This post kicks off six days worth of entries that will countdown to the impending Day of the Beast (known by the Christian influenced Gregorian calendar as 6/6/6). While I’ll be presenting some of the more wretched tales of Satan’s presence in the City of Angels over the next few days, I’ll begin with a calendar of events acknowleging the presence of demonic forces among us… I like to call this period “Halloween in June”.
This entry will be updated as new events are reported, so please contact me if there’s anything I missed (unsomnambulist at gmail dot com).
Friday, June 2, 2006 – Sunday, June 4, 2006 (12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors
“Join thousands of horror fans and special guests (over 100 including Bruce Campbell) at the Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel at the biggest horror convention happening this year! 3 full days of entertainment, costuming, parties, prizes, dealers, autographs, photo ops, and much more!”
Tickets: $25/regular day pass
Thru June 10th, Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm
The Haunted Hacienda: the art of the Mexican horror film
Drkrm.Photo Lab/Studio/Gallery, 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3, Los Angeles CA 90065
A presentation of Images and art from Mexican horror films made between 1953-1970. “These films are, without a doubt, the closest thing to a cinematic acid trip you are ever going to encounter. Although influenced by the American gothic tradition, these films possess quite an antique soul that is uniquely Mexican. They reflect the Mexican heritage of pagan ritual against the dynamic of Catholic theology… The aesthetics to be found in the striking images in this exhibit create a new perspective reflecting the cultural attitudes in Mexican cinema; including the surreal comic book style poster art that adds yet another level of appreciation about films made in Mexico during the period from 1953-1970… an excursion into the midnight world of the Aztec mummy, masked wrestlers, doll people and busty Vampire women as we travel through the misty countryside to The Haunted Hacienda.
Admission is free
June 2 – June 25 (opening reception Friday, June 2, 2006, 8:00-11:00pm)
666: Beat the Devil
La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Group Drawing Show
June 3 – June 6 (Opening Night Reception 8pm-2am June 3)
The Devil Made Me Do It
Basswerks, 5411 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016, (323) 939-2535
Gallery show featuring: Pinguino, Eric Medine, Gin Stevens, Nathan Corwin, Brandy Healy, Derek Gonzalez, Stefania Corti, David Caldwell, Kate Hare, Sean Cole, Zina Hwang, David James, Desirae Hepp, Raymond Berrellez, Mike Alive, Ray Rivas, Morgan Kelly, Susan Becker, Sean Szeles, Jeremy Bernstein, Mila Reynaud, Eric Deuel, Amber Parrish, George Scurtu, Kajiah Jacobs, Axis, Saunders, Eder, Omar Gallegos, Jesse Hotchkiss, Ofunne Obiamiwe, C. Francisco Martinez, Sugey Salazar, Manny Skiles, John Yoshida, Steven Soria, Dino Dumandan
June 3rd, 7pm
West Memphis 3 World Awareness Day
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, California 90028
Event to raise awareness and money for a defense fund for three young men who were found guilty of murdering three eight year old boys. “Although there was no physical evidence, murder weapon, motive, or connection to the victims, the prosecution pathetically resorted to presenting black hair and clothing, heavy metal t-shirts, and Stephen King novels as proof that the boys were sacrificed in a satanic cult ritual.”
Performances by Alkaline Trio and Lawrence Arms. Highlights from Paradise Lost parts 1 and 2 will be screened between sets.
Followed by a Panel Discussion with the WM3 Support Fund, Lorri Davis, and special guests. Part of West Memphis 3 World Awareness Day
(an unconfirmed presentation of Paradise Lost 2 may follow at 4pm)
June 5th, 8pm
Satan’s Rockin’ 666 Eve
Zen Sushi, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles
“Join Radio Free Satan as we ring in the 666 UN-HOLY HOLIDAY at Midnight sharp! It’s the Countdown to HELL! We’ve got the EVILEST live music– SOCIETY 1, BLACK FAG, KRELL, JOEY STRANGE, THE RAMONAS, DJ WEASEL, and the Blackest Black comedy from Master of Ceremonies ERIC CASH offer up Black Magic for your ears, while SHOCKING Performance art, Ghoulish Burlesque dancers, Bondage Demonstrations, and the ladies from Extreme Associates – The World’s Most Obscene Porn Company — offer a visual assault you will never forget!!”
Admission $9, includes “a grab bag that will make you GASP!!!”
Satanic High Mass
Steve Allen Theatre
The first public Satanic ritual in nearly a decade will celebrate the 40th anniversay of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan. (coverage in LA Alternative Press)
June 6th, 7pm
666: A Tribute To Evil
Stanton and Szandora LaVey present music headlined by their “Sinister Minister” El Vez and featuring Glenn Danzig, members of Alkaline Trio, Satanic sideshow performances, and more.
Admission $30 advance/$40 at the door
Tuesday, June 06, 2006 (9:00pm till midnight)
Demonicsex Vol. 2 Book Signing
Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd.
Artist Sean Platter and writer Chuck Conner will sign with special guest Clive Barker, who describes their book as being “bench-mark work, the stuff that will influence new generations of young artists”. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will also be onhand “to bestow blessings upon all comers in a relaxed, gallery style atmosphere.”
(Image from Blue Stole My Name at Flickr)