Head to Hollywood to  the Ascencia Urban Blues Festival featuring Walter Trout, Guitar Shorty and more. Ticket sales will benefit Ascencia, a nonprofit offering support services for the homeless. Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose Ave. Tickets range from $35-$100. http://www.urbanbluesfest.com/



BE STREET WEEKND L.A. kicks Sat-Sun-Aug29-Aug30-BeStreet-poster2015off at the Container Yard…straight from Paris. The event features two days celebrates the multifaceted world of street culture.

This weekend marks the arrival of the publication in the United States and a chance to experience this hybrid festival where art meets music meets style meets skateboarding. After several European editions attracting tens of thousands of people, we are about to conquer the States with this unique concept reuniting pop-up store, live gigs, installations, exhibitions, performances, activities, street food and a skatepark.

Enjoy two days of live music curated by Soulection (ESTA, Joe Kay, Andre Power, Abjo, starRo, LAKIM, Dpat), Art performances & exhibitions (Tofer Chin, Madsteez, Aaron Kai, Chocomoo Yuka, Luke Pelletier), plus 20 brands pop-up stores, indoor skatepark and Street Food.  Saturday – Secret Guest, Andre Power, starRo (Live), Lakim, Eden Hagos, Andrés, Sasha Marie, Orijanus, Zikomo

Tickets range from $15 – $90. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

Where: Container Yard, 415 Seaton St, Los Angeles, CA90013
When: Saturday, August 29 12pm – 10pm
Website: http://www.be-street.com/weeknd-us/


Don’t foget…t’s the 3rd day of our Pick of the Week…the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival which runs through Sunday August 30. Be sure to check our Upcoming Events Page which features a lot more info about this event.

“LeLAFW-CHEFSandRootsxus Live on Grand featuring The Roots” (the Tonight Show band) on Saturday, August 29, featuring tastings from over 30 chefs and 100 wineries. That same night, The Roots will join bandmate Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson on the “Lexus Live on Grand” main stage as the festival’s headlining musical entertainment.

The Definitive “Boozy Brunch” with Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein takes place today (Saturday, August 29, 12noon-2pm)

Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists, and culinary talent participating at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.

TICKETS: Tickets range from $50 – $350 (VIP) and are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239).

What: Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Ave. (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street)
When: Runs through Sunday, August 30, 2015 (See website for event times)
Website: http://www.lafw.com/


In the mid Wilshire area…Dysonna City Art Gallery (5373 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036) hosts a paint along art walk from 1-7pm. http://www.dysonnacityartgallery.com


In Santa Monica (Bergamot Station)…

At the Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Lawrence Gipe will discuss his latest exhibition and body of work “Where We Were, and How We Got There.”

The five drawing panels on display at Lora Schlesinger Gallery are a work-in-progress. They are 10% of a 500 ft. long project. This final proportion is based on the Apocalypse Tapestry, a 14th century masterpiece permanently installed at Chateau d’Angers, France. Its scope, symbolism and tragic power impressed and compelled Larry to make a large-scale work of his own.

SSat-July18-LoraSchlesingeree image: Lawrence Gipe, Where We Were, and How We Got There, 2015, graphite on Arches, 42 x 118″

Gipe’s modular mural drawing, currently 60’ long and is composed of a series of 10’ triptychs composed of images culled from the artist’s vast archive of clippings documenting modern technology, propaganda, and epic industrial landscapes. In the work, Gipe creates a panoramic vista of undulating scenes that engages the visual rhetoric of capitalism and nostalgia, addressing their intertwined relationship in visual culture. The drawing is based on the length and proportions of the Apocalypse Tapestry in Angers, France, an artwork that has always impressed Gipe with its scope, deep symbolism and tragic power.

On view: July 18 – August 29

What:  Art Talk
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (B5b) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00 pm – Sat, August 29
Phone: 310-828-1133
Website: http://www.loraschlesinger.com


AlsPOW-Sat-june6-WilliamTurner-Ed Moses-EXTRUD-69x57-wood-copper-rails-paint-2015o at Bergamot Station…

William Turner Gallery presents a closing reception for “ED Moses: Now and Then.”

