Here are our picks for Thursday, Friday, April 11-12, 2024 art parties & events. We chose events taking place in Downtown, Mid City, Glendale and more.

April 11-12 2024 Art Parties & Events


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Downtown…Nicodim celebrates the art of Yoora Lee as well as Maureen St. Vincent (Upstairs). Lee, a Korean born artist now based in LA reimagines everyday images from tv and the web. While St. Vincent is a native of San Luis Obispo. Inspired by folktales and mythology, the artist combines a myriad of images such as items from our daily lives with bodiless legs and ovular shapes. Art Party: 5 – 8pm; Nicodim, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave., LA 90021;


In the Mid City area…David Kordansky hosts an in-gallery conversation between Hilton Als and Jared Buckhiester at 6pm. The art talk takes place in conjunction with No heaven, no how, a solo exhibition by Jared Buckhiester. In addition to featuring sculptures, and paintings, works on paper are also part of the exhibit. It is curated by Hilton Als. David Kordansky,  CLICK HERE for more info about the exhibition. Art Talk: 6pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019;


Just East of Mid City…Tanya Leighton Los Angeles presents Dan Rees: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. Art Party: 6-8pm; Tanya Leighton Los Angeles, 4654 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016;


West Hollywood

Obscured by Colors opens at Advocartsy Gallery. The solo exhibition by Shadi Yousefian also includes a collaboration with Lucas Rise, an Argentinian artist.

 Yousefian utilizes manipulated photographs with nostalgia from past generations. Art Party: 7-9pm;  Advocartsy, 434 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048;



Gallery Thirtysix presents Brian Ziff’s American Dreams. This collection of photos explores the propaganda of desire within the iconography of wealth and also how it is perpetuated through today’s imagery. Art Party: 8pm; CLICK HERE to RSVP; Gallery Thirty Six, 1260 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015;


Friday, April 12, 2024

In West Hollywood…Nino Mier Gallery hosts its first solo exhibition with Brussels-based painter Thomas Lerooy.  In The Gift, the artist combines both high and low aesthetics in his portraits which consist of women and animals, in addition to objects and abstract forms. Art Party: 5-8pm; Nino Mier Gallery Two, 7313 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90046;



Lisson Gallery debuts Bernard Piffaretti: Je n’ai jamais peint un tableau récent. The French artist’s exhibition will feature large scale works painted from 1987 to 2019. For the past forty years, Piffaretti has utilized his own process titled “the Piffaretti system.”

April 11-12 2024 Art

Untitled artwork by Bernard Piffaretti

Art Party: 6 – 8pm; Lisson Gallery, 1037 N. Sycamore Ave., LA, 90038;


Also in Hollywood…Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán continues to run through November 2,2024. Tonight, catch a screening of the iconic movie – Casablanca, and enjoy a majestic open-air evening. Doors open at 6pm; Screening at 8pm; Montalbán Theater, 1619 Vine, LA,



Head to MONA (Museum of Neon Art) to hear a talk about New Chinatown with Celeste Hong, Paul Greenstien, as well as Dydia DeLyser. Historians as well as preservationists reveal the history of New Chinatown and how neon light was incorporated. 2024 is 100th anniversary of YC Hong’s first office space in old Chinatown, which is now the site of Union Station. Art Talk: 6:45-8:00 pm; 216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, 91204;


Finally, later in West Hollywood, Jetpack Comedy is LA’s best Friday stand-up comedy showcase. Comics from HBO, Netflix, SNL cast members, all drop-in for a night of laughter. 

West Hollywood Jetpack Comedy

Headliners and surprise drop-ins have included: Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Fred Armisen, Bob Odenkirk, Pete Holmes, Hannibal Buress, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Jeff Garlin, Ali Wong, Demetri Martin, and many more.

Event begins: 8:30pm; Admission starts at $20; CLICK HERE to RSVP for events (multiple dates); FB Page; Bar Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90046;


CLICK HERE for additional upcoming art exhibitions, and performances as well as culinary events.