Here an updated list of events taking place in the latter half of October 2017. Subscribers will be notified when additional events are added (VIP subscribers will be notified early). Become a subscriber NOW – Just email us back at LAArtParty@gmail.com to receive weekly updates. 

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October 19, 20, 2017:
In Santa Monica….Take in some theater at the BFF (Binge Festival of Theatre). One traumatic episode as a teenager can alter the way life flows – written and performed by noted actress-producer-writer Ruchika Mandhyan. All seats are free as part of the Second Annual Santa Monica Playhouse BFF Binge Festival of Theatre. The BFF (October 16 – 29) offers over 4 dozen FREE plays, workshops and family friendly events. Show times: 7:30pm; Reserve a seat at 310-394-9779 ext 1; The Other Space @Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., SM 90401;  http://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/

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October 21, 22, 2017:
The fall edition of the The Beverly Hills artSHOW will be held October 21 & 22, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. 
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The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. 
See the Upcoming Event Feature for more info. Event runs Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm; Beverly Hills artSHOW, Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drive. http://www.beverlyhills.org/


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October 21, 2017:
Please join Skidmore Contemporry Art  for wine and conversation with artists Jaime Guerrero and Bradley Hankey. The artists will speak about their processes, and give an inside perspective of the concepts behind their work. The shows are both on view until October 28th. Vit the Artists & Exhibitions page for more details about this show. Art talk: 4pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Stop by some other art happenings taking place at Bergamot Staton. Richard Heller Gallery offers an a reception and art talk from 3-5pm (take in some jazz here). Then from 5-7pm, enjoy music and a reception at Building Bridges Art Exchange along with an additional opening a Lora Schlesinger Gallery. Then from 6-8pm, Patrick Painter Gallery hosts an opening reception.

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October 21, 2017:
In West Hollywood…Los Angeles Art Association presents Personal Vacation , An all-media exploration of cultural identity,  juried by Chris Davies, CEO/Publisher Fabrik Media, Inc. In addition to the group show, Personal Vacation. Artist Linda Stelling will be part of the group exhibition. Stelling is an abstract artist whose work revolves around the curvilinear form.
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In addition to the group show LAAA will also present three solo exhibitions by Erika Lizée, Gin M and Susan Swihart. On View: December 1, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm ; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90069; http://laaa.org

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October 21, 2017:
Keystone Arts Space and Gallery, offers a diverse group of artists open their studio doors. Keystone Art Space has over 50 artists studios featuring painting, illustration, printmaking, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. All seats are FREE as part of the BFF Binge Free Festival of Theatre. Event runs: 6-10; Keystone Arts Space and Gallery, 338 S. Ave 16, LA, 90031; http://www.keystoneartspace.com/

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October 21, 2017:
GDCA Gallery celebrates “TWILIGHT.” The group show features Nurit Avesa, Marcia Cox, Andrew Eyler, Judy Gittelsohn, Hollie Heller, Tayt Modern, Tanya Ragir, Travis Stanton & Sali Swalla, and Robert Toll. Art Party: 7-10pm; GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring St., LA 90014;  http://gdcagallery.com/

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October 21, 2017:
DENK gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions titled PECKERWOODS and PARTING AND RETURNING featuring new works by artists Kelly McLane and Augusta Wood. Both artists will be in attendance. Art Party: 6-8pm; DENK gallery, 749 E. Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90012; http://www.denkgallery.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles celebrates the art of Mike Kelley. Organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011’ is the most comprehensive survey ever mounted of the last body of work by the celebrated late Los Angeles artist. 
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On view: January 21, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Timothy Yarger Fine Art presents “YARE: ONE MORE DANCE” (at a downtown venue). For this exhibition, the artist invokes the annual Los Diablos de Yare festival by creating a collection of eight hand-crafted masks. Each unique mask was sculpted using repurposed materials while remaining faithful to the festival’s tradition. Event runs: 7-10pm; Performance: 8:30pm; Limited space RSVP HERE544 Mateo Street, Downtown Los Angeles 90013; https://www.yargerfinearts.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Wallspace is proud to present “Central Avenue,” a solo show by artist Kymm Swank. On view: Oct 30, 2017; Art Party: 7-9pm; Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea Ave., LA, 90036; http://www.wallspacela.com/

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October 21, 2017:
The Loft at Liz’s throws an art party for “South of the Border,” a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. This exhibition is part of the Getty’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Artists include: Lili Bernard, Marisa Caichiolo, Pablo Cristi, Joel García, Maja, Poli Marichal, Andres Montoya, Sandy Rodriguez, and Votan. Art Party: 7-10pm; The Loft at Liz’s, 453 South La Brea Avenue, LA, 90036; http://www.theloftatlizs.com/

