Results tagged “Christine N. Ziemba”

Pencil This In: Ozomatli, Jackson Browne Celebrate the Songs of LA, Doodle Art, Pop Art and a Deadly Thriller

We found a number of events happening tonight that are a great way to kick off the weekend. There’s doodle art by Jim Rugg in Silver Lake; a pop culture art mashup by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros at La Luz de Jesus; Ozomatli and Jackson Browne and others pay tribute to the songs of LA; there’s a talkbalk with the stars of the new film Breaking the Girls; and Max Silvestri wants an audience as he records his new comedy album. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Free Music Concerts Around LA; Kevin Pollak is Talking like Walken; and Phil Tippett with 'Dragonslayer'

We’ve pulled together a spectacular list of things to do tonight in LA (if we do say so ourselves). Special effects master Phil Tippett is live at Cinefamily with a screening of Dragonslayer to boot; CAFAM holds a craft night around stencils and spray paints; Kevin Pollack records a podcast live doing his best impersonation of Christopher Walken; The Gamble House begins its limited Upstairs-Downstairs tours; a Metro art tour and free music tonight around the city. Read on for all the details.

The Roxy's Nic Adler On The Sunset Strip Music Festival, Politics And Social Media's Role in Saving The Strip

On paper, Nic Adler is one of those LA kids that should have ended up as daily fodder for TMZ. His father is Lou Adler, the Grammy Award-winning music producer who opened The Roxy in 1973 (now most often seen on TV sitting next to Jack Nicholson courtside at Laker games). His mother is model-actress Britt Ekland. In 1991, at age 18, Nic and pals actor David Faustino, Dan Eisenstein and Robert Gavin opened Balistyx, the premiere under 21 hip-hop club on the Sunset Strip for a couple years.

Pencil This In: 'Spanish Dracula' Rare Screening, Alan Ross Photos and Docs on Richard Artschwager, Robert Williams

Here’s a short, but sweet list of events happening in LA tonight. There’s an exhibit that features black and white photography of Alan Ross; a screening of the 1931 “Spanish Dracula” with live music accompaniment; and screenings of artist documentaries Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ and Richard Artschwager: Shut Up and Look. Read on for all the details:

Selling and Collecting Hollywood History: 5 Questions with Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History

Joe Maddalena has been a collector of memorabilia nearly his entire life, organizing his first baseball card show at the American Legion Hall in his hometown of Cranston, Rhode Island—at age 12.

Pencil This In: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' Special Screening, Miner's Music and a 'Comfort Woman' Speaks Out

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including a special sneak screening of the premiere the new AMC show Low Winter Sun; a talk by one of the surviving WWII “comfort women”; a Klezmer music and dance J.A.M. session; the Fab Four tribute band salutes The Beatles; and Tapioca and the Flea headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

Linkin Park, Joan Jett, Warren G & More At 6th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival

Haven’t been to the Sunset Strip in awhile? There’s a reason to go back this week. Now in its sixth year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival (Aug. 1-3) brings together a mix of established and up-and-coming rock and rap artists to hallowed Sunset Strip venues like the Roxy, the Viper Room, the Whiskey a Go Go and culminates in a huge outdoor street party on Saturday.

Pencil This In: A Horrible Movie Night, William Friedkin Book Reading, Good Food Fridays and Point Break Live!

We found a number of varied film events happening in LA tonight, from a Horrible Movie Night Screening of "Death Machines" to more serious fare with films by Paul Schrader, Thom Andersen and Heinz Emigholz. Also on tap for tonight is a reading at Skylight Books with famed film director William Friedkin, a return of the "Point Break Live!" stage show and the beginning of the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: Free Music with The Belle Brigade, No Age; Tim Youd's Typing Performance; 'Up in Smoke' Screening

We’ve pulled together a seriously epic list of events for you to choose from tonight. There’s a Popshop West showcase with Night Terrors of 1927 and others; Skylar Grey plays the Bootleg; Kyle Field’s exhibition closes with a reception that features music by Field’s Little Wing; both the Belle Brigade and No Age play free shows; The LA Zoo concludes its late-night party series; the Hammer’s galleries stay open late with live music and DJs; a screening of Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke; and more. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: Werner Herzog Video Installation, 'Breaking Bad' Live Read and Bobcat Goldthwait's New Horror Film

We’re always surprised at the richness and depth of events happening in LA—and it’s a Tuesday! Look what we found: Josh Kun and I See Hawks in L.A. talk about the city’s music history; a new Werner Herzog video installation opens at the Getty; Jason Reitman directs a Live Read of Breaking Bad; Bobcat Goldthwait screens his new horror film; the Hammer holds an open projector night and, of course, there’s always The Postal Service or a Pokemon musical. Read on for all the details.

Actress Stana Katic Talks Car-Free Travel, Technology & L.A.'s Transportation Potential

LAist had a chance to meet actress Stana Katic, co-star of ABC-TV's Castle and the upcoming film CBGB, at last month's CicLAvia, the Iconic Wilshire Boulevard edition.

