BritWBritWeekeek takes over the Third Street Promenade to host an exciting festival celebrating all things British. 

This is the 2nd day of this two event on the Third Street Promenade in Downtown, Santa Monica.

Be sure to check the website for more info and a list of today’s activities.

What: BritWeek
Where: Third Street Promenade, SM
When: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

sun-may-4th-artblock veniceIn Venice….

The Venice Art Block takes place today. Over 50 professional artists are opening their studios, free to the public, providing an inside look at current artwork, styles, and imaginations in Venice Beach, California.

Free parking is available @ SPARC ART. There is also free parking available at Westminister Elelmentary School (corner of Abbot Kinney & Westminster). Keep an eye out for the yellow ARTBLOCK flags marking studio locations.

Pick up a route map on the corner of 4th/Sunset Ave. The route is walkable or bikeable and pedicabs. A free courtesy shuttle will also be provided.

For participating artists list and more info:
Download the digital catalogue and map free at:

Also in Venice…

A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) presents “Art in the Afternoon,” the organization’s 12th annual family-fun festival to benefit their shelter-based art programs for women and children survivors of domestic violence, at the Venice Skills Center in Venice, CA.

This AWBWLogoWhiteBackgroundyear’s event aims to raise more support than ever, launching 15 new healing art programs across the country.

Hosted by star of The Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog G Hannelius, the event features the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels, Color Me Mine ceramic painting, signature A Window Between Worlds art workshops, Disney Channel Celebrity Autograph Signing, In-N-Out Burger® Cookout (noon-2:30pm), musical performances, live and silent auctions, face painting, and more! Kids 12 and under are always free;

Admission: teens are $20 and adults are $50. Purchase tickets by calling 310-396-0317 or click HERE.

What: Benefit  – “Art in the Afternoon” 
Where: Venice Skills Center 611 5th Ave, Venice CA 90291
When: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In Pasadena…

OSun-May4-Offrampfframp Gallery presents Myron Kaufman: That’s Life.

Witty narrative, a preternaturally bright palette and an intuitive sense of composition are the hallmarks of Myron’s work. Drawn initially to the bright colors and free-flowing creativity of these paintings, one’s attention is ultimately held by the narrative.

Simultaneously evoking humor, emotional discomfort, and a desire to know more, one feels privileged to peek into the wonderfully strange psyche of Myron Kaufman.

There will be a closing reception and artists’ talk on Sunday, June 1 from 2-5pm

On view: from May 4th – June 1st

What: Opening reception
Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

2A Gallery is very pleased to present a group exhibition of photo-based work by Cathy Akers, Annie Buckley, Anita Bunn, and Siri Kaur entitled A Forest.

SeSun-May4-Gallery2A-AForest-CathyAkers-AnnieBuckley-AnitaBunn-SiriKaure image: A Forest: Cathy Akers, Annie Buckley, Anita Bunn, Siri Kaur

This exhibition takes into consideration work by contemporary artists who employ images of trees and/or forests with a special significance. The exhibition title refers to the 1980 song A Forest by The Cure, with an additional nod to the seminal 1989 MOCA, LA exhibition A Forest Of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation curated by Ann Goldstein.

On view: May 4th – June 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: 2A Gallery, 400 S Main St #2A, LA 90013
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 213.924.3472

“Coming Out Kinky” continues at the Promenade Playhouse tonight. Jean Franzblau portrays some 20 characters in this adventure story for curious and open-minded adults to enjoy.

“CoMay3-JeanFranzblau2ming Out Kinky” is the sexual memoir of writer-performer Jean Franzblau.  Written, performed and produced by Franzblau, “Coming Out Kinky: A Grown-Up Story” is developed and directed by Karen Aschenbach. Jean Franzblau portrays some 20 characters in this adventure story for curious and open-minded adults to enjoy.

Not for kids!

Admission: $25.00
Reservations: (800) 838-3006.
Online Ticketing:
Estimated Time: 70 minutes.

What: Performance
Where: Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 8:30 pm; Sundays – 7:30 pm  – May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and June 8.

Get out there and enjoy the art parties! See ya next Friday!