Today our Pick of the Week happens in Venice….but we’ve got several more options for you.

It’s the final day of the Other Venice Film Festival. The event begins at 12:30 at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291). Purchase tickets – here. See our Upcoming Events Page or check the OVFF website.

In Pasadena…
It’s the final day of 2014 Pasadena Festival of The Arts.

Take in the fine art museums, festivals and cultural events that promote modern art, music, and contemporary craft with the rich history of this truly iconic American city. Artists, craftsmen, musicians, and entertainers inspire us all and some even go on to art & music schools to become professional and sometimes traveling artists at art fairs & festivals.

Come to the beautiful Paseo Colorado, there will be many wonderful artists, craftspeople, musicians, sponsors and art lovers to apply, participate, and attend the event produced by LaydBack Productions!

What: Pasadena Festival of the Arts
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
When: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Offramp Gallery hosts a closing reception for Claire Keith: Paintings; Minoru Ohira: Sculpture; & Olly Olly Oxen Free, curated by Kristi E Engle.

SSun-Oct12-OffRamp-ClaireKeithee image: Claire Keith, Party, 2001, oil on canvas, 13″ x 14″

Claire Keith will be giving an artist’s talk at 3pm.

Director Jane Chafin and Minoru Ohira will discuss Minoru’s exhibition at 3:30.

Curator Kristi Engle will lead a walk-thru of Olly Olly Oxen Free at 4pm.

What: Book Signing

Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

In Downtown LA…

In conjunction with Lily Simonson’s soSun-Oct12-CB1Gallerylo exhibition On Ice, CB1 Gallery will host a panel discussion entitled Exploring Antarctica: New Frontiers of Art and Science.

The talk will feature artist Lily Simonson, her collaborator Dr. Joe Levy, a permafrost and planetary geologist from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, and Mary Miller, project director at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception.

The panelists will discuss their experiences living on the ice in Antarctica and synthesizing cutting edge research with artmaking.

See image: Top left: Dr. Joe Levy; bottom left: Mary Miller; right: Lily Simonson

What: Art Talk
Where: CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th St., 90013
When: 4:00 pm
Phone: 213-806-7889

Back in Pasadena…

This is the FINAL DAY….see my theatre review on Huff Post.

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), presents KISS ME, KATE starring Wayne Brady.

TkissMeKate-flyerhis is the first production of the 2014-2015 season. 

“Kiss Me, Kate” runs through October 12. Tuesdays through Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 4pm and 8pm; Sundays: 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $35 -$145;

What: Performance
Where: Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
When: TWO SHOWS 2pm; 7pm
Phone: 626-356-7529

Have a great week. Spread your wings and let your art angel soar….I’ll see you on THURSDAY at noon!