In the Valley….Don’t forget the Pick of the Week takes place agian today…and it’s the last chance to hit the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.

Craft and Folk Art Museum holds an artist talk with Merryll Saylan who’s work is part of the current exhibition, “Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture.”

The CraftandFolkMuseumartist will discuss her unique approach to working with wood, color, and texture and also her experience being one of the leading female woodturners in the country.

RSVP requested to

Curated by Ray Leier in association with del Mano Gallery, the group exhibition features nine international artists.

The work of artists Christian Burchard (OR), Todd Hoyer (AZ), William Hunter (CA), Art Leistman (Canada), Pascal Oudet (France), George Peterson (NC), Michael Peterson (WA), Merryll Saylan (CA), and Jack Slentz (NM) is featured as part of the exhibition.

On view: January 27 – May 5th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

Thur Feb14 KAYAOr in Venice….

Mystic Journey Bookstore on Abbot Kinney hosts a book/CD signing for Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Author/Dream Interpreter and all around Star, KAYA.

What: Book Signing, Meet & Greet, Q & A
Where: Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1319 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In Santa Monica……TheLow res Leonardo  Cruz 1 by Venice Street Legends aka The Country Legends (a classic country tribute band) will be performing at O’Briens Irish Bar on Main Street in Santa Monica…on Sunday February 17th from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. Kathy Leonardo (yes that’s me) will be joining this fabulous group for this gig.

Photo by Paul Fogarty

Yes we will indeed be performing many of the classic covers that we do as “The Country Legends.” So come on by and hear some Johnny Cash and June Carter as well as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

Greg Cruz is a wonderful singer in his own right and does an awesome Johnny Cash. He is also a brilliant guitar player too.

The Venice Street Legends feature Greg Cruz, on guitar and vocals, Petr Hromadko on stand up bass and Mitch Montrose on drums.

Kathy Low res Leonardo  The Venice Street Legends by Steve DePenaSee a you tube video of our cover of Boots are Made for Walkin’ shot by Steve Depena.

For more info about Kathy Leonardo see or Greg Cruz see his facebook page at

Photo by Steve DePena

What: Live Music
Where: O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2941 Main Street
SM 904,05
When: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Phone: 310.396.4725

Have a great one….come on by tonight at O’Briens…..the first 5 PEOPLE who come get a FREE CD!!!!