On Friday, September 25 at the

The Annenberg Beach House, Beach=Culture presents a special taster evening, featuring the dress rehearsal for Choreographer-in-Residence Rebecca Bruno’s new site-specific work, Friday-Sept25-AnnenbergFixtures, a reception in the Gallery, and a participatory Dance Hall. Rebecca Bruno has been working since the beginning of the month, and you can follow her progress this week onsite or by catching up with her Resident Blog. Dancers: Samantha Mohr and Rebecca Bruno; Costume Design: Lynn Ellen Bathke; Music: Sam Widaman.

Afterward, stay to view Art Bank: Selections from the City of Santa Monica’s Art Collection, which features paintings, prints, sculpture and more from luminaries including Red Grooms, Charles Gaines, Alexis Smith, Richard Wyatt and others.

The evening concludes with a short ballroom dance lesson and live vintage jazz stylings from the Nick Ariondo trio in our popular Dance Hall format. All are welcome, no dance experience necessary. Reserve your free spot on our Beach=Culture event page, and take a look for more details, directions and parking information.

Friday’s Beach=Culture Open House schedule:
4:00-5:30pm: Fixtures Dress Rehearsal, with dancers Rebecca Bruno and Samantha Mohr
6:00pm: Opening Reception for Art Bank, Selections from the City of Santa Monica’s Art Collection
6:30pm: Vintage Ballroom Dance Lesson with James & Cynthia
7:00-8:00pm: Vintage Jazz for dancing by the Nick Ariondo Trio (accordion, clarinet and string bass)

What: Performance
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica (enter parking lot at Beach House Way traffic light)
When: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Website: http://beachhouse.smgov.net/


In San Pedro…The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival kicks off tonight and continues all weekend. See Sunday’s Page for a full listing.Tickets: $10 for entry OR get a First Class Ticket for $45 – with Lobster or $25 without. Click Here to purchase tickets; Friday 5pm-11pm; Berth 76 – Nagoya Way, Port O’Call Village, San Pedro, CA 90731 https://lobsterfest.com


Fri-Sept25-LASTProjejctsLAST Projects Gallery is excited to announce an exhibit of new work by Sahar Khoury and Mario Ayala entitled “Up your Alley ’87.” Mario Ayala will show paintings as well as towel and soap sculptures and Sahar Khoury will show ancient artifacts.

Sahar Khoury works in paper/ textile mache, ceramic, steel, screen print, concrete and inkjet printing/ collaging onto 3d forms. She combines materials to create installations or objects that vacillate between wall, ground and ceiling. Sahar Khoury received her BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 and her MFA From UC Berkeley in 2013. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

Mario Ayala, works in painting and sculpture, collaging figurative and abstract elements. Ayala’s practice has been in a transitional phase since recently moving from Oakland to Los Angeles. His materials for the exhibition cast a shadow of familiarity in subject matter found in his paintings, and have taken a physical form in the objects that they are. Ayala’s work will consist of configured vanity decor, towel origami, soap carvings, and paintings. Ayala received his BFA in painting from SFAI in 2014 where he was awarded a fellowship to Yale’s Norfolk program in 2012. He was also a recipient at Skowhegan’s school of painting and sculpture in 2014.

On view: September 25 – October 14, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
When: Friday, Sept 25, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Phone: 323 356 4225
Website: http://lastprojects.org


Later in Santa Monica…how bout some FREE blues?

Kat lowresSonnyMcleans front& the Blues Hounds are back at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar on Friday, September 25, 2015.

Come on down to party…the band in getting bigger. We have sooo many incredible guest musicians…be sure to stop in to see how we are evolving.

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.

Enjoy Blues Classics, some swing and jazz too. We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax, Bruce Friedman on Trumpet….plus we have guest fantastic musicians scheduled to sit-in this month. 

Spelowres-adj-KatandBluesHounds-Trumpet-Sax-SonnyMcLeanscial guest Juri Koll sits in on harmonica…and I hear we may have a surprise trombone player….

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, July 17, 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/   http://www.kathyleonardo.com