Forget running to the stores…

In Downtown LA… Support the arts and get a head start on your shopping while enjoying an opening reception and holiday gift show curated by Dale Youngman at Syrup Loft.

PicWU Fri Nov23 syrup-artk up some original gifts…such as art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind gifts! Most from $25 – $250 (Special stocking-stuffers added every week!). The event will feature live music with Cosmico from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Artists include: Alexandra Underhill, Alissa Warshaw, Charles Sherman, Chelsea Dicksion, David “DAK” Knudsen, Daphne Vega, Deb Vogt, Debbi Anne, Kevin Rolly, Ray Cirino, Ruth Stern, Sia Aryai, Sylvie Cogranne, Tiger Moon, Yoni Koenig and more.

What: Holiday Art show
Where: Syrup Loft, 939 MAPLE AVENUE, 3rd FLOOR, LA 90015
When: 2:00 pm – 1:00 am; Music 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
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WU Fri Nov23 Bleicher-kellyplayspaceIn Santa Monica, Bleicher/Golightly holds an opening reception for “Play Space” a Black Friday Event. Enjoy 10% discount on all works in the gallery. Guests will also receive gift cards of ‘luck-of-the-draw’ values that can be used as gifts themselves or exchanged for giftable art, art books and art services.

“Play Space” will present works from artists’ manifestations of play, toys objects places, material experimentation and other gateways to the child inside.

Artists include Douglas Alvarez, Carol Powell, Airom Bleicher,  Gay Summer Rick, Sky Burchard, Nancy, Larrew, Julia Schwartz, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Lizzy Waronker, just to name a few.

What: Opening reception
Where: Bleicher Golightly Gallery 1431 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 237 6423

Or in Pasadena….

Head to Armory Center for the Arts for BLACK FRIDAY. This is a one night only art event. Enjoy a selection of video art from around the world working out issues around food, family and tradition.

feFri Nov23 AnnaBruinsma 26aturing artists Salwa Aleryani, JE Baker, David Beck, Anna Bruinsma (see image), Jose Armando de Miranda Filho, Courtney Kessel, Muriel Montini, Chee Wang Ng, Timothy David Orme, Katarzyna Pagowska, Tara Raye Russo, Viktoria Schmid, Lili White, Sasha Zuwolinsky.

What: Opening reception
Where: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Or perhaps some live music will get you goin’?

Fri Nov23 Taix MorisTepperMusician Moris Tepper along with Jon Wahl & the Amadans are set to perform a free show at Taix French Restaurant.

What: Live Performance
Where: Taix French Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 10:30 pm
Phone: 213-484-1265