Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: August 11 – 17

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.

Monday, August 14, 7:30 pm
LACMA Films Exclusive Preview: Factotum
Based on the novel by Los Angeles author Charles Bukowski and starring Matt Dillon as Bukowski’s fictional self Henry Chinaski, Factotum is the story of a writer who risks everything, tries anything, and finds poetry in life’s pleasure and pain. A man living on the edge, indifferent to society’s standards and immune to its derision, Chimanski quests booze and women to fuel his creativity. When he falls for barfly Jan (Lili Taylor), the relationship fails to save either from their self-destructive ways. With an exceptional psychological and physical performance by Dillon, and droll, deadpan direction from the young Norwegian director Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories) Factotum successfully captures the elusive voice of one of America’s most idiosyncratic writers. Q&A with Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor to follow the screening.

Contest entry has ended and winners have been notified. New giveaways to come shortly…


HollyShorts @ Cinespace
An annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. Through Sun 8/13.

Lopsided Soup @ thinkspace
Lesley and Myna express their fondness for one another’s work by creating a site-specific installation that merges their beautifully unique worlds together in a way that makes the rest of the exhibit flow like soup from a lopsided bowl. Through Sat 9/2.

Negative Space @ Orange County Museum of Art
Echoing the spirit of .ISM’s summer issue, which features alt-art legends Gary Baseman, Kris Lewis, Jonathan Levine, and Autumn de Wilde, NEGATIVE SPACE promises an unparalleled intimate encounter with the dynamic lifestyle and designs of Southern California’s most innovative fashion, music, and art contemporaries.


Cinespia: Psycho @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Please join us for the master s birthday celebration with one of his greatest films. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ Zach Cowie spins before and after the screening.

Flip Cup Tournament @ El Guapo
$40 to become a Registered Player which includes a T-Shirt, all you can drink game fluids and the chance at winning a trophy and being part of a championship team with whom you’ll walk together for the rest of your life which is really something no one can take away from you.

Make Magazine Party @ Machine Project
Launch party for the new issue of Make. Jed Berk will be there to talk about autonomous flocking behaviour in robotic blimps, Make editor and internet superstar Mark Frauenfelder will be there to introduce the new issue and chat with you about general makery.

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 Saul Williams.

SloMo Video Festival @ Hammer
SloMo Video Festival screens 100 one-minute slow-motion videos by 85 international filmmakers and video artists.

Tofu Festival
The festival will feature over 100 imaginative and delicious tofu dishes served by L.A.’s hottest restaurants. A Saturday night concert by Blackalicious and the popular Tofu Eating Contest all return to accompany the great soy selections. Through Sun 8/13.


Lucha Libre @ Van Nuys Elks Lodge
In the 2 of 3 Falls Main Event witness history in the making as Hurracan Ramirez Jr, Kendo II, and White Pork face off against Los Chivos and Acero Dorado.

USB Power Hacking 101 @ Machine Project
We will go over how to make a USB powered fan, and how to make a 9v battery powered usb charger. Then we’ll plug the USB fan into the USB charger and your head will explode. Along the way we’ll explore some basic laws of electricity and learn how to solder.


Factotum: Screening and Q&A @ LACMA
See this week’s giveaway, above


Rock-N-Roll Bingo @ Cranes Hollywood Tavern
LA Weekly presents a night of bingo. Win great prizes! Have Fun! Hosted by Dirty Preston. Featuring Franki Chan of IHeartcomix. Photos by Shadow Scene. All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Defense Fund & Big Brother Big Sister.

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