Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: September 29 – October 5
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 Rooms @ SCI-Arc
100 Rooms, composed entirely of recycled paper. In this installation, Los Angeles-based firm Daly, Genik Architects has drawn inspiration from ancient sites such as Catahoyuk, Ur and El Kahun, where stone and brick were first tooled into modular component materials to give shape to simple rooms that clustered into complex spatial arrays. Through Sun 10/29.
Cocktails in Historic Places @ Cognac Room
Join all your friends in the Art Deco Society of L.A. in the Cognac Room, a chic, sleek Deco lounge located just behind the Gallery Bar. Never heard of it, you say? That’s because it’s tucked out of the way, just behind the hotel’s central bar – and its Art Deco murals set the perfect ambience for this month’s gathering.
Collection of Cher @ Beverly Hilton
Featuring 700 lots including paintings, furniture and decorative works of art from her Italian Renaissance-style residence in Malibu, CA as well as jewelry, stage-worn Bob Mackie costumes and memorabilia spanning her career Through Mon 10/2.
Eager Believer @ The Orphanage
Group exhibition featuring the work of Devandra Banhart (also DJing the event), Diane Barcelowsky, Arthur Bates, Arrington De Dionyso, Rob Doran, Neil Michael Hagarty, Maya Miller, Jean Nagai and Nabob Shineywater. Friday, September 29th, 7-9 PM. Orphanage Art Gallery. 1903 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake.
Edible Estates @ Machine Project
Edible Estates is a practical food producing initiative, a place-responsive landscape design proposal, a scientific horticultural experiment, a conceptual land-art project, a defiant political statement, a community out-reach program and an act of radical gardening. Through Sun 10/29.
Spooky House 17
L.A.’s biggest and scariest haunted house theme park. Through Tue 10/31.
Which Side Are You On? @ Betalevel
Three multimedia diatribes about this angry, beautiful, and slowly warming world. PowerPoint, tangible electronics, performative lecture, next-gen positive vibrational dome music, dancing, and a maddeningly bright ramping halogen lamp will be employed to convince you to give up on darkness and step into the light.
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Show @ Woodcrest Community Center
The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) was founded in 1983 to promote and encourage the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice, to educate the public on their positive qualities as companion animals, and to provide information on their proper care.
All Photography Show @ Create:Fixate
One-night only art exhibit, complete with a diverse one-of-a-kind musical soundtrack. The evening begins with a free preview of the exhibit from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
Autumn Lights’06 is a multi-media and light art exhibition set against the backdrop of the Eli and Edythe Broad Plaza at the Caltrans Building. A group exhibit, Autumn Lights showcases digital projections, light box/backlight installations, performance painting, and 3D light sculptures by Los Angeles based artists accompanied by live music.
Blessing of the Animals
The Interfaith Blessing of the Animals is free to the public and their pets. Seniors, families, singles, and children, are encouraged to bring their dogs, cats, birds, lizards, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, fish, toroises and turtles and other well-behaved pets.
Cannibal Flower Group Show
Featured Artist: THE SIX (paintings). w/Josh Taylor, Josh Clay, Daniel Fleres, Downtimer, Blinky, Zoso. Beats curated by Mr.NumberOnederful / DJ Patrick Ico.
Dawn of the Dead @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Hailed by theorists for its social insight and beloved by horror fans, Dawn is truly a unique vision which resonates to this day. DJs Zach Cowie and John Wyatt.
Get Your Pullip On @ Ghettogloss
On September 30 a new Pullip will arrive from Japan, directly from L.A.X. nonstop to Ghettogloss. Her name of is Purezza. The Valley of the Dolls and Ghettogloss will be hosting a hot-dog n’ cupcake reception for Purezza. Featuring live 16 mm projections of home movies on the Ghettogloss building, dj’s spinningbeats, a Pullip raffle and a live puppet show performance by the Cinnamon Roll Gang.
Life Can Be So Car-Free @ L.A. State Historic Park
A night of film, live music, interpretive walks, rides and fun celebrating and demonstrating Car-Free transportation choices. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and a friend and watch the sun go down behind the Los Angeles skyline.
Retrotopia @ Arena Interactive Lounge
A celebration of videogames from retro to new with musical guests Mega Man tribute band The Megas.
Silver Lake Modernism – Then and Now
This year’s event will showcase the work of vintage Modernist masters and a new generation of architects that have embraced the aesthetics of the Modernist movement.
Smokin J’s @ Lab 101
Group show. Opening reception September 30, 7-10 pm. Through Sat 10/28.
Square Waves for Beginners @ Machine Project
A hands on workshop on building your very own square wave generating audio device.
The Ridiculatron 2000 and other Disrupted Devices @ Acorn Gallery
Featuring photos of the wacky world of circuit bending, Jeff Boynton’s instruments with technical notes and sketches, hands-on activities, and 2 performances. Through Fri 10/27.
Twenty museums – presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science – will open their doors wide and invite visitors free of charge for the second annual ’Museums Free-For-All’.
The Glorius Mustache Challenge @ Cinespace
A look at one of pop culture’s bygone trends and a tribute to the young men risking shame and ridicule to bring it back.
Bob Newhart @ Vroman’s
Newhart, one of America’s most loved comedians, invites you to share his most personal moments.
Andy Summers @ Book Soup
Andy Summers presents and signs One Train Later: A Memoir.
Festival of emerging film, music and art held at the La Brea Tar Pits and the surrounding Museum Row in the historic Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles. Through Sun 10/8.