First Friday on Abbot Kinney takes place too (the cool party has been cancelled)….just a bunch of food trucks.

In Fri April5 HaleArtsSanta Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E hosts an opening reception for photographer Alan Kupchick.

Alan Kupchick is a prolific photographer whose work has been shown in curated group shows, solo shows and museum shows throughout California. Tonight he will be showcasing works from his “There and Here” series.

On view: April 5 – April 17th

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

Also close by in Venice….

Fri April5 VeniceArtsBey YoungWomanVenice Arts Gallery presents “En Foco/In Focus,” a national traveling exhibition, which highlights a plurality of photographic visions from 56 of the hundreds of artists that have been affiliated with the New York-based nonprofit En Foco over the past four decades.

See image: DawouD Bey, Young Woman Waiting for the Bus, from the series Syracuse, NY, 1985. Courtesy of En Foco, Inc. and Dawoud Bey.

This is the exhibition’s only Los Angeles stop on its national tour. “En Foco/In Focus” is an Official Exhibition of Month of Photography Los Angeles and is presented with support from the Lucie Foundation.

What: Art Talk & Opening reception
Where: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: Art talk 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Reception 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846

In the Silver Lake area…

La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosts a reception for two exhibiFri April5 LaLuz coopfitztions, Jessica J.A.W. Cooper “Laid Bare,”  “Tony Fitzpatrick and Friends The Bus: 29 Hooligans from Chitown.”

Illustrator J.A.W. Cooper’s newest series, Laid Bare, explores vulnerability as both a source of strength and discomfort.
Tony Fitzpatrick presents the work of 29 artists from Chicago, IL in  a group show.

On view: April 5 – April 28

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667

In West Hollywood …

At Thurs April4 KnownGallery Alta-OdellKnown Gallery, enjoy a three day pop up photography exhibition.

Altamont Presents: “Skateboard High School | Years of Pictures” by Patrick O’Dell.

On view: April 5 April 7

What: Opening reception,
Where: Known Gallery, 441 North Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-860-6263

Or downtown…SCI-Arc (960 E. 3rd St.) holds an artist talk at 7:00 pm