Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: June 16 – 22

losanjealous benevolent societyThe 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.

FRIDAY

Found Magazine’s Cavalcade of Thrills @ Skylight Books
In celebration of the brand-new Found II book, Found phenoms Davy & Peter Rothbart are headed on a 33- city rampage for a series of rowdy events. It’s Found thrills, chills, spills, and more! Davy reads the most startling brand-new finds to land at Found HQ; Peter’s brand-new songs based on Found stuff will blow your mind and nip at your soul. You will be dazzled! You will be stunned! Please bring your finds to share. It’s a smash-’em-up good time for all!

Subject Line Here @ ImprovOlympic
I asked some of my favorite bloggers to join me onstage at Improv Olmpic in Hollywood to read some of their favorite entries. For this first show, I chose bloggers with some stage and performance experience, but if this first show goes well, I have a wishlist of Los Angeles bloggers I’d love to have onstage as well. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society via Wil’s Team in Training.

SATURDAY

24 Hour Armageddon @ Hammer
A Cold War Slumber Party. Non-stop screenings of such disaster film classics as Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), The Omega Man (1971), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Day After (1983), and many more, Saturday noon until Sunday noon.

Before Walt @ American Film Institute
This one hour program will follow the development of animated cartoons from the earliest concepts to the many milestones that influenced Disney in his formative years.

Cinespia: Place in the Sun @ 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.

Dots & Plates @ Peel Studio
The show features work by Jerome Curchod and Rafael Macho. Drinks + Music + Art. Opening party 7-11.

L.A. Derby Dolls: Fight Crew vs.Tough Cookies @ North Hollywood YMCA
On Saturday June 17, at 4 pm, there will be a Los Angeles Derby Dolls roller derby game between Fight Crew and the Tough Cookies. It’s happening in North Hollywood, at the YMCA. There’ll be food, ladies, possibly fisticuffs, color commentary, etc.

Night Vision @ MOCA
NIGHT VISION: MOCA After Dark presents 15 Saturdays of exciting programs including artmaking, screenings, groundbreaking DJs, live music, spoken word, guided tours, and a cash bar and light fare at Patinette Cafe during Robert Rauschenberg: Combines.

Particles of Solitude w/ Indra’s Wooded Garden and Fantastiska Ainava @ Copro/Nason
New body of work from artists Joey Remmers and Nathan Spoor. Images of corpses, weapons of mass destruction, umbrellas and serene landscapes narrate a dark, disturbing yet beautiful story.

Pasadena Chalk Festival
The world’s largest street painting festival will draw nearly 600 artists from across Southern California, who will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on pavement the size of two city blocks! Amazing works of art from every style imaginable, classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic to socially relevant, will be created and shown over the course of the weekend.

Screaming Masterpiece @ Skirball
A rare screening of one documentary that truly rocks! Directed by Ari Alexander Ergis, Screaming Masterpiece looks at the Icelandic music scene, from sold-out arenas with Sigur Ros and Bjork, to small Gothic churches for the string and synth work of Johann Johannsson. Through interviews, live performances, and breathtaking landscapes, witness Icelandic musicians’ search for their musical identity from all corners of the globe.

SUNDAY

Concours D’Elegance @ Rodeo Drive
The Concours will feature a total of 160 exotic cars, with a combined value of more than $75 million

TUESDAY

Lucha VaVoom: Flyin’ at the Mayan
Lucha VaVoom brings the high flying Summer Spectacle “Flyin’ at the Mayan” to The Mayan Theater. We will be featuring our highest flying wrestlers and dancers as well. Maybe you’ll even get to see Blaine Capatch fly!

WEDNESDAY

Bicycle Film Festival
The Bicycle Film Festival, complete with complimentary valet bike parking, kicks off on June 21, 2006 with screenings at The Vine Theater. Known as the largest bicycle related cultural event in the country, the BFF is four days of highlighting shorts and feature films, as well as artists and musicians, celebrating the bicycle in all its various forms and styles.

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