In Venice…Abbot Kinney Festival takes place today – pop by from 10-6pm and enjoy. The event takes place on Abbot Kinney Blved and runs between Brooks Ave and Main all the way to Venice Boulevard. http://www.abbotkinney.org/
Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles is back at Highland and Hollywood…
In September of 2002, some of Los Angeles’ most prominent Italian American citizens got together and produced the first annual Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, offering three days of enjoyment for the entire family. Just like the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Galbani Italian Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles celebrates Italian culture, food and entertainment, and features live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner, and many games.
In addition to sampling wine from local wineries and food from some of Los Angeles’ best Italian restaurants, guests are invited to learn recipes from the cooking stage and play bocce ball and bingo with some of Hollywood’s Italian American celebrities and much more!
$5 Admission / Kids under 12 Free!
What: Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles
Where: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
When: 11am-10pm – Sunday, September 25, 2016
In Long Beach…Subtract On The Pier celebrates music from 2-10pm; Subtract On The Pier, 99 39th Place (End of the Pier), Long Beach, California 90803;
Downtown…Ibid Gallery (London & Los Angeles) celebrates the gran opening of its new gallery today from 2-6pm with a BBQ. Designed by wHY, the 13,000 square feet (1,200 sq. m.) of connected warehouses will be inaugurated with three exhibitions; Ibid Gallery will present two solo presentations from Devin Farrand and David Adamo, in addition to a group exhibition in the main space. Ibid Gallery, 670 S Anderson Street. To find out more about the gallery, visit our Upcoming Event Feature.
Attention all dog lovers…The Lincoln’s monthly event “Dog Day Afternoon” welcomes dogs to the iconic Venice watering hole, which opened this past spring. This event features a visit from puppies up for adoption from Designer Dog Rescue, with support from No Kill LA (NKLA, an initiative of Best Friends Animal Society.
All guests are invited to bring their pooches to the patio. In order to make guests’ dogs feel right at home on a lazy midsummer afternoon and evening, the bar will offer dog treats, water bowls, toys, and mixing and mingling in canine camaraderie. In order to make guests feel at home, The Lincoln offers Dog Day Afternoon drinks specials all day, an opportunity to support Best Friends, as well as 100% all beef hot dogs!
Featured cocktails include Bark at the Moon (Gin, Punt e Mes, Amaretto, Mandarin, Lemon, and Egg); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Vodka, Chartreuse, Grapefruit and Smoked Salt); and The Mystery Machine (Rum, Fernet, Lemon, Pineapple and Mole)—all at $10–and a Rosé flight for $12. In addition, all cash donations for the charities will be matched by the bar.
What: Dog Day Afternoon
Where: The Lincoln, 2536 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 3:00pm – 8:00pm – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Phone: (310) 822-1715
In Santa Monica…
bG Gallery hosts a closing reception for “Transported.” It was nspired by the new Metro line and changes underway at Bergamot Station.
See image: Gay Summer Rick, “Eastbound to Downtown”, oil on canvas, 40×30 inches
The exhibition considers travel as inherently transformative, literally and figuratively. Between the points of here and there, time passes, the scenery blurs and every moment in motion is the arrival and departure of a new location. Though the final destination may be foreign and potentially inhospitable, transcendance can be had by seeking beauty within the journey.
BG Gallery presents bodies of work by four artists whose work is informed by transportation – Gay Summer Rick, Susie Loucks, Danielle Eubank, and Tatiana Botton.
Tatiana Botton takes herself to remote locations and brings back stunning photographs of places most people would otherwise never see. Danielle Eubank paints the ocean waters and ice floes she encountered on an expedition to the Arctic Circle. Susie Loucks uses motion to transport the viewer to a new local by blurring the surface of familiar places. Gay Summer Rick uses her signature palette knife style to explore the essence of the commuter’s environment on the Metro lines, streets and freeways of Los Angeles County.
What: Closing recption
Where: bG Gallery (Bleicher/Gorman), 2525 Michigan Ave. G8A, Santa Monica CA, 90404
When: 3:00pm 6:30pm – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Phone: 310 906 4211
In Westchester…Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes at Otis College’s Ben Maltz Gallery, The Carpet Sessions are a series of conversations with artist Polly Apfelbaum and invited guests. Enjoy a talk between Apfelbaum and Connie Butler, Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum. Art Talk: 4-5:30pm; Otis College of Art and Design, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., LA, 90045; 310.665.6905; http://www.otis.edu/benmaltzgallery
In Santa Monica…
Upper West Restaurant hosts an art talk for the Southern California Womens Caucus for Art featuring artist Eva Montealegre from 4:30-6pm. Doors open to the public at 5 pm. If you haven’t stopped in yet to enjoy Montealegre’s solo exhibition, “The Cosmic Experience” at Upper West, this is a great time…it’s a beautiful show.
Montealegre will talk about her work and her inspiration. She has invited five other artists to each bring a work of art as well and participate in the art talk. Food will be available for purchase during the event.
See image: by Eva Montealegre, Spirit Horse 36″ x 48″ mixed-media with oil on canvas
For those of you who do not know, Upper West serves exceptional cuisine. “The cuisine is chic comfort food, said Montealegre. “It’s amazing in that the dishes are familiar yet elegant so you can enjoy yourself and give your taste sensations a treat. You get a farm to table feeling about the whole meal experience.”
Montealegre’s “The Cosmic Experience” is on view until: October 22, 2016
For more info on the artist visit her website at http://www.evamontealegre.com
What: Art Talk
Where: Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Phone: 310 586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com http://www.evamontealegre.com