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September 15, 2017:
In Agoura Hills….Canyon Club celebrates Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour. SEE BELOW for early option starting at 5pm;
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Mr Di Meola has long been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitar virtuosos, traversing between jazz, rock, blues and world music with every one of the 20 albums he’s released. His shows are renowned for their high levels of musicality and musicianship, shifting from explosive guitar lines to playful melodies and syncopated phrases and back again, all within the space of one song! Admission: $34 / $38 / $48 / $58 + applicable fees; The “40th Anniversary Meet & Greet Package” is also available for an additional $150.00 on top of the ticket price, and includes: 5pm admission for soundcheck, a 20 minute Q&A session delivered by Al DiMeola from onstage, Meet & Greet, autographed 40th Anniversary poster. DOES NOT INCLUDE SEATING FOR THE CONCERT. Headliner starts at 9pm; Canyon Cl ub, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301; http://wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/

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September 15, 2017:
Garboushian Gallery hosts the third solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based artist Curtis Weaver with his latest body of work in Trees in Wolves’ Clothing. Although they may seem dangerous, grotesque, or horrific at first glance, Weaver’s artworks toy with visual interpretation and bring larger concepts to the forefront. Like the original saying calls to mind, something is not as it appears. On view: September 15 – October 13, 2017; Art Party 6-8pm; GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY, 427 North Camden Drive. Beverly HIlls, 90210; http://www.garboushian.com  

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September 15, 2017:

Come to Art for Life “Neurosience and Art”, hosted by award-winning artist Clara Berta, featuring Neuro Performance Strategist Florence Saint-Cricq. You will discover how art affects the mind and how it can help improve your overall well-being.
BertaArt-Sept-15-2017-Event-Banner“Neurosience and Art” will be an interactive event. The producers are asking that attendees dress in any of the following colors or combination of colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, Indigo Blue, Dark Blue, Purple. Hibiscus liqueur from Greenbar Distillery will be served alongside ordures from Wild Living Foods; Parking is available next door to pink building on the corner of 8th and Los Angeles as well as other nearby lots. Art Party: 7pm-9pm; BertaArt Studio Gallery, 120 E 8th St #202, Los Angeles, CA, 90014; 818-692-0465; Event info;

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September 15, 2017:
Contemporary gallery is pleased to present “To Take Comfort,” a collection of paintings and photography by Los Angeles artist, Serge Serum. In Serum’s paintings, he depicts a search for the human form and portraiture derived from abstraction. He invites the viewer to follow his process as he captures energy through chaotic brushstrokes, depicting his anxieties and exhilaration of his subconscious through visceral images on the canvas. Enjoy Complimentary drinks by Lagunitas and Wine will be served as well. Art Party: 7pm-10pm; Contemporary gallery, 548 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013; (310) 824-3450; http://www.sergeserum.com

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September 15, 2017:

Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at The Music Center. Matthew Bourne’s magical Double Olivier Award-winning adaptation of the legendary Powell and Pressburger film, The Red Shoes reunites the team who brought you New Adventures’ worldwide hit, Sleeping Beauty (Ahmanson Theatre, 2013), with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting), and Paul Groothuis. This American premiere is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Martin Scorsese), whose work ranges from the witty and playfully robust to the achingly romantic and bittersweet. Tickets range from $60 to $165 – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Show time: 8:00pm; Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; https://www.centertheatregroup.org/

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September 16, 2017:
This is a busy night for art – we also have three top ten events that take place tonight. 

TarFest is back. Presented by LaunchLA….the free arts festival will feature live painting, live bands, djs, art and gourmet food trucks.

