Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Coming to America
May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
“Good morning, my neighbors!”
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).
TIME: Doors 5:30, Music 7:00, Movie 8:30
MUSICAL GUEST: Trapdoor Social
Trapdoor Social entered 2017 with a new sense of urgency. After reconstituting itself from a duo to a 5-piece, their eponymous debut album is a raucous, anthemic environmental and social critique, erupting with signature blues rock and bass synth riffs. The live set is an impassioned call to action.
Excited to continue combining their music with activism as they’ve done through past fundraising projects with Homeboy Industries, Mesa Ridge High School, and Kids Cancer Connection, Trapdoor Social toured the U.S. for the first half of 2017 in their solar trailer, putting on clean energy, solar-powered concerts at universities and outdoor venues across the country.
September 2017 brought the 2nd annual Sunstock Solar Festival, a 100% solar-powered arts and music festival in Los Angeles, founded by Trapdoor Social.
Currently, the band is writing and recording their second full-length album in Los Angeles, CA.
The Autry in Griffith Park
WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park. This is a very large, grassy lawn. You’ll want to bring pillows, cushions and blankets.
PRO TIP: Arrive early to take advantage of Free Admission to The Autry for all Eat|See|Hear ticket holders beginning at 5:30pm.
DOGS: Yes! This event is dog-friendly! All dogs are welcomed with a free biscuit at the door! Note: Dogs are not allowed inside the museum but are welcome everywhere else at the event.
TIME: Doors 5:30, Music 7, Movie 8:30
ENTRANCE: The Autry is located inside Griffith Park. You may bike in or park for FREE at the LA Zoo parking lot.
SEATING/CHAIRS: This location is a sprawling, grassy lawn. Pillows, cushions and blankets are preferred, though low chairs with low backs are allowed. If you have a tall chair (like a lawn chair or camping style chair more than 6 inches off the ground) you will be required to sit outside the center of the venue, which is marked with signs on both the left & right side of the venue. There is ample room for chairs, so please don’t block the view of the person(s) behind you.
PARKING: FREE! Across the street at the LA Zoo Parking lot.