In the Miracle Mile area…

TSun CAFAM MIxologyhe Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) hosts a craft soda tasting, highlighting the creativity and versatility of handmade sodas and spirits. Los Angeles Aleworks, Pipe Dream Brewery, and LA River Brewing Company showcase their non-alcoholic interests by providing a diverse array of sodas, while Greenbar Distillery provides spirits from their award-winning organic portfolio. Sodas and spirits merge in the imagination of Gia St. George, who creates a unique cocktail around each soda.

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$15 CAFAM Members
$20 General Admission

What: Opening Reception
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 3:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

In Downtown LA…

SUN 7.28 DTLA DangerDogs GhettoGloss 1The Nepal Art Dogs will join over 20 other artists at the grand opening event of the new DTLA venue just off the 10 Freeway at the Central exit. Plenty of free parking at this 3 day Pop-up exhibit.

“The Nepal Art Dogs are custom hand painted pet portraits on metal. Each commission generates 3 portraits of pets. Michelle Page has hired over 58 artists to paint 2600 pieces in the past 7 years, and would rehire 42 of them, saving a soon-to-be-lost art. Micro-finance through art patronage.”

On view: July 28 – July 30

What: Nepal Art Dogs at DTLA Artists’ Farm Market
Where: DTLA Artists’ Farm Market, 1548 S. Central Ave. LA, 90021
When: 6pm – midnight Sunday, July 28, Monday, July 29 & Tuesday July 30
Phone: 310-828-7745

Just East of Hollywood…

ThWU Sun 7.28 Katrina-Comedy-Fest art-sme Katrina Comedy Fest takes place at the Fountain Theatre. Experience the heartbreak, humanity and, yes, comedy of Hurricane Katrina through the words of five New Orleanians who rode out the storm.

Winner of “Best of the Festival” at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, and a recent hit at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Written by Rob Florence; Directed by Misty Carlisle; Featuring Judy Jean Berns, Peggy Blow, Deidrie Henry, Travis Holder, Jan Munroe and L.Trey Wilson.

Admission $20;  Parking: Secure, on-site parking: $5

What: Performance
Where: The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., LA 90029 (Fountain at Normandie)
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: (323) 663-1525


In Santa Monica…

Today is the final day of the 4th Awareness Film Festival. The event started on Thursday and runs through today, July 28. Featuring socially conscious films, free filmmaker panels, donation-based yoga, and free art exhibits — all conveniently located at nearby venues in Santa Monica: Aero Theatre, Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, Magicopolis and Promenade Playhouse.

Thurs 7.25-7.28 Awareness Festival Poster 2013Themes represented in this year’s films include: green and eco-friendly living, homelessness, gang/felon reform, veteran’s issues, cancer survival, GMO’s, marijuana policy reform, couch-surfing community, pilgrimages, mental health stories, vision loss, women’s issues; stories of hope, the arts, spirituality, and current events and much more.

Film presentations will be accompanied by filmmaker Q&A’s with talen in attendance. World premieres include 420: The Documentary, Authority and Expectations, C: A Celebration of Life, Charity, Conscious Love, Charity, as well as 30 other features and 45 shorts from 17 countries. Many films are award-winning, and many others are new to the festival circuit.

The film festival raises funds for the LA nonprofit Heal One World Individual screenings are priced at $8 for students and seniors, $11 Presale, and $14 at the Door. Select screenings are free!

Festival passes range from $39 for a student pass to $175 for a VIP pass.

What: Awareness Festival
Where: Various locations in SM
When Various times (see website)

Ok Get out there and see some art! See ya next week!