Anime Expo continues at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St. LA, 90015; 213-741-1151; Tickets run from $55 – $350; Check the website for details.


In East LA…

VinSat-July2-VPAM-GiantRobotcent Price Art Museum (#VPAM) will be hosting a closing reception for “Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot.”

Enjoy a Zine Workshop hosted by Tiny Splendor from 1-3:30 pm & an Artist Talk with Albert Reyes, Rob Sato/ Ako Castuera, Matt Furie, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Tiny Splendor from 1-2:30 pm.

Vincent Price Art Museum is located at the southeast corner of the campus at Avenida Cesar Chavez and Collegian Avenue in Building S1. There are two parking lots on the campus where visitors can park. Both lots require the purchase and display of a $2 permit (exact change is required). Permits can be purchased on the TOP floor of each parking lot. Visitors must park on the TOP floors.
Parking Lot 3: Located on Avenida Cesar Chavez, enter at Schoolside Avenue; 8 to 10 minute walk to museum.
Parking Lot 4: Located at corner of Collegian Avenue and Floral Drive; 5 minute walk to museum.

What: Closing reception
Where: Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
When: 1:00pm – 4:00pm


In Hollywood…

Sat-July2-2016-LastProjectsLAST Projects holds a closing reception and art talk for “This Will Hurt Me More Than You,” featuring curator Ilona Berger, and moderator Cindy Rehm, along with all the artists from the show.

The exhibition, curated by Ilona Berger & Andrew Wingler and features works by Ciriza, Michael Dee, and Cynthia Herrera that implements visceral healing strategies for disembodiement through the slippery concepts of the pharmakon and the pharmakos.

Both pharmakon and pharmakos contain seemingly paradoxical dualities, the former referring to remedy/poison/ spell and the latter to a scapegoat/ human sacrifice/ outsider/magician/ healer/. The pharmakos in ancient Greece took on collective sins or trauma and purified the community through death or ostracization. This ambiguous position is elucidated by Derrida in his deconstruction of Plato’s Phaedrus and by Kristeva in her discussion of Oedipus as pharmakos king in The Powers of Horror. It is in this multiplicity of meaning between that we approach the interventions of “This Will Hurt me More Than You.”

What: Closing reception / Art Talk
Where: LAST Projects, 6546 Hollywood Blvd, #215 LA, 90046
When: 4:00pm – 8:00pm; art talk at 5:00pm – Saturday, July 2, 2016


Back in Santa Monica…

At Bergamot Station…bG Gallery presents a group show titled “Spectrum-Gestalt.” Sat-July2-2016-bGGallery

“Spectrum-Gestalt” is part of an ongoing series of installation/curatorials exploring gestalt principles by Australian artist/curator, Airom. Part curatorial, part installation “Spectrum-Gestalt” brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of color.

Bleicher Project Space is located inside Bleicher/Gorman (bG) Gallery in Bergamot Station G8A, next to Hiromi Paper. bG specializes in artists who have blurred boundaries between traditionally divided art approaches in their work with a particular emphasis on bridging ‘inside’ and ‘outside,’ and ‘highbrow’ and ‘lowbrow.’ Bleicher Project Space is an exhibit area within the gallery that has a focus on experimental projects and collaborative installations.

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Phone: 310-906-4211


Sat-July2-2016-PatrickPainterAlso at Bergamot Station…

Patrick Painter hosts an opening reception to celebrate the work of artists Rinus Van De Velde and John Newsom.

On view: July 2 – August 15, 2016


What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Inc., 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6pm – 8pm
Phone: 310.264.2532

Head to Culver City…Blum & Poe hosts an opening tonight from 6-8pm. Blum & Poe 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034;


Also in Culver City, just across the street…

Maloney Fine Arts debuts new work from artist Augusto Sandroni in a solo exhibition “Hey! Where Are You Taking Me?”Sat-July2-MaloneyFineArt-StudioinstallationSpring2016

Recalling an all day hike he undertook with a friend several years back, Augusto stepped into a new body of work for his second exhibition with Maloney Fine Art.   The new paintings are a continuation of the artist’s eternal inquisitiveness into historical and contemporary abstraction and a reflection of his love for adventure and play when working in his studio.
In “Hey! Where Are You Taking Me?,” Augusto continues to be inspired by readings of Eastern Philosophy such as Buddhism and Daoism, conditioning him to react to the present instead of working in a prescribed, outlined fashion.

On view: July 2 – August 13, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034

When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Phone: 310.570.6420



Downtown…D+H Contemporary hosts a closing reception for “Linear Fate,” featuring the art of John Pate, Alphonso Acosta, Estelle Chojnicki, James Johnson, and Tim Fisher. 7-11pm; D+H Contemporary Los Angeles, 155 W Washington blvd, #940, LA, 90015;


Sat-July-2-2016-ElliottCaineOr enjoy some music events…

In Long Beach…

The Elliott Caine Quartet (EC-trumpet, Peter Smith-piano, Trevor Ware-bass, Sinclair Lott-drums) performs at Shoreline Village. 

Catch the band on the “Off Broadway Stage” adjacent to The Funnel House), from 6 -9:00pm. 


What: live music
Where: Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach 90802
When: 6:00 – 9:00pm – Saturday, July 2, 2016
Phone: (562) 435-2668


In Hollywood…

Start celebrating the 4th of July early at the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago…tonight Saturday, July 2…you can catch other holiday performances on Sunday, July 3, & Monday July 4, at 7:30pm.

hollywoodBowlChicago-Celebrate Independence Day with the Grammy Award winning rock ‘n’ roll band with horns: Chicago! Appearing on three evenings featuring patriotic music, and fireworks, The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be backed by Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra featuring the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
When: 7:30 pm
Admission: SEE WEBSITE + fee


Fever presents a summer party with Luke Top, Rainbow Arabia, Solar Sons, Veronica Bianqui, Bloody Death Skull, and White Dove at Victorian mansion turned backyard venue hm157; Projections by Wes Johansen; Music, art, good food, pretty drinks, and fun times under the stars. Event runs 7-2am. Admission $10 – All ages, NO BYOB; HM157 3110 N. Broadway Ave LA 90031; FOR STAGE TIMES + RSVP on Facebook – Click HERE!


How bout some country…?

In Anaheim…

TheRanch-logo-1The Ranch presents live music featuring BRAD JOHNSON & THE KILLIN’ TIME BAND

The band performs at 8:00pm with Dance Lessons By Dev
Couples- Basic Two-Step at 6:30pm
Line Dance- starts at 7:15pm

Enjoy Dance Lessons by Kerry
Couples- Basic Two-Step 6:30pm
Line Dance- Sun Daze 7:15pm

$5 Cover 5:30-8:00pm
$10 After 8:00pm

The Ranch is Located on the ground floor of the Extron Building.

What: Live Music
Where: The Ranch, 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805
When: 8:00pm
Phone: (714) 817-4200


Head to the Greek Theater

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette perform tonight at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. 

This current All Starr line up is the 12th and longest running, and as Ringo recently told The Boston Globe, “I love this band – we have a lot of fun together on and offstage, so here we come again.”

Sat-July2-2016-Ringo-GreekTheatre copyThat love is evident in their performances, exemplified by this review in the Sarasota Tribune-Herald: “This latest incarnation of Starr’s travelling show has been together now going on three years and watching them interact as an actual band, rather than a supergroup taking turns out front, is almost as fun, almost, as watching and screaming “I love you” at the front man who will forever be part of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time.”

Purchase tickets HERE.

What: Performance
Where: Greek Theatre, Griffith Park at: 2700 North Vermont Ave., LA,
When: 8:00pm