Strut Your Mutt to #SaveThemAll Next Saturday

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Eat|See|Hear loves dogs! All of our events are dog friendly and we do our part throughout the season to support initiatives in LA that help our four-legged friends. Our official non-profit partner is Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles and held the first-ever Rent-A-Mutt program at our Pitch Perfect event on June 28. They had a booth set up during the evening and rented out adoptable dogs for cuddling during the movie! “Renters” were required to register in advance, and the program was so successful that it was implemented for the upcoming Strut Your Mutt event on September 6th at Will Rogers State Park.

This year we also held a special donation drive during our Christmas in July event which benefited Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles. Movie-goers brought blankets, towels, leashes, collars and other necessary supplies for helping homeless animals.

On Saturday, September 6, we’ve partnered with BFAS-LA for their annual Strut Your Mutt event prior to our Dirty Dancing event at Will Rogers State Park. Strut Your Mutt is an annual fundraiser walk held in 11 different cities nationwide and online. The goal of the fundraiser is to save homeless animals from kill shelters and raise money for local adoption, spay and neuter programs and to raise awareness for homeless pets across the country.

Bring your furry friend to this event and enjoy a leisurely stroll or fun run and then a festival for all things dog including pet massages, pet portraits, doggie yoga and more!

For more information and to register for Strut Your Mutt on September 6, please visit Strut Your Mutt online. Every registration includes free admission to Eat|See|Hear.

Our Saturday special event will open at 3:30PM for the Strut Your Mutt walk and festival; doors for Eat|See|Hear will open after the walk at 5:30PM. We will be showing Dirty Dancing at 8:30PM, and there will be live music from Cheers Elephant and Sun Rai earlier in the evening. A ticket is required to get in for those not participating in the walk and can be purchased in advance online or at the door.

We’ll also have plenty of food trucks on hand to fuel your fun run and satiate you after. Our food truck lineup for the evening includes: Joe’s Pizza Truck, Tokyo Doggie Style, Farmer’s Belly, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Good Greek Grub, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Coolhaus, The Pudding Truck, Brasil Kiss and more!

We can’t wait to meet you and your mutt as you strut your stuff on Saturday!

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Festivals in Los Angeles

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Eat|See|Hear is one of the best weekly summer festivals in LA and was recently selected as Best Outdoor Movie in Los Angeles Magazine’s 2014 Best of LA issue! Every Saturday through the fall, we present a full-on festival experience with food trucks, live music from some of the coolest up-and-coming bands in LA and showing popular movies in all genres.

This weekend, we’re rolling the Eat|See|Hear festival into Griffith Park on Saturday, August 30. This is our last event of the season at the Autry and we’re going out with a real Wild Wild West bang! We’ll be showing Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained on the grounds of the American West history museum, The Autry.

At the entrance, you’ll be given a special mission to complete before the movie starts at 8:30PM. Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter and tag them with @theautry for a chance to win cool prizes before the night is over!

Doors open at 5:30PM, so arrive early, check out the Route 66 exhibit and be sure to grab snacks from the food trucks on site. Liphemra will perform live at 7:00.

Our weekly food truck festival includes a roundup of some of the best food trucks in LA. This weekend they include The Chili Philosopher, The Lobos Truck, Sista Soul Food, The Urban Oven, Rice Balls of Fire, Sweet E’s, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and more to curb your cravings and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Don’t forget to bring your furry friends! Dogs are welcome at this event and will receive a free doggie biscuit at the door. Bring blankets, cushions and pillows for extra comfort on the main lawn. Please respect others and avoid bringing tall lawn chairs — they could block the view of people behind you and you will be asked to move to the side in a specially designated area.

Tickets are available for purchase in advance online. Django Unchained is rated R and we do not recommend this movie for children.

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Beverly Hills Events

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This weekend, Eat|See|Hear is hosting an outdoor event in Beverly Hills at La Cienega Park. The perfect event for the whole family, and an Eat|See|Hear annual tradition, we’ll be showing The Princess Bride at 8:30PM.

Based on a novel of the same name, The Princess Bride was released in 1987 and has many well-known actors on cast including Cary Elwes, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, André the Giant, and Mandy Patinkin (star of Showtime Network’s Homeland) as Inigo Montoya. It has since become a cult classic with posters, memes and even tee shirts emblazoned with the famous line, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Cary Elwes, who played Westley/the Man in Black and is Buttercup’s love interest in the film, will join us on Saturday to introduce the film. He has written a book about the making of the movie called As You Wish which will be released this October.

Our event will include a wide selection of LA food trucks including: Flat Iron, Border Grill, Komodo, Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ, Mangia Ristorante, Hurricane Kitchen, Trailer Park Truck, Roll’n Lobster, Tokyo Doggie Style, Mighty Boba, Street Kitchen, B Sweet, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and many others. The trucks will be on location and ready to serve at 5:30PM and will stick around until around 9:30, and the dessert & coffee trucks will be there all night.

