Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Weekly What To Do: E3 Never Died, It Just Became A Streaming Service

Thursday, June 6
2220 Arts + Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90057
"On occasion of the L.A.-based independent film company MEMORY's 10th anniversary, we present a revival screening of Theo Anthony's Rat Film with director Anthony in person, in advance of the film's debut in a limited-edition Blu-ray in June.

The audacious feature debut of American documentary filmmaker Theo Anthony (All Light, Everywhere) made waves upon release for its madcap, digressive style and intellectual rigor, and remains among the most impressive nonfiction films of the 2010s. What begins as an investigation into modern-day Baltimore's rat infestation expands into a systemic critique of the city's history of racial and economic segregation, as Anthony (also the film's editor and DoP) builds unexpected links between pest control, urban planning and virtual reality, among other subjects."
Perfect tie-in to Bleak Weak

'Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair - Year 3'
Now- Fri. Jun 7, 2024
Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre and Los Feliz 3
What's so crazy about this one is that so many directors are coming to show off their utterly depressing work. And, it's really all crammed into one week.
In-person guests include: Jerry Schatzberg, Al Pacino, Kenneth Lonergan, Lynne Ramsay, Charlie Kaufman, Lynne Littman, Elliott Gould, Michael Rooker, Allen Hughes, Bernard Rose, Karyn Kusama, Steve De Jarnatt, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and Don Hertzfeldt
There Are Dads Way Worse Than You
June 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Inspired by the new book There Are Dads Way Worse Than You, join host/author Glenn Boozan for a night of stand-up and improv performed by – you guessed it – a cast of exclusively fathers.
Select Dates
613 Imperial St,
Los Angeles, CA
Though Two Bit Circus proper is dead, its storage unit has been turned into a nighclub.
"an Arcade & nightclub, featuring some of your favorite arcade games, experimental AR experiences, and a focus on music and community events!"

Summer Game Fest is back to give you some gaming updates. If you're free. just check out random trailers for stuff.

Friday 6/7: 10am - 6pm
Saturday 6/8: 10am - 6pm
Sunday 6/9: 10am - 6pm
Magic Box
1933 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007
$25 – $60
Hmmm, IGN trying to sort of be an E3 Live dealie.

Highlights include:
    Over 100 playable games and demos including the upcoming releases like the latest DLC from Street Fighter 6, TopSpin 2K25, WWE 2K24
    Appearances by Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, the head of Team Sonic, Takashi IIzuka, Stig Asmussen, the creator of Tetris Alexey Pajitnov, the cast of The Legend of Vox Machina and much more
    Sneak Peaks of new films and TV shows including Hit Man, Despicable Me 4, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
    A Star Trek Strange New Worlds Sing-Along followed by a Q&A with writers Dana Horgan and Bill Wolkof along with co-songwriter Tom Polce.
    Plus so much more:
Exclusive Reveals • New Trailers & Gameplay • Celebrity Panels & Interviews • New Anime Content • Demos • Photo Ops • Exclusive Merch • Screenings • Food Trucks

Friday, June 7, 5–10 pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
COST: $20 Non-members | Free for Members

Guests will have one last opportunity to experience First Fridays this year and explore NHM after hours with live performances, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, food trucks, and more.

National Donut Day 
Friday, June 7

Look for free discounts and donut deals this Friday.

Clocking in at approximately 20 minutes, Volvy’s 15th Birthday Party is a short but sweet opportunity to gather around your loved ones and celebrate gaming’s favourite mascot without anything weird happening. Tune in to the totally normal festivities on June 7 at 5PM PT to learn why on earth we would say that.  
Friday, June 7: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 8: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 9: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Westfield Century City, The Atrium - 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

This sensory stimulating, 4D  experience, will allow guests to immerse themselves in the bold and thrilling environments featured in the series while traversing the mind-bending worlds of Dark Matter.  

Cine Gear Expo LA 2024
Location: Warner Bros. Studios
Exhibits & Seminars
Friday, June 7th: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8th: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free, if you registered

Filmmakers, broadcasters, photographers, and content creators alike are invited to see, learn, and mingle among the rows of worldwide motion picture services and technology exhibits

June 8 - June 29, 2024
Los Feliz Theatre
1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

Assistants Vs. Agents, the Entertainment Industry’s favorite meme page turned Hollywood staple, will be taking over American Cinematheque during the month of June, curating and introducing their favorite work-related films.
HYPLAND Grand Opening
Saturday June 8th
11am -6pm
200 S San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
A cool new place is opening up in Little Tokyo, we've seen their gear at multiple expos.
 The Grand Opening will include live tattoos from anime tattoo pioneer Pnut @inkbypnut of 1 Up Ink and special giveaways throughout the day.

