So there are two First Friday Events taking place… in the Glendale area….and one in Venice.

CaWU Fri 8.2 8thBdayBash8213t in the Lotus…..hosts 8th Day Arts Poetry & Wine Salon.

The 1st Friday event features  Ricky Luv on Poetics & David Strother on Electric Violin. Guest poets, open mic, & free admission, wine & love!

Free admission

Where: Cat in the Lotus, 123 N. Maryland Ave, Glendale, 91206
When: 6:15 – 9:00 pm
Phone: (818) 357-9949
Website: FB EVENT Page

In Venice…

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 not be performing with them as I also have a gig (just a small one…see below)…but may stop in after.

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 Venice…

It’s First Fridays on Abbot Kinney.WU Fri 8.2 FFonAK Aviation

Aviator Nation (1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd) offers live music with “Vinyl” tonight as part of First Friday. Stop in and get your groove on.  

What: Live Music
Where: Aviator Nation, 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd
When: 8:00 pm 10: 00 pm
Phone: 310-396-9100

Mystic Journey Bookstore hosts a presentation. Raul Rosiles, founder of Soul Based Living who will be doing soul portraits.  The presentation is Free,  but the Portraits are $2/minute.  Minimum 30 Minutes

RWU Fri 8.2 FFonAK raulrosilesaul had a moment of self realization as a four year old child. Everything became dazzling brighter.  A voice said,“Always remember this moment”.  

He practiced meditation for three hours per day for six years. He is an international speaker, event producer, publisher, author, artist, dancer, and Enlightenment catalyst.

What: Presentation
Where: Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As part of First Fridays….Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show performs at Get Waxed.

paparazziComedylogoI will be performing some of my strong woman blues. Guitarist Phil Kimball will be playing with me (Kathy Leonardo) to open the show.

The event located at 300 Westminster Ave, Venice CA, right off Abbot Kinney Blvd from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Presented by First Fridays Paparazzi Comedy and Partyby5, the event takes place at Get Waxed. Hosted by Janet Rousseau and Dave Shelton (Everybody Loves Raymond, Professor Creepy’s Scream Party). The lineup includes Venice Beach FireFighter Comedian Billy Barnes,  Angelique Bates, Jonas Garvin, Kristi McHugh, Jeffrey Peterson.

lowres KathyLeonardo-PhilKimball photo1FREE street Parking available.  Open Wine Bar with wristband all night long!  Guest list fills up quickly, Special celebrity surprise guests.

FREE for non drinkers or $5 donation requested for DRINKERS!….so come and enjoy a couple drinks and enjoy some comedy…staring with some of my original funny strong woman blues.  

What: Comedy and opening Music
Where: Get Waxed is located at 300 Westminister Ave, Venice CA
When: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Here are a couple going later in the night….

In Silverlake

LWU Fri 8.2 LALuz Loaiza sm Cinderella-McQueen-Oil-on-canvas-10x10-inchesa Luz de Jesus features one of my favorite artists. DisHollywood is José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ latest visual project which attempts to re-mix beloved characters from fairy tales with other entertainment icons from the world of cinema, celebrity and music.

Also a group show will be opening as well, a juried show “Laluzapalooza.” The artists chosen are Michelle Bickford, Emi Motokawa, Edward Robin Coronel, David Natale, Harold Fox, Sage, Horacio Martinez, and Josh Stebbins.

On view: August 2nd – September 1st

What: Opening
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.
When: 8-11 PM
Phone: (323) 663-0122

Or in Echo Park…

Fri 8.2 SubliminalProjects AndyHowellGingerCheSubliminal Projects and Flash Association present “BDX-LAX: Faraway So Close,” a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from Los Angeles and Bordeaux (twin cities since 1964).

See image: Andy Howell and Ginger Che,  “Chingteh Released,” 2005, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 79″.

Subliminal Projects is the first West Coast venue this ongoing exchange has been exhibited. The aim of the project is to support and promote the local art scene of both cities through an exhibition series that alternates between locations each year, featuring contemporary artists from both areas.

What: Opening
Where: Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (213) 213-0078