In San Pedro…
In honor of Labor day weekend…Celebrate the US Armed Forces at Los Angeles Fleet Week. It kicked off yesterday (Thursday) and continues through Monday (Labor Day) Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

The four-day festival will host active military ships along the LA Waterfront and feature public ship tours of active Navy and Coast Guard ships (reservations available online), aerial demos, military equipment demos, live entertainment, educational activities, resource village for active military and veterans, STEM Expo, live music, food trucks and other festivities.

There’s lots of fun things to do…including check out all the hunky men in uniform! Mama likes!

Parking adjacent to the event site is $2.00 per hour – with the first hour FREE!

Remote parking is available for a flat $5.00 rate, with FREE shuttles to the event site.

What: Fleet Week
Where: LA Waterfront
When: 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Los Angeles Zoo rings in the first day of FLEET WEEK L.A. with FREE admission for all active and retired U.S. military personnel TODAY – Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Immediate family members receive a discount of $3 off adult and $2 off child admission. Free admission is available for one day only by presenting a valid military ID at the time of purchase on September 2 only. The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.


In Santa Monica…haleARTS hosts an opening for a group show from 5-8pm. haleARTS, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405;


In Silverlake…

Fri-Sept2-2016-LaLuz-CoastershowLa Luz de Jesus Gallery has lots going on…the The Coaster Show, new works from Mark Todd, and be sure to check out the infamous NAKED Donald Trump (just make sure you don’t see it on a full stomach).   

The 4th Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus gathers new work from 300 or so artists in a show with 900 or so pieces. The prices range from $0 – $250 each: a steal considering the talent involved. The preview is live online now and you can see for yourself. Check out over 850 pieces currently posted online.

Gallery I presents a full room of work by Mark Todd, whose deconstructed sequential art combine elements of high concept and high kitsch to capture the loving nostalgia of comic book superheroes that only a lifelong fan could perfect. Todd builds on the fine art aesthetic of pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Mel Ramos without limiting his tributes to mere appropriation.

If you haven’t heard about NAKED TRUMP…it’s been all over the news), there is only one sculpture left (“The Emperor Has No Balls,” by street art collective, Indecline), since the four other public works were confiscated by government officials in New York, Cleveland, Seattle, and San Francisco. La Luz de Jesus gallery director Matt Kenedy fought the city to keep it on display, and due to threats of vandalism, it has been brought into the gallery for safe keeping!
The sculpture will remain on exhibit through the end of the month, and then it will be auctioned with the sales going to a worthy cause. Contact the gallery if this is something you would like to purchase.

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