In Downtown LA….

Sun 4.14 ActualSize poetryf7At a tiny gallery called Actual Size…there’s a closing event for Waxing the Bud, enjoy an assortment of nosegays for a humble incantation of poetry on blossoms, both bodily and floral.

The computerized reading will include poems by Olga Broumas, Mark Doty, Patricia Hampl, Marsden Hartley, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, César Moro, Chase Twichell, May Swenson, James L. White, Dean Young, and others.

Waxing the Bud is an exhibition organized by Erich Bollmann that features work by Deanna Erdmann, Esmeralda Montes, Orlando Tirado, and Paul Waddell.

What: Opening reception
Where: Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High St., LA 90012
When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (213) 290-5458

Sun 4.14 Offramp MarkStevenGreenfieldOr in Pasadena…

Offramp Gallery hosts a closing reception for Mark Steven Greenfield’s  “Animalicious.” The artist’s talk will begin at 3pm.

“Animalicious” is Greenfield’s third solo exhibition at Offramp Gallery.

What: Closing reception
Where: Offramp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
When: 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm  3:00 pm artist talk
Phone: 626-298-6931

In Santa Monica…

Don’t forget about this fun exhibit with the artist….offering art classes…..The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift store, GRACIE, presents Kim McCarty Paints, a unique installation and pop-up shop featuring new work by this internationally acclaimed artist.

ClasSat April6 Berg SMMoA KimMcCartyses start today and run through next week (4/20)….Dates and times vary, click here for more information. Supplies are not provided.  Admission: $25 general admission, $10 SMMoA members. Spaces are limited and on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.

All participants will also receive a 10% discount on paper purchased at Hiromi Paper International located in Bergamot Station.

In Venice….

WU Sun4.14 mozaic TalkingstickSol2013Venice MoZaic puts on their monthly Art Opening and Music Jam Session, which we call the “Sunday Sol Salon”, at The Talking Stick.

From 5pm to 7pm, Audrey McNamara-Garcia’s Art Reception takes place.

The musical show starts at 7pm sharp with 20 performers such as Lauri Reimer, Alibe, Carol McArthur, Dr. Snake Pit, Mark Nathanson, Mike Coulter, Roger Houston, Eric Charles, Felis Des Vernay just to name a few.

What: Live Music, Art and DJ too
Where: Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd Venice 90291
When: 5-7 art show…7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Music

Ok, onLowres MikeTemplepaints1 bySteveDePenae more fun music event and benefit that you gotta check out. It features Mike Temple aka Mike Tempo from the Bonedaddys….Yes…the incredible artist Michael Temple is also the creator and percussionist of the well known world beat band “The Bonedaddys.”

Stop by Fais Do do for a Blues benefit performance for musician John “Juke” Logan. Admission is just $10.00 and will feature incredible musicians such as Dave Alvin, Rick Holmstron Band, The Delgado Brothers, King Cotton, The Bonedaddys, The Mike Eldrid Trio and lots more.

T WU Sun4.14 MikeTempoJUKEFLYERhe $10.00 door admission goes directly to Cancer research.

What: Benefit – Musical show
Where: Cafe Fais do do,
When: 2:00 pm and on….
Phone: 323 931-4636

Whew….ok so get your butts out there and head to some fun art parties….

Be aware, there will NOT be a weekend update next week, as Mama will be on the road.

See ya out there and in the galleries!