Natural History Museum’s First Fridays is baFirstFridays-NaturalHistoryck for March. Tonight’s event features “Finding L.A.’s Hidden Wildlife One Photo at a Time” with Richard Smart of the NHM Citizen Science Program. Tours run from 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm.

There’s hidden wildlife in Los Angeles but how do we find it? This wildlife has eluded scientists for years by either being too secretive, hidden in plain sight, or tauntingly out of reach on private property. Through citizen science we can begin to explore this uncharted territory, and everyday people can make extraordinary discoveries. This season’s First Fridays tours explore how citizen scientists are “Finding L.A.’s Hidden Wildlife One Photo at a Time.”

Tickets are $18.00. YOU MUST RESERVE Tix CLICK HERE

What: First Fridays
Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA 90007
When: Tours run 5: 00pm; 5:30pm; 6:00pm
Phone: (213) 763-DINO


In Santa Monica…

IFri-Mar6-haleARTS-BarbaraKosofft’s once again time for the $100 Art Sale and Show at Hale Arts Space featuring local artists Barbara Kosoff, Carol Lozada, Christopher Hayden, Lorien Eck, Walt Hall, Kurisutein, Paul Mauro and others.

See image: Barbara Kosoff, French Kiss, mixed-media, digital print

For more info about Barbara Kosoff, see

All work is priced at $100 and will be on display thru March 15, 2015.

On view: March 6 – March 18

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


JAUS offers “Head Space” a two person exhibition featuring new sculptures by Tanya Batura, and new paintings and drawings by Brian Cooper. Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90025; 6:30pm to 9:30pm;


In Venice…

Rivaworks Pop-Up Gallery will be open for  First Fridays on Abbot Kinney. The official artist reception takes place tomorrow…but the pop up gallery will be open all day and stay open in conjunction with First Friday…See Saturday’s Event Page for details on tomorrow’s event. The exhibit is open just today and tomorrow,  so don’t miss it.

See Fri-Sat-Mar6-7-MikeyRiva-FootieFaith-30x50-Wembley-Stadium-UK-2012image: Footie Faith, 30×50, Wembley Stadium, UK. 2012

“Stoppage Time,” is a collection of photographs taken by John Michael Riva Jr. The exhibt is inspired by his love of football (soccer). For all of you NON sports fans (yeah that includeds me)….”Stoppage Time” is a term used for the extra time added at the end of each half in Football (Soccer).   

This will be his first solo exhibition featuring sports related photographs. “I love sports in general and grew up playing many, including soccer.”

March 6th – March 7th

What: Pop-Up exhibition
Where: 1306 Abbot Kinney, Venice 90291
When: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm….maybe longer
Phone: 310-402-6100


La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents its 29th Annual Group Show…”Laluzapalooza.”

OncFri-Mar30Laluzapaloozae again it will showcase tomorrow’s talent today alongside some of our stalwart favorites. There are over 200 pieces in the show, which takes a full week to hang and light.

It’s a tasteful, visual mosh-pit that can’t be described and really needs to be experienced. There are book signings all month long, too.

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667