The Contemporary Crafts Market (June 7-9, 2013) will be held all weekend at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

CelebrateLA! features a wide range of entFri 6.7 flyerCelebrateLAertainment, and activities reflecting the culture and diversity of Los Angeles, including live music, performances, food trucks, free nachos, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, and interactive workshops and games.

The main stage will showcase performances by Grammy-winning artist Pepe Aguilar, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and Seville, as well as highlights from the City’s Heritage Month Celebrations, including the Plaza de la Raza Mariachis, A Place Called Home Jazz Ensemble, Sangeet Shplang Ensemble, and the United American Indian Involvement Pow Wow Style Drumming.

Plus a special appearance by Plácido Domingo, who will be performing an evening of Zarzuela and Latin American Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday, June 7.

CelebrateLA! is free of charge and open to all. No reservations are required.

Please be aware of street closures for this event, including Broadway and Spring Street.

GFri 6.6 CelebrateLArand Park is easily accessible by Metro Red Line to Civic Center station. Parking is available. The main entrance will be at Spring Street and First Street.

What: Festival
Where: The steps of City Hall and Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, from Spring Street to Broadway, between First and Temple Streets.
When: 5:00 – 10:00 pm


Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and the City of West Hollywood present the sixth annual Out There exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities.

TFri 6.7 LAAA OutTherehis effort commemorates West Hollywood’s lasting commitment to raising public awareness and appreciation of the talents and abilities of all artists.

Juried by noted collectors Francisco George and William Escalera, “Out There” includes all types of media.

What:  Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272


At the Loft at Liz’s treat yourself to a wine tasting, surrounded by art. The event is hosted in conjunction with the exhibition, “Oenophilia” which examines the rich cultural history of viticulture. Wine has been celebrated and stored artistically for centuries for spiritual rituals, religious ceremonies, medicinal purposes and social occasions.

Artists include: Alison Foshee, Renée A Fox, Aska Iida, Adu Jamal, Stump & Hill and Flora Kao, Cerraeh Lykin, Ted Meyer, Karen Sikie, Matt Talbert, Lori Zimmerman.

Domodimonti is a boutique winery located on the picturesque countryside of Montefiore dell’Aso in Le Marche, Italy.

The experts at Robert Burns Wines of Beverly Hills will lead the tasting session.

Admission for the tasting is $20.00

What: Opening reception,
When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-939-4403 x6


In West LA….Design Matters Gallery, 11527 Pico Blvd., hosts an opening from 7-10pm.

2022 Update: the website is down.


Also back in Venice….First Friday on Abbot Kinney takes place….Robin Sculpture’s Garden (1632 Abbott Kinney Blvd) has it’s final blowup…ah yes, we are loosing yet another cool venue on Abbot Kinney.