Pencil This In: Vampire Rock Opera, NYT Op-Docs Films, a Hip-Hop J.A.M. Session and The Dustbowl Revival

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight. A vampire rock opera opens at King King; the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands AXS TV show honors the music of The Police; Film Independent presents screenings of NYT op-ed videos; there’s a hip-hop J.A.M. session; The Spare Room’s book club convenes and the Dustbowl Revival headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: The Getty's Friday Flights; Asia Pacific Museum's Fusion Fridays; Pink Martini and Balkan Brass

Not in San Diego for Comic-Con like half of the city? We’ll we’re staying put this weekend, too, and we found a number of great events happening tonight. Local museums like the Getty and the Pacific Asia Museum are having parties; a Balkan Brass band headlines Grand Performances; Los Angeles as subject is the focus of a new film series at LACMA while Paul Scrader film series continues at UCLA; an evening of magic in Pasadena; and Slipknot’s lead singer tells his ghost and ghost-hunting stories. Read on for all the details

Pencil This In: Live Readings at Outfest; Music History with Josh Kun and Quetzal; and Art by CANTSTOPGOODBOY

There is a plethora of free and cheap music and other events happening all over L.A. tonight. Check out our Pencil This In picks.

Pencil This In: 'Web Therapy' at the Paley Center, David Lynch Signing at Amoeba and a Taste of the Farmers Market

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: Lisa Kudrow and her Web Therapy compatriots are at the Paley Center; literary readings and poetry readings at the Hammer and Annenberg Beach House; music by The Cat Empire and Aidan Knight; a David Lynch album signing; the Taste of the Farmers Market; a Victory Lap variety show and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Read on for all the details.

ESPN Documentary Series Turns Spotlight on Women in Sports

'Let Them Wear Towels' is a fascinating look at the history of women in sports journalism and, basically, the bullsh*t that many pioneering reporters had to wade through in order to get their stories—and their jobs done—in a male-dominated field.

Pencil This In: Downtown Film Fest; AXS TV Tribute Concert; Tig Notaro and an Ethan Hawke Double Feature

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight. Tig Notaro celebrates the release of her latest deluxe stand-up album; the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands AXS TV show’s second season kicks off tonight at the Roxy; the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles has both screenings and a filmmaker workshop tonight; there’s a square dancing J.A.M. session; and Gentlemen Halll and Royal Teeth headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

Film Review: Road Tripping with 'Crystal Fairy'

This seems to be the summer of Michael Cera playing against type—or growing into more mature roles. Gone are the adork-able roles in Juno or Superbad. Last month, he played a coke- and sex-obsessed version of himself in the star-studded This is the End. In Crystal Fairy, an IFC Film that opened in LA, other select cities and on VOD Friday, Cera plays Jamie, a self-absorbed a-hole—and he plays the character brilliantly.

5 Music Events You Shouldn't Miss This Weekend

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention a number of eclectic music events this weekend in LA. While there are plenty of concerts to choose from, here are our top five picks (in no particular order)

Pencil This In: A Robot Chicken Art Show, the Hitchcock 9, K-Pop at Dance Downtown and a Gary Baseman Party

Here’s our not-so short list of happenings in LA tonight: The Hitchcock 9 film wraps up at LACMA (which is open extra late tonight) this weekend; a one-night only Robot Chicken art show benefits 826LA; Course for the Force stops in Santa Monica on its way to Comic-Con. Party late-night with Gary Baseman and Hunter Hunted at the Skirball or learn K-pop dance moves at Dance Downtown. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: A Late-Night Zoo Party; LA Phil Plays Sibelius; Lucha VaVoom and The Kennedy Administration

Here’s our short list of what’s happening in LA tonight. The LA Zoo kicks off a late-night party series; the Hammer’s galleries stay open late with live music, DJs and libations; Sibelius’s Violin Concerto takes center stage at the Hollywood Bowl; Lucha VaVoom holds a Cinco de Mayo party; The Kennedy Administration has a little comedy, music and magic in store. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Drinking and Edu-tainment at Nerd Nite; Book Signing with Jessica Alba; Jordan Mechner's Graphic Novel

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: There’s a nerd gathering in Venice for an evening of drinking and presentations; a book signing with Jessica Alba; a printmaking workshop at CAFAM; Jordan Mechner presents his latest graphic novel 'Templar'; and a new book explores the groundbreaking 'Mary Tyler Moore Show.' Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Write Club Competition, Bucket Drumming J.A.M. Session and Grindhouse Film Festival Offerings

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight. There’s a Write Club literary competition at the Bootleg; a Grindhouse Film Festival double feature at the New Beverly; a workshop of bucket drumming under the stars at the Ford; comedy on the Westside; and a retro-pop set by singer-songwriter Janet LaBelle. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Annie Hall' Outdoor Screening, The Hitchcock 9 Continues, Bugs Bunny and Friends Mix it up at the Bowl

Here’s our short list of happenings in LA tonight: The Hitchcock 9 film series continues LACMA (which is open extra late tonight); Looney Tunes cartoons and the LA Phil mix it up at the Bowl; art openings at La Luz de Jesus; a new comedy club opens at Hollywood and Highland; a free, outdoor film fest opens in Pasadena; and Silver Lake has a free and family-friendly new music series. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Lost and Found Films, An Anime Expo, Echo Country Outpost's Fish Fry and a Helmut Newton Exhibition

