Downtown…Anime Expo continues at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St. LA, 90015; 213-741-1151; Tickets run from $55 – $350; Check the website for details.


In West LA…

JAUS hosts a closing event for “Tigeraugen (Tiger Eye)” featuring new works by Martin Durazo and Kottie Paloma. Working in multiple approaches and platforms, Durazo’s and Paloma’s work is charged with sexuality, ironic machinations, and unapologetic bravado.
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It’s a BYO BBQ – Bring your weenies, tofu patties and beverages for a fun art party.

See image: Martin Durazo & Kottie Paloma. From the artist book Tigeraugen. 2016.

Working in painting, drawing, collage and sculpture, the artists present art that works individually and in harmony to explore a theme of a beast prowling in search of prey. The prey in this case is the beauty contained in lurid social subcultures. Durazo and Paloma share a physicality and evidence of the hand-made when making work, and rely heavily upon the concept of detritus as an aesthetic. The result is a discovery of the poetic in the forsaken, music in the noise of life, and eternity in a moment.

What: Closing Reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Phone: 424.248.0781


bG Gallery presents a series of narrative musical performances the first Sunday of every month. Singer-songwriters with indie-folk-experimental leanings will perform with artworks as a background. It’s free…enjoy Poeina Suddarth, Slim Tailor, and Robert Jacobson from 3-5:30pm; bG Gallery, (G-8A) 2525 Michigan Avenue. SM 90404;


In Hollywood…

One day early…keep the party going for the 4th of July. Head to the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago…tonight Sunday, July 3. You have one more chance to catch this performance tomorrow Monday July 4, at 7:30pm.

hollywoodBowlChicago-Celebrate Independence Day with the Grammy Award winning rock ‘n’ roll band with horns: Chicago! Appearing on three evenings featuring patriotic music, and fireworks, The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be backed by Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra featuring the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Tickets range from $14 – $261; To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Fireworks Spectacular with Chicago
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
When: 7:30 pm
Admission: SEE WEBSITE + fee


In Hollywood…

SunJune3-Grease-ForeverHollywood-Cemetery“Grease is the word,” directed by Randal Kleiser (1978, 110 min) is set to be screened at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the Fairbanks Lawn.

Celebrate Independence Day Holiday Weekend, picnic on the grass at sunset, watch “GREASE” under the stars, then see a professional fireworks show after the movie! Join the gang at Rydell High as they sing, dance and kiss their way into your heart. Bring blankets, pillows and picnic dinner for this very special one night only event. Dj Chris Holmes spins before and after the show.

Admission $36

For more information and to purchase tickets visit

What: Screening / Fireworks
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. LA 90038
When: Gates open at 7:15; Movie starts 9:00pm
Phone: (323) 447-0999