TtheFitTour-LevelSports-logooday, the Fit Tour from Level Sports, in partnership with Whole Life Balance, is coming to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica September 26th!  For more info see our Upcoming Events Page.

The Fit Tour, open to all regardless of fitness level, will feature nearly twenty 30-minute interactive workouts from the top gyms & trainers in West LA! Gyms featured include Box N’ Burn, Cyclepathic Fitness, and Dethrone Basecamp as they compete for LA’s top workout! Bring your workout gear and shoes to come sweat with us from 11-7:30 with new workouts happening every thirty minutes.

Tlowres-Whole-LifeBalance-Shane-Griffin-AtLevelsportsappeventhe event will also feature booths from many brands in health & fitness and Whole Life Balance which will be doing demos of Aerial yoga, Pilates, Fascial Stretch Therapy and Massage Therapy. Shane Griffin founder/owner of Whole Life Balance knows the importance of keeping in shape. He explains, “To Achieve Whole Life Balance you have to participate in the Whole Body, a Positive Life, and Balance your Needs.” WLB offers something for everyone. In addition to its cutting edge IV drips, it also provides an entire array of services such a massage therapy, personal training, advanced nutritional consulting, a weight room, aerial yoga and pilates.

See image: of Shane Griffin and his team from Whole Life Balance

Griffin said he is excited to participate in the event and offer an inside look at how to created healthe from the inside out. “We will have a Hydration Lounge to discuss the merits of Nutrition and IV drips on site, and giving away a free 6 month membership to 3 lucky people. Also we will be giving away a couples drip.” More giveaways will be announced at the event.”

To register for this FREE EVENT – CLICK HERE!

What: The Fit Tour Tour from Level Sports
Where: 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica
When: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Website: the Fit Tour from Level Sports


D2015-LACFlogoon’t forget the LA County Fair ends this weekend (Sunday). It’s been happening since Sept 4…at the Fairplex in Pomona (1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768). Today, it runs from 10:00am – 12:00am.

There is even an art exhibition at the fair…”Luminasia” (a massive walk-thru lantern experience). Be aware that “Luminasia” requires a separate ticket: $5 for ages 6 and up. Check for discount tickets. Don’t forget there is always live music too.  Be sure to check for the full schedule.


In San Pedro…The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival continues. See Sunday’s Page for full event info. Tickets: $10 for entry OR get a First Class Ticket for $45 – with Lobster or $25 without. Click Here to purchase tickets; Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm.  Berth 76 – Nagoya Way, Port O’Call Village, San Pedro, CA 90731


Palos Verdes Peninsula Artist Studios Tour takes place today, September 26 and tomorrow, September 27, 2015.

ItSat-Sept26-PVAC-tour-flyers a beautiful location, so enjoy the view and go at your own pace – linger where you’d like. Your ticket includes a light lunch and informal modeling on the Atrium of Palos Verdes Art Center. Watch an artist blowing contemporary glass, in a state-of-the art glass studio, a fiber artist who needle felts gossamer silk, a behind-the-gates artist with a 180 degree-plus view of the Pacific who uses his barn as a studio and the corral as his gallery, a jewelry artist demonstrating the fine art of fretwork, painters, sculptors, ceramic and mosaic artists, even one who will ask you to strike a pose, then give you your photo  – more than 40 artists in easily drivable distance between eight studios, two galleries and the Atrium of Palos Verdes Art Center.

Artists include: Jody Wiggins, Don Crocker, Justine Limpus Parish, Kathie Reis, George Chirinian, Deborah E. Giese, Errol Gordon, Joyce Watanabe, Betsey Amador, Solmas Shams and more.

Purchase tickets online at or by phone, 424-206-9902. Each ticket contains entry coupons for one of two $500 gift baskets – and if you purchase your ticket on line, you’ll receive a third coupon. Tickets are $30. Click Here to purchase.

The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes Art Center, two locations:  5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275, 424-206-9902 and #159 Promenade on the Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274, 310-265-2592.

What: The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes Art Center
Where: Various studios, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275, 424-206-9902 and #159 Promenade on the Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274, 310-265-2592.
When: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 424-206-9902


In West Hollywood…

Leica Gallery presents a book signing with Al Satterwhite today starting at 12:30pm. Sat-Sept26-LEICA

Al will be selling and signing his books!  The Cozumel Diary (Running amuck with the king of Gonzo and other weird tales), Carroll Shelby, Titans (Muhammad Ali and Arnold Schwarzenegger).

