Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Events for Nov. 21-28, 2012


Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)



In Theaters This Week
Hitchcock stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson going behind the scenes of Psycho; I loved the novel by Yann Martel, and am excited to see Ang Lee bring Life of Pi to the big screen; The Red Dawn remake with Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson; Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook. Also in theaters: Rise of the Guardians


Deftones @ Palladium (Hollywood)
On the heels of the release of their latest album, Koi No Yokan, the Sacramento quintet kick off a world tour in Hollywood. While it will be exciting to see new songs like "Leathers" and "Tempest" performed, the band is sure to also include fan favorites from their catalog that spans the past 24 years.



Kick off your holiday with one of these community runs/bike rides to offset the insane amount of calories you'll be taking in later in the day:

Burbank Community YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
With proceeds benefitting the center's membership assistance program, this 5K or 10K fun run offers cash awards for top finishers of the new and improved double-loop course through downtown Burbank. There will be plenty of prizes for other participants, a pre-race expo and kiddie 1K run, too.

Mar Vista Turkey Ride
If you would rather ride your bicycle than run, this ride is for you. The fifth annual event features two rides – a family-friendly loop and a second through the hills for more adventurous riders – that both begin at 10 a.m. in front of 3270 Stoner Avenue in Mar Vista.

As I Lay Dying are set to perform at California Metalfest VI.



California Metalfest VI @ NOS Events Center (San Bernardino)
There's no place better to sweat off the pumpkin pie than a mosh pit. With the return of Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage is set to perform the entirety of Alive or Just Breathing at the fest. In addition, bands such as Pierce the Veil, As I Lay Dying, Chiodos and Shadows Fall will be on hand, as well as WWE legends like "Mankind" Mick Foley.



Romancing the Stone / Used Cars @ Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)
American Cinematheque's Who Framed Smart Entertainment: A Tribute to Robert Zemeckis series kicks off with a double feature of the 1984 classic starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito followed by Kurt Russell as used-car salesman Rudy Russo. Dec 1 is a double feature of Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Zemeckis presents his latest, Denzel Washington in Flight, in person on Dec. 2, along with a free screening of Castaway.



Dethklok @ Palladium (Hollywood)
The "Metalocalypse" band's latest album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and comes in a deluxe CD/DVD edition, which includes a making-of documentary. Their headlining tour blasts into the Palladium with All That Remains, Machine Head and the Black Dahlia Murder in tow.

Henry Rollins (Maura Lanahan)


Henry Rollins @ Largo (Mid-City West)
I love listening to Rollins' on KCRW every Saturday night, for the eclectic music he plays and for his hilarious yet insightful commentary. Join the music legend as he begins five consecutive evenings of his talking tour, The Long March, at the Largo.



Reservations Lottery for LudoBites.TEN @ Gram & Papa's  (Downtown)
As chef Ludo Lefebvre prepares to open an actual brick and mortar restaurant in Los Angeles, with Animal/Son of a Gun's Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, he returns to Gram & Papa's for a final incarnation of his outrageously successful pop up on Dec. 4 through Dec. 21. Promising favorite dishes from past pop ups, a portion of the proceeds will also go to the Cart for Cause Eat Good | Do Good program. You must enter the lottery for a chance to make reservations.

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