If you can get your mouth around the name L.A. Weekly L.A. Weekend, you can enjoy an eclectic lineup of two days filled with local talent in the arts, music, food, writing and provocateuring. Not to mention: Gary Panter speaks! It'll cost you $12.50, but the proceeds benefit the Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center in Watts. On Friday, get up close with Amy Alkon, author of I See Rude People; a panel with the “Bad Boys of Blogging” Andrew Breitbart, Mickey Kaus and John Amato; Devil's Playground Comic Book Burlesque and Ja Prawn. Saturday's lineup includes a panel on hot dogs with Jonathan Gold; the music and charm of Kate Micucci; plus a gaggle of death metal and Dublab films; Clowntime City Limits; the Poubelle Twins Slap Booth; Parson Red Heads and much more.

May 21-22, 2010

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