Don’t forget….the Pick of the Week takes place today. As part of the closing reception, for Julienne Johnson’s lastest exhibition at LA Artcore, renowned poet Jack Grapes and art critic Peter Frank will participate in a poetry reading: SPOKEN Word & Paint! See the Pick of the Week page for more info.

SuFri 3.29 WomenMakeWorldGoRoundpport the the Venice Family Clinic….tonight and head to Santa Monica. “Women Make The World Go Round,” a group show celebrating women artists in all their expressions opens.

This show will have a variety of work in different media from 12 women artists.

Artists include: Lisa Bartleson, Shari Belafonte, Tatiana Botton, Claire Cregan, Rebecca Gottesman, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Rose Masterpol, Elizabeth Mauceli, Lisa Schulte,, Moye Thompson, Christine Weir, Valerie Wilcox

20% of all artist proceeds will benefit the Venice Family Clinic.

What: Opening reception
Where: Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway, Santa Monica 90401
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Or in Downtown LA…

At SCI-Arc….Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.: A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979.

See imWU FriMar29 SciArts frankenboyzage: Seven of the architects who participated in The Architecture Gallery, from left to right: Frederick Fisher, Robert Mangurian, Eric Owen Moss, Coy Howard, Craig Hodgetts, Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry.

This SCI-Arc-hosted exhibition is curated by: Ewan Branda, Todd Gannon, Andrew Zago.

The show examines the pivotal role played by the temporary gallery held in the home of architect Thom Mayne for several weeks in 1979. Los Angeles’ first gallery exclusively dedicated to architecture, the Architecture Gallery staged ten weekly exhibitions on both young and established Los Angeles practitioners, featuring the work of Eugene Kupper, Roland Coate Jr., Frederick Fisher, Frank Dimster, Frank Gehry, Peter de Bretteville, Morphosis (Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi), Studio Works (Craig Hodgetts and Robert Mangurian), and Eric Owen Moss.

On View: March 29th – July 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: SCI-Arc Library, 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 213.613.2200

How bout some FREE music in the valley?WU Mar30 AmericanaSongwriterCircle

For 12 years the Americana Music Circle has been thriving in Los Angeles, CA The circle is a place for songwriter’s to enjoy themselves, stretch out and meet new comrades each month.

Gary Stockdale will be performing…(really talented guy)…just one of the many.

The format of our show is to have a local or emerging artists along with seasoned and touring pros perform original music straight from the roosts and heart of Americana Music. Hosted by Lauren Adams.

No Admission – FREE
FB event page; also see Americana Music Circle FB Page.
What: Live Music
Where: MARE’KA LIVE, 12747 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604
When: 8:00 pm

Toptune logoTopTune, The Songwriters Game. 6 of LA’s best songwriters do one of their best. Then they get a title and a premise for a new song. They are given 17 minutes offstage with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black, a pot of coffee, a bowl of M&Ms and a rhyming dictionary. With a celebrity commentator/judge panel, a house band, and a heckler, TopTune is a musical circus and variety show.

A panel of celebrity commentator/judges sit onstage and watch. With the prompting of the M.C., they make hilarious comments, adding their recommendations and deciding the winner. The Friday, March 29th show judges include actor/musician Jim Belushi and comedians Rick Overton and Henry Phillips.

Admission: $15

What: Live Performance
Where: fanaticSalon. 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., corner of Venice Blvd., Culver City.
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 622 2046. fanaticSalon

Also in Santa Monica, sarting at 9:00 pm….

The CLow res Leonardo  Cruz 1 by paulf22photo.comountry Legends (a classic country tribute band) perform FREE at Sonny McLean’s in Santa Monica tonight. Great food here kids…you’re gonna love it. 

This band rocks…..I love performing with them. We have so much fun….so come on out and PARTYYYY…..hey it’s Friday night.

Photos by Paul Fogarty/

Yes we will indeed be performing many of the classic covers that we do as “The Country Legends.” So come on by and hear some Johnny Cash and June Carter as well as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

Greg Cruz is a wonderful singer in his own right and does an awesome Johnny Cash. He is also a brilliant guitar player too.

The Venice Street Legends feature Greg Cruz, on guitar and vocals, Petr Hromadko on stand up bass and Mitch Montrose on drums.

Low Res Kathy Leonardo Greg Gruz by Paulf22photo.comSee a you tube video of our cover of Boots are Made for Walkin’ shot by Steve Depena.

For more info about Kathy Leonardo see or Greg Cruz see his facebook page at

FREE admission – NO cover

What: Live Music
Where: Sonny McLeans, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., SM 904,05
When: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am  
Phone: 310.449.1811
Website: http://