Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: May 11-17

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.


Chris Nichols presents The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister
He gave Big Boys, the Rat Pack, and Hollywood royalty stylish places to swing. This leader of the Googie style of architecture designed some of the most iconic spaces in L.A. and Vegas: Bob’s Big Boy, Pig ’n Whistle, The Biltmore Bowl and The Sands. Wayne McAllister embraced the burgeoning car and celebrity cultures of the West and changed the landscape accordingly.

Smitten @ thinkspace
Featuring new works from Stella Im Hultberg, Audrey Kawasaki, KuKula, Brandi Milne and Amy Sol. Through Fri 6/1.

The Burning House @ New Image Art Gallery
Works by Faile, Swoon and David Ellis.

The Grand Forks Suite
A night of live music with Tom Brosseau and drawings by artist Gary Ward, two acclaimed artists who find inspiration in one another’s work.

The United States of Charles Phoenix
A retro slideshow comedy about mid-century Americana, cooking live on stage and more! Live Under the Stars at Hollywood’s historic John Anson Ford Amphitheater.


A Brief History Of Mine @ Fake Gallery
Steven Hawking’s one man show as imagined by Andrew Lasken. This all singin’ all dancin’ extravaganza promises to bring out the quadraplegic in all of us. Come for an exclusive sneak preview of a harrowing tale of a man who set out to solve the mysteries of the universe, and ended up learning a few things about himself along the way.

Kid n’ Play @ Lab 101 Gallery
New paintings and kid-friendly installation by Sam Flores. Through Wed 6/6.

Psychobotany @ Machine Project
Visitors will be able to participate in the classic science experiment where two identical tomato plants live or die based on our positive or negative thoughts. Presented by the Center for Tactical Magic, this telepathic struggle will be accompanied by a performance lecture exploring plants’ roles as purveyors of knowledge, from Moses’ consultation with a burning bush to the Pentagon’s recent development of “sentinel plants”. Through Sun 6/17.

Tiffany Liu, Jack Long, and Travis Louie @ Copro Nason Gallery
Tiffany Liu’s “It was All a Dream ” in gallery 1, Jack Long’s “Growing Home ” in gallery 2, and Travis Louie’s “Unusual Circumstances ” in gallery 3. Through Sat 6/2.


Carnival of Blood
A full-length theatrical experience piece that makes you a part of the show! Featuring the best in live music, the most exotic of burlesque beauties and appalling death-defying stunts ~ served to you in the twists and turns of a murder mystery!

Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter @ UCB Theatre
Jeff Garlin and his immensely talented guests inspire, entertain, and enthrall you with their comedic genius. With David Cross.


Miranda July @ Hammer Museum
Miranda reads to you from her new book, No One Belongs Here More Than You. 7 pm.


Fair Trade Los Angeles
Fair Trade LA is a fundraiser for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water resources in Africa. Featuring Monsters are Waiting. Installations by Mark van S., Norton Wisdom, and Fuevoz.

Rock n Roll Bingo
MC5 lead guitarist, Wayne Kramer, kicks out the jams at Rock ’n’ Roll Bingo on May 17th, from 6:30 to 10:30pm at Crane’s Hollywood Tavern.

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