ReWU LACountyFair HotBlogonaStick1member, today…..lots of events start….like the County Fair, The Greek Festival in Long Beach, The TASTE 2012 and they all continue through Monday… be sure to check Monday’s Page for more info on the first two events I mentioned.

Stop by the Hammer Museum for BACH-BQ.  As always they are having a fabulous free event in their beautiful courtyard.

This is the second large-scale concert as Orchestra in Residence, featuring a Brandenburg Cycle showcasing the imaginations of wild Up composers

 There will be virtuosic strings and screaming piccolo trumpets, baritone saxophones and an electric bassoon.

It’s the enWU HammerBach-007-460x200d of summer concert in the courtyard of the Hammer. Bring your own blanket and picnic and sit back and enjoy.

What: Bach BQ
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (NE corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
When: 3:00 pm

An all weekend Food happening takes place in LA .. TheTasteLOGO

L1-2012Tasteos Angeles Times presents THE TASTE 2012, an annual three-day food festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend at Paramount Studios.

The five events highlight Southern California’s culinary scene, each featuring unlimited food and drink tastings from standout local restaurants and chefs, along with cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and panel discussions. 

Aportion of the ticket sales will benefit Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and the Los Angeles Times Family Fund’s Summer Camp Campaign.

Todays events are: FIELD TO FORK which runs from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Hosts: Times Food Editor Russ Parsons & Chef Ray Garcia (FIG).Cooking demos, Panels & seminars etc.

As4-THETASTE-wine-seminar well as COCKTAIL CONFIDENTIAL which runs from 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Hosts: Times Food & Night Life Writer Jessica Gelt & mixologist Julian Cox and more.

Admission is $65 per event in advance, $75 per event at the door. Buy Tickets HERE

What: THE TASTE 2012
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038


AnSat-9.1BeyondBaroque-LAMarlerd if it’s Art Parties you’re after, start early in Venice, Beyond Baroque hosts an opening reception for TypoWriters, L.A. Marler featuring artist L.A. Marler.

L. A. Marler’s TypoWriters exhibit is high art of low-tech origins! It is photographic, illustrative and happy with playful captions. Fine digital prints are small limited editions.

What: Opening reception, TypoWriters, L.A. Marler
Where: Mike Kelley Gallery, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310-822-3006

Another pretty early one in Culver City…Sat-9.1-Thinkspace-dabs-myla37c-show

Thinkspace holds an opening reception for a group show, Marvelous Expeditions – DABS MYLA and Friends.

Artists include: Aaron De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie Cat Cult, Dabs Myla (see image), EINE, Greg Lamarche Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, KC. Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Pose, Revok, Rime, Tom Gerrard, The Yok and more.

In conjunction with Marvelous Expeditions, Dabs Myla will be curating the Thinkspace project room with new work by Sergio Hernadez (SURGE MDR).

HSAT 9 Thinkspace Sergeernadez is an artist informed by a multiplicity of media and styles deeply rooted in the culture of the urban landscape.

On View Sept 1st – Sept 22nd

What: Opening Reception, Marvelous Expeditions – DABS MYLA and Friends
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549

LAST MINUTE ADDITION…..HAD to tell you, it looks great……

GWU Grahamnashallery 169 welcomes Graham Nash, featuring recent, never before shown assembled photographs.

One of music’s most legendary singer-songwriters and vocal harmonists, Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice—withThe Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash—and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He is also an internationally renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer. In 1990, his passion for photography led him to establish Nash Editions, recognized by the Smithsonian for its role in the invention of digital fine art printing.

On view: Sept 1st – Oct 13th

What: Opening reception, Graham Nash
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.963.3891

SAT-8.25-MelodyBar-TheVaccinesAugust2012Or pop by the Melody Bar and Grill for some live music with the Vaccines. A great place to meet up with friend for a tasty inexpensive meal…great Ginger Margaritas too!

The Vaccines are a veteran bar band who play classic rock and blues. 

Tonight you’ll hear hits from The Talking Heads, David Bowie, The Beatles, Stones, Los Lobos, Clapton, and many other great tunes which always get the crowd up and dancing.

What:  Live Music, the Vaccines
Where: Melody Bar 9132 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045-4804
When: 9:00 pm
(310) 670-1994
Parking: Free in the back