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Tuesday, October 31

Stuntacular ~ Free

Tuesday, October 31: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Halloween Stuntacular

A theme park-caliber live-action stunt show produced by Hollywood professionals with lighting, music, costumes and special effects. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
4300 block of Ponca Avenue at Toluca Lake Avenue Donations accepted.
Box office: 310-788-9474

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Sunday, October 29

Synesthesia Drive-in ~ Free

Sunday, October 29th 2-8pm
"Synesthesia Drive-in"

It's a day-long art and music festival featuring over 15 artists painting and exhibiting to a live set of great bands. A silent auction with proceeds going to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.

Hermosa Beach, at Sangria restaurant on Pier Ave.

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Saturday, October 28

Swap Meet

Saturday October 28 8:30 pm till late
:: Betalevel Events :: Swap Meet

Halloween Swap Meet. So in addition to the usual piracy, karaoke (here's the list) and conviviality, there will be candy, pumpkin carving and costumes.

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.

* Your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes
* media or device containing your favorite filez
* Dr1NkZ (or dollars of kindness)
* An inner sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms

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Craft Mag Launch Party ~ Free

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Spooktacular ~ Free

Sat. Oct. 28th, 2006 10am-4pm

Spooktacular North Valley Community Festival

the Northridge Hospital Medical Center gets transformed into a scary haunted house. There's also trick-or-treating...

Northridge Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd.

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Thursday, October 26

Halloween Gift Bags ~ Free

Thursday, Oct. 26th 10pm-2am
Subliminal Projects Halloween Bash at La Cita

DJ’s from the Short Stop, Bar 107, Le Disko, Memphis a costume contest, a photo station (by Prom Nite photographer, Jiro) and gift bags go to the first fifty people. Come in costume.
336 S. Hill, between 3rd & 4th.

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New German Writers Panel ~ Free

Thursday, Oct. 26th 7pm
Wende Kids: A New Generation of German Writers
Reading and panel discussion with Jana Hensel, Julia Schoch, Antje Rávic Strubel

at Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles

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Make a difference ~ Free

Thursday, October 26, 2006 6:30pm-8:00pm
MIT Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning holds Open House to meet faculty and students

At the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), we are committed to positive social change. Our moral vision is translated into professional education in distinct ways:

… We believe in the abilities of urban and regional institutions to steadily improve the quality of life of citizens.

… We emphasize democratic decision-making involving both public and private actors, and acknowledge the necessity of government leadership to ensure greater social and economic equality.

… We foster a positive approach to technological innovation as a major force of social change.

… We trust that the built environment can meet the needs of diverse populations and serve as a source of meaning in their daily lives.

Gallery 727, 727 S Spring St, Los Angeles

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Tuesday, October 24

Blow Up Your Mind ~ Free

Tuesday October 24th 8PM
Materials & Applications Blow Up Your Mind
Electroland & Stefan Röschert

Electroland is working at the forefront of new technologies to create interactive experiences where visitors can interact with buildings, spaces and each other in new and exciting ways.

This event takes place within our newly opened environment Bubbles. If you have not seen it at night, it is awesome, bring a beach blanket, relax on the sand and participate in this evening discussion.
a $5 donation will be appreciated

1619 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Secret Machines at Union Station ~ Free

Tue October 24 7:30-10:30pm
The Secret Machines at Union Station

special DJ set by Shepard Fairey

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Saturday, October 21


Saturday, October 21st, 2006 7pm

Laurie Anderson will present a special audio-visual lecture exploring the intersections of art, science, and creativity. One of the premier performance artists in the world, Ms. Anderson has consistently intrigued, entertained and challenged audiences with her multi-media presentations.

Ms. Anderson will be joined in conversation by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute and a leading researcher of cognition, emotions, and neural systems.

By the USC School of Cinema-Television, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, .
Eileen Norris Cinema Theater 3507 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089

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Street Signs & Solar Ovens ~ Free

Saturday, October 21, 2006 6-8 pm

A revolutionary exhibition featuring artwork created with social activism as its inspiration. Dubbed “socialcraft”, the objects on display are examples of unique artworks utilized by communities and individuals in their quest for social change. Street Signs and Solar Ovens will feature protest art meant for public display such as hand-crafted demonstration signs, posters, t-shirts, as well as examples of instruments for socially-conscious living such as eco-friendly appliances.

An example of work here

with musical performance by The Eyeshadows
at the Craft Art & Folk Art Museum Gallery 3
RSVP: 323.937.4230 x 50
Exhibit runs October 22 - December 31 , 2006

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Beastie Boys Secret Show ~ Free

Sat, Oct. 21
Beastie Boys concert at Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, CA.
Free tickets. Here are some new locations where there will be ticket drops to get them.

