Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyMy Pick of the Week is a charity driven event, ‘Inside Out Community Arts’ Taste of Abbot Kinney.

If you don’t know about Inside Out Community Arts, it is a wonderful organization that helps kids.

After school arts programs and support are offered. Middle school and high school teens have a place to call home.

 It’s a great organization. So treat yourself, and enjoy a delicious and tasty Sunday while helping out a good cause.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyCecilia Najar, a former food writer started the event three years ago as a fundraiser for Inside Out Community Arts.

She always loved what this organization stood for and how it helped out so many kids.
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinney
Now Inside Out Community Arts produces the event itself.  After the event production costs, all proceeds go to Inside Out Community Arts.

This year’s Taste of Abbot Kinney has worked out the kinks. Yes there was a bit ofa situation last year, when they ran out of food…BUT they have brought in the big guns to run the show this year. The fearless leader and 2011 event chair is Joe Miller, chef and owner of Joe’s restaurant. Adam Gertler is the event reception host, from the Food Network.

Taste of Abbot Kinney includes a VIP Tasting Package (3:00 – 6:30 pm), and a Tasting Tour Package (4:00 – 6:30 pm). The event will include a DJ, live music, exclusive tastes, cocktails and demonstrations from some of the street’s Executive Chefs including Joe Miller and Yoshi Shima.  

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyParticipating restaurants include: Gjelina, Hal’s Restaurant & Bar, Joe’s Restaurant, Lilly’s French Café & Bar, Shima Sushi, Primitivo, Casa Linda and Lemonade. 

The opportunity drawing includes hotel and restaurant packages from such destinations as: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Hotel Wilshire, Hotel Erwin and Terranea Resort and original art by Ellie Riley. 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyTaste of Abbot Kinney’s event venue is 901 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, courtesy of Continuum.  This venue was formerly the legendary design studio for Charles & Ray Eames.

See their website for full details and to buy tickets. http://www.insideoutca.org/

See Sunday Events for more details.

 

Wednesday, October 19th

 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyI will be sharing the night at Dannys Venice with Geoffrey J. from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Also the happy hour has been extended till 8:00 pm for this show only….Yeah!
 
So get there early order up and enjoy $2.95 tacos and $4.00 well beer and wine.  FREE Admission.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyWe have some special musical guests coming too. In case you haven’t heard Geoffrey J., he is quite the talented singer/songwriter. For more information on Geoffrey J., see website http://www.geoffreyj.com/. See upcoming page for more info as well.

 
I will of course be singing my ‘strong woman’ blues. If you have not heard my music, see www.kathyleonardo.com.

 Dannys Venice is located at 23 Windward Ave., between Pacific and Speedway, right by the beach. Come on by. We will be playing till 10:00 pm.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyIt’s breast cancer awareness month and Beats for Boobs is hosting a benefit for several Women’s Charities. The event showcases the best in art, fashion, food and music. There will be an art show curated by Christine Faraci and featuring artists Mike de Nicola, Andrea Fellers, Dianne Giannopulos and Cerreah Laykin

Beats for Boobs event runs from 7:00 pm till midnight and will be held at the Key Club 9039 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069. 
 
Since this is a charity event it will cost you ….hey but it goes to a good cause. Tickets $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Buy tickets online and see full schedule at http://www.keyclub.com/
 
 
Thursday, October 20th
 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyIn the Beverly Hills area, the Michael Kohn Gallery presents a solo show with artist and musician, Bryan Ferry. You may remember him from the 70’s with his art-rockband, Roxy Music.

The opening reception will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Michael Kohn Gallery is located at 8071 Beverly Blvd., at Crescent Heights 90048. (323) 658-8088; http://www.kohngallery.com/

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyGallery Night Out gives you one more night for you art lovers, collectors and those experiencing this area for the first time an opportunity to enjoy the many galleries and museums without having to pick and choose which exhibitions to see in one day.

