Vans Warped Tour Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton (80 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton CA) Driving: 57 Freeway exit Yorba Linda Blvd. Travel west less than 1 mile. Stadium on corner of State College and Yorba Linda Blvds. OR 57 Freeway exit on Nutwood Ave. Travel west less than 1 mile. Turn right on State College Blvd. Stadium on corner of State College and Yorba Linda Blvds.) Tour features such bands as New Found Glory, NOFX, Guttermouth, Bouncing Souls, Bad Religion, and The Vandals. Doors open at 11 AM. Tickets $27.75. Parking $5 – $10.
Zatoichi 5: On the Road at the Nuart (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310 281-8223) Yasuda’s 1963 film about blind swordsman/masseuer Zatoichi asked by dying man to deliver maiden to her family in Edo. Rival gangs, kidnapping, ransom provide conflict. Midnight.
Hudson Marquez: Rhythm and Hues at La Luz de Jesus (4633 Hollywood Boulevard, 323 666-7667) Paintings by Hudson Marquez, a founding member of the Ant Farm collective of the late ’60s. His work extends beyond painting and architectural interpretation to cartooning, music, and television. La Luz de Jesus is a cool gallery. 8 – 11 PM. Free.
The Other Network John Kerry Benefit with Robert Smigel at The Knitting Factory (7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 323 463-0204) Robert Smigel is the guy behind SNL‘s “TV Funhouse” segments. The Other Network is a festival of the best un-aired TV shows and pilots. Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to the Kerry campaign. Put the fun back in fundraising. 7:30 PM. $10.