Remember, its the second and final day of our Pick of the Week….The Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour. It’s also the second day of Gay Pride Festival today!  See their website for details

lowresSonnyMcleans frontIf you are a racing fan….head to Sonny McLean’s Pub to watch the Grand Prix 2013…Yes it takes place in Montreal, Sonny McLean’s in Santa Monica is the best place to be, if you can’t be there live. They always have such fun events.

It’s a great way to watch the race, breakfast or lunch and adult beverages whilst enjoying a great event with like minded friends.

The food is terrific, btw….so come and hang with friends or meet new ones….you may meet the man or woman of your dreams.

What: Grand Prix Event
When: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Where: Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub, 2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

WUWineFESTYou have one more chance to get to the LA WineFest which takes place at Raleigh Studios. Enjoy wines from more than 15 countries at this walk-around tasting. You can also hang out in the new Stella Artois beer garden.

Pair your drinks (or simply help soak them up) with your choice of food froom LA’s finest gourmet food trucks (food is NOT included). Plus, you can enjoy celebrity chef demos- including one from the Foundry’s Eric Greenspan, live entertainment, and more. Tickets even include a souvenir glass, and the event benefits the non-profit Food Forward.

Order Tickets Here

When: Wine Tasting
Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
When: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Parking: $10 at Raleigh or Paramount Studios or metered street parking (free on Sunday).

ISun 6.9 CraftSourcecollage-2-062013ts the final day of the Contemporary Crafts Market

This event will once again return one last time to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (June 7-9, 2013) before the venue closes for renovations.

Celebrating 28 years at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts will once again feature the distinctive works of over 240 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople — ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more. All items on display and for sale have been jury-selected for their exceptional quality.

One of my favorite artists is in the show Zebi….love her work! Zebi will be showing at booth # 393. Check out her website

Tickets are $8 each but you can print out a flyer for 2 free admission at

For more info about the show, call 310.285.3655

What: Craft Source
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855  Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 10:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Phone: 323.965.1000

Sun 6.9 GeorgeLawson SaraBright moonriverIn Culver City….

The George Lawson Gallery holds its final show in its Los Angeles Gallery for one week only. The exhibition, entitled “Same Song: New Paper and Ceramic Works” features artists Sara Bright and Andy Byers.

See image: Sara Bright, Moon River, 2013 gouache on paper 9 x 8 in. ( 22.8 x 20.3 cm) cat. no. SABWP144

On view: June 9 – June 15

What: Opening Reception

Where: George Lawson Gallery, 8564 Washington Blvd., LA 90232

When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Phone: 310.837.6900


Good luck getting to all of these fabulous events…..Let me know how it goes…I’m going to do my best….You know how mama likes her art parties!!! See ya out there!