If you are a FREE subscriber, you will NOT receive an email this week….ONLY VIP subscribers have received info for the final Ten days of October. November 2019 events will be posted by October 31, 2019 – there is a Top Ten event taking place on November 1, 2019 – so be sure to check our top ten event HERE.

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October 23, 2019:
Baik Art hosts an opening for “Anxiously Optimistic,” the gallery’s first solo show for Los Angeles-based artist, Kenny Scharf. From recent paintings to archived prints and editioned collaborations, Scharf’s exuberant iconography presents us with a lexicon of playful signifiers that are imbued with underlying themes of social and environmental strife. On view: Oct. 23 – Nov 22, 2019; Art Party: 6pm-8pm; Baik Art, 2600 South La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90034; https://baikart.com

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October 23, 24, 2019:
Lucha VaVOOM—Los Angeles’ longest-running, celebrated variety show, where Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide—returns to the City of Angels for its wildest Halloween event yet at Lucha VaVOOM’s home venue, the Mayan Theater. The two-night Halloween Spectacular event/performance is titled “Fiesta Fantasma.” Costumes are encouraged! Admission for this 21+ event is $40-$55; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or go to the website. Doors open at 8pm; The Mayan Theater, 1038 S Hill St., LA; http://www.clubmayan.com; http://luchavavoom.com/

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October 24, 2019:

The Fahey/Klein Gallery presents “Stephen Wilkes, Day to Night.” Wilkes creates images that capture fundamental elements of our world through the hourglass of a single day. His work is a synthesis of art and science, an exploration of time, memory, and history through the 24-hour rhythms of our daily lives.
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Blue Lagoon, Iceland, 2019 © Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

On view: October 24 through November 30, 2019; Art Party: 7-9pm; Save the date: October 26, an art talk and book signing takes place from 2-4pm; Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave, LA, 90036; http://www.faheykleingallery.com/

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October 24-27, 2019:
The Los Angeles Jazz Institute, along with Founder/Director Ken Poston present its annual jazz festival. This year’s event “Out of this World Series of Big Band Jazz” is a celebration of big band jazz from around the world and features four days of concerts, rare films, and special presentations. Check website for exact times (Oct 24-27, 2019, 10:30am-9pm); Admission runs $15 – 425; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; The Four Points Sheraton at Los Angeles Airport, 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045; http://www.lajazzinstitute.org/

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October 25, 2019:
Mainstay Gallery presents “Healing Images.” The group exhibition features MB Boissonnault, Tanya Mikaela, John L Hart, Radek Muniak, Michael Scott Adams. On view: October 25 – December 23, 2019; Art Party: Mainstay Gallery, 2443 Main Street, SM; https://www.mainstaygallery.com/

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October 25, 2019:
Head to the Annenberg Community Beach House…Adults are invited to the first-ever sunset swim with a spooky twist!! Wind down from the week and enjoy the heated pool on the beach. 18 and over, please! $10 Adult • $5 Senior Adult (60+) • Walk-up passes only. Event runs: 6-9pm; Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402; https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

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October 26, 27, 2019:
The Brewery Art Walk takes place this weekend from 11am-6pm. This is a great event and the space is a unique ex-brewery…many of the studios are completely different. Take an inside peek at over one hundred artist studios. See how creative people live, and enjoy the work of these talented artists. Todd Westover is one such artist. He will be exhibiting new work and selling paintings, prints, apparel and greeting cards. Enjoy a variety of food trucks and a beer garden operated by The Brewery’s on-site restaurant, Barbara’s at the Brewery. Free parking next door. FREE ADMISSION; Event runs: 11am-6pm; Brewery, 2100 N. Main St. A10, Los Angeles CA 90031; http://www.breweryartwalk.com

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October 26, 2019:
DENK gallery invites you to an artist-led walkthrough of the current exhibition “VESSELS.” The exhibition includes artworks ranging in size from smaller works on paper to large multi-panel paintings that almost cover an entire wall of the gallery. The diversity of works have been integrated as an installation where each work builds on the next to create a completely immersive experience for the viewer. On view: October 26 – November 2, 2019; Event runs: 2-4pm; Denk Gallery, 749 E. Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90012; http://www.denkgallery.com