Since the 1950’s, Ed Moses has been at the heart of the LA art scene. Today, his work graces the collections of most of the nation’s major museums and he is regarded by many as a cultural treasure. And yet, Ed Moses does not refer to himself as an artist. He is a painter and mutator – a mark maker and maverick, whose practice is one of ceaseless reinvention. Moses remains a quintessential rebel, having resisted being tied to any one movement for the entirety of his career. As a member of the original stable of artists at the legendary Ferus Gallery, Moses was a compelling presence in the Post-War movement, and remains an influential painter in the contemporary art scene.

See image: Ed Moses, EXTRUD, 69″ x 57″, wood, copper rails, paint, 2015

The exhibition has been re-imagined by the artist and features a selection of works that have not been shown before. In this new incarnation of the exhibition, Moses presents several recent screen pieces, which harken back to his seminal 1963 work, Rose Screen – now a part of LACMA’s permanent collection.

What: Closing reception

Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: Saturday, August 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453 0909



Also in Santa Monica…

18Sat-Aug28-linCandice003th Street Arts Center proudly presents exhibitions in their two gallery spaces: Sycorax’s Garden by Candice Lin in the Main Gallery and FLOWING by Chih-Chien Chen in the Atrium Gallery. 

Explore the role of botany in relationship to empire and colonialism with LA-based Candice Lin, and records of forgotten urban corners as they manifest into a conservation of lost time with Taiwan-based Chih-Chien Chen.

Los-Angeles based artist Candice Lin continues her research into the historical and contemporary use of plants in medicine, cultural objects, food, consciousness-research, and foraging practices in the Artist Lab.

The event is FREE, but you need to RSVP – Click here.

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: Saturday, August 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Website: http://18thstreet.org/


In Venice…Attaway and studio neighbor Albert Bevacqua (334 Sunset Ave) host a final moving sale. Live music BYOB!!  See FB Event Page.


Sat-Aug29-Cadillac-Collage o ramaAlso in Venice…

The Cadillac Hotel proudly presents COLLAGE-O-RAMA Art Show. The group exhibition features visionary mixed-media artists (collages and assemblages), including recent works from local Venice artists.

Featured Artists:
B. Meade, La.Marche, David Healey, Randi Hall, Gerry Fialka, Will Erokan, Jon Clark, Mark X Farina, Trish Ellebracht, Barbara Mastej.

This is a ONE night ony pop up exhibition….Its sure to be a fun art party!

Come on down and support local Venice artists!

Where: The Cadillac Hotel, 8 Dudley Ave., Venice CA 90291.
When:  Saturday, August 29, 6-9pm,
Phone: 310-399-8876
Info: FB Event Page


In West LA…Giant Robot 2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA 90025) features an art reception from 6:30 – 10pm. http://gr2.net


In Eagle Rock…Enjoy “Black & White Mike: Art Exhibition Tribute to Artist Mike Kelley” curated by: Benjamin Weissman. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., LA 90041; 7-9pm; http://www.cfaer.org/


Or head to Chinatown…

CoSat-Aug28-Coagula Figured Outagula Curatorial is pleased to present FIGURED-OUT, a group exhibit of Los Angeles contemporary figurative painting.

This weekend-only show.

Featured artists: Vanessa Contreras, Christina Grimes, Cindy Monson, Octavio Perez, Sergio Ramos, Alexa Rivera, Ming Walker.

On view: Aug 28 – Sunday Aug 30

What: Opening Reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213-620-1569
Website: www.coagulacuratorial.com

Xiem Gallery, 1563 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, 91104) hosts a one night only celebration of Polynesian Pop from 6-9pm. http://www.xiemclaycenter.com


FBerniePearl-Pixeeling like some Blues….?

Head to Long Beach…

Join Bernie for an evening of solo, down-home acoustic blues, and enjoy the fine wine (and beer) in the warmth of this popular (and air-conditioned) neighborhood nook. I’m sure you’ll have an enjoyable evening.

No Cover. Street parking – no meters.

What: Performance
Where: Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 (between Bixby and Roosevelt.)
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: (562) 492-5951
Info: FB Page


“Artletting” opens at Heart of Art Gallery (1907 Rodeo Rd, LA, 90018) with a themed costume art party from 8pm-12am. See the FB Page.