Pencil This In: Hello Kitty @ Royal-T, Audrey Hepburn Films @ LACMA
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is throwing together its Halloween Spooktacular tonight at tomorrow at 8 pm at the Alexandria Hotel, Palm Court Ballroom. The show is a live, retro-influenced variety show built around radio show-style readings of real old comic book stories. Vintage tales of horror such as 1954’s The Mad Hate of Dr. Zart and 1953’s I Married a Zombie! are performed live in a show that includes sultry singing, stunning visual art, short acts, prizes and live music. Tickets are $10.
LACMA celebrates the movies of Audrey Hepburn with a weekend series that runs tonight through Nov. 13. Opening the Audrey Hepburn: Then, Now and Forever program is the classic Roman Holiday (at 7:30 pm) starring Hepburn as a young princess on the run and the dashing Gregory Peck as a reporter who knows an exclusive story when he sees one. Peter Bogdanovich will be introducing the film. The double feature ends with They All Laughed (at 9:40 pm), written and directed by Bogdanovich, which was Hepburn’s last starring role. Tickets $10; $7 museum members, seniors (62+), students with valid ID. $5 for the second film only.
Did you know that Hello Kitty turns 35 this year? Jeez. To celebrate her birthday, all things Hello Kitty take over Royal/T in Culver City through Nov. 15. The “Three Apples” (referring to Hello Kitty’s precise weight) multidimensional exhibit opens today. The café also features a specially designed menu for the exhibit: dishes ($6 - $25) including waffles, pancakes, tramezzinis, individually wrapped, hand-decorated cookies and a special Hello Kitty High Tea will be served. There’s also a tricked out Hello Kitty trailer parked behind the café…it’ll be sold on E-bay if you want to make a bid. And last, but not least, there’s a public kickoff party tomorrow, with goodie bags for the first 100 guests.