We found an unexpected number of events happening in LA today (BBQs and fireworks not withstanding). Here’s our short list: a Metro public art tour series; a potluck and lost film screenings; a Helmut Newton exhibition; the opening of the Anime Expo; a fish fry and music festival; and a day of family fun at the California African American Museum. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Royal Teeth and The Colourist at The Troub; Kristina Wong at The Tuesday Night Project; and 'Only in LA' Stories

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles presents a free screening of the opera La Boheme; a new exhibition of works by photographer Jerry Hsu opens; a variety (music and comedy); The Moth storytellers take to the stage; and live music by Royal Teeth and The Colourist. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Bhangra, Bollywood J.A.M. Session, 'Songs in the Key of L.A.' Opens and the 'Persistence of Vision' Screens

Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. The archival sheet music exhibition Songs in the Key of L.A. opens; Bollywood and Bhangra lessons at the Ford’s J.A.M. session; a doc on a little-known piece of animation history screens at Cinefamily; theater artists talk about sound; and of course, there’s music for a School Night at Bardot. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Friday Night at The Getty, Kubrick Films, Punk Photography, and Mixing Porn and Comedy at NerdMelt

Here’s our short list of interesting happenings in LA tonight: It’s the final weekend of Stanley Kubrick at LACMA as well as its accompanying film series; The Getty hosts another late Friday Flight party; an architecture/design idea conference at UCLA; punk photography exhibition and book signing; a porn+comedy mashup at NerdMelt and a travel-themed exhibition at G1988. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: A Daft Punk Tribute Art Show, Neil Gaiman in Conversation, Silent Hitchcock and a Roger Ebert Tribute

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. The films around town tonight include a Japanese gangster double feature; a tribute to Roger Ebert; an Urs Fischer documentary; and a Hitchcock silent film. Neil Gaiman also talks about his latest book; the Hammer celebrates with Music for a Better Living; art inspired by Daft Punk; Westside comedy and an evening of risky storytelling. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Free Concert with...Concert, The Bushes, Yung Jake, Grindhouse 'Sexploitation' Premiere and a KPCC Forum

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: The Grindhouse Film Festival screens the world premiere of That’s Sexploitation; a free concert with Concert, The Bushes, And Martin, Yung Jake and LA Fog; a free night of music at Station Hollywood; a TubeFilter panel discussion on YouTube and monetization; a great night of comedy with Star Dreck and @Midnight at NerdMelt; and a KPCC / Crawford Family Forum on Becoming American. Read on for all the details.

Art, Architecture and Other Sights at Sunday's CicLAvia

CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard didn't disappoint on Sunday. The day was a chance for Angelenos to examine one of the oldest thoroughfares in LA from a different perspective—out of their cars—and the city took full advantage. LAist covered the entire route, riding the circuit and soaking in the art, architecture and great people-watching along the way.

Pencil This In: Free Horror Flicks, A Salute to Don Cherry, and Free Music for a School Night

Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. There’s free music with King at the Bootleg, and Myron & E, Travis Garland and Treetop Flyers headline It’s a School Night. Free movie screenings tonight include two horror flicks: The Conjouring and 100 Bloody Acres. Oh, and there’s a great tribute to the legendary Don Cherry. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Figat7th Festival, 'Moby-Dick' Read in Its Entirety, Dwell on Design and a Summer Solstice Party

Holy moly, there is just too much to do in LA tonight. There’s a little bit of everything, from an L.A. Story reading series with Janet Fitch, Rachel Kushner and Doug Kearney, among others; the opening of Dwell on Design; free performances downtown at 7thandFig with Santa Cecilia as well as Grand Performances with DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). Also a Hickcock film series continues, a Croatian film series opens; Moby-Dick gets read in its entirety as party of the Hollywood Fringe; a summer solstice party in Westwood; and a book reading/signing on the definitive guide to Japanese gangster films. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Levitated Mass' Doc Premiere; Stone's Throw Records Party, 'Castle' Stars in an LATW's 'Kindertransport'

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Music events tonight includes shows by Carmen Souza, Joseph Arthur show and a Stones Throw Records documentary premiere party. There’s also a play of comedy and magic at the Hollywood Fringe; a 'Levitated Mass' documentary world premiere; Don’t Tell My Mother storytelling and a LATW’s production of 'Kindertransport' with a star-studded cast. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Maron Panel at the Paley Center, 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' Erotic Fan Fiction and a Victory Lap

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: A reading and book signing with author Charlie McDowell; The Best of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on the big screen; comedy at Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and at Victory Lap; Marc Maron and creative team discuss this IFC show and comedy; and a pick from the Hollywood Fringe. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Morgan Spurlock in Conversation, Free Set by Camera Obscura and Lady Arm Wrestling

Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. The Los Angeles Film Festival and the Hollywood Fringe continue; the International Documentary Association welcomes documentary director Morgan Spurlock for a discussion and Q&A; and music by Camera Obscura and Blackbear and James Bay headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

5 Questions with Bryan Cook, Creator of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction on Storytelling and Comedy

For the past year, the Nerdmelt Showroom inside Meltdown Comics on Sunset has been home to the monthly storytelling series Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (CEFF). Each evening features 10 comics writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their own whims or audience suggestions. Tomorrow night at 9 pm, CEFF celebrates its first anniversary with the first-ever Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Championship Edition, with former winners from the LA show.

