In Culver City…

It’s the final day of Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona at Veterans Park.

The eFiesta-LaBaloonavent features carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths featuring artisan wares, vendors and local groups, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, sustainability activities and other special contests and events. Veteran’s Park is located at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue, just west of Downtown Culver City. From the 10 freeway, exit at Overland and go south. From the 405 freeway, exit at Culver Blvd. and go east.

Admission to the Fiesta is free. Live entertainment on the stage is also free. Food, drinks, rides and other attractions cost extra.

What: Fiesta La Ballona
Where: Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City.
When: 11:00pm -9:00pm – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Phone: (310) 253-6667
Website: http://fiestalaballona.org

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The Los Angeles Food and Wine Show is back with today’s events running from 12pm to 3pm – be sure to check the website for a full list of events.

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In the Hollywood Hills…

ltdSun-Aug28-2016-ltdLosAngeles los angeles hosts an offsite art party for the opening of “Figure as Form” at its Hollywood Hills House. The exhibition is organized by Katie Bode.

Artists include: Ashley Armitage | Cheryl Bentley | Tatiana Berg | BFGF | Loren Britton | Courtney Cone | Aimee Goguen | Andrea Joyce Heimer | Roger Herman | Nicole Lesser | Max Maslansky | Laurie Nye | Anja Salonen | Ellen Schafer | Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen | Shanna Waddell | Bari Ziperstein

The exhibition will be open for viewing Saturdays & Sundays | 2-6p and by appointment

What: Art Party
Where: ltd los angeles @ Hollywood Hills House, 801 Belden Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068
When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Website: http://ltdlosangeles.com/

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In Venice…

TodSat-Aug27-2016-Cosmos Memorial Inviteay…at 4:20pm, join the parade and celebrate the life of Cosmo Goffredo! I never knew his last name…just knew him as Cosmo. I met him shortly after arriving in Venice in 1999. He was good friends with the first man that I dated (20 years my senior) in Venice after my longtime marriage in NYC had ended.

Venice was the much needed change I was ready to experience. It was amazing…with all of its characters and Cosmo was one of those characters. A Joe Pesci type, Cosmo would crack me up every time I saw him strolling down Abbot Kinney or the Venice Boardwalk. He was working…yes we all knew. But he was always friendly and generous…a good guy. We shared our New York connection.

Cosmo touched so many people…he was a longtime fixture in Venice. If you knew him or only knew of him, come out and celebrate his life. I have always believed a successful life is marked by how positively we can affect the people around us….Cosmo did that for sure!

A close friend of Cosmo’s, Annie Siqueiros opened her home and helped Cosmo transition. It was a beautiful, peaceful scene with friends gathered around him, one playing harp, others telling stories…celebrating his life as he left this earth.

Today, Sunday, August 28, Annie and friends have organized a celebration/parade for his final send-off. Come celebrate Cosmo at 4:20pm today (Sunday) at Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk in Venice….See the FB Event page for more info. RSVP by August 25 to annaesiqueiros@yahoo.com

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In Silver lake…

Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum Silver Lake hosts a closing reception for “A Clandestine History of Art,” a solo show by Robyn Alatorre. Curated by Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein, the closing reception will be held from 3pm until 6pm with an artist talk with Robyn Alatorre and writer Genie Davis, of Diversions L.A.

About the Show
ImagSat-Aug6-2016-RobynAlatorre-100happydeysine an alternative history of art. One that refuses to follow the conventions of culture in a world where chronology has no meaning. Imagine a clandestine collection of art that redefines history.
About the Artist

“The Clandestine History of Art” is artworks created by Robyn Alatorre over the course of several years as she explored popular culture through the ages. Her surreal paintings combine the styles and subject matter of past art movements with commercial objects from our contemporary world.

See image: “#100HappyDays”, oil and spray paint on canvas, 32″ x 38″, ©2016

For more information contact the artist at robynala@gmail.com or view robynalatorre.com   http://www.neutra.org

What: Opening Recepion
Where: Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum Silver Lake, 2379 Glendale Blvd (between Briar Avenue and Deane Street)
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Event info: FB Event Page

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Enjoy the art parties kids – Ciao for now!