Losanjealous Benevolent Society Events, April 3: Your Weekend To-Do List

losanjealous benevolent societyMysterious, sporadic, occasionally ludicrous – not unlike your eighth grade Wednesday hot lunch – the Losanjealous Benevolent Society compiles 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.

N/B: Hooray! Today’s edition hits the stands a day early thanks to the overabundance of foolish/interesting things taking place tonight.

THURSDAY

Ajay Kapur: Robotics + Tabla/Sitar @ Machine Project
A robot will play the tablas. Machine Project; free, 5-7pm. This event epitomizes the ideal Benevolent Society event if ever there were one. Sully forth to Echo Park, post-haste.

Glen Wexler Fantastic Voyage opening @ Arclight
This is not a movie. This is a surreal photo exhibit somehow tied to Eric Idle. Mayhap you try to sneak into a free movie afterward. Arclight; 7-9pm (RSVP may be required – see website)

Fowler Out Loud: Mariachi de Uclatlán
Get a taste of transnational Mexican music. Mariachi de Uclatlán performs traditional tunes, popular rancheras, evocative ballads and much more! Free, outdoors, light refreshments. Run up and down the staircase a half-dozen times if you start to lose energy. Fowler Museum @ UCLA; free, 6pm.

Last Night All My Friends Had the Same Dream @ 434 W. Sixth (San Pedro)
Mural Unveiling & Reception. Mural by Aaron White and Guest Artists Victor Gastelum, Craig Ibarra, Hanadi Chawaf & Scott Aicher Reception 7 p.m. Refreshments & Music. Access mural by walking through the building or from the 5th St. public parking lot behind the Warner Grand Theatre.

Recessed: Closing Reception @ DCA Fine Art
A fascinating expedition we are all invited to join. Closing reception 6-9pm

LA Vs War Sticker Party @ Barcade
10pm-2am. Sticker rally: 6-10pm.

FRIDAY

Yumiko Kayukawa @ LA Luz De Jesus opening reception
8:00-11:00 pm; free. “Extinction” is an extremely scary word.

First Fridays @ Natural History Museum
Watson Twins, Castledoor, Small Town Talk dublab DJ sets surrounded by animals, much more. Adult $9, students (w. ID) $6.50, Members free. (Did You Know? Bill DeMarco is a member)

NASCAR Pull-N-Go Denny’s Sunset Strip Circuit
Get your cars ready. Gather at least four people. Go thee forth then to Denny’s on Sunset (7373, 6100, 5751 – you choose which Denny’s to begin the circuit). Enter the Denny’s, but subtly so. Everybody set? Race your cars down to the end of the dining counter – the “racetrack.” Who wins!? Bring a stopwatch. You must complete the full circuit of Sunset Denny’s (all three) within an hour to win the Tri-Denny’s Cup. Don’t forget your flasks and a miniscule checkered flag.

All-night party, Casino Morongo + Adjacent Bowling Alley

Party all night with Losanjealous Ryan at Casino Morongo. Watch him lose money and eventually wake him up so that he makes that damn wedding in Redlands on time. Wake up, Ryan. Put on this tuxedo. Fool! Txt for details.

SATURDAY

Camilo Cruz: A Bureaucracy Artist
Opening reception @ Constant Gallery. Free; 6-8pm

Ryan McLennan: From Fur To Bone

Opening reception @ Kinsey Desforges. Free; 7-10PM

Hive Gallery Three Year Anniversary Party
APRIL 5th, 8-1AM
729 S. Spring St. $8 at the door.

Blek Le Rat: Art Is Not Peace But War
Opening reception @ Subliminal Projects; 8-11pm

Hollywood Apocalypse! Skylight Book Sale @ Black Maria Gallery
In conjunction with the Hollywood Apocalypse! art show at Black Maria Gallery, Skylight Books will hold a sale of Hollywood related books on Saturday, April 5 from 1 to 4pm and/or 12 to 6 pm at the gallery.

Undead! Undead! Undead! @ Betalevel
A night of goth covers and other dark rituals. Consider your attire.
Saturday, April 5, 8pm, FREE – in that one basement in Chinatown.

New Trouble in Old Chinatown
LA VS WAR Free T-shirt printing @ Mountain Bar
Live art, Djs, much more. No cover. QUESO STATION.

NEXT WEEKEND

LA Vs War
Downtown; Free. April 10-13. Full schedule below.

LA vs WAR
4 days of art and activism for peace

April 10-13, 2008
12pm – 11pm
All ages, free admission

The Firehouse
710 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

http://www.lavswar.com

ARTWORK BY:
Shepard Fairey
Robbie Conal
Mear One
Man One,
Ofelia Esparza
Favianna Rodriguez
Edward Colver
Winston Smith
Chaz Bojorquez,
Emek
Eric Drooker,
Kendell Carter,
Mario Torero,
Ritzy Periwinkle,
Karen Fiorito
Poli Marichal,
Luba Lukova
and many many more (OVER 200 artists included!)

DJ LINE-UP
April 10th (Thu)
3pm Andrew Meza
4pm Ali Reza
5pm Andres Renteria
6pm frosty
7pm kutmah
8pm B+
9pm J.ROCC
10pm Coleman

April 11th (Fri):
3pm Valtron
4pm lady sha
5pm toks
6pm matthew david
7pm Samiyam
8pm expo
9pm Miles Tacket
10pm Take

April 12th (Sat)
3pm Carolyn Park
4pm anthony Valadez
5pm carlos nino
6pm Flying Lotus
7pm Nobody
8pm Jeremy Sole
9pm Sacred
10pm jun

April 13th (Sun)
3pm Hoseh
4pm Dam Funk
5pm Vikter Duplaix
6pm Valida
7pm Ras G
8pm Al Jackson
9pm Alfred hawkins
10pm Ty G