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haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405) hosts a reception from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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In Downtown LA…

The Marvelous Minds opening receptionFri-Sept18-MarvelousMindsArt (Friday, September 18, 2015, 6-9pm) features new surrealist works from eleven talented artists: CRAWW, Lola Gil, Aunia Khan, Mike Stilkey, Miss Mindy, Candace (CJ) Metzger, Liz Huston, Brandy Trigueros, Leonard Greco, Lori Pond, and Sara Tune.

Enjoy a live cello performance, live painting by Miss Mindy, a DJ, and refreshments. at the Spring Arts Collective Gallery..

Enter through The Last Bookstore to the mezzanine level. Free admission.

For parking options, visit http://springarts.org/parking.html

On view: September 18 to November 9, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: 453 S. Spring Street, Mezzanine Level of the Last Bookstore (Enter on Fifth Street)
When: September 18, 2015, 6-9p
Website: http://springarts.org/

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Fri-Sept19-AutryGrab the family and head to the Autry…

Odd Nights features over one hundred vendors. Enjoy live performances by Live Performances by Fire Chief Charlie and Number 2 with special guest DJ Omniflux.

Of course gourmet food trucks will be on hand via food trucks (seventeen of them) plus a full bar….even a kids area to give you parents a momentary break.

Bring a blanket, folding chairs and settle inf for a relaxing evening picnic while enjoying the 2.5 acre lawn. This free event is a platform for selected artisans, craftsman, designers, and DIY experts for showcasing their creations and sharing their secrets.

What: Odd Nights
Where: The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: Friday, Sept 18 – 6-11 pm
Website: http://theoddmarket.com/

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In Culver City…

Bruce Lurie presents the art of LouiseFri-Sept19-BruceLurie-LouiseMarler Marler. Enjoy an opening reception for the artist from 6-8pm tonight.

Is it a coincidence that Marler created new “camERA” art series and the “Famous TypOwriters” art is of machines that are owned by Steve Soboroff? Yes, well maybe. Her TypOwriter series has lead to the recent works of art being Orson Welles’ typewriter and Ray Bradbury’s typewriter. The LA Police Body Cams just implemented are a Relevant Coincidence to her art of Vintage Cameras and Typewriters, which are the creative, analog, tools of previous centuries. Both were primary tools of Journalists and Communicators of all sorts. Smart phones and the Internet have replaced both. (The camera collection art was created entirely separate of Mr. Soboroff’s LA Police Commission roll.)

What: Opening reception
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 South La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://luriegallery.com/

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Also in Venice…

TVeniceStreetLegends wMitchhe Venice Street Legends perform in honor of Monet (who left this earth this past week) – Monet is the daughter of Petr Hromadko the bass player for the Venice Street Legends (and the Country Legends – that I sing with)…I will be stopping in to sing in her honor…at around 7:30pm.

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 p
m – Friday Sept 18
FB Page: Venice Street Legends Page

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