From the press release: HYPLAND will be a community space where gamers, anime fans, and streetwear enthusiasts can play, shop and connect. Designed to replicate the cozy ambiance of an anime and gaming fan’s home, visitors will find an inviting assortment of vintage home accessories, gaming equipment, and clothing items. The retail area of the store will include apparel and accessories from past collaborations, as well as new items from HYPLAND’s premium cut & sew line. Additionally, the store will feature products from similar brands, providing a comprehensive shopping experience. 

June 8 - 9
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

"SoCal Gaming Expo (SCGE) is known for its massive vendor marketplace, esports competitions, free-play arcade and gaming area, cosplay, museum exhibits, and Special Guests, including Voice Actors, industry guests, and YouTubers. Our marketplace has hundreds of vendors selling video games, collectibles, anime, and more!"

Saturday, June 8
Random locations you need to search

Game of Shrooms is a once a year world-wide art N seek event created by Attaboy. The next Game of Shrooms happens on June 8th, 2024. On that day, artists from all over the world hide their original mushroom-themed art works in public places then they give hints (often on social media) for others to find AND KEEP!

"Once" a solo exhibition by Eishi Takaoka will mark his return after a number of years to Giant Robot 2
gallery. Eishi will attend the exhibition of hand carved all-wood sculptures beginning June 8th, 2024.
The art goes live online at 12 Noon on June 8th and Eishi will be in attendance 6-9pm at the gallery also on June 8th.
Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan.  
Saturday, June 8th
Hansen Dam Aquatic Center - 11798 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Pan Pacific Park - 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
CBS Studios and Paramount+ are happy to announce this exclusive For Your Consideration Screening Event for the witty Australian comedy, “Colin From Accounts” featuring appearances and a conversation with the series stars and creators, Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer.  Join us at Pan Pacific Park in Beverly Hills for this exciting celebration.

Saturday Jun 8, 2024 8:00 PM
free and open to the public
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate the openings of our summer exhibitions at the Hammer with cash bars, free admission, and galleries open until 10:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see new exhibitions including Refashioning: CFGNY & Wataru Tominaga and David Medalla: In Conversation with the Cosmos, Houseguest: Mute Flesh, and Hammer Projects: Jordan Strafer.
Julie Mehretu and Gemini G.E.L.
Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 4 pm - 5 pm
Getty Center

Julie Mehretu's collaboration with Gemini G.E.L.—the acclaimed Los Angeles artists' workshop and publisher of limited-edition prints—began in 2008. This conversation, moderated by curator Naoko Takahatake, will explore the central place of printmaking in Mehretu's creative practice, including reflections on the artist's work at Gemini, her collaboration with master printer Case Hudson and his team, and her friendship with Gemini co-founder Sidney B. Felsen.
Graphic Tales: The Art of Visual Storytelling
Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 1 pm - 4 pm
The Getty Villa and Online

Throughout human history, images have provided a dynamic means of sharing and preserving a culture’s stories. But how do viewers comprehend pictorial narratives, and how do artists convey meaning? Beginning with the painted ceramic vessels displayed in the exhibition Picture Worlds: Greek, Maya, and Moche Pottery, speakers consider what it means to be visually literate, how the mind processes imagery, and the ways in which, even today, narrative art shapes—and is shaped by—society.

"Tune in on Saturday, June 8, at 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT as VTuber Melios the Android broadcasts stellar games from across the universe, highlighting bold new launch announcements, trailers and show-stopping galaxy premieres! Get ready to swoon over cute anime girls with big swords, go on a date with death, practice witchcraft, and fight capitalism with the power of dance."

June 8 - June 9 General Admission Entry: 12 - 6 p.m. PT
the Barker Hangar - 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA
"EEEEEATSCON is a two-day food experience built in the spirit of a music festival, but with restaurants as the headliners.  The event features a highly curated group of local restaurants, along with exciting imports from across the country, often serving food you won't find anywhere else. With live music performances throughout the day and panels from thought leaders and industry pioneers, EEEEEATSCON is as much about connecting with a community and getting inspired as it is about eating and being entertained."
Free Movie Weekend
Gardena Cinema 14948 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, CA
Gardena Cinema will be playing The Addams Family (91) all day Saturday, June 8th and then School of Rock all day Sunday, June 9th. Free tickets can be reserved at or The free movie weekend is courtesy of the free streaming television service, Pluto TV, who is supporting independent and family-run theaters across the nation all summer as part of their “Summer of Cinema” campaign.

June 8th and 9th
The TONGA HUT, North Hollywood, CA 
$50 – $85

"EXOTIKON celebrates the many worlds of VINTAGE TIKI, LOUNGE and EXOTICA! It was a whirlwind weekend filled with music, multimedia presentations, shopping, symposiums, exhibitions, rum tastings, meet and greets, live performance art, and so much more! If you love everything mid-20th century music and lifestyle, EXOTIKON is for you!"


OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center's annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today's most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.

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