In Malibu…

Enjoy a pop art exhibition featuring impressionistic landscape artist, Erin Hanson.

A life-long painter, HansoSunday-Feb22-ErinHanson-California Greens Commissionn began her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson majored in Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.

Where: Malibu Tasting Room, 31740 MULHOLLAND HWY, Malibu, California 90265
When: 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
Phone: 818 865-0605

Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition titled “Sampled.”

Sun-Feb22-OfframpCurated by Anita Bunn, “Sampled” is an exhibition of works by 10 artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography and painting. Fashioned from a diversity of materials ranging from deconstructed cloth, bark, rope and thread to yarn, paper and found objects, all integrate sewing, embroidery and/or knitting into their work.

Artists include: Melanie Ciccone, Raul de la Torre, Clifford Eberly, Susan Feldman Tucker, Nicholette Kominos, Meg Madison, Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, Andrew K. Thompson and Joan Weinzettle.

On view: February 22 – March 29

What: Opening reception
Where: Offramp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

Let’s not forget the Academy Awards take place today. See my Huffington Post article for a full list of OSCAR viewing parties. There are a couple below which were NOT listed in the article. 

Upper West is getting into the act (and was part of my Huffington Post article).  Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with an Oscar viewing event and fundraiser at Upper West.

The event was conceived by Sara Fay last yeaFeb22-Leukemia-Lymphoma-Society-UpperWest-Oscars-2015r and was a big success. For its second year Lindsey Adlestein is co-hosting the event. Upper West has offered to donate 25% of all sales on that evening.

The party starts at the same time as the red carpet coverage at 4:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and fill out Oscar winner predictions. 

Come with friends and stay to watch the show. There will be prizes for the most accurate Oscars predictions, and other prizes for opportunity drawings.

Remember, Upper West will donate 25% of all sales on Oscar night to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is dedicated to advancing research, treatment, awareness, support, and cures for blood cancers. Reservations are encouraged.

What: Oscar Viewing Event
Where: Upper West,  3321 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.1111


In West Hollywood…Red O offers an OSCAR Event as well. Here you can watch the OSCARS on large projector screens and win a $100 gift card if you can guess the most OSCAR winners. Menu highlights include oysters, classic guacamole, street food trio (smoked chicken taquitos, quesadillas and plantain sopes). Red O, 8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.5009.


Or in West Hollywood…Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub hosts a Free Oscar Viewing event. For more info contact Joe Mosqueda – Click here to reserve tickets.

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub is located at 8911 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (310) 360-1400;

Another OSCAR event (also featured in my Huffington Post article) is presented by the PULS Cardiac Test.

Sun-Feb22-OSCARS-UnmaskHeartDiseaseThis exclusive Unmask Heart Disease 2015 OSCAR® Masquerade Ball will be held in a private location in celebration of the 87th annual OSCARS and American Heart Month.

The special, VIP event will officially launch the new PULS Cardiac Test, and will benefit nonprofits GUARDaHEART, Women of Worth and China California Heart Watch.

The location of the gala will be revealed once tickets are purchased. Admission is $250 per person (general admission) or $500 per person for VIP.

Click Here to order tickets.

What: Oscar Viewing Event
Where: Private – TBA once tickets are purchased
When: 5:00 pm