Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: May 5 – 11

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 tips@losanjealous.com.

Haunted HaciendaFRIDAY

The Haunted Hacienda: the art of the Mexican horror film @ drkrm
The photographs and rare original art from this period take on a life of their own, revealing a poetry one could never find in the films themselves. Join us for an excursion into the midnight world of the Aztec mummy, masked wrestlers, doll people and busty Vampire women as we travel through the misty countryside to The Haunted Hacienda. The Haunted Hacienda will have its opening reception from 7pm until 10pm on Friday, May 5th, 2006. Through 6/10.

Laura Levine @ La Luz de Jesus
Laura Levine’s one-person show consists of all new work: paintings of country music legends she created for her new children’s book, Honky-Tonk Heroes & Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country and Western Music, and her recent series of bird paintings, Tweet Suite. Portraits in the exhibit include The Carter Family, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and Johnny Cash. Artists’ Reception: Friday, May 5, 2006 8:00-11:00pm. Through 5/29.

La Gran Limpieza
The CleanUp takes place on two days at many different sites along the mighty LA River and its torrential tributaries. Friday’s CleanUp is our River School Day including a CleanUp at one site – Fletcher Drive in Atwater Village. The CleanUp continues Saturday May 6th at 14 different sites.

The Essential Kieslowski @ LACMA
In conjunction with the 7th Annual Polish Film Festival, LACMA celebrates the the work of Krzysztof Kieslowski with a retrospective of several of his classic films. Ten years after his death, while undergoing heart surgery at age fifty-four, the Polish director remains a towering figure in international cinema, a visionary who challenged audiences to find spiritual renewal in the most daunting and banal aspects of modern life. The program includes The Double Life of Veronique, as well as the complete Three Colors trilogy. Over two weekends, 5/5-5/6 & 5/12-5/13. Full program and ticket information available at lacma.org.

Ron Rege Jr’s The Awake Field Book Launch @ Secret Headquarters
Cartoonist, illustrator and Lavender Diamond Band drummer Ron Regé Jr. launches his new graphic novella THE AWAKE FIELD (Drawn & Quarterly) a collection of Regé’s reflections of small town life during a recent 2-year sabbatical in a coastal community in southern Rhode Island. Short stories collide and swirl together leaving visions of mysterious creatures floating through lush landscapes, pantomimed fairy tales, hypnotic dances, Bible quotations, and peace comics all in Regé’s idiosyncratic abstract poetic cartoon language. View previews here. With an art exhibit and signing. SECRET HEADQUARTERS, 3817 W. Sunset Blvd. 7 pm.


This will be the third “open hack” event, with a workshop/activity in the disassembly of an electronic device. In other words, come on out and bring something interesting to rip apart: Tom Jennings will provide an overview of some disassembly issues and get us all rolling. Bring in something that you’ve never seen the insides of: an old VCR, toaster, alarm clock, keyboard, camera or a piece of industrial surplus. If you’ve never taken anything apart, don’t be intimidated: this activity is for both newbies and experienced folks. To help rip apart your electronics, you’re also welcome to bring some of your own tools in case things get busy and the “house” tools get monopolized.

Beat13 @ Lab 101
UK modern-day arts & crafts collaboration, producing and presenting original work and ltd edition art prints by both established and up & coming artists. Opening reception May 6 7-10 pm. Through 6/5.


Instant Films
Explosive creativity and serendipitous collaboration produce amazing short films in just 2 days. The screenings take place at the L.A. Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles. The screenings are followed by a party and awards.

Museums of the Arroyo Day
The five museums located along the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles and Pasadena (Gamble House, Pasadena Museum of History, Lummis House & Garden, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Heritage Square Museum) open their doors free of charge from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Clash of the Tetris @ Little Temple
Our Tetris tournament is back! We’re teaming up with dublab’s BLEEP BLOOP and it’s going down at the Little Temple in Silverlake. Live music by 11hz Robot, Dolphinforce, and more. Ryan Flynn hosts. Plus DJ Chachin and others! $7 / 21+ / 9pm-2am.


E3 Expo @ LA Convention Center
The world’s most important show dedicated exclusively to the interactive entertainment industry. Through 5/12.


Kevin Roderick and Eric Lynxweiler discuss and sign Wilshire Blvd. @ Vroman’s
Wilshire Boulevard, written by LAObserved’s K-Rod and Eric Lynxweiler, explores Wilshire from downtown L.A. to the Santa Monica beach and traces the story of Gaylord Wilshire, the street’s millionaire-socialist founder. 5/11.

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