CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Wednesday, November 30

Catherine Feeny

Wed. Nov. 30th 10pm
Catherine Feeny
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90028

Monday, November 28

Circus Minor ~ Free

Mon., Nov. 28th
Circus Minor
CiRcUs MiNoR’s sound is a combination of dark optimism and ethereal energy, taking influences from The Cure, The Black Heart Procession, and Joy Division.

Fielding at the Fold ~ Free

Mon., Nov. 28th
Monday Night Residency at Spaceland
"Subtlety is not dead; it merely feels that way if you listen to too much radio...Fielding stoke the fires, making nuanced rock with melodic guilelessness and winsome sophistication. Think Travis at the British band's lushest, or the Get Up Kids, if the Midwesterners got out more..." - Los Angeles Times

Sunday, November 20

Dangerous Stranger ~ Free

Sundays 9:30pm
DANGEROUS STRANGER: Spencer the movie guy digs deep into his archive and pulls out some trulystrange 16mm and 8mm oddities to f**k with your head while playing a wide array of soulful musical rarities to soothe the ensuing pain.
Bigfoot Lodge

Ridazz & Corn ~ Free

Sunday, 11/20 3pm, ride at 3:30
An afternoon ride to the Not-A-Cornfield project to see the site in its "Gold Phase." We'll take a route with some gorgeous views, then we'll ride into the field for a corn potluck. Bring food for sharing and a blanket for lounging.
Meet at Sunset Blvd/Griffith Park Blvd/Edgecliff Dr. Hostessed by the WhirlyGirls - OPEN TO ALL.

Saturday, November 19

Swap Meet ~ Free

Saturday, November 19
9pm till late

Sweet 16 Edition
* a flash drive / CD / MP3 player containing your favorite filez
* Dr1NkZx0Rz
* Your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes
* An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms
Swap Meet is not about grabbing a decade of music to your laptop and being on your way. That’s what what the Department of Defense invented the Internet for.
Swap Meet is a place for you to come with your very most bestest most favoritest filez. Then you can trade them with other actual human people for the special music that you’ve always wanted but didn’t know existed. It’s like social software, but without the software.

Here’s the House karaoke list. If something you’d like to sing is not on the list, you are welcome — nay, encouraged! — to bring your own .KAR files.
at Betalevel

Free Sparks & Giftbags!

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
LA: Beautiful/Decay Issue M Release Party @ Mountain Bar

Live performance by:
Chris Holmes w/ Tamara and Jane Anne
Justin Sterling (Radio)
DJ Damon Ball (Live Mechanics/HVWS)
Willow The Gaslamp Killer (MHE/Sound in Color)

Free Sparks for the first hour/
Free Giftbags for the first 100 people

Mountain Bar
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, November 16

Indy Media ~ Free

Independent Media: What is Wrong with Television News
Wednesday, Nov. 16th 7pm
Across the globe, media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few entertainment conglomerates whose corporate interests determine news coverage. This forum presents a focused discussion on media, democracy, and the changing economics of journalism touching on current media reform efforts and the development of non-profit networks reporting on world news.

Speakers include: Gore Vidal, Joe Trippi, Laura Flanders, Tom Fenton, Bryn Freedman, Paul Jay, Mark Lloyd, Josh Silver, Kim Spencer, Suneeta Vyas
at the Hammer Museum

Tuesday, November 15

Blade Runner ~ Free

Tuesday, Nov 15 8:30pm

"Screening the City" movie series explores the urban environment through film and is targeted to people who are interested in urban issues. The venue offers a relaxing space for viewing and discussing the films. Movies capture the rich narratives of place through examining how characters interact with each other and their environment. The variety of popular movies selected range in genres and themes and show the happy/sad side to urban life. For further info: James Rojas @

At the Mountain Bar

Trophy Wife ~ Free

Tuesday, November 15th 10pm
"Trophy Wife", has once again emerged victorious from a round at the 2005 Harold Competition.

So, if you love laughing, free shows, and two dollar beers, come on

The Improv Olympic, 6366 Hollywood Blvd, betwixt Caguenga and Vine

Wal Mart Doc Screening ~ Free

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 07:30 PM
WalMart - The High Cost of Low Price Documentary Screening
The Wal-Martization of American business is but one example of the glorification of greed that is this nation's guiding ethos. Sarah Feeley, co-Producer of the documentary, will be in attendance and take part in a Q&A session after the screening.

