Thurs 4.25 DianeRosenstein Untitled  E-131  webDiane Rosenstein Fine Art holds an opening reception for “Now and a Half,” an installation by New York–based artist Marco Breuer.

See image: Marco Breuer, Untitled (E-131), 2005, Gum bichromate on Fabriano (300 gsm), 19 11/16 x 14 1/4 inches

Throughout his twenty-year career, Breuer has approached his work as a systematic investigation of the conditions of the photographic medium and its relationship to related media.

On view: April 25th – June 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.397.9225

Scotch Pairing Apr 25 2013Upper West holds a very special Scotch Pairing at 7 pm. Glenfiddich Scotch, Upper West and the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market present “Local Flavors,” a unique pairing.

Chef Nick Shipp has brought together an delightful feast for your taste buds.

Start off with a 12 year old Glenfiddich along with roasted beets, fennel, red grapefruit, and cilantro-avocado espuma.

Next enjoy a fifteen year old Glenfiddich featuring heirloom carrots and Russian potato curry with apricot, tarragon, lime

Follow that with a smooth eighteen year old Glenfiddich paired perfectly with braised Rancho San Julian beef tongue accompanied with turnip and apple hash with chimichurri and farm egg yolk.

Laslowres UpperWest outsidet but not least, top off the meal, with a delicious aged Glenfiddich, (21 years), with a buttermilk-lemon panda cotta with rhubarb compote, thai basil granita.

What: Glenfiddich Scotch Pairing $60.00 plus Tax and Tip
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
Phone: (310)586-1111

Thurs 4.25 VeniceArtsThe First Looks Work-in-Progress Screening Series is a new, quarterly collaboration between Venice Arts and the International Documentary Association. The program offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.

This quarter, Venice Arts will be screening “Ride with Larry,” which follows retired police captain and Parkinson’s patient of twenty years Larry Smith as he embarks on a grueling three hundred mile bike ride across his state of South Dakota. .

What: Film Screening, Talk & Opening reception
Where: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: Art talk 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Reception 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846