Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: June 9 – 15

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.


krogstadKarl Krogstad @ Retropia
On June 9th we will have the Opening Reception for a show of paintings by Seattle painter and filmmaker KARL KROGSTAD. We will also be showing his films from 9pm-11pm, including clay and doll animation from the late 1960s and 70’s as well as his documentary on Surrealism.

ODD @ thinkspace
Exhibit that brings together two of Southern California’s brightest young stars: Lola and Chet Zar. Having long admired one another’s work, this marks the first time that the two have been able to collaborate and show together. “ODD” will feature the first installation from both, as well as a large body of new work from each artist. While their subject matter may be relatively dark in nature, they still incorporate elements of whimsy and dark humor into their works that regularly welcome new admirers into their bizarre worlds.


3000 Years of GeoHacking @ Machine Project
Mapmaking, navigating, and surveying are among the oldest human activities, so it’s no surprise that humans have come up with a dizzying array of clever skills, techniques and down and dirty hacks in order to answer that timeless question “Where the hell am I?” This talk will provide a whirlwind tour through the worlds of science, geography, and visual design, highlighting moments of cartographic brilliance. Also, there will be popsicles.

Beyond Dance Film @ Hammer Museum
Dance Camera West presents a unique installation of 25 international short films of dance, shown continuously on multiple screens and on projected surfaces in the Hammer Museum’s courtyard. Works include Pedestrian (2002) by Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser; Pizzumo Revisted (2005) by acclaimed Argentinian choreographer and filmmaker Margarita Bali; and Somewhere in Between (2004), directed by Pierre Coulibeuf and featuring the dance of Meg Stuart.

Cinespia: The Philadelphia Story @ 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.

Cocktail Soiree @ Oviatt Penthouse
You know the place–it’s one of the most exclusive addresses in the historic downtown core–the building with the Lalique Crystal doors…! Thanks to overwhelming requests, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles again invites you to spend a wonderful, sophisticated evening enjoying this jewel of a penthouse, with its world-famous collection of Lalique crystal appointments. Enjoy an evening that features everything a glamorous soul could wish for: a premium martini bar, delicious hors ’d’oeuvres, a positively stellar silent auction, plus a self-guided tour of these exquisitely appointed and restored rooms. Couple that with the chance to mingle with like-minded Decophiles in a setting that is non pareil, and you understand why this event remains one of our most popular.

Late Night at LACMA–David Hockney Portraits
On Saturday, June 10, join Muse for an exclusive, after-hours preview and reception for David Hockney Portraits. This anticipated exhibition reflects Hockney’s most intimate and intense relationships with friends, family, and lovers–many of whom were L.A.’s most famous…and infamous.

McSweeney’s Presents: The World, Explained @ Barnsdall Theater
You may be curious about the intricacies of light-weight sumo wrestling. You probably want to know more about the deeper meaning of our nation’s discarded trash. Perhaps you are in need of a PowerPoint-based instruction manual for therapy. And why not learn more about astrological advice for presidential campaigns? We are well aware of your interests, and thus have compiled another installation of The World, Explained — an evening of readings, comedy, music, and slide-show presentations. Hosted by Andy Richter, Music by Grant-Lee Phillips.

Michael Salter @ BLK/MRKT
BLK/MRKT is proud to present Michael Salter with a site-specific installation, Informatics and The Styrobot Face-Off.

Nightmares of Bunker Hill
Gentle riders, Won’t you please join us on Saturday June 10th, for our second tour of the downtown area to explore some of the weirdest criminal and spectral happenings of the past century? Each ticket costs $47, and entitles the bearer to a 5-hour guided tour on an air-conditioned luxury coach, snacks, beverages and the fascinating company of fifty-some fellow crime and social history buffs. Brought to you by the good folks at 1947project.


A Conversation with Danger Mouse & Jason Bentley @ Hammer Museum
DJ, producer, and 2006 L.A. Film Festival Artist in Residence Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) garnered attention for his 2004 underground The Grey Album, a mash-up of Jay-Z’s The Black Album and The Beatles’s The White Album. In 2005, he was recognized with a Grammy nomination for his production of The Gorillaz’s Demon Days. Most recently, Danger Mouse collaborated with Cee-Lo to release the album St. Elsewhere under the name Gnarls Barkley.

Anderson Cooper presents and signs Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival @ Book Soup
Dispatches from the Edge of the World gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down. Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has become the touchstone of twenty-first century journalism. Cooper shares his own experiences of traversing the globe and covering the world’s most astonishing stories. As a television journalist, he has the gift of speaking with an emotional directness that cuts through the barriers of the medium.


Mortified LA @ King King
To celebrate Mortified’s VERY LAST SHOW in LA until Fall, plus a year of major Mortified milestones (sold a book, spanned to three new cities, etc.), we’ve invited two of our very favorite BFFs to join us on stage! One night with a hilariously poignant teen angst play (Material Girls). One night with an amazing book/zine (Found). This “not to miss” Mortified event will feature a lineup of some of our most popular stuff, plus some people flown in from our NYC cast!

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