Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: July 28 – August 3

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

Mutations: The Art of Jim Winters @ Retropia
San Francisco artist Jim Winters’ subject matter often conveys a sense of humor and an appreciation of irony. Opening Reception Friday, July 28th 7-11 pm. Through Thu 8/31.

SATURDAY

Blessing of the Cars
The all-day and into-the-night annual affair, held at Hansen Dam, begins with a mass morning blessing by a Catholic priest, who then goes car to car, blessing each individually. Some people also ask him put holy water in their radiators.

Cannibal Flower @ Copro Nason
Cannibal Flower is a portable venue for the arts that showcases art, music, dance, film, projections, magic and fashion shows. It started in 2000 as a means for a group of friends to showcase their art and music without having to deal with the politics of the conventional gallery.

Cinespia: Manhattan @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
This bittersweet comedy is Allen’s love letter to the City of New York. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ John Tripp spins before and after the screening.

Dragon Boat Festival
In addition to hosting one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, music and martial arts performances. Through Sun 7/30.

Fancy Rat & Mouse Show @ Orange County Fair
The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) promotes and encourages the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice for show and pets.

Harry and the Potters @ Central Library
The idea is that the Harry Potter from Year 7 and the Harry Potter from Year 4 started a rock band. And now, no one can stop the wizard rock.

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. Featuring Part Time Punks.

Pass the Pigs Tournament
We will have a massive party in Venice Beach for a tournament that features the fantastic dice game “Pass The Pigs”. The best part is…the winner of this grand tournament will not only take home the trophy of a lifetime – but also $1,000!!!

Sneaker Pimps
The world’s largest touring sneaker and street-based art show. Live music by Qbert and Lupe Fiasco.

Swap Meet @ Betalevel
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 History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art Book Tour @ Meltdown
Book signing and graf painting w/featured artists.

TUESDAY

You Wear it Well @ Cinespace
You Wear it Well is a traveling program of short films and videos that focus on fashion, style and /or beauty that we’ll screen in a proper theater (and of course, make a great party of it).

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