Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Weekly What To Do: Should Square Enix Make Pies?

 The Square Enix Pop-Up Shops


Chocolate Talk & Tasting | Keeping it Grounded

Thursday, April 25, 6 pm–8 pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007COST: $18 for Members, $20 for Non-Members
Join us at NHM as we dive into the world of chocolate. Meet chocolatiers featured in the digital series, Chocolate: From Beans to Bliss, as they share stories about their journey to chocolate and their connections to family, health, and resilience. Best of all, enjoy a chocolate tasting from each featured speaker's shop as part of the evening experience.

FRIDAY! New group show, Location Scout, pays tribute to the places of pop culture!! So many great pieces, this one is gonna blow you away. Goes online this Friday at - so get ready…Joey Spiotto’s Creators exhibit, TOO

Alien 45th Anniversary Re-Release 
Starts on Alien Day 4/26, this Friday
Select Theaters
Before the film, attendees will see “ALIEN: A CONVERSATION WITH RIDLEY SCOTT & FEDE ALVAREZ” where Fede Alvarez (Director of ALIEN: ROMULUS) sits down with Ridley Scott (Director of ALIEN) to discuss the film that started the iconic franchise. 
Vidiots welcomes you back for more 16mm celluloid oddities with Sweet 16mm: Stop-Motion Explosion!, a program of adorable, mesmerizing, and mind-blowing stop-motion animation from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles
L.A. LIVE | April 27-28, 2024

Pizza City Fest offers a stellar lineup of Southern California’s best pizza makers in one location, giving fans the unique opportunity to taste, see live demos, and attend panel discussions with culinary experts over two days at L.A. LIVE. 

Sunday April 28, 2024 12pm-5pm
Royce Quad at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095

PIEFEST IS BACK! KCRW is partnering with The Fowler Museum for a day of festivities celebrating the best food of all time: pie! At the heart of the festival is a massive pie contest where hundreds of bakers compete to impress the judges — a collection of LA's finest chefs and food writers. The event also features baking demos, a marketplace with pie slices and lunch options, a beer garden, kids activities, exhibitions at the Fowler Museum, and music sets from KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and SiLVA. Evan Kleiman, the unofficial Pie Queen of Southern California, will preside over the festivities. This event is free and open to the public. Spend the day with us and grab a slice while you’re at it! 

April 27th & 28th, 2024 from 10am - 5pm each day
Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Featuring 200+ local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, and much more.  

 is BACK on April 27th & 28th
Lumiere Cinema, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

Be the first ones to laugh out loud and discover a selection of the latest French comedies,
shown for the first time in the US, just after their release in France!
 KILN Earthenware and More
April 27th - May 14th
Sat April 27th Live Instagram Tour @giantrobot Art On Sale Online 12Noon (Gallery Open from 1pm) Artist Reception 6-9pm
Christine Luu, DANI KAWAII, Gina Zycher, Ginger Chen, Godeleine de Rosamel, Jenn Lima, kozyndan, Lucas Pincer Flynn, Michelle Sakai-Hart, Pawena Studio,  Sun-mo Koo , Taehoon Kim .
Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2ND & PCH is located at E 2nd St & Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803

2ND & PCH invites the community to the first-ever Cherry Blossom Festival, presented in partnership with Dreamers Market, on Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Attendees can discover an array of handcrafted treasures, artisanal delights and unique finds from local Japanese-inspired vendors, meet & greet with special characters and anime mascots, and Japanese cultural performances at this inaugural event. From Japanese crafts to delectable treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Guests in cosplay can stop by the Dreamers Market info booth and will be entered to win prizes up to $100 in center gift cards.

Street Food Cinema is back with Barbie @ The Autry Museum April 27th

Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces an 87North Produced Live Show,“The Fall Guy Stuntacular
Pre-Show,”Added to Its Popular “WaterWorld,”

The Limited-Run, Action-Packed Pre-Show Kicks Off on April 27 and Continues Through May 19
to Coincide with the Theatrical Release of The Fall Guy, Opening in Theatres May 3

Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 Kicks Off With “SPIRITED AWAY”
Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 PM (SUB)
Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)
Monday, April 29 at 7:00 PM (SUB)
Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM (DUB)
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM (SUB)
Select Theaters
John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS in 70mm Limited Engagement
Sun. Apr. 28 - Sat. May 4, 2024
Egyptian Theatre and Aero Theatre
Newly struck 70mm print!

THE SEARCHERS (1956) was filmed in VistaVision and released in 1.85. WB’s Motion Picture Imaging scanned the original 8 perf 35mm VistaVision camera negative in 13k with all restoration work completed in 6.5k, Jan Yarbrough, Colorist. The 70mm film print was created at Fotokem by filming out a new 65mm negative. WB’s Post Production Creative Services restored the original mono audio mix, with Doug Mountain as lead and assistance from Matt Vowles. Inventure Studios created the DTS encoded deliverable of the restored audio to playback flawlessly with the 70mm film print. The Film Foundation has given approval of this newly restored version.
Saturday April 27, 2024 from 1 - 7 PM PT
Echo Park Lake: 751 Echo Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park Earth Fest is a free, family-friendly Earth Day celebration with entertainment and activities for sustainability stewards of all ages. This is a waste-free event! The festival will include a free tree giveaway, free eye exams and eyeglasses, test drives of electric vehicles, children’s activities (where they will building birdfeeders and crafting butterflies from coffee filters), Loteria/Bingo, educational presentations by rPlanet Earth on recycling plastics, LA Dodgers on landscaping, Vista Hermosa Heights Community Group on capping unplugged orphaned oil wells and Everlasting Education on composting, Rosemont Elementary Robotics Team, information booths, and an Indigenous blessing.

Entertainment includes the Renaissance Arts Academy Orchestra, K-Pop dancers from the NK Dance Studio, and Korean Drummers from the Hi-Za Yoo Korean Dance Institute. Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, the best Colombian Cumbia Band, performs from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 28 · 4 - 7pm
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
960 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
Come celebrate the new season of our locally-produced environmental series Earth Focus! We're taking an in-depth look into the relationships between California's wildlands and urban infrastructure and how community leaders are reimagining the Los Angeles River’s role in its surrounding neighborhoods.

Join PBS SoCal for an immersive event hosted at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, California 90013) featuring interactive ecology activities, oral histories from communities along the river, a pop-up VR exhibit, a screening, and more!
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.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán.

 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-manages to fill its schedule almost every night
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Vidiots -A one-of-a-kind hub for film lovers, filmmakers, and everyone curious about cinema. A small theater is more than made-up for with the constant content and special screenings.
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd
March 2-Sept 1
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission $

Giant Robot Biennale 5 features artists Sean Chao, Felicia Chiao, Luke Chueh, Giorgiko, James Jean,
Taylor Lee, Rain Szeto, and Yoskay Yamamoto, among others. Since 2007, JANM has partnered with Eric Nakamura, founder of Giant Robot, to produce the Giant Robot Biennale, a recurring art exhibition that highlights diverse creative works celebrating the brand’s ethos.
March 9, 2024 – September 8, 2024
Bowers Museum 
$ Admission
 Never-before-seen at a museum and making its American debut, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form presents the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics, displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms. This exhibition is a vivid journey through the art of comics and visual storytelling across Asia. From its historical roots to the most recent digital innovations, the exhibition looks to popular Japanese manga and beyond, highlighting key creators, characters,