CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Friday, September 30

Candace Bushnell at Borders ~ Free

Friday, Sept. 30 7:30PM
Barnes and Noble
189 Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036
Candace Bushnell signs copies of her book, "Lipstick Jungle"

Thursday, September 29

Supergrass ~ Free

Thursday - Sept 29th - 7 pm
Playing a live set in support of their new album Road to Rouen
Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, and Danny Goffey, along with Coombes's brother Rob on keyboards put out their most mature and evolved work to date - complementing their songwriting with an impressive array of instruments including a ukulele, zithers, brass and strings for a layered whole. [kcrw]

At Amoeba Records
6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA

MOCA Art Talks ~ Free

Thursday, Sept. 29.05 6:30 PM

250 S. Grand Ave. - Downtown LA
Basquiat exhibition co-curator Fred Hoffman speaks on the life and work of the legendary ‘80s artist. FREE

"Surveying The Border" ~ Free

Surveying the Border
Thursday, Sept 29, 7:30 p.m.
This 90-minute program presents some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter, including conceptual and performance art, experimental documentary, short fiction, and music video.

After-Screening Discussion between artists Ximena Cuevas, Andrew Lampert, and Rubén Ortiz Torres moderated by Rita Gonzalez, assistant curator at the Center for Art of the Americas at LACMA.

Harold M. Williams Auditorium, the Getty Center
Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or Click here

Starving for Embarrassing Architecture ~ Free

The MAK Center for Art, Architecture at the Schindler House and the Villa Aurora bring a Book Launch and Presentation of "Starving for Embarrassing Architecture" by Erik Göngrich

Thursday, Sept 29, 7 to 9 pm
Schindler House
835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Erik Göngrich roamed
through Los Angeles, drawing comparisons and contrasts to the other cities
he had explored throughout the world. Drawing on information gleaned from
questionnaires and interviews, Göngrich creates a collage of texts and
images that shed a new light on the city.

Wednesday, September 28

L.A. Diary with Peter Sellars ~ Free

Wed, Sept 28, 7 PM
Marina Goldovskaya
“Art and Life: Finding the Thread: L.A. Diary with Peter Sellars”
Screening and discussion with the filmmaker
Goldovskaya’s inquisitive lens offers an intimate glimpse into the life and art of Peter Sellars, one of the most prominent and controversial theatre, opera, and television directors in the world.
Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 27

Nobodys: A Graffiti & Street Art Documentary ~ Free

Nobodys: A Graffiti & Street Art Documentary
Tues, Sept 27th
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Documentary focused around what personally drives four different graffiti/street artists to create the illegal work they install publicly, and what they hope to accomplish by producing it. Featuring MERZ
(Autograf, Graffiti World), WHEN (Scribble, Juxtapoz), DARIUS JONES (Public Discourse, Wooster Collective), and FIVE (Scribble), along with appearances by others such as WOOSH and BUDDY LEMBEK, Nobodys gives the viewer a look into a more personal side of the graffiti world than most recent graffiti films with its more insightful interviews, great images, and street bombing footage from 1996 to 2005.

Please arrive early. Free admission + Cash bar.
Q&A with featured artists and director Andre Hyland
6356 Hollywood Blv, 2nd level, Hollywood, CA

Film night - Architecture Stories ~ Free

Film night - Architecture Stories
Tues, Sept 27th, 8pm

A special program of short movies loosely related to Architecture, Urban Design and Los Angeles. Entrance is free but you have to bring a film on videotape or dvd you will swap with others.

Air Architecture, Yves Klein, 1961, 10mn, Life on the Surface, Superstudio, 1973, 15mn, Conical Intersect, Gordon Matta-Clark, 1975, 10mn, The Architecture of Reassurance, Mike Mills, 1998, 10mn, Electric Earth, Doug Aitken, 1999, 10mn

Mountain Bar in Chinatown
473 Gin Ling Way

Monday, September 26

How Little We Know of our Neighbors

World premiere | 2005, 50 min.
The new documentary is an engrossing study of the Mass Observation movement in Britain. Founded in 1937, Mass Observation was an eccentric social science enterprise that used hidden cameras to record and scrutinize behavior in public spaces. Initially concerned with anthropology, the outfit became a civil spy unit during World War II before re-emerging as a market research firm in the ’50s. Baron--who has shown her work at the New York, Rotterdam, Oberhausen and Vienna festivals--considers this fascinating history in relation to contemporary issues of surveillance, public self-disclosure and privacy.

