HappyHoursignMusic at local restaurants, plus some great ideas for inexpensive dining with happy hour suggestions…..be sure to check the Restaurants/Bar Page.

Also I just had an INCREDIBLE dinner (last night) at Upper West Restaurant. the food was off the hook delicious. I hear they have a great Happy Hour too…Check back in a couple days for a review of this meal on the Restaurants/Bar Page.

Upper West Restaurant is located at  3321 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 586-1111; http://www.theupperwest.com/


Well it seems there are First Friday’s everywhere, Silverlake is alive tonight with art openings tonight from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 3.2 Yuca CoritaKent moments

Yuca’s on Hollywood will be celebrating the work of Corita Kent. An established artist, Corita Kent a nun and a teacher (definitely not like the ones I was taught by), aka Sister Mary Corita. Best known for her 1960s spiritual pop and politically charged serigraph prints Kent’s “Moments Series” will be on view at Yuca’s on Hollywood, for the month of March.

Curated by Sasha Carrera, the “Art of the Moment” feautures an interlocking series of color-saturated serigraphs. Yuca’s on Hollywood (4666 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027), is an offshoot of the well known Los Feliz burrito hut. The event will also include art-games and prizes. 

3.2FF NATHistoryFirst Fridays Returns at the Natural History Museum which stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours.

Tickets are $9.00 and $12.00….but they sell out quick so get on it. http://www.nhm.org/.

3.2LaLuzAlso in Silverlake…La Luz De Jesus Gallery presents their annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA.

125 artist were chosen from over 9,000 submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, animators and working gallery artists.

This jam-packed, salon-style exhibition will feature many new undiscovered, emerging talent.

This gigantic, no-theme show will have an opening reception from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm. La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027; 323.666.7667; http://www.laluzdejesus.com.

3.2 AlteredStates dontbuyflyerOr in Venice, there’s always First Friday on Abbot Kinney, which runs from 6:00 ish to 9:00 ish..Well you know Venice. It has slowed down a bit in the winter months. Though I do have some confirmed events for you…more to come on the weekend update.

Altered Space, (1221 Abbot Kinney) is advocating a “not for sale” policy this Friday night at Altered Space Gallery. It’s a counter-intuitive approach to this Abbot Kinney “First Friday” event, where Altered Space Gallery encourages visitors to come in, enjoy some live music & refreshments, and simply hang out.

Live music with The Cerny Brothers, starting at 8pm.  http://www.thecernybrothers.com/;


Pix1BohemianExchangeBohemian Exchange will be having a special sale on selected items. 

This charming shop offers funky fun designs at amazing prices. Be sure to say hi to Deborah and the kitties.

Check out their accessories too, earrings, bracelets and more. Here you can purchase “the Looksy” created by designer Lee Lucas, see image to left.

Tlooksy twohis is a very clever bracelet which has a mirror attached….so you can always check your lipstick, or maybe even the cute guy behind you…yum yum!

Bohemian Exchange is located at 1358 Abbot Kinney, at California 310.396.3044; http://on.fb.me/ob9r0y;

Don’t forget to stop into Zingara Trading, down the street at 1507 Abbot Kinney for some of their famous S’mores. 310 392-6424; http://www.zingaratrading.com/

Acorss the street, Show Me Your Mumu, 1632 Abbot Kinney Blvd., will be having a storewide sale. 

lowreskoluKeep going South, back across the street, don’t forget to take a peek in, Kolu Clothing, located at 1653 Abbot Kinney, who will be offering 10% off tonight.

Kolu had a fabulous party for designer Lisa Michelle….did you  miss it?  I was there….yummy food and sangria too. Stop in they have beautiful merchandise. http://koluclothing.com/.