OKSat-Oct29-2016-angrypumpkin kids….let’s not forget its Halloween Weekend, so look at the bottom of this page for fun events. Tomorrow, we have some Día de los Muerto (Day of the Dead) events for you too….It’s no time to be a stick in the mud. Com’n get in on the action – its play time for all of us!!!


An early art event takes place at Samuel Freeman hosts a closing reception for Billy Al Bengston from 11-1pm; Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034;


Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 17th annual Dia de los Muertos festival: THE TREE OF LIFE – EL ÁRBOL DE LA VIDA. The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up is Friday, October 28th, 2016 – 3pm onward – check out the site for details.

Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel
General Admission: $20 per person – (please bring exact change)
; Children 8 years and under free until 4pm
Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm; Click Here to purchase tickets

What: Dia de los Muertos festiva
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: 12:00pm – 12:00am – October 29, 2016
Website: http://www.ladayofthedead.com/


In Silverlake…

Pop by La Luz de Jesus Gallery, today and tomorrow for Morbid Anatomy Weekend, a pop-up series of Macabre Subjects. Enjoy book signings and weekend symposiums from 12-6 pm on both days.

Sat-Oct29-sunOct30-2016-LALuzdeJesusJoin Morbid Anatomy in Los Angeles for their first California pop-up consisting of a party, special tours, and an all-day symposium at fabulous La Luz de Jesus featuring Megan Rosenbloom of the Norris Medical Library of the USC; Morbid Anatomy Museum co-founders Tracy Hurley Martin and Joanna Ebenstein & founding board member Tonya Hurley; Morbid Anatomy Museum scholar in residence Elizabeth Harper; Gross America author Richard Faulk, and many more!

The symposium at La Luz de Jesus will include films on Victorian taxidermy tableaux of kitten weddings and tearful cemetery pilgrimages; illustrated talks on macabre Catholic relics, 1960s televangalist Miss Velma, books bound in human skin; a multimedia spoken-word performance devoted to Kraftwerk; and much more!

Tickets are $25; CLICK HERE to purchase, or see a schedule of events.

What: Opening reception

Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027

When: 12:00pm – 6:00pm – October 29, 2016

Phone: 323-666-7667

Website: http://www.laluzdejesus.com


In Culver City…stop into Room and Board for a book signing for Simply Styling by Kirsten Grove. Reception 1-3pm; Room and Board, Helms Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.736.9100;


In Hollywood…Tif Sigfrids celebrates the art of Lisa Williamson with an opening reception from 4-6pm. Tif Sigfrids, 1507 Wilcox Ave., LA 90028;


bG Gallery hosts a closing art party for artists Susan Hannon and Michelle Kingdom.

“21st Century Angels” features Hannon’s sculptures created out of discarded vintage Bibles, such as a grade two Braille Bible, an 1865 Civil War-era Bible, and a Torah.
See image: Susan Hannon,  “You Get Me Closer to God, No. 9″  Mixed Media (Vintage Bible, year unknown), 106″ x 27″ x 8”

Michelle Kingdom’s highly intricate enigmatic embroidery features fantasy and surreal mythology

On view: October 15 – November 3, 2016

What: Closing reception
Where: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm October 29, 2016
Phone: (310) 906 4211
Website: http://www.bGartGalleries.com


Just next door…

Beyond the Lines GaSat-Oct29-2016-beyondthelinesllery hosts a closing reception for its October exhibit.. Eighteen talented artists are featured in this group themed show with mostly dance style pieces.   

Artists include: Kristina Ambriz, Amanda Douglass, Paz Fernandez, Roy Grillo, Yori Hatakeyama, Noelle Kraus, Jammier Magallon, Rikki Niehaus, Caley O’Dwyer, Kenn Raaf, Arturo Rosado, Henry Ruiz, Preston Smith, Floyd Strickland, Sali Swalla, Terry Tripp, David Valentine, and Tammie Valer.

There will be live music, wine, food and artists you can meet to talk about their work in person.

What: Closing reception
Where: Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00pm – 10:00pm October 29, 2016
Phone: 714-369-9869

Website: http://www.beyondthelinesgallery.com


At the other end of Bergamot ….Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A), also offers an opening for two new exhibitions from 5-7pm.


Also in Santa Monica…

Sat-Oct29-2016-KAUS-inLAArena 1 Gallery is pleased to host Kaus in LA, Straight Outta Rotterdam, a group exhibition centered on an ongoing residency exchange between Los Angeles and Rotterdam. Curated by LA based independent curator and artist Carl Berg, the exhibition will feature six permanent artists from the Rotterdam based artist’s initiative and residency program Kaus Australis, including: Wietse Eeken, Sandro Setola, Babette Kleijn, Karin Suter, Dineke van Huizen and Chris van Mulligen.
These artists’ works will be joined by a one-room installation of ephemera collected by former Kaus Australis artists-in-residence and curators-in-residence from Los Angeles who attended the program from 2002-2016.
Carl Berg and Kaus members, Dineke Huisen, Chris van Mulligen and Nic Besemer initiated the Los Angeles- Kaus Australis residency program in 2002. Over the 14 years of the residency program, Carl Berg has acted as liaison to Kaus Australis finding artists and curating the program in which over 70 artists have now participated.

