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5 things to do in la this week: amateur porn and miranda july

Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in LA this week.

by Jane Helpern
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Mar 9 2015, 3:35pm

Miranda July by Todd Cole

The Working Women's Club: Work Party
Calling all #girlbosses: London-born, LA-living journalist Phoebe Lovatt invites you to emerge from your reclusive home office and meet her crew at the upstairs of the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for the WW Club's weekly networking event and creative powwow. Founded by Lovatt, who dreamed up the club and accompanying handbook 'cause she missed her girl gang back in London, the WW Club's Work Party is a weekly meet-up for entrepreneurial women who want to collaborate and talk shop while sipping happy hour cocktails.

Wednesday, March 18 at 11AM, Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway.
thewwclub.com

Sarah Manguso and Miranda July
Artist and author Miranda July, whose tragically funny and sentimental first novel The First Bad Man just hit shelves, joins contemporary essayist Sarah Manguso at Skylight Books in Silverlake to discuss Manguso's third title, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. In it, the author confronts her relationship with the diary she's obsessively kept for 25 years, after pregnancy and childbirth drastically altered her near-spiritual need to document everything. The result: "An account of mortality and impermanence, of how we struggle to find clarity in the chaos of time that rushes around and over and through us."

Thursday, March 12 at 7:30PM, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue.
skylightbooks.com

The Great Horror Campout Presents Friday the 13th
What's creepier than watching a slasher film surrounded by strangers at an abandoned zoo built in 1912 and left in ruins, decrepit animal enclosures and all? Not much. To commemorate the unholiest of all days, the nightmare-makers behind the 12-hour interactive horror camping adventure known as The Great Horror Campout present a Friday the 13th screening of Friday the 13th at the Griffith Park Old Zoo. Do you like scary movies?

Friday, March 13 at 6PM, Griffith Park Old Zoo, Griffith Park Drive.
greathorrorcampout.com

HUMP! The Dirty Film Festival
Since 2005, amateur porn film festival HUMP! has been inspiring average Joes to star in five-minute dirty movies for the chance to win cash prizes. The all-inclusive and sex-positive film festival aims to provoke, amuse and titillate, and is open to all sexual styles, orientations, and genders: straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, and "every color in the sexual rainbow." This weekend, HUMP! brings its naughty circus on the road to the Downtown Independent Theater for a marathon of the 18 wildest and craziest movie submissions curated by gay activist and author Dan Savage. With titles like Humparaoke and Cinderfella, it's sure to be a #NSFW time.

Thursday, March 12 at 7PM and 9:15PM, and Friday, March 13 at 6:30PM, 8:30PM and 10:30PM, Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street.
humptour.com

Bernhard Willhelm 3000 at MOCA
German fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm has never been one to play it safe. And the decision to relocate his team from Paris to Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles — and the unveiling of his fall/winter 15 collection in a kaleidoscopic multimedia presentation at MOCA Pacific Design Center — are no exceptions to his eye-and-headline grabbing shock tactics. Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows the Danger Then Fashion Is the Danger is a mega-stimulating exhibition comprised of video, photography, clothing and curated objects that tell a story of "uniformity in consumerism" and the future of fashion and commerce, as well as their controversial intersection.

Through May 17, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue.
moca.org

Credits


Text Jane Helpern
Photography Todd Cole

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