Yes it’s Friday the 13th…yikes! No worries….get out there and see some art or some live music….see my Restaurant/Bar Page for tonight’s live music.


The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition (Photo l.a.) starts today, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main St., in Santa Monica 90401-3209.

PHOTOLA-civicPhoto l.a. has exhibited more than three hundred galleries, private dealers and publishers and has presented more than one hundred and fifty lectures and collecting seminars to the public. For the past twenty-one years, Photo l.a. has attracted over eleven thousand interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography.

Photo l.a. runs all weekend (11-7pm) as well as on Monday (11-6pm); $20.00 tix online $25.00 at door; Get a weekend pass and save $30.00 online as well as $35.00 at door. Discounts for students….see their website for more details!

Plowres HelenKGarber getty-center-frontop by dnj Gallery’s booth and see the work of multi-media artist, Helen K. Garber (See image).

See more of Helen’s work this Saturday at her solo exhibition “Encaustic Noir,” the kick off celebration for NoirFest Santa Monica, happening at dnj Gallery (J-1) at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. For more info about Helen K Garber and dnj Gallery email Pamela Schoenberg at


1.13 VeniceAleHousV TapTonight at 5:00 pm the =V= (The Venice Ale House Brewing Company) launches Venice Beach’s First Craft Beer: Venice Hi Hop Extra Pale Ale. If you haven’t been to the Venice Ale House, yet, Tom Elliott & Spoon Singh, have made quite a splash on the Venice boardwalk with this trendy, hot spot, serving organic, local & sustainable food & beverage.

Add to that  latest endeavor, craft brewing, with the introduction of Venice Hi Hop XPA. Mr. Singh, founder of Kona Brewing Company, (Longboard Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale, Pipeline Porter), has ample craft brewing experience, and has put together an excellent ale to be sold exclusively at The Venice Ale House.

Just stopped in to taste it myself and I will say it’s delicious. I am not a big beer person, but it really is quite tasty. Have a burger while you are there, really good burgers…lamb, turkey, beef.

HVlogoere’s their description of it…Venice Hi Hop XPA is light in color, quite dry and very hoppy. Its essence of apricots & raspberries come straight from the hops. Crispy malts balance the bitter. High on hop, yet not over the top, this beer is built
for seaside sipping. It’s light with a bite.

Be sure to stop by tonight for a festive launch starting at 5:00 pm. Enjoy the sunset, with your pale ale. A great start to any weekend. The launch continues till Sunday. The Venice Ale House is located at 2 Rose Ave., right on the boardwalk; 323.573-4712;


1.13.12 MichaelKohnGallery RosaLoyThe Michael Kohn Gallery presents its first solo show with German artist, Rosa Loy.

The opening reception runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

Michael Kohn Gallery is located at 8071 Beverly Blvd.. Los Angeles, 90048;

Santa M1.13 SMMOA AdamBergonica Museum of Art, located at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.) presents an opening reception for “Endangered Spaces” featuring artist, Adam Berg. This is a new, multi-dimensional video, sculpture, and photo installation.

Also opening tonight is painter, Georgi Tushev’s latest exhibition “Strange Attractor” from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm; 310.586.6488;

WWA gallery presents its 2012 debut show, entitled, “About Face” which features 39 unique perspectives of a classic analog art form in a demanding digital world.

W1.13 WWA AboutFaceShowBannerLGe live in a society where reality tv and social networking have become the face most people show to the public.

WWA gallery is located at 9517 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232;  310.836.4992;