In Beverly Hills…..

Gagosian Gallery celebrates the work of Frank Gehry with an opening reception for “Fish Lamps.” The exhibition will be presented concurrently in Los Angeles and in Paris.

OSat Jan12 Gagosian FrankGehryne of the most celebrated architects living today, Gehry’s career spans five decades and three continents. Known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, he has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels.

See image:Frank Gehry, Untitled (Paris II) (detail), 2012, ColorCore over steel frame and wooden base, 60 x 54 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches

What: Opening reception
Where: Gagosian Gallery – Beverly Hills, 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.271.9400
Website: http://www.gagosian.com/

AFri Jan11 ThomasDuncanGallery JWillenbring 1nd in the West Hollywood area…

Thomas Duncan Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings and wall drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Jesse Willenbring.

See image: Jesse Willenbring, R, 2010-2012, Oil, charcoal, graphite, paper, direct jet print on canvas in artist’s frame , 21 x 24 inches

On view: January 11th – February 16th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thomas Duncan Gallery, 6109 Melrose Ave., LA, CA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 494 1177
Website: http://thomasduncangallery.com/

In Culver City/Mar Vista area,Fri Jan11 PopGallery MIKE PARE3

POPgallery holds an opening receptions for Mike Paré “Mercury Drawings” featuring a survey of figurative and abstract drawings from the past six years.

The show takes it’s title from the book Alchemical Mercury by Karen Pinkus.

On view: January 11th – February 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: POPgallery, 3505 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.2080
Website: http://www.thepopstudio.com

Or in Santa Monica….I absolutely LOVE the actor John C. Reilly (Gangs of New York, Chicago), and he’s a musician too. This should be an amazing show….

JohJohnCReillyn C. Reilly and singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau perform and celebrate their latest recording venture. Reilly recently laid down some tracks and with the help of Brosseau covered the Louvin Brothers’ tune, “Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar.”

Special guests such as Simone White and the RT & the 44s perform as well.

Admission: $5-$10 (Donation)

What: Music
Where: Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-399-1631
Website: http://www.churchop.org

Friday Jan11 TopTuneUp to a live musical adventure? TopTune, The Songwriters Game. 6 of LA’s best songwriters do one of their best. Then they get a title and a premise for a new song. They are given 17 minutes offstage with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black, a pot of coffee, a bowl of M&Ms and a rhyming dictionary. With a celebrity commentator/judge panel, a house band, and a heckler, TopTune is a musical circus and variety show.

Performers include: Bill Burnett, Cynthia Carle, Captain Danger, Kahlil Sabbagh, Eric Schwartz, Chelsea Williams, Danny Hutton, Joel Murray, Gary Shapiro, Ginger Smith, Kara Miller, Andy Goldberg, Curtis Byrd, John O’Kennedy, Jonathan Menchin and Tom Tully.

Admission: $15

What: Live Performance
Where: fanaticSalon. 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., corner of Venice Blvd., Culver City.
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 622 2046. fanaticSalon
Website: https://www.facebook.com/toptuneshow


WU GrandIrrationalityThe Grand Irrationality opens tonight….Developed at the National Theatre in London, Jemma Kennedy’s new comedy kicks off the New Year by making its world premiere at the Lost Studio in Los Angeles.

Actors include: Mina Badie, James Donovan, Peter Elbling, Kirsten Kollender, Gregory Marcel, Bess Meyer.

Runs through March 3, 2013.

Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm.

Admission: $25

What: Performance
Where: THE LOST STUDIO located at 130 S. La Brea Avenue (between 1st & 2nd)
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 960-4443
Website: www.plays411.com/grand

Or in downtown LA, Actual Size Los Angeles hosts an art openig from 8-10:30pm www.actualsizela.com