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October 21, 2017:
Get into the spirit of Halloween – Dress up while enjoying a sscreening of A Night of the Living Dead…Intelligent, crafty and terrifying, the late great George Romero single-handedly started the zombie horror genre. Take a pix in the free photo booth, and pack a picnic with beer and wine in the Hollywood Forever cemetery! Freixenet Cava will be offering complimentary bubbly for guests with 21+ valid ID. tickets $12-$16; Doors open: 5:15; Screening: 7:00pm; Hollywood Forever cemeter, 6000 Santa monica Blvd., Click Here to purchase tickets;

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October 21, 2017:
Longtime performer/activist Barbara Dane is set to be featured at UCLA’s Royce Hall for a 90th Birthday Concert. Celebrating a Lifetime of Jazz, Blues, and Songs for Peace and Justice, Dane will be joined by renowned jazz pianist Tammy Hall’s Trio, with special guests, the Chambers Brothers. The evening’s guest artists include Pablo Menéndez, leader of Cuban band Mezcla, and Cuban blues and rock musician Osamu, Dane’s son and grandson. Performance: 7pm; Royce Hall, UCLA, (north side of campus) 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095; Get a Discount by using the code PROMO50 when you order tickets from UCLA website: http://cap.ucla.edu/

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October 21 & 22, 2017:
Santa Monica Art Studios hosts its bi-annual Art Walk. Come stroll the arts center and enjoy the work of 36 talented artists. 
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Arena 1 features a group show titled “On Edge,” curated by Oona Gardner and William Ransom. A short film which is also art related, starring a Sweden actress will be presented at the opening as well. FREE Admission; Saturday: 6-9pm and Sunday: 12-5pm; Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Road, SM 90405; See FB Page for additional info;  http://santamonicaartstudios.com/ 

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October 22, 2017:
In the West Adams District…Longtime Venice resident Pamela Weir Quiton hosts an opening reception for her new studio. Studio opening 2-5pm; 5115 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016; https://pamelaweir-quiton.com/

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We have some fun Halloween events takng place this week. Of course one of our top ten is KCRW’s Masquerade Ball on the 28th. – I wrote a Huff Post article…its gonna be a grand event. 
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October 23 – 31, 2017:
Start celebrating Halloween early with “INVASION” at The Magic Castle® Members & their guests* are welcome to join the party in their Halloween’s best for the biggest week of the year at The Mag Castle®: Halloween Week! The Magic Castle will transform the club into its very own “INVASION!” inside-out! Think retro “War of the Worlds,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” etc.

The art of Brayden Bugazzi will be featured. Brayden explained the work he is exhibiting, “I am showing a collage fusing vintage space exploration recreating a famous photograph from the Moon landing, to the new modern dreams of reaching further out to Mars and beyond. This will play into the Space, invasion theme that the Magic Castle is building with their Halloween event.”
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Be sure to stop in. All week long, enjoy themed magic in the showrooms, legendary candy coffin, tarot card & palm readings, themed cocktails in souvenir glassware & themed menu items, RFID special FX-triggerable gags around the club, No door charges for member plus 5 guests during “off-peak” evenings: The Magic Castle®, 7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA;  http://www.magiccastle.com/halloween/

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Through October 31, 2017:
Universal Studios® Halloween Horror Nights® brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse you in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. From the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, prepare for the scariest, most intense Halloween event in Southern California. This year’s event features more mazes than ever with 8 terrifying experiences based on the most frightening films and television shows. It runs through October 31, 2017; Check the website for times and admission costs. Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City,CA 91608; http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com

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October 27, 28, 29, 2017:
With “Horror UnScripted,” Impro Theatre creaks open the door of unease and terror as they present completely improvised plays designed to make you squirm in your seat and keep you up at night. Inspired by the complex psychological horror movies of the 1970s, the Impro Main Company will create never before seen, unsettling stories that thrive off the fear and desperation that live inside us all. Madness, murder, ghosts, isolation, possession, and sickening dread are all on the menu. And since each show is based on audience suggestions, remember … you brought this nightmare on yourselves.Oct27-29-2017-Impro-BroadStage
These critically acclaimed performers create hilarious, completely improvised full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest writers, including Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams and more. The Edye, The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405; Tickets are $45 – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. https://www.thebroadstage.org/

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October 28, 2017:
In Santa Monica…bG Gallery will host an artist talk and reception. Please drop in for this informal evening with artists in the exhibition “Representational Abstract.” Art Talk, reception: 5-8pm; bG Gallery, (G-8) 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404;  http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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October 28, 2017:
Craft in America Center hosts an artist talk with Gerardo Monterrubio. The event takes place in conjunction with the current three part exhibition titled “Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists.” This exhibition is part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Latin American & Latino Art in Los Angeles) initiative. Art Talk: 4pm; RSVP to the talk: rsvp@craftinamerica.org; Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St., LA, 90048; http://www.craftinamerica.org/

