PICK OF THE WEEK, The Donkey Show Wednesday January 26th

My Pick of the Week is early this week. Why? Cause My Pick, happens to be on a Wednesday evening January 26th and will be quite the provocative event at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The Donkey Show!!!  Gotta rsvp for this one and mention KTR Promo to be ensured that you will get in.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes The Donkey Show is indeed referring to the famed event one can witness on wild getaways in Tijuana….but this audio video exploration focuses on deconstructing the myth of what we Americans perceive to be Tijuana. Complimentary snacks and beverages provided. There are three events: 6:00 pm start at SMMOA to view the Cast of Vice never-before-seen F/W 2011 collection.with libations and entertainment 7:00 pm, a conversation with curators and at 8:00 pm, the Party…goes till 10:00 pm. See more details and RSVP INFO below.

Tonight, however, Tuesday, January 25th:The one and only Venice Artist, Rip Cronk will be honored at Dannys Venice at 6:30 pm.  Come be part of this Venice celebration.  "An Evening with Rip Cronk" at Danny's Venice 23 Windward Ave Venice CA 90291  www.dannysvenice.com

Known for his incredible Venice Murals, Rip Cronk is currently restoring the Abbot Kinney mural on the side of Danny's.  Enjoy special $5.00 "Cronktinis" (Martinis made with rum, St. Germain, and Fresh Grapefruit Juice).
Wednesday, Jan 26th:
You won't want to miss this preview showing of Venice Artists at the very trendy Joe's Restaurant, located at 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291. This exhibition is sponsored by Venice – Santa Monica Community Arts & Performance Events www.V-SCAPE.org. Enjoy tasty complimentary appetizers and wine. The opening begins at 6:00 pm and runs till 8:00 pm.

Keep the party going with a bit of a racy, but fun PICK OF THE WEEK THE DONKEY SHOW at the Santa Monica Museum of Art at Bergamot Station. Here are more details.

6:00 pm:  Doors open with entertainment and libations at the museum's shop, GRACIE, which features a one-night-only Cast of Vices pop-up store with the line's never-before-seen Collection No.4.

7 pm: The Donkey Show: A Conversation with curators Jim Heimann and Josh Kun, and special guest, author Bill Nericcio at Track 16, Bergamot Station C-1, across from the museum.

Party time: 8-10 pm: The Donkey Show Party in the SMMOA courtyard. Music by DJ Clorofila (from the Nortec Collective) and visuals by VJ CRO.

FREE Admission Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.
Don’t forget to RSVP: rsvp@smmoa.org with subject header The Donkey Show/KTR Promo or call 310.453.9184. www.smmoa.org. Be sure to mention KTR Promo since it is so late.

Thursday January 27th:

at Warszawa Restaurant (upstairs in the loft) 1414 Lincoln Blvd 90401at 7:15 pm. Enjoy the themed show Venice of your Mind, which features the music of the 60’s and the eccentric artistic legacy of Venice Beach.

I will be performing at this one….singing some Janis Joplin tunes. In addition to music, there will be poetry, spoken word and comedy. Hosted by Eric Vollmer, other talented artists include, Lee Boek, Vinnie Caggiano, DJ Carlile Kaitlin Ferrell, Frank Strasser and Carmen Vega,

Come enjoy the party with a small donation of whatever you can give. There is a suggestion of $7.00, but no one will be turned away. Enjoy complimentary wine and desert

Downtown always has such great Art Events…..and this one actually lasts till 11:00 pm. It’s the closing reception of “Besos del Jardín” Photographs by Rick Mendoza http://www.rickmendoza.com/

Thursday, January 27, 7pm – 11pm 410 Boyd St. Los Angeles 90013, corner of San Pedro and Boyd….there is free parking   http://www.410boyd.com/  (213) 617-2491. This is a fun funky restaurant right next to Little Tokyo with wonderful exhibitions curated by Andie Villafane.

Friday January 28th:

A&D Museum (6032 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036) asks that you RSVP via email to rsvp@aplusd.org by January 24th. Yes mention KTRPromo, when you rsvp, but do it soon.

The celebration of the Design Preis Schweiz/Swiss Design Awards continues January 28th from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm for an in conversation event with Colin Schaelli, winner of the Swiss Design Award in the Newcomer Category in 2009.  Wine and snacks will be served.

How about some music with Celeste Prince? Show starts at 7:30 pm at the G2 Gallery in Venice, 1503 Abbot Kinney. Prince got an early start, being signed to Capital Records at an early age. She has performed all over the world and is currently working on her next CD. $5.00 donation.

Have you heard of Last Fridays on Main Street? Yes there is such a thing....but it's been taking a while to get it going...but if you are up to a challenge to find the stores that actually are participating, I can start you off at a fun one...that you may end up coming back to at the
end of the night.... deyermond art + books 2801 Main St, always has a fun party. Enjoy live music, open bar and every book will be 30% off, for if you use the word “last” or “Friday”. Event should get going around 7:00….knowing them…will go on till 10:00 pm.

deyermond art + books is located at 2801 Main Street, Santa Monica California, 90405 310-450-4400  http://www.deyermondbooks.com/


Saturday January 29:

There is always lots to do on Saturdays….Pop into Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 where William Turner Gallery (E-1) will be featuring Ned Evans, recent paintings and works on paper from 6:30 till 8:30. Wine will be served. PH:310.453.0909 www.williamturnergallery.com.

Then on to Culver City….You’ll want to stop by Parker Jones at 8545 Washington Ave., This opening runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm and features Reality/Relax, an installation by D´Ette Nogle http://www.parkerjonesgallery.com/; (213) 618-6464. Wine will be served.

One of my favorite galleries, Corey Helford Gallery 8522 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232 310 287-2340 is having a major group exhibition “In The Nursery” from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm. “In The Nursery” is a contemporary re-imagining of the lost art form of paintings and sculptures for children’s rooms and nurseries.http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/; 310 287-2340. They always have snacks and complimentary alcohol. Sometimes a full bar.

Sunday January 30th:

Enjoy a tasty pancake brunch from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm catered by Ihop Beacon Arts 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood CA 90302. Stay for the panel discussion starting at 3:00PM sharp with "Densities" curator Peter Frank and future curators in Beacon Arts' Critics as Curators series. Beacon Arts Building will open at Sunday January 30th at 11:00AM for Art Fair early birds. For more info call (310) 419-4077; beaconartsbuilding@gmail.com; www.beaconartsbuilding.com

It is a bit out of the way, yet they do have fun events. But hey, free pancakes….Yum!

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