Its time for the 10th Annual Other Venice Film Festival! It runs all weekend, October 11-13th.

TOVeniceFilmF Flyeronight the Opening Night Premiere kicks off at Killer Shrimp in “Overkill Screening Room.” Feature Film: “Republic of Two” directed by Shaun Kosta

Produced by Boxer Films, the film offers stylish realism and standout performances from newcomer Brent Bailey and British actress Janet Montgomery (‘Black Swan,’ ‘Entourage,’ ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ ‘Made In Jersey’), the L.A.-set drama/comedy is a sometimes-romantic and always honest conversation starter an after dance party will complete the evening,music, libations and food from Killer Shrimp.

The evening  kicks off with a red carpet & cocktail party 6pm-8pm at Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey.

Tickets are $25.00 (plus svc. fee). Buy tickets HERE

What: The Other Venice Film Festival
Where: 4211 Admiralty Way, MDR
When: 6pm – 1 am

In Santa Monica…

FriSat-10.11-10.12 StudioFive8 buddhaStudio FIVE08 holds an art talk with David Butow and a preview of the new exhibition “SEEING BUDDAH.”

“SEEING BUDDAH” is Photographic Journey by David Butow. Also featuring works by David Brady, Javiera Estrada, Lisa Agaran and Tanya Mikaela.

The opening reception takes place tomorrow, Saturday October 12th, 5-9 pm

What: Opening reception
Where: Studio FIVE08, 508 Santa Monica Blvd at 5th St., SM
When: 6:30 pm  8:00 pm
Phone: 310-994-9400

In Santa Monica…

ThWU 10-11 artworks-for-the-cure-2013-logo-image-1374269316e T.J. Martell Foundation ( has announced that the third annual “Artworks for The Cure,” a highly popular and successful three-day benefit exhibition, auction and sale of contemporary art, will be presented Friday thru Sunday, October 11th-13th at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.

“Artworks for The Cure” is a very contemporary offbeat, eclectic and sometimes irreverent charity art show that features the work, from studio to street, of over 125 painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists from around the globe. It has shown strong appeal to both adventurous collectors and beginning and curious art fans.

OWU ARTWORKSforCure NHaddon0813an opening night, Friday, October 11th, guests get to mingle with many of the artists represented at the VIP Meet the Artists Reception that also includes a Red Carpet, celebrity DJ, live music and hors d’oeuvres.

See image: Neil Haddon, “Back Burn (A New Beginning)” © Neil Haddon

For more info about the entire weekend event, see our Upcoming Events Page.

Admission $75.00

*VAS subscribers save $25 on advance purchase of Friday tickets
Using code: VAS

What: Artworks for The Cure
Where: Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave. SM
when: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-449-7627