April is just around the corner, but here is an update for the last half of March…April events will be up by March 31, 2019.

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March 20, 2019:
Castelli Art Space presents “Darcy Gerbarg: Painting in Virtual Space,” an exhibition of recent digital paintings by New York-based artist Darcy Gerbarg. The exhibition is curated by David S. Rubin and features two of Gerbarg’s most recent bodies of work: The Syracuse Pictures and the Inside and Outside Pictures. On view: March 20-24, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; http://www.castelliartspace.com

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March 20, 2019:
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents “An Evening with Lettuce & John Scofield” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
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Presented by CAP UCLA, Lettuce (left) will be joined by legendary guitarist John Scofield (right) on Wednesday, March 20 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
For more than two decades, Lettuce has brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. For their performance at the Ace, Lettuce will be joined by legendary guitarist John Scofield. Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser with a very distinctive sound whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B. Read more about this event on the Performance Event Feature (on the Upcoming Event Page). Event begins: 8pm; CAP UCLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, 929 S. Broadway, LA, 90015; https://cap.ucla.edu/ https://theatre.acehotel.com/

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March 21, 2019:

In Marina Del Rey…Join filmmaker STEVEN ORITT for his documentary American Native, telling the story of the Ramapough Lenape Indians, a tribe shrouded in mystery and living just 30 minutes from New York City, as they fight for recognition as Native Americans. This free film series, Identities, welcomes three extraordinary filmmakers affiliated with Venice Arts, each exploring the notion of identity in different ways. Designed to inspire Venice Arts’ teen artists, who are also making art around this theme, the series is open to the public. Event runs: 6:30pm – 8:30pm; RSVP HERE to attend this FREE event; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; https://www.venicearts.org/

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March 21 – 23, 2019:
Downtown…Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles offers a three-night film series organized by Annie Leibovitz on the occasion of the first exhibition in LA devoted to her earliest work, “Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1.” Titled after a quote from the artist, “I Still Dream About California” will feature films that were influential in the early days of her career and exemplify the grit and beauty of life in urban California. Films include: The Conversation (1974), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1 hr 53 min; The Long Goodbye (1973), directed by Robert Altman, 1 hr 52 min; Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, 2 hr 11 min; All films begin at 8pm; RSVP HERE to attend this FREE event. Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd St., LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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March 21, 2019:
Mr Musichead Gallery presents  “The ’80s Portrait Sessions” featuring the photography of Glen Wexler. Be aware there is admission to the opening event $10, which benefits the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.; On view March 21 – April 12, 2019; Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; https://www.mrmusichead.com https://glenwexlerstudio.com

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Now through March 23, 2019:

In Chinatown…Be sure to stop into Coagula Gallery from now through March 23, 2019. The work of artist Frederika Roeder is featured in a group show titled “Real Abstraction.”
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Frederika Roeder, Calafia, mixed media acrylic, 54″ x 48″ x 1.5″ 

Curated by Mat Gleason, the exhibition also features the paintings of Jennifer Faist and Jane Park Wells. Read more about this exhibition on the Upcoming Events Page – go to the Features drop-downOn view now through Saturday, March 23, 2019; Coagula Curatorial, 974 Chung King Road, LA, 90012; http://www.coagulacuratorial.com/ 
http://www.frederikabroeder.com/

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March 23, 2019:

“The Broad: “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983” officially opens on March 23, 2019 at the Broad. Tomorrow’s art panel is already sold out. So reserve exhibition tickets soon. Find our more on the Upcoming Event Page – under Features drop-down. It will be moved to the Artists/Exhibitions Page once it opens. Admission is $18 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the exhibition; The Broad is offering free admission to “Soul of a Nation” every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) during the exhibition’s run. Tickets for the symposium are available now at www.thebroad.org/programs. The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Avenue, LA 90012; https://www.thebroad.org/

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March 23, 2019

LAUNCH LA hosts a closing art party and talk for “Paradox California,” a two-person exhibition featuring works by mixed-media artist Chelsea Dean and photographer Osceola Refetoff; The two artists were paired for the show because of their mutual enthusiasm for the deserts of Southern California. Refetoff and Dean collaborated on the show’s title, which addresses the contradiction between the promise of paradise to be found in the “Golden State,” and the harsh realities of much of its terrain and opportunities. Enjoy an art talk moderated by art critic, editor, and curator Shana Nys Dambrot from 3-4PM. Art Party: 1-5pm; LAUNCH LA, 170 S. LaBrea Ave, LA, 90036; https://www.launchla.org/

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March 23, 2019:
Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents three exhibitions opening tonight. Enjoy the historic work by Los Angeles-born, New York-based artist David Novros. This will be the first exhibition of the artist with the gallery and his first in Los Angeles in three decades. On view will be a selection of works conceived of in the 1960s—including paintings exhibited in his first solo shows at Dwan Gallery and Park Place Gallery (both 1966).

