Don’t forget the Pick of the Week takes place today….downtown.

AlWU Sun-March3 LAArtcoreUnionCtrso downtown at the other LA Art Core location…

LA Artcore hosts a tandem-solo show with Los Angeles artists, Ann Gooding and Mark Griffin from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

There will be a xonversation with the artist at 4pm.

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320

In the Highland Park area….Avenue 50 hosts a closing event with a discussion on Modernism and Googie Architecture with LA Conservancy ModCom member Chris Nichols.  

See image: Armando Arreola:  Planalto Palace (Highland Palace) at Brasilia, Brazil
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer.  Year: 1958.  Presidential palace located in the Capital.

WU SunFeb3 Ave50 ArmandoArreolaChris Nichols has written for Los Angeles magazine since 2000 bringing a historical perspective with pieces on lost neon, vintage road trips, and the last elevator operator in L.A.  

Nichols writes the Ask Chris column and recently wrote a book about Los Angeles architect Wayne McAllister.

What: Talk
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042
When: 2:00 pm
Phone: (323) 258-1435

Santa Monica Playhouse presents RAISE ME UP – A World Premiere Romantic Comedy

RenownOngoing-SMPlayhouse-RAISEMEUPTheWedding1950ed Chris DeCarlo helms Lisa Phillips Visca’s comedy – a true story about a “moonstruck” couple’s forbidden love, the hilarity and drama from their deeply passionate Italian-Greek families, and the surreal ending to their classic love story.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

$25 general admission; $22.50 students, teachers, seniors and members of the military; $17.50 for groups of 8 or more; $15 for under 12’s.

March 1 – May 19.

What: Performance
Where: The Education Conservatory at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, SM 90401-1391
When: 3:00 pm
Phone: 310-394-9779 ext 3

Also in Santa Monica…

Upper West, alowres UpperWest outside strong supporter of the arts hosts an opening reception for artist Alicia Savio. Her new show “Urban Dreams” focuses on urban dwellings and will be on view for the next few months.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, she moved to Los Angeles in the eighties.

Savio’s work features acrylics and oils on canvas.

The topic of her exhibition may hold a serious tone, but her choice of colors such as yellow ochre, tropical orange, amazonian green and petroleum blues bring out the beauty in these surrealistic paintings

Alicilowres SAVIO ArchitectureinBlue 36x48 Oila has an extensive background in dance, touring as tango dancer. The artist will be in attendance, so come meet Alicia and enjoy her new paintings.

See image: by SAVIO Architecture in Blue 36×48 Oil

What:  Opening reception
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310)586-1111

Also in Santa Monica….just down the street.

WU SunMarch3 Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome String BandSusie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band celebrate the release of their new CD “White Swan” at McCabes Guitar Shop.

It’s right near Upper West BTW!

For more info on the band, see website

Tickets: $15.

What: LIve Music
Where: McCabes Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 7:00 pm
Phone:(310) 828-4497

That’s all folks….go out and enjoy all these great events, and I’ll see ya next week.