Well1.28 LOGO PinotNoirDaysdpi it’s the first day of my Pick of the Week, Pinot Days….The first event is “Santa Rita Palooza” at West Restaurant, Hotel Angeleno.  You’ll enjoy some amazing views.

Five celebrated The Santa Rita Hills winemakers will pour the best pinot in their lineup, including Clos Pepe, Pali, Hitching Post, Sandler, and Arcadian. Allow these amazing, charming winemakers to immerse you in this famed pinot region.

1.26 PinotDays HotelAngelenoAngeleno’s West will prepare pinot-paired appetizers for you to pair.

There is a $35.00 admission. Be sure to check their site for ticket info.

It all takes place from 6:00pm-9:00pm at West Restaurant at Hotel Angeleno located at 170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, Penthouse Level, 17th Floor. (310) 476-6411; http://www.pinotdays.com


1.26 PDC DesignLovesArtWell, you may as well head to West Hollywood. It’s that time again…Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art event….there are several galleries participating in this event tonight. Pacific Design Center,  located on the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard ... San Vicente Boulevard and Huntley Drive on the North side of the street  in West Hollywood, CA 90069. http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/

Sta1.26 PDC LesleyMoonrt with an opening at See Line Gallery (suite B274) where you can catch the work of artist and writer, Lesley Moon’s (see image) latest exhibition “Framed for Life.”

The opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; 917 604 3114; http://www.seelinegallery.com

Then stop into Annie Wharton Los Angeles (B 275), for the opening reception from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm featuring the work of Jason Trucco.

This is the first solo exhibition in LA for director, artist, and multi-disciplinary designer Jason Trucco. Best known for directing the first 360-degree interactive music video featuring Macy Gray and The Deron Johnson Ensemble, Trucco  is regarded as the leading director in the medium.  310-903-9566; http://www.anniewhartonlosangeles.com

de1.26 PDC Danielle McCulloughn contemporary (B261) presents space/adversity/motion celebrating the works of  Carole Silverstein, Michael Napper, Danielle McCullough (see image), Rema Ghuloum, Tim Forcum, Marie Thibeault, Chris Trueman, Grant Vetter & Tessie Whitmore.

The opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm till 8:30 pm. http://www.dencontemporaryart.com

Another Year in LA (suite B267), offers a group exhibition with artists Linda Day, Katy Crowe, Fumiko Amano, Gina Stepaniuk and Jerrin Wagstaff, Jacob Melchi, Linda King and Samantha Fields.

The opening runs from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. 323-223-4000; http://www.anotheryearinla.com

1.26 YoungProjects Childhood BertoldBrecht2011MatthewWeinsteinvideostillDon’t miss Young Projects (B210 & B230), who holds an opening reception from 6:00 pm -8:30 pm for “An Inducement, A Deliquescence, A Pungency Enveloped in a Caress: Recent Video Work by Matthew Weinstein” (that’s a mouthful) in the main gallery.  See image, The Childhood of Bertold Brecht (2011), Matthew Weinstein, video still.

Also featured in the Project Space is “Suspension: A Two Person Exhibition with Reynold Reynolds and Kevin Cooley.” 323-377-1102; www.youngprojectsgallery.com;