Lots going on tonight…..don’t forget to check our Upcoming Events Page for a listing a FREE summer concerts all over LA.

In Santa Monica…

lowres 7.12 hale MichealTemple UntitledThe work of Michael Temple and Karen Sikie will be featured at haleARTS S P A C E tonight.

See image: Untitled 2012 oil on paper 24×26

Many of you may know MIchael Temple as MIke Tempo the founder and percussionist of the beloved band “The Bonedaddys.” Many of us fans have spent nights dancing to the incredible world beat band in our younger years.

Temple is also an incredible painter. Temple’s art has a percussive nature. One cannot help but compare it to his music and see the rhythm in his work.

So stop by haleARTS S P A C E in Santa Monica and take in a new show. haleARTS S P A C E offers beverages, wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: July 12th – July 24th

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

Also in Santa Monica…

Panini Gardens will host an artist reception for Curtis Nishiyama.

InFri 7.12 Panini CurtisNishiyamafluenced by the classic artwork of the Modernist painters, Curtis Nishiyama’s oil paintings strive to express the deep life force of the human spirit in paintings of verdant primeval landscapes – that appear as windows into exotic tropical lands.

See image:  “Dualities of Realtiy – mixed landscape,” Oil on Canvas, 41″ x 20″ 2013

Wine will be served as part of the reception. Food is also available for purchase at the cafe.

On view: July 12 – August 31

What: Opening reception
Where: Panini Gardens 2715 Main St., SM
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Or in Venice…

LFri 7.12 L and M&M Arts presents “Labyrinth,” an exhibition of new sculpture by New York-based artist Nick van Woert.

Fascinated with the convergence of the natural world and human intervention, this exhibition examines the implications of the increasingly prevalent usage of synthetics as surrogates for raw materials.

On view: July 12 – August 23

What: Opening reception
Where: L&M Arts, Los Angeles, 660 South Venice Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.lmgallery.com/

One more for you in Venice…

At the Venice Bistro, enjoy the Venice Street Legends…I had the chance to sing with them last week….these guys are wonderful. I may pop in on the later side. 8:30-9pm

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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In Beverly Hills…

GWU Fri 7.12 Gagosianagosian Gallery presents a major exhibition of photographs by Inez & Vinoodh, following their first exhibition with the gallery in Paris earlier this year.

See image: The Gentlewoman, 2010 , Pigment Print on watercolor paper, 40 x 32 1/2 inches (101.6 x 82.6 cm) Ed. of 5

On view: July 12th – August 23rd

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/

In the Miracle Mile area…

WU Fri 7.12 Prism DaidoMoriyamaPRISM presents an exhibition of work by Daido Moriyama. Enjoy an opening reception for the artist.

See image: Daido Moriyama, Kagerou (Mayfly), 1972

On view: July 12 – August 9

What: Opening reception
Where: PRISM, 8746 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
When:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-289-1301
Website: http://www.prismla.com