Here is our last  half of the month update…Enjoy! Check back by August 21, 2019 for another update.

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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 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 throughAugust 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 15, 2019:
In Santa Monica…”KNOCKOUT” featuring the art of Mark Andrew Allen opens tonight at Ron Robinson. The solo exhibition showcases over 57 pieces of mixed media art. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Art Party and book signing: 5-8pm; RSVP for this FREE event at RSVP@ronrobinson.com; Ron Robinson, 1327 Fifth Street, SM; https://ronrobinson.com/ http://markandrewallen.com

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August 15 -18, 2019:
Echo Park Rising is a FREE neighborhood event in its 9th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond.
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FREE at all multiple locations across Echo Park; Most shows are all ages but please check the event details; http://epr.la/

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August 17, 2019:
Enjoy an art talk with legendary artist and sculptor, whose work has been internationally celebrated and collected in museums and public spaces for over five decades. Larry Bell’s work reflects a lifelong investigation into the properties of light. His passion for playing with those properties with reverence and spontaneity belies and even defies the impressively technical nature of his practice. Event runs: 7-9pm; Free event parking; Twentieth Church Christ Scientist, 132 Brooks Avenue, LA 90291; CLICK HERE to register for the FREE event;

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August 17, 2019:
In Santa Monica…FAB-gallery hosts an opening reception to celebrate the paintings of Rafael Serrano and the photography of Dietmar Kohl. Art Party: 6:00 – 10:00pm; RSVP to HiFABgallery@gmail.com to attend this FREE event; FAB-gallery, 2001 Main St, Santa Monica; http://fab-gallery.com

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August 17, 2019:
Enjoy the closing art party of “Surf & Turf” at Castelli Art Space. Find out more about this exhibition on the Event Feature. Art Party: 6-9pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd., LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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August 17, 2019:

In Boyle Heights…Corey Helford Gallery celebrates a new show “HERAKUT’s Of Worriers and Warriors” in the main gallery. This exhibition joins two other exhibitions which opened last week. Art Party: 7pm-11pm; Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033; https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.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:
In Chinatown…Head to Tierra del Sol Gallery to attend an artist walk through with Evan Hynes, as he walks through the concepts, stories, and choices he’s made for this body of work. Hynes has created a language of storytelling that is highly visible in Rebel Alliance, his first solo show at Tierra del Sol Gallery. See the Event Feature for more info on this exhibition. On view: July 27 – September 8, 2019; Event runs 1pm – 2:30pm; Tierra del Sol Gallery, 945 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles; FB Event Page;

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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 19, 2019:
Head to the Hammer Museum for a K-con after-party concert by K-Pop stars ATEEZ, Balming Tiger, Grace Kelly, JUN, and MAMAMOO at the Hammer’s courtyard. CLICK Here to find out more on the Event Feature. Doors open 6:30pm; Cash bar; Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90024; https://hammer.ucla.edu

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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.
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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 22 – 25, 2019:
Castelli Art Space hosts the annual art exhibit featuring artifacts, jewelry and handcrafted items from every country in Africa. Presented by AFRICAN ANGEL TOURS, a business that has imported contemporized and traditional African arts to California for 30 years. The shop will be open adjacent to Castelli Art Space through September, but for one week only, they are partnering with Artfully Spaced Gallery, a local venue specializing in African art to bring you a weekend of special events and exhibits, including fine art paintings and sculpture by local African artists. Thurs, Aug 23, 2019 (open) 10-6pm; Fri, Aug 23, 2019 (Music, Art Party): 7-11pm; Sat/Sun, Aug 24 & 25, 2019 (shopping) 11am-6pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd., LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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August 24, 2019:
Downtown…GDCA celebrates two shows tonight – “Allure” and “Waiting to Exhale” by Linda Stelling. Visit the Event Feature for more info about these exhibitions. On view: August 5 – 31, 2019; Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street, (between 7th & 8th Streets), Los Angeles, 90014; http://GDCAgallery.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. Find out more on the Event Feature.  
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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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