A brand new musical festival (bring your camping gear) kicks off in the Malibu Mountains “Drawing on the Moon Music and Arts Festival” (DOTM), will take place all Memorial Day weekend…May 24 through May 27th.

ThFri 5.24 27 Drawing-onMoone event will showcase more than 120 local, national, and international live and electronic music acts of a variety of genres, from African to experimental, on five stages; art and film; dance, and theater performances; workshops, yoga, massage, health practices, local vendors and artisans, raw cacao ceremonies and gourmet health food.

The site of the festival is on top of a mountain in Malibu, 2000 feet above sea level, on more than 25 acres. Surrounded by rolling hills, mountains, the ocean; the property also includes eco-sustainable vineyards, orchards, a zoo, a sweat lodge, tipi, yurt, and numerous custom structures created by fierce environmentalist Debra Malmazada over the last 20 years.

Performers include: Stéphen Ribbon aka Space, co-founder of DOTM, Ram Mauer, Random Rab, Chris Tooker and many more. 

See website for details on info on camping, location etc. Buy tickets here.

In the MWU Fri 5.24 Prism Meanwhile2013-650x976iracle Mile area….

PRISM presents “Air to Surface,” an exhibition of new work by Parker Ito and Helen Johnson. Enjoy an opening reception tonight for the show.

On view: May 24 – July 6

What: Opening reception for artist, Barry McGee
Where: PRISM, 8746 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
When:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-289-1301
Website: http://www.prismla.com

Also close by….

Stephen Cohen Gallery celebrates the photography of Roger Ballen. 

For Fri 5.24 Rogerballen man cat40 years he has used photography to explore some of the most upsetting parts of the psyche while creating a body of unique, startling and beautiful imagery. Ballen’s photographs have an abundance of textures, archetypal imagery and dream-like juxtapositions.

On view: May 24th – July 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Blvd. LA 90036
When:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.937.5525
Website: http://www.stephencohengallery.com/

Well, I’ll be here in LA…(Mama doesn’t do camping), performing with my blues band, Kat and the Blues Hounds from 9:00 pm until 12:30 am at Sonny McLean’s, located at 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica…Come on out and party with us!!! It’s FREE!

lowres May24 SonnyMcLeans4thFridaysRemember we are now playing every 4th Friday at Sonny McLean’s!

Wait till you here these veteran blues players rock out with the classics. Enjoy a hoppin’ night of classic blues plus west coast swing and of some of my original strong woman blues.

Kat and the Blues Hounds includes musicians Nick Henry, Jon Derienzo, Tim McKean and Mitch Montrose. All the photos are shot by Steve DePena.

Be sure to LIKE our FB Page – Kat and the Blues Hounds https://www.facebook.com/KatandTheBluesHounds?fref=ts

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: 9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/