Fri-9.8 HaleArts erinBoyleHale arts presents the latest of their emerging artist series….tonight’s show features artists, Erin Boyle (see image) and Jonathan P Russell. Refreshments and popcorn served.

What: Artist Reception, Erin Boyle / Jonathan P Russell
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

Or in Culver City…

Los Angeles Art Association holds an opening reception for five solo exhibitions featuring artists Matthew Morse Jones, Marilyn Lowey (see image), Shana Mabari, Raksha Parekh and Luke & Ginger Van Hook.

Fri-9.7 LAAA MarilynLoweyWhat: Opening reception, Five Solo Exhibitons
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272

It’s First FridFri 9.7 abbotkinneyportraitays on Abbot Kinney…..but yes it appears to be winding down, I was contacted by several stores telling me they will not be participating and some do Not want promotion….

However, some stores do want to be included, but go at your own risk, I cannot promise a good party. But hey…start your own, meet friends if its a dud, head to one of the many bars on Abbot Kinney.

MyFri 9.7 FirstFriday Mysticstic Journey Bookstore offers a meet and greet with author Don Jose Ruiz tonight.

What: Book Signing and Meet & Greet w/ Don Jose Ruiz, author of “The Fifth Agreement”
Where: Mystic Journey Bookstore 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice CA
When:  5:00 -7:00 pm, or longer
Phone: 310-399-7070

What: First Fridays on Abbot Kinney
Where: Abbot Kinney between Westminster and Venice Blvd.
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AK Merchant Info:

Just west of Western…..Redling Fine Art offers an opening reception for HOARD featuring artist Liz Glynn.

GlyWU Fri 9.8lizglynn Hoardnn creates sculpture, large-scale installations and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth, possibility, and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action.

On view: September 7th – October 26th

What: Opening reception, Liz Glynn
Where: Redling Fine Art, 6757 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038
When:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.230.7415

WU Fri-9.8 EchoPosterHow bout some music?

The Echoplex presents an eclectic lineup, The Crooked Jades, Dustbowl Revival and Triple Chicken Foot and and Tom Rodwell.  The Crooked Jades re-invent world music, while Dustbowl Revival merges blue grass, swamp gospel and swing.
Then Triple Chicken Foot offers tradional string music featuring banjo and fiddle and Tom Rodwell will get down and dirty as a one man blues band.
What: LIve music at the Echoplex, The Crooked Jades, Dustbowl Revival and Triple Chicken Foot and and Tom Rodwell.
Where: The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd  LA 90026, below the Echo, enter thru the alley
When: 8:30 pm
Phone: (213) 413-8200