Lots going on tonight on the Westside….

Wed 5.22 Annenberg rebecamendez“Anywhere” includes photographs captured during GLOW Artist in Residence Rebeca Méndez’s travels to Iceland, a place she frequents for its unusual geological and climate phenomena.

Curated by Marc Pally, Artistic Director, GLOW. Artist reception 6:30-7:30pm (no reservations needed).

Artist talk follows, from 7:30-8:30pm; please RSVP for artist talk, reservations are not needed for reception.

On view: thru June 24th

What: Art Talk
Where: Anennberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 90402
When: 6:30pm – 7:30pm reception; 7:30-8:30 talk
Phone: 310 458 49-4904
Website: http://beachhouse.smgov.net/

Wed 5.22 L7NetworkingOr enjoy a FREE “L7 Networking Cocktail Mixer”
 at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica.

The event is free, just buy your own food and drinks. 100+ quality professionals expected. Don’t forget your business cards.

Free valet parking for L7 guests.

What: Networking Mixer
Where: Sheraton Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-877-6266 RSVP
Website: http://l7scene5-22.eventbrite.com

Also in Santa Monica…How bout some theatre…?

Wed May22 SMPlayhouse-CarlieandDoniBack by popular demand for one night only…Carlie and Doni perform at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

The show is rated R for strong language. (ooh, my kind of people… must be from NY).

$10 all seats. Call 310-394-9779 for tix.

What: Performance
Where: The Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, SM 90401-1391
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-394-9779 ext 2
Website: http://santamonicaplayhouse.com/

Get inspired with an artist talk at The Skirball Center with Gary Baseman. Tonight he discusses his recent travels to his parents’ hometowns in Eastern Europe and dissects the complex history of the area, a place vastly transformed from when his family called it home.  The artist reflects on the experience and on his own heritage, and shares tales he heard of “mythical creatures” while on this journey.

A Q&A and book signing follow the program. See image: Gary Baseman, Sketchbook Drawing of Mythical Creature, 2013

*Arrive early and view the exhibitionGary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open as well as Audrey’s Museum Store will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Program ticketholders gain free gallery admission! Also enjoy a no-host bar and the sounds of DJ Allen Voskanian (Bossa:nova) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wed 5.22 Skirball-Garybaseman mythical creatures lgParking is free. The Skirball is just off the 405 Freeway (exit at Skirball Ctr Dr). It is also accessible by Metro Rapid 761. Museum hours: Tuesday– Friday 12:00–5:00 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

There is an admission to the talk – $10 General; $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $5 Children 2–12. Exhibitions are always free to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Exhibitions are free to all visitors on Thursdays. For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.skirball.org.

What: Artist Talk
Where: The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049
When: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 440-4500
Website: www.skirball.org