In Highland Park…

Start your art hop early…Artists of the Arroyo Arts Collective present 2014  will have work on display. Artist Roderick Smith and Hillary Danner are just two of the many studios and homes that will be open to tour goers. 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Admission is $15.00 on the day of, and $10 if ordered online. Click here.

In Marina Del Rey…

Stop by Zebi’s Annual Holiday Sale today and tomorrow.

Zebi is a Brazilian artist, Sat-SunNov22-23-ZEBI-holiday-invitation-2014once a year she has an open studio party where she shows her functional ceramic art (handmade and painted) and her mixed media and acrylic paintings, her art style is contemporary, minimalist, colorful and happy.

The time : Saturday 12pm to 8pm – live music from 5pm to 8pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Pick up some original gifts for the holiday and enjoy live music tonight. Come to join the fun for Zebi’s annual holiday sale, appetizers, and drinks.

What: Holiday Sale
Where: Zebi’s Studio, 13373 Beach Ave., Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292, 1 block south of Washington Blvd., 2 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.
When: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 301 4497

In Venice….

Support a great cause….Stache afficianados and friends can enjoy ocean views, craft beers and a VIP lounge for beauties and beasts alike.

Ticket Sat-Nov22-Stouts-n-Stachesprice includes access to High Rooftop Lounge, hosted from Goose Island and Venice Duck, cocktails by Vita Coco with Tito’s Vodka, whiskey tastings, “man”-icures, trims & hair stylings from Toni & Guy and much more. Limited tickets available. Live bands & DJs

$50 VIP tickets: Stache afficianados and friends can enjoy ocean views, craft beers and a VIP lounge for beauties and beasts alike. Ticket price includes access to High Rooftop Lounge, hosted from Goose Island and Venice Duck, cocktails by Vita Coco with Tito’s Vodka, whiskey tastings, “man”-icures, trims & hair stylings from Toni & Guy and much more. Limited tickets available.

Head to the other locations and spread the moustache madness with $5 craft beer and food specials: Barlo at Hotel Erwin, Bank of Venice, Danny’s, Larry’s, Townhouse, James’ Beach.

First 50 men with Movember MOs get in FREE! All men with MOs are eligible to win a prize package courtesy of Hotel Erwin.

Admission is $10 in advance, $15 day of..or VIP for $50; To Purchase Tickets, CLICK HERE!

What: Benefit
Where: Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., LA, 90291
When: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Another early happening takes place in the West Adams/Crenshaw district…

MSat-Nov22-MarineProjectsarine Projects hosts an afternoon closing reception for “My Self is An Other,” a group show curated by Claressinka Anderson and Sonny Ruscha Granade.

See image: Alexandra Grant My Self is An Other, 2014 Oil on linen, 80″ x 70″ inches

Hosted by the Underground Museum, the group exhibit features the work of Kendell Carter, Rives Granade, Alexandra Grant, Dennis Koch and April Street.

What: Closing reception
Where: The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90018
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310 392 3649

At Bergamot Station, (2525 Michigan Ave.), where our Pick of the Week takes place there are a couple other openings. 

Patrick Painter, Inc. is pleased to prSat-Nov22-PatrickPainteresent “Selections From the Collection of Blake Byrne.”

The group exhibition will feature work by eleven artists including: Marlene Dumas, Sam Durant, Martin Kippenberger, Annie Lapin, Juan Muñoz, Thomas Scheibitz, Christoph Schmidberger, Lara Schnitger, Jim Shaw, Mark Wallinger, and Toby Ziegler. The exhibition will be curated by Barbara Schwan.

On view: November 22nd – December 27th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, A8 & B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988

bG Gallery continues to celebrate the work of photographer Ryan Schude.

Sat-Nov8-bGGallery-RyanSchudeSee image: Ryan Schude Pond, Photograph, C-Print, 36″ x 63.3″

Inspired by locations, environments, and strangers’ interactions with one another, Ryan is able to create narratives that combine a mixture of deep drama and absurdist humor.

Schude is often able to tell a cinematic story with just one frame; through enigmatic imagery and elaborate visual cues a story is created in the viewer’s interpretation.

On view: November 8 – November 26

What: Artist reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm –  9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211

Also in Santa Monica…

Create:Fixate & Cross Campus present “Art with Friends,” a fundraiser supporting Create:Fixate’s Young Creatives Program for at-risk youth.

