Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: June 30-July 6

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

Don’t Knock the Rock Festival @ REDCAT
A high-energy mix of film and music, the festival celebrates the rock ’n’ roll roots of Hollywood with classic and brand-new rock films that contain quintessential music performances and vintage footage of important artists in their prime, plus live shows by fresh musical talents who embody the spirit of rock innovation. Through Sun 7/2.

Roger Corman presents The Big Sleep @ Skirball
In the 1950s and 60s Roger Corman blazed a pioneering trail as an independent producer and director, making low-budget films including the cult classic The Little Shop of Horrors. A Q&A will follow the screening.

SATURDAY

Donovan Crosby :: Kindertotenlieder @ sixspace
In her new acrylic-on-canvas paintings, Donovan Crosbyportrays Victorian-era children with flowers and explores what happens when the idealized version of each is juxtaposed with their underlining darker reality. Taking from the middle class moralism of this era and its concern for a systemization of culture, Crosby plays with the contradictions of the time (refinement, cultivation, and restraint vs. child labor, dangerous health conditions, and rampant prostitution) to weave her own poignant narrative through her haunting paintings. Through Sat 8/12.

Dr. Strangelove @ 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.

FIX / ESCAPE @ ADM Project
The Pandemonium Collective Presents “FIX / ESCAPE” a multiple medium examination of the vices and obsessions we use as a means of escape, where we escape to, and what those places might look like. Through Sat 7/22.

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.

SUNDAY

Dorkbot 15 @ Machine Project
This will be an “open hack”, and will be a repeat of our highly successful May “electronic disassembly” event where people brought a variety of electronic devices to rip apart while chatting.

THURSDAY

Writers Bloc: John Updike with Bruce Wagner
From his groundbreaking “Rabbit” series, his novels such as “Couples,” “The Centaur,” and recently, “In The Beauty of the Lillies,” Updike has challenged readers with his exploration of the complexities behind sex, desire, discontent, and pleasure in everyday life. His new novel, “The Terrorist,” has been called a masterpiece by some critics. Wagner could be the preeminent literary writer on Hollywood today, and his novels include “Force Majeure,” “I’m Losing You,” and the brilliant and hilarious Hollywood satire, “The Chrysanthemum Palace.”

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