At 7PM, LA band Dark Furs will take the stage. A female-fronted rock band, Dark Furs creates a unique sound that they call “mood rock.” They’ve been featured on many “Bands to Watch” lists and recorded their self-titled debut EP in 2013.

La Cienega Park is located at 8400 Gregory Way in Beverly Hills. There’s limited complimentary parking across the street at the Tennis Center, so arrive early to snag your spot. There’s also street parking in the area but please watch out for signs! We don’t want anyone to end up getting a ticket or towed. There are pay parking lots on Wilshire, too.

This event is dog friendly. We welcome all four-legged friends to our events and will be handing out free doggie biscuits at the door. Please make sure you bring water, treats and bags to clean up after your pet.

Get ready for a great night of family fun! Purchase your tickets in advance online.

Announcing the 2014 Kickstarter Film Fest on September 12 at the Autry in Griffith Park

Kickstarter Film Fest

Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, will present the 2014 Kickstarter Film Fest at The Autry in Griffith Park on Friday, September 12. For one night only, the festival will premiere a colorful selection of films curated by Kickstarter. Makers, artists, chefs and musicians whose work has come to life via Kickstarter will also show their stuff — everything from gourmet reuben sandwiches to a mobile astronomical observatory to the “world’s fastest hot tub.”

WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014; 6 to 11 PM.

WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park.

FILMS: Trailers, shorts, excerpts from features. The full film program is available here and includes: Little Feet, Alexandre Rockwell’s black-and-white narrative feature starring his children; Backstreet Atlas, a documentary about two friends skateboarding from Boston to NYC; First to Fall, a documentary about two young Libyan rebels who give up their comfortable lives in Canada to join the fight to overthrow Gaddafi; Prospect, a sci-fi short; Rich Hill, a documentary about life in rural, small-town Missouri; Stan, a claymation short; Tomorrow We Disappear, a documentary about India’s last magician colony; Walking Through That Door, a stop-motion animation music video made for the band Future Islands; Wonder, a 365-second animation made up of a sequence of 8,760 pictures hand-drawn by the director over the course of 365 days; World Fair, a documentary about memories from the 1939 New York World’s Fair; and Obvious Child, a romantic comedy starring Jenny Slate.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: By John Vanderslice. The singer, songwriter, and producer has released ten full-length albums, and used Kickstarter to make a full cover version of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs.

ART: Two installations. Black Rock Observatory consists of two 21-foot wooden domes and hands-on instruments for viewing and sensing the universe. Carpool DeVille is a fully driveable 1969 Cadillac, with built-in fully operational hot tub.

MAKERS: Interactive demos and a chance to talk with eight creators from the LA technology and design scene. Full list here.

FOOD AND DRINK: Available for purchase from eight different vendors; see full list here.

TICKETS/RSVP: None needed, it’s free! Entry is first-come, first-serve.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Open to press. Kickstarter staff and creators will be available for interviews. Please contact Julie Wood via julie@kickstarter.com to coordinate.

ABOUT KICKSTARTER: Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects — everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since our launch in 2009, 6.7 million people have pledged $1.2 billion, funding 66,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now. This event is presented in association with Eat See Hear.

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Purple Rain 30th Anniversary

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Another weekend, another anniversary! This Saturday, it’s 1984 all over again as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the greatest rock music movie ever made (in our opinion!), Purple Rain starring Prince.

Originally developed to show off Prince’s many talents, Purple Rain quickly became a cult classic and the soundtrack produced two chart-topping singles — “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” — that are still popular and often covered today. The eponymous single reached #2 on the charts. Purple Rain was also awarded an Oscar for Best Original Song Score in 1985.

Our outdoor movie event in LA will take place at The Autry in Griffith Park. With a large, grassy lawn this is the perfect place to spread out, sit back, enjoy the show and sing along. Plus, all ticketholders will also have free access to some of the museum’s galleries. At the door, you’ll be given a fun event-themed mission to explore the museum and share pictures tagged with @theautry on Instagram and Twitter for the opportunity to win cool prizes!

The Autry is located at 4700 Heritage Way across from the LA Zoo. There is free parking available for the event at the zoo, too. The only entrance to the event is on the main lawn next to the Autry’s main entrance doors. Dogs are welcome, too, and all four-legged friends will get a free doggie biscuit at the door! Make sure you bring enough water, treats and poop bags. Plus the Autry has a café serving beer, wine, soft drinks and a special cocktail for the evening.

