Cento Pasta Bar and Mission Wines hold their first food and wine event of 2016! Avner Levi and Santos Uy are the dynamic duo behind Cento Pasta Bar, who will be “popping up” at Mission Wines for an evening of pasta, wine, and culinary education.

PreFri-Feb19-MissionWinesviously a pasta cook at two of Los Angeles’ most popular Italian restaurants, Bestia and Sotto, Avner has branched out on his own, teaming up with Mignon owner Santos Uy (who also owns Papilles in Hollywood) to create “Cento Pasta Bar”, a pop-up lunch residency featuring fresh pastas and sauces at Uy’s Mignon in DTLA. A blend of alta cucina (fine Italian dining) and cucina povera (peasant cooking) is their focus, with the goal being high quality, chef-driven pasta dishes at affordable prices.

At this special event, Chef Avner Levi Avner will be demonstrating how to make his delicious, pillowy gnocchi and will cook it for you to enjoy. Two additional pasta dishes will be served with wines to match. We can’t think of a better way to end the work week!

Admission: $25 (Includes sampling of three pastas and a flight of three wines).  To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

What: Pop up Wine and Food Event
Where: Mission Wines – 1114 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – February 19
Website: http://missionwines.com


In Santa Monica…

haleFri-Feb19-haleARTS-MathewEhrmanARTS is pleased to present new works by local artists Matthew Ehrmann, Mark Lowrie, Abbie Weinberg and Gail Willhardt. 

See image: by Matthew Ehrmann

Stop in and enjoy a opening reception tonight, Friday, February 19. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn and white wine

On view: March 2

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Friday February 19
Phone: 310-314-8038


Head to Hollywood…Regen Projects (6750 Santa Monica Blvd.) celebrates “James Welling: Choreograph” with an opening reception from 6-8 pm.


Fri-feb19-LastProjectLast Project presents “Fail Better,” a group show. Between the good, the bad, the ugly, the hideous, sublime and experimental in art are strayed paths and accidents in which complex circumstances divert intentions from their realization. LAST Projects proudly prevented the knife slashing, burning, concealing and dumpster tossing of works in an effort to reveal and examine the ideas, processes and labor of art that failed or succeeded through an alchemy of repeated failures.

See image: Kim Welle, Warm……Warm Leatherette, 2016

Failure as Practice:  Nick Aguayo, Anthony Ausgang, Rachid Bouhamidi, Margarethe Drexel, Svetlana Durel, Morgan Gillio, Angie Gray, Matthew Haywood, Daniel Herr, Case Hudson, Brigid Mason, Easton Miller, Jeff Roysdon, Alex Sanchez, Skip Snow, Mats Stromberg, Isabel Theselius, Lola Rose Thompson, Liz Walsh, Kim Weller, Andrew Wingler, and Shelley Holcomb.

Anthony Ausgang will read from The Pawnee Republican accompanied by The Cat Museum Literary Guild

On view: February 19 – February 28

What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
When: 7-11pm – Friday February 19
Phone: 323 356 4225
Website: http://lastprojects.org


Fri-Feb19-CoagulaDowntown (Chinatown)….

Coagula Curatorial will host a Closing Reception for TEN TOP ARTISTS, a group show juried by Tulsa Kinney (Artillery Magazine), tonight, Friday February 19th from 7-9pm.

Tulsa Kinney will be in attendance and will announce the grand winner at 8pm.  

The grand winner will receive a solo show at Coagula Curatorial this year.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Friday February 19
Phone: 213-620-1569
Website: www.coagulacuratorial.com