Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: April 28-May 5
The Losanjealous Benevolent Society gathers a weekly list of strange happenings and fun events in LA–the more ridiculous, the better. Visit our events calendar for the full list. And if you’re organizing or know of an event you think belongs on the list, send us info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tactical Ice Cream Unit @ Machine Project
The Tactical Ice Cream Unit (TICU) rolls through the city in an act of intervention that replaces cold stares with frosty treats and nourishing knowledge. Combining a number of successful activist strategies (Food-Not-Bombs, Copwatch, Indymedia, infoshops, etc) into one mega-mobile, the TICU is the Voltron-like alter-ego of the cops’ mobile command center. Although the TICU appears to be a mild-mannered vending vehicle, it harbors a host of high-tech surveillance devices including a 12-camera video surveillance system, acoustic amplifiers, GPS, satellite internet, a media transmission studio capable of disseminating live audio/video, and of course, ice cream. Mr Gach will be answering questions, discussing the various activities of the Center for Tactical Magic, and offering a close up view and tour of the Tactical Ice Cream Unit.
4th Annual Coachella Kickoff Party
Get kidnapped and bused to an undisclosed desert location–sign me up. Free booze, master turntablists and a lakeside view are just some of what you can expect at this year’s big gig.
Flip Cup Tournament @ El Guapo
$30 to become a Registered Player which includes a T-Shirt, all you can drink game fluids and the chance at winning a trophy and being part of a championship team with whom you’ll walk together for the rest of your life which is really something no one can take away from you. This event is sanctioned by the United Flip Cup Association.
Killer Guppies Dragon Boat Challenge
Come try one of the world’s fastest growing sports, dragon boat racing!! The Killer Guppies Dragon Boat team is hosting its beginner clinic Sat 4/29. 9:30am – 1pm. We will be giving coaching sessions followed by a race at the end! No experience necessary! Lunch included with admission fee. ($20/$15 student).
Terry Jones @ Hammer
British actor, comedian, and writer Terry Jones was a founding member of Monty Python. He is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books on medieval history. Jones will discuss his latest work, Terry Jones’ Barbarians, the story of Roman history told from diverse perspectives that suggest the empire was more manipulative than traditional history remembers..
Inside Out: The Phil Collins Experience @ Normandie Casino
When is it time to give up the Rock and Roll Dream? When you are in a Phil Collins tribute band playing at a casino in Gardena.
Festival of Muthafukkin Books
Free to the public, this event occurs the last weekend in April – Saturday, April 29 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 30 10am-5pm – and offers something for all ages and interests. Every year, it adds up to be America’s largest and grandest literary event. Come meet your fellow bookloving freaks. Through Sunday, 4/30.
Nuts for Mutts
An annual dog show and pet fair celebrating the best of the mutt. It’s just like the Westminster Dog show… okay, not really. In this show, mixed breed dogs compete in categories such as “Best Kisser,” “Fastest Eater,” “Most Vocal,” “Mystery Mutt” and more. It’s a day of fun and a way for people to show off their mutts, so nothing is taken too seriously (well, that may not always be true for all contestants). Through Sunday, 4/30.
The largest Latino event in the nation’s largest Latino market!
HAMMER Readings: Karen Finley
Karen Finley reads from her latest work, George and Martha, which imagines a torrid affair between the president of the United States and the first lady of domesticity, Martha Stewart. Karen Finley has performed and exhibited her artwork at cultural centers and universities worldwide. Her books include Shock Treatment, A Different Kind of Intimacy, Enough is Enough, and Living it Up. She teaches art and public policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Johnnie Walker Journey
Experience all 5 Johnnie Walker blends–presumably including top-shelf Blue Label–at a free tasting taking place at the Jim Henson Studios. RSVP required; use password “progress” to gain access to the registration form. Two tastings a night. Through Saturday, 5/6.