Death-sportos, motorheads, geeks, ethical sluts, half-blood princes, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads — they all adore Machine Project, the blissfully multisubjectival arts organization that holds classes on how to make Paleolithic knives. They've also taken over LACMA to further their nefarious agenda — and they teach sauerkraut-making workshops. So expect fans to show up in force for the Machine Project Benefit at Coco's Variety Store. Coco's is the bicycle-refurbishment store with aims that dovetail with Machine Project and other progressive organizations in Echo Park: community, self-reliance and joyous creativity. While you're whiling away your time, you can bet on head-to-head speed-soldering contests and microscopic slime mold races, make s'mores at the fire pit and eat absolutely top-notch wood-fired pizza. Mister Jalopy's secret lair, behind

Sat., Nov. 7, 9 p.m., 2009

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