When it comes to raising funds for your charity or cultural project, a silent art auction is a solid way to go. But tonight's fifth annual "Eat Your Art Out" is not your average fundraiser it's more of a free big-top carnival, beer and DJ party, with a killer silent indie-art auction. Jane Dope's background in independent art and her long love affair with the glamorous, sexy and frequently violent sport of flat-track ladies' roller derby (as a leading member of the Angel City Derby Dolls) collided five years ago when the team turned its low coffers into high times and this year is the biggest "Eat Your Art Out" yet. They're basically building a carnival park inside Titmouse animation studios, with food trucks, games and assorted fairground attractions strategically deployed to get your spirits up and prepare you to aggressively knock your competitors off the bidding platform at the main event an auction featuring works by more than 60 local artists and designers who love this most rollicking sport of queens. All funds raised go to locking down a permanent home for the Angel City Derby Girls, and after years of looking gorgeous while kicking ass on wheels for your enjoyment, they deserve it! Titmouse Inc., 1121 Seward St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 25, 7-11 p.m.; free. angelcityderbygirls.com.
Sat., Feb. 25, 7-11 p.m., 2012