Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events: Nov 9 – 15

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.


“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.

SculpTRUE @ Pawnshop
November 9th – December 16th 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov. 10th 6-8pm
PawnShop presents its first group exhibition, a survey of international
sculpture by four artists not known for their sculpture:
Justin Hansch, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Nico Vascellar, Julie Verhoeven. 1355 Westwood Blvd.

Honey Time With The Hive @ Mountain Bar
17 live painters and $50 and under store alongside Ultralux and entertainment, 475 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown. Saturday, November 10, 10:00pm to 2:00am; FREE entrance all night | 21 & up. Guest DJ, lights, photographer. Group show and live art curated by Nathan Cartwright of The Hive Gallery.

The Genius Show @ Westside Eclectic
“Stories by people who may or may not be smarter than you”
The Genius Show is a monthly humorous essay show featuring hilarious but true stories by people of above average intellect. Saturday, November 10th @ 8:00 P.M. – The Westside Eclectic Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica.


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.


Dublab: Secondhand Sureshots Preview Screening
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. Annenberg Auditorium, USC
Free Admission and Free Food. Freetastic! The Norman Lear Center’s Popular Music Project invites you to a preview screening of the new Dublab documentary Secondhand Sureshots: an experiment in creative sound recycling, which features four amazing, LA-based beat makers – Daedelus, J.Rocc, Nobody and Ras G on a secret mission to create new musical magic from dusty thrift store vinyl. Live sample and mix session with Secondhand Sureshot star Ras G. Audience members are encouraged to bring and offer up surprise sounds on vinyl for the mix. RSVP for this event here.


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.”

Late Night Snack @ Betalevel
One Year Celebration!
Thursday, November 15 at 9:30pm Sharp! Chinatown.


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.

Derby Dolls: The Return
Saturday, November 17th will indeed be a beautiful day in the LA Derby Dolls’ neighborhood, as the Tough Cookies and Sirens make their hard-hitting debut in their new home, and make their mark on each other – in the form of shiny, new bruises! Saturday, November 17; doors at 6:00 pm, game begins at 7:30 pm. 1910 Temple St., Los Angeles.

La Luz De Jesus Book Signing Double Header:
CREEM, America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine
Book release and signing party … b/w …
PUNK 365
By Holly George-Warren, Foreword by Richard Hell
Book Signing and Photo Exhibit Reception. Live performance.
Both events: Sunday, November 18, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Bl. (323) 666-7667

“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.

TRUXTAPOZ @ Meltdown
Grind King is proud to announce their upcoming show for the NEW Limited Edition Artist Series skateboard truck line that came out this fall. Saturday November 24th, 2007 / 6pm-10pm @ Melt Gallery (within Meltdown Comics)