Hitchcock-a-palooza: Alfred Hitchcock Classics and Rarities Screen in LA this Month and Next

We’re lucky that LA has a lot of great indie film houses that still show the Master of Suspense’s popular films on the big screen, but this month and next, as part of a citywide celebration, diehard Hitchcock fans are in for a real treat. A number of his silent films, “B” movies and rarities are being screened by The Academy, Cinefamily and at LACMA.

Pencil This In: 'Battlestar Galactica' Screening, Hollywood Fringe Fest, 'Dazed and Confused' and The Dandy Warhols

There are two really big festivals happening right now—the Hollywood Fringe theater festival and the Los Angeles Film Fest—so get out there tonight and see something other than Man of Steel. Also, we found a free jazz show with Billy Childs, The Dandy Warhols at the Wiltern, a Battlestar Galactica screening and event and more. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: A Guide to 'Straight People,' Beth Orton and Danielle Ate the Sandwich Solo Shows, and Hollywood Fringe

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. There are number of good films screening around town, and that doesn’t even count the LA Film Fest, which opens today. In addition, we found Jeffrey Self’s reading/demo of his new book and field guide, Straight People; solo shows tonight with Beth Orton and Danielle Ate the Sandwich; and get ready for theater on the edge all month long as the Hollywood Fringe Festival opens. Read on for all the details.

10 Must-See Movies at the Los Angeles Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival returns to L.A. Live on Thursday (June 13) and continues through June 23 with a schedule that includes nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos from more than 40 countries.

Pencil This In: Grindhouse Horror Double Feature, New Media Film Fest, Samuel Beckett Remembered and Rock/Style

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: The Grindhouse Film Festival screens a double feature of cult horror films; the New Media Film Festival opens; Red Hen Press writers tell their stories; Samuel Beckett is remembered at ALOUD; and the LA Times presents and evening of music and fashion. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Punch-Out' Art, Summer Twins' Music Residency, Peter Rainer on Film Criticism and a 'Date Night'

Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. Punch-Out!! is a new art show in DTLA that pays homage to an old Mike Tyson NES video game; Summer Twins music residency continues with a mixtape swap; comedian Alison Royer invites you to her date night, while Doug Benson does a lot of interrupting in his show. Also, film critic Peter Rainer discusses his new book of film criticism, and Data Romance headline music for a school night. Read on for all the details.

Photo Gallery: Capturing Tinseltown's History at Mack Sennett Studios

Old Hollywood history is reborn as in Silver Lake has officially re-opened under the direction of Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Rogg. The sleek, full-service production facilities pay homage to its past—a long time considering the studio first opened its doors in 1916.

The Lonely Island's Record Release Party for 'The Wack Album'

On Thursday night, The Lonely Island held a listening party at Sonos Studio on La Brea to celebrate the upcoming release of The Wack Album (out June 11). The Berkeley-raised, New York-based comedy trio—Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone—were interviewed for a quick Q&A by entertainment reporter Ben Lyons.

Pencil This In: Jubilee Music Festival, Videogame Art Show, 'Rat Fink's Revenge,' Roots Music and Celebrate LA!

There’s a a great selection of events happening in LA tonight, from a wine and art gallery event; a music and arts festival; another festival that celebrates LA; pop art inspired by 1980s video games and a Rat Fink; and bluegrass/roots music by Cahalen Morrison & Eli Wes. Read on for all the details.

Film Review: Summer Fun in Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

If only our high school and college Shakespeare classes were as much fun as Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The uber-writer-producer Whedon, along with his game cast, have created a film that’s entertaining for both the Bard’s hardcore fans and newbies alike.

Pencil This In: Ray Harryhausen Tribute Screenings, a Female Icelandic Choir, a Puppet Fest, Werner Herzog in Person

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. There’s a number of films events tonight, including a Ray Harryhausen double-feature; a screening of Aguirre, The Wrath of God with Werner Herzog in person; a puppet festival; author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation; and music by the band Doris, Meg Myers and an all-female Icelandic chorale. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Alien: The Director's Cut,' a Free Quadron Mini-set, Moth Storytelling and Book Readings

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: There’s a director’s cut screening of Alien tonight in Hollywood; a wine and jazz night; Nalini Singh reads from her latest Psy-Changeling supernatural romance; Marc Weingarten & Tyson Cornell talk about new literary homage to progr rock; Quadron plays a free mini-set; and The Moth storytellers take on the subject of beauty. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Lenka in Concert, Lisa Hanawalt's 'Dirty Dumb Eyes' Graphic Novel and Debbie Allen in Conversation

Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. Aussie singer-songwriter Lenka promotes her new album 'Shadows,' out tomorrow; Zócalo Public Square welcomes Debbie Allen in conversation; Lisa Hanawalt presents her graphic novel 'My Dirty Dumb Eyes'; LACMA’s Michael Govan interviews architect Peter Zumthor and of course, music for a school night. Read on for all the details:

AMC's 'The Killing' Returns Tonight: Will the Viewers Come Back, Too?

