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In Santa Monica…
Fri-Oct30-haleARTS
haleARTS hosts an opening reception of the 4th Annual Pulp Surrealism Show, tonight October 30th.

The show features the works of Carissa Louise Martin, Alejandro Ceballos, Kelly Toki, and Jerry Montoya.

Enjoy fresh popped popcorn and white wine….

On view: October 30 – November 11

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 Beverly Hills…

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills on North Camden Drive, founder Larry Gagosian has selected a special exhibition of works by more than thirty artists spanning three generations. The reception for the anniversary exhibition takes place tonight from 6-8pm.

Fri-Oct30-Photographyby-theDouglas-M-Parker-Studio-Courtesyof-GagosianGallerySee image: Photography by the Douglas M. Parker Studio. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Born in Los Angeles, Gagosian opened his first galleries on Almont Drive and Robertson Boulevard in the early 1980s. Chris Burden and Jean-Michel Basquiat were among the first artists to be exhibited. Drawing on the city’s abundance of talented artists, Gagosian was at the forefront of developing a bicoastal model for contemporary art galleries—the beginning of a global expansion that now numbers fifteen galleries in three continents—when he moved to New York in 1985 and opened his first gallery there, in collaboration with Leo Castelli.

Los Angeles provided both artists and galleries with an ideal infrastructure for creating and exhibiting diverse bodies of artwork, sometimes on a very large scale, and in 1995 Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills, designed by acclaimed American architect Richard Meier, opened with new sculptures by Frank Stella. A major exhibition in homage to Castelli’s legendary gallery followed, which brought together works by artists including Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bruce Nauman. The program continued to evolve with a survey of Basquiat’s paintings and drawings (1998); Lichtenstein’s Nudes (1998); Andy Warhol’s iconic Camouflage Paintings (1999); and Alexander Calder’s Mobiles (2003), among many other exhibitions.

On view: October 30 – December 19

What: Opening reception
Where: Gagosian Gallery – Beverly Hills, 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.271.9400
Website: http://www.gagosian.com/

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Also just down the street…Various Small Fires (812 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) offers an opening from 6-8pm.

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If you are looking for some Halloween events….Huntington square-pumpkinBeach celebrates Halloween at its oldest residence, the Newland House. We have more info about the Huntington Haunt Experience on our Saturday Page.

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In Venice…Loose Lips Sink Ships presents a Halloween dance party at the Rose Room (located at 6 Rose Ave). Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

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Kat & the Blues Hounds celebrates Halloween at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar. Come on down in COSTUME to party and bring in the hallowed holiday this weekend.

This gig is gonna be rockin. We will have a gues Trombone player along with Trumpet and Sax too…Our Fiddle player is set to be back with us as well…Come for dinner….the food is delish! If you’ve never been to this funkiy Irish Bar, you will love it…FREE music all night at Sonny McLean’s on Wilshre and 26 Street in Santa Monica.

Elowres-adj-KatandBluesHounds-Trumpet-Sax-SonnyMcLeansnjoy Blues Classics, some swing and jazz too. As always our band features….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax, Bruce Friedman on Trumpet….plus we some fantastic musicians are scheduled to sit-in this month. 

Check out a performance of “Summertime” from our monthly 4th Friday gig at Sonny McLean’s shot by Wayne Ford.

You can find more info and images on facebook. Be sure to LIKE our Kat and the Blues Hounds FB Page.

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: Friday, October 30, 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/   http://www.kathyleonardo.com