Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Weekly What To Do: Thank Your Mom, Sunday!

Queen Mary’s Night Market
Thursdays Starting May 9th
Free Admission with Reservation.

Back by popular demand! Queen Mary’s Night Market. This event is about bringing the community and local businesses together. Great for a family night out, date night, or a hang out destination with friends of all ages. Guests can enjoy different food types and tastes from various chef extraordinaire, do a little shopping with pop-up boutiques, relax and hang out, drink a cocktail in the beer garden, and listen to live music from local artists and bands.  
Poolman Q&A
Filmmaker & Star In Person!
Friday, May 10, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Landmark Sunset
Filmmaker and star Chris Pine will appear in person at Landmark Sunset on Friday, May 10 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show and to introduce the 9:45pm show.

POOLMAN tells the story of Darren Barrenman (Chris Pine), an unwavering optimist and native Angeleno who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live.

Gary Oldman: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
Fri. May 10 - Wed. May 29, 2024
Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre and Los Feliz 3

The American Cinematheque is thrilled to welcome actor Gary Oldman in person for a retrospective almost as wide-ranging as he is. With near supernatural acting abilities, one might wonder what the secret is to Gary Oldman’s outrageous success. In fact, the secret is that there is no secret, just a lot of hard work. No matter how many times he plays the villain, Oldman is nothing short of a Hollywood hero, not only for his sheer talent, but for his unwavering dedication to the craft.

Friday, May 10, 6:30–10:30 pm
$10 General$7 Seniors, Students, and Kids
FREE to Members

Let the wild rumpus start! With food, drinks, music, and fun, come celebrate the imaginative worlds of Maurice Sendak with special late-night gallery access and programming.
O-Launch Exhibition Weekend 
May 10-12
Otis College

O-Launch is a weekend of in-person and virtual programs showcasing the future of art and design through the work of Otis College’s talented graduating students. Highlights include the campus-wide Annual Exhibition, the Fashion Show and Industry Night, and the commencement ceremony featuring special guest speakers and honorary degree recipients.
May 11th, Saturday, at 12 PM to 6:30 PM
@GameRealms in Burbank

Meet various artists and creators, purchase art and artsy merch!

May 11, 2024 - May 26, 2024
Opening Reception / May 11, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
 Sasaku Kusuriyubi arrives with a new set of original acrylics and watercolors. Original works will be on display and available for sale.

Freaky Friday
May 11, 2024 8:00 PM
Live Music by:
The Autry Museum
Outdoor screening of the film ...on Saturday?
Rotation opens May 12, 2024
Rolex Gallery East/West, Level 3
Academy Museum
$ Admission

Part of the museum’s core Stories of Cinema exhibition, Inventing Worlds and Characters takes visitors on a journey through animation, special and visual effects, and encounters with famous characters and objects from fantasy, horror, and science fiction films. The Animation gallery will feature concept artwork, layout drawings, animation cels, character maquettes, and other objects from films such as The Skeleton Dance (USA, 1929), Pinocchio (USA, 1940), Begone Dull Care (Canada, 1949), Asparagus (USA, 1979), Akira (Japan, 1988), WALL•E (USA, 2008), Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (USA, 2022), and more. The Effects gallery will look at three approaches to transforming the human form into a monstrous one in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA, 1931), An American Werewolf in London (USA, 1981), and scenes featuring the Hulk in the Avengers film series (USA, 2012–2019). In the Encounters gallery, objects such as spaceship miniatures from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (USA, 1977), a costume worn by Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Reloaded (USA/Australia, 2003), and porg puppets and animatronics from Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) will offer unique opportunities to view fantastical elements previously experienced only onscreen.


May 3-27
Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768 
The 16-day event opens May 3. Don’t miss new attractions, the thrills of the carnival, musical entertainment in every corner of the fairgrounds and, of course, lots and lots of food.
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.
05.02.2024 (Thu.) – 11.03.2024 (Sun.)
JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2
 “Yes, KAWAII is Art -EXPRESS YOURSELF-” is the first exhibition in which Masuda, known as the “King of Kawaii,” brings together multiple artworks unravelling the concepts within the phenomena while introducing his personal story of sharing kawaii with the world. Through his collection of artifacts from the origins of the culture and dazzling immersive art installations, visitors are invited to explore the cultural context and significance of the kawaii movement and step into the colorful world to feel the aesthetic for themselves, emphasizing its role in fostering a sense of joy, innocence, and community as a tool for self-expression and representation of a worldwide tribe to which we can all belong.
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, chara