Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: April 20 – 26
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.
Mark Mann: Last Resort @ Taylor De Cordoba
Basing his images on Wish You Were Here postcards from the 1960s, Mann digitally alters the source material to create images that are at once creepy and familiar. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday April 21 from 6 – 9PM. Through Sat 5/19.
3rd Annual Cutthroats of Corona
The Fair will cover the time period from 1660 to 1720. This includes Buccaneers and the Golden Age of Pirates. There will be hundreds of costumed Pirates who have docked at “Port Corona” for a weekend of revelry. There will be three stages of Pirate entertainment, cannon demonstrations, pirate grub and grog, treasure hunts, mock wife auctions, and plenty of pirate booty to purchase. Through Sun 4/29.
Andy Jenkins @ GR2
Giant Robot is proud to celebrate the release of the Lettus Bee vinyl figure by San Pedro-based artist, illustrator, designer, writer, and independent publisher Andy Jenkins. The piece faithfully brings to three dimensions a character from the Wrench Pilot comic strip that Jenkins and Mel Blend created for TransWorld Skateboarding in the early ’90s, and was made in a strictly limited edition of 500. Through Wed 4/25.
See LA’s finest artists in their studios. A twice annual open studio weekend at the world’s largest art colony. Over 100 artists, free admission, free parking, great food. Through Sun 4/22.
Create:Fixate: Down to Earth
Create:Fixate explores topics of global warming and how we can live more eco-friendly lives. Many non-profit environmental groups and Green companies will be joining in the festivities to help educate patrons on how they can make a difference. Besides the plethora of visual art from over 30 participants, each artist will create a unique piece expressing the evening’s theme. The one-night only art exhibit, complete with a diverse one-of-a-kind musical soundtrack, will take place at its new Hollywood location at 1535 Ivar Ave.
Found @ Cactus Gallery
An art show of recycled objects. 50 artists transform objects discarded as waste and save them from becoming landfill. Artists reception Saturday, April 21. Through Thu 5/10.
gem will present the work of over 100 of LA’s most exciting emerging artists. All work will be accessibly priced from $100 to $1000. As an added bonus, each purchase will enter you into a drawing to win one of 3 works of art from nationally renowned artists. Hors d’ouvres, desserts and cocktails will be served.
I Pity the April Fool – Babydoll Brawl
Come see our newest, freshest skaters battle it out. It’s the Mean Machines vs. The Mr. T-Stops. Food, Booze, Music, and Vendors!
Off the Wall 3
To celebrate Earth Day, Eco-Logical Art gallery will host Off the Wall 3, a unique, indoor and outdoor, fine art exhibition in which discarded billboards are transformed into spectacular works of art. For the first time ever, original artwork will also be created on actual 14’ by 48’ recycled billboards located around Los Angeles for the run of the gallery show which will premiere on Earth Day Eve, April 21st, at 6 p.m.
Stop Mo Expo
A daylong calibration of this most magical form of animated filmmaking. Stop Motion Greats, Special Guests, Panels, Vendors, Screenings of rare Stop Motion films and an all day Stop Motion animation jam.
The Go Game: Lumberjacks vs. Astronauts Smack-Down
Griffith Park. Home to LA’s largest collection of trees and the country’s finest observatory. Since the dawn of time it has also been the epicenter of a raging war between two peoples: Lumberjacks and Astronauts. A war that has recently flared up again. Now, there’s only one way to settle this blood-feud: with a cell-phone scavenger hunt!
Visual Urban Abstracts: Views From A Cell @ Drkrm.
Thousands of people walk the city sidewalks and alleys of Los Angeles on a daily basis. Hurriedly, they race to work, to the bus stop, to the theatre, to shop… and it’s real possible along the way they are missing a world of astounding beauty, complexity and dimension. The eye and lens of Patrice Elmi has caught and transformed the ordinary reality around us into an extraordinary journey of color, shape, composition and texture…an exciting, visual odyssey through urban streets as if seen for the first time. Through Sat 5/19.
Mass Hysteria Scares and the Mad Gasser of Mattoon
Please join us for coffee and conversation with special guest Bob Ladendorf at this month’s Cafe Inquiry. Ladendorf, a skeptic and freelance writer, will open the discussion with a brief talk about modern mass hysteria and chemical weapon attack scares through the prism of a historical episode in Illinois during WWII.
The Science of Sake
Help the Little Tokyo Service Center honor Chef Morimoto at a unique sake tasting event. Tickets to “The Science of Sake” include over 50 brands and types of sake, hors d’oeuvres provided by some of LA’s top restaurants, silent auction and access to the California Science Center exhibits including the limited engagement Star Wars Exhibit: Where Science Meets Imagination.