With Portlandia all the buzz, Hollywood is sure taking note of our sweet little city. Case in point, this Thursday at Holocene, local photographer and filmmaker Lance Bangs is throwing A Few Of My Favorite Things, a star-studded benefit for the historic non-profit Hollywood Theatre. The event will screen Super 8mm videos from various filmmakers (including Bangs and David Markey), as well as feature storytelling (?), food cart art (??), and comedy from the likes of the gap-toothed funnyman/Human Giant creator Paul Scheer and his fellow Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater comedians Brandon Johnson, Jon Daly, and Bret Gelman. No word on if Scheer's mysterious blue-eyed hotty wife June Diane Raphael (also a UCB alum) will be present, but this writer can only hope.
If all that funny stuff wasn't enough to tickle you pink, perhaps the music side of the night will get your butt in motion. Miss Portlandia herself, Carrie Brownstein, will be DJing alongside DJ Nightschool (Brace Paine from The Gossip), and there will be a live performance by Sub Pop-signed indie "super group" Mister Heavenly, who had George Michael Bluth himself (Michael Cera) on bass last time they rolled through town.
With all these stars roaming around, maybe you'll be lucky enough to get a picture with one or three of them in the photo booth. That is if TMZ's aggressive paparazzi photographers don't show up first and ruin all the fun.
$10 advance tickets are available through the Hollywood Theatre box office and online. Doors at 8pm.