Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: May 12 – 18

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.

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east 2 westEast to West @ thinkspace
An exhibit that brings together three inspiring talents who met in a small central coast town in California where they were all living and working at the time. After exhibiting together in local art shows and collaborating with one another on both paintings and sculpture, including large-scale murals about town, the three went their separate ways, but have kept in close touch with one another and with “East To West”, their experiences and influences will have a chance to feed off one another yet again. This show will focus on where they came from, where they are now, and where the future is taking them. Expect numerous collaborations and a series of installations, including a rumored invasion of Shnurfs. Opening Reception: Friday, May 12th, 2006 from 7PM until Midnight. Through 5/31.

Howard Zinn and Dr.Gino Strada: “Just War” @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
American historian and peace activist Howard Zinn will discuss his most recent book, “Just War” at a symposium to be held in Los Angeles. Joining Zinn will be Dr. Strada, founder of the international medical relief organization EMERGENCY.

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. Through 5/13.


Take your picture with Chicken Boy’s head
Make a reservation to have Gary Leonard take your picture with the head of the Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles. This is a fundraiser for the Chicken Boy on Figueroa St project (helping to raise the mucho moolah needed to put Mr Boy up on the roof). For $99, you (and anyone else you want) will have your picture taken by LA-famous photographer Gary Leonard, and receive a 5×7 signed print. Email amy@futurestudio.com to receive more info as it’s available. 11 am to 1 pm.

ArtsDay LA
This year’s theme is “Explore the Art Within You.” Whether you are interested in taking photographs, telling stories, painting pictures, designing gardens, or finding out how you can light your home and fill it with color, come and hear over 60 arts professionals share their insights, tips, and artistic know-how on these and many other subjects.

US Air Guitar Championships Regional @ the Roxy
Regional qualifier for the 2006 US Air Guitar Championships.


Bulldog Beauty Contest
More than 200 English Bulldogs are expected to travel to Long Beach from as far as Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Francisco to vie for the coveted title. The contest will take place on Mother’s Day, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Livingston Park in Belmont Shore. The reigning titleholder, Mr. Los Feliz, “Boo Boo” — now 3 1/2 years-old — will make his farewell walk and will be given the opportunity to “speak.” Bulldog attire is optional, but it does certainly help to capture the judges eye!.


David Wilson: The Eye of the Needle @ Pasadena Museum of History
David Wilson is founder and director of The Museum of Jurassic Technology, a unique museum in Pete’s hood that chronicles the history of human curiosity and ingenuity, focusing on the restitution of decayed intelligence and examining cross- sections between art, science and natural history. The Museum, in its enduring interest in “tiny things,” features several exhibits of, or relating to, art and technology on the microscopic scale. Mr. Wilson will present a lecture on the topic of microminiature art and technology, highlighting the work of the three acknowledged masters of Microminiature Art, Nikolai Syadristy, Hagop Sandaljian and Edward Kazarian.

HAMMER Conversations: Jeff Garlin & Patton Oswalt
Jeff Garlin executive produces and co-stars as Larry David’s loyal manager and side-kick in the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt created, produced, and headlined The Comedians of Comedy Tour, an alternative comedy tour that was the subject of a series on Comedy Central and a documentary film that was released in 2005.

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