Also on view in the North and South hanger galleries…is a group show titled “Lithuanian art Show.”

On view: October 29 – November 26, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)

When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm  October 29, 2016
Website: http://arena1gallery.com/   http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com


In West LA…

Sat-Oct29-2016-haphazard-Radhaphazard is pleased to present “RAD/RAD/RAD,” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based film maker/ artist Carrie Schreck.

In 2009, seeking a fuel efficient alternative in the gridlocked streets of LA, Schreck discovered a thriving community of moped aficionados.

Schreck immersed herself in this new two-wheeled obsession with no holds barred. In the style of the “New Journalism,” she relentlessly documented the antics, histories and the histrionics of her circle of “gangs” for the past 7 years.

On view: October 29th – October 22nd, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: haphazard 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm October 29, 2016
Phone: 213.610.4110
Website: http://www.haphazard.co


In Culver City…

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with conceptual artist Charles Gaines. The exhibition will present a group of large-scale works, collectively titled Numbers and Trees: Central Park Series II, as well as a new, related series of ink on paper drawings.
Sat-Oct29-2016-SusanneVielmetter-CharlesGainesOver the last four decades Charles Gaines has employed system-based methodologies to critique the notion of artistic impulse in the creation process. After encountering Tantric Buddhist diagrams in the late 1960s, Gaines recognized how a system can generate an image and an image generate its system. Beginning with such early works as Walnut Tree Orchard (1975), he started creating and implementing his own logical systems. In that early sequence as in the ongoing Numbers and Trees series, the tree-object is collapsed within a gridded numerical order to introduce implicit paradoxes in perception as a way of criticizing the idea of the empirical object. The resulting work creates a tension between the organic outline of the trees and the numeric logic that manifests their image, where object and implementation are locked into an arbitrary relationship, each determining the other.

What: Opening reception

Where: Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm  October 29, 2016

Phone: 310-837-2117

Website: http://www.vielmetter.com


In Hollywood…Sat-Sept17-2016-HannahHoffman-Sam Falls-Repeater-2016

Hannah Hoffman Gallery hosts a closing reception, art party and performance by Imaad Wasif to celebrate the work of Sam Falls.

Sam Falls, Repeater, 2016, Silver gelatin print, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Recent solo exhibitions of Sam Falls have been at the Kitchen, New York, NY, 2015; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, 2015; Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA, 2014; Public Art Fund, New York, NY, 2014; and LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, 2013. 
On view: September 10 – October 29, 2016

What: Closing Reception
Where: Hannah Hoffman Gallery, 1010 N Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm  October 29, 2016
Website: http://www.hannahhoffmangallery.com


Downtown..Jason Vass debuts new work by Deborah Brown from 6-8pm; Jason Vass, 1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021;


In Boyle Heights…

Nicodim Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by German artist Philipp Kremer (b. 1981). The exhibition will be on view from October 29 through December 3, 2016.

Seemingly effortless but complex, eccentric but liberating, obscene but amicable, Kremer’s paintings of people engaging in orgies and lovemaking in his “Gatherings” series and crying faces in his “Pause” series not only strike the viewer with an “in your face” effect, but also emanate nuanced sensitivity toward humanity at the same time.

SSat-Oct29-2016-Nicodemee image: by Philipp Kremer

The erected dicks, the anguished faces, and the interlocked bodies in his monochromatic “Gatherings” are depicted with large, swift, yet precise brushstrokes of unmixed, bright, and transparent oil paint. The artist also intentionally leaves ostensible voids on the canvas to reinforce the aesthetic expression of the negative space, which allows for a more objective reading of his provocative portraiture other than mere eroticism.

What: Opening reception
Where: Nicodim Gallery, 571 South Anderson Street, Suite 2, LA 90033
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm October 29, 2016
Phone: 323-262-0260
Website: http://www.nicodimgallery.com


In San Pedro…

Celebrate Halloween at HuZ Galleries…for a fabulous HALLOWEEN PARTY – YOU ARE ALL INVITED!!! “A Murder of Crows” is a Halloween inspired exhibition, currently on view. Enjoy a Halloween party and reception tonight. See below for RSVP info, if you plan to attend. The work of artist John Ransom will be featured in the group exhibition.