The evening will also include a live performance by LA band Chicano Batman. As always, we’ll have a wide selection of food trucks on site all night long including: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Romolo’s, Cambalaches, No Jodas Kitchen, Postcards CAS, CJ’s Wings, Rushed Art, Royal Red Velvet, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss, and more!

Whether you’re a diehard fan of Prince or just looking for something fun to do in LA this weekend, we can’t wait to see you on Saturday! Grab your tickets now on Eventbrite.

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Long Duk Dong and Sexy American Girlfriend August 9 in Brentwood

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sixteen Candles, the characters Long Duk Dong and his Sexy American Girlfriend will join us in Brentwood to introduce the film and sign autographs!

We’ll be showing the 1984 romantic coming-of-age comedy starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall at Paul Revere Middle School at 1450 Allenford Avenue. There’s $5 parking available on site and limited street parking. Make sure you watch for signs and please be respectful of the neighbors! We don’t want our attendees to end up with parking tickets or to have their cars towed away. The only entrance to the event is on Allenford just after Sunset and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

LA band Mleo (pronounced muh-lee-oh) will take the stage at 7PM. As always, we will have plenty of food trucks on hand dishing up sweet and savory delights. The lineup includes Belly Bombz, Me So Hungry, Wicked Kitchen, The Gastrobus, Trolley Truck, The Pudding Truck, Brasil Kiss, Coolhaus and more.

The middle school has a flat, expansive lawn for seating. We recommend bringing blankets, pillows or cushions for comfort. You may also bring low beach chairs (no more than 6 inches off the ground) but please avoid bringing taller lawn chairs as those could block the view of others behind you. If you have a taller chair, you’ll be asked to sit off to the side in a specially designated area. You can also pack and picnic and bring coolers (no larger than 12-inches by 12-inches), but alcohol is prohibited on school grounds.

We love seeing your four-legged friends! All pups are welcome to join us on August 9 and will receive a free doggie biscuit at the door. Please remember to keep them on a leash, and remember to bring enough treats, water and poop bags.

We don’t want you to miss this fabulous opportunity to meet Long Duk Dong and his Sexy American Girlfriend and celebrate the anniversary of this John Hughes classic! Purchase your tickets now online here.

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Griffith Park Events

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This weekend, we’re blazing into Griffith Park with awesome LA food trucks, a performance by Kera & the Lesbians and a showing of Blazing Saddles directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. What could be better than watching the satirical Western film on the grounds of The Autry National Center, home to the history of the American West?

Purchasing an Eat|See|Hear event ticket also provides free admission to see select galleries in the museum before the movie. At the door, you’ll be given a special mission for the evening to explore the galleries, seek out specific items, and share pics on social media for a chance to win an awesome prize! To enter, tag your photos with @theautry on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, don’t miss the incredible Route 66 exhibit complete with classic cars, road maps and Jack Kerouac’s original manuscript for On the Road. Plus this week only, the first 1000 people through the door will receive a bandana from The Autry and a shot glass from Showtime.

Griffith Park is a great location to host Eat|See|Hear events because the Autry has a lush, flat and expansive lawn perfect for sprawling out, lounging and watching movies on the biggest outdoor inflatable screen west of the Mississippi. There’s no seating here except the lawn, so we recommend bringing blankets, cushions and pillows for comfort. You can bring low-back beach-style chairs, too, but please refrain from bringing taller lawn or stadium chairs. These can block the view of others and you will be asked to move to the sides to keep the view open for everyone.

The Autry is located across the street from the LA Zoo, where you’ll find free parking for our event! Dogs are welcome and there will be free biscuits for all of our four-legged friends.

Family friendly and perfect for picnics, Griffith Park has hosted other Eat|See|Hear events including Jaws on July 5 and more recently American Psycho on July 19th. Coming up later this month, we’ll also be showing Purple Rain on August 16 and Django Unchained on August 30.

You can purchase tickets in advance through Eventbrite for all of our events.

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Watch Super Troopers Outdoors in Santa Monica

Share the experience with your friends and revel in the shenanigans of Vermont State Troopers on Saturday, July 26 when we show Super Troopers outdoors in Santa Monica.

Starring the Broken Lizard comedy group, Super Troopers follows five Troopers in the remote fictional Vermont town of Spurbury near the Canadian border as they band together to save their station and their jobs and solve a crime before the local police department.

On Saturday, we’re screening this cult-classic comedy on the biggest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi River at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School. This venue provides built-in seating for a truly unique outdoor cinema experience, so chairs aren’t necessary but we do recommend bringing blankets, cushions or pillows. There is also a small lawn area near the front, so if you want to stretch out arrive early to snag that spot!

This venue hosts many of our events each year, some of which have sold out. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch Super Troopers in a cinema al fresco setting in Santa Monica — purchase your tickets in advance online and arrive early to claim your seats. The only entrance to the event is on 4th Street between the track and the DoubleTree Hotel.

