In Venice…

Stop into the Venice Bistro and enjoy the Venice Street Legends…These guys rock out with blues, country etc….you name it they can play it. Be Aware…I will Not be performing at tonight’s gig. (remember, when I’m inlcuded, we are called the Country Legends)

GrVeniceStreetLegends wMitcheg Cruz has a powerful voice and truly rocks out on his electric guitar.

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 p
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Also in Venice…First Fridays is tonight…if you like Food trucks, they have pretty miuch taken over….but be sure to stop into some of these fab stores…some stay open a bit later.

In Silverlake…

Fri Jan3 LaLuz LingLyLa Luz de Jesus Gallery offers opening reception for several exhibitions. Ling Ly is a Los Angeles based artist, and recent Art Center graduate. Ling mostly focuses on oil painting and graphite drawing, with a focus on portraits and nature. Her painterly style blends elements of graphic realism to showcase her impeccable technical skills.

See image: Ling Ly, Liebesleid, Oil on wood panel, 34 x 26 in. (37 x 29 in. framed) NFS © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery

D. W. Marino’s wooden bomb sculptures have entered some pretty versatile collections, from Billy Shire and Kat Von D. to the very industrialists that his work criticizes. Never one to shy away from environmental issues, D.W. has created a series of stand alone piece to pad out his anti-pollution message.

Paige Moon’s drawings and paintings are both lively and subtle and full of mirth. Her characters perform mundane tasks with great style, and her attention to detail helped win her the Silver Medal from the NY Society of Illustrators this past year. All the more impressive after learning that she’s only a year out of art school.
Paige has presented work in a number of galleries, but this is her first feature exhibition.

Joanne Nam’s soft colors enhance rather than soften her stark and sometimes spooky subjectFri 1.3 LaLuz JaonneSeohyunNam matter. Her work is quite modern and yet filled with folklore from her native South Korea. This hybridized palette is as strong a representation of current Los Angeles painting as you are likely to see.

See Image: Joanne Seohyun Nam © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Joanne lives in Pasadena, where she also attended Art Center College of Design, earning honors and a BFA in illustration.

On View: January 3rd – February 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667

Also in Silverlake…

Fri Jan 3 BootlegTheaterTake in some music at the Bootleg Theater.

KPFK presents Zongo Junction, Brass Magic, Chicano Batman, Kid Sheikh, DJ Sean-O. The night begins a 9pm with Brass Magic, an eight piece band.

Then L.A.’s Chicano Batman takes the stage at at 10pm and at 11 pm, the headliner, Zongo Junction will lure to your feet with five horns, and a six-piece rhythm section.  

Admission: $15

What: Music
Where: Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057
When: 9:00 pm