CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Sunday, April 30

Alterna Music at the Getty ~ Free

Sat, April 30th 6pm
Aesthetics of Risk Concert: Future Pigeon and The Red Krayola

Eddie Ruscha as DJ Dungeonmaster, followed by Los Angeles band Future Pigeon performing at 7:00 p.m. This eight-piece outfit, named "best instrumental band" at the LA Weekly Music Awards, draws on reggae, psychedelic rock, and Afro-beat. The Red Krayola, one of the longest surviving underground bands, takes the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

George & Martha ~ Free

Sunday, April 30th 6pm
Karen Finley

Karen Finley reads from her latest work, George and Martha, which imagines a torrid affair between the president of the United States and the first lady of domesticity, Martha Stewart.

Hammer Museum

Saturday, April 29

Festival of Books ~ Free

Saturday, April 29 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 30 10am-5pm
UCLA Festival of Books
Bringing together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Includes exciting author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings.

UCLA campus

Friday, April 28

Artist Convo ~ Free

Friday, April 28th 7 p.m
Conversations with Artists - discuss in the galleries their responses to cultural and political issues raised by the exhibition, including topics like global consumerism, political awareness, and shifting neighborhood identities.
Tonight Los Angeles-based artist Clayton Campbell, who invites visitors to participate in his installation, Words My Son Has Learned Since 9-11. . at LACMA West

Saturday, April 22

RES Party ~ Free

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 10pm-2am

Celebrate the release of this month's issue featuring this year's RES 10, our annual spotlight
on ten innovative creators to watch - with filmmaker Nash Edgerton.

The Mountain Bar
475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles

Freebie Finder

The Freebie Finder aggregates freebie links from around the web while removing scams and
referral pyramids.

Thursday, April 20

Billy Childish ~ Free

Thursday, April 20 - 8PM
Billy Childish

Internationally acclaimed artist and musician Billy Childish will be at the Film Center to screen an assortment of his rarely seen films made with the Chatham Super 8 Cinema. Simple story lines, no lights, a second hand camera and no art.
Echo Park Film Center

Wednesday, April 19

Poets XI ~ Free

WED, Apr 19, 7 PM
"ALOUD at Central Library"
This annual poetry reading for local voices introduces a cross-section of lively, talented writers who are making an impression in the Los Angeles poetry community.
Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles

Reckless Behavior ~ Free

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Reckless Behavior
This 90-minute program of recent and newly commissioned pieces of video art surveys categories of work, including artists performing reckless or seemingly dangerous actions on camera, and employing explosive visual and narrative styles to portray social recklessness in both fictional and documentary modes.
The Getty, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300

A Mental Odyssey ~ Free

Wed 4.19, 7-10pm
Marseilles-based artist Mathieu Briand works in various installation forms with computers, electronic music, robots and video technology to explore systems of stimulation, play and perception.

For his exhibition at in Los Angeles, Briand will present several works including SYS*05.ReE*03/SE*1\ MoE*2-4 (Audio-Visual exchange helmets). For REDCAT, Briand will create a new work with video and animation that allows viewers to observe the rotation of the earth, part of a new body of work investigating the fantastical future promised by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
631 W 2nd St, 213.237.2800

Tuesday, April 18

Videogame Art ~ Free

TUES, April 18th 2006 8-11pm
"I Am 8-Bit"
Your Atari nostalgia will transcend simple pop-culture iconic irony. See new works inspired by videogames of the ’80s from 2H, Axis, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Blinky, and more-basically, the illuminati of L.A.’s lowbrow new surrealism.
Gallery 1988, 7030 Melrose Ave., L.A. via [LA Alternative

Friday, April 14

¡Viva la Revolución! ~ Free

¡Viva la Revolución!
April 14, 2006 Meet at 9:30pm

Midnight Ridazz celebrates the revolutionary roots of Los Angeles! Ridazz will follow the Virgin of Guadalupe's glorious path through Los Angeles:

Meet at: Pioneer Chicken
Echo Park and Sunset

PS reminder from skull: you are required by law to have a light on the front and at least a reflector in the back. What you do with this info is your bidness.

Tuesday, April 11

Art and Neuroscience ~ Free

Tuesday April 11, 2006 4pm
Art and Neuroscience
Philosopher John Hyman, a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, and former Getty scholar, discusses a new science of the visual arts known as "neuroaesthetics" and examines the relationship among neuroscience, art history, and philosophy.
The Getty GRI Lecture Hall

Circle X Theatre ~ Free

Tuesdays until April 18th - 8pm
L.A.’s award-winning Circle X Theatre Company announces its “Spring 2006 Circle X Reading Series.” A public play reading series exploring 6 new plays, one each week, whose topics range from Philip K. Dick and Faust to cults and writer’s block, in styles from eccentric social commentary to gothic drama.

A talk back follows each performance.
520 North Western Ave. , Los Angeles , 90004

The Perils of Good Intentions ~ Free

TUES April 11 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Doing Good in the World: Post 9/11 Opportunities and Challenges
"The Perils of Good Intentions Humanitarian Action in the Age of Pre-Emptive War"

DAVID RIEFF -Writer, Journalist, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
Garrison Theatre
Scripps College Humanities Institute
1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont , 91711
Phone: 909 / 621 - 8326

Monday, April 10

Army Navy ~ Free

Monday, April 10th
Army Navy bring to mind early '90s acts like Teenage Fanclub and the Swirlies. Former NW resident/Pinwheel co-frontman Justin Kennedy has moved on from his days sharing vocal duties with Ben Gibbard in that band... -Jennifer Maerz, Seattle Stranger
Spaceland Silver Lake

Sunday, April 2

Skirts.Skates.Scars. ~ Free

Sunday April 2nd 2006 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LA Derby Dolls
This LA Derby Dolls event will feature a flat track scrimmage between 2 of the teams w/i the league. Tough Cookies will take on the Tru$t Fund Terror$!!

There will be a BBQ and bake sale.
Donation only
YMCA - 5142 Tujunga Ave - North Hollywood, CA

Saturday, April 1

Art You Can Eat ~ Free

Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

The Edible Book Tea Party combines the creative and culinary talents of many of the Southland’s preeminent book artists, book lovers, chefs, food lovers and children who will be transforming fantasies of literature into a feast for the eyes and palate.

The Los Angeles Book Arts Center
Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood.