Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: December 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.


Crispen Glover Presents ’What Is It’ and More @ Egyptian Theatre
Special evening with Crispen Glover. Preceding ’What Is It’ will be an hour-long live dramatic presentation of his “Big Slide Show” which features illustration and commentary from eight of his books. Following the film screenings he will appear for Q&A at all shows. Through Sun 12/10.

Girls and Corpses Calendar Signing @ Hyaena Gallery
Meet the Girls…Meat the Corpses!

Naughty or Nice @ thinkspace
Holiday group show featuring new works from 16 of the movement’s hottest young artists, including a large-scale installation from Jaime “Germs” Zacarias in our front gallery. Through Sat 12/23.


2nd Annual Craftmas Bizarre @ Sugarbutterbex
Buy good gifts and give good gifts from 12 artisans and crafters (everything is Handmade in Los Angeles) and there will be some great performances by the Hilarious Michael Raynor, Steve Silverman’s Holiday Slide Show.

Alive in Los Angeles
Create:Fixate celebrates its five-year anniversary with a themed event entitled “Alive in Los Angeles.” Besides the plethora of visual art from over 30 participants, each artist will create a unique piece expressing the evening’s theme.

Copro/Nason 15-Year Anniversary @ Copro Nason Gallery
Group art exhibition and premeire book release. Through Sat 1/20.

David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE Screening w/ Q&A
An Evening with David Lynch and Laura Dern. Special Preview Screening. LACMA Bing Theater. 7:00 pm.

We’ll be expanding our Li’l Craft Fair That Could so we can offer Angelenos an extra-large amount of holiday fun. We’ll be hosting over 70 vendors from SoCal and beyond who’ll show off their latest and greatest D.I.Y. wares for your handmade-shopping pleasure!

Irregular Tequila Tasting
An adult-beverage infotainment recently hailed by Florida Sheriff Ken Mascara as “one of the few fiestas that examines the baffling combination of smugness, self-abnegation, ceremonial deference and status anxiety that characterizes middle-class Gex-X parenting.”

Microcosm/Megacosm @ Junc Gallery
New work by Sean Cassidy and Zachary Rossman. Special release party for Exit Strategy Magazine at the reception!

Phyllis Diller @ Borders Westwood
Comedic icon and original leading lady of humor Phyllis Diller makes a rare appearance to meet with fans to sign her new DVD.

The Santaland Diaries @ Renberg Theater
David Sedaris once spent a nightmarish Christmas season working as an elf at Macy’s “Santaland” in New York. Bad as it was, the experience did provide the material for a hilarious short story, The Santaland Diaries. Through Sun 12/10.

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris @ The Renberg Theatre

The World, Explained
McSweeney’s presents a benefit event with readings, comedy, music, and extreme powerpoint presentations.

Uglycon @ GR2
Uglycon will feature an art show including Uglydoll-inspired paintings, Uglydoll prints, and handmade, one-of-a-kind Uglydolls. Through Wed 1/17.


Dave Eggers @ Hammer Museum
Dave Eggers reads from What is the What, his recent novel about a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan.

ING presents the origins of the rainbow – Yellow @ Machine Project
Through eight monthly installments, ing will reveal the origins the rainbow through an original creation myth. All color coded guests will recieve a special prize that will be used during the eigth show.


Clash of the Tetris @ El Cid
Val & Kulap host the last Garage Comedy show of the year. Ryan Flynn is featured. There’s a holiday after party and you can play Tetris all night long.


LA Phil Free Neighborhood Concert
A free Neighborhood Concert at the Robert Frost Auditorium on Tuesday, December 12 at 8pm. Members of the LA Phil will be conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate and joined by a soprano soloist Hanan Alattar.

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