Come for the Peace, Stay for the Cake

Come for the Peace, Stay for the Cake

Longtime peace activist Jerry Rubin is turning 65 and shows no signs of slowing down saving the trees, the people or whomever else needs saving. He's throwing himself a Non-Retirement Activist Birthday Party . This is not to be confused with the "60th Birthday Peace Party and Concert" he threw himself five years ago, though once again, pals Ross Altman, David Zasloff and other political humorists will speak, sing, joke and even karaoke in Rubin's honor. Let’s let him tell it: "Certainly, I'll speak, after all, it's my party and I'll cry if I want to. There will also be an open mike for the public to sing peace songs or do peace poems -- I mean it is an activist party." What's his proudest accomplishment? "That I managed to survive thousands of people asking me if I'm the antiwar activist Jerry Rubin from the '60s. And that events I've put on in my nearly 30 years of activism have been honored to get an L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week more than 30 times."
Thu., Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m., 2008