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October 26, 2019:
Downtown…Jason Vass offers an opening reception for “Frontiers,” an exhibition of works by Tadashi Moriyama & Rachael Pease. 
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The artwork created by Moriyama and Pease reflects painstaking attention to detail and complex designs. Both artists have developed their intricate visual vocabularies organically out of their daily lives, where they are from, and the world around them. On view: October 26 – December 7, 2019; RSVP on the FB Event Page. Art Party: 5-8pm; Jason Vass, 1452 E. Sixth St. LA, 90021; http://jasonvass.com/;

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October 26, 2019:
In Santa Monica….Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents “Ratio: Poems,” Laura Karetzky’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery featuring new paintings. The art featured in this exhibition is a continuation of her “embedded” series, analyzing the digital channels through which information travels and the exchange between multiple points of engagement. On view: October 26 – December 7, 2019; Art Party: 4-6pm; Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave B5b, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://loraschlesinger.com/

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October 26, 2019:
One more at Bergamot…Gallery Luisotti presents “Peter Holzhauer: First Stone for a Film.” This marks Holzhauer’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring photographs made in Iceland during 2016, 2018, and 2019. On view: October 26, 2019–January 11, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; Gallery Luisotti, 2525 Michigan Ave B2, Santa Monica, 90404; https://galleryluisotti.com/

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October 26, 2019:
You won’t want to miss this one at Bergamot Station…bG Gallery presents a psychedelic world of mythological dreams with the art of Nathan Cartwright. If you don’t know Nathan Cartwright, founder of HIVE Gallery (downtown) you need to. He is an incredibly talented artist in addition to being an art supporter, curator and gallery owner for over ten years. T

his new body of work includes interactive kinetic wall sculptures and drawings following the adventures of Cartwright’s Wolf-Boy archetype. Partially inspired by his travels throughout South East Asia, the exhibit opens up a mysticism of moments of play in troubled times. Be sure to visit the Event Feature for more info about this exhibition. There will be two other events taking place – one on November 2, and one on November 12, 2019, at bG Gallery, plus a companion exhibition at Hive Gallery (downtown) on November 15, 2019.
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On view: October 26 – November 18, 2019; Art Party: 6-10:30pm; bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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October 26, 2019:
In Santa Monica…”About:Blank” opens at the No Free Bread Gallery tonight. This will be Barcelona-based artist Nadia Jaber first solo exhibition in the US, and at the gallery. On view: October 26 – December 14, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; No Free Bread Gallery, 1150 18th Street, Santa Monica; https://www.nofreebreadgallery.com/

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October 26, 2019:
In the Mid-Wilshire area…TAG Gallery celebrates the art of Danny Janotta, Lynne Russo, Muyiki Sena. Enjoy an artist reception tonight. On view: October 22 – November 16, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; https://www.taggallery.net/

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October 26, 2019:
In the West Adams area…Timothy Yarger Fine Art celebrates the inaugural exhibition at its new space. “fall Forward” is a group show show featuring the exploration of language and light. Art Party 6-9pm; New address: Timothy Yarger Fine Art, 3645 10th Ave. LA, 90018; https://www.yargerfinearts.com/

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Let’s not forget about Halloween…Visit the Halloween Events Feature HERE.
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October 27, 2019:
Parrasch Heijnen Gallery celebrates its first exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist Alexis Smith. On view: October 27 – December 7, 2019; Art Party: 12 – 3pm; Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, 1326 S. Boyle Ave., LA, 90023; https://www.parraschheijnen.com/

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October 31, 2019:
If you want to enjoy a FREE art party on Halloween, visit the UCLA Department of Art’s “MFA 2020 Preview Exhibition.” On view: October 31 – November 14, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; UCLA New Wight Gallery, 1100 Broad Art Center, LA, 90095; See FB Event Page for more details; http://www.art.ucla.edu

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