As always we will do an update for the 2nd week of this month by August 7, 2019 – subscribers will be notified. Email LAArtParty@gmail.com to become a FREE subscriber. We also offer a VIP subscriber option for $150 per year. You will receive updates one day early – and invites to ticketed events. For more info CLICK Here or see Newsletter Sign-up drop-down on the About/Contact Page.

================================

Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein present “Absolutely Wright, new work by Ralph Michael Brekan” at the Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery of Silver Lake. The artist debuts six new 40″ x 54″ mixed media collage, assemblage, and mixed printmaking artworks. These striking works were created on the backside of drafting drawers from Taliesin West, the winter home of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Aug1-2019-520Size-AbsolutelyWright-RalphMichaelBrekan
On view: July 31 – August 25, 2019; Art Party: 6-10pm; Free parking in Bank of America Lot across from the gallery; Enjoy kosher wine/cheese; Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery of Silver Lake is located at 2379 Glendale Blvd., LA, 90039; See FB Event Page for more info on this FREE event; http://brekanarts.com/

================================

August 2, and 3, 2019:
Jackalope Summer Nights will take over Pasadena’s Central Park with 200+ handmade artisans, artisanal food + drink. This free community event is open Friday 5pm-10pm & Saturday 3pm-10pm; Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 91105; https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/

================================

August 3, 2019:
Several events take place in Culver City…

Thinkspace hosts an opening reception for three exhibitions. “Michael Reeder: The Other Realm,” “Matthew Grabelssky, Jungle Train,” Kyle Bryant, On Broken Wings.” On view August 3 – August 24, 2019; Art Party; 6-9pm;Thinkspace Projects, 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; http://thinkspaceprojects.com

Also in Culver City, later in the evening…
Blum & Poe Los Angeles presents >BTWN<, a new public programming series that happens between regularly scheduled shows. For its first installment, enjoy “No Drama! With Casey Jane Ellison.” This stand-up comedian, writer, and multimedia artist has put together a night of comedy featuring Dicey, Daniel Webb, Brodie Reed, Chase Bernstein, and Ayo Edebiri. Doors open 8:30pm; Performance: 9:00pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

================================

August 3, 2019:
There-There presents a new exhibition titled “Corporate Personhood” by Ian Trout. On view: August 3 – September 8, 2019; Art Party: 7-9pm; There-There 4869 Fountain Ave., LA, 90029; https://there-there.co

================================

August 3, 2019:
Downtown…at the Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Avenue, celebrate art:
Monte Vista Projects (#523) presents “Can We Live?” The group exhibition curated by Rakeem Cunningham features the work of André Terrell Jackson, Clifford Prince King, and Kimberly Morris. Inspired by the Jay Z song of the same name, Can We Live? is a selection of interdisciplinary works that acknowledge the black experience as multidimensional and nuanced. On view: August 3 – 25, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; Monte Vista Projects, LA, 90015; https://www.montevistaprojects.com/

Stay right there…Tiger Strikes Asteroid (#523) presents “HOLLA,” a performance and exhibition by Los Angeles based performance artist, dancer, cultural worker and ethnologist Catherine SCOTI Scot. On view: August 3-25, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; https://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/

Stay on the 5th floor, and join 515 for an art reception for the exhibit “Room with Three Views” featuring works by Joey Holdren, Robert Kingston, HK Zamani. Art Party: 7-9pm; https://www.515bendix.com/

================================

August 4, 2019:
As Is hosts an opening for its new exhibition titled “Less is Never More” Susan Mogul’s exhibition consists of posters, shopping bag prototypes, a grid of seventy images curated from the artist’s life, along with a selection of mid-century furniture and apparel. On view: August 4 – September 8, 2019; Art Party: 2-5pm; As Is, 1133 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, (Enter on Constance Street); https://www.as-is.la/

====================================

August 4, 2019:
Attend a publication Party for Mindspace at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Meet author Bill Connolly as he discusses his new book which explores the innate and varied benefits of creative thinking, including its impact on personal identity and growth, its ability to breed empathy, and its potential to help solve big global problems. Book Signing: 3:00pm; DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St, Suite #33, Santa Monica, 90402; http://www.dieselbookstore.com

================================

August 4, 2019:
As the summer heats up, come cool down with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles with this new, daytime collaborative party.
Aug4-2019-520Size-ICA-SummerCooldown
Featuring DJ sets by def.sound and Surfboard C, come together to express joy with people of all orientations, genders, and bodies, focusing on Adrienne Marie Brown’s concept of pleasure activism: “the work we do to reclaim our whole, happy, and satisfiable selves from the impacts, delusions, and limitations of oppression and/or supremacy.” Enjoy the closing day of ICA LA’s exhibitions: “Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017,” and “Lucas Blalock: An Enormous Oar.” Free entry, happy hour drinks, ice cream truck by Van Leeuwen, and an indoor/outdoor setting make for an irresistible afternoon of fun! CLICK HERE to find out more about this FREE event: Art Party: 2:00-6:00pm; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 East 7th Street LA CA 90021; https://www.theicala.org

================================

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/

================================

August 10, 2019:
In Culver City…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

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/

================================

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.
Aug10-2019-520Size-Gabba-REMIX
On view: August 10 – 24, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90057; https://www.gabbagallery.com/ 

================================

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

=================================

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/

================================

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

================================

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

================================

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/

================================

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. 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;
2019-520size-FreeSummerMusic-MusicCenter-Bollywood-atDanceDTLA2018-Photo courtesyofJavierGuillenforGrandPark-TheMusicCenter
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/

================================