In the Valley…

PoSat 8.8 AritistCoop Powerof7wer of 7 holds an opening reception for a new exhibition featuriing Fifty artworks by seven artists.

Artists featured include: Adria Becker, Selina Cheng, Susan Gesundheit, Dafna Gilboa, Jeanne Hahn, Eileen Hecht, Debbi Saunders.

On view: July 17 – Oct 26

Free Admission  Street parking or park on site for $6

What: Power of 7 art exhibition presented by Artist Co-op 7 artists
Where: Encino Terrace Center Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA 91436
When: August 8, 4-8 pm
Phone: 818-885-8306

Also the Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight….It takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month. If you are free…head down for some fun art parties! Be sure to check the website.

Nearby, the Lark Gallery (129 E 6th St., E 6th St., LA 90013) hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

In Hollywood…

Thurs 8.8 RAW enmasseRAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, and performing art.

$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Parking is best on the corner of Hill and Olympic called “Joe’s Parking”. Rates are roughly $4 or $5.

What: RAWartists presents: En Masse
Where: The Belasco in DTLA 1050 S. Hill St Los Angeles CA 90014\5
When: 6pm – 9:45pm

In Venice…

As pThurs 7.25 LALouver Rogueart of the Rogue Wave 2013 exhibition which opened a couple weeks ago, L.A. Louver will host weekly artist talks every Thursday night at 6:30 pm for the next few weeks.

Enjoy an artist talk with Laura Krifka, Ashley Landrum, and Heather Gwen Martin, who will be providing visitors the opportunity to walk through the exhibition spaces, as they speak about their work.

What: Opening Reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 822- 4955

In Santa Monica….

Jim Beam is Coming to Dinner at Upper West. Tonight enjoy a special pairing created by Chef Nick Shipp.

ThThurs 8.8 UpperWest KentuckyClassicse evening will start off with with Jacob’s Ghost paired with Rolled Oyster Green Apple Tartar Sauce, Wasabi Caviar, Sriracha, and Lemon Verbena. Next, Devil’s Cut will accompany Fennel & Lamb Burgoo, along with Smoked Tomato and Croutons with Cilantro. Basil Hayden will be featured with Kentucky Hot Brown Brioche and Braised Turkey, complimented with Curried Tomato, Bacon Crumble, Cheddar Onduta and Basil Oil. 

For the main course, Makers 46 will make a grand entrance joined by Upper West’s own specialty Kentucky Fried Chicken, embellished with Pepper-Chorizo Grits, Ginger Mole, and Thai Basil.

Last but not least, the evening comes to a close when Knob Creek Rye will be paired with a Kentucky Butter Cake and Rye Chocolate Sauce along with Cream Cheese Ice Cream.

The five-course pairing is $60.00 per person, plus tax and tip. Call soon to reserve your table.

What:  Pairing Dinner
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
Phone: (310)586-1111