In Culver City…The Whole 9 Gallery hosts its annual Affair of the Arts from 5-10pm. The Whole 9 Gallery 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232;


Also in Culver City…

Arcana presents a double book signing for fri-Nov-18-2016-ArcanaAri Marcopoulos. Newly published by Rizzoli, Not Yet is the definitive publication on the work of Ari Marcopoulos. For nearly four decades this renowned photographer whose explicit and startling visual intimacy bridges art and street photography has broken conventions with his candid and raw style. His images documenting subcultures such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and hip-hop; his tendencies to photograph stark landscapes, portraits of artists, and celebrities; and his extremely quiet and intimate pictures of his family and friends have all been hugely influential in helping to establish the visual rawness of youth culture, as well as the ephemeral aesthetic of contemporary photography.

Rome – Malibu from Amsterdam’s Roma Publications presents photographs taken this year by Ari Marcopoulos in Rome and Malibu, and features a textual contribution by Kara Walker.

What: Opening reception
Where: Arcana: Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00-8:00pm – Friday, November 18, 201


L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a “ZooLAbration” of the Los Angeles Zoo’s 50th Anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2016, and remains open for seven awe-inspiring weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo.
Photo by Jamie Pham

For additional info, visit the Upcoming Event Feature. The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 644-4200. For additional information about L.A. Zoo Lights, call 866-949-8007; call center hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week. For tickets and more, visit


In Hollywood…The Los Angeles Center of Photography hosts its second annual “The Creative Portrait” exhibition tonight from 7-10pm.

Fri-Nov-18-2016-LACP-MichaelThompsonThe Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents it’s second annual “The Creative Portrait” exhibition, an incredible collection of portrait photography selected by commercial photographer and LACP board of advisory member Greg Gorman. 120 photographers submitted entries for the exhibition, representing over 600 works of art. Of these, 49 images were chosen from 46 different artists. This is annual “call for entry” exhibition in the fall of each year.

See image: by Michael Thompson

Exhibiting artists include William Avnon, Elizabeth Bauman, Craig Becker, John Calpin, James L. Conway, Trevor Crandall, Behram Dacosta, Christopher Derrick, Matthew Dols, David Ellis, Nora Feddal, Kitty Gallanis, Elsa Gary, Michal Greenboim, Bootsy Holler, Andy House, Laura Ise, Paul Ivanushka, Daniel James, Candi S. Kalinsky, James Richard Kao, Carol Kleinman, James Knight, Ali LeRoi, Svetlana Levchenko, Caryl Lightfoot, Adriana Xochi Marmolejo, Leba Marquez, John Nilsson, Noé Padilla, Bonnie Perkinson, Cynthia Peterson, Tia Campbell Peterson, Robert Primes, Peter Rath, Gay Ribisi, Carl Shubs, Diane Silverman, Sebastian Spader, Michael Thompson, Stephane Vercruysse, Carl Volpe, Mitchell Walker, John Weiss, Stanley Yang, and Anna Katharina Zeitler.

Admission: FREE; RSVP: online; Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.

What: opening reception
Where: LACP, 1515 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Friday, November 18, 2016