In person: Rebecca Baron
$4 w/student ID
@ Redcat
631 W. 2nd St., Disney Hall Downtown

Free Fruit!
A website that tracks where all the free fruit is available in L.A., due to a law making fruit overhanging public sidewalks available to take by anybody. [via]
Here's an excerpt from their manifesto: " FALLEN FRUIT is a mapping and manifesto for all the free fruit we can find. Every
day there is food somewhere going to waste. We encourage you to find it, tend and
harvest it. If you own property, plant food on your perimeter. Share with the world
and the world will share with you. Barter, don't buy! Give things away! You have nothing
to lose but your hunger!"

Sunday, September 25

Power & Architecture ~ Free

Sunday, Sep. 25 - 12pm

Power and Architecture
with Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley, Sylvia Lavin, and Ole Bouman

In conjunction with Volume Magazine, the Hammer Museum presents Power and Architecture, a roundtable discussion and presentations, followed by a Q & A, examining how the field of architecture can more effectively influence political and social policies, decision making, as well as propose alternatives to current forms of power.
...Damn, I wish I was going to be in town for this one!
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Partnership 5K Walk ~ Free

Sunday, Sept. 25 - 10am
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
At the LA Walk this year, you can walk five kilometers (3.1 miles) towards the alleviation of global poverty, you can participate in the interactive Village in Action exhibits and enjoy the entertainment that our volunteers have organized. Let's all get together as global citizens, to partner with AKF and with people in developing countries and take action against global poverty.

Saturday, September 24

Aimee Bender speaks ~ Free

Saturday, Sept 24, 7:30 PM
AIMEE BENDER reads from her new book - Willful Creatures: Stories
To put it plainly, Ms. Bender rocks. If you’ve ever read one of her weird, wonderful stories, you know you’ve experienced greatness. Her newest collection of stories finds her at the top of her game. An intoxicating mix of the surreal and the heartbreaking, Willful Creatures burns brilliantly and leaves bright shadows on the insides of your eyelids long after you’ve closed the book. (Doubleday)
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.

Watts Towers Day of the Drum ~ Free

Saturday, Sep 24, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Watts Towers Arts Center
727 East 107th St.
Los Angeles, California 90002
The 21st Annual Day of the Drum, a celebration of international percussion featuring Japanese, African, jazz, Native American, and other drummers. The Watts Towers celebrates the role of drums and drummers in world cultures, past and present. The Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival pays tribute to the American music forms of jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues.

Creating Maximillian's Schell

Saturday, Sept. 24
Creating Maximillian's Schell
Reception: 6pm, Show & Tell: 7pm

The creators of our current installation the duo Ball-Nogues will recount how they created the golden vortex and show models used in the process. This event occurs during the 8th Annual Silver Lake Art Crawl and may devolve into a tussle in the fountain.

Have a favorite gadget or an especially inspired creation? Bring it with you to Show & Tell! At the end of every event we will invite members of the audience who have brought something to share to come up and tell us about it.

Friday, September 23

I See Hawks in LA ~ Free

I See Hawks in L.A.
Friday, Sept 23, 12:00 PM
Downtown Grand Performances
“Twist through the high hills of bluegrass gospel, down into the deep valley of hillbilly rock then across a one lane bridge and into a meadow of surrealist country.” This is how one reviewer describes the music of this alt-country ensemble. I See Hawks in L.A. features some of the best players in the California country music scene."

Porn star art ~ Free

Friday, Sep 23rd, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The tagline of this show is "Low Art Supporting High Art." Porn producer Kick Ass Pictures once again
is turning its downtown warehouse into an art gallery for one night to support up-and-coming young artists. In addition to the art, the show will feature beautiful porn stars serving drinks and music by DJ Flowers.

