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Well, what do you know?

By Andrew Shane Walters

Production of the Week

The Vidiots Foundation is killin’ it! They always have something fun going on. If you haven’t been to any of their screenings, you’ve truly missed out. All right, here is your chance to make up for it. This Sunday (Aug. 2 at 7:30 pm), skip, hop, jump, walk or whatever it is you do on over to Vidiots (306 Pico Blvd.) and prove yourself to be a knowledgable movie buff at their Movie Trivia Night!

You can ride solo or create a team. Either way, it’s $10 a person. First place gets unlimited FREE rentals for a month, plus their very own “picks” shelf at Vidiots, everybody’s favorite old school video rental stop.

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ii’s on Entertainment: ‘Jest’ Laugh

By Andrew Shane Walters

Production of the Week

TootsieHey, uh, you. Yeah, you! Looking for a laugh tonight? Tootsie is a roll, but it’s not a candy, it’s a roll of film. It’s actually a classic, feature-length film. Ever heard of it?

The Vidiots Foundation is having a free screening tonight at 7:30 pm! If you’ve never caught this hilarious 1982 flick then this is the perfect opportunity.

Tootsie is considered to be the second funniest film ever by the American Film Institute. It got nominated for ten Academy Awards and won several, including Jessica Lange for Best Supporting Actress.

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ii’s on Entertainment: Can’t have the sweet without the sour

By Andrew Shane Walters

Performance of the Week

Elle Woods is going to Harvard! That’s right, her boyfriend dumped her again because he is an idiot. This time she’s singing her way into Harvard Law.

LB-Logo-600-x-600-300x300Back in Santa Monica, at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre (starting this Saturday, June 27, and playing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 1), Legally Blonde: The Musical is exactly what it sounds like — a musical adaption of the film Legally Blonde, meaning it is awesome! The show was nominated for seven Tony Awards. Its comedic songs and energetic dance numbers will have you grinning all the way.

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ii’s on Entertainment: The magic out there

By Andrew Shane Walters

Publication of the Week

0940512548tHave you ever experienced magic . . . real magic? Were there supernatural forces at work? Or was it actually the natural world? Sometimes, the natural world appears to be richly magical. Griffith Observatory: A Celebration of its Architectural Splendor by Arnold Schwartzman captures the magical world of the Griffith Observatory that so many Los Angelenos and visitors alike relish in.

On the shelves inside Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore, Griffith Observatory is their current number-one seller, Schwartzman shares the beauty and magic of Los Angeles and its favorite and most elegant place to stargaze. This gorgeous collection celebrates Colonel Griffith J. Griffith’s dream to build an observatory on Mount Hollywood, as well as John C. Austin’s exquisite Art Deco architecture that makes up the Observatory.

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ii’s on Entertainment: We watch, therefore we are

By Andrew Shane Walters

Production of the Week

mind over moviesWhat choice does the chicken or the egg have first? Or . . . I mean, what crossed the road, ugh . . . I’ve always been horrible with philosophy, but I adore movies. I wish there was a class to help me wrap my head around certain concepts that would be fun and free. Wait, what’s that? Mind Over Movies?

Mind Over Movies is a new (and free)  film-screening, philosophy discussion course taking place at The Christian Institute, located in downtown Santa Monica. The class will meet every Thursday from now until Aug. 27. Screenings starts at 6 pm, so be courteous and be on time.

Tonight’s film is Groundhog Day, a classic Bill Murray comedy. So if you haven’t already seen it, this is a perfect opportunity. Then get set to dig deep. For more info, visit facebook.com/MindOverMoviesLA.

 

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