In West Hollywood…

TFri-Mar14-ThomasDuncan-fahrenheit-2324x20homas Duncan Gallery presents “Lens reflex.” Curated by Steven Baldi, the exhibit features the work of Zoë Ghertner, Jacob Kassay, Stephen Prina, Eileen Quinlan, H. Armstrong Roberts, and Torbjørn Rødland.

Steven Baldi talks about ths show…”Lens reflex” brings together a group of works that I feel employ a sensitivity to the camera as a tool and a sensual use of the photographic apparatus.

The works selected both allow and utilize the tool’s ability to create a tertiary, magic-like, presence within the objects it creates. The exhibition attempts to indirectly address the specificity of the camera and the mechanical process that produces an object which is separate yet tied to it.

On view: March 14th – April 19th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thomas Duncan Gallery, 6109 Melrose Ave., LA, CA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 494 1177
Website: http://thomasduncangallery.com/

StPaddyDayHATIn Venice….

Start celebrating St Paddy’s Day early with some live music

The Venice Street Legends perform at The Venice Bistro (323 Ocean Front Walk) from 5-10 pm. Take advantage of this great weather and head down to the beach. The Venice Street Legends consists of Greg Cruz on guitar and vocals, Petr Hromadko on bass and Mitch Monrose on drums….See the FB Event Page.

Also in Santa Monica….Fri-Mar15-StPaddys

Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub kicks off this St Paddy’s weekend with some live music TONIGHT featuring the band, “The Don.”

The outdoor Beer Garden will be open. Music Friday Night and Monday from Noon. 4 Bands starting with Irish and a mixture of music the rest of the day and night. Let the Celebration begin with a two day head start, “The Don” kicks off the weekend with Friday Nights entertainment. Traditional Irish Menu served all weekend and Monday. Corned Beef and Cabbage, entrée or sandwich, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie to name a few.

What: St Paddy’s Celebration
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica
When: All day and night long
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/

In Pasadena…

EArtnight-Pasadenanjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight! http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

Offramp Gallery is pleased to be included in ArtNight Pasadena.

OSun-Mar16-SusanSironi-OffRampn view in the gallery will be a special ArtNight preview of “Susan Sironi: Forget Me Not,” the third solo exhibition by Sironi at Offramp.

Unpopable will be performing live music outside on the deck. Unpopable is the brain child of Addi Somekh, a professional balloon twister who also makes and plays a bass made out of balloons. Between sets, Addi will twist a few balloons into amazing sculptural hats.

Offramp Gallery is Stop #9 on the Pink (northwest) Shuttle Route.

What:  Reception
Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931
Website: http://www.offrampgallery.com

Also part of Artnight Pasadena….

Aahoo Art Gallery holds an opening reception for a one-artist exhibition by Taraneh Mozafarian, a selection of works with copper.

TFri-Mar14-AahooArtGallery-TaranehMozafarianaraneh Mozafarian is presently working on two different series: the ‘Alchemical’ and the ‘Mixed Media’. Although she uses the common metal “copper” in both of these series, each one is distinctively different and unique.

The Alchemical pieces reach their final form within a few months to a few years; they continue to transform under the guidance of Divine Consciousness. In the Mixed Media Series she makes wall pieces and installations using copper and other unconventional material.

What: Opening recetpion
Where: Aahoo Art Gallery, 615 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 626.789.0424
Website: http://aahooartgallery.com/

In the Valley….Carter Sexton (5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, LA 91607), hosts a reception from 6-9pm. http://www.cartersexton.com/

Or downtown…SCI-Arc Exhibitions, (Southern California Institute of Architecture, 960 E. Third St.) hosts a reception from 7-9pm. http://www.sciarc.edu

In Santa Monica…Australia’s Circa is in town, hot off a world tour, the ensemble comes to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica

FromMar15-16-BroadStage-Circa2 Brisbane, Australia, comes Circa…a bold vision of contemporary circus performance that has quickly risen to become one of the most acclaimed circus ensemble in the world.

Circa returns to the U.S. this year for its fourth nationwide tour after receiving international acclaim. Under the artistic direction of Yaron Lifschitz, the troupe combines astonishing physical mastery with poetic resonance and pushes the boundaries between circus theatrics and dance.

Circa presents a breathless cocktail of acrobatics, dance and cabaret paired with an immersive use of sound, light and projection. The company’s multi-talented performers reveal the outstanding strength and beautiful architecture of the human body in a risk-taking performance.

Parking is FREE.

Tickets: Prices $47-$75

What: Performance
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
When: 7:30 pm
Phone: 310.434.3200

Website: http://thebroadstage.com

Pacific Opera Project’s passionate, colorful and sometimes scandalous production of Bizet’s opera Carmen. 

Fri-Mar14-Carmen-PacificOperaProjectThe production stars exceptionally talented cast that includes Nora Graham-Smith, Adam Cromer and Aubrey Scarr. The show features Love, sex, violence, gypsies, soldiers, bullfights and girl fights–what’s not to like?

$20 General Admission
Table for 2, $60. Table for 4, $100. Tables include a bottle of wine and plate of appetizers.

The show has one more performance tomorrow…March 15. 

What: Performance
Where: Highland Park Ebell Club 131 S. Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-739-6122
Website: http://www.pacificoperaproject.com/#!__carmen