It’s the final day of Gay Pride weekend. Tickets are $25 (for one day). See website for details


The Broad Stage Presents: A New Series of Play Readings performed by Santa Monica Rep. Sun-June12-theBroad

Santa Monica Rep brings their popular reading series to The Edye, exploring themes and questions relevant to our current national conversation. This series of Pulitzer Prize-winning and nominated American plays will enlighten and delight, challenge and confound, with post-show discussions that ask the big questions.

Today’s play, The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, an absurd comedy about a family surviving through eternal time, explores the near constant catastrophes that human civilization just barely gets through (by the skin of our teeth!).

Admission $25.00; Purchase tickets HERE!

What: Performance
Where: The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Campus, 11th St. & Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica
When: 2:00pm – Sunday, June 12, 2016


Also in Santa Monica…

Enjoy a closing reception and art talk at ARENA 1 at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Roshi Rahnama founder of Advocartsy, along with Dr. Talinn Grigor, professors of contemporary art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of California, Davis, have curated a new installation of 14 amazing artists whose work will be installed at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica.

Sun-June12-2016-SMAS-ART-TALKThe Art Talk aims to open a public platform for engaging the concerns addressed by the artists in the exhibition. The distinguished panel will discuss the diasporic longing for home, identity formation, and the fragmentation of the self from the practices of collecting and community, the market and the museum, and identity theory and art history.

Panelists Include:
Talinn Grigor, Author and Art Historian, U.C. Davis
Anousheh Razi, Collector and Patron
Scott J Schaefer, Senior Curator of Paintings Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Formerly Senior Vice-President, International Fine Arts, Sotheby’s Los Angeles

What: Art talk, closing reception
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 3:00pm – Sunday, June 12, 2016


Downtown LA…In conjunction with its C.O.L.A. 2016 exhibition (currently on view at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdal Park) LAMAG presents C.O.L.A. LIT READING AT Grand Performances, tonight at 7 pm
. Sarah Maclay, 
Claudia Rodriguez
, Lynne Thompson, Grand Performances California Plaza, 
300 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
; 213.687.2190;


Just across the river, in Boyle Heights...356 Mission (356 South Mission Road, LA 90033) offers a performance/reading featuring Rudolf, Dave Phillips and Joke Lanz from 8-10pm.


I’ll see you at the art parties …..remember, there will NOT be a post on Thursday, June 16 for next weekend – June 17-June 19! LAArtParty will be featuring sponsored event ONLY!! We will resume our usual schedule on Thursday June 23, 2016!  Ciao for now!