CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Saturday, October 29

Scratch DJ Graduation ~ Free

Saturday October 29th at Scratch DJ Academy!!!

This is the chance to check out what all of these students have learned in 6 weeks and is basically their time to shine! We encourage all friends and family of Scratch to come through and support this class of 05!

DJ Quixotic (Trooperz, DMC National Finalist, ITF National Finalist)
DJ Turbulence (Power 106, 2005 DMC USA Team Champion)
Arabian Prince (NWA, one of the Godfathers of Electro)
and so many more!!

FREE BBQ as always!!!


Friday, October 28

Lucha Loco!

At Equator Books

Tuesday, October 25

Materials and Applications ~ Free

TUESDAY, 10.25.05 8pm

: Show it off! :
"Atelier Manferdini is an interdisciplinary design firm intent on exploring the cutting edge of computer-aided design of exotic forms."
: Flexicomb + Bubble Glass :
PadLab creates new materials, architectural glass, lighting, and fine art. A fascination with intricacy, materials and process drives their design and research. DAN GOTTLIEB AND PENNY HERSCOVITCH

Materials & Applications

URB's Party ~ Free

URB's November Issue Release Party
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Kanye West's DJ and November URB cover star A-trak performs at the intimate and highly fashionable Hollywood hotspot Concorde! With live performances by the ever popular Jayvon and MC XYZ.
A-Trak (The Allies, Kanye West's Tour DJ)Now known to many as Kanye West's DJ, A-Trak is also the only DJ to ever win a DMC, ITF, and Vestax World Championship. Jayvon / MC XYZ (twix) A unique combination of skill, personality, and marketing has elevated these two as the top up n coming drum n bass duo in the US.
Free beer from Red Stripe!


Concorde 1835 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Monday, October 24

Men, Women & Children ~ Free

Monday night, October 24th

Rock out to:
Men, Women and Children

Saturday, October 22

Cinema Z ~ Free

Saturday October 22, 2005 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. , Los Angeles , 90049

CINEMA Z This monthly film series explores the lives of great musicians and follows musical traditions from around the world. This documentary takes us into Algerian singer/songwriter Souad Massi. With her mix of folk, rock and traditional Algerian music, Souad Massi is an integral part of the new wave of North African music.

Thursday, October 20

Dana Delany, James Ellroy, and Bruce Wagner ~ Free

Thursday, Oct 20 7pm
Dana Delany, James Ellroy, and Bruce Wagner
Special Hammer Reading
A theatrical evening of readings co-presented as part of Curating the City: Wilshire Boulevard, a project of the Los Angeles Conservancy.
Dana Delany has starred in the Broadway production A Life, has won two Emmy Awards for her best actress role in the popular television series China Beach.

James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz.

The novels that comprise Bruce Wagner's acclaimed Cellular Trilogy—I'm Losing You, I'll Let You Go, and Still Holding—have been among The New York Times notable books, and the Los Angeles Times' "Best of the Best Fiction.”

Wednesday, October 19

Craft Night ~ Free

Wednesday, October 19th, 9am-12am

Make cards! Spooky collage & pop-up paper madness greets you this week. Old "poison" labels, dark & sinsiter colors... come and make a creepy love token for your deathrock niece or your Uncle Fester...

Courtesy of Crafthead
at the AKBAR

Tuesday, October 18

Comic Kazi ~ Free

TuesdayOctober 18th 9:00 PM - 6:00 PM

LA's hottest comedians from: Comedy Central, MTV's Punked, Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, HBO and more.
DJ Tyler spinning 80s, hip hop and rock til 2am.

Tokio - 1640 Cahuenga Blvd - Los Angeles, CA

Monday, October 17

Music ~ Free

Monday October 17 - Silverlake Lounge

EMPEROR X - "Channeling musical influences from New Order to Lou Barlow, from Fad Gadget to Guided by Voices, [Emperor X] merges the plinking scrapes of a classic lo-fi crooner with the odd beauty of thrift store electronics and friendly Southern weirdness. ... dipping its hand in folk, experimental rock, electronica, pop, and straight up dance music ... a joyous romp through a bewildering labyrinth of missives, love letters, and eardrum-battering soundquakes." (bio)

INXS ~ Free

Monday, October 17th, 4pm

Sir Richard Branson to Cut Ribbon at Oct. 17 Launch of Flagship West Coast Virgin Megastore, at Hollywood & Highland Complex,
The concert debut of INXS' freshly minted frontman, J.D. Fortune, who landed the coveted gig as a contestant on the hit CBS show "Rock Star: INXS."

