Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
TONIGHT, February 6 | HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS & *BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED – A double bill of films from 1987 produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Monday’s 7:30 screening features Harry and the Hendersons director/co-writer William Dear in person with a Q&A! Trailer for Harry below, in case you’re not familiar with this 80s gem starring John Lithgow:
Thursday, February 9 | A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum – The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes photographer and researcher Joanna Ebenstein, who has traveled the world seeking out the most fascinating, curious, and overlooked medical collections, backstage and front, private and public. In the process, she has amassed not only an astounding catalogue of images, but also familiarized herself the fascinating history behind these collections and the enigmatic and alluring artifacts they house.
Thursday, February 2 | The Pop tART Gallery Presents: All About Evil by Peaches Christ – The Pop tART Gallery is pleased to present the directorial debut of Midnight Movie impressario Joshua Grannell (better known as ‘Peaches Christ’), All About Evil is a twisted black comedy with performances by Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Noah Segan, cult icon Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson (although her fans may know her better as Elvira)!
Warning: trailer below contains violence.
Saturday, February 11 | Grunge-Tastic “Singles” Mixer (’90s Party feat. “Singles”!) – Spend Valentine’s Day with Cameron Crowe, sort of. Watch the film Singles, then make a dating video, do some crafts, and mingle like it’s 1992. Description from the Cinefamily:
Break out that belly shirt, put on your toe rings, and tie that flannel around your waist as you join Cinefamily for a grunge-tastic time machine evening back to the year 1992 — a time when even a yuppie and a burnout can find love together! Whether you’re a metalhead, femi-Nazi, diva, activist, hipster or original gangsta, we all just want someone to love — and no other rom-com from the Naughty Nineties bridges that epic subbacultural divide than Singles, Cameron Crowe’s slammin’ time capsule about six sweet Seattle solos working through the dating jungle. The cast is completely rad (Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Eric Stoltz, Eddie Vedder, Jeremy Piven, Bill Pullman, Kyra Sedgwick, James LeGros and a ton more), the soundtrack is a definitive document of the era — and it’s the perfect launching point for you to mingle amongst other singles! After the film, come hang on the back patio for an authentic ‘90s coffee shop experience, video dating booth, craft table by Paw Paw-Club, and more!
Sunday, February 12 | BRAD ELLIS & FRIENDS: FROM OFF-BROADWAY TO “GLEE” – Gleeks rejoice! Brad Ellis, the piano man from the television series “Glee,” sings and plays, along with an extraordinary lineup of some of the finest performers from the cabaret and musical theatre world, INCLUDING SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE CAST OF GLEE! Gary Cole (Office Space) hosts. All proceeds from this event will benefit Summit View School’s Drama Program. Ticket price includes brunch/lunch buffet (tax and gratuity included); full no-host bar also available.
Sunday, February 12 | Sex Roles: Gender, Liberation, and Sexuality – Films and videos exploring the definitions, meanings, representations, and interactions of women and men. Storytelling about past experiences, performances, documentary ahead of its time, social conflicts. Yes, plenty of nudity as well.
Sunday, February 12 | I’m Going Somewhere With This – “My Ex” – This is not a standup show. It’s storytelling. People telling stories. Some of the storytellers happen to be standup comedians. Prepare for the joy or dread of Valentine’s by reminiscing about our exes! Proceeds donated to Talk About Curing Autism.
Know of any other events happening in the Los Angeles area this week? Post them in the comments section.