Venice Arts hosts an art talk today in conjunction with its current exhibition. 

Sunday Apri3 VeniceArts Josh-Rose Life ItselfDiversions, Subtleties and Devotion” encompasses a variety of documentary visions into the people and places that make our contemporary cities—as well as more far-flung places connected to them only tangentially—vibrant, interconnected, and diverse places to live. Josh S. Rose and Lev Rukhin surreptitiously capture photographs of the often-overlooked communities and characters of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods. Kristin Bedford and Allison Pharmakis take deep dives into enduring communities of faith in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Traveling through high desert, national forests, city marinas, and coastal and mountain towns, Rachel Bujalski takes portraits of people living an alternative American Dream—off-the-grid residentially, but plugged in technologically. Together, these artists’ photographic series take us inside worlds both all around us, and utterly new. Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm & by appointment

What: Art talk
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 2:00pm – April 3, 2016
Phone: 310-392-0846


In Pasadena…

TTasteMasters-logohe time has come to celebrate and savor the finer things in life at this year’s Masters of Taste, a new and exciting outdoor, luxury festival set to make its inaugural debut on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl.

For additional info on this event, visit our Upcoming Events Page.

Masters of Taste will bring L.A.’s Top Master Tastemakers together for one afternoon to celebrate all realms of taste. Approximately 2,000 influential food and beverage enthusiasts from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to attend this exciting festival. This year’s Masters of Taste will include the finest fare from L.A.’s top Culinary Masters and restaurants, an array of delectable sweets prepared by L.A.’s most notable Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 25 Beverage Masters which will include bartenders from top cocktail bars, wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices, hand roasted coffee; plus lifestyle activations, live entertainment and much more

The beneficiary of Masters of Taste will be Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives.

SeeNighthawk FriedChickenan-sweetPotato Pancake image; courtesy of Nighthawk – Fried Chicken & Sweet Potato Pancake

Transportation and Parking:  Guests are encouraged to utilize car services – taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking will also be available at the event.

Ticket Information:  Masters of Taste will take place on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm priced at $225 and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, priced at $125. Tickets to this event are only available for guests 21+ and over.

For more information on Masters of Taste or to book your tickets directly, Click Here.

What: Masters of Taste LA
Where: Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
When:  VIP Power Hour ($225) 3:00-4:00pm; GA ($125)-4:00pm-7:00pm – Sunday, April 3, 2016


In Santa Monica…

DONI SILVER SIMONS and DONNA STERNBERG & DANCERS present 49 Days: Women Who Count at Arena 1 Gallery.

TSat-sun-April2-3-49DAYS-WOMENWHO-COUNThis work incorporates 42 female performers, a 49-channel soundscape, a visual installation documenting the creation of the work, and a post-performance discussion by the collaborators. The performance explores time, memory, and counting embodied within the roles of ritual and cultural identity. Counting is universal: being conscious of time and marking its passage is innate to mankind. We create calendars and mark off days; we leave our marks on the world and on each other.

In 49 Days: Women Who Count, women serve as the “keepers of time.” They are the ones who count. The performers, representing days, move simultaneously, overlapping one another as the performance progresses. Similarly, the sound builds, filling the space as voices and movement become both past and present. Rhythms begin to echo heartbeats creating a cacophony of sound. 49 Days: Women Who Count shows the evolution of ritualistically marking time.


At the door – $25 general admission, $20, students/seniors

What: Performance
Where: Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 6pm – April 3, 2016 


Get out there and enjoy!