Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: August 31 - September 6

Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: August 31 – September 6

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Do Do Love @ Open Fist Theater

The critically acclaimed “Do Do Love “ – a dramatic comedy that the Times calls “a surprisingly sweet testament to the redemptive qualities of love.” It “revolves around Diana, a reclusive 30-something living alone on disability. Diana’s life is made up of her off-the-wall Dutch landlord, a sexy handyman, and her horny sister who leaves her husband and comes to stay with her. An appearance is also made by Diana’s childhood crush, Steve Perry of the rock group Journey, who comes to croon her and save her. Through humor, Richardson’s play addresses the universal struggle to get unstuck from the past and do love.” Closing Night of a held-over run. 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. 8 pm.


An Industrial Evolution and Other Short Stories by Jonathan Edelhuber @ Carmichael Gallery

A Collection Of Paintings By Jonathan Edelhuber. Jonathan Edelhuber is 22 years old–born, raised, and currently living in Searcy, Arkansas. As a child, he discovered his passion for drawing and constantly searched for new ways to create art. Jonathan draws his inspiration in large part from his hometown and childhood. Experiences both there and abroad – reading picture books as a little boy with his parents, observing the ominous smoke from the factory near his home fast polluting the skies of Searcy, and studying the history of America and the current state of our society. He relishes rainy days and quiet late nights, packed away in the back of his studio with a hot cup of coffee and his paints. Opening night reception. 7-11 pm. 1257 N. La Brea.


BOB BAKER: THIS IS YOUR LIFE! @ Bob Baker Marionette Theatre

1970s vintage dancing felt guitars playing themselves take center stage at a puppet show extravaganza this labor day weekend at the “Fantasyland” of Downtown Los Angeles, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater – a landmark since 1961. Metallic Martians from outer space, glow-in-the-dark dancing skeletons and fez wearing monkeys along with dozens of other vintage handmade Bob Baker puppets appear in a wide variety of amazing musical/comedy acts from every decade since the 1930s. Last show. Sunday, 2 pm matinée. Also Friday & Saturday at 8 pm. 1345 W. 1st St.

CAAM/STAX Block Party @ California African American Museum

CAAM celebrates the 35th anniversary of the legendary concert Wattstax and the 50th anniversary of Stax Records. The day will feature music from the 70’s and Stax recordings old and new, live performances from Sovory bringing you “California Soul” and N’Dambi sharing new music from an upcoming album and special covers from Stax Records, great give-aways from Stax, roller skating fun for all and a competition for those with old school skills. 11 am-5 pm. 600 State Dr.


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Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion @ Hammer Museum

Arguably one of the most influential video works of the late 20th century, Rock My Religion (1982-84), examines the similarities between religion and rock music. Beginning with the Shakers, a religious community known for their impassioned shaking and ecstatic ritual dancing, Graham illustrates the parallels between religious practices and the development of rock music as a religion in its own right. Graham focuses on pioneering poet and singer Patti Smith, Punk Rock’s poet laureate whose first album opened with the line “Jesus died for somebody’s sins … but not mine.” Using found footage, text and sounds, this compelling video reflects upon a specific moment in American culture which still resonates today.
Original Music by Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth. Through Sept. 23.

Nikki Sixx @ Borders Westwood

Motley Crue’s bassist presents his critically acclaimed bildungsroman, The Heroin Diaries. Unfortunately, the appearance will only be a signing and the Q&A on just exactly how fucked up he was in the heyday of The Crue will have to wait for another day. Books, records and breasts will be signed. 7:30 pm. 1360 Westwood Blvd.

Diavolo Dances Salonen @ Hollywood Bowl

L.A.’s cutting-edge, dynamic Diavolo dance company joins the Philharmonic and Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen for the world premiere of Jacques Heim’s choreography to Salonen’s electrifying imaginary scene de ballet, Foreign If Bodies. If you aren’t a big classical/orchestral music type, Esa-Pekka’s own original stuff is fairly accessible and fun. $1 bench seats are sold out but $6 section is looks wide open.


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The Great Picture @ Art Center of Design

This mammoth photograph is three stories high by eleven stories long and provides a panoramic view of a portion of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro that is destined to become the heart of the Orange County Great Park. This record setting project qualifies for two categories in the Guinness Book of World Records: the world’s largest photograph and the world’s largest camera. The Great Picture was produced on-site in a former airplane hangar converted over a two month period by the six photographic artists of The Legacy Project into the world’s largest camera. Support from hundreds of individuals, businesses, and sponsors made the project possible. South Campus Wind Tunnel, 950 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Opening Reception. Thursday, 6-9 pm.