CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Thursday, March 30

LACMA Party ~ Free

Thursday, March 30 7 pm–3 am
LACMA 40th Anniversary

* Exhibitions LACMA at 40: Gifts in Honor of the Museum's Anniversary
* The Prints of Ed Ruscha: A Selection from the Gift of Jane and Marc Nathanson
* Miró to Warhol: Gifts from Robert H. Halff
* Ettore Sottsass
* Contemporary Projects 10: Mrzyk & Moriceau and Félicien Rops – You Only Live 25 Times

Music: Live performance by N’dambi and Cava; DJ Suckapunch and The Internationalist
Films: "Crash", "Art School Confidential"

An-My Le Photos ~ Free

Thurs, Mar 30th 7pm
Hammer's Aperture West Lecture Series with An-My Le
An-My Lê's body of work questions the presumed authenticity of documentary photography by blending classic devices of both the landscape and the portrait genres to create oddly serene scenes of staged battle. Her most recent photographic series, 29 Palms, captures Iraq- and Afghanistan-bound marines training in California.
Hammer Museum

Wednesday, March 29

The Antiques ~ Free

Wednesday, March 29
at Tangier

101 Freebies!

101 Freebies!

Saturday, March 25

Neutral Milk Hotel Reading ~ Free

Saturday, March 25, 2006 4:00 PM
Title of Event: The Edge presents Kim Cooper discussing and signing In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel was led by the enigmatic Jeff Magnum, who disappeared soon after their 2nd release, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
Joining Kim tonight will be Ben Sisario, a New York Times rock writer who's also written for Rolling Stone, Blender and New York Press among other publications.
at Vroman's Bookstore

Swap Meet ~ Free

Saturday, March 25 9pm till Midnight Downtown
:: Betalevel Events ::

SWAP MEET Piracy - Karaoke - Conviviality
Are you as hardcore as France? Prove it, punk.
- - - - -
* your singin� voice & dancin� shoes
* drinks and snacks (or a few dollars of kindness)
* iPod / MP3 CDs / flash drive with your favorite filez
* an inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms

Friday, March 24

Filter Mag Party ~ Free

Friday March 24th 2006 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
MOCA Grand Avenue - 250 S. Grand Ave - Los Angeles, CA
Filter Magazine presented by the all-new Fit from Honda, featuring a DJ set by Jimmy Tamborello of the Postal Service, a larger-than-life screening of The Flaming Lips' DVD The Fearless Freaks and current exhibitions including the amazing Painting in Tongues.

“Grindhouse Danny’s 16mm Cartoon Madness" ~ Free

Friday March 24th at 9pm
“Grindhouse Danny’s 16mm Cartoon Madness”
Real film! Projected with a real Projector! Shown on a real Screen! With real “BOOMBOX” sound!
The highlight will be a 1977 Comic Book Documentary focusing on DC, Marvel and a NYC comic convention. It. Is. Nuts.

B.Y.O.C (Please bring your own chair. We will have some.) There may even been Beers ya’ll…

3817 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Futures of Downtown LA (& corn!) ~ Free

FRI, Mar 24 7:30pm
What possible futures exist for a sustainable downtown Los Angeles? Using the Not a Cornfield project site and the surrounding areas including the Los Angeles River as contextual anchors, four urban thinkers and planners will discuss these issues, offering a few possible and probable futures to look forward to.

Scheduled to appear: James Rojas, Michael Dear, Lane Barden, Alan Loomis, David Fletcher
at Not a Cornfield 1201 N. Spring St., LA

Thursday, March 23

Pursuit of Genius ~ Free

THURS March 23, 7:30 p.m.
THE CROTTY LECTURE: “The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius”

Joyce Chaplin, Professor of History, Harvard University, will discuss how science, his life's central feature, is its most mysterious and least understood element. Free.
Friends’ Hall at the Huntington Library & Gardens in Pasadena [via LA Brain Terrain]

"Entering New Territory" ~ Free

Thursday, March 23, at 7pm
Students from Roosevelt High School will by joined by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to read from their newly published book "Entering New Territory"
Please join us for an evening of reflections on growing up Latino in L.A., the challenges of fighting stereotypes, stories of redemption from drugs and gangs, as well as dreams for a new L.A.
with 826 LA
at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library.

Echo Park Social(ist) Aid ~ Free

L.A. Record, The Journal of Aesthetics and Politics and Arthur Magazine for beers and supernice music at The
Echo Park Social(ist) Aid & Pleasure Club,
LITTLE JOY (Address: 1477 Sunset Blvd.) No cover --
no attitude -- no war. Introduce yourself, commingle, commiserate,
postulate, plot, dance, smile: it ain't illegal (yet).

Sunday, March 19

Part Time Punks ~ Free

Sun, Mar 19 10pm

Part Time Punks
Black Current - Think a very young Polly Harvey fronting The Mekons. Or maybe Unwound...Unless anyone else remembers The Charlottes??
at the Echo

Wednesday, March 15

A Book of Convergences ~ Free

Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:30 PM

Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences(McSweeney's) on Flickr
Former New Yorker staff writer and director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU offers a gem of an essay collection. His interest lies in the points at which separate images, politicians, or ideas can form, through coincidental similarities, a wholly new dialogue that consequently deepens the meaning of each.
Skylight Books Los Feliz

Bicycle Gangs of New York ~ Free

Wed, Mar 15 8pm
Description: WED, March 15. BICYCLE GANGS OF NEW YORK ('04, 23m) Cheryl Dunn chronicles the antics of NY's intrepid urban cyclists. GREEN BIKE VIDEO ('85, 36m) Bike activists unite! Deleuze & Guattari meet Abbie Hoffman in Ross Lipman's anarcho-document of Ann Arbor, Michigan artists. Matt St. Germain's cool preview for BIKE RODEO ('04, 8m)
7 DUDLEY CINEMA at Sponto Gallery 7 Dudley Ave. Venice, CA. 310-399-2078

Sunday, March 12

CA Ear Unit ~ Free

Sun March, 12 3pm
California EAR Unit at ALOUD.
The Videoctave show features its standard repertoire of modern minimalist and avant-garde chamber music, accompanied by a series of engaging experimental and narrative videos — including the 1928 version of The Fall of the House of Usher.

Mark Taper Auditorium, Downtown Central Library (630 W 5th St)

Sunday, March 5

The Glass Family ~ Free

Sunday, Mar. 5 4pm

The Glass Family
in-store performance at Sea Level Records
Echo Park

Friday, March 3

Crumb & Drinks ~ Free

Friday March 3rd, from 8pm till 10pm
Opening Party
For the collection of Denis Kitchen; ROBERT CRUMB, WILL EISNER & HARVEY KURTZMAN


Thursday, March 2

Fly Better Broken ~ Free

Thurs. March 2 9pm

Fly Better Broken
at the Echo

with Sea Wolf

Wednesday, March 1

Design Like You Give a Damn ~ Free

Wed, Mar 1, 7 PM
The Wired Speaker Series and ALOUD Present
“Design Like You Give a Damn”
Cameron Sinclair with

Laura Moorhead, Senior Editor, WIRED Magazine
Join Sinclair and Moorhead as they explore the notion of disaster as an opportunity for sustainable development, rather than a temporary band-aid for those in crisis.

Central Library Downtown