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October 28, 2017:
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present “Dispatches from the Front Lines,” the third solo exhibition at the gallery of Los Angeles based artist Merion Estes. On view: December 22, 2017; Opening reception: 4-6pm; CB1 Gallery 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213-806-7889; http://cb1gallery.com/

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October 28, 2017:
Head to Culver City for several art events…In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Honor Fraser Gallery (2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.) presents its sixth annual performance series with new work by Arturo Molinar Avitia and Marlene Tafoya on Saturday, October 28, 4-6pm.
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Arturo Molinar Avitia and Marlene Tafoya

Also on La Cienega…The George Billis Gallery(2716 La Cienega) celebrates the art of Bruce Everett and Anne Seidman from 5-8pm; Von Lintel Gallery (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd) also offers an opening reception for two exhibitions. Enjoy new photograms and sculptural negatives by Farrah Karapetian, as well as a selection of “photogenics” by artist Lotte Jacobi (1896 – 1990) from 6-8pm; At the same time 6-8pm…Kopeikin Gallery, (2766 la Cienega), hosts an opening for Jeffrey Milstein: LANY.  

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October 28, 2017:
TAG Gallery throws an art party to celebrate the work of artists Shelley Lazarus, Carol Kleinman, Don Adler, Betty Sheinbaum.  Save the date  – November 11, 3pm for an artist talk; On view: November 18, 2017; Art Party: 5-­8p.m. TAG Gallery,  5458 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; https://www.taggallery.net/

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October 28, 2017:
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents an exhibition of works by New York artist George Nama and the late legendary filmmaker of Night of the Living Dead fame, George A. Romero, in an exhibition titled “LIBERATOR.” George Nama will be in attendance. On view: December 23, 2017. Art Party: 6-9pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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October 28, 2017: 
In Hollywood…AC Gallery celebrate Ghosts and Ghouls and… Gumby? Do not miss an immersive art, fashion and music experience presented by AC Gallery this Halloween weekend. Characters conceived entirely in the exhibiting artists’ minds come together in Hollywood for the annual Autumn group exhibition. Come one, come all to Harajuku Halloween with special guest VIALS. Costumes highly recommended!
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October 28, 2017:
Downtown…Corey Helford Gallery celebrates new exhibitions tonight: “Hush: Introspective,” “Jacky Tasi: Strip Dancer,” “Ian Francis: Artificial Winter.” On view: November 25, 217; Art Party: 7-11pm;  Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St), LA 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

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October 28, 2017:
Cinespia Presents at the Los Angeles Theatre present a dreamy night of fantasy, magic and a masquerade ball in one of the most opulent movie palaces in the world! The dark musical fable features the superstar who fell to earth David Bowie in his enchanting role as the glam rock fairy-tale dandy, Jareth the Goblin King, supported by a cast of bewitching monsters from visionary Jim Henson. An unearthly evening full of illusions and delights, with Labyrinth on the big screen. Magic shows, live music, full bars, photo booth and surprises aplenty to explore in the hauntingly historic Los Angeles Theatre.
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COSTUME REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. 21+ (wit h valid ID). Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests. Happy Halloween! Admission: $35-$85; Doors open: 7:00pm; Show: 9:00pm; 21 and over; The Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, LA, Click Here to purchase tickets.

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October 29, 2017:
Team Gallery Bungalow holds an opening reception for “Elias Hansen: Not Right Now. Art Party: 4-7 pm; Team Gallery Bungalow, 306 Windward Ave., Venice, 90291; http://www.teamgal.com/

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October 31, 2017:
Head to West Hollywood for an outrageous Halloween street party. It is a massive event and the costumes are insane.
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The parade runs along Santa Monica Blvd between Doheny Dr and La Cienega Blvd from 6-11pm. Then the parties continue at many of the local bars. For more details, visit the FB Event Page.

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Runs through November 19, 2017:
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) presents Turn Me Loose, a comedic drama by Gretchen Law, produced by John Legend and Mike Jackson, about the life of trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory who passed away last month at the age of 84. The production, under the direction of John Gould Rubin, will open in The Wallis’ Lovelace Studio Theater, which will be transformed in part into a comedy club. For additional info see the Upcoming Event Feature…as well as a REVIEW for the show on our Review Page. Single tickets are available for $60 and $75; Performances runs through November 19, 2017: Thursdays–Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2:30pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2:30pm; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Studio Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210; http://www.thewallis.org/

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