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Weekend Alibi: First Friday, Oshogatsu festival and Battle Royale




Battle Royale is screening at the Cinefamily in its first-ever North American showing from Jan.5 - Jan. 11.
Battle Royale is screening at the Cinefamily in its first-ever North American showing from Jan.5 - Jan. 11.

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Meghan McCarty brings us her roundup of weekend activities: First Fridays return to the Natural History Museum with Skeptic Magazine founder Michael Shermer and the East LA group Mariachi El Bronx. Plus the Japanese American National Museum holds the Oshogatsu new year festival and the Cinefamily screens the cult film, Battle Royale.

First Friday

Where: L.A. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd
When: Fri. Jan. 6, 5:30 - 10 pm
Admission: $18
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Oshogatsu Family Festival

Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E 1st St, LA
When: Sun. Jan. 8, 11 - 5
Admission: Free
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Battle Royale

Where: Cinefamily, The Silent Movie Theater, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
When: Jan. 5 - 11, See theater schedule for details
Admission: $10/free for members