It’s like a preview art walk from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

The actual art walk is this Saturday, Oct 22nd. See Saturday for more info on the real art walk. http://www.miraclemileartwalk.com/

Artspace (just one of the galleries) features a group show tonight….

The reception runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Artspace Warehouse 7354 Beverly Blvd. see their website for more info…many more.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyWell it’s the third Thursday again and time for the Venice Art Crawl. It runs from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm, however, some events go later.

Since the summer is over, it may slow down…so it’s up to us local art lovers to get out there and support the cause.

 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyStart off at Figtree’s Cafe who always has a fun happening each month. Tonight Figtree’s presents abstract artist, Pepe Pelaez in a solo exhibition.
Pepe Pelaez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently lives and works in Paris.
 
Also enjoy live music by Benjamin Hall and Itai Shapira. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. 

If you want to have dinner, you’ll receive 10% off (on food only) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

 
 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyFigtree’s Café is known for their healthy delicious food, located right on the Venice boardwalk at 429 Ocean Front Walk Venice, at Paloma Ave, two blocks south of Rose.
 
 
Figtree’s has been voted the best restaurant on the boardwalk since 1978. Figtree’s has a wonderful happy hour, Monday thru Friday and also has FREE delivery. 310 392-4937; www.figtreescafe.com.

 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyArbor Skateboard gets involved this month at 305 Ocean Front Walk, right off Rose….let’s see what they got going on.
 
Tonight, they show work from Dave Kinsey, Haunted Euth and Shawn McKinney.
 
 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyStop by Treeman’s place for guided backstage tours.  You may have noticed Treeman, gliding through the streets of Venice, a true walking sculpture/art installation, branches and all.
Each Art Crawl blockbuster movies are shown on a large screen on the boardwalk at treeman’s art garden. Located south of Dudley, right next to the Venice Bistro).
 
Ooh no, this is the last Dogtown Artists event at811 Ocean Front Walk.

It usually starts later and features music, live video, DJs, visual arts, installations,. We’re gonna miss it….
 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneySparky is here for the first time in Venice Beach, after Burning Man and fresh from decompression, the custom-built dragon with a pizza oven will be at October’s 811 art crawl.
Artists featured are Debi Cable, Meghan McMahon, Lilit Arvahi, Betsy Enzensberger and more. Live music too.
 
 
Ocean Blue (1313 Ocean Front Walk) is NOT doing something tonight. They were shut down early last time by the cops, for one acoustic guitar…..not kidding!
 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyKeep walking on the boardwalk to South Venice Blvd, then hook a left and on the left side, you will find The Alkaline Water Gallery, who is showing health films. Huh? I hope they are artistic. Don’t worry they will also be exhibiting art byMyles N. Duke.

 This charming little gallery, curated by Leila Levi will alsohave on display a variety of wearable art, jewelry and accessories. Snacks and wine will be served. The Alkaline Water Gallery is located at 18 North Venice.

 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyThen continue towards Pacific Ave., and stop into James Beach at 60 North Venice, for a group show.
 
Also the Canal Club right across the Street, offers artists Joan Scheibel and Mia Delcasino in their back room. Take a break and enjoy their yummy happy hour…that is if you are not filled up from Leila Levi’s spread at The Alkaline Water Gallery.
 

Then back the way you came on Pacific walk towards Windward Ave, stop by the Hotel Erwin located at 1697 Pacific Avenue
 

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyAnd across the street, you’ll seethe Gas Station directly across from Hotel Erwin. This pop up artistic abandoned gas station holds a variety of artists and had quite the buzz going on last month. Some of this month’s artists include: Jules Muck, Amir Magal as well as several others.
 
Pop by the Venetians occupying the Windward Circle….they will have some music going on and some art too.
 
At Danny’s Venice at 23 Windward, stop in for their drink specials…Theresa Holiday is showing.  
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneySkip right across the street to the Townhouse, (56 Windward) which always has a fun scene happening…not sure about the art but you’ll have a good time.