Wednesday, October 18, 4pm
K5 Poway
12630 Poway Rd Poway, CA 92064

Thursday, October 19, 7pm
Beach Bums
20 City Blvd West
The Block at Orange Suite H908 Orange, CA 92868

K5 Encinitas
280 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024


Artstorm ~ Free

Sat. October 21, 2006 12- 5pm
Artstorm LA

The ArtPark will feature 20 live Aerosol Artists creating art on canvas in a safe and legal setting. ArtStorm ArtParks are designed to help the artists and the Masterpiecing Art Form become an accepted and appreciated form of legitimate, culturally relevant art.

You might be:
an Aerosol artist wanting to reserve a canvas.
a collector interested in acquiring a canvas.
a person generally interested in Aerosol Art.
an organization who needs effective programming.
a school with tagging problem.

Mirabel Mortuary Parking Lot
2814 N. Broadway , Los Angeles , 90031

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Friday, October 20

Rock out at the Getty ~ Free

Friday, October 20, 2006 6-9pm
Fridays Off the 405 at the Getty

Transplants from neo-gothic New Orleans to brooding Brooklyn, Collin Ruffino and David Gross, aka Home Video, show off their musical minimalism inspired by such diverse greats as Edward Gorey, Nine Inch Nails, and Chopin. They blend electronica with slow-burning pop for a full-on rock show.

Fauna Flash—Roland Appel and Christian Prommer, the reigning German kings of drum & bass—show off their "genre-may-care" attitude with energetic remixes grounded in urban club music with hints of house, dub, jazz, latin, hip-hop, soul, and brazil.

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Thursday, October 19

3rd Thursday ~ Free

Thursday, October 19, 2006 8-10pm
“3rd Thursday,” - Live Music and Art at Hollywood & Highland Center

Indie folk-rockers The Little Ones, and post-punk revivalist Whitey, live and for free! The event will also feature Abigail’s Party, a local art collective.

Hollywood & Highland Center

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Saturday, October 14

Subliminal Art ~ Free

Sat. Oct. 14th 8-11pm
Artemio Rodriguez and Dave Lefner at Subliminal Projects Opening Reception

Printmaker Artemio Rodriguez was born to a working-class family in Michoacan, Mexico and his prints encompass this sense of being “in between,” and mix social criticism with traditional Mexican styles of folk and political art. Dave Lefner, a native-born Angeleno, records imagery inspired by L.A. itself, from fading signage to graffiti and neon.

3780 Wilshire Blvd. #210 (upstairs), Miracle Mile, in the Wiltern building.
Sponsored by
Swindle Magazine
DC Shoes
Dewars - could mean free booze...

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Kid Haircuts ~ Free

Sat. Oct. 14th - Sun. Oct. 15th, 2006 11-5pm

As part of the Free Trade project series by Outpost, HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN is a collaboration beween Artistic Director Darren O'Donnell and Producer Naomi Campbell that "playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, with trust in the younger generation, and with the thrills and chills of vanity. Done by Grade 6 students from Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park, and supervising stylist Christy Honsberger of Ellouise Hair Salon, Pasadena.

Saturday, October 14

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Susy's Beauty Salon 6419 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, October 15

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Odette's New Styles 5914 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA


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Friday, October 13

The 88 ~ Free

Friday, October 13, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
The 88 at The Getty

Friday Nights at the Getty turns it up to eleven with The 88, an unsigned Los Angeles-based power-pop quintet whose buoyant melodies, first-rate musicianship, and general jollity have made their debut album, Kind of Light, a listener favorite on KCRW.
Watch their video

Show is 'sold out', however you can call (310) 440-7300 to see if there have been any cancellations. I know that I've shown up to the Getty many a time and got in based on many people not showing up because the concert is free.

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Creeper Double Feature ~ Free

Friday, October 13th 7pm
Nightmare on Elm Street & Friday the 13th at the Vista...

RSVP to:

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Wednesday, October 11

Reader submitted logo

Trying to help a brother out, this logo was submitted by reader, Matt Ash
What does everyone think?
As I'm in the process of redesigning the site, I'm looking at new logos and would love anyone's feedback!

yours in cheapness,


Monday, October 9

Winter, Lavender, Matt & Darren ~ Free

Monday, October 9th 8:30pm
Echo Monday Night Residency

Winter Flowers || Listen

Lavender Diamond || Listen

Matt Fishbeck (Holy Shit)

Darren Rademacher (the Tyde)

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Sunday, October 8

Feel free to send in your suggestions on a new logo...

Saturday, October 7

"Web 2.0" Logo... jeez...

a new logo for this site is being created - this Google one is not it...

