The MadeinLA LogoPick of the Week, The Venice Biennial part of the Made in LA Hammer Museum starts today on the Venice Boardwalk.

So refer back to the Pick of the Week Page. (just scroll up baby)

POW VeniceBeachBiennialI’ve got some new additions for the weekend update. Dogtown United Artists (from VAC) is getting involved with many of the Venice Art Crawl organizer peeps…

It’s looking more local, which is great for us Venetians.

The LAP7.13-15 CarnevalD West Bureau will be hosting their “Summer Carnival at the Beach” from July 13th- 15th at Pacific and Windward.

The carnival will block off the Windward Circle and feature rides, games and food. It is open to all and free!

I went by while they were setting up….they have some pretty big rides…I thought it was gonna be a kiddie carnival….It is going to bring a completely differnet crowd than the Biennial…let’s see how this works! 

WU HaleArtsOr in Santa Monica…at Edgemar Place.

Hale Arts Space  holds an openig reception featuring artists Colleen Sandland & Michael Giancristiano.

Local Emerging Artists for Emerging Collectors.

Complimentary Refreshments

DHaleArtsoutsideate:  Friday July 13th 5 – 8 pm
What:  Artist Reception Colleen Sandland & Michael Giancristiano
Where:  haleARTS S P A C E 2443 main st. Santa Monica, CA 90405
When:  Exhibition July 13th – July 25th
Phone: 310-314-8038

LAZoo logoThe Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) presents a rare opportunity for after-hours visits on two evenings of “MUSIC IN THE ZOO” under the stars.

Performances take place throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens while guests view more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes. Picnics are permitted, and a tempting array of food and beverages offerings are available.

Tonight’7.13 ZooMusic byCharlieMoreys show includes music from Cubensis (Grateful Dead cover band), Long Beach Caravan Trio (jazz), Masanga Marimba (Zimbabwean marimabas), Caravana (Latin reggae), Patrolled by Radar (alt-country), Wayward Sons (arena rock cover band), David Vito Gregoli and Primordial Sonics (ambient aboriginal fusion), and The Heist (classic rock cover band).

Where: The Los Angeles Zoo, located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (animals can be seen till 8:00…and I’m not talking about your date)
Phone: (323) 644-6042

7.13 CoagulagordygrundyburnPerhaps Chinatown floats your boat….

Coagula Curatorial is excited to present “the whole damn oeuvre” “Gordy Grundy BURN: A Retrospective.” The Los Angeles based visual artist and popular art writer will exhibit the sum of all his visual efforts.

Over two hundred paintings, works on paper, monoprints and etchings will survey an active and busy life in the arts. DJ Crown of Destroyer Radio will spin original beats.

What: Opening reception, Gordy Grunday BURN
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 9:00 pm -11:00 pm