Barfly ~ Free

October 17, 2005 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Art Share Los Angeles: S. Hewitt Entrance; Right across the street from ex-Al’s Bar
801 East Fourth Place , Los Angeles , CA

7pm-A few scenes from an anonymous film archive, including Bukowski’s poetry - Reading and the post office where he worked and a part of "Commissioner of Sewers" featuring William S. Burroughs’ poetry reading.
7:30pm- BARFLY (1987, 99min.) Starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway; Directed by Barbet Schroeder, Written by Charles Bukowski

Sunday, October 16


Highland Park Cinema Society presents a Series of Short Films and Alambrista
Sunday, October 16th
7pm- 10pm
After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds only hardship and exploitation instead of opportunity.

Center fot the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Saturday, October 15


Saturday, October 15
8 pm

Join Vermin on the Mount host, Jim Ruland, as he celebrates the publication of his debut short story collection, Big Lonesome.

Big Lonesome is the debut short story collection by the acclaimed and award-winning writer Jim Ruland. In these twisted, tall tales of America's past and present, Ruland transforms historical fiction into something brutal and weird. Whether he's spinning a lurid yarn about the previous adventures of Popeye the Sailor, imagining Dick Tracy as a San Fernando Valley police detective, or retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood in Nazi Germany, Ruland's stories resonate with the truth of lessons learned the hard way.
At the Mountain Bar Downtown

Friday, October 14

P Vs. NP - Machine Project ~ Free

Machine Project
ezra buchla, johnny chang, brian crabtree, corey fogel
October 14, 2005 8pm
Machine Project, 1200 D N Alvarado, Los Angeles,

p vs np : level 48 electro-acoustic exercise with ezra buchla, johnny chang, brian crabtree, corey fogel

Hammer Bash! ~ Free

Friday, Oct 14 7pm

The Hammer Bash! is a free late night party celebrating the closing weekend of exhibitions The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968-1993, Patty Chang: Shangri-La, and Fiona Tan: Correction. Music by DJ Eddie Ruscha, extended gallery hours until 11pm, cash bar, giveaways and more!
Hammer Museum

Finding the Future of Public TV ~ Free

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 14-15
The American Cinema Foundation presents a series of free seminars on “Finding the Future of Public Television” tonight and all day Saturday at the Mark Goodson Screening Room at the American Film Institute. There will be a gaggle of writers and media types, some free drinks and finger food, and, of course, lots of liveblogging. courtesy o' [Defamer]

Thursday, October 13

Doug Aitken

Thursday, Oct 13 7pm

Hammer Lectures
Doug Aitken
Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken’s video installations and photography narrate experiences of traveling and living within various cultures. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Aitken has exhibited his work internationally including exhibitions at La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Aitken received the Aldrich Award in 2000 and the international prize from the 1999 Venice Bienniale.

Swap Meet ~ Free

Swap Meet
All Hallows Eve-Eve-Eve Edition
Saturday, October 15, 8pm till late

We know you've been asking yourself: how could Swap Meet *possibly*
be any better?

* Secret basement hideout? Check.
* Sneaker net file sharing? Check.
* Hand-crafted karaoke? Check.
* Plastic fun balls? Check.
* Foos ball? Check.
* Dig-Dug on an old C64 monitor? Cha-Heck.

Well we finally figured out what was missing...
Dry. Ice. Fog.

This Saturday, come to Betalevel with your hell-born mUz1k f1l3z, your
laptop of Demon Summoning and your memory stick of EVIL to commune with
the dark forces of piracy. And since no one will be able to see you
(because of all the fog!) maybe even sing a little.
Spooky pirate zombie movies will be served.
Costuming at your own discretion.

Monday, October 10

Colored Shadows at Spaceland ~ Free

"Hailing from Los Angeles, Colored Shadows first formed in November 2004. The first EP is a thoughtful collection submerged in cinematic orchestration. The Shadows mingle the subtle influence of artists like Air, David Bowie and The Velvet Underground with their own complex writing to create songs that are as elaborate as they are beautiful. This debut release packs a unique, sophisticated sound that lures accessibility, but sustains with musical and lyrical depth."

