In Santa Monica…

U.R. ART’s 2nd monBergamotStationlogo copythly event takes place today at Bergamot Station. LA-based muralists Ivo Vergara and Mario Arteaga curate the live art experience will include additional visual art installations, dedicated activity area for kids, and improved stage designs – all 100% solar-powered by Jeff Murrell’s ECOBOOM project.

Providing the soundtrack….is Montreal-based Guillaume Coutu-Dumont who will headline U.R. ART with music that lends itself to the indigo hue of dusk, imbued with the sultry allure of jazz, the unquestioned groove of house, and the propulsion of techno.

Sun-July20-U.R.ArtOne of SF’s most beloved, Solar brings the Pacific Sound of San Francisco’s legendary Sunset parties, as one devoted to the art of mixing and selecting, without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads. Having played in over 40 countries across the 5 continents, Asadinho will pay a rare visit with a deep soulful funky driving set supported by Roam Music purveyor John Wander, Voodoo, Grand Park, and Gypset’s main curator Eduardo Castillo, and the Bystander’s local legend Sean Patrick.

The ALL-AGES event also features interactive activities, art, and play areas for kids with free admission for children under 7. A portion of ticket proceeds will be used to benefit CoachArt, a non-profit improving the quality of life for chronically ill children & their families by providing free lessons in the arts and athletics.

A portion of ticket proceeds will be used to benefit CoachArt. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for chronically ill children & their families by providing free lessons in the arts and athletics.

Click here to purchase tickets. $20/$26 presale tickets  or $30 available at the door.

Please park at 2230 Michigan Ave and walk to the entrance gate at 1798 26th St. Parking is first come first serve. MAP:

What: Music Festival
Where: Bergamot Station Art Center – Writers Bootcamp, 1798 26th St. SM, 90404
When: noon – 11:00 pm
Phone: (310) 998-1199

In Pasadena…

Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a booSun-July20-ShepardFaireybookk signing for Jim Daichendt’s new book, Shepard Fairey Inc.-Artist/Professional/Vandal this afternoon in the garden.

Shepard Fairey Inc. – Artist/Professional/Vandal, is the first treatment of his extraordinary domain that is not an authorized product of his studio.

Featuring a wide variety of remarkable color photographs and a Foreword by Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairey Inc. gives us a fresh, objective understanding of the work of this astonishing artist.

What: Book Signing
Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 4:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

In Brentwood…

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus. For the third consecutive summer, SCLA presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as its summer production. Directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton, the show opened July 8th and will continue July through 26th.

JaSun-July20-LAShakespearepanese Garden is located on the grounds of the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus at 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073 (adjacent to the Brentwood Theatre).

Tickets start at $20; Call the box office to order tickets, call  213.893.8293 (Box office hours – Mon-Fri: 12-5pm) All performances start at 8:00 pm. Romeo and Juliet runs every night (except Monday) through July 26th.

What: Performance
Japanese Garden, Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90073
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: (213) 481 – 2273


In Pasadena…

Enjoy a a special rock, soul, and blues concert at Pasadena Playhouse. Hosted by Tony nominee Mary Bridget Davies, special guests include: Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Eric Gardner (Gnarls Barkley), Bob Mothersbaugh (Devo) and Carl Restivo (Tom Morello’s Freedom Fighter Orchestra). TIX run from $40-$100 – call (626) 356-7529.

Enjoy the Arts…As always, meet me back here…this Friday at noon!