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Seven Weird Things To Do This Week in L.A.

Weekend of Horrors Convention
Weekend of Horrors Convention

L.A. is weird. You can fight it or go with it. What do you think folks in our Calendar section would say? Here are seven hints:

7. The Underground Rebel Bingo Club

Fri., May 13, 10:00pm, secret location

"We can't tell you anything about this Bingo Club. That's because the organizers won't really tell us anything about this Bingo Club. The details are under wraps. That's right, top-secret bingo." — Ali Trachta

6. Weekend of Horrors Convention

Sat., May 14; Sun., May 15, Marriott Hotel Los Angeles Airport

"The celebrities on hand include Robert Englund, better known as Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger; John Carpenter, creator of the Halloween film franchise; Asia Argento, star of 1996 Italian horror flick The Stendhal Syndrome; and Tippi Hedren, the pecked-on heroine of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds." — Derek Thomas

5. Bug Fair

Sat., May 14, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 15, Natural History Museum, Exposition Park

"Expect live bug presentations (no, we're not talking about a flea circus), crafts, bug chef demonstrations and the ever-popular cockroach races." — Libby Molyneaux

4. Mark Steven Greenfield: Doo-Dahz

Starts Sun., May 15, continues through June 26, Off-Ramp Gallery, Pasadena

The works in this exhibit by the former head of Watts Towers "are based on historical portraits of blackface actors and created by a free-associative drawing technique not unlike a surrealist parlor game — and, like many of those, with roots in psychological therapies." — Shana Nys Dambrot

3. Timeless: Marxist Dances @ the Beach

Mon., May 16, 6:30 p.m., Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica

"Dip your toes in the ocean and then enjoy the timeless ambiance of the house William Randolph Hearst built for actress Marion Davies on Santa Monica's Gold Coast, which provides the setting" for this site-specific dance project from Keith Glassman. — Ann Haskins

2. Chaz Bono

Wed., May 18, 7:00 p.m., Renberg Theatre, Hollywood

"Bono chronicles more of his journey in his latest book, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man, which includes a real-time diary and photographs." He'll read from the book and sign copies. — Siran Babayan

1. PXL THIS Film Festival

Thu., May 19, 8:00 p.m., Echo Park Film Center

A festival of films made using a Fisher-Price PXL2000 from 1987. "Meant to be a child's first video camera, it used cassettes as its recording medium, producing grainy, security-cam-quality images." — David Cotner


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