Happy Friday the 13th!! Don’t hide inside get out and celebrate…there are lots of events tonight.

In Santa Monica…HaleARTS-100Sale

haleARTS S P A C E hosts an opening reception for its $100 Art SALE.

The gallery will be filled – floor to ceiling – with ready-to-hang work selected works from local and emerging artists for $100.

Artists include: Sean Hemeon, Barbara Kosoff, Mark Lowrie, Carl Lozada, L.A. Marler, Frankie Payne, Eric Peterson, Frank Rozasy, Robin Sanford, Peter Wowkowych.

See image: Below…by Barbara Kosoff STransformed Mixed-media, digital

Barbara Kosoff creates mixed-media works on paper with photographic images found in magazines, pop culture publications, paper bags, and other random sources.

ShFri-June13-BarbaraKOSOFF-Transformed-LAAPe combines them with drawing and painting with oil bars. Starting with an idea and responding to chance and serendipity, Kosoff allows her instincts to guide her. Working intuitively, she rearranges visual elements and places them in unlikely settings, combining the real to create the surreal; revealing an inner dream, dilemma or desire.

Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: June 13th – June 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

In Venice…

Venice YouthBuild presents “Something Out of Nothing,” its 3rd annual Art Show & Open Mic.

Fri-June13-Venice-YouthbuildYou are invited to view original student artwork, films, and screen-prints by students from our Venice YouthBuild program, and experience their poetry and hip hop open mic!

All artwork and t-shirts will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit Venice YouthBuild’s graduation ceremony. So come on out to support “Something Out of Nothing!”

Free admission. Refreshments will be served.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Focus Studio, 4 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Then right around the corner….

At the Venice Bistro, enjoy the Venice Street Legends…These guys rock out with blues, country etc….you name it they can play it. 

I will be popping in to sing a few between 8-9pm…Mama’s got some events to get to first…So come on by and have a drink with us.

GrVeniceStreetLegends wMitcheg Cruz has a powerful voice and truly rocks out on his electric guitar.

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 p
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Also in Santa Monica…

RuFri-June13-RuthBachofnerth Bachofner Gallery celebrates “4 Painters,” an exhibition featuring work by four local artists, all of whom received their art educations from UCLA. Artists include: Tony Beavy, Heather Brown, Elizabeth Medina, and Michael Morrison.

This exhibition features the work of four Los Angeles-based painters who each cultivate individualized modes of abstraction. The unifying thread among these artists is their reliance upon process-oriented and problem-solving approaches to painting. This collection of work shows paint subjected to a host of formal impulses, resolves and manipulations with vastly different outcomes and motivations.

On view: June 13th – July 18th

What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Ave, SM, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300
Website: www.ruthbachofnergallery.com

In Culver City…

Anat Ebgi presents “Duckrabbit,” an exhibition organized by Jason Bailer Losh. Artists include: Matthew Ager, Martin Basher, Armin Boehm, Anthony Caro, Aline Cautis, Andy Coolquitt, Rick Hager, Whitney Hubbs, Nick Kramer, Jason Bailer Losh, Pernille with Madsen, Sigrid Sandström,Melanie Schiff, Emily Sudd and B. Wurtz.

Fri-June13-AnatEbgiWhenever someone other than the artist sees an artwork, a duckrabbit is born. A lobed inkblot, seen one way, resembles a duck; seen another, a rabbit. The eye is an eye, but the ears are also a beak. The artist draws a duck; the viewer sees a rabbit. The present show is the public debut of rare and energetic creatures, born in the solitude of the studio, anxious to be seen. The present show is the consummation of a long flirtation between intent and reception.

On view: June 13th – July 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: Anat Ebgi, 2660 La Cienega Blvd.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.thecompanyart.com/

In Downtown LA….Dance Camera West and Los Angeles Film Festival continue their partnership and present the 3rd Annual Dance-A-Long and movie screening. Bring your dancing shoes and your friends and family for a fun dance lesson prior to the movie!

Union Station at 7:30 pm. Free; Union Station, 800 North Alameda St.,  www.DanceCameraWest.org