The book signing will be in conjuction with its current exhibitions – Al Satterwhite’s current show “aRound New York”currently on view along with Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island.”

Al Satterwhite’s current exhibition features a spherical theme of imagery featuring a series of large prints, custom designed round-shaped books, postcards and calendars. Audiences will experience seeing their world in a new way and with a new appreciation.

On view through September 30, 2015

What: Book Signing
Where: Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood
When: Saturday, September 26, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Phone: 424.777.0341


Another early event in West Hollywood…Matthew Marks Gallery, (1062 North Orange Grove, LA, 90046) debuts a new exhibit from 3-5pm.


BergamotStationlogo copy  Of course if you are looking to art party hop….thats what specializes in. Head to Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) for several early art events…


STheWaytoLA copykidmore Contemporary Art will host an art talk in conjunction with two simultaneous solo shows of Southern California-based realist painters, Eric Nash and Bradley Hankey. Eric Nash presents: City of Dreams. Bradley Hankey presents: California.

See image: Eric Nash, This Way to LA, Oil on canvas 36″ x 48″ 2015

In these solo shows the artists showcase their vision of the unique light and noir beauty that is Los Angeles and Southern California in a series of oil paintings.

Skidmore Contemporary Art, a leading Los Angeles gallery specializing in realism, is proud to host this event as a kick-off to the 2015-2016 Los Angeles art season. Eric Nash and Bradley Hankey are contemporary California realist painters who use Southern California as their point of inspiration. Both artists are represented by Skidmore Contemporary Art.

On view: September 5th – October 3rd, 2015

What: Art Talk
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 4:00pm
Phone: 310-828-5070


Also taking place at Bergamot Station…Sept 26! The Venice Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Bergamot Station from 6pm- midnight. DJ is Douglas Coconut Crump. Free Admission. All proceeds fund the VSO Educational Program.


ROSEGALLERY also hosts an artist reception tonight from 6-8pm at Bergamot Station (G5).


In Westchester…OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, (9045 Lincoln Blvd., LA 90045) features a new exhibition from 4-6pm.


In Beverly Hills…

Sat-Sept26-MarcSelwyn-Frank-Bowling-Through-CamelliastoDeLaWarr-2014Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Frank Bowling, O.B.E., RA, opening September 26, 2015. Works in the exhibition range from the artist’s early Map Paintings to his more recent canvases which focus on pure abstraction. Enjoy a champagne reception with the artist from 4-6pm.

See image: Frank Bowling, Through Camellias to De La Warr,

Bowling began his career at the Royal College of Art after moving from his native British Guyana to London in 1953. During his time at the RCA, he studied alongside David Hockney and Peter Blake and became involved in the British Pop Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Aided by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Bowling moved to New York in 1966. It was during these formative American years that the artist produced his celebrated Map Paintings. These quasiabstract works were emblematic of the artist’s shift from figuration to a distinctly new, more abstract territory.

This exhibition includes two Map Paintings in which Color Field backdrops are layered with stenciled images of Africa, South America, and Australia. Dramatic use of color is always a key element in these paintings, with rich hues outlining the southern continents, particularly Africa, and suggesting a broader embrace of Afrocentrism. One monumentally sized work in the exhibition, Mel Edwards Decides, 1968, adds social commentary by referencing the African American artist Melvin Edwards’ decision not to be part of an exhibition of African American Art at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Champagne Reception with the Artist:

What: Opening reception
Where: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Saturday, September 26th


In Culver City….Greene Exhibitions (1639 S La Cienega Blvd.) hosts an opening reception from 6-8pm.


The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents several exhibitions.

Love and Light is a site-specific installation by Los AngelSat-Sept26-CathyWeiss-CAFAMes-based printmaker Cathy Weiss (see image). Featuring lanterns made from Weiss’ own handmade prints, the installation is inspired by the love poetry found in the book Song of Songs from the Old Testament. Light is an overarching theme in the artist’s work, symbolizing the cross-cultural significance of light’s ability to transform and heal.

Paperworks, an exhibition that examines the range of work by fifteen contemporary artists with strong ties to Los Angeles who use paper as their primary medium. Their art comprises two-dimensional cut-outs and collages; free-standing sculptures; and large-scale installations that engage the architecture of the museum’s gallery space. Many of the works are created newly for this presentation. Paperworks, organized for the Craft & Folk Art Museum by independent curator Howard N. Fox, is on view from September 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016. An illustrated catalogue including texts on each artist will accompany the exhibition.

