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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

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Additional Art Parties/Events - Last Half of October 2017!

As promised, here are additional events taking place in the latter half of October 2017. We may add more events for the final week, subscribers will be notified....(VIP subscribers will be notified early). Become a subscriber NOW - Just email us back at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive weekly updates. 

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October 12–14, 2017:
The Dorrance Dance Company launches its 2017/18 season of Dance @ The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on October 12-14, 2017. This is the West Coast premiere version of Myelination featuring original live music. 
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For additional info see the Upcoming Event FeatureSingle tickets are now available for $45 – $125. Performances Thurs-Saturday: 7:30pm,  Saturday Matinee 2:00pm; Bram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210;  http://www.thewallis.org/

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October 12, 2017:
In West Hollywood...stop by Gallery 825 for an art talk with LAAA's solo show artists: John Rosewall, Ken Weingart, Karchi Perlmann & Flora Kao. Art Talk: 7pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90069; 
http://laaa.org

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October 13, 2017:

Beyond the Lines hosts a closing event for the “Wow! Art Show.” The group exhibition features thirteen local and international artists with a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. Art Party: 6pm-9pm; Beyond the Lines, Bergamot Station G#8, 2525 Michigan Avenue, SM; http://beyondthelinesgallery.com/

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October 13, 2017:
A new art venue in Hollywood celebrates its inaugural exhibition. Allmost Studio & Gallery presents "It's Getting Crowded In Here,” Chelsea Jeffers' premier solo exhibition. The show will be featuring large scale oil paintings and drawings by the artist as well as the’Crowd Member’ performance art piece. Art Party: 8pm-12am; Allmost Studio & Gallery, 1288 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019; https://www.allmost.us

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October 14, 2017:
Audi and The Rescue Train present the 12th annual RACE FOR THE RESCUES. The Rescue Train's largest annual fundraising event, Race for the Rescues began twelve years ago, and has raised over $3.75 Million to help save the lives of thousands of homeless animals in Southern California. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will be this year's host.
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For more info, see the Upcoming Event FeatureRACE FOR THE RESCUES event begins 8:30am (Registration: 7:00am); The Rose Bowl, Area H 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, CA 91103; http://www.therescuetrain.org

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October 14, 2017:
18th Street Arts Center opens up its campus for a festival of interactive performances and artists workshops, celebrating our PST: LA/LA exhibition A Universal of History Infamy: Virtues of Disparity in collaboration with LACMA. This family-friendly event will feature tours of the exhibition, art-making workshops, open studios, food trucks, live music and much more. This exhibition is part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Latin American & Latino Art in Los Angeles) initiative. Event runs: 1-4pm; 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, 90404; http://18thstreet.org/

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October 14, 2017:
Noysky Projects presents A Narrow Passage, a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores themes of constriction, compression, and concealment as a way to relate to personal biographies. Abstract works from A Narrow Passage are comprised of materials that twist, turn, choke, or smother to the point of collapse, while others have approached constriction in a more gratifying way, like pleasure derived from pain. Artists include: Lana Duong, James Gilbert, Jenalee Harmon, Megan Mueller, Jenny Rask, Nicolas Shake, Katya Usvitsky, and May Wilson.
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Parking Options: 2 hour validated parking at Hollywood & Highland Center: 1768 N. Highland Ave ($2); 1618 N. Las Palmas Ave ($10); 1520 N. McCadden Pl ($7); or street parking in vicinity ($2 per hour); On view: Nov 12, 2017; Art Party: 3-6pm; Noysky Projects, 6727 7/8 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 212-920-5934; noyskyprojects.com

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October 14, 2017:
Craft in America continues its focus on Latino artists via its three part exhibition "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists." The second of three exhibitions, curated by Emily Zaiden, will include a group of ceramic sculptural works by Oaxaca-born and Los Angeles-based artist Gerardo Monterrubio. This exhibition is part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Latin American & Latino Art in Los Angeles) initiative. See below for info on the Oct 28 art talk. On view: November 25, 2017; Art Party: 4-6pm: Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; http://www.craftinamerica.org/

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October 14, 2017:
“Representational Abstract" featuring the art of Gay Summer Rick will open at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station. Art Party: 5-9pm; bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, #GA8, 2525 Michigan Ave. SM;  http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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October 14, 2017:
2017 Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting (Gallery open from midday). This is always a spectacular event. 
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This year marks the 10th annual Air New Zealand Art Show and Wine Tasting, and to celebrate we've put together an amazing selection of artists, wine, Kiwi fare and entertainment. 

There is a suggested donation of $10.00; Free parking, RSVP Essential - CLICK HERE TO RSVP; ArtParty: 6-10pm; Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405; FB Page;   http://kiwisinla.com/ 

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October 14, 2017:
In Venice...Square Rhino Projects Gallery, hosts its inaugural exhibit, “IN THE DISTANCE,” a solo show featuring local photographer Brent Broza. On view: November 11th; Art party: 7-10pm; Square Rhino Projects Gallery, 1510 Pacific Avenue, Venice, LA; http://www.brozaphoto.com; More info on the FB Page.

