In Santa Monica…

18th Street Arts Center offers three simultaneous exhibitions: “Travelling Dust” by Javier Tapia & Camilo Ontiveros, and “El Sueño de Los Angeles” by Yujun Ye, “Ordinary People” by Asma Kazmi.

See image: Javier Tapia & CFri-Nov7-18StArtsCenter-JavierTapia-CamiloOntiveros-TravellingDustamilo Ontiveros, Travelling Dust research image (installation detail), 2014, unknown photographer from 1970s Mexico, courtesy of the artists

These exhibitions reflect the international scope of the 18th Street Arts Center’s program…from Chile/Denmark, Taiwan, and Los Angeles. The exhibitions span ideas of place, origin, subconscious, politics, and culture, each coming from distinct viewpoints of world citizens.

This is a FREE evnt but you must RSVP….Click Here!

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912


Coagula Curatorial presents “Speech is Not Free! 50th Anniversary of the Tropic of Cancer Obscenity Trial.” This is the first day of a two day event (see Saturday’s events). Tomorrow’s event runs from 3-6pm.

Fri-Dec7-CogulaThe event celebrates this historic win for free speech by bringing together writers, poets, and authors who will read or display a piece of art/prose/poem/song that was banned and that effected them in a transformative way. Participants will also read or sing an original piece. Artists include: Melissa Broder, Claire Cottrell, Mark Lamoureux, Sesshu Foster, Maria Garcia Teutsch, Magnus Toren, Tim Youd, and special guests.

Tonight’s event also doubles as an opening party for the latest installment of Ping Pong, the Henry Miller Memorial Library’s literary magazine. The newest edition builds upon this theme of pervasive and seemingly universal censorship by featuring banned Russian writers and poets both past and present. Poets such as Anna Akhmatova, whose work was banned from 1925-1953 as a threat to the social order. Akhmatova was labeled “alien to the Soviet people” for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political impartiality.”

See FB Page for more info.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213-620-1569

In Silverlake…
Patrick McGrath Muñizbows and Shaun Berke returns for a set of scintilating solo shows that use theocratic idolatry to execute very different styles, themes and perspectives.
Fri-Nov7-LaLuzPainterly and highly technical work of the level sure to breed covetousness in their contemporaries, both artists’ work warns against sybaritism and overindulgence. While Patrick strikes out against faith-equated commercialism, Shaun disguises amorality in a righteous shroud. At times grotesque and almost always allegorical, the paintings exhibiting this month at La Luz de Jesus Gallery are inherently Next Level.
On view: November 7th – November 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667

In the Valley…

We’ve got some more music at Joe’s Bar & Grill in Burbank. Good food and a large dance floor….so bring your dancin’ shoes.

Joes Bar and Grill LogoTonight enjoy the music of Lee Harper.

No cover.

What: Live music
ere: Joe’s Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805