Notable Los Angeles 2/2-2/8

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Saturday 2/2: The Rattling Wall is on a book tour and makes another stop. Benj Hewitt, Rhoda Huffey, Mandy Kahn, Amelia Morris, and Rachel Reynolds read and sign books. There will be drinks! Free. 7 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rumpus Contributor Mari Naomi has a painting in the Year of the Snake group exhibit.  Say hi to her at the opening reception. Free. 6:30–10 p.m. at Giant Robot.

Sunday 2/3: Today is the last day of L.A. Art Book Fair, a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Free. 12–6 p.m. at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Rhapsodomancy reading series presents David Rocklin, Amy Boutell, Millicent Borges Accardi and PB Rippey. $5, 7:30 p.m. at Good Luck Bar.

Monday 2/4: In honor of the upcoming L.A. Zine Fest, a weeklong Zine Sale continues. 15% off all zines for the week, super-huge grab bags of international zines and photo books that will go for $25. Also available $2 grab bags! All week, Skylight Books.

Tuesday 2/5Dana Goodyear reads from her book of poems The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard. Free, 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 2/6: In honor of L.A. Zine Fest, Robey Clark and Adriana Yugovich are tagteaming in Screen ‘N Zine to make all your zine making dreams come true. Make at least one original piece of self-published print work, as well as an 11″x17″ collaborative poster. $20, 6 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Thursday 2/7: Rumpus contributor Jerry Stahl reads from The Heroin Chronicles and his new book Bad Sex on Speed. Free, 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

As part of Zine Week, The Pop-Hop, L.A. Zine Fest and Razorcake proudly present The Zine Table with Adrian Chi, Todd Taylor, and Jimmy Alvarado. Brodie Foster Hubbard moderates a panel discussion on zines, zinemaking, and the DIY ethos. Free, 7:30 p.m. at The Pop-Hop.

Friday 2/8: Dead Author Reading Series is back in 2013! With Joseph Campbell! Thanks to the miracle of time travel, extremely dead authors present and discuss their lives and works! Moderated monthly by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins). Benefits 826LA. $5, 6:30 p.m. at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Zoe Ruiz is the managing editor of The Rumpus. Her work has appeared in The Weeklings, Salon, and Two Serious Ladies, and she has a bi-monthly column on Ohio Edit. She studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and now lives in LA. More from this author →