Monday night October residency at:

Sunday, October 9

Rick Moody ~ Free

Sunday, Oct 9, 6pm

Rick Moody is the author of the novels Garden State, Purple America, and The Ice Storm, which later became a feature film; two collections of stories, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven and Demonology; and a memoir, The Black Veil. He has also received the Addison Metcalf Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Hammer Museum

Saturday, October 8


FELA KUTI DAY @ Leimert Park
Saturday, October 8, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All Day Outdoor event.

Live performance by Afrobeat Down @ 2pm, indoors with a live broadcast on KPFK

Leimert Park
4395 Leimert Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

Warhol Films ~ Free

Between Sleep and Dreams: Warhol Under the Stars
Saturday, October 8, noon–10:00 p.m.

This daylong event kicks off with a screening of Warhol's first fully completed film, the five-and-a-half-hour Sleep (1963).

The program continues with seldom-seen Screen Tests (1964–1966) and a panel discussion featuring Warhol collaborators. Also a reception and outdoor screening of Sunset (1967), a meditation on Los Angeles at dusk with a soundtrack of Nico reading a poem. The evening concludes with further Screen Tests in the Courtyard, with by music from New York DJ Adam Dorn (alias Mocean Worker). Food and drink will be available.

Harold M. Williams Auditorium and Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

Jill Soloway reading ~ Free

Saturday, October 8, 2005 7:30 PM

Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants: Based on a True Story
When she’s not getting nominated for Emmies for her writing on Six Feet Under, Soloway is writing hilarious and obsessively truthful works like this. A combination of memoir, essay, and rant, Shiny Pants tackles sex, riffs on religion, explains the effects of the “porno-ization of America, and shows how Soloway has come to embrace her inner “Jewess.” (Simon & Schuster)
Skylight Books

F’ed Up & Illegal Video Clips

F’ed Up & Illegal Video Clips
UCB Theater
Sat Oct 8, 2005 Midnight $5 (okay, so i only put things under a fiver!!)
5919 Franklin Ave. LA CA

Hosted by: Matt Besser and Matt Walsh

See clips from seriously fucked up weird videos. Plus shows and extras that have never been seen. This week’s guest panelists include Paul F. Tompkins, Tim & Eric, Ron from Modest Proposal and Neil Campbell.

2nd Annual Grand Avenue Festival ~ Free

2nd Annual Grand Avenue Festival
Saturday, October 08, 11AM - 5PM

The Grand Avenue Festival celebrates the arts institutions that contribute so much to our cultural lives. It will feature opera, art fair, guided tours of the cathedral downtown, food and wine tastings, jazz workshop, you name it... go to the schedule to see what I mean....

California Plaza
(between Temple & 5th streets) Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, October 7

clap your hands and say yeah! ~ Free

clap your hands say yeah!
Friday, Oct 7 - 12pm

UCLA Bruin Plaza
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90024

Thursday, October 6

Let My People Go Surfing ~ Free

Thu, Oct 6, 7 PM - Yvon Chouinard

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
A memoir/manifesto from the legendary climber, businessman, and environmentalist, founder and owner of one of the world’s most inspiring companies, Patagonia, Inc.

LA Aloud
Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles

An Evening in Honor of Jacques Derrida ~ Free

An Evening in Honor of Jacques Derrida
Thursday, Oct 6, 2005, 7:30 P.M.
Leo S. Bing Theater, LACMA, Modern and Contemporary Art Building, Plaza Level, LACMA East

The film Derrida will be shown, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Amy Ziering Kofman and Kirby Dick; moderated by Claudine Mulard, Los Angeles correspondent for Le Monde.

Derrida is a witty and complex award-winning cinematic portrait of the life and work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, founder of "deconstruction" and one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of our time. The film was hailed by critics as "playful," "profound," and "bewitching" (The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone) and cited as "one of the ten best films of 2002" (Village Voice).

Wednesday, October 5

Rose's Pawn Shop ~ Free

Wednesday, October 5th 10:00 pm

Fan favorites, Rose’s Pawn Shop, play a free performance at Mr. T's Bowl

5621 1/2 North Figueroa Ave (at Ave 56)
Los Angeles (Highland Park), CA 90042
FREE parking in the rear AND affordable drinks.

