You know you love McSweeney's, that big, bad bastion of literary hepness based in the City by the Bay. We're going to turn a blind eye to the fact that they've put out Miranda July's book and concentrate on things written by people not using horribly made-up names who just "appear," body of precious work in hand, as the next best thing, perfectly packaged for lazy editors the world over. Instead, we're going to celebrate 826LA Presents: McSweeney's #39 Release Party. There will be music, comestibles and special guests, including McSweeney'scontributors Jay Caspian, Ellie Kemper (The Office), Amelia Gray and Benjamin Weissman. We promised we wouldn't reveal the super-special secret musical guest. See and be seen by people who read and are read. Yeah. 826LA, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.; $24 for entrance and copy of the mag, $10 admission only. (213) 413-3388, 826la.org.
Thu., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2011