What can I say? For Halloween week, my Pick of the Week HAS to be a mix of Art and Halloween!
Creep into The G2 Gallery for their Halloween artist reception. Be sure to wear your favorite costume. Meet Spider Lady Miriam Schulman (Arachnophilia,) Icy Ira Meyer (Poetry of Ice,) and Mistress of the Photogram Christine Caldwell (Nature LA) at this fun-filled, Halloween-themed artist reception. What a perfect exhibit, SPIDERS to be featured on this scary night! There will be special treats and Margaritas, wine, and beer. Don’t’ forget to RSVP!
RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 donation at the door will benefit The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Wednesday, October 26th
At 18th Street Arts in honor of Pacific Standard Time, Collaboration Labs (EZTV) hosts a five-week series of video screenings, live music, performances and artist talks. Co-founder and Director Michael J. Masucci produces the event featuring "Art as Acheology" as tonight’s premiere showing.
CORE isa multimedia performance by Kate Johnson with S. Pearle Sharp and Ken Luey, PhD. This event runs from 8:00 pm till 9:30 pm and will feature music, animation, video and spoken word to tell the story of memory, haunted tongues and disappearing histories, personal and cultural. Free, with limited seating, reservations strongly recommended. RSVP to email@example.com
18th Street Arts is located at 1639 18th Street 90404, and the event runs from 7:00 pm-10:00pm. (310) 453-3711; http://www.18thstreet.org.
Guitarology at Melody Bar & Grill (9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 90045) has their final night at Melody Bar & Grill. They have been featuring some fantastic players from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm.
Enjoy Fran Banish and special guests Jesse Jay Harris, Craig Elkins, Joe Bear, and many more for their Big Halloween Bash! 310 670-1994.
Thursday, October 27th
Digital LA hosts a Halloween bash at Tru nightclub in Hollywood! Come in costumes so you can enter the Costume Competition.
Tru Hollywood is located at1600 Argyle in Hollywood. Event runs from 8:00 pm till 10:00 pm. There are some free tix…but they are going quick…so check their site. http://digitalla.net/
New Wight Gallery, located at 1100 Broad Art Ctr, 90095 offers an opening reception for a group show from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm.Short term parking (payable at pay stations) in Lot 3 North: $3/hour. Carpool or take the blue bus. Call for more info, (310) 825-0557; http://bit.ly/rvZZ5R
Friday October 28th
Halloween parties are in full swing….This one at the Egyptian Theater looks fun but be aware some will cost money….
King Tut's Tomb comes alive at the Egyptian Theater from 9:00 pm till 2:00 am This is the 3rd annual event made a name last year as the best selling and rated #1 party by HallowenLA.com in Hollywood, California. Dance the night away with DJ Prophet of 93.5 FM K-day who plays hip-hop Top 40 club mix. Get your groove on and get there in full costume start celebrating Halloween early!
Egyptian Theater is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd,. 90028. Tickets start at $25.00 and more are available, the lower cost ones are going….so get on it kids! www.ournightlife.com/
In Culver City, Mihai Nicodim Gallery is having an opening reception for artists, Miklos Onucsan and Serban Savu.
Mihai Nicodim Gallery is located at 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Unit B, entrance is on Blackwelder. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. http://nicodimgallery.com/
Then right next door, David Kordansky Gallery presents Cornfabulation, a collaborative exhibition by Aaron Curry and Richard Hawkins. Though both artists are originally from Texas, and Curry was Hawkins' student at Art Center College of Design in the early 2000s, the exhibition goes far beyond notions of camaraderie or shared influence.
David Kordansky Gallery is located at 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., unit A. Their reception runs from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. 310-558-3030; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/
Saturday, October 29th
Ton’s of Halloween events…..
Now for my Pick of the Week… The G2 Gallery for their Halloween artist reception. Be sure to wear your favorite costume.
