In Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E hosts an openiFri-AUG22-haleArtsng reception of a group show featuring John Christensen, Art Van Kraft, and David Phelps.

John Christensen is a self-taught artist. Art to him is a suitable way to study and commemorate the stranger, funnier, and more meaningful everyday doings of man, animal, and creation altogether.

For the past decade, Art Van Kraft has been painting what he calls, ‘America’s Hidden Lives.’ Kraft combines the role of the social observer with the skills of an artist to show bold new paintings that peek inside us all.

David Phelps is a painter and photographer living in Los Angeles, known internationally for his architectural photography.

Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: August 22nd – September 3rd

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

In Venice…

BrFri-Aug22-BradKaye-Witzendcigarillo300x300ad Kaye performs at Witzend. Professionally performing since the mid-60s, Brad began playing ragtime at Los Angeles Shakey’s Pizza parlors. Since then he has performed in countless venues, as a soloist, sideman, bandleader, singer, showman, composer and arranger of songs and instrumental music.

He is a major music historian, writer, archivist, sonic restoration engineer. He has made important discoveries, such as the 1932 Duke Ellington accidental stereo recordings and was the first to identify previously unknown historic records by Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong. Brad plays shows frequently throughout the Westside.

Admission: $10.00

What: Performance
Where: Witzend 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Phone 310 305-4792

Downtown LA…

FIG at 7th presents live music….The Belle Brigade features Barbara and Ethan Gruska.

The siblings come from aFIGat7thlogo long lineage of musical masters, including composer John Williams. While they have evolved with the times to transform their folk rock with synths and samples, the duo still retains its classically rooted compositions and hooking harmonies.

Fresh off a tour with Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade’s easygoing nature is an experience fueled by enthusiastic energy, which will certainly make this downtown location rumble.


What: Music, DJ’s
Where: FIG at 7th – TASTE Courtyard, 735 Figueroa St.
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Santa Monica….enjoy a performance at Ruskin Group Theatre (3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 90405), Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members); purchase in advance by calling (310) 397-3244.

In Santa Monica…

Bring your blues lovin’ butts down to Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar for some FREE music. Kat & the Blues Hounds are back at Sonny McLean’s in Santa Monica for our monthly gig.

Yes, in case you don’t know, it’s my band. I’ll be singing some blues & Jazz with some extraordinary musicians. As usual some guest players will be sittin’ in…so strap your boots on tight, Mama feels like cuttin’ loose.

CKatandtheBluesHounds cropped trumpetome on down to see who will sit in this month!!!  Enjoy FREE blues (and some jazz too) every 4th Friday (NOT last Friday) of each month!

Enjoy Blues Classics. We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax and Bruce Friedman on Trumpet….plus we have guest musicians scheduled to sit-in as always.

Check out a performance of “Summertime” from our monthly 4th Friday gig at Sonny McLean’s shot by Wayne Ford.

Be sure to LIKE our FB Page – Kat and the Blues Hounds

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: Friday, July 25th 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811