In Venice…Kathmandu Boutique hosts its quarterly evening of celebrating community with live music, art and food from noon till 10 pm. See FB Event Page
In Santa Monica…
18th Street Arts Center welcomes the holidays by hosting an Open Studios Event.
Artists featured include: Lin Yi Hsuan (Taiwan), Marius Engh (Norway) & Jordan Rosenfeld (US), Laure Vigna (France), and Filip Gilissen (Belgium) .
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Karrie Ross celebrates the release of a new book. She has gathered her very talented friends and colleagues to join her in an art project to create a beautiful book.
“Our Ever Changing World…through the Eyes of Artists” tells the story of artists and features a piece of their work and a story.
This is Book #1 of 3, they are based on questions pondered by the artist in her own life. First Question is: What are You Saving from Extinction?
Ross invited 35 artists to join in on the conversation and share their story. For more information on the book and Karrie’s journey see the Artists & Exhbitions Page.
Free Parking in rear; READ parking signs carefully!!!
What: Book Release Reception
Where: Vromans Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
When: 4:00 pm 7:00 pm
Phone: (626) 449-5320
In Santa Monica…
Ring in the season (British-style) with the SMC Concert Chorale at 4pm at the Broad Stage.
Enjoy a festive concert as the SMC Chorale performs Part I of Handel’s famed oratorio, Messiah, (with orchestra and soloists), along with selections by Benjamin Britten and the Beatles.
This is a one night only performance…so don’t miss it! Free Parking
Admission charge: $11 See http://www.smc.edu/eventsinfo to purchase tickets online. Tickets also will be sold at the Broad Stage box office 30 min. before the performance.
Where: The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center (Madison Campus) 11th St. and Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
2A Gallery presents Cardboard Revival, a site-specific installation by Los Angeles artist Holly Tempo.
Cardboard Revival represents a cadre of inharmonious interests. Sited in the upscale, developer-renovated San Fernando Building, which is located at the edge of Downtown LA’s skid row area, the space straddles the conflicting realities of urban life.
On the one hand, the structure — now filled with chic loft apartments — is a testament to efforts to revitalize Downtown LA; on the other, homeless advocates see the project as having taken the area’s affordable housing stock away from the people who need it the most.
On view: Dec 15th – Jan 26th
What: Opening reception
Where: 2A Gallery, 400 S Main St #2A, LA 90013 (second floor of the San Fernando Building)
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kat & the Blues Hounds has one FINAL gig this Wednesday, December 18th….We’ve got the full band, keys, sax, bass and drums, PLUS a couple of guest horn players….we’re gonna be busting off the stage. Come on down!
Enjoy the holidays and Love up on your family and friends. Till next year!