“Art with Friends” is a spin Sat-Nov21-CREATE-Fixateoff of the modern app version of Scrabble: “Words with Friends.” We invited local artists to explore the relationships between letters, language, and art. Their mission is to visually express their given letter on 12×12 inch wood panels we provided for them. All pieces are available to purchase at an affordable price and 100% of art sale proceeds will support the continuation of our Young Creatives Program serving at-risk youth.

Musical performances by: George Sarah Band, Loboman, AquaVee.

Artists include: Amanda Sage, Andy Moses, Anne Marie Oldham, Baha Danesh, Bernyce Talley, Betsy Enzensberger, Dave Lovejoy, Ellwood T. Risk, Gus Harper, Hunter Nesbitt, Jana Pesek, Javiera EstradaJena Priebe, Jose Lopez, Kate Cavellas, Leif, Maginnis, Lori Dorn, Matt Pryke, Maxwell Coppola, Michael Lanni, Michelle Berc, Rachel Kaster, Rosana Aziernicki, Ryan Jesena, Sheila King, Sonja Salinas, and many more.

Admission includes entertainment, open bar while supplies last, 1 raffle ticket, plus more to be announced!

Admission will be $30 at the door!

What: Benefit
Where: Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sat-Nov22-DeSotoGallery-JeffreyWellsIn Venice…

De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Solarentoptic Chiroteixagraphic, new work by Jeffrey Wells. The exhibition includes a video installation, Entoptic Projector, and a series of related photographs. 

See image: Jeffrey Wells, Hand, Eye, Sun #6, 2014, archival pigment print, editions variable.

The artist will lead tours of the installation on November 22 and 23 by appointment.

On view: November 22, 2014 – January 11, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: De Soto Gallery,
1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, Ca 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.253.2255

In Culver City…Klowden Mann (6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) hosts an opening from 4-6pm. Also close by…GREENE Exhibitions (1639 S. La Cienega Blvd., 90035) presents a new exhibit opening from 6-8pm.

In Beverly Hills…Marc Selwyn Fine Art (9953 South Santa Monica Blvd, BH, 90212) debuts an exhibit from 6-8pm.  Head to Hollywood for two art events both running from 4-6pm…Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), (6522 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90028) and DIANE ROSENSTEIN (831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038).

Sat-Nov21-MKG-ToddSchorr-AnApeAllegoryMKG / KP Projects is excited to host an art reception for a two week holiday sale, featuring gems from the past. There’s always a good party here. Be aware, tonight’s event is scheduled earlier than usual. 

Artists include: Victor Castillo, Shepard Fairey, Miss Van, Mark Whalen, Camille Rose Garcia, Lezley Saar and Todd Schorr.

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On view: November 22 – December 6, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery / KP Projects, 170 South La Brea Ave.
When: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 933-4408

The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA 90012) hosts an all day event from 12:00 pm – 10pm.  Also downtown, Night Gallery (2276 East 16th St., LA 90021), throws an art party from 7-10pm.

Also downtown…

Harmony Murphy Gallery presents “SSat-Nov22-HarmonyMurphy-Satwatskytone Gloves,” an exhibition of new work by Rachelle Sawatsky. Referencing the revered collection of poems by fellow Canadian, Roy Kiyooka, the show explores the complexities of self-understanding and reflection, often marking the distinctions between awareness, autonomy, and the perceived commonalities ingrained in the human condition.

See image: Rachelle Sawatsky, Self Love as a Horse, 2014

On view: November 22nd – December 27th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Harmony Murphy Gallery, 679 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA 90021
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (646)286-5647

Inlowres NeonWestband Culver City…

Stop by Scarlet Lady Saloon to see Neon West at 11 pm….This band is kick ass – a modern country, rock band fronted by the incredible singer/songwriter Lee Lucas. I’ve seen them many times…they are fantastic!!!

This will be Neon West’s final show for 2014….so come on out and party!

Bands start at 9pm. Charlie Vargas 9pm, Jess Wayne at 10pm, and NeonWest at 11pm.

Free Parking and No Cover.

Check out Neon West’s website for more info….

What: Performance
Where: Scarlet Lady Saloon, (5411 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230)
When: 11:00 pm