WU CAT halloweenLet’s touch on some Halloween events then of course see below for you basic art event…which you can always wear a costume to…cause artists love to dress up (Hey you know I’ll have mine on).

In Santa Monica…..stop by the Halloween Haunted attraction PARANOIA at Santa Monica Place on the 3rd Street Promenade.

HallParanoiaoween takes over the joint… from numerous bars, lounges, and restaurants, including Paranoia Pub at Ozumo which will offer a daily Haunted Happy Hour.

Many of the common areas of the mall will join in on the fun with the main attraction consuming almost 50,000 square feet of raw space which will consist of three enticing mazes.

Tickets run from $24.00 (online) to $35.00 (at the door). For more details and to buy tickets see the event website

What: Halloween Haunted attraction PARANOIA
Where: Santa Monica Place Mall, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Open everyday…see webiste
Phone: 310.899.0999
Website: event website

If yWU Halloween-Pumpkinsou want to keep the party going and you feel like dropping some cash….Head to the Roosevelt. This year marks the 11th year that the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has hosted their annual Halloween Party!

As always Hallowen10.27 Roosevelt they transform the 40,000 sq ft property into an amazing maze of ancient crypts and dungeons.  Talent includes Chromeo, Mei Lwun, Adam Auburn, David Bullock and special guests.

What: Halloween at the Roosevelt
Where: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 90028
When: 8:00 pm and on
Website: Event/Ticket info

OK….How bout some ART????Sat 10.27 Gallery169 moye

In Santa Monica, Gallery 169 presents Moye Thompson Within. This is Moye’s first solo show working in clay.  The pieces are both beautiful and playful.

What: Artist’s Opening Reception, Moye Thompson
Where: Gallery 169, 160 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00pm- 8:00pm
Phone: 310-963-3891
Website: www.gallery169.com

As part of 18th Street Arts Center’s Artist Labs program, 18th St Arts presents Open Tuning: E-D-G-B-D-G.

Los Angeles-based artist, musician and DJ Eamon Ore-Giron offers a dynamic installation of new work incorporating sculpture, video, painting, music and live performances developed on-site in the Main Gallery.

EnjWU 10.28 18thStoy an artist talk as well as which takes place priot to the reception.

See image, Eamon Ore-Giron, (left) Work Shelter, 2012, (right) E-D-D-B-D-G (Open Tuning), 2012  Eamon Ore-Giron

On view: October 27th – December 14th

What: Artist talk and opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: Artist talk 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ; Reception 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912
Website: http://18thstreet.org/

AlsWU SMCo at Santa Monica College’s Barrett Gallery, stop in for an opening reception for the Martha Alf Retrospecitive. There will also be a lecture on November 3rd.

On view: October 30th – December 1st

What: Opening reception, Martha Alf Retrospecitive
Where: Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 434 3434
Website: http://www.smc.edu/Barrett/Pages/default.aspx

Luis De Jesus Los Angles shows the work of Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day in his
first solo exhibition.

Sat 10.27 LuisdeJesus GonzalezEntitled Profiled | Hang Trees | Portraits, the exhibition brings together three inter-related yet very different projects for the first time.

On View: October 27th – December 15th

What: Artist’s reception, Ken Gonzales-Day
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-838-6000
Website: www.luisdejesus.com

Or in West Hollywood, Hadid Gallery celebrates artist Steve Olson. Olson became well known as a pro skateboarder in the 70’s and 80’s and established himself as a character in the L.A. and San Francisco Punk Rock scene.

With Sat 10.27 Hadid Olsen Buy Sexual IIthis new collection Olson is bringing in Post Modern work that embeds narrative themes: capitalism, pop culture, social decadence and modern platitudes all with his drive of primal punk style!

What: Opening reception, Steve Olsen
Where: Hadid Gallery 8933 Beverly Blvd, CA 90048
When:  7:00 pm  to 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 288-8300
Website: www.hadidgallery.com


Sat 10.27 NewImage-saner confesion b-1 zps6aec20baStay in West Hollywood and head over to New Image Art is pleased to present Catharsis, a new solo exhibition by Mexico City artist SANER.

Curated by Medvin Sobio of 33third Los Angeles/Mid-City Arts.

What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art Gallery is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90046
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.654.2192
Website: http://www.newimageartgallery.com/

Or in the Miracle Mile area…WU 10.27 LoftatLiz

At the Loft at LIz’s, guest curator Peter Frank brings the work of three women artists whose art belongs to three different generations, yet all are united by visual similarities and the question of whether their style belongs to Dada or not.

Artists include: Lark, Georganne Heller and Elize.

On view: October 27th – November 6th

What: Opening reception, 
Dada or not
When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-939-4403 x6
Website: http://theloftatlizs.com/

WU 10.27 CouturierGallery ABarroso1012dCouturier Gallery is very pleased to present one of Cuba’s brilliant contemporary artists, Abel Barroso, in his solo exhibition There’s No Place Like Home.

What: Opening reception, There’s No Place Like Home.
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00-9:00 pm
Phone: 323-933-5557
Website: www.couturiergallery.com

Sat 9.27 PYOGalleryJoin Pyo Gallery LA for a Closing reception for Macduff Everton-Patagonia.

The exhibition showcases the photographic works Macduff Everton recorded in Última Esperanza, a province in the extreme southern corner of Chile.

The area, in the heart of Patagonia, is larger than Switzerland but consists of only 20,000 inhabitants and remains one of the world’s most untouched, primordial stretches of land.

What: Closing Reception, Macduff Everton-Patagonia
Where: Pyo Gallery LA, 1100 Hope St., Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 213-405-1488
Website: www.pyogalleryla.com

Coagula Curatorial presents Vito LoRusso & Leigh Salgado: New Work. Llyn Foulkes:The Complete Pigment Prints.

VitoSat 10.27 Coagula LFoulkesPop LoRusso constructs sculpted wall pictures that reflect the frenetic beauty in the chaos of our times. Leigh Salgado is a pioneer of free-form cut paper picture-making. Llyn Foulke covers a wide breadth of the artist’s oeuvre, featuring sixteen individual signed and numbered editions, the original artworks of which will be featured in Llyn’s upcoming 2013 career retrospective at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Featuring a special performance by DUMFUXX

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

More to come for the Weekend Update!