“Three Concrete Sculptures,” a project with New York-based artist Sarah Crowner will be exhibited in the gallery’s courtyard. This presentation with the gallery, as the title suggests, will comprise of three concrete sculptures. Also opening tonight is a solo-exhibition of work by Ken Price. This is the third exhibition of the artist with the gallery and will comprise of works on paper ranging from 1967-1995. On view: March 23 – May 4, 2019; Art Party: 5-7pm; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 La Brea Avenue, LA 90019; https://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/

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March 23, 2019:
In Santa Monica…dnj Gallery throws an art party for the opening of “Progression.” As a continuation of the previous exhibitions, since September, these dnj Gallery artists’ thoughts and beliefs, or fundamental ideas are revealed in a gradual advancement of their artwork through the years. March23-2019-520Size-dnj
Read the full Event Feature on the Features drop-down under the Upcoming Events Page. On view: March 23 – May 11, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405; 310.315.3551; http://www.dnjgallery.net

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March 23, 2019:
In the Rampart district…”Borderless: Scandinavia” is the second installment of Gabba’s international series which began with Borderless: Latin America in 2018. This exhibition will feature work by three Scandinavian artists: Ari Behn (Denmark/Norway), Espen Eiborg (Norway), and Mikael Persbrandt (Sweden). The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. On view: March 23 – April 6, 2019; Art Party: 7-11pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd., LA; https://www.gabbagallery.com

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March 23, 2019:

In Beverly Hills…Country Pop Artist Eileen Carey will be opening for the legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean (American Pie, Starry Starry Night, etc.,) at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Read the Event Feature on the Performance drop-down of the Upcoming Events Page. Event begins 7:00pm; The Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; http://www.saban.theater

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March 24, 2019:
Castelli Art Space hosts a closing reception for “Darcy Gerbarg: Painting in Virtual Space.” Event runs: 1-4pm with an artist talk at 1:30 with curator, David S Rubin; Castelli Art Space, 5428 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; http://www.castelliartspace.com

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March 26, 2019:
William Turner Gallery invites art lovers to attend “in Conversation” in conjunction with its current exhibition on view at the gallery. William Turner moderates an art talk with Dr. Richard Davey, and Andy Moses. They will discuss the art and life of the legendary artist Ed Moses. A major, fully illustrated artist monograph is forthcoming in 2020, and will include critical essays about the artist’s life and work by Richard Davey, Ph.D., author, and Chaplain at Nottingham Trent University, UK; and Thomas Krens, former Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York City, and current Senior Advisor for International Affairs. Doors open: 6pm; Art Talk: 7pm; William Turner Gallery, E-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90405; http://williamturnergallery.com/

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March 28, 2019:
Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Conversations with the Artists on March 28th at Gallery 825. Hear from the artists of Full Bodied, an all-media exploration of figurative artwork.  In addition to Full Bodied, LAAA offers solo exhibitions by Margaret Raab, Melissa Reischman and Peter Walker. Art Party: 7 – 9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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March 28, 2019:

Art Battle LA is back…Watch artists create masterpieces before your eyes! 16 amazing painters put their skills to the test with only 20 minutes to turn blank canvases into incredible pieces of original art that will be available via silent auction. Watch the creative process unfold and help vote for the Winner; 
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Admission: $20; This event is 21+; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Doors open at 7:30pm; Exchange LA, 618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1901; http://exchangela.com/

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March 30, 2019:
Downtown…Marie Baldwin Gallery invites you to the opening of the exhibition “Paintrospective,” featuring early career to new work by painter, writer, and poet Lisa Teasley, whose paintings explore consciousness. On view: March 30, 2019 to April 27, 2019; Art Party: 5pm – 8pm; Marie Baldwin Gallery
, 814 S. Spring Street, Suite 2, 
LA, 90014; 
https://www.mariebaldwingallery.com


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March 30, 2019:
Castelli Art Space hosts an artist reception for “Vibrant Expressions” by Becca Fox. On view: March 27-30, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; http://www.castelliartspace.com

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March 30, 2019:
Moran Moran Gallery celebrates artist Willie Stewart in a solo exhibition title “In Between Days.” On view: March 30 – April 27, 2019; Art Party: 6-8 pm; Moran Moran, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd, W. Hollywood, 90069; https://moranmorangallery.com/

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March 31, 2019:
Big Pictures Los Angeles hosts a post Equinox feast! Enjoy some Elote (grilled corn with cotija cheese) this afternoon, on the patio at BPLA. Beer, chips, & salsa will be provided. Potluck is encouraged, if you are culinarily gifted please bring a dish, or something to throw on the grill. Event runs: 3:00pm-7:00pm; Big Pictures Los Angeles, 2424 W. Washington Blvd., LA, 90018; http://bigpictures.la/

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If you know of any great events taking place in the Los Angeles area…send us some info. It’s free to list, but we need info early. Send a press release and a horizontal image (1920 pixels) no later than the 2nd week of the PRIOR month. Your event may even be chosen as a top ten event!