Bill Owens Afternoon ~ Free

Saturday, Oct 7, 2006 3pm

Join artist Bill Owens as he discusses his photographic portfolio Suburbia and recent work. A booksigning and reception will immediately follow at ART CATALOGUES, MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Pacific Design Center, Conference Center
8687 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Brewery Art Walk ~ Free

Sat. & Sun, Oct. 7-8, 2006

Brewery Art Walk
Over 100 Artists
Free admission & parking

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Grand Ave Fest ~ Free

Saturday, October 7, 2006 11-5pm
Grand Avenue Festival Downtown

Presenting FREE
Music, Theater, Opera and Dance Performances
Art-Making Activities
Gallery Row Art Fair
Drum Circle
Free admission to MOCA
Fine Craft and Design Sale
Chef Demonstrations

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Dorkbot ~ Free

Saturday, Oct 7th, 2006 4pm

Everyone's favorite art+electronics show and tell, meet and great, free afternoon beer and potato chip symposium returns with three special guests.

Technology writer/editor/producer Suzanne Stefanac will speak on general awesomeness.

Allison de Fren will speak on 'The Mechanical Bride,' a film which explores the quest to manufacture the perfect

Greg Elliott presents PersonalSoundtrack, a tiny wearable computer which detects your walking or running speed and plays songs from your music library that match your pace.

Map to Dorkbot Social

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Eagle Rock Music Fest ~ Free

Saturday, October 7th, 2006 5pm
Eagle Rock Music Fest

With Inara George, Eleni Mendel, Monsters are Waiting, Future Pigeons, Afrobeat Down and others.

The Eagle Rock Music Festival is brought to you buy the Center For the Arts, Eagle Rock. It's a free event but to contribute a donation, all proceeds support the Center's free after-school programs for middle and high school students.

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Friday, October 6

Tarfest ~ Free

Friday, Oct 6th & Sunday, Oct. 8th 2006

TarFest is a weekend festival of emerging film, music and art held at the La Brea Tar Pits and the surrounding Museum Row.

Friday at Molly Malones:
9 PM Una
10 PM The Oohlas
11 PM West Indian Girl

Saturday Film Schedule here

Sunday at the Tar Pits:

1 PM M. Gray Music Academy
2 PM Rhythm Roots All Stars
3 PM The Submarines
4 PM Bitter: Sweet with MC Aloe Blacc & various sets from Scratch DJ Academy

El Rey Theatre Stage in the La Brea Tar Pits Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd.

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Thursday, October 5

Edible Estates ~ Free

Thursday, Oct 5th 2006 8-10 pm
Machnie Project Opening Reception for the Edible Estates show

Organized by Fritz Haeg, Edible Estates is an attack on the American front lawn and everything it has come to represent.
It reconciles issues of global food production and urbanized land use with the modest gesture of a domestic garden. Edible Estates is an ongoing series of projects to replace the American front lawn with edible garden landscapes responsive to culture, climate, context and people.
watch video here

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Tuesday, October 3

Digital TV Liberation Talk ~ Free

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006 7:00PM
Fulbright Chair Speaker Series: Wendy Seltzer

Join Cory Doctorow, the U.S. - Canada Fulbright Chair in Public Diplomacy, in welcoming Wendy Seltzer, founder of the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. Seltzer is a former Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney, and she is part of the elite cadre of tech lawyers who can actually write code. If you're looking to understand how free speech became suppressed speech, you need to come to this talk.

USC Annenberg School, Room 236
courtesy o' Boing Boing

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Movie downloads ~ Free

Tuesday, October 3rd 12am
To celebrate the Day Against DRM, all Video content on 4Flix.Net will be available for FREE on October 3rd, 2006! Just sign up for an account, and download away!

Also check out sister-site, Unabridged Books for classic MP3 audiobooks and PDF eBooks, all DRM-Free of course.

courtesy o' Boing Boing

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Sunday, October 1

Board Games, Art, Music ~ Free

Every Sunday night at at 9:37pm.

Maggie fine & hannah b. present Down The Rabbit Hole With Djs jaz & elwood. Plus, there are board games!
Live music by Miles Mosley...

The Bar located at 5851 Sunset blvd/bronson

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All Museums in town! ~ Free

Sunday October 1, 2006

The Second Annual "Museums Free-For-All"
Twenty museums - presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science - will open their doors wide and invite visitors free of charge.

Participating Museums:

* Armory Center for the Arts
* Autry National Center's Museum of the American West
* California Heritage Museum
* California Science Center
* Craft and Folk Art Museum
* Fowler Museum at UCLA
* The Getty Center
* Hammer Museum
* Japanese American National Museum
* Laguna Art Museum
* Long Beach Museum of Art
* Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
* The Museum of Television & Radio
* The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
* Museum of Tolerance
* Norton Simon Museum
* Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
* Pacific Asia Museum
* Skirball Cultural Center
* Southwest Museum of the American Indian.

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