See the world famous Mary Carey in person! The resulting painting will be auctioned off immediately afterward, and the money will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Kick Ass Pictures Warehouse
1220 S. Boyle Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90023

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Art Crawl 8 ~ Free

Silverlake Art Crawl
Fri, Sat, Sun
September 23, 24, 25

Thursday, September 22

Discussion on the prison system ~ Free

Thursday, Sep 22, 7pm
Discussion on the Prison System
Professor Sharon Dolovich and Judge Sol Wachtler
Presented in collaboration with the UCLA School of Law, a discussion on the correctional facilities in the U.S., the successes and shortcomings of rehabilitation, and Judge Wachtler's unique experiences as both a judge and a prisoner.
Along with Fiona Tan’s installation, Correction, presents approximately 300 video portraits of inmates and guards from four U.S. prisons projected on six hanging screens.

Al Gore & Global Warming ~ Free

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00 PM
Be part of Al Gore Live! A filmed presentation about Global Warming.

After a life in politics at the highest level, Gore has chosen to share with the world his very personal and compelling views on what is quite likely the greatest threat mankind has ever encountered -- a worldwide climate crisis caused by global warming.
LOCATION: Sunset Gower Studios, 1438 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028, STAGE #15
Get Tickets here
guests: Former Vice President AL GORE

Wednesday, September 21

Sacred Music of Duke Ellington ~ Free

Sep 21, 7 PM
Duke Ellington's sacred music, written during the last decade of this great composer's life is his most personal work. These selections from the Sacred Music Concerts, performed by the renowned Luckman Jazz Orchestra under the direction of James Newton, resound with Ellington's profound beliefs. Presented for the first time in Los Angeles on such a grand scale, performers also include a mass choir from the community put together by the Faithful Central Bible Church music ministry.
Faithful Central Bible Church
321 North Eucalyptus Avenue, Inglewood


Wednesday, Sep 21, 8pm

The Nellie Olesons
at the Comedy Central Stage. It's a 40 min. show and we need to fill it, would love to see you all there. I was told that they're tickets are normally $15-18, so here is your chance to see them free!

Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Blvd (at Hudson, between Highland and Cahuenga)
To make a reservation call: 323.960.5519

Tuesday, September 20

Upright Citizen's Brigade ~ Free

See You Next Tuesday
Tue Sep 20, 10:30 pm
Upright Citizen's Brigade
The Fun Bunch and Matt Belknap present the alternative to "alternative": up-and-comers bring their A-game in a desperate attempt to earn your respect while established favorites try something decidedly different from their usual act.

Sunday, September 18

Boyz on the Hood ~ Free

Boyz on the Hood @ Crewest Gallery
September 18, 2005
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Last day of original artwork on salvaged car hoods by: Asylm, Chaz Bojorquez, Logan Hicks, Man One, Marka27, Victor Sepulveda, Vyal & Zoueh. Sponsored by Lowrider Arte.

Crewest Gallery
2703 W. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91803

A Vigilant Mind ~ Free

A Vigilant Mind @ Blue Chip Gallery
Sunday, September 18, 2005
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Featuring original art by LA's Oscar Magallanes with a poetry performance by special guest Mike the Poet, Teka Lark Lo. along with Oscar M.

Blue Chip Gallery
5505 N. Figueroa Blvd.
Highland Park , CA 90042

Tutor Orientation ~ Free

Sunday, September 18, 1pm

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and they need tutors more than ever.
Come to this orientation for an overview of the role of an 826 tutor and also a brief synopsis for teaching a workshop. Feel free to bring a friend and please rsvp to

Saturday, September 17

Be a badass, learn archery ~ Free

Every Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. But plan to arrive by 8:30 to be assured of getting equipment, and not having to share.
One of the coolest things we have... learn archery!!
with the Roving Archers of Pasadena
Equipment: All necessary equipment is provided - recurve bow (15 to 25 pounds), four arrows, arm guard and finger tab.
The maximum class size is sixty students - and it fills up - trust me!

Once Upon A Time in the West ~ Free

Saturday, Sept. 17th 8pm
Once Upon A Time in the West (1968)
The museum’s south lawn turns into an outdoor movie theater! Bring a blanket and picnic...

Museum of the American West, Griffith Park

Friday, September 16

Daáood & Cherry at the Getty ~ Free

Friday September 16, 2005 at 7:30 pm
Kamau Daáood and David Ornette Cherry Duet
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required

Celebrated Los Angeles poet Kamau Daáood and musician David Ornette Cherry collaborate on an evening of spirited poetry and eclectic musical soundscapes both acoustic and electronic. Kamau Daáood will be reading from his new book, The Language of Saxophones, published by City Lights.