Also on view…Binh Pho: Shadow of the Turning, a solo exhibition of Vietnamese-American sculptor Binh Pho. Combining woodturning, painting, and glasswork, Pho’s wood vessels act as storytelling devices to illustrate the autobiographical and fictional books he has collaborated on with exhibition curator Kevin Wallace. A previous body of work represented his experiences in Communist Vietnam, including the Fall of Saigon and detention in prison camp. With Shadow of the Turning, Pho’s sculptures expand beyond autobiography to convey the fantasy story contained in the novel of the same name he co-wrote with Wallace. The exhibition will be on view from September 26, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

CAFAM Members can enjoy a preview from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

$12.00 admission/Free for members

What: Opening Reception
When: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd. LA, 90020
Phone: 323.937.4230


Head South on La Brea Ave…

Sat-Sept25-JoanneJulianThe Loft at Liz’s presents “The Drawing Show” curated by Betty Ann Brown.

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression: Over 30,000 years ago, artists drew herds of bison racing across the rock walls of Grotte Chavet. In more recent times, drawings were considered problem-solving exercises, with emphasis on observation and investigation; they were produced as preparation for the more privileged media of painting and sculpture. But today, many artists use drawing as their primary or only art form. “The Drawing Show” focuses on artists whose aesthetic practices focus on drawing.

See image: by Joanne Julian, Circle with Sticks, 2009, Collage, graphite, ink on Arches paper

Artists include: Nancy Baker Cahill, jodi Bonassi, Susan Feldman, Joanne Julian, Milo Reice, and more.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: (323) 939-4403


Keep heading East to Hollywood…Young Art (5658 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028) from 6-8pm.


Nearby…Artists Corner Gallery (6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038) throws an art party from 7-10pm.


Near Koreatown…Monk Space LA (4414 West Second St., Hollywood, CA 90004) features the art of Lindsay Frost, Bruce Sanders and Lynda Cohen from 5-9pm.


Also Downtown…How bout’ some music….? REDCAT (631 West 2nd St., LA 90012) features a double bill….bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage (at 8pm) then Mark Dresser Quintet, at 9:30pm. Show runs 8-11pm. $25 general admission, $15 students.


One more Sat-Sept5-HIVEDowntown…

The Hive Gallery hosts its first annual photography show titled “MY LA” curated by Michael Rababy.

“MY LA” shows us what LA looks like to a selection of Los Angeles based photographers.” – Michael Rababy

Artists include: Davis Ayer, Michael Bandy, Taylor Brooks, George Byrne, Ronnie T. Clark, Roy DyBuncio, Helen K. Garber, Sarah Hadley, Larry Hirshowitz, Jamie Lee Curtis Taete, Michelle Groskopf, Rinzi Ruiz, Jason Macdonald, Rick Mendoza, Peter Michelena, Samira Phillips, Leslie Rosenthal, George Sifuentes, David Valera, Rush Varela, Mark Velasquez, Jerry Weber, and Robert Yager.

$5 suggested donation on opening night (Donations help keep the Hive Alive)

What: Group Show
Where: The Hive Gallery 729 South Spring St., LA 90014
When: 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: 213 955-9051


Or head to the Valley…

Join Heaven on Earth Society for Animals for an evening of food, wine, entertainment and honoring of special guests. Browse the extravagant Silent Auction as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. For more information about this event see our Upcoming Events Page.

FoundeSept26-Heroes-Amongusd in 2000, Heaven on Earth Society for Animals has become a haven for homeless cats, particularly those whose age, health, special needs or initial shyness cause them to be overlooked for adoption. We concentrate our limited resources on programs in which we have a particular expertise and can address unmet needs: our Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary; its adoption program for cats of all ages and personalities; our Heaven Can Wait isolation program for shelter cats; and our SpayShip Transport Service.

A special thank you to Bob Wynne for the use of his beautiful cat painting.

The event begins with 6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction. Then at 7:30 p.m., enjoy fine Dining, along with the program and presentations, all takingplace at the the Garland Hotel.

What: Benefit
Where: The Garland Hotel, 4222 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, California 91602
When: 6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. Fine Dining, Program and Presentations