In Venice…

LAThurs 11.14 LALouver joel-shapiro. Louver presents a solo exhibition of Joel Shapiro. The exhibition features an installation of suspended work and new freestanding sculptures that continue Shapiro’s exploration of dynamic form.

See image: Joel Shapiro, Model of installation at L.A. Louver (detail), 2013

In preparation for the installation, Shapiro constructed a scale model of L.A. Louver’s first floor gallery in order to envision how the forms would react in the space. (ooh…can’t wait to see this exhibit).

On view: Nov 14th – Jan 11th
What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd., LA, CA, 90291
When: 6pm to 8pm
Phone: 310-822-4955

DAWlogoThe Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight….and I have always been a big fan. There are tons of great galleries and it a fabulous ART WALK…I am due a visit myself. if you have not yet been there….get yer butt down there!!! 

The event takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month and it’s quite organized…so be sure to check their website at

Here’s a new one participating…Angel City Art Show, featuring work by Los Angeles artists David Zentz, Curtis Weaver and Restitution Press, aka Ryan Graeff, in association with C.A.V.E. Gallery of Venice. Live music opening night by Rose’s Pawn Shop.

PThurs Nov14 DAW AngelCityhotographer David Zentz Photography will be showing a series of images portraying humorous observations witnessed during the last 10 years of his professional life as a photojournalist and documentarian.

Multi-disciplinary artist Curtis Weaver is inspired by science and driven by a sense of humor, having worked with the art collective “The League of Imaginary Scientists,” exhibiting internationally and most recently at MOCA.

Multi-media artist Restitution Press, aka Ryan Graeff, will be showing an impressive series of mixed media works.

Live Music by Rose’s Pawn Shop

What: Opening
Where: Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St.,
when: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Santa Monica…

The Macallan and Highland Park Tasting, “Scotch Around the Clock” takes place at Upper West Restaurant. You MUST Make a reservation. The special pairing event will feature a five-course menu and pairing which will stimulate even the most discriminating lovers of Scotch.

Tlowres Nov14 UpperWestFlyerhe dinner begins with Black Grouse accompanied by cold smoked Scottish salmon accompanied with caraway yogurt and dill. Then next, enjoy Macallan 12 year with a bread wrapped poached egg, and dried aged Serrano, chorizo hollandaise and spinach powder.

Cullen Skink, a traditional scotch fish chowder featuring smoked haddock, roasted tomato with herbs will be celebrated with a Macallan 18 year toast. Only to be followed with a Highland park 18 year with Chef Nick’s take on a classic Welsh rarebit, with scotch and coke braised beef cheek simmering in a basil pesto. The evening is not over yet… for dessert, Scottish pudding will be served with Highland 18 year crème anglaise and raisin puree.

The cost for the event is $65.00 per person. It includes a five-course pairing starting at 7:00 pm.

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