Check the Upcoming Page for Free music shows.  First Fridays on Abbot Kinney is still puttering along in Venice…most of the merchants no longer want to publicize it.

As bo8.3 LACMA NickManciniCollectiveAug3PhotoJoeyVilesth a vibraphonist and bandleader, Nick Mancini is considered to be one of New York’s top players. L.A. Weekly has called Mancini “an exploratory young vibraphonist with two toes dipped in tradition who splashes gentle swing and exotic undersea layerings of filtered light. Original and good.” Now an in-demand Angeleno, Mancini plays with a maturity that belies his youth.

What: Live music with vibraphonist and bandleader, Nick Mancini
Where: LACMA, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 857-6000

In West Hollywood, the BOA Gall8.3 BOA ChrisButler-Photoery features the works of sculptor Pal Kapenyes (see image, right) combined with the paintings of Christopher Butler (see image, Left).

Pal Kapenyes is a Mexican Sculptor whose sculptures are touchable, movable, and interactive.

California native Christopher Butler’s work combines the mediums of film and painting through digital imaging, an extraordinarily unique process which involves capturing an image on 35mm film, and projecting the negative onto a screen, filtering it with gelled movie lights, rendering incredible results.

On view: A8.3 BOA PalKepenyesugust 3rd – August 18th

What: Opening reception, Christopher Butler, Pal Kapenyes
Where: BOA art gallery, 8459 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310 948 5500


There are a couple of openings in Silverlake…

WU 8.3 Weekend ScottGreenwalt jpeg 72 dpiWEEKEND offers an opening reception for Phenomenal Specimens, an exhibition of macabre and surreal paintings and works on paper by artist Scott Greenwalt.

August 3rd – August 26th

What: Opening reception, Phenomenal Specimens,
Where: Weekend, 4634 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 510 206-4001


Another one in Silverlake, La Luz de Jesus Gallery holds an opening reception for Disasterland featuring the work of artist Rodolfo Loaiza (Love this artist), as well as a group show, Laluzapalooza Jury Winners. Artists include Chris Bales, D.W. Marino, Click Mort, Click MortAnthony Purcell and more.

Disasterland is Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity.

The stage is set for fantasy to collapse and surrender to the inevitable apocalypse of 21st century Hollywood.

Fairyt8.3 Loaiza LG Drunk-on-Love2ale characters continue to dominate his latest project –this time caught in the headlines of our favorite tabloid stars.

What: Opening reception,
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Phone: (323) 66