Swing dance lessons ~ Free

Just when you thought this disappeared...
A beginner swing dance lesson (first come, first served) at 6:30pm. Live music from 7:15pm to 10:00pm.
SWING: Flattop Tom & His Jump Cat
Admission is FREE and wooden dance floor is provided.
The Music Center Plaza
downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue between First and Temple Streets.

Thursday, September 15

Danny Nucci emerges ~ Free

Thursday Sept. 15th 9pm
While DANNY NUCCI has been acting in films such as Titanic, The Rock, Eraser, Crimson Tide and starring in television shows such as 10-8,...he's been developing his chops as an accomplished singer/songwriter. Once or twice a year the LA native will emerge from his film and TV work to showcase new and reworked songs with his band. His music leans toward great late 80's blue-eyed soul with a 2K5 spin. It's also his birthday. FREE show.

4773 Hollywood Blvd. ( 2 blks W. of vermont Ave. )
DETAILS: FREE/ Plenty of free parking. For more information (323) 666-4268

Tuesday, September 13

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Show

9/13 Hurricane Katrina Benefit Show
The Dandy Warhols Odditorium Or Warlords of Mars record release party and official Sahara Hotnights after party, plus performances by Giant Drag, Monsters Are Waiting
$5 or FREE with a clothing or blanket donation
There are also gift bags!
6356 Hollywood Blvd. - 2nd level
Hollywood, CA, 90028

Unsinkable Molly Brown - $2

September 13, 1 pm!!
Unsinkable Molly Brown
Scr: Helen Deutsch; Dir: Charles Walters; w/ Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley.
Tickets can be purchased for $2 at the entrance to the Leo S. Bing Theater beginning at 12:30 pm.

"The Terminator, John Updike, and Asian Americana"

September 13, 2005 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zocalo at Central Library
Leonard Chang - "The Terminator, John Updike, and Asian Americana"
Ruminating on such diverse topics as Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Terminator and John Updike's literary career, novelist Leonard Chang discusses his role as an Asian American writer, his influences, his concerns, and his intentions.
Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
Parking is at 524 S. Flower St. Garage.

Monday, September 12

Run, Run, Run & Sahara Hotnights ~ Free

Monday, Sept. 12th - Spaceland Monday night residency
Los Angeles rockers Run Run Run, who just scored a record deal after their show at Sunset Junction Street Fair, are on a hot streak. The band has gotten Bauhaus' and Love and Rockets' David J to remix the quartet's cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You."
And Sahara Hotnights - Four Swedish girls who know how to rock....
1717 Silverlake Blvd.

The Oohlas at the Echo ~ Free

Mon 09.12.05:
At the Echo
9:00 PM: Fly Better Broken- (my friends!)....
9:45 PM: The Oohlas
10:45 PM: Toys That Kill
11:45 PM: Tarzana

Sunday, September 11

Birdwatching! ~ Free

Sunday, Sept. 11th
LA Audubon hosts a bird watching walk!
Upper Franklin Canyon Birdwalk
Docent Steve Botts will be escorting around this local bird haven, with Wood Ducks, migrating songbirds, and resident chaparral species expected.
Franklin Canyon is located between Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills.
Meet in the parking lot
From the 101 Fwy, take Coldwater Cyn. Ave. S into the hills. Immediately after Mulholland Dr. merges from the W with Coldwater Cyn. Ave., make a 90-degree right turn onto Franklin Cyn. Dr. and continue west to the Sooky Goldberg Nature Center. The lot is through a gated drive on the left.

Saturday, September 10

DJ Lesson ~ Free!

There will be free BBQ, special guests DJ's, and a free DJ lesson from noon - 1PM.
MUST RSVP by emailing or calling
Scratch Dj Academy, Los Angeles located between Pico and Olympic on Cotner Ave

Show & Tell! ~ Free

SHOW & TELL: GREGG FLEISHMAN: Rhombicube-based Cluster-Structures
4:00 pm
Materials & Applications hosts a series of open-air discussions on design, technology and culture in a "show & tell" format. This series accompanies the wildly popular Maximilian's Schell installation by Ball-Nogues. Artist and architect Gregg Fleishman builds furniture, geodesic playground sets and geometric construction sets.

