CLARE Foundation, a nonprofit providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse, presents its annual event, ART for CLARE at Bergamot Station.  

NoSun 6.2 ArtForClareLogow in its eighth year, the ART for CLARE fundraiser will offer patrons the chance to purchase art from highly regarded local artists, sample some of LA’s best cuisine, and bid on silent auction items that range from luxury vacations to sporting events. Enjoy cuisine from Border Grill, El Cholo, Global Cuisine, Kate Mantilini, Lemonade, Mocktail Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes & Riven Rock Wines.

The event will feature a Live Auction featuring works by Tierney Gearon, Jeff Ho, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jay Mark Johnson, Alan Kupchick, Larry Lytle, Grant Rohloff, Ed Ruscha, Patty Shales, Theodore Svenningsen and more…

Also NEW this year, there is a “BUY it NOW – 10X10/$250″ option with 10″ x 10” works all for sale at $250 each.

Sun-June1-ArtforClareFeaturing works by Fumiko Amano, Meredith Baxter, Marisabel Bazan, Genie Francis, Marina Forstmann Day, January Garabedian, Yvette Gellis,  Michael Hale, Christopher Hayden, Marc Hemeon, Sean Hemeon, Florence Henderson, Barbara Kosoff, V, Carl Lozada, Alden Marin, Cady McClain, Alfredo Mercado, Max Miceli, OTTO, Frankie Payne, Anne Pearce, Gay Phinny, Cindy Pickett, Plasticgod, Markie Post, Don Reich,  Barbara Schwan, Patty Shales, Todd Silver, Claire Travis, Dela Truthsayer, Art Venti, Art Weeks, Mary Worthington and more… also including works by Blanca A, Matthew P, Klinton A, Jesus O and more…

The Silent Auction will offer goods and services by local restaurants, health / fitness organizations, movie / sporting events, vacations / hotels and many more.

Proceeds of the event will go to benefit the CLARE Foundation’s mission of providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services to individuals, families, and the LA community.

Ticket price is $25.00 pre-sale or $30 at the door.

What: Art for CLARE Benefit
Where: Bergamot Station, Building G, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica
When: June 1st, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (310) 314-6200

In Venice…

Come by Venice Arts Sunday June 1st, from 1-4pm for another exciting adult Drop in Media Storytelling Workshops!

Sun-June1-StoryLabThis yearlong series is part of the Community Story Lab, a new program for adults that mirrors the depth of learning and arts engagement in our programs for youth! The Drop in Labs are free for low-income adults.

Led by media artists Michelle Glass, Andrea Dominguez & Paige Tighe, each month will present a new theme and approach to media-based storytelling.

The theme for June’s Drop In Lab is: Photo Detour. Participants will explore the outdoors and perform site-specific actions to engage in the community. Working in teams, they will document their partner’s actions using a hand-held digital camera. Participants will be given a kit that will include materials and color coded instructions prompting them to do, take, or touch.

Programs are FREE for low-income adults, but an advance RSVP is preferred. Please RSVP here.

What: Community Story Lab
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846

In downtown…LA Artcore from 1-3pm, LA Artcore Brewery Annex (650 A South Avenue 21) host an art reception, then hop over to the other location from 3-5pm at 120 Judge John Aiso St.

The Geffen presents “Death of the Author” in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

GEFFEN-DeathofAuthorDirected by Bart DeLorenzo and written by Steven Drukman, the show features Orson Bean, Austin Butler, David Clayton Rogers & Lyndon Smith.

With a world of knowledge just a smart phone away, is there still such a thing as an original idea?

When a young professor suspects a student of plagiarism, his inquiry sparks a chain of events affecting the lives of four people in very real terms. Drukman’s beautifully drawn characters must navigate heartbreak, blind ambition and the cutthroat competition that thrives within these ivy-covered walls. Extending beyond post-modern literature and academic rigors, this smart, funny and engrossing world premiere becomes a personal battle to decide what is right, what is wrong and what must be done.

The show runs May 20 – June 29, 2014

Tickets range from $67 to $72. Click Here to purchase tickets.

What: Performance
Where: Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 208-5454