RSat Dec15 Coproemember, the Pick of the Week, Bergamot Station’s Holiday Open House takes place today from noon till 5:00pm….but happening a bit later tonight….also at Bergamot…

Copro Gallery presents “The Illumination” group art exhibition. In these troubled times there’s light at the end of the tunnel illuminating the future of a Brave New World. The best part is the Dark Ride crossing the Rubicon to get there. In this group exhibtion artists portray the journey to Illumination. THE DIE IS CAST!

What: Opening Reception,  Juxtapoz Turns 18, Riding the Dragon
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica
When:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156

Support a great cause and take part in the Santa Monica Pub Crawl. The event benefits the Westside food bank and starts at 5:00 pm. Pay a $10 donation/entrance fee, Choose a Route and Collect their Wristband and Map at their official starting location. See their website for all the details.

WU SatDec15 Gallery169 jeffdivineGallery 169 hosts an opening reception for a new exhibition of photographs by Jeff Divine. Jeff is considered to be one of the most insightful surf and surf culture documentary photographers of our time.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00pm- 8:00pm
Phone: 310-963-3891

Also in Santa Monica…From 6-8 pm enjoy an opening at Gallery KM, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd.,
WU SatDec15 JeanieMadsen
Jeanie Madsen Gallery will hold their holiday art party tonight. Live music with London Shover….Be sure to pop in next door for an opening at Bleicher/Golightly

What: Holiday Art Party
Where: Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: 310 393-7436

Just across the way….in the same complex….Bleicher/Golightly presents “Oblivion Monstrosus,” an elaborate installation by Canadian artist Jim Holyoak.

Jim will take advaSat Dec15 JimHolyoak Oblivion-Monstrosus-eflier booklaunchntage of the gallery’s movable walls to create a labyrinthine installation of monsters from the past, present, and future.

This will be Holyoak’s first solo exhibit in the US in over 3 years.  Jim blends traditional Chinese ink study with contemporary western approaches, while monsters dinosaurs and endangered animals blur in and out of surreal metamorphic landscapes.

On view: December 12th – January

What: Opening reception
Where: Bleicher Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 310 237 6423

Or in Venice, Join Lucky Brand to celebrate the opening of their Abbot Kinney store from 2-5pm. Enjoy sips, snacks, and live music. 20% of proceeds from the day to benefit Venice Arts. 1310 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice.

In West Hollywood…Sat Dec15 Hadid ReubenandLeonardo

Hadid Gallery holds an opening reception for “Sketch to Canvas” featuring Ruben and Leonardo Lawrence

Always a fun art party offering music and tasty cocktails too.

On view: December 15th – January 26th

Be sure to RSVP to

What: Opening reception
Where: Hadid Gallery, 8933 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048
When: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Also nearby…

Scion (Scion AV Installation
7667 Melrose Ave, LA 90036) presents The Gift Show benefit Sandy Relief Efforts…RSVP HERE.

Merry Karnowsky (170 S. La Brea Ave.) has a fun event from 5-9pm with sangria and appetizers. Then just upstairs….Launch LA (170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd Floor) latest show closes. Noon till 9pm.

“A LSat Dec15th JuliaDeanife in Photography: A Retrospective” opens at the Julia Dean Gallery.

This photo exhibition covers four decades of Julia Dean’s illustrious career traveling the world as a photojournalist and educator.

What: “A Life in Photography: A Retrospective”
Where: Julia Dean Gallery, 755 Seward Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Phone: 323-464-0909

In Culver City….

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.) holds a reception from 2-4pm.

Sat Dec15 DavidKordansky KathrynAndrewsDavid Kordansky Gallery presents D.O.B., a solo exhibition of new work by Kathryn Andrews. 

The opening reception will also coincide with a performance-based activation of one of the sculptures in the show.

On view: Dec 15th – Feb 2nd

What: Opening Reception,
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-558-3030

Corey Helford Gallery offers an opening reception for “Crucifixion,” a provocative group exhibition of enduring theme, envisioned by twenty-three contemporary artists. (Oh yeah…must be a lot of ex-catholics)

Artists iSat Dec15th CoreyHelford RON ENGLISH Financial Sacrifice American Depress 560nclude: Tom Bagshaw, Glenn Barr, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Ron English (see image), Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Nancy Fouts, Eric Joyner, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Lola • Maria Kreyn • Marco Mazzoni • Buff Monster Tom Neely, Annie Owens, Michael Page, Chris Pugliese, Amy Sol, Candice Tripp, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato.

On view: On View December 15 – January 26, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When:  7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340

PWU SatDec15th TrunkShow MavisLeahy MaryClark-Camargoop into this one night only event at a new gallery called The Word is Art Gallery, in Culver City.  It’s not too late to pick up some holiday gifts at this Trunk Show featuring Mavis Leahy and Mary Clark-Camargo.

What: Reception
Where: The Word is Art Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd., Culver City,  90232
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-558-08

Or downtown…COAGULA CURATORIAL presents four new exhibits in the gallery’s main & basement spaces.  On the main floor is “New Work” by 2 emerging Los Angeles artists: Walpa D’Mark & Tati Luboviski-Acosta. As well as “Birthing Rite,” a d5-part mural installation by Renée Fox. 

WU Sat Dec15 Coagula Tati Luboviski-AcostaIn the basement gallery is “La Senorita of the River of our Lady, Queen of Porciuncula, the Gambling Boat of the LA River.”   

Featured artists:  Margaret Adachi, Captain Dan aka Dan Van Clapp, Margaret Garcia, Kenneth O. Fry, Amy Inouye, Ric Marin as the pit boss…, Barry Markowitz, Michael C. McMillen, Tim Quinn, Stuart Rapeport, Tim Spain, Lisa Worksman

These exhibits run through January 13, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: 8:00pm- 12:00am
Phone: 213-620-1569

Also nearby….Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road) has an opening from 7-10pm.

Or how about some folk music? 

InSat Dec15 Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome String Band Santa Monica, FolkWorks offers the next concert in their series at the Santa Monica History Museum.

the Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome String Band play at the Santa Monica History Museum.

Tickets: $15. For more information or to make a reservation see the Folkworks website.

What: Live music
Where: Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-395-2290

YTomDickPoster101812bou have another chance to see Director/Producer John Stark newest play, “Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” at the Odyssey Theatre.

For more info see our Upcoming Page.

The show runs through December 23rd.

“Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” features actors, Donna Luisa Guinan, Tom Groenwald, Alex Wells and John Landis.

This is a limited engagement.

Tickets: $18.00; Students and Seniors: $15.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

What: Performance, Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary by John Stark
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd.,  West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m
Phone: (310) 477-2055