Thursday, September 13, 2012

Events for Sept. 13-19


Atlas Genius



Silversun Pickups and Atlas Genius @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Santa Monica)
Silversun Pickups unveiled a new record, Neck of the Woods, in the spring, but some of the most exciting news they've revealed recently is that bassist Nikki Monninger is expecting twin girls later this year. The Silver Lake group heads to the west side with Aussie act Atlas Genius in tow. The trio immediately won this USC alum over with their incredibly catchy "Trojans."



Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival (San Pedro)
Since 1999, Angelenos have gathered in San Pedro to feast on lobster, celebrate pirates and see performances from up-and-coming acts. This year features bands like Saint Motel, NO and Youngblood Hawke. Through Sunday.


In Theaters This Week
Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson in 10 Years; Richard Gere in Arbitrage; Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") wrote, directed and starred in Liberal Arts; Paul Thomas Anderson directs Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams in The Master; Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment of the series with Milla Jovovich. Also in theaters: Bait 3D; Bangkok Revenge (Rebirth); Finding Nemo in 3D

When Hollywood Met Nora @ Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)
The cinema world lost a valuable legend of a screenwriter when Nora Ephron passed in June. American Cinematheque pays tribute to her with three nights of double features: Friday – When Harry Met Sally/My Blue Heaven; Saturday – Sleepless in Seattle/You've Got Mail; Sunday – Silkwood/Heartburn.

FIDLAR (Alice Baxley)


FIDLAR @ The Wiltern (Koreatown) Alice Baxley
The L.A. foursome wrap up their tour with the Hives at home tonight, graduating from Highland Park house parties to the Wiltern. Guaranteed you'll hear some songs from their upcoming self-titled full-length, which will be released early next year.



Comikaze @ L.A. Convention Center (Downtown)

Stan Lee's comic, anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and horror expo features appearances by Lee, Elvira, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Kevin Smith, Felicia Day, Adam West and many others. Besides the celebrity appearances, there will be the Whimsic Alley Cup live Quidditch tournament, a screening of Daniel Tosh's new cartoon, "Brickleberry," and a Zombie Apocalypse obstacle course. Through Sunday.


Back to School Double Feature @ Exposition Park

School's back in session, and Street Food Cinema is screening two beloved college movies: John Landis' Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds. Grill 'em All, Kogi, Munchie Machine, No Jodas, Perk Up Coffee and other food trucks will be on hand to satisfy your snacking needs.

True Romance
True Romance @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Hollywood)
Tony Scott is another huge loss Hollywood has suffered this summer, and Cinespia screens his 1993 romantic crime film, written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. A DJ will spin before and after the film, and there's only one more film left this season so don't miss either of the remaining nights.



Mumbo Gumbo Food & Music Festival @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center (Pasadena)
Chef Claud Beltran's sixth annual festival features his famous Louisiana gumbo and mouth-watering shrimp, plus $5 beer and wine and Bananas Foster for dessert. It wouldn't be a true Louisiana feast without music, so there will be classic Americana, folk, jazz and blues throughout the evening.



Back-to-School Beer Class @ Mohawk Bend (Echo Park)

Mohawk Bend is the perfect place to start becoming a beer aficionado, since they have over 70 beers on tap. Instructor Paige Reilly will guide you through California beers and their unique characteristics with tastings and appetizers.



The Citizens Band @ The Avalon (Hollywood)
As Election Day draws nearer, the New York musical collaborative brings tunes from their dazzling, pro-democracy rallying cry, Grab a Root and Growl (available Sept. 18), to the Avalon stage. Comprised of Karen Elson, Ian Buchanan, Nina Persson and Sarah Sophie Flicker among others, the Citizens' album and performances are a call to action and inspire audiences to vote and take part in the election in any way they can.

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