Meet Spider Lady Miriam Schulman (Arachnophilia,) Icy Ira Meyer (Poetry of Ice,) and Mistress of the Photogram Christine Caldwell (Nature LA) at this fun-filled, Halloween-themed artist reception. What a perfect exhibit, SPIDERS to be featured on this scary night! There will be special treats and Margaritas, wine, and beer. Don’t’ forget to RSVP!RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 donation at the door will benefit The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney, 90291.310-452-2842; http://www.theg2gallery.com
Though I don't get the whole wax museum thing….this would be the night to do it. Celebrate Halloween with some dead celebrities at Madame Tussauds from 10:00 pm till 2:00 am! Tonight's event boasts of two floors of maze-like atmosphere with hundreds of celebrity wax figures and you don't have to fight them to the bar…Yeah!
This is the first time they are doing it…open bar all night, complimentary buffet, five bars, three dance floors, and VIP tables. The DJ lineup includes Eric Cubeechee, Rico Rox, & DJ Coolwhip. www.ournightlife.com/
If you want to forget the whole Halloween thing….just check out some art openings….hey I bet they won’t mind, if you are dressed up, so check these out before you head to the parties!
In Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., always something going on.
Leslie Sacks Contemporary participates in Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of the Getty Research Institute, with an exhibition of works by Los Angeles artist Guy Dill(See image), entitled A 1970’s Dialogue with Materials.
The Lora Schlesinger Gallery (T-3) offers an opening reception for Judith Foosaner and Gershom (see image).
Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A) features the work of artist, Paco Pomet, with a reception from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. 310-453-9191.http://richardhellergallery.com/
In Culver City, Honor Fraser offers a reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for artists Mie Olise and Brenna Youngblood (see image),Honor Fraser is located at 2622 S. La Cienega, (310) 837-0191; http://www.honorfraser.com/
JK Gallery (2632 S. La Cienega Blvd.), celebrates the work of Angela Beloian (see image), Ron Laboray and Elise Lee in a group show from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 310.837.3330; http://www.jkgallery.net
And continue onto Walter Maciel Gallery 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., for another artist reception forHung Liu, see image below. Opening reception runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310.839.1840; http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/
Kopeikin Gallery, located at 2766 S. La Cienegacelebrates artists Amy Ross and Marta Soul (see image). Artist reception runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-559-0800; http://www.kopeikingallery.com
Across, on the other side of La Cienega, use the cross walk, Blum & Poe, at 2727 S. La Cienega features the work ofChuck Close from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. 310-836-2062; http://www.blumandpoe.com
Koplin Del Rio Gallery, is located around the conrer at at 6031 Washington Blvd.
They will be having an artist reception for artist, F. Scott Hess (see image), from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. (310) 836-9055; http://www.koplindelrio.com/
Then walk down the block to Blythe Projects who will be featuring the artist, Siri Kaur. Stop into Carmichael Gallery too…..on this steet. Blythe Projects is located at 5797 Washington Blvd, 323 272-3642; http://www.blytheprojects.net/
Then across the street, don’t forget to stop into the Mark Moore Gallery at 5790 Washington Blvd bet La Cienega and Fairfax and will also be having an artist reception for Jeremy Fish and Kenichi Yokono (see image).
Perhaps downtown is the way to your heart? CB1 Gallery presents Chuck Agro (see image) and Paul Donald.
Since you are downtown, pop into Norbertellen Gallery for their Annual Fall International “Eleven, Twelve, Fourteen group exhibition. Though there is no actual reception, they always welcome visitors. Great show.
Norbertellen Gallery is located at 215 W. 6th St. #110. 818 662 5041; Check their website for more details. www.norbertellengallery.com
Sunday October 30th
Get into the Halloween spirit and stop by La Luz de Jesus in Silver Lake. Experience the first ever La Luz de Jesus Halloween Séance with Mentalist Mark Edward.
Check back for more Halloween events on Friday….and some for the actual hallowed Day, Monday….too!!!