Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: Nov 2 – 8

losanjealous benevolent societyMysterious, sporadic, occasionally cryptic – not unlike your grandfather – the Losanjealous Benevolent Society gathers a list of strange happenings and fun events in LA; the more bizarre, the better. If you’re organizing or know of an event you think belongs on the list, send the info to tips@losanjealous.com.


Giant Robot Biennale LA: 50 Issues @ JANM
The Japanese American National Museum will begin a new series of collaborative exhibitions entitled Salon Pop by presenting Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues, running from November 3, 2007 through January 13, 2008. GR has assembled works by ten cutting-edge artists from around the country (including noted Cranium pervert Gary Baseman). Opening reception: November 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the National Museum in Little Tokyo. Music: I&I Sound System, much more.

Swap Meet @ Betalevel
Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality
Come visit us for this special Swap Meet which will include 2am at least twice.
November 3, 2007

KXLU/LMU Skate Night
Skate on the ice and quaff a beer with KXLU DJs Jean Claude, McAllister, The International Voice of Reason, and many more at the Toyata Sports Center. Free admission; mention KXLU for ice skate rental discount. November 3, 555 N. Nash, El Segundo

Irregular Wine Tasting #37 @ Echoplex
Six Wines from Spain and a screening of “Un Chien Andalou,” plus wine information from the Cheese Store’s Julian Davies. Saturday, November 3, $20; RSVP here.

Hive Gallery Show
Artists and performers, including LA’s Ninja Academy
November 3rd, Saturday from 8-12:30AM. $7 at the door.


URB Magazine’s 150th Issue Release / Delicious Vinyl Party
Avalon Hollywood, November 4.
Performers: Tone Loc, Peaches. Free with RSVP here.


Space Style 2007: A Giant Leap For Couture
Karyl Newman and Randa Millaron co-produce and host a fashion show cum club night featuring designs intended to be worn in outer space as part of California Space Authority’s annual Tansforming Space Conference. “Glitchy ambient beats, multimedia space projections and incredible futurist fashions from around the globe.” Complimentary hors d’oeuvres for the early birds and cash bars. An uplit runway with spectral lighting by colorkinetics. Free.
Tuesday Nov 6, 8pm- 1am
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Ballrooms C & D
6101 West Century Boulevard


Dublab and Low End Theory present Dublab’s 8th Anniversary: Echo Expansion
Live performances by DNTEL, Blank Blue, Live Drum/303/DJ set by Gaslamp Killer, Live motion magic projections, much more. $5 members, $10 guests. November 7, Airliner, 2419 N. Broadway


Paper Los Angeles Project 2007
Paper Magazine invades Los Angeles yet again. The 233 S. La Brea storefront officially opens to the public on this day, though the previous night’s events will have included Phyllis Diller paintings among other oddities. Events run November 7-11; some events are actually open to the public without a hassle-laden invite. Read Commodore Shane’s take on 2006’s Hair Wars here.


“Don’t Do Anything Illegal” – Authentic True Crime
A special exhibit featuring highlights of W. Shafer’s True Crime collection. Includes pieces by Charles Manson, Richard Ramirez, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, James Earl Ray, Kenneth Bianchi, & Jim Jones. Hyaenagallery, Burbank, Saturday, 11/10/07; 8pm-midnight. Free; one night only.

Historic Echo Park Home Tour
“Flights of Fancy: The Stairway Homes of Echo Park,” will highlight homes located on or near the public stairways that scale the hills of Echo Park, Angelino Heights and Elysian Heights. Find out what “stairway living” is all about by taking the tour on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 am to 4 pm. General admission is $20.

SPCA LA’s 130th Birthday Bash: Wines and Portos of Portugal Tasting
Monday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Over 150 varieties of Portuguese wines and Portos to sample. This event is for the wine novice and the connoisseur. $25; 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit spcaLA’s programs and services. Save a puppy and get blitzed in the process. The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.

Hef Invades The Grove – Presumably In Robe, Slippers
Hugh Hefner will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles at 3rd St. and Fairfax Ave. on November 15th (730pm) to sign copies of Playboy Cover to Cover: The 50s, a digital archive of every issue and page of the magazine’s first decade. Also appearing: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, stars of the E! reality series “The Girls Next Door.”

John Mahoney’s Erotic Landscapes
A collection of erotic drawings, sculptures, and animation by genre favorite, John Mahoney. Over 50 pieces will be on display along with sexy live models. Opening Reception: Friday, 11/16/07 , 8pm-midnight, Hyaenagallery, Burbank. Free. Show runs through 11/30.

Rugs During Wartime and Peace Time
Scion and Mark Mothersbaugh (one of the founding members of the band DEVO and Wes Anderson’s composer of choice) present RUGS DURING WARTIME AND PEACE TIME, an exploration of the imagery we choose to bring into our homes. Opening reception Saturday November 17th; 7-10pm. Open bar / Free Valet; 3521 Helms Ave (at National), Culver City.

“ENCOUNTER POINT” Screening And Discussion @ SMC
Santa Monica College is proud to present the award-winning documentary film “Encounter Point,” which follows a group of Israelis and Palestinians who risk their lives to promote a nonviolent end to the longstanding conflict between the two peoples. The screening, followed by a Q&A session led by the director Ronit Avni, will be begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in SMC’s Art Complex Room 214, 1900 Pico Blvd. The event is free, as is parking.

Jim Wirt signs “Coloring Book Land”
An irreverent adult-themed coloring book packed full of hilariously inappropriate material. Hyaenagallery, Burbank, Friday, 11/23/07, 6pm-8pm. Free.