, a holiday sing-a-long with Matt Rogers, superlatives with Weird Al, art talking with Sharon Stone and Jerry Saltz, Billy Porter receiving Vulture’s Honorary Degree, getting gayotic with MUNA and Meg Stalter, and more - there is something at Vulture Festival for everyone.

TAG FEST: A Celebration of Designer Toys,
Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist Art, and Community
at Toy Art Gallery
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Location: Toy Art Gallery HQ
747 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Parking: Street Parking

Get ready for a day of artistic extravaganza and community fun at TAG FEST! On Saturday, November 11th, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm, Toy Art Gallery HQ will be transformed into a vibrant hub of creativity and collectibles with never before seen and long missed out on items. TAG FEST promises to be an unforgettable experience for art enthusiasts, collectors, and families alike. Can’t make it to your favorite toy shows around the world? We’re bringing that energy and excitement to a fun, local event you won’t want to miss!
November 10-11, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center
Free & Family-Friendly

We're glad to see Night Games back, but wish IndieCade could find a new location a fully come back instead of mostly being online.
Get ready for a gaming experience like no other. Join fellow gaming enthusiasts for Night Games, an electrifying weekend of immersive gameplay under the stars. Whether you take part in thrilling multiplayer showdowns, hone your single player skills or watch it all go down, this fun and unique gaming experience celebrates the creativity and innovation of independent games and developers.
Ghost in the Shell Nov 8-12
Select Theaters
 Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to return to the visually stunning and poignant classic GHOST IN THE SHELL. 2029: A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of "The Puppet Master," a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Director Mamoru Oshii's award-winning cyber-tech thriller, based on the comic book by Shirow Masamune, is lauded as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

anime expo chibi
Nov 11-12
Ontario Convention Center
"anime expo chibi, a smaller-scale spinoff convention that will afford fans an additional, cozier opportunity to share their love of Japanese anime and pop culture this November in Ontario, California. This event serves as a marketplace showcasing the exhibit hall and artist alley. Inspired by the adorable art style, anime expo chibi is a convention aimed at celebrating what truly makes Anime Expo so incredible - you!"
Saturday, November 11th
Entry is FREE! The event will kick off at 6pm and wrap up at 9pm.

✍️ Join us for an incredible signing session and panel featuring the creative minds behind the series: Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Bendavid Grabinski, Joseph Trapanese, and Anamanaguchi!
🎁 Celebrate with us and enjoy exclusive limited-edition posters, fun giveaways, and unforgettable photo ops. That's not all! We're amping up the celebration with delicious food provided by 🌱 Vegan Hooligans and 😋 Happy Ice FOR FREE!!

November 11th, Saturday, 2023, at 12 PM to 4 PM at Game Realms in Burbank CA!
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502
November 12th, 2023, Sunday, at 1 PM to 4 PM
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502
On view Nov 12, 2023 – June 16, 2024
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Surveying twenty-five years of the multi-disciplinary practice of artist Paul Pfeiffer (b. 1966, Honolulu, Hawaii; lives in New York), Paul Pfeiffer: Prologue to the Story of the Birth of Freedom will celebrate a pioneering artist known for his incisive work that interrogates ideas of spectacle, belonging and identity.
The Marvels is already out this weekend.

11/10 Cook Like Your Ancestors Party


Delusions going through Nov 19th

 With Nocturnes & Nightmares, we learn there is more to the Delusion saga than meets the eye. A mysterious figure known only as The Author has apparently penned every Delusion story since its inception. Bringing words to life. Ink to reality. More a curse than a gift as The Author plays with fire.

Devoted fans (our guests) will be swallowed into various stories and connect with characters both dire and beloved as they track down the mysterious author behind the Delusion series and learn of a disturbing agenda.

Friday, November 10 at 6:30 pm – Jurassic World (2015, PG-13)1200 Block of Third Street Promenade(between Arizona & Wilshire) Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ice at Santa Monica

Get ready to experience Ice at Santa Monica, a winter adventure that combines the magic of the holiday season with the beauty of California's coastline. This seasonal ice rink fulfills your dreams of gliding across a smooth-as-glass surface within four blocks of the Pacific Ocean from November 1 through January 15.

AGFA IMAX Matinee Screening
Date/Time: 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14th, 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

This snowblind riff on the Stephen King legacy goes for maximum gore and other jolts, as it details one successful horror author’s descent into Me Decade madness.

Steven Lessey (a perfectly uptight Stephen Young) is a decadent horror writer living on the edge. In-between upscale drug parties and domestic decay, he desperately works through writer’s block by conjuring the most shocking and gross scenarios this side of EC Comics. This includes: a telepathic goat with a taste for farm equipment, children gleefully burning their grannie with gasoline, and a Nazi punk band whose sonics make hobos’ guts explode!

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?