Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: August 18 – 24

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

Hammer Bash!
Celebrate the closing weekend of The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America and Pablo Picasso: Works on Paper from the Grunwald Center Collection at the Hammer Bash, a party with FREE Museum Admission, Extended Gallery Hours until 11pm, DJ Jeffrey Kushon, Cash Bar and Easy $3 parking below the Museum.

SATURDAY

Cinespia: The Searchers @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Gorgeous photography and the majestic setting of Monument Valley are the backdrop for the richest and most exciting story of the genre. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ Chris Curtis spins before and after the screening.

HoMosaic
LA’s first-ever queer music festival, featuring a stellar lineup of the hottest young queer rockers and hip-hop artists. The two-day extravaganza includes 4 bands each evening, a Courtyard bazaar and a DJ’d dance party! Through Sun 8/20.

Inside The Creole Mafia (MMM) @ Cal Plaza
Inside The Creole Mafia is a searingly powerful, funny look at racism and societal rifts of all types in the city of New Orleans. First presented in 1993, the performance has been re-worked with the addition of a poignant, thought-provoking post-Katrina nod. Mark Broyard and Roger Guenveur Smith co-wrote the piece, and they serve as on-stage accomplices in this inventive two-man staging.

Lesley Reppeteaux @ thinkspace
Lesley Reppeteaux will be on hand from 2-6PM this Saturday signing copies of her new comic “Screwtooth” along with her new graphic novel “Outlook: Grim”. Please know sketchbooks are also welcome, as Lesley is looking forward to doodling the afternoon away with you all.

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 Kaki King.

Parasitic Haze: The Burden of Consciousness @ Copro Nason
Sugary treats, dichotomous dreamlands, and the cute and corrupted all find their way into the brief calm before the rebellion featured in Kathie Olivas’ art exhibition, Parasitic Haze: The Burden of Consciousness. Through Sat 9/9.

Post-Deux @ GR2
Curated by artists Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, the show is slated to feature nearly 2,000 works by noted contributors for only $20. These pieces will be on standard-sized 3″ x 3″ Post-It notes. Through Wed 9/13.

SUNDAY

Public Fruit Jam @ Machine Project
The Fallen Fruit collective will conduct a Public Jam, in which they collaborate with the citizens of Los Angeles in a communal jam-making session.

Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament @ Arena
Email info@arenalounge.com with your name and phone number to enter.

MONDAY

Irvine Welsh @ Book Soup
Irvine Welsh presents and signs The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs

WEDNESDAY

64th World Science Fiction Convention
The Worldcon is the gathering of thousands of people with a shared interest in things fantastic. Movies. Books. Science. Space. Television. Games. Costumes. Art. Anime. Over the five jam-packed days and nights of the Worldcon, there will be over 600 program items, filled with information, fun, behind-the-scenes stories, and free-wheeling exchanges between the speakers and the audience. Through Sun 8/27.

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