When AMC’s The Killing premiered in 2011, it started off with a bang. Seattle cop Sarah Linden agrees to take on one last case that pushes her and her partner to the bring of insanity. After two seasons, the show was cancelled. But AMC changed its mind, and now 'The Killing's' third season premieres tonight.

Pencil This In: LA's Sonic History, Commercials from Around the World, Art Openings and Joy Kills Sorrow

There’s an outstanding selection of events happening in LA tonight, from a sonic overview of LA’s music scene with Exene Cervenka, Silversun Pickups and other LA musicians; to a bluegrassy-folky sounds of Joy Kills Sorrow; to an evening of songs from Robert Zemeckis films; a film shorts program dedicated to commercials from around the globe; art openings at SMMoA, Gallery1988 (East) and Lacen Project; plus a free comedy-live animation show. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Dailymotion, MOCAtv Screenings, Yung Jake Performance, Literary Death Match and a Fish Fry Reading

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. There’s a mind-blowing number of events tonight, including short film and video screenings at MOCA and the Downtown Independent; the Dances with Films Festival opens; a multimedia performance by rapper/artist Yung Jake; spoken word events with Literary Death Match and Billy’s Fish Fry, among others. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Hong Kong Gangster Films; 'Star Dreck'; Pico Iyer in Conversation

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: There’s a discussion on art and culture with Pico Iyer; Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira critique some of the worst Star Trek episodes live; Holy Fuck comedy has a release party and show for its new comedy album; Eve Ensler discusses her memoir; and the Grindhouse Film Fest screens two rarely seen Honk Kong ganster films. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Cinefamily Plays the Five Minutes Game, 'The Goonies' Screens and LACMA is Free Today

Happy Memorial Day, LA! Here’s what’s on tap today to end many of our three-day holiday weekend. There’s a diverse screening of films across town from Jimmy Stewart in Harvey to a sneak peek at The Kings of Summer while Cinefamily plays its Five Minutes Game. LAVA presents a tour of a historically significant local cemetery; Topanga Days celebrates its 40th anniversary; Target picks up the tab for all of LACMA’s general admissions, and of course, there’s always music for a school night. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Friday Nights at the Getty, The Silver Lake Chorus, John Cassavetes' Directorial Debut, Fully Restored

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! It’s the unofficial start to summer and if you’re in town this weekend, there’s no shortage of events. For serious. We found everything from an evening of Tokyo-inspired dance, music and film; a concert by The Silver Lake Chorus; and a screening of John Cassavetes' fully restored directorial debut. Read on for the details and so many more picks for tonight.

Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight' Explores The Messiness Of Love And Middle Age

Remember that amid all the summer blockbusters (and block-busts) are a number of smaller films that deserve just as much hype and audience attention. First among them is Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight.'

Pencil This In: Pixelvision Film Night, 'Facebook Diet' Launch Party, a Tequila Sampling and Readings from The Golden State

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. There’s a great lineup tonight, including a book launch party for The Facebook Diet; a tequila and appetizer pairing at Lotería Grill in Studio City; a screening and Q&A with filmmakers and cast of Now You See Me; a Pixelvision film festival; an evening of new writing from and about the Golden State; improvisational musical comedy with Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party; and a screening of Beauty is Embarrassing. Read on for all the details.

LAist Interview: Meet Street Fartist (Tom) Hanksy

As you may have heard—or seen—the New York-based street "fartest" Hanksy is in town prepping for his West Coast debut show at Gallery1988 tomorrow night. The secretive artist, who got his start superimposing Tom Hanks' face on Banksy-inspired creations, has expanded his penchant for wordplay and punnery, poking fun of celebs and pop culture.

Pencil This In: 'Graphic Canon' at ALOUD, Morton Downey Jr., Tribute, Shows by Nina Storey and Thirty Seconds to Mars

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: There’s a great panel discussion on The Graphic Canon, which recreates great works of literature in comic/visual forms; music shows tonight by Nina Storey and Thirty Seconds to Mars; a Victory Lap variety show; a burlesque history lesson from Leslie Zemeckis; and a cinematic salute to Morton Downey Jr. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Panel Discusses Food Waste, Molly Ringwald on Her Career, Music and a Roger Ebert Film Series Tribute

Happy Monday, LA! There’s an eclectic lineup of events happening in town tonight: food waste issues and solutions are discussed at the Crawford Family Forum; Criminal Hygiene continues its May residency; Holy Ghost plays the Troubadour; Molly Ringwald taks about and performs selections from her debut album; IDA workshop on publicists and publicity for films; music for a school night and a new film series honors Roger Ebert. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Fusion Fridays Art Party, Bike Week Events and 'The Outsiders,' 'Rumble Fish' Double Feature

