8.29-OtisPMIn Westchester, the Bolsky Gallery, at Otis College of Art and Design holds a gallery talk for the group exhibition, “Invoking LA,” which is currently on dsplay. Curated by Paige Tighe, the show features artists, Claire Cronin, Mark X Farina, Michael Vincent Garcia and more.

Niko Solorio, Yaweh or the Highway, 2010, video still

On view: June 30th – August 29th

What: Artist Talk, “Invoking LA”
Where: Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd LA 90045
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 665-6905
Website: http://www.otis.edu/public_programs/bolsky_gallery/

Wed-8.29-MelodyBar-LeukamiafundraiserAugust2012This afternoon stop by the Melody Bar and Grill to support a great cause and enjoy some good times and discounted beverages!

Any purchase made between 4pm-7pm will directly benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Bar Melody has generously agreed to donate 20% of ALL sales during their Happy Hour to help the LLS fund blood cancer research and provide patient services. SHAZAAM!

If you can’t make it, but would like to donate to the LLS office’s annual Light The Night Walk Team please check out this link: http://pages.lightthenight.org/los/UCLA12/RLicht.

What: Leukemia & Lymphoma Benefit at Melody Bar and Grill
Where: Melody Bar 9132 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045-4804

When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 670-1994
Website: http://www.melodylax.com/

Parking: Free in the back

In tThe Gate Logohe Valley…

Enjoy some live music or take your tune and sing some yourself.

This week will be a totally mixed bag of instrumentalists and vocalists!

Hosted by vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia and saxophonist Allan Walker, music featured will be by the greats: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, etc!

Jazz7.11 Wedjam CathySegalGarcia vocalists and instrumentalists welcome to perform!

FREE admission, but there is a $10.00 minium for food or drink….so have some fun and sing some songs!…Celebrate it’s a Wednesday night!

What: Wednesday night Jazz Jam Session
Where: The Gate of Encino Mediterranean Restaurant. 16925 Ventura Blvd, just west of Balboa Blvd.
When: Every Wednesday night, 7:30 to 11:00
Phone: (818) 788-9800
Website: www.cathysegalgarcia.com   http://www.thegatetothemediterranean.com

Or In Wed-8.29 MichelleMorrisVenice…..

Venice Arts presents their 15th installment of Open Show Los Angeles.

This will be Venice Arts’ 4th time patnering with Open Show, since the project launched in 2010.

The exhibition will feature Los Angeles based contemporary artists, Michelle Morris, Charles Christopher, Lori Pond and Ken Chernus.

What:Wed 8.29 VeniceArts Charleschristopher Opening reception, Open Show Los Angeles, Michelle Morris, Charles Christopher, Lori Pond and Ken Chernus
Where: Venice Ar
ts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291
When: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website:
http://venicearts.org/