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Over the Weekend: Department of Eagles Live, Dr. Susan Block's Orgy for Obama, Peter Bogdanovich at New Beverly

This weekend was our first with new president Barack Obama and Los Angeles celebrated the only way it knew how with sold out rock concerts, orgies, jam-packed art openings, film screenings and more. Sunday morning I awoke to find my apartment floor scattered with an array of party favors like Obama condoms and Chinese herb aphrodisiac supplements from the party I had attended the night before, the Eros Day X "Orgy for Obama" Inauguration Ball presented by Dr. Susan Block. And later that afternoon at my local coffee shop I counted more hangovers per capita than I had on New Year's Day. There was definitely something in the air this weekend and we all took a big whiff. Read on for what we did and who we saw...

Department of Eagles Sell Out Troubadour



Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

Timothy NorrisTatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

New York indie rock darlings Department of Eagles played to a packed house at the Troubadour on Friday. Cave Singers opened and members of We Barbarians and Cold War Kids were spotted in the crowd. Check out more photos in the Department of Eagles slideshow and read Randall Roberts' review of the show, "Department of Eagles and Cave Singers at the Troubadour: Adorers, and Harmonies, Galore."


Dr. Susan Block's Eros Day X "Orgy for Obama" Inaugural Ball

Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

Erin BroadleyTatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

On Saturday, the Dr. Susan Block Institute for Erotic Arts and Sciences celebrated Eros Day X and Barack Obama's inauguration with an "Orgy for Obama" party in downtown L.A. In addition to honoring Eros, the god of love, lust and life, Block described the event as, "Celebrating hope for a new era of peace-through-pleasure politics and an end to anti-sex militarism in America and around the world, at the climax of a week of balls honoring the historic presidential inauguration of Barack Obama." Click the image for a slideshow of the orgiastic festivities and read Patrick Range McDonald's feature, "Shutting Down Public-Access TV," which includes sexologist Dr. Susan Block as a member of the public-access community against city-government censorship.

Director Peter Bogdanovich at New Beverly Screening Series

Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal, Paper Moon

Through January 31, legendary director Peter Bogdanovich is guest curating a screening series at the New Beverly Cinema. Nicole Campos went down to the revival theater on Friday night where Bogdanovich made an appearance and took questions from the audience. Read more in Campos' Style Council blog "Last Friday: Peter Bogdanovich @ The New Beverly Cinema."