Event runs: 2-10pm; La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., LA; http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/

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September 16, 2017:
In Los Feliz….A gallery talk will take place at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) to complement The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)’s landmark Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition “Condemned To Be Modern.” The lively discussion will be between one of the exhibition’s artists, Terence Gower who has two video works in the show – and notable LA-based writer Susan Morgan, editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader.  Art Talk:  3pm – 5pm; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027; http://www.lamag.org

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September 16, 2017:
Kohn Gallery celebrates a group exhibition. “Chingaderas Sofisticadas” is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and brings together nine prominent artists based in Guadalajara, Mexico, whose varied practices contribute to the city’s growing cultural ascendance and international recognition. On view: November 4, 2017; Art Party: 4-7pm; Kohn Gallery, 1227 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood;  http://www.kohngallery.com/

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September 16, 2017:
Steve Turner LA hosts a PST LA/LA exhibition “This Too Shall Pass” curated by Pablo Rasgado. The group show features Matthew Brandt, Joshua Callaghan, Jedediah Caesar, Emilio Chapela, Graham Collins, Gustavo Godoy, Tim Hawkinson, Luciana Lamothe, Leo Marz, Matt Nichols, Brian Rochefort and Allen Ruppersberg. On view: Oct 28, 2017; 5-9 pm; Steve Turner LA, 6830 Santa Monica Blvd  http://steveturner.la/

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September 16, 2017:
Various Small Fires presents “Billy Al Bengston It is: he Moondoggie.” Art Party: 5-7pm; Various Small Fires, 812 North Highland Ave., LA, 90038; http://www.vsf.la/

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September 16, 2017:
Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents “Then and Now,” a career-spanning exhibition of works by Mary Corse.
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This will be Corse’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On View: November 11, 2017; Art Party: 6-8pm;  Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA, 90019; http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/

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September 16, 2017:
The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions, “Javier Pelaez: At The Front Door Of A Stone,” and “Gustavo Ramos Rivera: New Paintings.: On view: October 28, 2017; Art Party: 6-8 pm; William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station E-1 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica; http://www.williamturnergallery.com/

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September 16, 2017:
Wilding Cran Gallery presents “The man who saved a dog from an imaginary fire,” a solo presentation of work by Los Angeles based artist Ariana Papademetropoulos. On view: October 26, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm; Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021; http://www.wildingcran.com

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September 17, 2017:
Venice Art Forum Group hosts a closing champagne reception and art talk FAB-gallery. Art Talk 2-4pm; FAB-gallery, 2001 Main street, Santa Monica, 90405 (behind Dog Town Coffee at Main St., and Bay) http://fab-gallery.com

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September 17, 2017:
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) holds an opening reception for “4 x 4.” The group show features artists Andree B. Carter, Eliza Day Green, Lucie Hinden and Shula Singer Arbel. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to NCJW|LA. On view: August 22 – October 29, 2017; Art Party: 5-7pm;  NCJW|LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 90036; To RSVP or information call (323) 852-8512 or email carrie@ncjwla.org; http://www.ncjwla.org

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September 19, 2017:
Depart Foundation and the City of Malibu present “ENDLESS WAVES, BARBARIAN DAYS: SURFING, WRITING, AND ART.” Enjoy a conversation with William Finnegan and Barry McGee, moderated by Jon Christensen. Art Party: 7pm; DEPART Foundation Malibu Village, 3822 Cross Creek Road, Suite 3844, Malibu, CA 90265; RSVP to angelica@lynwinter.com

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September 21, 2017:
HOMME Gallery is one of Los Angeles’ newest galleries, boasting 5,000 square feet of space in trendy Silver Lake and specializing in carefully curated exhibits featuring the most current and highly esteemed artists, both established and emerging.
Sept21-2017-HOMMEGallery“FACES” showcases some of the most popular international artists: Justin Bower, John Paul Fauves, DAIN, Hossam Dirar, Popovy Sisters and Mike Dargas. Art Party: 7-11pm; HOMME Gallery, 3409 W Temple St 3409 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026;

