Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: April 27-May 3

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.


Dirty Found
Underground Magazine FOUND brings a multi media evening of the naughtiest found art from around the globe.

Not For Tourists Party
Come help Not For Tourists celebrate their 2007 Los Angeles Guide! Hundreds of LA residents will come together this year at Footsie’s, Friday, April 27, 6-9pm (no cover charge/open to public) to officially toast the latest version of the guidebook and the City of Angels as locals (not tourists) know it. Oh, and by the way… THIS PARTY IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Now you have to go. Be among the first couple hundred to arrive and receive a free 2007 Los Angeles Guide & a free can of PBR. Nice!!

The Origins of the Rainbow: Violet @ Machine Project
Through eight monthly installments, ing will reveal the origins the rainbow through an original creation myth. We respectfully request that viewers wear the specific color of the month. All color coded guests will receive a special prize that will be used during the eighth show.


Caroline on Crack Wine Bar Bus Tour
Caroline on Crack has collaborated with L.A. Barhopper Mystery Bus Tour for this special wine bar bus tour. Hop aboard as they stop at four or five great wine bars in our city. Which ones are a mystery but you’ll enjoy them (hint: Eastsiiide). You’ll stop at each bar for about 45 minutes to an hour, enough time to enjoy a glass and take in the atmosphere.

Dan Madigan discusses and signs Mondo Lucha a Go-Go
Dan Madigan traces the history and influence, and profiles some of the biggest celebrity Lucha Libre wrestlers at Under the Bridge. This book is the ultimate guide for die-hard fans and the merely curious alike.

Deth P. Sun @ GR2
GR2 presents Deth P. Sun’s Crowd of Drifters. Opening reception April 28 6:30 – 10. Through Wed 5/16.

Erasmus @ Machine Project
A musical about the life of Erasmus Darwin. Best known as the grandfather of Charles Darwin, Erasmus was a doctor, scientist, and poet. The piece was created by and will be performed by The Tumblers.

Festival of Books
The 12th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the country’s largest celebration of the written word. For one weekend in April, people who love books will gather with people who love to write, publish and sell books. And, there’s nothing like it anywhere. Through Sun 4/29.

Gimme Shelter @ thinkspace
Special one week only benefit event for the National Coalition For The Homeless featuring over 300 artists from across the world creating original works of art on pieces of cardboard. Through Fri 5/4.

Modernism in Silverlake
The iconic Modernist residences of Silver Lake are the focus of a month-long exhibition of new paintings by artist David Jonason at Ghettogloss gallery. Jonason’s exhibition, “Modernism in Silver Lake,” will feature his latest works, which celebrate the mid-century architectural designs of Modernist masters including Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, and Gregory Ain. Through Mon 5/28.

Naked Babies @ UCB Theatre
John Ross Bowie, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris and Rob Corddry reunite on the UCBTLA stage for a fast paced and hilarious evening of improv comedy.

War on Terror the Boardgame, the Tournament! @ Meltdown
First came the revolutionary geo-political satire in boardgame form, War on Terror The Boardgame… now comes War on Terror the Boardgame, the Tournament! Where else can you use WMDs, Suicide Bombers, Weapons Inspectors and Nuclear Bombs on your erstwhile allies and opposing empires, fighting and funding terrorism (often simultaneously) and take advantage of all the benefits that come with being decidedly EVIL, all in the socially redeeming atmosphere that a tournament offers? Through Sun 4/29.


Kids in the Hall
Original members Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson perform at the Steve Allen Theater. Through Sun 5/6.

Silver Lake Film Festival
18 feature films – 9 documentaries and 9 narratives – will compete for honors during the 7th annual festival. MusicFest programming will include live musical performances by the Circle Jerks, Dengue Fever, Sea Wolf, Little Ones, 400 Blows, The Bird and The Bee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and Dios Malos. Through Sat 5/12.

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