It’4thFlagimages gonna be a hang low kinda weekend…so take some time to mellow out….I sure need to. Keep celebrating th holiday and RELAX!!!

Here are a few for you…..

cupcake 4th-of-july-independence-day-red-white-and-blue-cupcake-with-usa-flags-and-hat-illustrationIn Downtown LA…

Norbertellen Gallery hosts the 5th anniversary Sakura Exhibition tonight. This charming little gallery always offers a fun art party.

FeSat 7.6 sakura2013atured Artists from Japan include: xi(Hideyuki Mori), Yoshimi OHTAN, IRyu Takeuchi, HISAO, OHMAE, saaki, Caz.

Opening Reception: Saturday July 6, 2013 @ 6-10pm
LA Style Kimono Fashion Show @ 7:30-9:30pm
Live music by Gshamisen @ 7:30-9:30pm

On view: July 6, 2013- July 27

What: Opening Reception
Where: Norbertellen Gallery 215 W. 6TH St. #110 LA 90014;
When: 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Phone: 818.662.5041

Another one right around the corner….

Also right around the corner, the Hive Gallery will be having two huge group show opening as well. Comic Book “Villians” curated by Trek Lewis and “Verbal Assault Rifle” curated by Bruce Mitchell.  

AlSat 7.6 Hiveyssa Beasley /Annie Terrazzo / Arlou Somo / / Ave Rose / David Reyes / Diana Levin / Doug Meyer/ / Dulcinea Circelli / Ellen Schinderman / Gretchen Ingram / Hollis Hart / Ink Pen Mutations / Jennifer Korsen / Jinx / John Dang / J.Salvador / Lisa Levy / Luciano Martinez / Marcel DeJure / Marigrace Alebelda / Mark Posey / Meirav Haber / Michelle Hall / Mike Street /  Patrick Haemmerlein / Randy Kono / Ken Dougherty / Rob Sussman / Sara Hedstrom / Sonik / Stephan Canthal / Stephen Holman  Teod Tomlinson / Walt Hall and more.

Be aware they do charge a $5.00 admission.

What: Opening reception
Where: Hive Gallery
, 729 S. Spring
When: 8:00 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 213 955- 9051

Another one downtown…NIght Gallery hosts Shipwrecked, a KCHUNG RADIO festival fundraiser hosted from 12-9 pm at  2276 East 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Plus for some music, also downtown…

7.6 AdunniandNefertiti-214x214Grand Performances celebrates Strong Women, Strong Voices: With captivating a cappella and hand percussion, Nigerians Adunni and Nefertiti promote culture, music, and womanhood, drawing on both popular and folk styles.

Native American- and Appalachian-bass beats commune with the artfully arranged poetry of William Blake as Southerner Martha Redbone spins the warm, rooted melodies that pay tribute to an indelible stew of bluegrass, folk, and country gospel.

7.6 Dessy main-214x214The triumphant signature of locally-based Dessy Di Lauro’s (see image, left) kinetic style delivers a neo-ragtime explosion that defies limitations and expectations.

What: Performance
Where: California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles (350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071)
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 213.687.2159

Or in the valley….

ABRSat 7.6 ABRAGallery CrolynCounnas Barrels of FunXA Gallery hosts an opening reception for a new exhibition entitled “Creative Circles.”

See image: Carolyn Counnas, Barrels of Fun X, 2013, Oil on Canvas

Curated by Masoud Pourhabib, the group show Carolyn Counnas, Pamela Fraser, Dennis Griffin, Rod Seeley.

On view: July 6th – August 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: ABRA Gallery, 30941 Agoura Road #310, Westlake Village, CA 91361
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 818-889-ABRA

One more for you in the Miracle Mile area…

Sat 7.6 DysonnaDysonna CIty Art Gallery celebrates the July artist of the month, Yvette “Lima” Doosou. p.m.

See image:Yvette “Lima” Dossou, Woman, Marker On Marker Paper, 14″ x 17″

Enjoy live acoustic music. There will also be a special flamenco performance during the night of the opening.

What: Opening
Where: Dysonna CIty Art Gallery, 5373 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-857-0030