MardiGrasFlyerMardi Gras continues at the Farmers Market with a traditional Jazz marching band from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm. Then a full line up of performances with more events for the kids and bands such as T-Lou and his Super Hot Zydeco Band, The Reynolds Brothers and Lisa Haley and the Zydecats.

The Farmers Market is located 6333 West 3rd Street, off Fairfax, LA 90036;

ScottWannbergbyMarkSavage-resizedOr in Venice, Beyond Baroque will be unveiling a painting of the late, great poet Scott Wannberg as rendered by L.A. artist Scott Wannberg as part of the dedication for the new Scott Wannberg Bookstore and Poetry Lounge. Doug Dutton of the once glorious Dutton’s Books, will speak along with Director of Beyond Baroque, Richard Modiano.

Stay for a free screening of Scott’s favorite films, Budd Boetticher’s iconic western 7 Men From Now starring Randolph Scott, Gail Russell and Lee Marvin. The event starts at 2:00 pm. Free popcorn. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. in Venice, CA.

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Another FREE event in Venice…..Geoffrey J. will be performing with guitarist James Elliot at Hinano Cafe today from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Located at 15 Washington Blvd, right by the beach, Hinano Café is an old Venice biker bar, known for its inexpensive, yet tasty burgers. Inexpensive drinks, and Free popcorn here too.  ‪(310) 822-3902.

As a songwriter his melodies range from roots rock to folk. His songs offer a large amount of passion for such a young performer.

lowres cropped geoffreyj promo pic 4His organic approach to songwriting allows his lyrics to be vulnerable yet direct. His melodies sometimes haunting, are also upbeat, memorable and consistently entertaining.

Geoffrey J. has been influenced from the work of such industry legends as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and David Bowie. He continues to evolve as a songwriter and performer.

For more information on Geoffrey J., see website

Enjoy free downloads of his two CDs, Fly on the Wall (which will only be available till the official 2012 release in January) and Pennington Place (2009 LP).

Have a fab weekend and get out there and enjoy all the incredible art that LA has to offer. Hope to see you…you know where I’ll be.