Have a favorite gadget or an especially inspired creation? Bring it with you to Show & Tell! At the end of every event we will invite members of the audience who have brought something to share to come up and tell us about it.

Materials & Applications
1619 Silver Lake Blvd. @Effie
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ~ Free

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
The museum’s south lawn turns into an outdoor movie theater! Bring a blanket and picnic...

Museum of the American West, Griffith Park

Betalevel Swapmeet ~ Free

:: Betalevel Events ::
Swap Meet
Piracy - Karaoke - Conviviality

Saturday, September 10
8:30pm till late
Free Admission

Your singin� voice & dancin� shoes
Your iPod / laptop / hard drive stuffed solid with Hottt Muzik Filez
An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms
Donation $$ for Dr1nXx and Sn4xx0rz
* if U = 2 + poor { bring(Dr1nXx) }


Meet the Vloggers ~ Free

Video Blogging
At this event you’ll learn what video blogging is, and how to create, distribute, and subscribe to digital video “feeds” using a variety of Apple technologies.
September 10, 3:00 p.m.
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-8400

Friday, September 9

Meet TV Stars in a cemetery ~ Free

Friday, Sept. 9th

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA

CBS hosts their Friday Fright night series in a cemetery
Join Jennifer Love Hewitt screening ,"Ghost Whisperer"
and Carla Gugino screening "Threshold"

Bring your blanket, food and booze and watch TV outside of the confines of your living room

First 500 people get a free picnic blanket! (worth going for that alone...)

Thursday, September 8

“The Next Industrial Revolution” ~ Free

7 PM
The WIRED Speakers Series and ALOUD present
William McDonough
“The ‘Cradle to Cradle’ Design Protocol”
In conversation with Thomas Goetz, Articles Editor, WIRED Magazine
The world-renowned sustainable architect—one of the main proponents of “The Next Industrial Revolution”— discusses ecologically, socially and economically intelligent architectural solutions.
Central Library
Mark Taper Auditorium
Fifth & Flower Streets,
Downtown Los Angeles

Training for Red Cross...

Thurs, Sept. 8th
Classes start tonight to become a Red Cross volunteer...
Become a Red Cross Volunteer...
If you wish to be deployed to the Hurricane Katrina disaster site or assist with local disasters, you are required to take the Introduction to Disaster Services and Mass Care / Shelter Operations class. You must attend an 8-hour "fast-track" disaster training class and commit to volunteering a minimum of nine days at the disaster site for national disasters.

Wednesday, September 7

Whatever Happened to LA? Symposium

7:00 pm
Whatever Happened to LA? Symposium
Architectural and Urban Experiments 1970 – 1990
Curated by Jeffrey Inaba and Peter Zellner
Showcases these urban and architectural proposals as an offering of inspiration to re-assess the city’s present state and to propose inventive ideas for its future.

SCI-Arc Gallery
960 East 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.
T. 213.613.2200

Tuesday, September 6

Kanye West ~$2!

Kanye West "With very special guests," this Saturday at the Henry Fonda Theatre, as part of MTV2's $2 Bill Concert Series.

The $2.00 tickets go on sale this Tuesday at 12:00 PM at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd.

Note the fine print: Ages 18 and over, limit two tickets per person, cash only (yes, be sure to bring $4.00 in cash).

I think it's safe to say that you should get there very early, as these tickets, particularly at $2.00 apiece, will go very fast.

SHOW & TELL: Game Theory ~ Free

8:00 pm
Materials & Applications kicks off a series of open-air discussions on design, technology and culture in a "show & tell" format. Come have fun under Maximilian's Schell in the golden vortex!

GAME THEORY: Benjamin Bratton principal of The Culture Industry will discuss the theory behind the game 'Grand Theft Auto' and what that reveals about the people who play it, the people who create it, and the people who just like to watch.

1619 Silver Lake Blvd. @Effie
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Indy!!! ~ Free

INDIANA JONES and The Last Crusade at the beach!
The final installment of Indy's series.

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Blvd. at the corner of Ocean Ave. and Colorado Blvd.