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October 14, 2017:
In the valley...MRG Fine Art Gallery celebrates women with a group show titled “A Woman's Perspective: The Female Vision.”  The exhibit features a diverse group of exceptional women artists, transcending generations, themes, concepts and media, with an eclectic mix of artistic visions. Artists include: Megan Frances Abrahams, LK Artist, Bonita Helmer, Linda Jacobson, Leigh Salgado, Lucy Scarf, Ann Thornycroft, Kara Wall, etc. Art Party: 7-10pm; MRG Fine Art Gallery, 13453 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423; http://www.mrgfineart.com/

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October 14, 2017:
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) presents Turn Me Loose, a comedic drama by Gretchen Law, produced by John Legend and Mike Jackson, about the life of trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory who passed away last month at the age of 84. The production, under the direction of John Gould Rubin, will open in The Wallis' Lovelace Studio Theater, which will be transformed in part into a comedy club. For additional info see the Upcoming Event Feature. Single tickets are available for $60 and $75; Performances runs through November 19, 2017: Thursdays–Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2:30pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2:30pm; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Studio Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210; http://www.thewallis.org/

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October 14, 2017:
In the Rampart District...Gabba Gallery is proud to present four simultaneous solo exhibitions by Hero, Lucas Raynaud, Collin Salazar, and Dcypher. Curated by Jason Ostro. All four shows open tonight.
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The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Toshee spinning. Sponsored by Fort Point Beer Co. and Original New York Seltzer. Free parking at 3000 Beverly Blvd. (enter off Reno). On view: November 2, 2017. Art Party: 7-11pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. http://www.gabbagallery.com

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October 19, 20, 2017:
In Santa Monica....Take in some theater at the BFF (Binge Festival of Theatre). One traumatic episode as a teenager can alter the way life flows – written and performed by noted actress-producer-writer Ruchika Mandhyan. All seats are free as part of the Second Annual Santa Monica Playhouse BFF Binge Festival of Theatre. The BFF (October 16 – 29) offers over 4 dozen FREE plays, workshops and family friendly events. Show times: 7:30pm; Reserve a seat at 310-394-9779 ext 1; The Other Space @Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., SM 90401;  http://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/

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October 21, 22, 2017:
The fall edition of the The Beverly Hills artSHOW will be held October 21 & 22, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. See the Upcoming Event Feature for more info. Event runs Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm; Beverly Hills artSHOW, Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drive. http://www.beverlyhills.org/

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October 21, 2017:
Please join Skidmore Contemporry Art  for wine and conversation with artists Jaime Guerrero and Bradley Hankey. The artists will speak about their processes, and give an inside perspective of the concepts behind their work. The shows are both on view until October 28th. Vit the Artists & Exhibitions page for more details about this show. Art talk: 4pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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October 21, 2017:
In West Hollywood...Los Angeles Art Association presents Personal Vacation , An all-media exploration of cultural identity,  juried by Chris Davies, CEO/Publisher Fabrik Media, Inc. In addition to the group show, Personal Vacation LAAA will present three solo exhibitions by Erika Lizée, Gin M and Susan Swihart. On View: December 1, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm ; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90069; http://laaa.org

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October 21, 2017:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles celebrates the art of Mike Kelley. Organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011’ is the most comprehensive survey ever mounted of the last body of work by the celebrated late Los Angeles artist. 
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On view: January 21, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013;  https://www.hauserwirth.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Timothy Yarger Fine Art presents "YARE: ONE MORE DANCE" (at a downtown venue). For this exhibition, the artist invokes the annual Los Diablos de Yare festival by creating a collection of eight hand-crafted masks. Each unique mask was sculpted using repurposed materials while remaining faithful to the festival’s tradition. Event runs: 7-10pm; Performance: 8:30pm; Limited space RSVP HERE544 Mateo Street, Downtown Los Angeles 90013; https://www.yargerfinearts.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Keystone Arts Space and Gallery, offers a diverse group of artists open their studio doors. Keystone Art Space has over 50 artists studios featuring painting, illustration, printmaking, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. All seats are FREE as part of the BFF Binge Free Festival of Theatre. Event runs: 6-10; Keystone Arts Space and Gallery, 338 S. Ave 16, LA, 90031; http://www.keystoneartspace.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Wallspace is proud to present “Central Avenue," a solo show by artist Kymm Swank. On view: Oct 30, 2017; Art Party: 7-9pm; Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea Ave., LA, 90036; http://www.wallspacela.com/

