Entertainment Industry Related and Other Fun Events August 2013

Published: Monday, July 29th, 2013






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SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark


Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark


SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features creative consultation by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”).
Foxwoods Theatre, New York, New York
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On-going: Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre

Tommy Guns Garage
2114 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois




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August 1 – Independent Shakespeare Company returns to The Old Zoo with the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Fest


Los Angeles, California



August 1-4 – the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival is held at the Egyptian Theater where it showcases daring features, documentaries, and short films made by the best new talent that Brazil has to offer. Hollywood Brazillian Film Festval



August 1-4, 2013 – After celebrating its tenth anniversary in Los Angeles last year, the Summer X Games returns. This year, the Summer X Games are expanding to other global cities, with events taking place in Spain, Brazil and Germany before the X Games are held in LA. As in previous years, the X Games will take place in Downtown at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE, and the streets surrounding the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex. Xgames





August 3rd – The 23rd Annual Hollywood Bowl and Picnic. Jim Reinis and the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter invite you to attend the 23rd Annual Hollywood Bowl Picnic and Concert. Bring Your Own Wine and Picnic Food.
Hollywood Events




A modern day dance theatre adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story in which the rival houses of Hip-Hop Capulets battle Bollywood Montagues.

Fire and Powder


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Saturday, August 3rd – R & B Festival LIVE at Fairplex, Pomona, California


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August 5th – The premiere of Planes, starring the voices of Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, John Cleese, and Anthony Edwards, will be taking place at the El Capitan Theatre. El Capitan




August 6th, 7 p.m. – Dancing with the Stars’ Zendaya will be signing copies of her new book, Between U and Me, at the Barnes and Noble located at 189 The Grove Drive, inside of the Grove shopping center, in Los Angeles. Zendaya




August 8th – 10th – 11th Annual 168 Film Festival is August 8-10, 2013 at the Glendale Center for Performing Arts
It’s a glitzy red carpet affair with over 2000 tickets sold annually. Filmmakers vie for over 20 categories of artistic and technical merit. The 168 Film Festival showcases the work of artists from many different countries. This year’s annual gala event promises higher stakes, more stars and more excitement that ever before.
1440 E. Broadway Glendale, California. 168 Film



August 9 – 11th The 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival
Presented by Rainbow Promotions

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August 8-11 – Sundance Institute presents NEXT WEEKEND, a program of 10 feature films, 10 short films and related programming, Aug. 8-11, at Sundance Sunset Cinema and additional venues throughout Los Angeles.





August 9 – The Points North Pitch is now open for submissions. Part of the two-day Points North Documentary Forum at the Camden International Film Festival, the pitch is a unique opportunity to connect with key funders, broadcasters and distributors in an intimate setting on the picturesque coast of Maine. Points North Pitch




August 14 – National Endowment for the Humanities encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas.
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August 15 – WestDoc Pitch Fest Encino, CA. Maybe you have nothing but a proposal and a sizzle reel. Maybe you have a work-in-progress and need completion funds. Maybe your documentary is almost complete. PitchFest is the place to showcase your work in front of a live audience. At the end of the day, the best pitch of the event is decided by the audience.

WESTDOC Co-Founders Chuck Braverman (left) and Richard Propper flank filmmaker Erinnisse Heue




August 16-24 – Action On Film International Film Festival. AOF refers to the ‘action’ a director or producer takes to create his or her vision and the ‘re-action’ to that work by the audience. Action On Film has championed filmmakers, writers and producers who have been marginalized by the mainstream. This group includes women, minority, student and filmmakers who make non-traditional faire or find it difficult to be seen.




August 16 – The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund is a grant program providing financial support to African documentary filmmakers for development and production. Development grants of $3000 – $8000 and Production grants of $5000 – $40,000 are awarded to approximately four to 10 projects annually. For Information




August 21 – Anyone who’s been paying attention to the local food scene is well aware of the explosion of Culver City as a foodie destination. With the downtown area well scrubbed from streetscape improvements, locals and visitors alike can experience the area’s resurgence first hand by checking out the city’s Third Wednesdays, where about two dozen businesses get together to provide art work, music, food and other entertainment.
Downtown Culver City




August 21-25 – This summer, dozens of celebrity chefs and hundreds of internationally acclaimed wineries are showcased in events throughout the city, when the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns in August 2013. Guests will enjoy intimate access to chefs and winemakers throughout the weekend at themed parties, dining experiences, wine seminars, cooking demos and a charity auction brunch. The epicurean event matches celebrities from television, film, music and sport with celebrity chefs to enjoy the very best in food and drink culture. Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival




August 28 – 7th September 2013 – Venice Film Festival is the world’s first and most exclusive film festivals. Specializing in world premieres, the festival has been ruled under the tight regime of Marco Müller since 2004, a time in which the festival has witnessed one of its most turbulent times since its incepting years. With the setting up of the Rome Film Festival in 2006, the Venezia has undergone some change, halted its development of the new cinema, and responded to the funding cuts by selling premiere tickets to the ubber rich – which has resulted in a festival even more difficult to attend (as a professional) and, sadly, increasingly catering for the Nikki Beach members (across from the Palace on the Lido) than its core audiences. Venice Film Festival Italy




August 29 – 2nd September 2013 – Now in its 37th year, Telluride Film Festival has established a sort of North American cinephile frenzy. Announcing its lineup barely 24hrs before its launch each year, the festival launches some of the year’s competing box office mainstream films (in 2010 Venice opener Black Swan, Danny Boyle’s 127hrs and Stephen Frears’ cringeworthy Tamara Drew). Though maybe not the best places for film buyers, the festival is an important publicity generating exercise for both EU and US based distributors, and has been described as one of the funnest festivals in America.




August 30 – September 1 – The Los Angeles Times THE TASTE. A celebration of the Southern California culinary scene, to be held Labor Day weekend at Paramount Pictures Studios.
The Taste




September 7 – 8 – 11th Annual BB Jazz Festival, Huntington Beach Central Park, California
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BB Jazz Festival is a non-profit organization that produces many exciting concerts throughout the year featuring R&B, Soul and Contemporary artists in the city of Huntington Beach, California. Join us by supporting live music and at the same time the proceeds will benefit various charities.



September 18th – 22nd – Ottawa International Animation Festival


Ottawa Animation Festival



October 19th – Ascend Women’s Conference
Power of Fearless Joy


Ascend Conference




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