Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: June 23 – 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocktails in Historic Places: Casa Del Mar
Enjoy a cool cocktail at the beautiful Casa del Mar, a restored 1930s beach resort with sweeping views of the oceanfront.
Crash @ Cal Plaza
The second annual Grand Performances Film Series opens with 2005’s Oscar winner Crash.
Celebrate with over 40,000 people at the largest adult lifestyle expo in the world, offering the best in erotic shopping, entertainment and educational seminars. Women, men and couples are invited to this amazing three-day extravaganza. Hosted by Dave Navarro and Jenna Jameson. Through Sun 6/25.
Al Gore signs An Inconvenient Truth @ Dutton’s
Al Gore may have missed his calling: He would have made a fine science writer. The former vice president’s new book…shows an impressive talent for explanatory journalism. Based on a slide show that Gore has been perfecting on his Mac laptop for years, this handsome volume doesn’t pack quite the same punch as the celluloid version, but it’s still very effective: a book on global warming that’s downright chilling.
An Inconvenient Truth w/Al Gore @ Cal Plaza
Director Davis Guggenheim’s film elegantly weaves the science of global warming with longtime environmental advocate Al Gore’s lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.
Cinespia: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly @ 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.
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.
Swap Meet @ Betalevel
Swap Meet is a place for you to come with a special selection of your very most bestest, most favoritest music so you can trade it with other actual human people for the special music that you’ve always wanted but didn’t know existed. It’s like social software, but replacing “software” with “beer.” And then we sing!
The Martini Show – The Martini Glass as Art @ Altered Space Gallery
The exhibition includes 50 artists from the US and Canada, each recognized for excellence in their respective fields. Opening reception: June 24, 2006 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. 310.452.8121 Through Mon 7/24
LA-Lit interviews Will Alexander @ Betalevel
Will Alexander is a poet and visual artist. Working from Los Angeles, he has updated the alchemy of surrealist vision (found in such poets as Aime Cesaire and Raymond Roussel) to write his own cosmic parables, in his own electric incandescent language.
Taste of the Nation
Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles raises money for organizations working to end hunger in the area. It will take place at the beautiful and spacious Media Park (corner of Venice and Culver Blvd.) and feature spectacular food from some of the very best chefs in the community. Guests are treated to an astounding and delicious array of signature dishes that keep Los Angeles on the forefront of the world’s exciting culinary trends. In addition to showcasing cuisine from Los Angeles’ best restaurants, more than fifteen wineries and beverage purveyors pour samples of their premium vintages and cocktails.
Unshown Cinema: Inside the World of “The Films that Got Away” @ Hammer Museum
Of the over 2,000 movies produced annually, the average L.A. ï¬lmgoer has access to fewer than 400 titles. Hosted by ï¬lm critic Robert Koehler (Daily Variety), this panel examines why distributors avoid releasing unconventional ï¬lms.
Wassup Rockers @ American Apparrel Factory
Festivities will include live bands featured on the film’s soundtrack, Skateboarding competition (for cash prizes), DJ’s Benji Madden & Shepard Fairey, pro-skaters Chad Muska, Pancho Molar, Mike Chin & Danny Minnick in person, food, and giveaways from Boost Mobile, Etnies, Baker and others.
Your 8 Year Old Birthday Party @ El Cid
It’ll be the most magical night of your life. There’ll be games, prizes, pinatas, candy, cake and no cover! Ryan Flynn hosts and it’s all going down at El Cid in Silverlake. Don’t miss a brand new “Attack of the Birthday Boy” video.
Crossing Borders: Latino Indiewood @ Hammer Museum
With a recent inï¬‚ux of ï¬lms from south of the border, Hollywood has taken note of Latin American ï¬lmmakers for their strong points of view and their explorations of themes drawn from the Latin American experience. In this discussion, Latin American ï¬lmmakers examine how they have inï¬‚uenced American ï¬lm and vice versa.