Not a cornfield ~ Free

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.

During the summer of 2005, this vast industrial brownfield was transformed into an agricultural oasis and site-specific artwork by Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Bon. The social and ecological concerns of the Not A Cornfield project are directly in dialogue with such land art or site projects as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty or the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Bon calls Not A Cornfield “a living sculpture in the form of a field of corn.”

A panel discussion with Lauren Bon, Matthew Coolidge and Ralph Rugoff to situate Bon's project within an art historical context while at the same time exploring the complex and often controversial nature of large-scale, artist-driven public works.

Admission to this event is free. Please make a reservation by visiting here.
The Getty Research Institute, Museum Lecture Hall
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688

noWax ~ Free

Wed, Oct. 5th 7-9pm
noWax LA - What are you listening to?

My friends at 86 the Onions & Alistair Jeffs
are bringing you No Wax, imported from London.
Bring your MP3 player. Show people what's inside. Plug in and play DJ for a song or two. Turn people on to your music. Get turned on to theirs. Network with others in the advertising, marketing, design, interactive, media and entertainment community.

The Brig (every 1st Wednesday after this)
1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice CA

Tuesday, October 4

: Global material resources and future trends :


TUESDAY, 10.04.05 7pm

In his soon to be released catalog, Blaine Brownell has compiled more than 200 materials, organized by category, described, pictured, and annotated with technical and sourcing information of some of the most compelling experimental materials of this very young twenty-first century. This catalog is an essential tool for any architect or designer interested in keeping up with the rapid developments in the field of materials, looking for a source of inspiration for their designs, or just eager to get their hands on real materials in an effort to understand the incredibly innovative palette now available to us.

Come join us as we discuss new materials and recent developments in trade relations that guide their production and distribution.
Materials & Applications
1619 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Monday, October 3

Access to AFI Fest ~ Free

Monday, Oct 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.
AFI Campus in Hollywood at 2021 N. Western
Mark Goodson Screening Room inside the Louis B. Mayer Library.

Love movies? My friends at the AFI FEST 2005 are looking for volunteers
and interns, and we need dedicated, motivated and talented people like
Bring your completed Volunteer Application, which you can find at
AFIor go directly to here. For detailed info, please contact the Volunteer Department at or 323.486.3746.

Free access to the fest!!

Saturday, October 1

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir ~ Free

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir and the Agape International Choir
Saturday, Oct 1, 4 - 6pm
Forty monastics of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir join the 165-member multi-ethnic Agape International Choir in their breathtaking sanctuary at the Hsi Lai Temple. The Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastic Choir celebrates the pristine sound of Buddhist chanting as a way for listeners to immerse themselves in the Buddha’s light of compassion and wisdom.
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
3456 South Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Reserve seats at (626) 961-9697, Outdoor Event. Bring a sweater.

Maria Gillespie / Oni Dance ~ Free

Maria Gillespie / Oni Dance
Sat, Oct. 1st at 7:30 pm

Maria Gillespie, choreographer and artistic director of Los Angeles-based dance company, Oni Dance, premieres her newest work Bandits. A suite of dances, Bandits is an investigation of how individuals influence, inspire, and challenge one another. This work allows the dancers to become the sculptors of space and time, marking cadence in kinetic poems.

Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free. Reservation required

Museums Free-for-all today!

Twenty-four LA-Area Museums Band Together for
‘Museums Free-For-All’ Free Admission Day Oct. 1

* Anaheim Museum
* Armory Center for the Arts
* Autry National Center
* Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
* California African American Museum
* California Heritage Museum
* California Science Center
* Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens
* Craft and Folk Art Museum
* The Getty Center
* Hammer Museum
* Japanese American National Museum
* Laguna Art Museum
* Long Beach Museum of Art
* The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
* Museum of Latin American Art
* The Museum of Television & Radio
* Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
* Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
* Orange County Museum of Art
* Santa Monica Museum of Art
* Skirball Cultural Center
* Southwest Museum of the American Indian
* UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

*Regular parking fees apply. General admission only. Does not apply to ticketed exhibitions.

Keane ~ Free

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2pm

plays an acoustic set at the Virgin Megastore at Hollywood & Highland