Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: July 6 – July 12

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.




Twenty years ago, the people of Los Angeles helped launch Cirque du Soleil worldwide. Come join Cirque du Soleil under the Blue and Yellow Grand Chapiteau and celebrate the magic of twenty years with Corteo – opening at The Forum on Thursday, August 23rd and Orange County Fairgrounds on Thursday, November 8th. Tickets on sale now. Visit www.20angels.com.



2007 Interstellar Expo
An international exhibition of street art, sneakers, and toys. Interstellar is expected to draw in thousands of creative trend setters from around the world. Through Sun 7/8.

Daniel Peacock: Sweet Spot @ La Luz de Jesus
One canvas at a time, Daniel Peacock creates a universe founded solely on the logic of visual delight. His paintings surprise, amuse, occasionally frighten, and always illuminate unmapped areas of a invisible world we can’t help but recognize as our own. Through Sun 7/29.

Enchanted Tiki & Luau Weekend
Film screenings include the LA premiere of THE SOPHISTICATED MISFIT, a documentary about the artist Shag — luau includes hula dancing, dinner & great tiki merch. Through Sun 7/8.


Amanda Palmer & Henry Rollins @ Hammer Museum
Amanda Palmer is the singer/songwriter/pianist for The Dresden Dolls, a Boston keyboard/drum duo famous around the globe for straddling the line between Weimar Cabaret and Punk. Originally known as the vocalist for legendary band Black Flag, Henry Rollins has become a modern day Renaissance man touring the world performing with his own Rollins Band, as an engaging public speaker, and on behalf of the USO.

Life Size @ Scion Space
Opening Reception. Audio by: DJ Pubes Free Valet Parking. Featuring: Esao Andrews, Grant Barnhart, FEEDtank, R. Grimes, Ronald Kurniawan, LEBO, Francesco LoCastro, Roy Miranda, Manny Prieres, Christopher Ryniak, Josh Slater, Nathan Spoor, Jen Stark. 7-10 pm. 3521 Helms, Culver City.

Marion Lane: Chasing the Rabbit @ BLK/MRKT
Please join us for a special showing of all new works by Los Angeles based artist Marion Lane in her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Through Sat 7/28.

Night Vision @ MOCA
REDCAT, Disney Hall, Grand Performances and MOCA after dark, Saturdays, 6-12 am, thru Aug. 11. The Grey Kid DJs and Roses and Petrol screens on 7/7/07.

Panthaland 777
77+ Graff writers from around the world, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Bahamadia, Egyptian Lover. All artwork will be up for sale so come early for the best picks!

Teresa Strasser @ OSH
Come out to see Teresa Strasser from the Adam Carolla Show (apparently still on the air) question the direction of her career with this personal appearance at the reopening of West LA’s favorite home improvement center. Laker Girls will be there too. Sounds like fun. 2020 S. Bundy Dr, 90025.

UFO Battle Over Los Angeles, and other things Jason Brown knows about: A Talk @ Machine Project
Flying donuts kill dog with nuclear slag! Millions witness UFO assult on Los Angeles – cows die in crossfire! Venusians and contactees party together on the grave of a German miner! Scientology spawned in a sordid bohemian love nest! Antichrist blown to bits! Steampunk airships from the future confuse thousands in Texas and Missouri!


Broker’s Open House @ 4228 Gateway Ave, 90029
Hot Listing! Charming Spanish 4-plex. Great location in close proximity to Sunset Junction, Los Feliz and Childrens Hospital. City records show 4 units, an additional bonus unit is rented for $700.00/month. Asking $899,000. 10 am – 2 pm.


Gabe Kaplan @ Borders Westwood
Gabe Kaplan talks about the glorious mustachioed days of Welcome Back, Kotter and memories of Travolta before he was a Scientologist. 7 pm. 1360 Westwood Blvd.

Zorro In Hell @ Ricardo Montalban Theatre
Set in simpler times when our Gringo Amigos terrorized whom ever they pleased as they struggled with Mexican Immigration, Hispanic Girlie Mans, Indian Casinos and a foreign born governor with a thick Austrian accent! Culture Clash rips Zorro from the pages of pulp fiction to take on Hollywood Through Sun 8/19.


Outfest 2007
The oldest continuous film festival in Los Angeles, Outfest 2007, features 235 films and videos from 26 countries in 9 different venues over 12 days. The festival boasts 116 separate public programs – 6 galas, 70 features, 12 short film programs, 14 panels and special events, 12 Platinum Section programs and a 2 day music festival. July 12-23 at several venues; see website. Through Mon 7/23.