Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: Sept 21-27

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12th Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival @ Seaside Lagoon, Redondo

A week after the Port of LA’s festival, join Ron as the lobster party rocks on in Redondo. Featuring fresh Maine Lobsters flown in fresh daily. Chefs from Bristol Farms serving unforgettable Lobster Dinners. International food court, arts and crafts booths. Live entertainment, rides and games for the kids. Bonus tip: Pick up a copy of DF Wallace’s Consider the Lobster (now in paperback) for some delightful reading on the topic of lobster festivals. Fri 5-11pm; Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-9pm.

Black Business Expo @ Tom Bradley Hall Los Angeles Convention Center

Each day, experts from the business world will teach attendees how to start businesses, how to manage money and how to invest. This is a great networking, career building opportunity. The celebrity lounge will feature autograph signings, book signings and celebrity promotions. The expo attendees will have an opportunity to meet and greet celebrities that support the BBX. Artists include: Wendy Raquel Robinson, Telma Hopkins, Wesley Jonathan and many more. Fri, Sat and Sun.


“Give Liberty Life” Benefit Show @ Safari Sam’s

Hosted by Dave Foley and Featuring Kids In The Hall sketches by Dave, Kevin McDonald & Bruce McCullough. That’s 3/5s of the Kids. Musical guests Electromagnetic, Brian Wright & The Waco Tragedies, Sally Jaye, Peculiar Pretzelmen & Karla Urbina 8:30 pm. More info on Give Liberty Life here. $20.

Rummage Sale @ Echo Park Film Center

Get your rummage on, ye aspiring auteurs. Quoth the EPFC: “Great deals on all kinds of fabulous film and video equipment, supplies, resources and much more.” Tax deductable donations accepted during regular store hours any time after September 2. 11-5 pm. 1200 N. Alvarado, 90026

Artists on the Brink Presents The Hotel Tonic @ Barnsdale Art Park & Theater

A 1940s themed variety show to benefit The Soldiers Project providing free psychological care to Iraq Veterans in need. The show will include music, dance, circus acts and fine art. H’ors D’eurvres and cocktails. Silent art auction and prize raffle. 7 pm. 4800 Hollywood Blvd. 90027. $25 minimum donation for the cause.


Kids in the Courtyard: Make It and Shake It!

Make a grass skirt and learn Polynesian dance moves at this free drop-in workshop for families. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles. Teaching artist Desiree Gallardo has 14 years of experience in Polynesian dance. Her hula and Tahitian training began with Keali’i ‘O Nalani. Gallardo has been a member of the reputable Tahitian dance ensemble Nonosina since 2001 and has performed in California, Hawaii, and Tahiti. UCLA Fowler Museum, 1-4 pm.


Pearl Jam’s Immagine in Cornice “Picture in a Frame” @ Plant 16

Pearl Jam announces the September 25th release of a live concert film chronicling the band’s performances with behind-the-scenes footage from the five Italian concerts that took place as part of the band’s 2006 European tour. Immagine in Cornice was directed by renowned photographer, filmmaker and long-time friend of the band Danny Clinch and was shot in HD, Super-8 and a number of formats in between. Plant 16 in Van Nuys. Tickets here. 8 pm.

Robert Greenwald Presents “Freedom from Government Spying” with Q&A @ Cinespace

Free screening and Q&A with producer-director Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films (Outfoxed, Unconstitutional) Watch “Freedom From Government Spying,” one of the half hour episodes of the ACLU’s TV series “The Freedom Files,” which explores the federal Real ID act and how your privacy is being invaded like never before. Cash bar. RSVP to rsvp@ourconstitution.net. 7-9 pm.


The Manhattan Monologue Slam @ Safari Sam’s

Monologues. Sign up that night and perform. If you need some courage to get on stage, $2 PBRs available all night long. See MMS MySpace for more info. 7 pm doors, 8 pm curtain. $6.