Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: September 8 – 14

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.


Greek Fest
Annual extravaganza of Greek food, music and culture hosted by Tom Hanks. Wait, Tom Hanks is Greek? Through Sun 9/10.

Picks Of The Harvest: Batch Three @ thinkspace
A collection of the art stars of tomorrow. With “Batch Three”, our latest installment in this ongoing exhibition series, we have thrown caution to the wind in an effort to pack our walls salon-style with over 300 works from 115 artists. Through Fri 10/6.

Spotlight on Andre Techine @ LACMA
With approximately 25 feature films to his credit over the past 30 years, Téchiné has developed a reputation for directing insightful and, as he has aged, adult-oriented dramas that in their shifting point of view and their episodic structure reflect life as it is lived not as it is seen in a movie. Win Tickets Through Sat 9/9.


The Apartment @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Both a clever romantic comedy and biting social critique, Wilder won best director and best screenplay Oscars for this masterpiece. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ John Tripp spins before and after the screening.

Carnival and Hoedown 3 @ Under the Bridge
Bands, Live KXLU Broadcast,Wiffle Ball Potty Toss, Dirty Darts, Inflatable Farm Animals, Insulting Caricatures, Drunk Duck Pond, Cactus Ring Toss, Sleazy Face Painting, Cowboy Hat Toss, Much More!

Coop: Brand Recognition @ sixspace
Continuing his exploration of re-appropriation, Coop expands on dissecting his own iconic imagery, popular culture, and art historical references with his new series of bold, sexy, and smart paintings. Through Sat 10/7.

Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture
This year’s theme Diwang Sumisikat: Spirit Rising, is a celebration of the vibrant Filipino spirit present in our artistic expression and culture. Through Sun 9/10.

Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village
The largest and oldest Oktoberfest in Southern California. Through Mon 10/30.

Pussycat Dolls Auditions
We are looking for young women from all different backgrounds to compete for a coveted spot as a new member of The Pussycat Dolls. We are looking for women with heart and great stories who want to express their raw talent, inner beauty and femininity.

Tiffany Bozic @ BLK/MRKT
Bay Area artist Tiffany Bozic will show new paintings, works on paper and a mixed-media sculptural installation which further her compelling and established representation of the magical nexus of spirit, nature, myth and art. Through Sat 10/21.


James Ellroy presents The Black Dahlia @ Skylight
Los Angeles, 1947: The mutilated body of a beautiful young woman — dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press — is found, spawning the greatest manhunt in California history.

Pagan Pride Day
Pagan Pride Day is a day for the Pagan community to gather, network, and celebrate their religion. It is also a day for the general public to learn about our practices, and so this event is open to the public.


Chris Elliott & Alan Zweibel @ Skirball
Don’t miss Elliott in conversation about the art of comedy writing with Alan Zweibel, award-winning writer for Saturday Night Live and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

James Ellroy @ Barnes and Noble
The Ellroy Black Dahlia tour continues in Santa Monica.


Chris Elliott @ Barnes and Noble
Chris Elliott presents The Shroud of the Thwacker.


One-Hour Illustrated New Yorker Cartoon Course @ Skirball
In a lively slide-illustrated talk, acclaimed cartoonist Bob Mankoff will show how a cartoon goes from a rough idea to a finished work in the magazine&mdashand how everyone has the ability to create cartoons by using the techniques Mankoff has developed over the last thirty years.

Writers Bloc: Nora Ephron with Lynda Obst
Nora Ephron, screenwriter of such classics as “Silkwood” and “When Harry Met Sally,” is also a journalist, essayist and novelist. She’ll chat with Lynda Obst, mega-producer and best-selling author of “Hello, He Lied, and Other Truths From the Hollywood Trenches.”

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