In Santa Monica…

hFri-Sept4-haleARTSaleARTS S P A C E hosts a very special event tonight.

If you know anything about haleARTS S P A C E, you know that since it opened its doors, it has welcomed emerging artists (both young and old) using a variety of media. Every two weeks, the gallery celebrates new artists. It is a supportive and nurturing gallery all because of Michael Hale who also is an artist and knows first hand the plight of emerging artists.

For the past three years the haleARTS staff have been trying to get Michael to show his own work. Well they finally did it and tonight is the night!! Unfortunately, this is a common occurence in the art world. I work with many gallerists who are also talented artists but they consistently put their own art second, since they devote nearly all of their time to running the gallery. So kudos to Caitlin and the entire team at haleARTS.

The show combines neon, mirror, and other precise materials that are assembled together to create cheeky visual puns.

fri-sept4-MichaelhaleTonight and the opening of his solo show marks the 4 year anniversary of when the gallery first came to be and began creating a community of local artists and collectors.

One more fantastic thing to celebrate…it’s Michael Hale’s birthday.

See photo of Michael’s first piece of art….what a cutie!

On view: September 4 – Sepember 16

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


In Chinatown…

ChChinatown-summernightspaintingung King Road will be hosting live music tonight…

Live Music on Chung King Road, Chinatown, Free Event, Friday Sept 5:

Featuring: Ruthann Friedman fan page, Drunk Old Ladies, WORDS, The Walker Brigade, Dick and Jane Family Orchestra, Brother/Sister, Circus of Books and MORE TBA!

Check out the bands here:

**TWO LIVE MUSIC STAGES on Chung King Road, from 7-11PM**


The Taste kicks off with a decadent opening event.  Presented by the LA Times, the annual food and wine festival has once again lured the top chefs in Los Angeles to participate in this spectacular event.

OPOW the-taste-logon Friday, September 4, enjoy a special opening night soirée where The Times’ hosts and their co-hosts will mingle with a more intimate crowd. You’ll also have a chance to rub shoulders with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and bartenders. Your ticket includes a focused collection of tastings, distinctive beer and wine offerings. There are limited tickets for this event. 

The event takes place at the famed Paramount Studios, home to many popular TV shows and movies. It makes for an exquisite venues for a fun festive weekend of eating and drinking. 

Parking for all events will be located in the Paramount Pictures Studios parking structures:

Paramount Pictures Gower parking structure – 801 N. Gower Street, LA, 90038
Paramount Pictures Van Ness parking structure – 783 N. Van Ness Avenue, LA 90038

Parking charge will be $13 and is CASHPOW THETASTE-Signonly-NightShot ONLY.

When programming your GPS to reach the event, please program in the parking structure address listed above and please do not attempt to enter the Paramount Pictures lot via either entrance on Melrose Avenue. The Melrose Avenue entrances will not be working parking entrances for the event and you will be redirected.

Public Transport / Taxi drop / Arriving on foot: Please proceed to either the Gower or Van Ness gate. No entry will be permitted through the Melrose gates.

Tickets range from $100 to $175.  Buy Tickets Here!

What: THE TASTE 2015
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038
When: Friday, September 4, 2015 – 7:30pm-10:30pm


In Silverlake…

Fri-Sept4-2015-LaLuzdeJesusThe 3rd Annual La Luz de Jesus “Coaster Show” gathers new work from over 300 artists in a show with over 1,000 pieces. The prices range from $0 – $250 each: a steal considering the talent involved. We aren’t posting a roster this year but the preview is live online now and you can see for yourself. Click the image above to access a gallery of images arranged alphabetically by name. Due to image volume, page may load slower than usual.

Gallery I presents a full room of work by Harold Fox, whose Steinbeckian slices of surreal Americana adorn the walls of some of the world’s most important collectors.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery has produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4″ tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.

Last year, they dotted their walls with over 700 tiny masterpieces, and this year they’ve outdone themselves – with over 1000! The rules were simple: Each coaster must be a solitary work (though it’s fine if several pieces work together contextually), and they must be priced $250 or less. There is no bottom, so some coasters will be free!

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