The dirty streets of Los Angeles are about to get a little dirtier with the arrival of the Erotica Film Festival. Hollywood’s famous Knitting Factory is set to host the X-rated event, which will take place over the course of two days.

Independent filmmakers and studios will screen porn shorts and feature-lengths. Also, like many other festivals, this one will be filled with celebrity panels, film showcases, and celebrity signings.

Some panels will discuss the meaning of “erotica,” the differences between male and female porn directors, and the history of the pornography business. An intense opening night red carpet gala including acrobatics, burlesque performers, human puppets on strings, stilt walkers and go-go dancers sets the tone for this far-out erotica festival.

To keep the party hype, on Saturday DJs Quixotic and Kris Bertrand will be spinning, while DJs Ross Angeles and George Goodtimes will jam on Sunday. Among the many stars and directors in attendance will be Joanna Angel, Nicki Hunter, Kylie Ireland and Vanessa Blue. And, of course, the infamous Ron Jeremy will grace the festival with his presence.

What’s more, even a pornography event can pull off a good deed: the non-profit organization, Breast Awareness Benefits Everyone will receive a portion of the fest’s proceeds.

Knitting Factory is located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. For more information, visit