In Venice…

GIFF-finalThe Garifuna International Indegenous Film Festival officially kicks off its full day of screenings at the Electric Lodge.

Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival features documentaries from all over the world highlighting the wisdom, the plight and the beauty of indigenous cultures and supporting their preservation.

Nine films will be screened today (Friday) including the worldwide premiere of “A Taste of Gullah” and “Confessions of Isabella” with film makers present to discuss their inner thoughts and answer questions about their movies.

Visit the website and view trailers of the films to be screened at this inspiring event.

The event runs from Friday, May 27th through Tuesday, June 1, 2016

Admission charge: $8 – 15.00; Parking options: Valet and street parking

What: Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival
Where: Electric Lodge; 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
When: 10 AM to 10:30 PM – Friday, May 27th, 2016
Phone: 310-663-5813


Celebrating its fifth year, Pacific Design Center’s national arts program designLAb, overseen by art curator Helen Varola, is pleased to kick-off its summer art season with a public opening reception tonight from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Blue Building’s 2nd Floor).

designLAB features a variety of galleries such as Cantor Fine Art, Boite Noire Gallery, CMay Gallery, and more. Visit the website for additional info. Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069.


In Santa Monica…haleARTS is pleased to present new works by local artists Kristy Schaefle, Greg Paul Mauro and Karen Florito. haleARTS 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405; 5-8pm;


In the Valley…

Fri-May27-2016-popup-LulaFloresPop by Lula Flores Art studio, to enjoy the work of local artists.

This is the first on a series of events to support the art community in Sherman Oaks. The first event will feature paintings by Lula Flores, Terry Romero and Margie Murray. Three diverse and accomplished artists.

After event the studio will be open by appointment only, 1(818) 426-5385.

What: Opening reception
Where: Lula Flores Art studio, 14044 Ventura Blvd suite 202, Sherman Oaks Ca 91423
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm