In Santa Monica…Stop by haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St, Edgemar Center, SM) for a group show 5-8pm.


It’s the 23rd season of Jazz at LACMA. Every Friday, the BP Grand Entrance plays host to musicians from throughout Southern California as they fill the space with their seasoned sounds.

Be sure to check out LAArtParty’s Upcoming Events Page for a list of Free musiLACMA-50-LOGOc events taking place all over LA.

Jazz at LACMA features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings. Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians and has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project, and Ernie Watts. Over 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November.

MONK’estra performs tonight.

What: Jazz
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm

Phone: (323) 857-6000


Fri-Aug7-MargauxOgden-And-Start-West-2015In Hollywood…

ltd los angeles hosts an opening for its newest exhibition. “Chekhov’s Gun” features the art of Margaux Ogden.

See image: Margaux Ogden, And Start West, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 77 inches

What: Opening reception
Where: ltd losangeles, 7561 Sunset Blvd #103, LA 90046
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.378.6842


The 5th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer’s most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns on Friday, August 7, 2015, 7 to 11 pm, featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with beer samples from 55+ local craft and microbreweries and an eclectic music lineup. Check out our Upcoming Event Feature for more info about this event.

Brew-at-the-Zoo-Event-Page-Header-1024x535Throughout the evening’s route, food options are available for purchase, including Bavarian glazed cinnamon roasted almonds, old fashioned kettle corn, garlic fries, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, popcorn, soft pretzels, cinnamon-dusted churros, carnitas, burritos, street tacos, elotes, tamales and LA “street dogs.”

Guests with VIP Lounge tickets, which are $99 per person, dine at select stations at Reggie’s Bistro and the Elephant Circle’s Thai Pavilion. Reggie’s Bistro offers a buffet, with early entry from 6 pm (until 10:30 pm), with Korean BBQ chicken wings, crispy BBQ pork, sweet onion poutine, green chili and gouda mac-n-cheese, beef sliders with red cabbage slaw, and lime-beer butter potato skins with crispy chorizo. The Thai Pavilion presents snack stations from 7 to 10:30 pm with assorted gourmet cheeses and garnishes, grilled and marinated vegetable platters, German pretzel-cheddar fondue and an assortment of flavored popcorn and house-made kettle chips. Also available are specialty cocktails from Snow Leopard Vodka and The Bloody Cure as well as exclusive access to several breweries.

Tickets in advance are $50 general admission, $45 for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members and $25 for Designated Drivers (includes free fountain drink refills all evening at four Zoo locations). Tickets at the door, if available, are $55 general admission, $50 for GLAZA members and $25 for Designated Drivers.

Brewatzoo-4The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available. For additional information, call (323) 644-6042.

For more info about this event and the full list of breweries, be sure to check the website. *participating breweries subject to change

What Brew at the Zoo
Where: Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
When: Friday, August 7, 2015, 7 to 11 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6042


In Silverlake…

LFri-Aug7-2015-LaLuzdeJesusa Luz de Jesus Gallery presents two new exhibitions…”Wonder Pop” featuring the art of José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros and J.A.W. Cooper’s “Viscera.”

I love Rodolfo’s work…and his exhibitions have been chosen (several times) in previous years to be LAArtParty’s POW. Mexico’s José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has been painting America’s most beloved animated characters in situations more in line with the human condition, and on the darker side, for a number of years. Without fail, images of his pieces go viral and his shows sell out. Rodolfo Loaiza’s previous La Luz de Jesus exhibitions include “Profanity Pop,” “DisHollywood,” and “Disasterland,” plus numerous group show appearances.

Building on the themes of tolerance and acceptance ubiquitous in his work, Rodolfo combines beloved animated characters with pop culture icons and scenes from art history with delirious moments of the domestic and the divine. Come celebrate the age of equality with Wonder Pop!

Fri-Aug7-laluzJ.A.W. Cooper is an artists’ artist whose dreamlike illustrations of beauties and beasts are rendered from actual memories of her childhood in Africa. By teaming these two titans via separate bodies of work in a single setting, we get to start the new art season a month early this year.

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