More events for you….We will be posting our half of the month update by August 14, 2019.

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August 8, 2019:
As part of >BTWN< series hosted by Blum & Poe Los Angeles, take in a performance by Lizzi Bougatsos and Kim Gordon. Bougatsos and Gordon perform sonic improvisation to the projections of artist Penny Slinger’s early experimental silent films from 1969. Doors open 8:30pm; Performance: 9:00pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

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August 10, 2019:
Join Castelli Art Space for the Surf & Turf Artist Talk & Tour -

 LA as Muse: How the city and its diverse neighborhoods and cultures influence art today

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Leisure Day by Brooke Harker 49″ x 72″ ink, oil & acrylic on canvas

The group exhibition features new paintings about Los Angeles by Gregg Chadwick, 
Brooke Harker, Gay Summer Rick, Teale Hatheway, Alex Schaefer, and John Kilduff. For additional info about this exhibition visit the Event Feature. Event runs: 3-6pm, art talk 3:30pm-4:30pm; Castelli Art Space 
5428 West Washington Blvd., LA, 90016
; Please RSVP HERE for your free tickets.
 https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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August 10, 2019:
In Culver City…Kopeikin Gallery hosts an early an art talk with Elizabeth Valdez in conjunction with the group exhibition “Vision Board.” Several artists will be in attendance. Refreshment will be served. Art Talk: 12pm; Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://www.kopeikingallery.com

Fabrik Projects throws an art party for its 2019 “Summer Group Show.” On view: August 3 – 31, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Fabrik Projects, 2636 S. La Cienega Blvd, LA,CA 90034; https://fabrikprojects.com

Head to Washington Blvd….UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery hosts a new exhibition titled “Imagining Something New.” The group show features works created using 3D technology, GIF Animations, Painted Photo Portraits, computer numeric control-created works, and Photo Miniature landscapes which explore identity and how our social landscape influences our day-to-day. Artists include: Nicolas Canales, Lily Hernandez, Jonna Krall Wilkins, Devon Synagogue, and many more. Art Party: 5-8pm; UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery 6110 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; https://www.ucpla.org/

Later in the night…
As part of >BTWN< series hosted by Blum & Poe Los Angeles, Jim Shaw and Jodi Wille present shorts from the Counterculture Film Vaults + Music by Shaw and Friends. Doors open 8:30pm; Event: 9:00pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

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August 10, 2019:
TAG Gallery presents its 14th annual 2019 California Open Show. This national juried exhibit (by Ruth Weisberg) features 108 pieces selected from over 1,400 fine art submissions. On view: August 7 – 23, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; https://www.taggallery.net/

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August 10, 2019:
dnj Gallery hosts The Los Angeles Center of Photography’s Sixth Annual Members’ exhibition on August 10, 2019.
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The group exhibition features a beautiful collection of photography selected by Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside. CA. For additional info about this exhibition visit the Event Feature. On view: August 10 – 31, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90405; http://dnjgallery.net

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August 10, 2019:
New Image Art celebrates Asif Hoque’s inaugural solo exhibition titled “Loverboy.” Asif Tanvir Hoque is a Brooklyn-based oil-painter, who creates a mythological plain for angelic brown bodied figures to co-exist and revel in harmony. His body of work is encoded with romantic symbols and celestial creatures, creating a heaven-like environment. On view: August 10th – September 7th, 2019
; Art Party: 7-10pm; New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046; http://www.newimageartgallery.com

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August 10, 2019:
Join Mainstay Gallery for a sweet summer night, featuring the works of Elizabeth Regan, Frank Rozasy, Ernst Bachinger, Ivotopia, and Michael Scott Adams. RSVP TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION – RSVP@MAINSTAYGALLERY.COM; Art Party: 7-10pm; MainstayGallery, 2443 Main Street Santa Monica; https://www.mainstaygallery.com/

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August 10, 2019:
In Boyle Heights…Corey Helford presents “Ryan Heshka’s solo show “FREEKS” in gallery 2, and “Soulsearching” by Jana Brike in gallery 3. Art Party: 7-10pm; Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033; https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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August 10, 2019:
“REMIX, the Art of Music” opens at Gabba Gallery. The music-themed group exhibition will feature over sixty artists. For the second year in a row, Gabba is teaming up with Adopt the Arts to bring this amazing show of music-inspired art. A portion of every sale will help fund music and arts education in local schools. Adopt the Arts was co-founded in 2012 by legendary Guns n’ Roses drummer, Matt Sorum, and activist and entrepreneur, Abby Berman. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Auspicion Wine. Limited free parking behind 3125 Beverly Blvd (enter off Dillon) or street parking.
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On view: August 10 – 24, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90057; https://www.gabbagallery.com/ 

