In Santa Monica, Hale Arts offers an opening reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.The artists for this weeks reception are Gerry Hall a photographer, (see image) and  Lórien Eck, mixed media artist. White wine, light refreshments & their signature “pop-art” popcorn will be served. Hale Arts is located at 2443 Main St., at Edgemar Center;


1.20 LarryBell KenPRiceAnother one in Santa Monica...Kayne Griffin Corcoran, as part of Pacific Standard Time presents a wonderful exhibition featuring renowned artists Larry Bell and Ken Price. The opening reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is located at 2902 Nebraska Ave., SM;


In West LA, Jaus Gallery, (11851 La Grange Ave., West LA 90025) holds a group exhibition entitled “Replacing Home.” Artists featured are Jim Charles, Lisa Hecht, Lucy Orta, Do Ho Suh and more. The opening reception runs from 6:30 till 9:30 pm. (424) 248-0781; =======================================

Or in Venice, the G2 Gallery and World Wildlife Fund hosts an opening reception for Florida’s State Photographer Clyde Butcher (see image).  Complimentary valet, hors d’oeuvres and wine provided.  A $5 donation at the door will directly support the World Wildlife Fund.

The reception runs from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm and will be held at G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney in Venice. 310 452-2842;


Venice MoZaic is a monthly celebration of art, music, and poetry that has met on the third Friday of the month for nine years.

Tonight, celebrate the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Party from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm at the Talking Stick. Performers include,  Lauri Reimer, Felis Des Vernay, Carol McArthur, Substance, Freddy Ginns, Dakota Lee, DJ Noj, and Nickie Black and more.

Live art by Audrey McNamara is always” off the chain”. What a great way to pay homage to this great man’s life and legacy.  FREE!  The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge is located at 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.


Geoffrey J; Photo by Sunny Bak

Or head to Hollywood to hear some wonderful live music…Check out singer/songwriter Geoffrey J at Pi on Sunset. Geoffrey performs at a new Friday night singer-songwriter round, called “Hello LA Shindy,” hosted by Ashley Alexander.

The show runs from 9:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Other performers include Sean Gidding, and Tom Harrison.  

The best place to park is at the $1/hour lot at 8775 Sunset and Sherbourne, next to the Coffee Bean, for $1 an hour.

Pi on Sunset is at 8828 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, across from the former Tower Records (now “LA Live!”), right by Book Soup.

Pi on Sunset is located at 8828 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood,  90069;;


One more, I just found out about is….my good friend Suzy Williams performs tonight with Brad Kay at the Moose Lodge located at 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., in Santa Monica from 8:00 pm. Stop in to catch them.