Fri-March-21-haleArtsIn Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E invites you to the opening reception of a group show featuring the work of Mike deNicola, Marisabel Bazan and Eric Oliver.

This charming gallery features new art openings every two weeks. Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: March 21st – April 3rd

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

Also in the Venice/Mar Vista area…Thinkspace hosts a Pop-Up exhibit at 12222 Venice Blvd. from 7-11pm.

In West Hollywood…Known Gallery, (441 North Fairfax Ave.), holds an art party from 7-11pm.  Also nearby, Steve Turner Contemporary (6026 Wilshire Blvd), offers a reception from 7-9pm.

Also in Santa Monica…

ZJ Boarding House brings back the Night Sesh outdoor surf movie nights (across the street) on the lawn of the California Heritage Museum.

The 2014 season kicks off with some amazing shorts by one of the best up and coming surfers around, Mr. John John Florence, who grew up at Pipe. John John Florence is possibly the best all around surfer in the world right now.

Fri-Mar21-MoviesDone’ is a film by Blake Vincent Kueny and John John Florence shot on Location in Hawaii, Tahiti, Africa, and Australia and starring John John Florence, Nathan Florence, Ivan Florence, Albee Layer, Kiron Jabour, and Matt Meola.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and get comfy for this once a month event. FREE popcorn & Vitacoco, of course! There will be an intermission to raffle off some prizes in support of Boarding for Breast Cancer. 

What: Screening
Where: California Heritage Museum Lawn (across the st. from ZJBH) 2612 Main St.
When: 8:00 pm
FB: Event Page

One more in Santa Monica…

Local band, Ghost Noise holds its first tape release show tonight at Almost Holden Collective,Fri-Mar21-GhostNoise an art gallery/venue along with a bunch of electronic artists and visual artists.

8:00 – Alex Aleco //
8:45 – BERU //
9:30 – Ghost Noise //
10:15 – Intimatchine //
11:00 – Dakota Hogback (Austin, TX) //
11:45 – Dromez (Austin, TX) //

Projections and Video Art by: Wes Johansen, Hunter Shaw

Visual Art by: Hunter Shaw, Nora Quinn, Johann Curie, XE Davis, Jaymie Valentine, David Herrera, Brendan Boyer, Francesco Rengifo

For more info about the band, see FB page at

Admission: $10;  BYOB

What: Release party
Almost Holden, 2821 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 8:00 pm


In Downtown LA…Art Share L.A. (801 E 4th Place, 90013), hosts a closing reception from 6-11:30 pm.

Or in San Pedro…

Fri-Mar21-BerniePearlCelebrate the release of Bernie Pearl’s new CD, “Take Your Time” with a concert at San Pedro’s Alva’s Music. With acoustic country blues, blues classics, lap steel, delta slide, gospel, and some electric blues, Mike, Al, saxophonist Bobby Spencer, and Bernie Pearl

As a bonus, each patron will be offered an EK Waller art poster on the house. In Alva’s beautiful small amphitheater, the band performs on a polished dance floor, with great sound and lightning. You are invited to bring in your own picnic and beverages of choice. 

Alva’s is a San Pedro treasure that locals patronize in great numbers. Our concert in the 100-seater last year sold out in advance. Buy in advance and get there early for best seating. 

Admission – $20

What: CD release party
Where: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro 90732
When: Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00
Phone: (310) 833-3281; Tickets: 1-800-403-3447