Archive for April, 2012

El Capitan Theatre Special Screenings of Marvel’s The Avengers - Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Everyone ready to rumble?

El Capitan Theatre will present “Marvel’s The Avengers,” from May 4 through June 21, 2012, which will be featuring a special “around the clock” screenings on Thursday, May 3.

The midnight show has already sold out, so due to popular demand, a 4:00am show Friday morning has been added.

Those ONLY going to the 4:00 am show will receive a comic book exclusive to the El Capitan with a limited print run. The comic book tells the back story to how The Avengers came together for the very first time and will feature a cover by one of the biggest names in the business, John Romita Jr.

The El Capitan Theatre will also offer all guests a peek into the private collection of Stan Lee, legendary writer of Marvel Comics. This exclusive display includes rare comic books, including “Tales of Astonish”-the very first appearance of Iron Man, original helmets of Thor and Loki from the film production of “Thor”, a statue of the Iron Man suit from “Iron Man 2″, mini busts of Marvel characters from Bowen Designs, and an array of action figures Lee has acquired throughout his storied career. Guests can also take their picture with the Tony Stark wax figure from Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:35 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Show times subject to change of course. A special ’Marvel’s The Avengers’ Breakfast will be offered for one night only open to ticket holders for either the midnight or the 4 am show on May 4th.

Random Acts of Time - Opening Reception - Saturday, May 5, 2012 - OCCCA - Santa Ana

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Random Acts of Time at OCCCA
Curated by William Moreno

Opening Reception: May 5th, 2012, 6pm to 10pm
Second Reception: June 2nd, 2012, 6pm to 10pm

Exhibition Dates: May 5th - June 16th, 2012

Special Concert Sat MAY 12th 7pm
on Tour from France: Deleyaman with support
from Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks

Exhibition Statement
Time is a fundamental and certainly pragmatic tenant that regulates - Read the rest of this entry �

“Used with Deceit” Opening and Performance by JEFF&GORDON - Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Beyond Baroque Literary/ Arts Center - Venice

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Artist Duo JEFF&GORDON present new video and sculptural work plus a performance at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, CA

Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 5-8 pm
( ( ( ( Performance at 6:30 pm ) ) ) )
Exhibition: May 5 to May 21, 2012

What’s in a name? That which we call a NASCAR driver by a slightly different name would be an artist group. Such is the case with JEFF&GORDON, the artist duo comprised of Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko; and Jeff Gordon, the charismatic NASCAR driver (#24). The ampersand—the symbol for the Latin word for “and”—is all that separates the artist duo from the driver. Such a small detail can be easily overlooked, or so it would seem by the number of Jeff Gordon NASCAR fans who mistakenly “like” the artists’ Facebook page. Used with Deceit examines public identity and fan culture; Read the rest of this entry �

FORBIDDEN ZONE - Live Shadowcast 30th Anniversary Screening with Richard Elfman! Mondo Celluloid - Friday, June 22, 2012 - Art Theatre - Long Beach

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Join us on June 22 as we sing HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY to one of the greatest cult classics ever - 1982’s insane, unique, hilarious, and utterly brilliant FORBIDDEN ZONE!

Notable as being our very first Mondo Midnight selection at The Art Theatre of Long Beach, FORBIDDEN ZONE is the inspired brainchild of Richard Elfman, founding member of the legendary Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, who along with writer Matthew Bright (who would later helm the 1996 cult classic “Freeway”) mixed in everything from Max Fleisher to Cab Calloway to Josephine Baker to unleash a musical unlike any the world had ever seen. Mix in a typically masterful score by Elfman brother Danny (who makes a fan-favorite appearance…), a dancing frog in a tuxedo, a gorilla, an ex-queen (EX-QUEEN!?!!), and a sex-crazed kingdom ruled by the weirdest royal family in celluloid history, and you have the movie that Film Threat called “The Citizen Kane of Underground Movies.” Read the rest of this entry �

CYPRESS VALLEY HIGH: A KIEL JOHNSON ROBOT PROM - Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Cypress College Theatre

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“CYPRESS VALLEY HIGH,” a short film made in collaboration with Cypress College students during a master workshop with artist in residence Kiel Johnson last year, will make its OC PREMIER at the Cypress College next Thursday as part of the Annual Student Art Exhibition.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8pm
Where: Cypress College Theater
Parking $2

The showing will be followed by a question-and-answer with student participants, art faculty Devon Tsuno and director Terrence Lee.

“Cypress Valley High” - Created as a collaboration between Roger Loud and Clear Productions, Kiel Johnson and Cypress College, “Cypress Valley High” is a creative short film that explores the creative possibilities of bringing cardboard robots to Read the rest of this entry �

Cypress College Gallery - Student Art Show - Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Come check out tons of art. Parking is 2 bucks. There will be music and food and the art show is free. The Cypress College Gallery is right next to the Theater. Which will also be showing Cypress Valley High at 8 pm at the Theater for free as well which was created by artist Kiel Johnson that features the student body as cardboard robots at the Robot Prom.

If you can not make the event the gallery is open from Monday to Thursday from noon to 4PM.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Masters of Polish Animation (w/live score!) - Sunday, April 29, 2012

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Masters of Polish Animation (w/live score!)

Co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York & BAMcinématek

Bizarre, beautiful, densely symbolic and darkly satiric — Polish animation speaks a language undeniably its own. Drawing from a rich history of avant-garde design, Read the rest of this entry �

Queer Mondays EAST/WEST - Monday, April 30, 2012

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Queer Mondays EAST/WEST

You have two chances to see QUEER MONDAYS this month!

QM EAST at AKbar April 23rd 8 PM
QM WEST at Highways April 30th 7:30 PM Read the rest of this entry �

ELECTRIC CAFE - DJ Paul V, Alex Transistor and more - Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Grand Star Jazz Club

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ELECTRIC CAFE {synthpop/new wave/french house/chillwave/indie electro} SATURDAY APRIL 28th

New Wave, Electropop, Synthpop, Chill Wave, French House
Electric Cafe returns this Saturday, April 28th with amazing dance tunes!
Last time was a blast, and this month we have a special guest:
DJ Paul V. from the legendary Indie 103.1FM & Dragstrip 66!

For fans of great dance music and anything with a keyboard Read the rest of this entry �

Disneyland’s historic Carnation Gardens to swing out on high note - Saturday, April 28, 2012

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A bit of Disneyland history will be get the bulldozer soon and be a pinktastic village for guests to meet Disney Princesses at the former home of Carnation Plaza Gardens.

The location is best known for it’s swing dancing parties now on Saturday for decades. Several famous amazing people have graced the stage and the dance floor. Irvine based dance school Atomic Ballroom is asking participants to wear their swankiest Hawaiian gear for a proper Aloha send off to this bit of history. Disney has plans to return the swing nights once the Princess invasion is built. Current temporary plans are to move the swing night to a small stage over in Downtown Disney by the AMC Theatre. Sunday, April 30, 2012 is the official last day for the location.

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