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA: The Pacific Asia Museum launches its Fusion Fridays series; it’s the culmination of Bike Week events in Pasadena and at the Hammer Museum; LA Canvas throws a party for its latest issue release; a double feature screening of The Outsiders and Rumble Fish; a TV writing panel discussion; and music by Andy Grammer, Parachute and Richard Thompson. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 30th Anniversary Screening of 'Valley Girl,' Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Show and Beverly Boulevard on View

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. There’s a great lineup tonight, including a 30th anniversary celebration of Valley Girl, an art exhibition dedicated to a stretch of Beverly Boulevard, a performance by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, a panel discussion on foraging in LA and an evening of spin the wheel storytelling. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Short Films with Llyn Foulkes, Music and Comedy with Don't Stop or We'll Die and Moth Storytelling

Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: a program of short films starring Llyn Foulkes screens tonight at the Hammer; Moth storytellers take on “envy” tonight, 1933’s Eastside bars hold a pub crawl and finally the the piano power trio Don’t Stop or We’ll Die brings a blend of comedy and music to the stage. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'Reno 911!: Miami' Writers' Discussion and Screening; NerdMelt Open Mic and Music for a Monday

Happy Monday, LA! Here's what's happening in town tonight: Writers from Reno 9/11 talk about the show and comedy process; NerdMelt hosts an open mic night; music for a School Night and roots rock by Austrialian Jordie Lane. There's also a reading by Helene Wecker who reads from The Golem & The Jinni. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Hero Complex Film Festival, Orphan Films, 'Grace and Ritual' Exhibition Opens and a Typewriter Doc

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA. Film lovers out there have reason to celebrate this weekend, with an Orphan Film symposium screening rare gems; the Hero Complex Film Festival; and a documentary on typewriters. In addition, we found a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s epic All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Op. 37; an all-women art show; a ‘Bates Motel’ panel; and an exhibition on the history of Jews in LA. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Mel Brooks Panel, Ed Ruscha in Conversation, LA Comedy Fest and Sara Watkins in Concert

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Tonight, we found a few noteworthy comedy items, including an evening of stories you wouldn’t want to tell your mother; the LA Comedy Festival opens; comedian Margot Leitman reads from her new memoir; and Mel Brooks is at the Paley Center. We also found that Ed Ruscha is in conversation at the Getty; and there are shows by the Milk Carton Kids and Sara Watkins for the neo-folkies out there. Read on for all the details and more.

Pencil This In: Steve Reich's Music, Grindhouse Film Fest Tribute to Jess Franco and Justin Willman's 'Sleight of Mouth'

There’s an eclectic array of events happening tonight in LA, including an evening of Steve Reich’s music; a Grindhouse Film Fest salute to cult movie director Jess Franco; a bike-in movie screening of The Big Lebowski; a Red Hen Press poetry reading with Doug Kearney, Maggie Nelson and Meghan O’Rourke; and a little variety and magic wrapped in Justin Willman’s talk show. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: AFI Directing Workshop for Women Screening, King Washington and The Robben Island Shakespeare

Happy Monday, LA. Don’t let the rain and grayness get you down. There’s tons happening in town tonight, including a screening of films by the AFI Directing Workshop for Women participants; a lecture on ‘Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare’; and a reading and signing for ‘The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat.’ Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Dance Performance at a Krispy Kreme, a 'Ktchn' Installation, NHM First Fridays and Pop Art at La Luz de Jesus

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA. We found a couple of varied performances tonight, including Ktchn, an art-dance-performance-installation, Heidi Duckler Theatre’s dance performance at a Krispy Kreme and a horror-comedy variety show. There’s also art openings at La Luz de Jesus and First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: 'The Thing' Screens, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Opens, Craft Night at CAFAM and a Movie Interruptus

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Tonight, we found a few film items of note, including the opening of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; Sarah Polley’s documentary screens; Doug Benson interrupts Safe Haven; and a screening of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing.’ There’s also an Etsy Craft Night; book signings with Fabio Vivian and Paul Pender and music performances by Alice Russell and Caitlin Rose. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: CapeTown Film Festival Opens, a May Day Art Party and John C. Reilly, Bill Burr Join Pete Holmes at Largo

Lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including the start of Entertainment Weekly’s seven-day CapeTown Film Festival—dedicated to superheroes and sci-fi and not South Africa. Also the James Bond retrospective in Glendale closes with Live and Let Die; La Santa Cecilia plays a free set at Amoeba, and comedian Pete Holmes opens a monthly residency at Largo. And for the more artful and politically inclined, there’s an opportunity to join an art party in advance of May Day. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Joe Boyd on the Music of Nick Drake, Alloy Orchestra Accompanies Silent Films, a Magic Lantern Show

Happy Monday, LA. After some digging, we found great film events tonight, including the works of Charlotte Pryce and an orchestra accompanying silent films. There’s also an evening with Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd and Lucinda Williams, a book reading on the band Sparks’ 21 concerts in London. And finally, a great evening of Ranting and Raving with awesome writers, including Doug Kearney and Kemp Powers. Read on for all the details.

An Appreciation of 'Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open'

Gary Baseman's show at the Skirball Center is the first major museum exhibition of Baseman’s life and work, featuring a selection of paintings, photo, textiles, toys, illustrations and videos that are presented in a setting that’s reminiscent of his family’s home in the Fairfax district.