Eat|See|Hear is more than just a movie – it’s an experience complete with live music, and some amazing street food from LA’s favorite food trucks including  Steel City Sandwich, Vizzi Truck, Burnt to a Crisp Texas BBQ, Umami Burger, Ta Bom, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and many more. Don’t forget to bring your dog, as all Eat|See|Hear events welcome friendly leashed dogs with open paws, free biscuits at the door and water bowls around the venue.

Before the movie, enjoy the indie pop sounds of Opus Orange, who will perform live on stage at 7PM. Doors to the event open at 5:30PM, so you have plenty of time to arrive and grab some grub before the movie starts at 8:30PM.

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Autry National Center Events in Los Angeles

The Autry in Griffith Park is one of our newest venues. Offering a gorgeous and expansive lawn, it’s the perfect spot for stretching out and enjoying an Eat|See|Hear evening, which is more than just a movie and an experience to share with friends, family and even your dog.

This year, we’re hosting several events at the Autry. Earlier this season, we screened The Big Lebowski, Rushmore and Jaws to enthusiastic audiences. This Saturday, we’ll be back on the lawn next to the Autry Museum with a live performance by yOya and a showing of the crime thriller American Psycho starring Christian Bale. Doors open at 5:30PM.

The Autry is a museum in Los Angeles that focuses on the history of the American West and American Indians. The museum works to connect past, present and future with exhibitions, interactive galleries and entertainment including lecture series, films, festivals, family events and music, plus other public programs, research and educational outreach. Established in 1988 by actor Gene Autry, actually has two sites: Griffith Park, across from the LA Zoo, and in Mt. Washington on Museum Drive, where the ethnobotanical garden and the Historic Southwest Museum of the American Indian building resides.

The Southwest Museum of the American Indian is a collection of Native American art that is second only to the Smithsonian. The museum features 238,000 pieces that include baskets, textiles and weavings, and jewelry that represent indigenous people stretching from Alaska to South America. The display also focuses on cultures from California and the Southwestern states.

All Eat|See|Hear ticket holders get to roam select museum galleries for free before the movie begins.  Be sure to pick up your “mission” for the night at the entrance and tag the photos you take inside with @theautry.  Be sure to check out the Route 66 exhibit!

The entrance to our upcoming event in Griffith Park is on the event lawn adjacent to the Autry Museum. Free parking is available across the street at the zoo and there will be bike parking available as well for those who want to arrive on two wheels. The event is dog-friendly so bring your four-legged pals too.

Food trucks appearing at the event include Vchos, Arroy Foods, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Foodism, Azteca Truck, Wise BBQ, Slummin Gourmet, Crepe de Ville, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss and more.

We can’t wait to see you on the gorgeous grounds of the Autry! Buy your tickets now.

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Family Activities in Los Angeles

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This weekend, get the family together to celebrate Christmas in July! We’re hosting a special event on Saturday, July 12 that will have plenty of holiday fun and flair. From a tree and decorations to a special appearance by Santa Claus & his helpers, our cheery extravaganza will also include a raffle with great “presents,” live music from Charles McDonald and a donation drive benefiting Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles.

This is the perfect inexpensive and fun activity for families in Los Angeles. We’ll have food trucks including Bool BBQ, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rice Balls Of Fire, India Jones, No Jodas Kitchen, Flat Iron, My Delight Cupcakery, Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss on site so you’re sure to find something that satisfies everyone’s tastes.

To make sure you’re really feeling in the holiday spirit, we’re showing the 1989 comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase as Clark and Beverly D’Angelo as Ellen, a married couple with two children who deal with the stress of holiday planning and Christmas disasters. Rated PG-13, this comedy will keep everyone in the family laughing all night long.

This event will be held at the Memorial Greek Amphitheater at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Boulevard. There’s only one entrance to the event on 4th Street between the school’s track and the DoubleTree Hotel. There’s also a paid parking lot across the street in the Civic Center parking structure/lot at 333 Civic Center Dr. This is a paid lot and we unfortunately cannot control the cost of parking or the operations of the lot. You may also find parking on the street but make sure to watch for signs so you don’t end up with a ticket or, worse yet, being towed! Sometimes the DoubleTree Hotel also offers parking for a fee.

The amphitheater has built-in concrete seating, so we recommend bringing blankets, pillows or cushions for added comfort. Add your own festive cheer with holiday-themed blankets! Dogs are also welcome, so bring your four-legged friend to an evening the entire family will enjoy.

Previous events held at Santa Monica High School have sold out, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under and you can buy them online.

We can’t wait to see your and your family in Santa Monica on Saturday!

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