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August 11, 2019:
The City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF) present “Offal,” a group exhibition conceived as a subject from the culture of consuming innards. “Offal” complements the City’s upcoming Public Art Triennial, CURRENT: LA Food, a public art initiative that will feature temporary public art installations and events across the city to generate conversation around food issues. At its heart, the exhibition seeks to unpack and celebrate Los Angeles’ relationship to diversity and food in all of its forms, featuring work from 44 LA-based contemporary artists with 5 overlapping themes that feed into the exhibition: labor, discard and waste, transcultural idioms, cultural retention and shame, and the abject. On view: Aug 15 – Sept 29, 2019; Art Party: 2-5pm; LAMAG, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA; https://www.lamag.org

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August 14, 2019:
Enjoy a screening of KITCHEN with video art by HASEF, photography by Jeremy Davis and music by Candace Borgan; Bring a blanket and come enjoy this special outdoor presentation of Hasef’s KITCHEN video; The exhibition (with the same name) opened on July 20, and will remain on view through August 24, 2019; Event runs: 7:30 – 8:30pm; Chimento Contemporary, 4480 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016; https://chimentocontemporary.net/

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August 14, 2019:
Celebrate Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica 2nd win in a row as aWest Region Winner in the Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Food service. 
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He will receive $5,000 as well as $1,000 to share with a local charity. He has chosen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Representatives from General Mills will visit the restaurant on Aug. 14 to showcase Upper West and celebrate Shipp’s award-winning recipe with a special check presentation and celebratory event that the community is invited to attend. Samples of his award winning dish will be provided for attendees. Come taste the winning dish and toast to Chef Shipp. CLICK Here to read the Event Feature. Event begins: 5:00pm; The Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://theupperwest.com/ http://www.NeighborhoodtoNation.com

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August 17, 2019:
As part of >BTWN< series hosted by Blum & Poe Los Angeles, Kandis Williams presents Eurydice. Williams, who is based in Los Angeles and Berlin, is known in equal parts for her work in collage and performance. Doors open 7pm; Performance: 7:30pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

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August 18, 2019:
The Hollywood Sculpture Garden & Gallery hosts an art party featuring onsite unique outdoor artworks with a stunning view of the Los Angeles Basin from up in the Hollywood Hills. Experience this oasis of art and meet founder Dr. Robby Gordon who will give you a tour featuring his art and his private gallery, which includes artworks from numerous artists. Art Party: 3:30pm-5:30pm; The Hollywood Sculpture Garden, 2430 Vasanta Way, Los Angeles, CA 90068; (949)861-1709; http://HollywoodSculptureGarden.com

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August 21, 2019: 

The Hollywood Bowl presents Herbie Hancock: Next Generation…featuring Herbie Hancock, R+R=Now, and special guest Phoelix. Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business, and music. Find out more on the Performance drop-down on the Upcoming Events Page. Admission ranges from $12.00 to $118.00 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.Event begins: 8:00pm; The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; http://hollywoodbowl.com

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August 29, 2019:
Attend an unusual event…Mike Merrill, the world’s first publicly-traded person will be giving an intimate talk on his experience and what it’s like being a person whose life decisions are made by a group of investors. $15 to RSVP in advance, or $20 at the door. There is limited space. Those who RSVP in advance are given priority, while those who pay at the door may not be guaranteed a spot. Please RSVP HERE. Event runs: 7:30-9:30pm; BertaArt Studio Gallery, 816 South Main Street, LA, 90014; https://www.mike-merrill.com/

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August 30, 2019:
The Music Center will bring its highly popular, free Dance DTLA back to its Plaza “home” to celebrate the official grand opening of The Music Center Plaza. 
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Dance lovers will enjoy an evening of Cumbia under the summer stars with beginner dance lessons, followed by extended hours of dancing and music until midnight; Tomorrow’s event marks the official opening and final commencement event of the Music Center’s new plaza – that event is a Top Ten Pick – CLICK HERE for more info; Event runs: 7:00pm – 12:00am; Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012; https://www.musiccenter.org/

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