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September 21, 22 and 23 2017:
The Venice Art Crawl celebrates its own version of the return from Burning man with two events across three days. Thursday Venice Art Crawl from 6-9pm; Then during the day from Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23, enjoy Mutant vehicles, art installations, performers, interactive art and musicians are invited to participate to this 2 day festival by the beach, on Windward Plaza – just next to the skate park. Check the website for details http://www.veniceartcrawl.com


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September 22, 2017: 
Marina Yacht Club Presents: Paparazzi Comedy is coming for Harvey (Not you Steve) – Comedy for a Cause benefiting Victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Paparazzi Comedy Show and Silent Auction is produced by Gisele “Shooter Diva” Hosted by Hanala Sagal, featuring Bresha Webb, Beth Payne, Kristi McHugh, and Vincent Ward. . Ample FREE Parking. Ticket required for Entry. No Tickets Sold at Door. Suggested minimum donation of $20.00 per person. Red carpet: 5:55 P.M. show begins: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Bar and Restaurant open until 10:00pm)All charitable donations are tax deductible; Marina Yacht Club at Marina City Club (3rd Floor Event Room) 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey; Purchase TICKETS HERE!

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September 23, 2017:
The Frida Fest Art & Music Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo and is the premier fundraising event for The L-Project and showcases the talents of LGBTQ visual and performing artists in Southern California. The L-Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of women who identify as lesbian, bi, trans and queer through the intersection of art and technology. Its vision is to create sustainable, vibrant and inclusive communities for all LBTQ women of all ages, creeds and races living in Greater Los Angeles area.
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General admission tickets are $20.00 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, email info@lprojectla.org or visit the website. Event runs: 4pm-8pm at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 

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September 23, 2017:
As a participating gallery in the Getty’s region-wide endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present an exhibition entitled “Hans Burkhardt in Mexico.” The exhibition will feature major works painted in Mexico by the Los Angeles artist, Hans Burkhardt, over a span of more than 10 years beginning in 1950. Art Party: 5-8pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, LA, 90036; http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/


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September 23, 2017:
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present “A Stranger In Your Home,” a series of new works by Amir H. Fallah. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On view: November 4, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm; Shulamit Nazarian, 616 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.shulamitnazarian.com/

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September 23, 2017:
Gloria Delsen Contemporary Art (GDCA) hosts an opening reception for “Serenity.” The group exhibition features artists Mark Brosmer, Karen Hansen, Dina Herrmann, Ty Joseph, Dane C. Smith, Linda Stelling and more. On View: September 30, 2017; Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA, 727 Spring Street, LA, 90014; http://www.gdcagallery.com/

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September 23, 2017:
Marc Selwyn Fine Art offers an art talk with Frank Bowling and Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art. Event runs: 5:30-6:30pm: wine & appetizers, 6:30-7:30pm: presentation; RSVP@marcselwynfineart.com; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills;  

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September 23, 2017:
In Santa Monica…Synaethesia is an exhibition curated by Marisa Caichiolo and presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange. The exhibition is sponsored by the International Association of Synaethetes, Artists, and Scientists, and in partnership with ArtSci Gallery at UCLA. Artists include: Jon Adams – Raewyn Turner & Brian Harris – Anne Patterson – James Wannerton – Appelusa – M.J. Cordoba – Marjan Vayghan – Tim Thompson – Christine Söeffing – Marcos Lutyens in collaboration with Dr. Richard E. Cytowic.
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On view: November 1, 2017; Art Party: 7pm-10pm; RSVP: buildingbridgesax@gmail.com; Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave. Unit F2 Santa Monica CA 90404; http://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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September 23, 2017:
The Loft at Liz’s hosts a reception for a group show titled “A Cut Above.” Artists include: Richard Aber, Emilia Castioni, Syuta Mitomo, Diane Silver, Nicola Torcolli and Carla Viparelli as well as newly included works by Lorraine Bubar and Ann Weber. Art Party: 7-10pm; The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S.La Brea Ave., LA 90036; http://www.theloftatlizs.com/

