Tonight in Santa Monica Hale Arts features artists, Barbara Kolo and Oscar Rodriguez (see image)5.5 HALE OscarRodriguez

EMERGING ARTIST for EMERGING COLLECTORS – are featured twice monthly.

On view: May 4th – May 17th

What: Barbara Kolo and Oscar Rodriguez 

Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

When:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Phone: (310) 314-8038


5.4 Cinema BruceandTom2Or how bout some live music???  In Culver City, Tom Gramlich performs with Bruce Ray White as well as Steve Mugalian on drums. Enjoy some originals, as well as the music of The Band to acknowledge Levon Helm, roots and blues and country too.

Bruce Ray White is from Louisianna, he delivers a gospel, and Dylanesque roots music. They will only be playing one set, opening for Terry Hanson Band.

What: Live Music with Tom Gramlich performs with Bruce Ray White
Where: The Cinema Bar 3967 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230
When: 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE


Enj5.4 Treeoflife72oy a juried show at the Korean Cultural Center tonight. See the work of Mahara Sinclaire, one of the artists to be featured in this group show.

Where: Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-936- 3014

abbotkinneyportraitNow lets not forget, First Friday on Abbot Kinney in Venice, which runs from 6:00 ish to 9:00 ish. It should be popping back up now that the winter months are over…but we’ll see how this crazy May weather turns out.  Here are some of my faves….more to come Friday…check back the weekend update.

Coutula (1204 Abbot Kinney Blvd), offers Food fashion and fun. Plus some great new items for spring and sale from20-75% off. 310.581.8010

Altered Space (1221 Abbot Kinney): Preview new work by artisan jewelry maker, Sarah Graham. Buy any piece by Graham on 1st Friday and be entered in to a raffle to win $50 good towards any future purchase at Altered Space Gallery.

Mystic Journey Bookstore will be having LIVE painting by Sacred Geometry artist David Alexander English. Address: 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., (310) 399-7070;

EIS Studio gallery (1348 Abbot Kinney) has just remodeled and will be reopening their gallery featuring artist and jewelry designer Susan Beningfield/ Su Beningfield Jewelry,

lowresbohemianexchangefashionshow2Bohemian Exchange, one of my all time favorite shops…is located at 1358 Abbot Kinney, at California 310.396.3044;;

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;

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

What: First Fridays on Abbot Kinney
Where: Abbot Kinney between Westminster and Venice Blvd.
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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