The Renberg Theater L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Village 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038
other screenings listed on site

Saturday, November 12

Noisy Outlaws ~ Free

Saturday, November 12 at 4PM, FREE
The Noisy Outlaw Extravaganza
Part of a Six-City Celebration of McSweeney’s New Book for Young Adults, Generously Titled
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out

Two dozen authors and artists—including Lemony Snicket, George Saunders, Neil Gaimain, Kelly Link, Nick Hornby, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marcel Dzama, and Barry Blitt—have donated their work to Noisy Outlaws...

RSVP to Proceeds go to 826

ABBA ~ Free

Saturday, Nov. 12 Midnight

AFI Film Festival will screen Abba - The Movie, a must see for ABBA fans, this film details ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977.
AFI FEST 2005's Rooftop Village, on the 7th Floor of the ArcLight Parking Structure. Free, first come, first served.

Bazaar Bizarre: Not Your Granny's Craft Book ~ Free signing

Saturday, November 12, 2005 5:00 PM

From the punk-rock craft fair, Bazaar Bizarre, comes a mixed bag of hip projects for the aspiring alternative crafter. 8-page full-color photo insert. 50 2-color line drawings. Speaking to everyone from alternateens to hipster thirtysomethings with an irreverent retro-chic attitude, this book is for those looking to put an edge on the things that grandma used to make.

Skylight Books

World City: Salaam Ensemble and Djanbazian Dance Company

November 12, 2005 12:30 pm
World City: Salaam Ensemble and Djanbazian Dance Company
Free tickets for both shows will be distributed starting at 10 am on the day of the event on Grand Avenue at 2nd Street, in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Salaam, an Arabic word meaning "peace," brings together master musicians featuring the music of the Middle and Near East on instruments such as the oud, the nai, and the darabukah. The critically celebrated Djanbazian Dance Company, formed in 1992 by Anna Djanbazian, has performed more than 80 original pieces and full-length ballets.
Walt Disney Concert Hall : W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre
111 South Grand Avenue , Los Angeles , 90012
Cross Streets: Grand Street / Second Street

That Song in the Background: KCRW DJs Pick Their Favorite Movie Music of the Last 20 Years

Saturday November 12th 8pm
Vidiots Video & KCRW-

KCRW program hosts Jason Bentley, Raul Campos, Gary Calamar and Eric J. Lawrence will present their selections for a favorite use of a song in a film since 1985. Critic Tom Cendejas wll moderate the evening, featuring a montage of 'music-in-movies' clips, Q and A with the DJs, and a party afterward featuring the turntable talents of Mr. Lawrence.
302 Pico Blvd - Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles International Tamale Festival ~ Free

Saturday November 12th -14th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

First Annual Los Angeles International Tamale Festival, Tamales, Tamales and more Tamales from all over the world! Free to the public.... Event will host a Tamale Cook off, Tamale Tasting Contest, Tamale Eating Contest, and Tamale Cooking Classes.

1400 N. Spring Street & Ann Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday, November 11

One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute ~ Free

Friday, November 11 Midnight
AFI Film Festival will screen One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute.

ONE LOVE documents the 1999 tribute concert honoring reggae pioneer Bob Marley. Featured are a cross-section of major rock, pop, hip hop and reggae talent including Lauryn Hill, Chrissie Hynde, Jimmy Cliff, Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes and Tracy Chapman.

Rooftop Village, on the 7th Floor of the ArcLight Parking Structure. Free, first come, first served.

Manuel Castells @ Not A Cornfield ~ Free

Friday November 11th 2005 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Manuel Castells in conversation with Not A Cornfield artist Lauren Bon
Internationally renowned sociologist Manuel Castells' theory of the Network Society describes the spatial form of our time as the 'metropolitan region' - a constellation of multiple nuclear centers, settlements, populations, and activities that are held together as a unit by transportation and communication networks.

The Not A Cornfield project site -
1201 North Spring St - Los Angeles, CA


October 29 Saturday 7 - 9 pm

Alongside this visual survey are three essays. Chris Kraus incorporates interviews with artists and gallery owners providing insight into the network of scenes that make up LA art now.
Jan Tumlir (independent art critic) contextualizes contemporary art in Los Angeles, commenting on current trends and the influence of the LA-based MFA programs. Finally, an essay by Jane McFadden traces specific trajectories between artists living and working in Los Angeles from the 60s to today, forming a unique history of the area.

published by Black Dog Publishing Limited
at the Mountain Bar

Wednesday, November 9

Robert Wilson & Alan Cumming ~ Free

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM
Conversation with Robert Wilson & Alan Cumming

Robert Wilson - The New York Times described him as "a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of time and space onstage."

