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In Venice, Kana Manglapus Projects Gallery offers an opening reception for a group show called “Love” (now that’s an original title). Artists include: Adam Secore, Brandy Eve Allen, Carly Correa, Chad Attie, Curtis Kulig, David Bortolucci, Gabrielle Revere (see image), Kathy Rose for Roseark, Kristen Shaw, Kwaku Alston, Maximillian Chow, Pascal Shirley, Rocco Mediate, Tao Ruspoli, and Xela Mandel.
The opening runs from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Kana Manglapus Projects Gallery is located at 1346 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice 90291; 646-732-9309; http://www.kanamanglapus.com
Also on Abbot Kinney, stop by the Harlot Salon for the show “Menage a Trois Ménage à trois – Art, Lit Love” – A Valentine’s themed book and art mixer, curated by Amanda Lynn.
Celebrate the book launch & art show for the new book, “Forbidden” by Cerraeh Dutchess Laykin. Live music with Val and her lovers, The Goodnight Ladies.
The event takes place from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm at the Harlot Salon, 1641 Abbott Kinney in Venice CA; 310-560-1969; http://www.laykinart.com/
Now if you would like to support a great cause, the 3rd Annual ART FOR HEARTS Fundraiser happens tonight at Anneberg Community Beach House. The benefit will help the Pico Youth & Family Center and include a silent auction of uniquely-crafted hearts. Artists such as Michael Amescua, Judy Baca, Barbara Carrasco, Robbie Conal, Alex Kizu, Ernie Lucero, JC Hernandez Munoz and others, including youth artists and established artists have donated to the cause. The evening will also include music by the Santa Monica High School jazz band, delicious food, wine, and guest appearances.
Since 2002, the Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC), a Santa Monica non-profit organization, has served hundreds of at-risk youth on the Westside by providing much needed case management, counseling, tutoring, computer training, job readiness preparation, and music production training. Proceeds from the 3nd annual fundraiser will help PYFC meet the costs associated with serving at-risk youth.
Tickets: $35 per person, $50 per couple; The event takes place from 6:00 – 10:00 pm; The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway; 310-396-7101; http://www.picoyouth.org/
In West Hollywood, stop by Gallery 1988 (Melrose) for an opening reception “Multiplayer x2.” This exhibition will feature video game themed prints for sale. Show runs from February 10th through March 3rd.
The event happens from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Gallery 1988 (Melrose) is located at 7020 Melrose Avenue, CA 90036; http://nineteeneightyeight.com.
Come clebrate the crowning of the 2012 King & Queen of Mardis Gras, tonight at Danny’s from 8:00-Midnight. The Sugar Shack Attack will perform with the Gumbo Brothers.
Tonight’s event is the King’s Ball honoring the newest couple, Jon & Kristen! Danny’s is located at 23 Windward Ave, Venice.
Save the date next Saturday February 18th when the 11th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade will take place at NOON on the Boardwalk @ Rose Ave. Check back, all the details will be on LA ART Party!