Don’t forget….Music tonight at several local restaurants, like Figtree’s Cafe and South…see the Restaurant/Bar Page for specials too!

Back to the Pick of the Week…Bergamot Station hosts the event, “30 Open Doors” from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm tonight. You guessed it, most of the galleries will be open. So come spend the evening and enjoy this eclectic art scene.

Tonight’s event will celebrates their remarkable past, present and future as the centerpiece on West Coast art.

During 30 Open Doors, guests can view work by acclaimed artists at the nearly three dozen open galleries as well as the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

In addition, come explore all that Bergamot Station has to offer, including fine jewelry, handmade papers, fine florals, holiday gifts and more.

Be sure to pop into The Robert Berman Gallery to see their latest PST exhibition, Lost and Found/Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980. This historic gallery space (B-7) was home to the Patricia Faure Gallery, where well known artists gathered at notorious parties.

Lost and Found explores the work of obscure and renowned artists who helped spark the art movement in Los Angeles during the 1950s. This exhibition honors the legend of the Cool School days, born out of the famous Ferus Gallery. The focus of this exhibition is post-war works up to 1980.

Paid to Play (C-2) will remain open though December 31st. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

AHelenGarberll of Bergamot will be hoppin, so stay a while and enjoy the holiday spirit. Don’t forget to stop into dnj Gallery(J1), to purchase this lovely Holiday miniature, (archival pigment ink print with beeswax on canvas board, 5″x7″), by Helen K. Garber. Art is the perfect gift for that person in your life who has everything.; 


Local singer/songwriter, Geoffrey J performs at Joxer Daly’s tonight at 9:00 pm till midnight. This will be a special performance with performers taking turns in a “rounds” format. Other performers/bands include The Trades as well as Xenia Dunford.

Originally from Tucson Arizona, Geoffrey J is known for his roots rock originals. Geoffrey has plageoffreyJyed local clubs, venues and festivals and gained much notoriety since his arrival in LA in 2010.

Joxer Daly’s offers a large selection of imported beers and drafts on tap as well as a full menu. The kitchen is open till 11:00 pm.

Joxer Daly’s is located at 11168 Washington Blvd., in CuGeoffreyJlver City Ca 90230. 310-838-3745;

For more information about the other bands, see their websites: The Trades at , as well as Xenia Dunford at

For more information on Geoffrey J., see his website Enjoy free downloads of his two CDs, Fly on the Wall (which will only be available till the official 2012 release in January) and Pennington Place (2010 LP). See this week’s Culver City Observer for my article about Geoffrey J.


DuncanMiller_MarilynDuncan Miller Gallery hosts a holiday party and charity event for LA’s Downtown Women’s Center. Also the closing reception for their Marilyn Monroe exhibition, the event will be held at the Venice Blvd gallery location. There is a $20 donation fee for entry, payable directly to the Downtown Women’s Center here, or payable with cash at the door.

This is a dressy evening. Jackets required for men. Open bar sponsored by Tequila Partida Skinny Margaritas and our own house wines. Event runs from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm at 10959 Venice Blvd, LA 90034.


Or aTenCinemat 8:00 pm, you may want to view some quality shorts from TEN Cinema. This is TEN Cinema’s first ever global pop-up festival to Los Angeles.

The Future Shorts Festival program features the most exciting award-winning short films from around the world. Featured alongside is a digital photo exhibition by Cole Rise, a San Francisco based artist and tech entrepreneur.

Seats are limited, so arrive early. Event starts at 8:00 pm and will take place at 1317 Innes Place, Venice, CA 90291;

MozaicAlso in Venice, stop into the Talking Stick, for Venice MoZaic’s 9th annual “Winter Celebration” featuring “Zebra Party” with special guests, Poet Cheryl Rae and Singer/Songwriter Mama Crow.

Audrey McNamara will be doing Live Art as the show progresses. DJ Noj will be spinnin’ his favorite records. Nickie Black hosts the event.

Show starts at 7pm. FREE Admission. The Talking Stick is located at 1411 Lincoln Blvd. 310.450.6052