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming has appeared in numerous productions on stage in New York and London.

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles , 90024

Tuesday, November 8

Feist ~ Free

Tuesday - November 8th - 6:30 pm
Playing later opening for Broken Social Scene at the Henry Fonda Theater.

at Amoeba Records

Monday, November 7

The Chapin Sisters ~ Free

Monday, November 7 8:30pm
The Chapin Sisters

Their musical style blends traditional folk harmonies with an Indie rock/Emo moodiness (think Crosby Stills and Nash meets Cat Power.) Their lo-fi originals are gorgeous and melancholy, while their covers of Britney Spears “Toxic” and The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” are haunting and strangely unfamiliar.
Monday night residency at the Echo

Saturday, November 5

Joan Didion

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 7pm
Joan Didion has been a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter for more than three decades. She was recently honored with the Gold Medal for Belles Lettres from the American Academy of Arts and Letters among other major awards. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker. Her next book The Year of Magical Thinking is a memoir of grief and will be published in October.

at the Hammer Museum

Kickball ~ Free

World Adult Kickball Association.
Saturday, Nov. 5 7pm
Regional Tournament at Rancho Cienega Park (on the corner of La Brea and Rodeo, just south of the 10 Freeway) starting at noon. Eight championship teams from Divisions around Southern California will competing It's going to be some intense, serious kickball action (well, as "intense" and "serious" as adult kickball can get).

Post-tournament party at Big Wangs (1562 N Cahuenga Blvd.), which includes free promo shots and a 25 percent discount on all other drinks and food!

People can find more information, Go Here

Thursday, November 3

The Beetle Trilogy ~ Free

Thursday, November 3, 6-9 pm
Opening Reception: MOCA, 5–8 pm, and REDCAT, 6–9 pm

For this project, Damían Ortega will present The Beetle Trilogy as well as develop a new work that expands on his fascination with conceptual practice, social organization, and humor. In addition to new work, REDCAT will present documentation of the two remaining components of the trilogy: Moby Dick, a heroic action involving the artist’s Beetle, a live band, ropes and pulleys, and Beetle ‘83 Escarabajo, a ritual return to the vehicle’s place of birth.

Pecha Kucha ~ Free

Thursday, November 3,
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design re-launches Pecha Kucha night.

Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term that roughly translates as chit-chat, or perhaps as irritating chatter. Pecha Kucha is a lot of fun for short attention spans. Pecha Kucha is a new kind of venue for anyone involved in, or interested in, architecture, design, fashion, and art.

Originally created by Tokyo's Klein Dytham Architects, Pecha Kucha consists of 20 people showing 20 images each, each for 20 seconds. The presentations start at 8:20 (20:20 in military time). There will be no running over, there will be no turning back, there will be no cover. Be sure to bring your friends and come thirsty.

The Mountain Bar Chinatown

Wednesday, November 2

Inequality in healthcare ~ Free

WED, Nov. 2nd, 7pm
Is Inequality Bad for Our Health? Lecture by Norman Daniels, PhD
When is inequality in health access between different socioeconomic groups unjust? As access to affordable, reliable medical care in the U.S. becomes increasingly precious, noted medical ethicist Norman Daniels lectures on the impartiality and the challenges of the health care system. A renowned authority on public health in the U.S. and abroad, Norman Daniels is the Mary B. Saltonstall professor of ethics and population health at Harvard School of Public Health.

at the Hammer Museum

Octavia E. Butler

WED, NOV 2, 7 PM
Octavia E. Butler
In conversation with Akasha Gloria Hull, poet and feminist scholar. Butler, one of the world's great science fiction writers, explores the limits of "otherness" in her new novel--the story of a young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion..

Central Library downtown

Tuesday, November 1

Creative Diplomacy ~ Free


Creative Diplomacy, “A New Model of Exchange.”
Design is characterized by a practical, inclusive and creative process. Designers are known for their ability to analyze and synthesize issues from a broad humanistic perspective while challenging the status quo in addressing societal challenges. In this session, we bring together experts from the fields of diplomacy, marketing and design to discuss the benefits of connecting design with public diplomacy. The panel will include guest speakers from the Passion Marketing for Issues + Causes, Los Angeles; and from the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center, and the Center on Public Diplomacy.

Art Center College of Design
The South Campus 950 South Raymond Avenue