CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Saturday, May 20

Music & Movie ~ Free

Saturday, May 20 12pm-2pm
Followed by a free screening of the film From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora.

Skirball Center

Friday, May 19

Final Fantasy VII ~ Free

Friday May 19 at 8pm
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
This Friday we go head-to-head with the opening of “The DaVinci Code” by showing “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children,” the long-anticipated sequel to 2001’s “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within,” which set the standard for the CGI cinematography of its time.

Wasp & Orchid is particularly interested in this film for its imaginative use of CGI to design some of the most stunning and unrestrained fight scenes ever.

@ BetaLevel!

Wednesday, May 17

Gertrude's Poetry ~ Free

Wed May 17th 7pm
UCLA Hammer Museum - 10899 Wilshire Blvd

The Poetry of Gertrude Stein
Readings of Gertrude Stein’s works by Cal Bedient, Terry Castle, and Stephen Yenser.
Her books and articles of criticism address 18th-century British fiction, World War I, English art and culture of the 1920s and 1930s, and gay and lesbian writing.

Friday, May 12

Latino Theater Company ~ Free

Latino Theater Company presents Liz Estrada (Villa Playreading Series)
Friday May 12, 2006 8 pm
Auditorium, Getty Villa

Noted Los Angeles playwright Evelina Fernandez puts her contemporary spin on the Aristophanic classic Lysistrata. Liz Estrada is set in today's L.A. and deals with our current involvement in the Middle East. This staged reading promises to be an entertaining yet poignant retelling of a play whose lessons we have not seemed to learn over the past 2,400 years.

Wednesday, May 10

Spendrift ~ Free

Wed, May 10
Prepare to be sucked in and dropped off somewhere around Silver Queen Town in Kern County…it’s like a road trip into the Mojave, without leaving L.A. This is bat country!
at Safari Sams 5204 W. Sunset Blvd
[via LA Alternative]

Into the Pixel ~ NOT Free, but cool

Into the Pixel
Wed, May 10 5:30pm
Into the Pixel is a juried exhibition of the art of the video game, curated by experts from world-renowned art museums, cutting edge galleries and interactive industry veterans.

Electronic Entertainment Expo, in the Los Angeles Convention Center Concourse Foyer.

Tuesday, May 9

Felt Club ~ Free

Saturday, May 13 11am-3pm
Felt Club
Arts & Crafts fun...
at Meltdown Comics

Sunday, May 7

AIDS Orphans Event ~ Free

Join us Sunday, May 7, from 12-3pm
at Santa Monica State Beach for
World AIDS Orphans Day "Circle of Hope"
to create an aerial art display.

Participants will be organized into a huge circle with the word "hope" at the center and
a profile of a child's face. The image will be photographed from the sky. Other activities will include spoken word performances (by KAOS Project Blowed Youth Poetry Team), speakers, creative activities for teens, and community service opportunities

Saturday, May 6

Gem Art Fundraiser

Saturday, May 6, 7p - 10p
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 presents…
gem - A jewel of an event, gem will present the work of over 100 of LA’s most talented emerging artists. A great opportunity for collectors, all artwork will be for sale and priced from $100-$1000.

All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Los Angeles Art Association.

Gallery 825: 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

Music Swap Meet ~ Free

Saturday, May 6 9pm till Late
:: Betalevel Events ::
SWAP MEET Piracy - Karaoke - Conviviality

Swap Meet is a place for you to come with a special selection of your very most bestest, most favoritest music so you can trade it 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 replacing “software” with “beer.”

And then we sing! Here's the House Karaoke List
- - - - -
your singin� voice & dancin� shoes
drinks and snacks (or a few dollars of kindness)
iPod / MP3 CDs / flash drive with your favorite filez,
Directions to Betalevel

Free Comic Book Day

Sat May 6th 2006
Free Comic Book Day
Comic book stores around L.A. (and across the country) will be hosting "Free Comic Book Day", where you can pick up special issues of popular and new titles including X-Men, GI Joe, Jack the Lantern, Archie, the Transformers, and even a Bongo Comics issue that features Comic Book Guy on the cover.
via [Blogging.LA]

Friday, May 5

Who Needs Sleep? ~ Free

Friday May 5 2006, 7:30PM

UCLA Film & Television Archive and UCLA Documentary Salon present WHO NEEDS SLEEP?
Directed by Haskell Wexler and Lisa Leeman

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to explore the devastating effects of long hours and sleep deprivation on the lives and families of both casts and crew in the film industry. The resulting documentary is a must-see for anyone already working in the entertainment industry or hoping to break in.

In person: Haskell Wexler, Lisa Leeman, Tamara Maloney