Do This Today: Willy Wonka at the Skirball Cultural Center

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It’s time for another midday activity! Willy Wonka is screening on the big screen at the Skirball Cultural Center. Check it out!

Event: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Skirball Center (event link)
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:30pm
Cost: Free – no reservations

Do This Today: LACMA Matinees: Labyrinth

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I know what you’re thinking: who’s free at 1pm for a movie at the LACMA? Well if you’re funemployed and looking for cheap midday fun, hit up the LACMA today! $4 (in addition to admission to the museum) lets you see a screening of the AWESOME movie Labyrinth. You know you want to see David Bowie in those pants!

Event: LACMA Matinees: Labyrinth (event link)
Location: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1pm
Cost: $4 for general admission

Do This Today: Wes Anderson Collection Book Reading at Skylight Books

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Tonight at Skylight Books (voted best neighborhood bookstore by LA Weekly) Matt Zoller Seitz will be reading from The Wes Anderson Collective. You know Wes Anderson as the director of “Rushmore”, “Royal Tenenbaums”, “Darjeeling Limited”, “Moonrise Kingdom” and about 30 other artistic, beautiful films.

Event: Wes Anderson Collection Book Reading  (event link)
Location: Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: February 20, 2014, 7:30pm
Cost: The event is free, but it’s $40 for the book

Do This Today: Cardboard Box Office

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Happy Christmas Eve-Eve everyone! Today’s “Do This Today” is checking out THIS link. Buzzfeed posted this great piece about a couple with a newborn who moved from New Zealand to Sydney. They had a bunch of boxes and though it would be fun to make classic scenes from famous movies with the left over cardboard boxes. Check out their website Cardboard Box Office. They’re so clever!

Do This Today: LA Historic Park Film Series

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Well if you can’t make Hansen at House of Blues and relive the 90’s, then Mmmbop your way over to LA’s Historic Park for their new film series. The screening is held under the North Broadway Bridge, which was once the Buena Vista Viaduct, hence this spot is being called The Viaduct. Tonight’s film is In A Lonely Place (1950). It’s FREE and has great views of downtown, and how many people can say they’ve seen film noir under a bridge… not many.

Event: LA Historic Park Film Series (event link)
Location: Under the North Broadway Bridge, Downtown LA
Time: Sept 26th, 2013 at 8pm
Cost: Free!

Sick-Day-Saturday

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Greetings from my bed. Unfortunately, today is a sick day for me. It’s painful losing a weekend day to being sick but it’s given me a chance to catch-up on home stuff, do a little bedside crafting and lets face it.. sick days are made for netflix documentaries.  One of my favorite blogs, Design Love Fest, posted two netflix recommendation posts HERE and HERE. My favorite documentary is by far Bill Cunningham New York. Hope everyone is out celebrating it being one of the last Saturdays of summer.