Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: July 7 – 13

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.


Emily the Strange Art Show @ Wonderful World
Join the Wonderful World Art Gallery for this exclusive event with gothic charm. As fans snatch up their favorite original paintings and limited edition prints, they can rendezvous with the creative minds behind Emily the Strange, creator Rob Reger and illustrator, Buzz Parker.

Yumiko Kayukawa @ La Luz de Jesus
Yumiko Kayukawa was born in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. The panoramic beauty of her surroundings and feelings of communication with the native animals inspired her to paint the things around her. As a teenager she also fell in love “with the energy and giddiness” of American pop-culture through her exposure to rock n’ roll, film, and fashion. Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 7, 2006 ~ 8:00-11:00 pm. Through Sun 7/30.


Cher Convention 2006
10,000 sq ft of wall-to-wall Cher with non-stop entertainment. Cher related events and entertainment. Cher items and Cher Convention souvenirs for sale. Cher Karaoke Contest, Cher Poetry Reading, Cher Name That Tune Game, Cher Family Feud Game, Cher Museum, Live and Silent Auctions – Many rare and unusual Cher Memorabilia. And , Cher Impersonator Show. 10 AM to 5 PM – Free admission.

Cinespia: Repo Man @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
LA location shooting, one of the best Eighties soundtracks, and Harry Dean Stanton, who could ask for more? Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ Jun spins before and after the screening.

Grand Opening Exhibition @ jFerrari
The jFerrari Gallery announces a major exhibition of fine abstract art that will take place from July 8 through July 29, 2006. The exhibition will feature work from a number of new and established talented artists from the Los Angeles region. An opening reception fort the exhibition will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm with a closing reception to follow on Saturday, July 29 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Through Sat 7/29.

Lotus Festival
Includes live music, dance and entertainment from a variety of performers representing many of the diverse countries of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Through Sun 7/9.

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.

Revolutions and Subcultures: Blakkbox @ Hammer Museum
A team of self-proclaimed punk journalists, Blakkbox will relate their encounters with resistance movements and creative subcultures from Beirut to the Hamptons in this panel discussion by examining the fundamental impulses that attract people to social revolutions and the reasons these attract people to social revolutions and the reasons these experiences are occurring simultaneously around the world.

Surfing’s Golden Age @ M+B
An exhibition bringing together two of surfing’s legendary photographers for the first time: LeRoy Grannis and Jeff Divine. Both Grannis and Divine are the undisputable capturers of their generations, with Grannis documenting the humble beginnings of the sport in the 60’s and Divine picking up the lens and capturing the psychedelic spin of the 70’s. Through Sat 9/9.

The New 22 @ project: Studio
Twenty-two of L.A.’s best up-and-coming artists. Through Sat 8/5.

Ultrasonic International @ Mark Moore
Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present the first of a series of annual summer exhibitions dedicated to featuring young talent from around the world. Through Sat 8/19.


11th Annual Wiener Nationals
Dachsund races! German Lederhosen & Dirndls! Free parking!

Scrapyard Challenge @ Machine Project
Intensive workshop where participants build simple electronic projects (both digital and analog inputs) out of found or discarded “junk” (old electronics, clothing, furniture, outdated computer equipment, appliances, turntables, monitors, gadgets, etc..)


All In The Family @ George Billis
Summer group show curated by Molly Barnes about family tradition in the arts, which asks the question “is it in the genes?” Ms. Barnes chose a select group of important contemporary artists to respond through their work. Through Sat 9/2.

Oliver Stone screens Z @ Skirball
Renowned for its thrilling cinematography and inspired by real events, Z depicts the overthrow of the Greek democratic government, the assassination of a prominent left-wing leader, and the subsequent cover-up and controversy.

Portraits @ Pharmaka
What is happening now with portraiture? This exhibition examines contemporary portraiture, how it connects to its long history and how we see ourselves through the eyes of an artist. This show demonstrates that portraiture is still vital and actively being pursued as a means of self-expression and social examination. Through Sat 9/2.

Wink Martindale @ Book Soup
Wink presents and signs The 7 Steps to Stardom: How to Become a Working Actor in Movies, TV, and Commercials with Christina Ferra-Gilmore.


Jenny Shimizu & Eric Nakamura @ Hammer Museum
One of the most successful Asian American supermodels, Jenny Shimizu is a former garage mechanic and is currently working on the reality television program Full Throttle with Jenny Shimizu. Editor and publisher Eric Nakamura launched Giant Robot magazine with fellow UCLA alumnus Martin Wong in 1994.


Charles Phoenix discusses and signs Americana the Beautiful @ Vroman’s
The bestselling author of Southern Californialand & Southern California in the Fifties, Phoenix returns with a wacky and hilarious collection of kodachrome slides depicting the cultural extravaganza that is America’s “golden age”: the Space Age.

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