Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: May 19 – 25

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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Hanging on the TelephoneHanging on the Telephone @ Retropia
The “Hanging on the Telephone” show is a one night show on May 19th from 6-10pm. This will be a cash and carry show of vintage telephones from the 1950’s thru the 1980’s. There will also whimsical “Telephone Art” by Steve Lanasa.

Arrested Development Estate Sale
Sale of props from the cult-classic cancelled FOX show Arrested Development. Spectacular array of items will include several periods of furniture, magic show accessories and artifacts, interior décor items, art, books, kitchen appliances (a Cornballerâ„¢, perhaps?–Ed.) and kitchen ware, interior/exterior lighting, office furniture extensive entertainment memorabilia and much more. Through Sunday 5/21. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 2032 Stoner Avenue, 90025.

The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art Book Signing @ Rock Rose
The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, Volume 1, 1983-1988 is the first book in a series of four books that will cover the years 1983 to 2005. Volume 1 is based on the years 1983 to 1988 and is the starting point to the real story behind the movement that began in the early 1980s. The book documents all aspects of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, while keeping it real and uncut. Some pictures may seem familiar, while others may not. This book will provide you with an unbiased look into this world through the eyes of the people that have lived it. also on 5/21 @ Crewest.


Cinespia: Detour @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Cinespia is a film society created to bring together the community of film enthusiasts in Los Angeles. We are convinced that Angelenos are still enthusiastic about cinema’s great films, including those outside the normal repertory

Von Dutch Tribute ll @ Copro Nason Gallery
In June of 1996, Copro/Nason gallery curated the epic “Von Dutch Tribute exhibition” in honor of the late, legendary Kustom Kulture icon and master craftsman, Von Dutch . This seminal exhibition featured original flying eyeballs, pinstripe panels, monster illustrations, sculptures and a Dutch-built 1947 Kenworth body mounted on a Ford truck chassis. Over 25 artists featured in the the show included Coop, Von Franco, Stanley Mouse, Frank Kozik, Anthony Ausgang and many others who were directly inspired by Von Dutch’s painting, pinstriping and awe-inspiring master craftsmanship. Artists Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 8-11 PM. Through 6/10.

Krazy Kat Cartoons @ Asifa Hollywood
Join us for the second part of our screening of ultra rare 1930s black & white Krazy Kat cartoons from the 1930s. Jazzy music scores, wild rubber-hose animation and surreal storylines – they don’t make ’em like this anymore. And ladies, we will be crowning a new MISS KRAZY KAT at the screening. (Previous winner, in 1928, pictured at right) Never mind that Krazy Kat was originally a female character who turned male in these 1930s cartoons… everyone has a chance! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind vintage cartoon event!

Bug Fair @ Natural History Museum
The Museum will once again be crawling with bugs Saturday, May 20 and Sunday May 21, 2006! Be sure not to miss the 20th Annual Bug Fair – North America’s largest. Explore the world of insects and their arthropod relatives. See live spiders and scorpions, start your own collection of butterflies and stay for some great cooking tips from two world-renowned insect chefs. Over 60 vendors will be on hand with books, entomological equipment and supplies, artwork, toys, clothing and more! A variety of private collections will be offered for sale, along with an assortment of live bugs. The Bug Fair is included with Museum admission. Support is provided by Western Exterminator Company. No joke. Through 5/21.


Choppercabras Spring Thing 2006: The Moustache Ride
Will be a very slow paced ride that will take us through the mean streets of the San-Fernando Valley. The distance will be a few miles, but don’t fret the spirit of the group ride will loft your sprits, making you forget about how far you’ve ridden. The rout will remain secret until the day of the ride when route slips will be passed out. The ride will loop back to the starting location so getting home will be easy. Note! By attending this ride you may be injured or killed. By participating in any of the events the likelihood of injury is almost certain, you may even be killed for the enjoyment of others. You’ve been warned.

Hollyhock Croquet Classic
Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright at our annual fundraiser. Wear dress whites, sip lemonade, listen to vintage tunes & play croquet on the expansive lawns surrounding Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park during the Friends of Hollyhock House’s annual fundraiser.

Venice Art Walk Day
The Venice Art Walk Studio Tours include over 60 private artists’ studios, homes and special exhibits! Our free shuttle buses run continuously throughout the day and will be there to help you cover more ground and see more art.

Ambient Haircut @ Betalevel (cancelled)
Student hairstylists from a Top Notch Salon collaborate with a team of live ambient musicians to work on your head, inside and out. Music by AMBIENT FORCE 3000. Featuring members of: last nights of paris, communicating vessels, zotalayer, and “special guests”. Admission and haircuts are free. But you really should tip your stylist.


I SEE YOU: An Art Benefit and Auction @ Social Trust
Showcasing exclusive artwork by: B+ | Banksy | David Calicchio | Coleman | David Ellis | Dezeinswell | Doze | Sam Flores | Brandy Flower | Gajin Fujita | Haze | Cody Hudson | Hvw8 Ty G | Jeff Jank | Aye Jay! | Kofie | Gabriela Lopez | Keila Lopez | Diana Mcclure | Ruben Ochoa | Jose Parla | Ritzy Periwinkle | Plasticgod | James Reitano | Angelica Robles | Brent Rollins | Rostarr | Slick | Zeke Trejo | Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca | And More. 10pm-2am, pay-what-you-can.


Thrift Store Movies II @ Hammer
For the second year, LA Weekly art critic Doug Harvey and other archivists of found media present a selection of films, videos, and slides rescued from the obscurity of thrift stores, swap meets, and dumpsters. Excerpted from recent and upcoming programs by the Coalition for Cinematic Conservation and Preservation and The Echo Park Film Center, this evening includes screenings of amateur performance art by East German ski bums of the 1960s, lost newscast footage of San Diego apartment fires (with live musical accompaniment by the cult band Fireworks), a random collage of ’70s educational slideshow fragments, and vintage Asian and Indian music videos, among many others, offering a sampling of unintentional moments of humor, beauty, and poignancy.

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thanks for the Ambient Haircut tip, janitor!