In Downtown LA….

The South African Arts Festival will hold its second and final events today.

CoSat 10.5 SAFestivalmmissioned by the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture, the South African Arts Festival features a rich mix of South Africa’s cultural production.

The event will showcase film and music. Seven South African films and six musical artists will be featured at free events in Downtown Los Angeles.

The 2013 festival will also host a series of professional film and music panel discussions/seminars. Selected by the South African Film Commission, showcased films represent the diversity of the South African film industry and include animation, narrative, and documentary works.

Be sure to check the website for full presentation schedule. For the most updated info, please visit

What: Festival
Where: Various Downtown venues – Omni Hotel, Grand Performances, etc.
When: 9:30 am  – 10:00 pm (film screenings start at 9:30 am)

Also Downtown…

Sun 10.6 LAArtcore BreweryLA Artcore holds an artist reception for two tandem exhibitions.

Curated by Lydia Takeshita, the opening will celebrate the work of two artists, Shirley Cannon and Myrna Katz.

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Brewery Annex is located at 650 A South Avenue 21, LA, 90031
When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320

NewpWU way over yonderort Folk Festival presents Way Over Yonder, celebrating America’s folk music scene.

Performers Conor Oberst, Neko Case and Brett Dennen headline, plus many more.

The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

What: Festival
Where: Santa Monica Pier
When: 2:00 pm

Also as promised, here is some info on the other LA Artcore event

WU 10.6 Union-LAARTcore CARD LGAt the Union Center for the Arts, LA Artcore presents two solo shows featuring artists Kunimi Terada and Makoto Gomyo.

Kunimi Terada’s paintings depend upon interactions and interrelationships of elements that are fluid and paradoxical. The drawings and sculptures by Japanese artist Makoto Gomyo at their heart, use found objects as a method to the artist’s interest in combining literary, metaphorical, symbolic and material content into a sculptural experience.

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 Pasadena…

The Museum of California Design will present its 2013 Henry Award for Outstanding Contributions to California Design to Frances Anderton in commemoration of the second decade of her KCRW radio program “DnA: Design and Architecture.”

TheSun 10.6 KingHouse0913a Benefit will include the Award presentation by Sammy Hoi, President of Otis College of Art and Design, remarks by Ms. Anderton, and live and silent auctions featuring excellent vintage and contemporary design, art and books. Beverages and a light lunch will be served. The venue is handicap accessible and there is ample on-site parking. The Henry Award was designed by Charles Hollis Jones.

The event will be held at the modern home designed in 1981 by architects Conrad Buff III and Don Hensman for Richard and Carol Soucek King on one and three-quarter rustic acres adjacent to Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco parkland. The Kings’ home has been designated a Historic Monument by the City of Pasadena and will be given to the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture to become the USC Carol Soucek King and Richard King Center for Architecture, Arts and the Humanities.

Sun 10.6 FrancesAnderton0913aCarol Soucek King is the author of thirteen books on the importance of good design, including “Empowered Spaces” (1993), “Unique Homes” (2006) and “Under the Bridges at Arroyo del Rey: The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life” (2012). Richard King, an international business advisor, is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Woodbury University, Chairman and Founder of King International Group and Co-Founder of GoGreen Solutions and Business Renaissance Institute.

Admission is $125.00; Purchase tickets here.

What: Benefit
Where: Richard King and Carol Soucek King house
When: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Phone: (323) 930-2700

Or in Downtown LA…2A Gallery (400 S Main St , #2A LA 90013), hosts an opening from 7-10pm.

Get out there and enjoy the arts!