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Los Angeles: LA Weekend Preview: Nerd-on-nerd action edition

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Thursday, June 17

The 2010 LA Film Festival begins today. More than 200 films from over 40 countries will be featured at several venues in Downtown LA. Several high-profile mega-productions will have their premier, such as Despicable Me and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. A few lower-profile films of particular gay interest will also be shown. Dog Sweat, by director Hossein Keshavarz, documents the closeted lives of seven contemporary Iranians (including a gay man, a feminist, and a pop singer) who act out their personal lives in secret. Parade, by Isao Yukisada, is a drama about four Japenese twentysomething roommates who take in a male street hustler.

It’s more festivales! It’s the first day of the first-even Hollywood Fringe Festival! Edinburgh’s famous arts festival comes to LA for the next 10 days, bringing us emerging artists of all media–though mostly within the performance/drama genre. More than 800 pieces will be shown at dozens of venues between La Brea and Gower, including traditional theaters, cinemas, clubs and bars, curches, clothing stores, and even strip clubs. Each show (or “project”) ranges in prices from free to $25, and probably runs the gamut from abysmal to transcendental. And that’s the point: The Fringe Festival is a high-risk, low-stakes chance to explore art and nurture LA’s artistic community. I have no idea if these pieces will be any good, but the titles alone seem promising: Pot! The Musical, Rehab! The Musical, My Penis–In and Out of Trouble, 55 minutes of sex, drugs, and audience participation, Phil The Void: The Great Brain Robery.

Friday, June 18

Get Fuzzy! Mario Diaz and Cody Bayne host “an adorable fucking dance party” at Three Clubs (1123 Vine St at Santa Monica). Susan in Accounting and Strangemachine will DJ. And there will also be a special performace from Hi Fashion $9.99. Should be an amazing night!

She-Raw, Long Beach’s new alt-queer dance party returns with NERD ALERT. Come dressed in your highwaters, bring your pocket protectors, and get ready for some hot nerd-on-nerd action. At The Que Sera (1923 E 7th St). Like last time, the $5 cover benefits the LGBT arts organization, Amporg.

Saturday, June 19

The Echoplex (1154 Glendale Blvd) hosts the bi-monthly mash-up party, Bootie LA. Resident DJ Paul V will spin with SF’s Fox and Kool Karlo.

Sunday, June 20

Celebrate father’s day with Ozzy Osbourne at Amoeba Records (6400 Sunset Blvd). At 5 pm, Oz will be signing copies of his newest CD, Scream. Early-comers will also get a free ticket to his show tonighe at the House of Blues. No word on whether his wife and daughter–fresh from battling the Westboro Baptist Church during their stint as LA Pride Celebrity Marshalls–will be on hand.

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