Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: August 5 – 10

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.

Win passes to see a screening of either Aparajito (Friday 8/12) or The World of Apu (Saturday 8/14), parts 2 and 3 of The Apu Trilogy, at LACMA.

The great, sad, gentle sweep of The Apu Trilogy remains in the mind of the moviegoer as a promise of what film can be. –Roger Ebert

Send an e-mail with your full name and which night’s film you want to see to contest@losanjealous.com and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a pair of passes.


L.A. Gay Rodeo
Sure to be the gayest L.A. rodeo to date. Through Sun 8/6.

Mark Gleason, Danny Heller, Matthew Price, Yosuke Ueno, Christopher Umana, & Martin Wittfooth @ La Luz de Jesus
Artists’ reception: Friday, August 4, 2006 ~ 8:00-11:00 pm Through Sun 8/27.

Moog @ Cal Plaza
Moog magician Arlan Schierbaum and dream-funk percussionist Marcus Joseph create a very special and inventive program to honor Robert Moog’s iconic electronic marvels.


Cinespia: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
When Pee Wee’s prize possession is ruthlessly stolen, he embarks on a cross country journey, encountering some of the strangest and funniest cast of characters. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ Jun spins before and after the screening.

Dance Camera West: New Visions for Dance @ Cal Plaza
Join us as Dance Camera West celebrates five years of bringing extraordinary dance films from around the world to Los Angeles with a program that highlights some of their favorites.

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 Myles Hendrik.

Tiki Invasion
Ten bands including The Muffs and The 88, a Hot Rod and Classic Car show, three vintage cult classic movies, guest emcees King Kukulele and the mysterious jet-setting Johnny Nitro, a burlesque review, a bikini car wash, an attempt to break the world ukelele record and it’s BYOB.


Ambient Haircut @ Betalevel
Student hairstylists from a Top Notch Salon collaborate with a team of live ambient musicians to work on your head, inside and out. Admission and haircuts are free. But you really should tip your stylist.

Pasadena Confidential Crime Bus Tour
1947project’s five-hour luxury coach tour offers surprising insights into the often weird and horrible history of the Crown City, from the infamous to the forgotten.

Strange Fruit @ Cal Plaza
Strange Fruit masterfully combines history, biography, and jazz music. The film traces the genesis of the now–famous, haunting lyrics sung by jazz giant Billie Holiday.


Les Claypool presents South of the Pumphouse and Artificial Light @ Skylight Books
“South of the Pumphouse” is sure to be a cult phenomenon, doing for books what Donnie Darko and the Coen brothers did for film: bringing disquiet back to the forefront of popular writing. Les Claypool established himself as the most original rock bassist in the 1990s, as frontman for the hit band Primus.


Location, Location, Location! @ Vidiots
Movie critic and historian Harry Medved discusses his new book, “Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoers Guide to Exploring Southern California’s Great Outdoors”. Medved’s latest is described as “the first comprehensive book to showcase Hollywood’s love affair with Southern California landscapes”.

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