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October 21, 2017:
The Loft at Liz’s throws an art party for
"South of the Border,” a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. This exhibition is part of the Getty’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Artists include: Lili Bernard, Marisa Caichiolo, Pablo Cristi, Joel García, Maja, Poli Marichal, Andres Montoya, Sandy Rodriguez, and Votan. Art Party: 7-10pm; The Loft at Liz’s, 453 South La Brea Avenue, LA, 90036; http://www.theloftatlizs.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Get into the spirit of Halloween - Dress up while enjoying a sscreening of A Night of the Living Dead...Intelligent, crafty and terrifying, the late great George Romero single-handedly started the zombie horror genre. Take a pix in the free photo booth, and pack a picnic with beer and wine in the Hollywood Forever cemetery! Freixenet Cava will be offering complimentary bubbly for guests with 21+ valid ID. tickets $12-$16; Doors open: 5:15; Screening: 7:00pm; Hollywood Forever cemeter, 6000 Santa monica Blvd., Click Here to purchase tickets;

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October 21, 2017:
Longtime performer/activist Barbara Dane is set to be featured at UCLA’s Royce Hall for a 90th Birthday Concert. Celebrating a Lifetime of Jazz, Blues, and Songs for Peace and Justice, Dane will be joined by renowned jazz pianist Tammy Hall’s Trio, with special guests, the Chambers Brothers. The evening’s guest artists include Pablo Menéndez, leader of Cuban band Mezcla, and Cuban blues and rock musician Osamu, Dane’s son and grandson. Performance: 7pm; Royce Hall, UCLA, (north side of campus) 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095; Get a Discount by using the code PROMO50 when you order tickets from UCLA website: http://cap.ucla.edu/

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October 21 & 22, 2017:
Santa Monica Art Studios hosts its bi-annual Art Walk. Come stroll the arts center and enjoy the work of 36 talented artists. 

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Arena 1 features a group show titled “On Edge,” curated by Oona Gardner and William Ransom. A short film which is also art related, starring a Sweden actress will be presented at the opening as well. FREE Admission; Saturday: 6-9pm and Sunday: 12-5pm; Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Road, SM 90405; See FB Page for additional info;  http://santamonicaartstudios.com/ 

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October 22, 2017:
In the West Adams District…Longtime Venice resident Pamela Weir Quiton hosts an opening reception for her new studio. Studio opening 2-5pm; 5115 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016; https://pamelaweir-quiton.com/


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October 23 - 31, 2017:
Start celebrating Halloween early with "INVASION" at The Magic Castle® Members & their guests* are welcome to join the party in their Halloween's best for the biggest week of the year at The Magic Castle®: Halloween Week! The Magic Castle will transform the club into its very own "INVASION!" inside-out! Think retro "War of the Worlds," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "The Day The Earth Stood Still," etc.

The art of Brayden Bugazzi will be featured. Brayden explained the work he is exhibiting, "I am showing a collage fusing vintage space exploration recreating a famous photograph from the Moon landing, to the new modern dreams of reaching further out to Mars and beyond. This will play into the Space, invasion theme that the Magic Castle is building with their Halloween event."
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Be sure to stop in. All week long, enjoy themed magic in the showrooms, legendary candy coffin, tarot card & palm readings, themed cocktails in souvenir glassware & themed menu items, RFID special FX-triggerable gags around the club, No door charges for member plus 5 guests during "off-peak" evenings: The Magic Castle®, 7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA; http://www.magiccastle.com/halloween/

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October 28, 2017:
An artist talk will be held with Gerardo Monterrubio. The event takes place in conjunction with the current three part exhibition titled "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists." This exhibition is part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Latin American & Latino Art in Los Angeles) initiative. Art Talk: 4pm; RSVP to the talk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St., LA, 90048; http://www.craftinamerica.org/

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October 28, 2017:
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents an exhibition of works by New York artist George Nama and the late legendary filmmaker of Night of the Living Dead fame, George A. Romero, in an exhibition titled “LIBERATOR.” George Nama will be in attendance. On view: December 23, 2017. Art Party: 6-9pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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October 28, 2017:
Cinespia Presents at the Los Angeles Theatre present a dreamy night of fantasy, magic and a masquerade ball in one of the most opulent movie palaces in the world! The dark musical fable features the superstar who fell to earth David Bowie in his enchanting role as the glam rock fairy-tale dandy, Jareth the Goblin King, supported by a cast of bewitching monsters from visionary Jim Henson. An unearthly evening full of illusions and delights, with Labyrinth on the big screen. Magic shows, live music, full bars, photo booth and surprises aplenty to explore in the hauntingly historic Los Angeles Theatre.
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COSTUME REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. 21+ (wit h valid ID). Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests. Happy Halloween! Admission: $35-$85; Doors open: 7:00pm; Show: 9:00pm; 21 and over; The Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, LA, Click Here to purchase tickets.

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Check back the last week of October for an update!