Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: September 15 – 21

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.


Art Crawl 9
Crawl the art galleries of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. Through Sun 9/17.

Banksy Presents Barely Legal @ Hunter St., Downtown
A warehouse full of mindless vandalism and pretty pictures. Hunter Street, Downtown Los Angeles. Fri-Sun, 12-8 pm. Through Sun 9/17.

Ghost Expeditions
Ghost Expeditions combines scientific equipment and methodologies with enhanced psi abilities and psychic development exercises…all within a validated, actively haunted property. Every Friday and Saturday night, beginning September 15, 2006 through the end of October. Through Sat 10/28.

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
The World’s largest lobster festival features discount Maine lobster meals. After feasting on our world famous lobster meals enjoy dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships and music. Through Sun 9/17.

Skateboard Silent Auction @ Moca Store Santa Monica
Bid on your favorite artist-designed ’80s skateboard decks. Featured artists include Gary Baseman, Skullphone, Mike Giant, Sage Vaughn, Prvtdncr, KofieOne, and more.

Space Invaders
A party dedicated to the showcasing of worldwide record collectors, producers and DJs specializing in all that is musically fanatical and fantastical while embracing the equally diverse enthusiast, curiosity seeker and fan that is present to listen, engage yet let loose, but most importantly to dance! Featuring Prefuse 73. RSVP neccesary for location info :: spaceRSVP@gmail.com


Ai Yamaguchi: E no e @ GR2
GR2 is pleased to present E no e (Pictures of Pictures), an exhibition of recent prints by the celebrated Japanese artist, Ai Yamaguchi. Through Wed 10/11.

Cinespia: California Split @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Altman’s hilarious tale about wisecracking free-spirit Elliot Gould and happy-go-lucky George Segal on a gambling spree is a rarely seen gem. Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this special screening below (and above) the stars. DJ Chris Curtis spins before and after the screening.

Fantasy Island Tours
Have you ever been on the oil drilling islands off the coast of Long Beach? The University Art Museum at CSULB is planning a special event that includes a tour of one of these islands in conjunction with the exhibition Fantasy Islands: Landscaping Long Beach’s Oil Platforms.

LA Wine Fest
The largest public wine tasting ever to hit Los Angeles Through Sun 9/17.

Mike Brodie @ M+B Gallery
M+B is pleased to present the debut exhibition of 21-year-old photographer Mike Brodie. The Pensacola, Florida native has documented his friends and companions while traveling along the American railways for the last three years. In true Kerouac fashion, his own “On the Road” serves as a photo narrative of those he meets and stays with along the way. Through Sat 10/14.

Neckface: The Night after Halloween @ New Image Art Gallery
Guests can interact with Neckface’s characters, presented as life-sized beings through the use of paper-mache and sculptural constructions, in a haunted house installation. A film created by Ty Evans will be shown as well; it features Neckface caught in the act of painting and a brief look at the street art of New York City in 2006. Through Sat 10/21.

No Point Takes Up Space @ Dangerous Curve
Ever wanted to live inside a video game? Now you can at Dangerous Curve, at Sky Burchard’s “No Point Takes Up Space” sculpture exhibit. Through Sat 10/21.

Rik Maki @ Meltdown
Book signing, demonstration, and sale of drawings by one of the most prolific and influential artists working in feature animated films today.

Shepard Fairey: Rise Above @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Beyond just a Black Flag reference, “Rise Above” is both an attempt to reveal and skewer abuses of power, governmental hypocrisy, and loss of civil liberties, as well as a call for people to rise above these problems. Through Sat 10/14.

The Car Plays @ Steve Allen Theater
See five 10-minute plays in five different cars. Choose from three simultaneous series. Stay four hours, see 20 plays!


Bulgarian Fair
Traditional Bulgarian cuisine, cold Bulgarian beer and Bulgarian entertainment.

King of the Beats @ Roxy
Live producer competition. Special guest performance by Raekwon. RSVP for entry.

Les Seules @ Gamestructure
COUNTER-STRIKE competition with internationally popular group of cutting-edge female gamers, Les Seules.


Writers Bloc: Michael Tolkin with Stephen Gaghan
“The Player,” a novel and screenplay by Michael Tolkin, is considered to be the ultimate cynical take on Hollywood. Stephen Gaghan, brilliant storyteller about our hyprocritical “war on drugs,” and ineffectual “war on terror” is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Traffic,” and was nominated for the Oscar for his recent film, “Syriana.”


Dennis Hopper screens Viridiana @ Skirball
Hopper has chosen to screen the Luis Bunuel classic Viridiana, a controversial work about a virtuous young nun and the uncle determined to corrupt her.

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