Be one of the first to welcome the American premiere of Elephant Parade tonight at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.

Prlowres Elephant w SonaMIrzaeiesented by The Resorts of Dana Point, “Elephant Parade: Welcome to America” will be on display in Dana Point, CA from August 22nd through November 2013. The elephant statues will be auctioned by Sotheby’s to benefit this amazing cause of saving endangered Asian elephants.

Artist Sona Mirzaei has been working on not just one, but two elephants for the upcoming “Elephant Parade.” In addition to her solo elephant, ‘Triumph of Liberty,’ she has helped create another one (‘Rothkofant’) with actor Daniel Benzali.

At 7:30, watch a movie under the stars. A powerful documentary, “How I Became an Elephant” tackles the epic problems facing elephants today. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs or even pack a picnic!

For more info about Elephant Parade and artist Sona Mirzaei see our Artists & Exhibitions Page.

Parking on-site $15

What: Elephant Parade
Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana point Harbor Drive Dana point, cA 92629
When: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; 7:30 movie begins
Website: http://bit.ly/1d4kVtL  http://www.sonamirzaei.com/  http://www.elephantparade.com

WU Fri DTLAArtistsMKTDTLA Artist’s Farmers Market is back this weekend. Located at the Newly renovated 3,000 square ft historical fabric warehouse/loft, the event will feature music, art and more.

The 3 nights will be filled with a collection of artists from all over L.A sharing and selling their original art pieces, with a variety of creative vendors, some mouth watering Tacos from GoodFellas TacoMan and organic, fresh dishes from special guest Chefs. Enjoy art, music.

See image: Sam Bernal with work

There will be drink passes sold at this event 2 drinks for $10 or drink all night for $20.

On view: Aug 23rd – Aug 25th

What: DTLA Artists’ Farmers Market
Where: DTLA Artists’ Farmers Market, 1548 S. Central Ave. LA, 90021
When: 7pm – 2 am Friday – Sunday;
FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404462879774122/

Tak8.23 JTAGe some time to get out of LA….and enjoy JTAG’S latest group show. Loose all the stress of LA….and take in some art at Joshua Tree Art Gallery.

Take in the serentiy of Joshua Tree and JTAG’s newest show with an opening reception on August 23rd from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Spend the night or just come the next day.

The show will continue from 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday August 24th.

Artists include: Lilah Fowler, Beka Goedde, Yongjai Kim, Minjung Lee, Chris Shaw and Vera Ximenes.

If you would like to spend the weekend in Joshua Tree and are interested in finding out where to stay, JTAG can offer some great suggestions as well as the Johsua Tree Highlands Houses.

Feellowres JTAG RENTALs free to contact the gallery,  info@joshuatreeartgallery.com.

The group exhibition will be on view through April 6th.

What: Reception
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: Aug 23 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; August 24th 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636
Website: http://www.joshuatreeartgallery.com

In Venice…

TWU Fri 8.23 DepressedCakeShophe Buckwild Gallery will be transformed into The Depressed Cake Shop for two days.

RSVP to the opening night party on FB and enjoy delicious grey baked goods, themed artwork and photography from renowned artists, complimentary beer and wine, and more.

Yes you heard me right… the Depressed Cake Shop’s baked goods are “gray.” But…cut open a few of them and you’ll discover that they are brightly colored on the inside! All proceeds will benefit NAMI Westside LA.

RSVP on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/351549211641718/

Opening Night (FRIDAY) will offer complimentary beer and wine.

What: Art Party
Where: Buckwild Gallery, 12804 Venice Blvd., LA
When: 7 to 11pm
Website: http://www.depressedcakeshop.com/   buckwildgallery.com

In Santa Monica….

Kat and the Blues Hounds will play our monthly gig at Sonny McLean’s on Wilshire. FREE music all night and the Food is yummy! 

This month’s show will feature a varKattheBluesHounds2-PhilKimbaliety of music….We’ll start the show with my originals, (with Phil Kimball on guitar) and then our standard Blues Classics with the full band.

Photo by Steve DePena

We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax!

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

Be sure to LIKE our FB Page – Kat and the Blues Hounds https://www.facebook.com/KatandTheBluesHounds?fref=ts

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

When: Friday, August 23rd  9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/   www.kathyleonardo.com