Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: October 13 – 19

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.

Louise LACMA’S Centenary Tribute to Louise Brooks starts this weekend. Pandora’s Box, A Girl In Every Port, Diary of a Lost Girl and Miss Europe will screen with live musical accompanyment over the next two weekends.

This contest has ended. Ticket purchase info available at lacma.org.


ArtNight Pasadena
Fourteen cultural institutions will open their doors for free during ArtNight Pasadena, offering the public a rich sampling of quality art, artifacts and music.

Crazy AL Retrospective Show @ La Luz de Jesus
Featuring Crazy AL’s appearance in the first major Tiki Art show of Oct. ’96: “21st Century Tiki.”

Dirge X Daily @ Meltdown
First art show in over a decade. Drawings and maybe a painting or something. Through Fri 11/3.

Friday the 13th Event @ Dapper Cadaver
Experience a relentless onslaught of evil electro, B-movie burlesque and graphic gore at the Friday the 13th event at Dapper Cadaver. BYOB.

Fright Night @ CIA
Featuring The Screaming Skull (1958), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Girls and Corpses Magazine Premiere Party plus the Fright Night raffle, where you could WIN A DEAD BODY!

Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios
For the first time ever, step onto the famous Universal Studios backlot at night and come face-to-face with unimaginable horrors. Through Tue 10/31.

No Sequel to the Sadness @ Orphanage Gallery
Works inspired by “People of Paper,” a McSweeney’s novel by Salvador Plascencia. Reception on October 28th from 6-8 pm. Through Mon 10/30.

Seaside Highland Games @ Seaside Park
Down the centuries, the men of Scottish villages gathered once a year and passed the day exercising their strength in athletic competition, playing the bagpipes and performing traditional dances. The Seaside Highland Games keeps that tradition alive. Through Sun 10/15.

Subterfuge @ thinkspace
Featuring new work, collaboration and an installation from Nathan Spoor, Kevin Peterson and Francesco LoCastro. Through Fri 11/3.


Director’s Commentary Live: Nightmare on Elm Street @ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
You’ll kick yourself if you miss one hour of live commentary from your favorite movies by the cast and crew that made them.

Haircuts by Children
A whimsical performance that engages with the enfranchisement of children and trust in the younger generation, and invites contemplation of a very simple image: a child cutting an adult’s hair. Through Sun 10/15.

L.A. Derby Dolls: Fight Crew vs. Sirens @ Little Tokyo Shopping Center
With the red scare facing off against the long arm of the law, it seems as if this cold war may just end with a full-on, nuclear-style big BANG!

LA Decompression
The event features theme camps, art cars, fire sculpture, art installations, paintings and photographic exhibits; as well as 7 stages presenting: visual performers, spoken word poetry, fire troupes, live bands, DJs, performance art, aerialists, and VJs.

Money is War / Paradise Lost @ Subliminal Projects
Artists: Artemio Rodriguez and Dave Lefner. Opening reception October 14 8-11. Through Sat 11/11.

Teams of two set out on an exciting day-long adventure around greater Los Angeles, making their way to locations both famous and little-known, while solving clues that lead them to their next destinations.

The Imaginary Wasteland @ Richard Heller Gallery
An exhibition of small scale sculptural work by artist Jeremy Mora. Through Sat 11/11.

West Los Angeles Home Tour
Come discover (or be reminded) why Los Angeles has long been considered one of the country’s seminal cities for residential architecture.


LA-Lit 1 Year Anniversary Show @ Betalevel
LA-Lit celebrates it’s one year anniversary with a discussion of the experimental literary scene in Los Angeles. Previous guests on the show will participate in a panel discussion from 3pm-5pm, then give readings beginning at 7pm.

Writers Bloc: Harry Shearer and Steve Martin @ Temple Emanuel
Harry’s new book is his first novel, called “Not Enough Indians.” Harry’s radio program, “Le Show,” is the best thing on the radio. He’s a regular on “The Simpsons” as well, but he’s really known and appreciated internationally for his continued presence at Writers Bloc. Steve Martin’s credits are far too numerous to mention.


Re-Animation: An Evening with Lewis Klahr @ REDCAT
Independent filmmaker Lewis Klahr works with cutout animation because of his love for materials that give him access to memory and history, and the kinetic interspace they create between the personal and the cultural.


Doug Benson’s I Love Movies @ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
The host of THE BENSON INTERRUPTION branches out into a live bi-monthly podcast about his favorite subject – movies! With Paget Brewster and Bob Odenkirk.

Writers Bloc: An Evening of Political Satire @ Fine Arts Theatre
Scott Dikkers, editor of “The Onion”, and satirist Peter Hilleren meet with Kevin Nealon to discuss their book, “Destined For Destiny: The Unauthorized Autobiography of George W. Bush.”


In Their Own Words @ Skirball Cultural Center
Join a stellar line-up of readers, including Fred Willard and Laraine Newman, bringing life to the he-said/she-said memoirs of ex-spouses Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson, and Bruce Vilanch, tearing through passages penned by Star Jones.

Mortified LA @ King King
Witness everyday people sharing their most shame-inducing childhood artifacts in front of total strangers.

Rock-N-Roll Bingo @ Cranes Hollywood Tavern
LA Weekly presents a night of bingo. Win great prizes! Have Fun! Hosted by Kennedy from Kennedy and Joel Morales from Dios Malos. All proceeds benefit TreePeople.

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