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September 23, 2017:
Corey Helford Gallery celebrates new exhibitions – Dface; Happy Never Ending, Kristen Liu-Wong, Conflict/Resolution, Ray Caesar: Retrospective, Rare and Limited works. On view: Oct 21, 2017; Art Party: 7-11pm; Corey Helford Gallery 571 S. Anderson St. LA, 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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September 24, 2017:
Now in its 33rd year, the Abbot Kinney Festival takes place along a mile-long stretch of Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, The Boulevard’s eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries infuse the festival with a local flavor that makes this event unique and not to be missed. Join the Venice community for a day of fun, food and entertainment! Event runs: 10 am – 6 pm; Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Brooks Avenue and Venice Boulevard; http://www.abbotkinney.org/

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September 24, 2017:
Blue 7 Gallery holds an opening reception for a new exhibition titled “Land, Sea, Air, & Fire.” The group show showcases over twenty artists and features all types of media: paintings, photography, sculture, collage, jewerly, and artist picture books. Artists include: Randy Ball, Michael Baroff, Irina Chelyapov, Eva Montealegre, and more. On View: November 11, 2017; Art Party: 2:00 – 5:00 pm; Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405; http://blue7gallery.com/

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September 27, 2017:
Join IAA USA for a COCKTAIL RECEPTION & “FRIENDRAISER” at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts. Light refreshments served; Cash/credit bar serving wine, mixed drinks, and non-alcoholic beverage; Proceeds from bar sales benefit IAA USA; This is a 21+ event; PARKING: Pay lots and metered parking available in the area. Free Admission – $5 Drinks; Proceeds from bar sales benefit IAA USA; Event runs: 6:30-9:30pm; Arrival and cocktail hour begins at 6:30PM; Brief presentation at 7:30pm;  Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, 727 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; https://www.iaa-usa.org/

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September 29, 2017:
The Mid City Arts Center throws an art party featuring the work of artist – Brayden Bugazzi. The solo show will also feature special guests of the artist
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One of Brayden’s works La Cienega was inspired by the well knowon boulevard. The artist explains, “It is a vain that connects LAX with Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, so I wanted to create mural with a message for the dreamers coming from, and to LAX, and the rest of CA and that is to always DREAM BIG!!” Art Party: 6-10:30pm; Mid City Arts Center, 1644 S La Cienega Blvd Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90035; http://mcartscenter.com

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September 30, 2017:
Downtown (starting at 7pm)…“Pop-Surreal Playhouse,” a group exhibition curated by the late Greg Escalante and Wendy Sherman opens  at Art Share L.A tonight. 
Los Angeles-based, Israeli-born artist Tslil Tsemet will have five paintings included in the show. Art Party: 7-10pm; Art Share L.A. 801 E. 4th Place, LA, 90013; CLICK HERE for more info.


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September 30, 2017:
In the Mid Wilshire area….Enjoy a reception for “SOME LIKE IT COLD,” an exhibition of posters by Christopher Michlig and Jan Tumlir at 1301PE. On view: October 28, 2017 in adjunct viewing room; Art Party: 6-8pm; 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 90048; http://www.1301pe.com/

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September 30, 2017:
In West LA…Giant Robot 2 – GR2 Gallery hosts an opening reception to celebrate artists Ryan Bubnis and Deth P. Sun. Bold and graphic in approach, Bubnis’ current work focuses on the simplification of shape and form. Equally influenced by DIY culture, art history, illustration and design, he explores themes of memory, nostalgia, good vibes, and the human condition.
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Sun’s work is informed by his interest in nature, exploring, and wordless storytelling. If there was a way of describing his work, it’d be a suggestive narrative with romantic/depressive images. On view: October 18, 2017; Art Party: 6:30pm-10pm; Giant Robot 2 – GR2 Gallery, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA ,90025; https://www.giantrobot.com

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