2.23 lowRES ArtistPalooza TiatoArtist Palooza features live music from 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. at Tiato, in Santa Monica. Known for its fresh ingredients, Tiato, was named after the favorite spice of head chef Helene An, who just happens to be the mother of owner Catherine An.

At this free event, Artist Palooza will feature art and a performance, as well as a mixer open to all musicians.

They have a fabulous happy hour, which runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. FREE

Tiatoartistpalooza Market Garden Café is located at 2700 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica. www.tiato.com www.artistspalooza.org.


Ga2.23-GagosianGallery ursFishchergosian Gallery in Beverly Hills presents “Bed and Problem Paintings,” new work by New York artist, Urs Fischer. The opening reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

Artist, Urs Fischer is known for combining a bewildering variety of materials, including unstable substances such as melting wax and rotting vegetables….(ooh bet that exhibit smells good).

The reception will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Gagosian Gallery is located at 456 N. Camden Dr. in Beverly Hills, 90210; 310.271.9400; http://www.gagosian.com;

2.25 Hammer SanfordBiggersTonight, at the Hammer Museum, ejoy a free screening of Moon Medicine.  This optical experiment is produced by interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers. His live work, by turns troubling and inspiring, weaves found images of punk, funk, film noir, sci-fi, traditional Samoan dance, and Buddhism with original video content and improvised turntableism and veejaying. The result is an evocative concert that is as much jam session as it is a performative film screening.

The screening will be held from from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All Hammer public programs are free, but members will get priority seating. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm. The Hammer Museum is located 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90024; 310-443-7000; http://www.hammer.ucla.edu; 

FTFlyerLgFeb12-largeOlympic High School will be hosting its second Food Truck Night fundraiser tonight, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will be a variety of food and dessert trucks to choose from – all contributing as a fundraiser for programs serving students who attend Olympic High School, the Independent Study Program, the Off Campus Learning Center, and the Adult Education Center.

Come out in support of the alternative education programs of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District!

Olympic High School is located at 721 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica 90405.

MoneyVidiotsTHIS EVENT WAS JUST CANCELLED…..as of 12.02 PM…

Vidiots offers a special night of “Tale Spin” which is a monthly gathering of people telling true stories. Share your personal experiences, be sure to get there for sign up at 7:00 pm. The theme tonight, is “Money.”  So come, snack, drink, and meet interesting people. The first story begins at 7:30pm sharp. Seating is limited to 35. RSVP to Patty Meyer: pkmeyer@verizon.net.

Bring a bottle of wine or preferred beverage and/or an appetizer of any kind to share. The stories are free. “Tale Spin” runs from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Be aware that is does cost $10 at the door, but it is going to help Vidiots, our local visual storytelling vendors, stay in business! Rent some videos while you’re there.

It all happens in the back room at the Vidiots Annex, at 302 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90405. Parking available in the lot behind the store on 3rd across from Pico Bowl and on the street.