In Costa Mesa…

It’s the first day of the Musink Music and Tattoo Festival…

The festival features over 300 tattoo artists, DaiORIG-Fri-Sat-Mar20-22musinkly Tattoo Contests, Skate Demo, Miss Musink Contest, Live Music + More!

Today’s stage will showcase live music from: 
6:30PM – 7:00PM: The Interrupters
7:30PM – 8:15PM: Sick Of It All
8:45PM – 10:00PM: Rancid

Be sure to check out the Musink Fest Daily Tattoo Contests hosted by Jayme Foxx from CMT’s Tattoo Titans! Enter to win custom trophies from Hellmerica Customs‬ and prizes from FAMOUS STARS AND STRAPS, Bishop Rotary, Munitio and more!

Ticket prices range from $30.00 (one day) – $199.00 (VIP – all weekend). Click Here to purchase tickets.

What: Musink Music and Tattoo Festival
Where: OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm


In Santa Monica…

Fri-Mar20-haleARTshaleARTS S P A C E presents an opening reception of a group show featuring works by Alan Abraham and Jerry Montoya.

Alan Abraham’s work combines Cadel Calligraphy with traditional painting.

Jerry Montoya will feature 26 new works. The paintings are an A-Z series of words and phrases from his childhood in Wilmington, CA.

Enjoy refreshments and freshly popped popcorn

On view: March 21 – April 1

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


In Eagle Rock…

Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club presents to the mSteveThompsonusic of Steve Thompson. 

Thompson’s musical activities centre on the double bass, playing in countless settings in many different styles with multiple bands within the jazz idiom.

Over the years he has performed with an amazingly diverse range of musical talents; from Kenny Davern to Joe Locke, Tina May to Martin Drew. For more info check out his webiste,

What: Performance
Where: Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club, 1833 Colorado Blvd., LA (Eagle Rock) 90041
When:  5:30pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-254-9138


Downtown, One of Us Gallery, (1040 S. Olive St., LA 90015) features the cartoons of Lila Ash. Reception 6-10pm.


In Santa Monica…

Fri-Mar20-BlackViolinEnjoy some incredible music with Black Violin at the Broad Stage.

Kev Marcus and Wil B are Black Violin–a genre-busting act of high-energy, classically trained musicians who makea sonic party out of string instrumentals layered with jazz, R&B, and hip-hop beats. Having worked with Kanye West and 50 Cent, the duo has enough hip-hop swagger and seriousness to charm critics at SXSW (Voted “Top 5New Bands” in 2013), Bonnaroo Festival audiences, and Broadway theatergoers alike. Joined onstage by a turntable artist, drummer, and cellist, “Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play” (The New York Times).

Tickets range from $42 to $65. Click here to purchase tickets.

What: Performance
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
When: 7:30 pm
Phone: 310.434.3200