xmas-treeRemember our Pick of the Week takes place tonight – the Montana Ave Holiday Walk from 5-9pm…(our Pick is usually on a Saturday). Get out there and celebrate the season!!! It’s here…don’t let it pass you by!


In West LA…

Il Moro Restaurant is hosting a closing reception for LA artist Gus Harper on tonight from 6 to 11 pm. On display are works from Harper’s “Minor Identity Crisis II” series.

Fri-Dec2-2016-GusHarperAdditionally, Harper will be unveiling collaborative painting with Sanjib Rana and Sujan Dangol, made on his recent trip to Nepal and Cambodia.  Also, Harper will unveil one or two pieces from his ungoing collaborative series with renowned LA artist Gronk Nicandro.

The entrance is on Purdue ave, a half block south of Olympic.

Find out more about artist Gus Harper on his website – http://gusharperart.com/

What: Closing
Where: Il Moro restaurant, 11400 purdue ave, LA 90064
When: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Website: http://www.ilmoro.com


LA Weekly is excited to announce its partnership with Smorgasburg LA for Sips & Sweets 2016! The annual holiday party will take place on Friday, December 2nd from 8pm – 11pm.

AttendeFri-Dec-2-2016-Sips-CAKE-Flyeres can sample delicious confections, sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts and trinkets. In addition to sweets samples from 20+ of LA’s greatest bakers and sips from 20+ of the city’s most renowned mixologists, LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets will feature savory dishes for purchase courtesy of Smorgasburg LA, the weekly Sundaymarket for food, shopping, and drinks.

Located on the rooftop of the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Smorgasburg LA food court will offer savory specialties for guests to purchase before indulging in everything sweet and boozy! Enjoy some of Smorgasburg’s most notable vendors!

Confirmed vendors include: Banh Oui, Big Mozz Inc., Burritos La Palma, Cheezus, Chinese Laundry Truck, Elvio’s Chimichurri and Mama Musubi.Curated by the LA Weekly’s own food critic Besha Rodell and Katherine Spiers, this eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza is one not to be missed.

Grab your tickets now for LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets and come prepared for an evening of holiday fun! Dinner, dessert, drinks and shopping from LA’s greatest! 21+ event. All guests must have a valid ID for entry

A portion of this year’s event proceeds benefits Food Forward Brand.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Sips & Sweets 2016!
Where: Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036
When: Friday, December 2nd, 2016, GA: 8pm – 11pm; VIP: 7pm – 8pm
Website: http://microapp.laweekly.com/sips-and-sweets/2016/


In Silverlake…

La Luz de Jesus celebrates artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini.

IFri-Dec2-LaLuzdeJesus-MarianelaPerelli-PoolPaolinin 2014, two Argentine artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, turned 33 models of Barbie and Ken into religious icons for an exhibition called Barbie, the Plastic Religion which was displayed at Popa Galeria in Buenas Aris. The show featured Barbie as the Virgin Mary and Ken as Jesus Christ, and included religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism with versions of Barbie as Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene and the Virgin of Lourdes. The show provoked widespread controversy in several languages from Argentina to France.

In 2016, the artists were invited by Mattel and Les Art Decoratifs (Palais du Louvre, Paris) to display four of their pieces in the museum of decorative arts in the Palais du Louvre, Paris, and were also received in the Vatican by Pope Francisco who accepted a gift of their Barbie, “Our Lady of Lujan.”

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