Isabelle Alford-Lago is on display at the 1320 Main Street Studios, between Westminster and San Juan. They will have music, wine and refreshments.


This one starts a bit later, 7:00 pm…but goes till 10:00pm.

 
Then finally hit the Momentum event to party the night away. After a one month hiatus Momentum is back with its October installation of the Venice Art Crawl.
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyThis one starts at 8:00 pm….till they kick you out (2:00 am) and will be held at Venice Beach House 904 Pacific Ave. at Brooks Ave.
 
This month they offer four very talented and diverse artists. Art mediums will range from paintings and light installations to photography and drawings. Art by MaryDelioussina
 
Jess Sluder, and more will be accompanied by DJs and live music all night.
 
Maps will be available at most of the participating galleries/venues. Check out the website for more details at www.veniceartcrawl.com.
 

Friday, October 21st

Don’t forget….Music tonight at several local restaurants…see the Restaurant/Bar Page for specials too!
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinney
Or plan a trip this weekend to Joshua Tree…and enjoy an art walk in Joshua Tree, the HWY 62 Art Tours. Check out this lovely Joshua Tree Vacation rental.

Just say you heard about it on KTR Promo and that you would like to attend the art exhibiton and you get a 10% discount…Yeah! Treat yourself to some alone time or a romantic weekend. 760 366- 3636. http://www.joshuatreehighlandshouse.com/

Also for you budget minded peeps….check out http://www.deserthideaway.com/

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyVenice MoZaic is hosting their monthly Celebration of Art, Music, and Poetry at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge.

Hosted by Nickie Black, DJ Noj will be spinning as well as Zebra Party, MoZaic Childen, VeniceVille and special guest Sista Jean. Others include Maryam, Substance, Ordell Cordova, and JNae will also be featured.

Show starts at 7pm. The Talking Stick is located at 1411 Lincoln Blvd. 310.450.6052; www.thetalkingstick.net

Saturday, October 22nd

Today is the day to get out of LA….go ahead, take a trip to Joshua Tree and enjoy some nature, art and music.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyThere is a really fun art walk going on called HWY 62 Art Tours. Be sure to check their website for the full listing for the weekend.
http://www.hwy62arttours.com/first.html

Stop into Joshua Tree Gallery, who will be having an artist reception for Tour De Force and to celebrate  HWY 62 Art Tours in conjunction with the Morongo Basin Cultral Arts Council.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyThe Red Arrow Gallery and JTAG 61597 + 61607 B HWY62, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 will be offering a fun event from 4:00 pm till 6:00pm
JTAG & Red Arrow Gallery will host a live concert by Tim East and guests.

JTAG’s exhibition, Tour De Force will feature artists, David Burnham, Kim Chasen, Karen Florek, Frederick Fulmer, Marcia Geiger, James O’Keefe, Naomi Parker, Drew Reese, Steve Rieman, Suzanne Ross and Tobi Taboada.
Red Arrow Gallery presents new paintings by Deborah Martin.
Maps available for the free Art Studio Tours. http://www.hwy62arttours.com/first.html  http://www.mbcac.org/; http://www.joshuatreeartgallery.com/

If you decide to stay in town…there’s the Miracle Mile Art Walk, which runs from noon till 5:00pm, some galleries will be open later, as late as 10:00 pm. See the website, http://www.miraclemileartwalk.com/
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinney
Altered Space Gallery
presents new work from Tanya Clarke’s ‘Liquid Light’ series. This artist is wonderful, I’ve seen her work. She uses reclaimed plumbing and low-voltage lights to breathe life into hand sculpted solid glass drops Opening runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Altered Space Gallery is located at 1221 Abbot KinneyBlvd.310-452-8121; http://www.alteredspacegallery.com/; http://www.liquidlightsite.com/

There’s always Bergamot Station….located at 2525 Michigan Ave.

