Our Pick of the Week takes place today in Venice…the Abbot Kinney Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary!!!

In West Hollywood…Sun-Sept28-Leica

The Leica Gallery Los Angeles presents for the first time in the United States photographer Ralph Gibson’s newest body of work “MONO” shot exclusively with the M Monochrom Camera.

This very elegant new exhibition of 50 black and white digital prints focuses on structures, elegant shapes and lines.

Enjoy an opening reception and artist talk today. Gibson will also be signing his new book MONO at the event.

RSVP info@leicagalleryla.com

On view: September, 13th – October 25th

What: Art talk and reception
Where: Leica Gallery Los Angeles is located at 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 424.777.0341
Website: http://www.leicagalleryla.com/

In Downtown LA…The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA 90012) hosts an afternoon of readings from 2-4pm. http://www.thegoodluckgallery.com/

Also Downtown…

The California African American Museum presents a conversation and walk-through with the artist Mark Steven Greenfield and CAAM’s Visual Arts Curator Mar Hollingsworth in conjuncition with the work on view in the exhibition “Lookin’ Back in Front of Me.”

WiSun-Sept28-MarkSteven-CAAMdely known in the California art community for his tenures as Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center and of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Mark Steven Greenfield has tirelessly supported the work of local visual artists for several decades.

Over the same period he also established a reputation for his own artistic practice, both as a graphic designer and a fine artist.

Light refreshments to follow. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.

On view: September 25 – April 5, 2015

What: Walk-Through
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., LA 90037
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (213) 744-7432
Website: www.caamuseum.org

In Pasadena…

The California Art League is excited to announce its Gold Medal Exhibit “All That Glitters,” featuring original works of art in oil, acrylic, mixed media and sculpture.

The show is sponsoreSun-Sept28-CA-ArtLeague-SoireebyG.Lindend by the Women’s City Club of Pasadena and can be viewed at the Historic Blinn House, 160 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

Scott Canty, art curator for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, has agreed to act as juror. The California Art League (CAL) serves a membership of highly accomplished artists from the greater Los Angeles area as well as throughout the United States and Canada. Members are juried into the organization and work in a wide variety of media, producing works of all forms, from the abstract to more traditional fine art.

On view: September 27 – December 5

What: Opening reception
Where: The Women’s City Club of Pasadena at the Historic Blinn House, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91011
When: 2:00-5:00 pm
Phone: 626.796.0560
Website: http://www.californiaartleague.org/

In West LA…How bout some theatre?

It’s your last chance to catch this show…..Director/Producer John Stark presents “Oneill’s Ghosts” by Jovanka Bach, a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.

AFri-Sept12-Odyssey-JohnStarkward winning playwright Jovanka Bach’s play, O’NEILL’S GHOSTS is a riveting drama about the tormented relationship between Eugene O’Neill and his eldest son, and the psychological ghosts that haunt both. O’Neill’s Ghosts brings to life playwright Eugene O’Neill’s troubled relationship with his son and the haunting memories of his family that affected him and his writings. Taking place in 1950, the play also explores his relationship with his wife/manager Carlotta Monterey O’Neill, and, through his imagination, sends him into the past and his memories while writing his last play. O’Neill’s Ghosts is directed and produced by JOHN STARK.

This is a limited engagement. SPECIAL DISCOUNT- Use the password “Ghost” for $10 off each ticket purchase!

Show Runs through Sept 28 – LAST SHOW tomorrow; Tickets: $20.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Click Here to purchase tickets.

What: Performance
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
Phone: (310) 477-2055
Website: http://www.johnstarkproductions.com