SOct6-HuZGalleries-Ransom AnotherLongDay edited-1ee image: John Ransom What Chills Us is Not the Hunter, But The Night 2012,40” x 30” Acrylic on Illustration Board, Oil Varnish

“The inspiration for the “Ravens” series was my observation of Ravens & Crows in their day-to-day life. These majestic birds exhibit certain behavioral traits that I most admire in humans. They are independent, yet communal. Intelligent animals, they train their young and maintain expectations of fellow members of their flock. Their generally business-like demeanor does not seem to prevent them from experiencing the exhilarating aspects of our planet. I paint these sophisticated creatures in a dark light, accentuating their aggressive nature. The juxtaposition of realistic characters showcased against abstract backdrops creates a surrealistic union. Beauty in duality.” – John Ransom. To find out more about John Ransom, visit http://johnransomla.com/
Another artist Eva Montealegre feature one of her works in the exhibition. Montealegre has creates her art out of her Topanga studio which oversees a wild life conservancy, providing her with a view of the Santa Monica mountains and the Pacific ocean. One can see where she gets her inspiration. For additional info on the artist, visit her website. http://www.evamontealegre.com/

Don’t forget….You must RSVP for the Halloween Party Closing Reception, more info at 

What: Opening reception
Where: huZ Galleries, 341 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, 90731
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, October 29, 2016
Phone: 310 428-0275
Website: http://www.huzgalleries.com


Back in Santa Monica…

Find your inner zombie at the 4th Annual Santa Monica ZOMBIE CRAWL Halloween Night

Sat-Oct29-2016-zombiecrawlThe event starts at 6pm starting at Rusty’s on the Pier (FREE Zombie makeup provided at starting location).
Receive food and drinks specials with wristband at participating locations, including: Rusty’s Surf Ranch Big Dean’s, Del Frisco’s Grille, Ye Olde King’s Head, Barney’s Beanery, Cabo Cantina, 1212 Santa Monica
Zombie Crawl Rules
# 1. Must Dress Like A Zombie
# 2. Must Walk with Arms extended
# 3.  Must Drag A Leg
# 4. Must Moan and Growl (no talking)
$12 in advance, $15 day of; Click Here to purchase tickets.


In Beverly Hills…

Sofitel hosts its annual Halloween Bash.Sat-Oct29-2016-HALLOWEEN-Sofeitel

This year’s party… Hollywood Monster Night, will feature top Hollywood DJ’s spinning the best in House, Hip-Hop, Top-40s, and Mashup hits all night long. Come enjoy the mind-blowing atmosphere, sexy Go-Go dancers, beautiful people, incredible vibe, and the best Halloween costume contest in the city. All winners will receive prizes! Prepare for the most phenomenal Halloween party imaginable!

SOFITEL BEVERLY HILLS evokes a contemporary rendition of the renaissance, replete with ornate chandeliers and millwork that enhance its overall decadence. An open dance floor is surrounded by two full-service bars where chic mixology is orchestrated with precision. The energy of the space is ignited by state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, while secluded alcoves and lounge retreats boast vintage sofas finished with aged leather and velvet, for the best Halloween experience in LA. Over 1,000 costumed guests expected to rage with us!

Admission ranges from $55 for GA, to $550 for a VIP Table for 10 people; This is a 21+ event.

What: Hollywood Monster Night

Where: Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90048
When: Doors open at 9:00pm October 29, 2016 
Website: http://www.hollywoodmonsternight.com/tickets.html


Head Downtown for “The Experiment” A Rockin’ Frank + Wighead Insane Cabaret (this is a 2 day experience)

Step into the twisted world of the Experiment, where Dr. Bradley and Nurse Janice welcome you into their private asylum, held at Clifton’s Downtown in the exclusive and private “meat locker basement” that is not open to the public.

Fri-Sat-Oct28-29-2016-experiment-cac-studios-ticketsrev2-1 edited-1Upon arrival the candy stripers will check you in and take you on an Asylum Tour before seating you in the day room, where you’ll shudder with….anticipation to meet the resident patients. Get up close and personal with them as they wind you through a tangled tale of sex, power and madness. Get lost in warped time in the songs and dance of this sexy, eerie 360 degree, completely immersive insane parody cabaret. But don’t worry, all patients are under sedation and promise not even an inch of anger.

Ticket Price: General Admission: $40.00 per seat; VIP and Standing Room Tickets Available as well;  Show Run Time: 1 1/2 Hours; 15 Minute Intermission – Order tickets via phone (310 804-0223) or email contactus@cacstudios.com

What: Performance
Where: Clifton’s Downtown (In the Shadowbox – Formerly the Meat Locker in Clifton’s Basement – Private Club) 648 S Broadway, LA 90404
When: 8:00pm – 9:30pm and 11:00pm – 12:30am Sat. Oct. 29, 2016
Phone: (310)804-0223