Get Out: Holi Festival, 1951's '30 Rock' And 'Desperately Seeking Susan' & 'Showgirls' Double Feature
ROLLER DERBY: The Angel City Derby Girls will host Sacramento's Sacred City Derby Girls for a highly-anticipated grudge match between the ACDG's Hollywood Scarlets and SCDG's Sacrificers. The doors to Culver City Veteran's Memorial Auditorium open at 6:30 p.m., with the first whistle blowing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 at the door.
VOLUNTEER: Today Heal the Bay is hosting a Nothin' But Sand Cleanup at the Venice Pier. Gloves, water and bags will be provided, but feel to bring your own garden gloves, water bottles and reusable bags to help cut down on costs. The clean-up goes from 10 am to 12 pm, and it starts at 3100 Ocean Front Walk at the end of Washington Boulevard. For more information about this clean-up and others, visit Heal the Bay's website.
PAINTING: Today ShoeboxLA is hosting a reception for "Julio Panisello: Miracles of the Dough" from 3 until 6 pm at the Velaslavasay Panorama in West Adams. Panisello uses egg tempera painting, charcoal and gold leaf to "develop a modern recreation of a Renaissance self-portrait series." The four-triptych series is created out of salt dough, a perishable medium that will expand and contract depending on the weather. The Velaslavasay Panorama is located at 1122 West 24th St. For more information visit ShoeboxLA's website or the Panorama's.
MOVIES: UCLA's Festival of Preservation is still going. Today you can catch the television works of actress Julie Harris "October Story" (1951), which was the "30 Rock" of its day as well as "The Belle of Amherst" (1976), which is a PBS movie based on the life of Emily Dickinson. Robert Altman's "That Cold Day in the Park" (1969) will be screen at 7:30 pm. All of these movies screen in the Billy Wilder Theater.
CULT CLASSIC: The Downtown Independent is hosting a double-feature of two films that are wonderful to drink to "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Showgirls." The tagline: "Come for Madonna. Stay for Nomi!" Tickets are $12 online, and you can buy them here. The prices will jump to $20 at the door. Doors open at 7, the first feature starts at 8 and the second starts at 10. The theater is located at 251 South Main St.
HOLI: Today Norwalk is hosting a Holi, an Indian festival to celebrate the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Show up wearing white and everyone will be singing, dancing and throwing colors at each other. There will be live music, bands, yoga, dance, cuisine and color-throwing from 11 am until 8 pm. The festival will be held at Excelsior High School Grounds at 15711 Pioneer Blvd. in Norwalk. Tickets are $5 and you can buy them at the gate.
Also, be sure to check out our round-up of weekend eats.