Pencil This In: Bad Robot Art Show Opens, Paris Photo L.A. Debuts and Mindshare's Playing Games

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA. We found a number of art and film-related events, including the opening of The Official Bad Robot Art Experience group art show; Paris Photo L.A.; and opening nights for both the FirstGlance Film Festival and the Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival. There’s also a Mindshare event with the talks focused on the topic of “play.” Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: TCM Classic Film Festival Opens, Puppet Play in Chinatown and Gary Baseman's House Party

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of great things to do in LA tonight: The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off in Hollywood; Gary Baseman throws a huge house party; a puppet play opens in Chinatown; an interesting art installation / performance about a fly; and Nataly Dawn plays a set in Hollywood. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Music, Poetry at the Last Bookstore, Puppet Films and 'Granta' at ALOUD

Lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including a slew of literary-related events, from a 'Granta' reading to Kate Atkinson presenting her book 'Life After Life: A Novel' to music and poetry at the Last Bookstore. There’s also a screening of the new film 'Mud,' the James Bond retrospective in Glendale continues with 'Diamonds Are Forever' and we can’t forget to mention a the screening of puppet short films. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Thrilling Adventure Hour, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly Go Classical and The Moth GrandSlam

After a busy busy weekend of fun activities, the events continue in LA tonight, with new and avant-garde classical music with the LA Phil and at REDCAT, a Thrilling Adventure Hour at Largo, The Moth’s GrandSlam championship, and a Charlie Chaplin double feature. Read on for all the details:

Recap: 'Orange is the New Black' Panel, William Friedkin Conversation at the LAT Festival of Books

We hit up two programs at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC yesterday, and both turned out to be highly entertaining and informative—though neither were solely focused on literature.

Top 10 Things to do at The L.A. Times Festival of Books (For People Who Don't Like Books)

Some of us aspire to be more bookish, but can’t seem to find the time. Others would rather read daily blog posts, breeze though the comics on xkcd or watch Sports Center than read an entire novel. So this post is for you. Here are our top 10 things to do at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend if you don’t know the difference between Alison Bechdel and Margaret Atwood or Jack Halberstam and Jamaica Kincaid—and really don’t care.

Your Weekend Planner: 13 Coachella Alternatives

If you have no desire to go to the desert this weekend for Coachella, then have no fear. There's a mind-blowing array of events happening around LA this weekend. We’ve culled through hundreds of events to bring you a baker’s dozen of noteworthy happenings right here at home.

Pencil This In: Nickelodeon Art Show at iam8bit, Jazz at LACMA, Occupy Film Screening and an Akashic Book Party

Ok, there's a long weekend of events ahead of us—check out our Weekend Planner: 13 Coachella Alternatives—but there are quite a number of related events happening tonight.The LA Times hands out its book prizes; Family bookstore holds a great author signing event; free music and film screening kicks off the Earth and Arts Festival in Pasadena; and Arturo Sandoval plays at LACMA. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Harold Lloyd's 'Safety Last!' Screens, a Hybrid Music Lecture; La Cena Salon Series and the Zero Film Fest

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of great things to do in LA tonight: There’s a screening of the Harold Lloyd film Safety Last!; an exhibition of David Benjamin Sherry's photography; a hybrid music lecture with DJ Toy Selectah and Josh Kun; a salon on Latino art and culture; a pre-party of sorts for the Long Beach Grand Prix; and the Zero Film Fest closes. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: A Screening of 'Sybil'; Erotic Fan Fiction Storytelling; a Brooklyn Music Festival and a Design and Type Talk

Yes, it's only Tuesday, but there's lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including a screening of the old TV miniseries Sybil with Sally Field; a design and type lecture by Jack Stauffacher; the LA Phil's Brooklyn Festival; the music from Quentin Tarantino films in concert; a variety show; erotic fan fiction and a screening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby in person. Read on for all the details.

Candid Photos from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

Working Hollywood's red carpet requires a lot of waiting—and hoping—that the celebs stop for a photo or give you a quick interview. We were at the end of the line at tonight's 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and we're thinking that a lot of the Hollywood crowd were still out at Coachella.

Pencil This In: Classical Music with Mona Simpson, the Getty's College Night, Ozomatli and Liquid Tax Relief

Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight: There's a mix of history, literature and classical music by LACO on the Westside; it's College Night at the Getty; there's liquid tax relief available tonight; Ozomatli in a benefit concert; and Greg Proops takes over Cinefamily for his film podcast recording a screening of a thriller from the 1970s. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: Indian and Film Noir Festivals, Storytelling at the Skirball and 'Consuming Spirits' Screening and Art Show

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA: Tonight’s the final comedy matchups for the 7th annual March Comedy Madness tournament; the Festival of Film Noir and the Indian Film Festival of LA continue through the weekend; Christopher Sullivan animation screening and complementary art exhibition open; and Beth Lapides brings the Say the Word series back to the Skirball. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Hitchcock Double Feature, Beatles on Ukulele Marathon, Yarn Crawl LA and a Poker 101 Night

