This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Pencil This In: Friday
Catch Jukebox Stories at Genghis Cohen tonight. / Photo by iboy_daniel via flickr.
Actor Brad Renfro’s friends have put together the “Brad Renfro Memorial Tribute” tonight at the Egyptian to remember the other young actor who died of a heroin overdose in January. They’ll screen Renfro’s 2001 film Bully. Director Larry Clark and actor Daniel Franzese will speak at the event.
7:30 pm // Egyptian Theatre // 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.
The Aero Theatre is screening a double movie musical feature Singing in the Rain and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly, who co-directed Singin’ in the Rain with Stanley Donen, are a pure joy to watch – especially on the big screen.
7:30 pm // Aero Theatre // 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica // $10.
American Zombie is a horror mockumentary, capturing the struggle for acceptance that high-functioning zombies face “in an unforgiving society with a bias toward living people.” There’s a Q&A with director Grace Lee following the screening.
7:30 pm // Sunset Laemmle 5 // 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood // $7-$10.
Comic singing and storytelling duo Prince Gomolvilas and Brandon Patton drop by Genghis Cohen for a two-night stint of “Jukebox Stories: The Case of the Creamy Foam.”Prince and Brandon let the audience randomly assemble each night's set list, which may or may not include stories/songs about: “Hollywood conspiracies, scuba-diving tragedies, humankind's universal love of The Goonies, and how a series of satirical articles about High School Musical resulted in death threats and the worldwide ire of tween girls.”
8 pm // Genghis Cohen // 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // $16.
*Pencil pick of the day
The listed events were chosen by the editors of LAist and brought to you by the
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.