In Pasadena…Designer Con takes place this weekend at the PasNov7-9-dcon-logo1adena Convention Center (300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101).

Now in its fifth year, the event is an art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!  Today is the final day of a two day event. Hours are 9-5pm. For ticket info and schedule, see

In Inglewood…

Sat-Nov8-InglewoodStudioToday and tomorrow…Inglewood artists will open their studios to the public, inviting visitors to personally tour their private working spaces and enjoy art created in all media – drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance.

This is an artist run event, organized collectively by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc. (ICA). Printed maps with Open Studios location details will be available online and at artist studio locations on the tour.

Free shuttle transportation will also be provided by the City of Inglewood. See website (below) for more info.

What: Open Studios
Where: Inglewood (various locations)
When: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In Culver City…

PAWS/LA is pleased to present PET ART — its annual lSun-Dec9-ShepardFairey-Radical Cat Print-500x625-largeive and silent auction to benefit Los Angeles pets and people in need. This year’s auction event features donated works by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Ross Bleckner, Brad Howe, Betty Gold, Shepard Fairey among many others.

See image: by Shepard Fairey Radical Cat Print, 500 x 625

Proceeds from the auction provide free veterinary care and pet food to more than 1,500 pets of low-income Angelenos debilitated by a life-threatening illness.

Early bidding is available online at Paddle 8. Online bidding closes on November 8th. Bidding resumes at live event on November 9th.

Admission is FREE with donation of any can cat food or dog food.

Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd./Western Project, 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: 213.741.1950 x 105

In Santa Monica…

GlowresSonnyMcleans frontet ready for an incredible night of music and comedy!Luispalooza Inc. hosts its 3rd annual charity comedy & music festival at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica.

100% of Proceeds Benefit the Good Shepherd Shelter, Serving Battered Women and Their Children.

The event will benefit project S.O.A.R. – Survivors Overcoming And Rebuilding. All proceeds will go to the Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles, which serves battered women and their children.

Adam Harrington, will serve as Master of Ceremonies; Musical performances by the upbeat pop-music band Almost Classy, country music artists Roses & Cigarettes and local favorites, Run for Cover; and comedy sets from America’s Got Talent’s, Jodi Miller; and America: Facts vs. Fiction’s, Jamie Kaler. Raffles and Live/Silent auctions feature amazing prizes from gift certificates to local restaurants, wine tastings, gift baskets, hotel stays in Cancun and more!

AboNov9-Sonnys-Lineup 10.3.14ut Luispalooza Inc.
Founded in 2012 in Santa Monica, California, Luispalooza Inc. provides awareness and financial support to local community organizations and individuals in need, to assist in meeting everyday challenges. Our beliefs are rooted in the idea that a community that comes together to lend a helping hand to those in need, is a community that will thrive together.

For more info about Luispalooza, visit the website

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

When: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 449-1811

In Hollywood…Overduin and Kite, 6693 Sunset Blvd., LA 90028) hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

In West LA…

JAUS hosts a closing reception tonight for “In Search of Turrell.” Guest curator Carl Berg, director of Edward Cella Art + Architecture, assembled a group exhibition that has traveled to the Netherlands and back.

See imSeptember19-Jaus-Cecilia Miniucchiage: Cecilia Miniucchi My Dinner with J.T., 2014 Pigment print on glossy paper 24 x 32 inches

Since the Hague dunes have always held a special meaning for Berg, a Dutch American, he organized an art trip to the Netherlands and invited artists to participate in an exhibition in Rotterdam. These artists agreed to take a day trek along the Hague dunes, which led to James Turrell’s Celestial Vault.

“The show at JAUS will feature all new works based around this journey,” said Irie. “It will be mainly about all the artists who have had the pleasure to visit Holland through Carl’s support and encouragement.”

Panel Discussion: 6 to 7pm; Closing party: 7 to 9pm

What: Opening reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 424.248.0781

I’ll see ya out there…it’s Mama’s birthday weekend!! Party out for me!!!