CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Tuesday, February 28

Pecha Kucha ~ Free

Tues. Feb 14th 8:20pm
Pecha Kucha

Originally created by Tokyo's Klein Dytham Architects, Pecha Kucha consists of 20 people showing 20 images each, each for 20 seconds.

Hosted by the LA Forum, anyone in the art, architecture, or design world can 'show' and tell. It may be a newly finished building, it may be a new project, a new piece of furniture, a new event, a new idea, or something unexpected that you want to share with everyone.

Monday, February 27

Infoshop Culture Doc ~ Free

Mon, Feb. 27th 7:30pm
:: Betalevel Events ::
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest present-
Living Room: Space and Place in Infoshop Culture

nfoshops and a Place-based Culture of Resistance:
We live in a society where public places that people feel like they are
an active part of and can use for non-economic purposes are
increasingly rare.
at Betalevel

Friday, February 24

Takeshi Murata video screening and ice cream party

Friday February 24th 8pm
Takeshi Murata video screening and ice cream party
Please join us for a screening of four works of psychedelic animation by Takeshi Murata, hot fudge and banana splits

Free screening, banana splits $3, bring your own beer.

Machine Project, 1200 D N Alvarado, Los Angeles,
CA 90026.

Thursday, February 23

Martin Kersels ~ Free

Thurs., Feb 23rd 7pm

Martin Kersels applies the principles of performance to his photography, audio works, and sculpture. Kersels id co-director of the Program in Art at California Institute of the Arts.

Hammer Museum

Sunday, February 19

Rademacher ~ Free

SUN February 19th 9pm

Rademacher is best described as melodic, song oriented indie rock ---
influences include Pavement, Grandaddy and Earlimart.

* Spaceland
* 1717 Silver Lake Blvd.
* Los Angeles

Friday, February 17

Free Rum!

FRI, Jan. 17th 7pm
Get there early for free rum!

7-8pm: Rum tasting
8-9pm: Maria Costa showcase/amateur salsa lessons
for raffle prizes
9pm and beyond: Regularly scheduled salsa music/dancing.

The Cultural Dining Tour is a three-week event across the Los Angeles area involving over 60 restaurants.

Cuban Bistro
28 W. Main Street Alhambra, California 91801

Drama Magazine Party ~ Free

Tuesday, February 14

Stop Dancing & Cry ~ $5

Tues. Feb 14th 9pm
Pay $5 to drown out your sorrows with...
Dntel comforts himself by combining melancholy melodies with an assortment of electronic production styles.
with The Long Lost, Becky Stark, Winter Flowers

depressing discos, morose moving images made by: Chad Misner, special bitter-but-sweet treats from Hip Hop Chocolates, free teardrop face painting...boohoo

At the Echo

Friday, February 10

Saul Williams ~ Free

Fri. Feb 10 7pm
Saul Williams presents and signs The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.

Films & Corn ~ Free

FRI FEB 10 @ 7:30pm
Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Free Films + Fire
Gratis TBD cinema selections by NAC staff and Echo Park Film Center

Growing in the historic center of Los Angeles, the Not Cornfield project transforms an industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle.

1201 North Spring Street

Thursday, February 9

Art by People in Love ~ $5

Thurs. Jan 9th 8pm
Art By People in Love

Art and films made by “people in love”. If you are in love and make art with that special person then you are invited to have 10 minutes of fame to sing, dance, screen a film, read a poem, bake a cake…

Echo Park Film Center

Wednesday, February 8

Make a Valentine! ~ Free

Wed. Feb. 8th 9pm
Make your Own Valentines!

Have a drink and make your own arts and crafts at Craft Night

Tuesday, February 7

Will Books Survive? ~ Free

Tuesday, February 7, 7pm
Steve Wasserman, "Do Books Have a Future in the Digital Age?"

Has the Internet now become so widespread as to render books obsolete? Are publishers dinosaur institutions? Is the crisis of American literacy also a crisis of American democracy? Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, will argue that books will survive.
at Central Library

Saturday, February 4

Be A Dork! ~ Free

Sat. Feb 4th 1pm
People Doing Strange Things with Electricity

This event will focus on how Processing - an open source programming language and environment for people who want to work with images, animation, and sound - can be used to interact and control electronics and other physical devices.

Machine Project
1200 D North Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Golden Dragon Parade ~ Free

Sat & Sun, Feb 4-5, 2-5pm, FESTIVAL HOUR 10am-9pm
LA Golden Parade

Over 50 floats, bands, and parade elements will be participating, including the newly crowned 2006 Miss L.A. Chinatown Queen and Court. on Saturday. Highlights include lion dancers, a “Masters of Mahjong” tournament, children’s activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, and 500-person Tai Chi exhibition.

Broadway & Hill

Friday, February 3

Bike Ride of Love ~ Free

Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m.

"Sex, Sexuality and Love" "the route is themed around sexuality expressed in architecture (male vs. female buildings/architectural spaces)
ROUTE: Roughly 16 miles ending where it started at Sunset and La Brea; a few slight hills. Bring your own bike! Any bike! No rider left behind! "
WHERE: The gathering/starting point will be the Mobil Station on the southwest corner of Sunset and La Brea in Hollywood
From [Blogging LA]

Thursday, February 2

Politically Inspired Fiction ~ Free

Thurs. Feb 2 7:30pm
"Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction"
Following on the success of the first anthology, Politically Inspired, this second collection of politics-meets-fiction brings together some of the best voices of our time. Let these four authors show you what fiction can do when it gets angry.

Skylight Bookstore