3 January 2012 0 Comments



Saturday, February 4, 2012


Into the Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society
Benefit Preview Screening 4 p.m. at
The Yost Theate
307 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA 92701



The Cacophony Society – Zone Show: You May Already be a Member

Grand Central Art Center
125 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Runs February 4 – April 15 (FREE)

3:00 Cocktail reception (Yost Theater)
4:00-5:30 Screening  (Yost Theater)
5:30-TBD Q&A   (Yost Theater)
6.30-11:00 Block Party (Grand Central Art Center Plaza)
7:00-10:00 Exhibition (Grand Central Art Center Main Gallery)


THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY – ZONE SHOW  is Grand Central Art Center’s retrospective look at the Cacophony Society, a national collective of guerrilla artists, dada pranksters, and various eccentrics pursuing “experiences beyond the mainstream.” Dedicated to activities mocking societal expectations, sacred cows, and good taste, The Cacophony Society evolved from the San Francisco Suicide Club and its members were chief organizers of the Burning Man Festival in Northern Nevada. The Society’s pranking served as inspiration for the activities of Project Mayhem in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. The exhibition transforms the museums main gallery into a wildly immersive environment filled with photos, graphics, video, props, costumes, and original art from Society events. Exhibition runs through April 15. FREE!

BLOCK PARTY: The Feburary 4th opening will be celebrated with a block party featuring carnivalesque music and performance from artists associated with the Society, art cars, competing protestors, dangerous stunts, an on-call ambulance, and other surprises. FREE!


Hosted by Eric Cash

Fancy Space People
Bieno Svengali
Dr. Sunshine
Clowns and Fetuses
Strip Dredel
The Dog Heads
Phat Mandee
& more.

  • FILM: This benefit preview screening of the documentary “Into the Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society” will be held at the historic Yost Theater, only a few blocks from the museum.  From 3-4pm, a cocktail reception will be held at the theater’s bar, followed by screening and Q&A with Harrod Blank (Automorphosis.com) interviewing film maker Jon Alloway and Cacopony instigators John Law, Danger Ranger, Chuckles Klown, and Reverend Al.   The film features extensive rarely seen footage as well exclusive interview of Chuck Palahniuk on his experiences with the Society. Advance tickets advised. (Recently re-opened, this 100-year-old theater formerly served the area in a dual capacity: vaudeville palace upstairs and basement holding cells dedicated to Orange County drunks and criminals.)
Advance tickets:

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