Start off at Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2) who will be featuring artists Margaret Griffith and Jane Park Wells from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm. 310 829 3300;http://www.ruthbachofnergallery.com

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyNext go to Craig Krull Gallery (B-3), and enjoy the opening reception for Peter Alexander from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Craig Krull Gallery is participating in the Pacific Standard Time (an initiative of the Getty). 310.828.6410; http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

Another Pacific Standard Time show ….Larry Bell will be featured at The Frank Lloyd Gallery (B5B). This show features early works by this wonderful artist. Reception: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm 310 264-3866; http://www.franklloyd.com/

The Robert Berman Gallery
has some Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinneyincredible Pacific Standard Time exhibitions on view, so be sure to take a look, if you have not yet seen them.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyTransformation (D-5) just opened…pop in and enjoy as well as Paid to Play (C-2 ) includes works by Willardson (see image), White, Palombi, Llyod, George Petty, Bob Zoell, Mick Haggerty, Lou Beach, Van Hamersveld, Ben Talbert, John Altoon, Jim Heimann, Mark Ryden, Dennis Mukai and others. http://www.robertbermangallery.com/
There are a couple more here….check back Friday for the Weekend Update.

Then in Culver City….

 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyGallery 9 has a new location, 3830 Main Street. Tonight’s event, the 2nd annual Peace Project exhibit, Peace Rises will premiere in their new space!

This year, artists from around the world joined hands with The Peace Project to help the country of Sierra Leone rise to its feet. Celebrate this remarkable achievement and to view this year’s Peace Project exhibit featuring visions of peace from over 400 artists worldwide.

Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyA collection of black and white photographs by Jeremy Fokkens taken during Operation Rise will be on display. Silent Auction with Functional Art donated by Whole 9 members and items donated by international brands and local proprietors. ALL net proceeds go towards changing lives through The Peace Project’s initiatives in Sierra Leone. See image by artist, Zebi.   http://zebidesigns.com/;
http://www.thewhole9.com/ 
Make sure to rsvp at  www.thewhole9.com/RSVP

 

Blue Five Art Space presents artist, Argishti MPick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinneyusakhanyan. This event runs from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Blue Five Art Space at 2935 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 90064; http://bluefivedesign.com/

Corey Helford is having an opening as well as some others….so check back on Friday for the Weekend Update.
 

Sunday, October 23rd

TPick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinneyhis year’s Taste of Abbot Kinney has worked out the kinks. Yes there was a bit ofa situation last year, when they ran out of food…BUT they have brought in the big guns to run the show this year.

The fearless leader and 2011 event chair is Joe Miller, (left) chef and owner of Joe’s restaurant.  Adam Gertler (right),  is the event reception host, from the Food Network.

 
Taste of Abbot Kinney includes a VIP Tasting Package (3:00 – 6:30 pm), and a Tasting Tour Package  (4:00 – 6:30 pm).

TPick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot Kinneyhe event will include a DJ, live music, exclusive tastes, cocktails and demonstrations from some of the street’s Executive Chefs including Joe Miller and Yoshi Shima.  

 
 Participating restaurants include: Gjelina, Hal’s Restaurant & Bar, Joe’s Restaurant, Lilly’s French Café & Bar, Shima Sushi, Primitivo, Casa Linda and Lemonade. 

The opportunity drawing includes hotel and restaurant packages from such destinations as: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Hotel Wilshire, Hotel Erwin and Terranea Resort and original art by Ellie Riley. 

 
Pick of the Week this Sunday, ‘Inside Out Community Arts' Taste of Abbot KinneyTaste of Abbot Kinney’s event venue is 901 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, courtesy of Continuum.  This venue was formerly the legendary design studio for Charles & Ray Eames. Last year’s photos are by Esther Tseng
 
See their website for full details and to buy tickets. http://www.insideoutca.org/

Hope to see you tonight (Wed) at Danny’s. Come on by….I’ll have time to hang out and party, when Geoffrey plays!