Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: Sept. 14-20

losanjealous benevolent societyThe Losanjealous Benevolent Society assembles for you a weekly list of happenings and events in Los Angeles.

If you are putting on or know of an event you would like us to include, feel free to leave the info below or e-mail it to tips@losanjealous.com.


Riot on Sunset Strip Weekend @ Egyptian Theater

Domenic Priore returns with his new bestseller Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock ’n Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood, to host a Weekend devoted to psychedelic grooviness featuring a new 35mm print of the drive-in classic Riot On Sunset Strip, as well as pop culture “freak-outs” The Trip, The Love-Ins and The Cool Ones (with songs by the late Lee Hazelwood), and rare flower power documentaries, You Are What You Eat and Mondo Hollywood. After Saturday’s matinee, psychedelic shopping and music by garage band The Loons in the Courtyard.

LOBSTERFEST @ Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is the World’s Largest Lobster Festival and is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and features San Pedro Fish Market’s amazing World’s Largest Lobster Cooker. Breathern of the Coast On Saturday at noon the LobsterDogâ„¢ Pet Parade takes place in front of the main stage where dozens of dogs are dress up to honor Bob the LobsterDogâ„¢ . Pirate immitators will come ashore looking for the lost treasure when the clock strikes 2 in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Ron’s favorite band Scissors for Lefty performs on Saturday night, opening for Fandango’s tribute to ZZ Top. Should be fun for all. Except the lobsters. But it’s their own fault for being so dang delicious! Fri 5-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-7pm.


Living Legends @ Writer’s Guild

Day long event of written by three living screenwriting legends: Fay Kanin, Irving Brecher and Millard Kaufman. Kaufman is the author of the new McSweeneys book, Bowl of Cherries. An interview with the writer and Q & A will follow each screening. 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. 135 S. Doheny Drive.

Fun Razor @ Freewaves

The “world’s first live immersive video event.” Wall-to-wall video, live video mixing, installations. Proceeds will benefit Freewaves’ 2008 Hollywould Media Arts Festival. 9-12 world music; 12-3 am dance music. 6522 Hollywood Blvd.

The Sonic Entrance @ Meltdown

The Sonic Entrance is an art exhibition of P-Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz and Techno artworks. Each artist in this exhibition creates music-inspired artwork – creating artwork for record covers, tour posters, concert projections, live painting and music videos. The art exhibition includes one-of-a-kind paintings, original sketches, digital prints, graffiti paintings and limited-edition prints. Party and The Multiple Entrance book signing and Chamanvision sound system DJs spinning Jazz, Dub, Cumbia, Techno and Funk classics. 6pm-10pm. 7522 Sunset Blvd.


Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are The Measure And Cosima Von Bonin: Roger And Out @ MOCA

Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure is a full-scale retrospective of one of the key figures to emerge in the generation of artists that followed minimalism. One of the most influential and compelling artists working in Germany today, Cologne-based artist Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962, Mombasa, Kenya) has, over the last 15 years, worked in a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, textile, paintings, installation, performance, film, video, and music, often combined together in large-scale installations.

Taste of Santa Monica @ Santa Monica Pier

I often wonder where exactly in Santa Monica Jack, Janet & Chrissy’s apartment was. [Often? Really? –Ed] Very few clues were given on the show, but for some reason I put them somewhere in the Ocean Park/Main St. area. Chef Jack would no doubt enjoy this event: “Sample one delicious treat after another from up to 40 of L.A.’s finest restaurants and find out why Zagat Guide named Santa Monica the “best dining experience in Southern California.” Enjoy live music and chef demonstrations all afternoon. Bid on exciting items in our silent auction.”


Slow Dancing @ Music Center Plaza

Dance at the Music Center proudly presents the West Coast premiere of Slow Dancing, an outdoor video installation of larger-than-life, hyper-slow-motion video portraits of extraordinary dance artists from around the world. Projected on 16-foot screens, Slow Dancing features over 40 master choreographers and dancers representing a broad range of styles, ages and cultures including the works of ballet, modern dance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, and Javanese court dance. Jason Bentley has been added to the mix for this opening night. 6 pm – midnight, through 9/28.

Australian Characters by Stormie Mills @ Scion Space

The show features Australian artists Amanda Shelsher, Stormie Mills, Jodee Knowles, Leon vs Pippa and Frances Andrijich reclaiming the representation of their country and its history. Artists will be present from Australia. Opening reception, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Through September 29. 3521 Helms Ave. Culver City.


Black Watch @ UCLA Freud Playhouse

Based on recent interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq, this taut and uncompromising piece of theater tells the story of Scotland’s legendary 300 year-old Black Watch regiment, whose disbandment was announced in 2004 just before its 800-man battalion replaced some 4,000 U.S. Marines in one of the bloodiest areas of Iraq. Magnified by recent events, Black Watch reveals the harsh reality of the “war on terror” and its impact on those who serve. 8 pm. Preview/U.S Premiere. Runs Sep 18-Oct 14. Tue-Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2 & 8pm; Sun, 7pm.


Rock N’ Roll Bingo @ Cranes

Bingo, with, uh rock n’ roll. The name really is self explainatory. This week’s host is Richard Gibbs from Oingo Boingo and special appearances by Wayne (MCS) and Margaret Kramer. Proceeds benefiting The Smile Train. 6:30 pm.

Meet the stars of FOX’s Nashville @ The Grove

Bonus 9th Ring of Hell event to remind you you live in LA: “From the creative minds behind the series “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” comes NASHVILLE, a high-stakes, high-drama docu-soap featuring a cast of young dreamers living in the “biggest small town of America.” Featuring the city as its backdrop, NASHVILLE is about this group of young people and their friendships, their failures and their quest for success in a town that can make or break them.” You can’t make this shit up, folks. Oh, wait–yes, they can–and did.