In Venice…

G2-Gallery-LOGOTonight kicks off G2 Gallery’s 3rd annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival, which will showcase 23 eco-conscious films from all over the world. The event runs through next weekend (Fri/Sat). See our Upcoming Events Page for a full listng of dates and films.
 
The festival, which was founded to bring together environmentally minded filmmakers from all levels of experience, will screen both feature-length documentaries and shorts over two weekends. For the first time, the festival will be awarding prizes; $500 for the Best Short, $1000 for the Best Feature, and $1000 to the winner of the Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence for top overall film.

The five-member handpicked jury selected the award winners:
Jason Fitzpatrick – photographer, filmmaker, participant in 2014 G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Michael Kerns – internationally exhibited photographer, conservationist
Michael Miner – award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, photographer; writer of Robocop (1987)
Deia Schlosberg – director, producer at Pale Blue Dot Media
Annie White – award-winning documentary filmmaker, founder of PlayBow Studios

G2-FilmFEST-littlegirlEach evening will include screenings, a free open bar, food and celebratory parties or panels, and will benefit a thematically linked nonprofit partner. There will also be special events, performances, discussions and more.  The event will feature 25 International Environmentally-Focused Movies. Panels and Parties with Free Food, Beer and Music…plus $2,500 to be Awarded to Best Films

-Main film: Project Wild Thing at 8 p.m. (see still)

As always there is a suggested donation (this time $5.00) for entrance to this event. This includes complimentary valet, appetizers, popcorn and opening night party from 7-8 p.m. featuring live music by the Will Brahm Duo.

-Benefits The Bay Foundation

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842
Website: http://www.theg2gallery.com

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In Santa Monica…

Fri-Oct16-haleARTShaleARTS offers a group exhibition featuring the art of Phyllis Miller, Drake Shannon and Juliana Zhu.

Phyllis Miller will be featuring her Vibrant Nature & Universe Sensations. Drake Shannon studied under master contemporary painter Luciano Guarnieri in Florence Italy. He further honed his contemporary style in LA studying under the master freeform cutout expressionist Herbert Freed. Drake’s paintings, while seemingly abstract, are full of beautiful, whimsical and sometimes gruesome details to be discovered by the viewer.

Juliana Zhu, a Brooklyn transplant, resides in Santa Monica. Having grown up in NYC, her appreciation for the arts was instilled at a young age. In 2009, she began painting with oils after visiting a gallery in Solvang and was inspired by how light can be captured through brush strokes. Since then, she has spent time painting acrylics, watercolor, and Chinese brush painting.

On view: October 17 – October 28

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

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In the Valley…

Joes-all-AMericanBar-LOGOHead to Joe’s Bar & Grill in Burbank. Good food and a large dance floor….so bring your dancin’ shoes.

Tonight, enjoy Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys

No cover.

What: Live music
Where: Joe’s Bar & Grill, 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805
Website: http://www.joesgreatbar.com/