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of great things to do in LA tonight: a stand-up/improv night, a storytelling evening around stories you wouldn't want to tell mom; the Downtown Art Walk; a Hitchcock double feature; a poker 101 class; and the Beatles complete on ukulele project for Haiti relief. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: LA's Architectural History, 'Octopussy,' a Startup Pitch Fest and a Tom Sizemore Reading

Lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including a film slate that includes classic B movies like Kingdom of the Spiders with William Shatner; or how about Debbie Reynolds making an appearance at a double feature of Singin’ in the Rain and the Unsinkable Molly Brown? Also: Hear pitches from startup tech companies, listen to Tom Sizemore read from his memoir or check out LA architecture in a couple of new exhibitions opening today. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: Magic with Barry & Stuart; Takashi Murakami's Film Directing Debut and Burt Lancaster's Centennial

Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight: the Scottish duo Barry & Stuart present an off-kilter brand of comedy and magic; Red Hen Poets read at the Beach House; Takashi Murakami premieres his feature film debut; Los Globos holds a Monday Night Local show and UCLA celebrates Burt Lancaster’s centennial. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: NHM First Fridays, Pop Art Show Openings, a Film Noir Fest and Musical Theater Parodies

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA: The ever popular First Fridays at NHM proves that scientists know how to party; a new film noir series opens; musical parodies based on Little House on the Prairie and King of Kong; Red Bull’s national DJ compeition champion will be crowned tonight; and shows open at two of our favorite pop culture art galleres. Read on for all the details.

Comedy Shorts Festival: Panels, Parties and Screenings Continue This Weekend

The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, which continues through Sunday, opened last night at the Downtown Independent with a program that included familiar faces seemingly having a whole lot of fun with the short-form genre.

Pencil This In: a Comedy Shorts Festival, an Etsy Craft Night, Open Film Nights and Yamashiro Farmers' Market Opens

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of fabu things to do tonight: the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival begins; Nick Offerman screens and discusses the 1971 film Billy Jack; Skylight Books staff holds a showcase; Justin Furstenfeld has solo show; CAFAM has a craft night; and open screenings at both the Hammer and Echo Park Film Center. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: David Lynch and Russell Brand Talk Meditation; an LA Puppet Festival; and The Skatalites Release Party

Lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including the kick off of LA’s first Puppet Festival; a free Tuesday night residency by Great White Buffalo; a group exhibition by LA and Parisian artists and architecture; David Lynch and Russell Brand discuss meditation; a release party by The Skatalites; a panel discussion on the comic industry; and a few other events. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: David Misch Comedy Lecture, Westside Comedy Anniversary Party, Chaya DTLA Celebrates Cherry Blossoms

Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight, and it’s no April Fool’s: Comedy TV writer David Misch lectures at Pepperdine; a history of electricity in LA during the latter half of the 20th century; Westside Comedy Theater celebrates its fourth anniverary; Chaya Downtown celebrates cherry blossom season; and Gavin Turek opens a Bootleg residency tonight. Read on for the details.

Pencil This In: WonderCon Opens in Anaheim, Gallery1988's 'Is This Thing On? 2 Too' and Bunnies at the Zoo

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA: dancer-choreographer luciana achugar presents a dance duet in DTLA; a poetry reading / art show closing reception for Julienne Johnson’s exhibition; a double-feature of The Smiling Lieutenant and Roxanne; bunny time at the LA Zoo; WonderCon opens in Anaheim; a show at Gallery1988’s newest location; and a comedy benefit for Jail Guitar Doors. Read on for all the details.

Pencil This In: a Wonder Woman Doc and Panel Discussion; a Beauty Bash; Coolers as Canvasses and a Comedy Tourney

We sort through a lot of events and happenings around LA so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of interesting things to do/attend around LA tonight: a short film screening and book signing with Jim Mangan; a Red Bull cooler art project; a comedy madness tournament; a film screening and discussion on Wonder Woman and other powerful women; and more. Read on for all the details:

Pencil This In: A Free Set by The Milk Carton Kids, 'Beauty and the Beast' Onstage and Jamaica Kincaid in Conversation

Lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including a free set by the Milk Carton Kids; the return of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on stage; a new episode of ‘Star Dreck’ with Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira; a new installment of the UpClose series with Jamaica Kincade; and an exhibition that explores the work of photographers Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto.

Pencil This In: 'The Drunken Botanist' Reading, Black Lips Documentary and BioShock Infinite Release with Nico Vega

It's the beginning of Spring Break/Passover/Holy Week so it's a little quieter on the events front. But never fear, if you're itching to go out, here's what's happening in LA: a YA book panel discussion, a Black Lips Middle East tour documentary, a video game release party with Nico Vega, and an author reading of the book 'The Drunken Botanist.' Read on for the details:

Pencil This In: UglyRhino's Play 'Mindspin' Opens, Audio-Visual Projects at hm157 and 'John Dies at the End'

TGIF! Here’s what’s happening today in LA: the NY-based UglyRhino presents its first site-specific, interactive theater production in LA; Chef Rick Bayless signs his latest cookbook at Red O; the Semi-permanent design conference continues through the afternoon; and there’s an evening of audio-visual projects and music at hm157. Read on for all the details.

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