Work in Progress (317 S. Boylston St., LA, 90017), opens its doors tonight and debuts a new exhibition from 1-9pm.

Jaus hosts a closing reception of “10 Part Invention” and will debut “Axioms and Ecstasies” a special outdoor video projection by multi-disciplinary artists Martin Durazo.

SeFri-Nov27-Jaus-MartinDurazo-stille image: Martin Durazo. Still from Axiom and Ecstasies. 2015. Video

Durazo explores fringe subcultures and the expression of personal fulfillment rooted in both spirituality and excess. “Axioms and Ecstasies” explores the correlation between aestheticized formalist principles and spirituality found in illicit forms of existence.

“10 Part Invention” is a group exhibition featuring works by members of the artist-run space Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) New York. They are: Vincent Como, William Crump, Rachael Gorchov, Tai Yin Ho, Jackie Hoving, Alex Paik, Norm Paris, Matt Phillips, Andrew Prayzner, and Naomi Reis. “10 Part Invention” conforms part of Trading Aces, a series of exchange exhibitions between New York and Los Angeles art spaces. Trading Aces is organized by ARTRA Curatorial and Ashley Garrett.

What: Reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 424.248.0781


Catalina Bar & Grill celebrates the birthday of Jack Sheldon with a performance tonight and tomorrow. One of the great jokesters in jazz (whose spontaneous monologues are as hilarious as they are tasteless), Sheldon’s personality has sometimes overshadowed his excellent trumpet playing and effective vocals.

Fri-Nov27-Catalina-JackSheldonSheldon started playing professionally at age 13. He moved to Los Angeles in 1947, joined the Air Force and played in military bands. After his discharge, Sheldon became a popular figure on the West Coast, playing and recording with many top musicians including Jimmy Giuffre, Herb Geller, Wardell Gray, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Curtis Counce, and Art Pepper. He worked as an actor in the 1960s (including starring in the short-lived television series Run Buddy Run), was seen nightly on The Merv Griffin Show, and in the 1970s and ’80s he performed with Benny Goodman, Bill Berry’s big band, in the studios, and with his own groups. He also made his mark on millions of American children by being the vocalist for both “Conjuction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill” from the Schoolhouse Rocks! series. Into the mid-’90s, Jack Sheldon (who often uses a big band arranged by Tom Kubis) remained quite active in the Los Angeles area, recording regularly for Concord and his Butterfly label.

Admission $25 – CLICK HERE to purchase Tickets. Dinner or two drinks minimum required in addition to the tickets. Doors open for dinner 1 1/2 hour before the first show and 1/2 hour before the second show if there is a second show. Ticket sales are final.

What: CD release party, Eric Reed Quintet
Where: Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd., 90028;
When: 8:30 pm
Phone: 323 466-2210