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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Weekly What To Do: Everything Starts Saturday

Jan 13th-14th
Fairplex (Gate 9)
2118 N White Ave,
Pomona CA 91768
$24.16-seems like admission to Asian American Expo gets you into the other conventions, but double check online

"Beyond just a simple convention, ANIME Impulse (アニメ  インパルス) is a weekend-long celebration of all things anime, manga, video games, and fandom with the likes of a massive Vendor Hall and Artist Alley for attendees to shop to their hearts' content, special appearances from voice actors, cosplayers, influencers, and streamers, nonstop live entertainment on its mainstage, and a near endless selection of tasty treats from all sorts of food booths.

The goal for this event is to provide casual fans and otakus to have a venue to gather and indulge in fandom. To meet like-minded people and motivate creativity within the community."
At the same location 

 "As we embark on our 42nd annual celebration, we invite you to join us for the largest Lunar New Year extravaganza in America. Get ready to be captivated by a rich tapestry of cultural delights, from delectable cuisines to captivating entertainment, a diverse array of vendors to satisfy your shopping cravings, and a plethora of engaging activities. The red carpets are ready, and we can’t wait to showcase why the Asian American Expo is a ‘must-attend’ cultural celebration, promising an unforgettable experience for all."
K-PLAY! FEST is the first ever FAN HOSTED K-POP festival - For Fans, By Fans! This event was created to provide for ALL fans of kpop every year! As fans of K-pop ourselves, we understand the importance of having a community that allows you to fangirl/fanboy with others just like you!

Through K-PLAY! FEST, we hope you’ll be able to experience K-pop with like-minded fans, share the love for your biases together, and learn more about Korean culture all at the same time. Enjoy our photocard decoration & trading areas, our random dance play sessions, meet some of your favorite K-pop creators, and check out our Artist Alley full of K-pop fan artists!
Art Collector Starter Kit X
Tenth annual group exhibition featuring affordable 12” x 12” works from over 75 of the top artists in the New Contemporary art scene
January 13, 2024 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
January 13 – February 17, 2024
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Li Shanmei
Lucid Dreaming
Shanmei is known for her oil paintings depicting otherworldly children whose spirits and physical form are one with nature and life. The artist’s painting technique is realistic yet illustrative, with an aesthetic embrace of computerized graphics. Her use of bold colors, geometry, and mandalas are nods to systems of mathematics yet also embody tools of spiritual guidance and ascension. Shanmei’s painted children represent new age deities that adapt to the innovations of technology while also maintaining a homeostasis with their natural world.
Jan 13-14, 19-21
A Private Manor
* From, the people behind The Willows and Creep LA
You have been chosen, should you accept, to step into the treacherous and exciting world of competitive game play inspired by Peacock’s THE TRAITORS, the hit reality competition series returning January 12.  

The experience comes to life on the grounds of a sprawling manor, right in the heart of Los Angeles. Friends and strangers are invited to compete in a series of exhilarating games and heart-stopping missions: like racing through a scarecrow-filled corn maze, uncovering secrets in a haunted study, and dodging lasers in a fight to the finish. But watch out — one of you has been given a devious secret assignment.

Play your role, expect the unexpected, and get ready for deceit. 

 Revenge Of Limpbizkit Event

"Join us on Saturday January 13th as we give thanks to the modern day poet laureate that is Fred Durst! It’s the music themed night that nobody asked for but EVERYONE NEEDS! Hosted by the goblin master, our friend @wizardofbarge !!!
Come in Limp Bizkit themed costume for $5 in free tokens! "

Saturday January 13, 2024 (5:30pm to 9:30pm) - Food Truck Festival
7248 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park. Located between Sherman Way and Wyandotte

GR2: Gatherings

Further Out:
The Palm Springs International Film Festival is happening, Jan 4th-15th. Head out a little further to Palm Springs for the new year and see some amazing films.

Here's our top picks on what to see.

Talking Pictures

One of the distinctive features of the Palm Springs International Film Festival is the chance to directly interact with filmmakers and actors, gaining firsthand insights and observations from them.

Film Inspired Dinners

Join us for these one-of-a-kind dinner experiences that seamlessly blends the magic of cinema with the artistry of gastronomy. Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience where each delectable course is a culinary masterpiece inspired by films appearing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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.

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.

 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