Montana Avenue’s Small Business Saturday event takes place today. Enjoy a casual day of shopping, with live music 7th to 17th Street on Montana Ave. Shops will offer special discounts and some will have refreshments. The times are based on the businesses, with restaurants starting early and running later. Retail shops will be open 11:00am – 5:00pm for sure – some possible later. The music will start at 12:30pm and run until 4:30pm.

To find our more aboSat-Nov28-SaturdaySmallBizDayut this event see our Upcoming Events Page for a full listing.

Texture: A Sweater store and More offers all kinds of sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, in both bright and muted colors, tweedy solids to polka dot, featuring all sorts of charming designs. It also sells beautiful scarves (in addition to it’s fab sweaters). Here, guitarist Peter Skrabak will be performing. He’ll be playing some classical and standards.

TEXTURE: the Sweater Store & More is located at 716 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA; (310) 393-0707; See FB page.

Ten Women on Montana will be offering 40% off bamboo & cashmere scarves, 10-25% off fine art, prints & photography. 1128 Montana Ave., in Santa Monica; 310-393-6254;

Partner’s Trust will be having a fun art party. My band Kat & the Jazz Birds will be performing on the northwest corner 13th Montana, next to Partner’s Trust (1333 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403) from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. We will be doing jazz standards as well as some old time swing. http//

Shopaholic Sample Sales will be offering amazing deals…most of the merchandise will be $30. Enjoy Vita Coco drinks + chocolate chip cookies. 1613 Montana Ave, {Across from Pinkberry} 310.260.0100;

Milo Gonzalez will be performing at Sweet Lady Jane, 1631 Montana Ave. 310 254-9949;

Of course you may have your favorite store on Montana….so come on out and visit. The event runs from 11:00am to 5:00 pm. (Restaurants will offer extended hours). Enjoy the live music and stroll down the Avenue (from 6th to 17th). See ya out there.


Also in Santa Monica…

hSat-Nov28-haleArtsaleARTS S P A C E hosts its annual Holiday $100 Art SALE. The $100 Art SALE features great deals on works from local and emerging artists for $100.

The gallery will be filled salon style with ready to hang works of several local artists including Arnold Martin, Lance Miccio, Aazam Iriliian, Sean Hemeon, Betsy Enzensberger, L.A. Marler, Jerry Montoya, Audrey McNamara, Kristy Schaeffe, Greg Paul Mauro. We will also have a selection of limited edition unframed prints available from Michele Castagnetti, Timothy Kitz and Art Venti.

As always, the $100 Art SALE is a great opportunity for emerging collectors to grow their collection, or help jumpstart the collection of friends and family. Photography, assemblage, works on canvas and paper will all be available. In addition to the $100 Art Sale, a selection of artful gifts will be available to purchase as well, including a new selection of art books, functional sculptures, cards, stationary and notebooks.

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Phone: 310-314-8038


In Laguna Beach…

Starting at 2pm (thru 6pm) Artists Republic and Raw Salt collaborate to present two holiday bazaars. Stroll between galleries RAWsalt and Artists Republic for two locations of art, music + delicious food and drinks.

Sally Deng / Julio LSat-Nov28-ArtistRepublicHolidaySaleabra / Sarah Walsh / Michael Harnish / Yevgeniya Mikhailik


Lady BIM / Nancy Chiu / Seadrift Soul / Bookmachine / Chantal deFelice / Kalen Blackburn / Maryann Herbenar

Music: DJ Bent Fingers

For the full list of activities, Click Here.

Where: RAWsalt, Salt Fine Art, 1492 S Coast Hwy # 3, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Artists Republic, 1175 South Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm


In Hollywood…

Artists Corner Gallery celebrates the art of Bobby Edwardo Brown and Karl Burrows.

Sat-Nov28-ArtistCornerSee image: Bobby Edwardo Brown, MISTAKING FREEDOM | Acylic and mix media | 20X30

Here is a quote about both of the artists from writer Zoe Crook (courtesy of the gallery).

Bobby sees beauty in the broken. His first piece was made of shattered glass from the ground. And just like shattered glass, sharp and damaged from all it’s seen, Bobby beautifully and bravely tells his story for those of us who have strayed from a delineated existence, who have suffered inescapable heartache, who have lived an odious existence.

Karl’s work is no imitation of Norval’s archetypal artistry, but a continuation and understanding of the pain, heartache, and addiction Norval struggled with. Although both artists fought depression, in the wake of their sadness they were able to heal others through their art.

Parking is on site and there is also street parking. Both opening and closing nights will have receptions from 7pm to 10 am. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP BY EMAIL: Gallery@ArtistsCorner.Us

What: Opening reception
When: Artist Corner Gallery, 6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038 (just east of Seward St)
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, November 28


Downtown LA…

ASat-Nov28-ArtSHare-SLANTSGivingrt Share LA hosts Slantsgiving a night of live music by the Slants and Jason Chu. Also performing tongiht are Peter Su and Jessica Louise (and other secret guests).

The Slants are a Portland-based Chinatown Dance Rock band. They have been covered on Vice, NPR, Al-Jazeera, and more for their ground-breaking Supreme Court fight to trademark their name. This will be the first time Slant will be performing at Art Share. The band had performed across North America, and in Los Angeles, at the Knitting Factory, Whiskey a Go-Go, The Strange, The Mint, and the Viper Room.

jason chu is an LA-based rapper and spoken word artist. He tells stories about a generation wresling with fear and joy, greed and hope, hurt and healing.

Jessica Louise is a Singer/Songwriter/Actress. With years of Musical Theatre experience, her songs blend acoustic, pop, jazz, and R&B into a smooth, high-powered sound.

Peter Su is a singer-songwriter based in Echo Park, making sunshine pop for the old souls of the world.

Tickets are $10, there is a small in-house bar (beer & wine). Door is at 7:30

What: Performance
Where: ArtShare LA, 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Phone: (213) 687-4278;


In Santa Monica…

City Garage Theater presents Hamletmachine: The Arab Spring.

This is the world premiere of a new version of the seminal work by Heiner Muller that defined post-modern ShakSat-Nov28-CityGarageespeare. This jagged, non-linear text breaks open the Hamlet iconography to re-examine the blood-soaked heritage of the 20th century in light of the new reality of Mideast turmoil, global terrorism, and the rise of ISIS.

Two Hamlets wander a bizarre, absurd and devastated political landscape from the fall of Communism to the ascendency of ISIS. Their journey starts as they board the locomotive of the Revolution with mad Uncle Karl at the wheel. Round and round and round they go, at each stop, the bloody disasters of the 20th century, like the stations of the cross for a long-suffering humanity. Thrown from the exploding train, they wander on to meet the ghost of their vengeful father, their Alzheimer’s afflicted mother Gertrude, and finally the fair Ophelia, who has become an Islamic Terrorist. But that’s only the start of their 21st century adventure through the looking glass. They are hounded by religious fundamentalists, plunged into a digital nightmare of new media, diverted by Ophelia as a stripper, experiment with gender roles, conscripted into a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show, then finally launched headlong into the conflicts and tragedies of the Arab Spring, from which they emerge more dazed, confused, and maddened than ever. “Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown,” intones a grief-stricken Horatio. This way madness lies, indeed. But as they stand in the final snowstorm, facing a bottomless sea, they confront the question with which they began: to be or not to be. What answer do they finally offer?

The Show runs from through December 20, 2015. CLICK HERE for tickets, call the box office at 310-453-9939

What: Performance
Where: City Garage Theatre, Bergamot Station, (T-1) 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 8:00pm
Phone: 310-453-9939