Topanga Days continues today….See our Monday page for the full details. It takes place each day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at the  Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290, halfway between the Ventura Blvd and the PCH.


Get out of LA and head to Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle music, arts and camp-out festival! Taking place from May 21 – 25, 2015, the event celebrates its 10-year anniversary. See our Upcoming Events Page for more info about this event.


It’s the final day of the 26th Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studio event.  

Today’s event runs from 12-6pm and will feature over forty-five artists, with refreshments available in the courtyard, film screenings, and of course art.

The Santa Fe Art Colony iSat-May23-SunMay24-SFACs a live / work studio complex in downtown Los Angeles whose residents are professional artists.

The annual open studios have been run by residents of the art colony since 1988. Each year it welcomes over 2000 visitors. The original brick portion of the Santa Fe Art Colony was built in 1906 by entrepreneur C.B. Van Vorst, and was used as a mattress factory until the 1940’s. In 1988 the complex was renovated and developed into artists’ lofts by a group of partners.

What: Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios
Where: Santa Fe Art Colony, 2421 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90058
When: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 587-6381


In the same complex…you have another chance to enjoy an all women exhibition in Studio C Gallery just next door. “Water-Line: Inspiration for Change” is the 3rd Annual All Women Artist Group Exhibition 2015 and is part of the 26th Annual SFAC Open Studios Event. Studio C will be open to the public once again today.

Sat-May23-Waterline-SantaFeWater-Line: Inspiration for Change” emphasizes the theme of women and water. The connection between women and water has remained an inspiration throughout time, in Art and Literature. This particular connectivity is shown through each artist’s personal contemplation on water, from environmental influence and change, to the sublime qualities that raise these questions. It is the intention of this exhibition to explore the feminine interpretation of water through a wide range of media and style.

Studio C Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of women artists. For more information: A full list of Studio C Gallery’s participating artists, directions and other details can be found on the web at

Los Angeles Waterkeeper is a special sponsor of the “Water-Line” Exhibition. LA WaterKeeper was founded in 1993. It’s mission is to protect, restore, and conserve The Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, LA River and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork and community action.

On view: May 23 – June 13

What: Opening recption
Where: Studio C Gallery, 2349 So. Santa Fe Ave. Studio C, Los Angeles, CA 90058
When: 12:00 pm  – 4:00 pm
Phone: 323 363-2188


In Santa Monica…

The 2nd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place on Sunday, May 24th from 3-8 p.m. at the street’s best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay.

Attendees will receive food tastingsSun-may24-mainopolyflyer in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars, which will include items such as fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co., gelato samples from Dolcenero Gelato, tuna tartare from Areal Restaurant, cold press juice samples from Pressed Juicery and more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials, including $4 draft beers and $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official event wristband.

Other activities include beer gardens and the “Go to Jail” VIP lounge sponsored by Shock Top, DJ, photo booth, snacks, picnic tables, games and more. Participating restaurants include: A Real Treat Candy, Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Basement Tavern/Victorian, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool’s, French Garden Café, Lula’s Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Peet’s Coffee, Pressed Juicery, Rick’s Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream and more.  See the Upcoming Events Page.

General Admission: includes “Mainopoly dollars” to exchange for tastings at participating locations, food & drink specials and entrance to the Official MAINopoly After Party at AREAL.

VIP: includes access to the “Go To Jail” VIP Lounge & Beer Garden sponsored by Shock Top with DJ, food, picnic tables, games, photo booth and more.

Admission: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day of for VIP. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Mainopoly 
Where: Main Street (Between Pier Ave. & Bay St.), Check-in location: Areal Restaurant, 2820 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Sunday, May 24,  3-8 pm; 8 p.m. Afterparty at Areal Restaurant


In Lincoln Heights…(I hope you are not smoking any herb as you read this…cause this is complicated enough)

Sun-May24-anthony-lepore-public-fictionPublic Fiction organizes an exhibition at a Bikini Factory featuring the art of Anthony Lepore. Presented by Ghebaly Gallery in conjunction with its current exhibition “The Bikini Factory,” which opened on April 25, this exhibit (located at the ACTUAL Bikini Factory) will ONLY be open to the public tonight or by appointment. (did you get that?)

Lepore’s grandfather built the factory in 1971, and two years ago the artist’s father rearranged several rows of obsolete sewing machines to make room for a studio.

Surrounded by the droning hum of machines, punctuated by the babbling conversation and laughter of the seamstresses, Lepore creates these photographic works in a space that continuously flexes between the mundane and the whimsical. Lepore pinpoints moments emblematic of this dynamic—an unintentionally suggestive handle for a cardboard box made from the same bikini straps the box contains, the apparition of a gold-striped mirage in a puddle of mop-water. Circumventing digital manipulation, Lepore’s working methods mirror the analog production that has continued unchanged in the sewing factory since the 1970’s.  

What: Art Exhibition
Where: Bikini Factory, 3305 Pasadena Ave., LA
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm