Friday February 11th
The G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney)an ecologically responsible gallery and organization hosts Beer and Bangers for the Birds: Not Your Grandmother's Audubon from 6:30 till 9:00 pm.
Come learn about the birds and the beers at this event benefiting Audubon California. Audubon team members will be here to answer questions about Aves and brewmeister Brian Yaeger will tell you all about ales. Beer tasting, sausage sampler, and live music featuring classic rock cover band The Heist are included with your $10 donation to Audubon. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary valet and passed hors d'oeuvres provided. Good cause and a great deal!
Then stroll down the street to Cave Gallery at 1108 Abbot Kinney and watch live painting by John Park and enjoy complimentary wine at their latest opening featuring Shay Davis, Patrick Gannon and Macsorro from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.
Saturday, February 12th
Wow there is just too much to do tonight…..Let’s start with my PICK OF THE WEEK which can be your last stop.
Corey Helford always has wonderful openings. Starting at 7:00 pm, they stay hoppin till 10:00 pm. In fact people are usually being ushered out, since everyone wants to continue the party.
Again the exhibit is “Contemptorary Art” and the featured artist is Luke Chueh. As always refreshment and yummies will be served. Located at 8522 Washington Blvd, 90232, there is easy parking right on Washington Blvd and on adjacent streets.
Returning to the gallery for his second solo show, Chueh parlays his love/hate relationship with the Contemporary Art world into his most ambitious and concept-driven body of work to date. For his cleverly-titled new exhibition of sixteen paintings, Chueh has created four thematic collections based on his observations, experiences and study of the art world. Employing a broad spectrum of visual influences from psychology and sociology to art history, Chueh’s iconic characters appear strikingly different within each series, and a six foot fiberglass sculpture of “Possessed” will serve as the centerpiece to the show. 310.287.2340 http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/
Now for the rest of the evening….You may want to start off at G-2 (1503 Abbot Kinney 90291) and enjoy refreshments and appetizers from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm, G2 Gallery presents iLCP Reception A collection of images from the first 8 iLCP RAVEs, this exhibition focuses on the iLCP initiative RAVE (Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition) in which a team of world renowned photographers is deployed to create a portfolio of an area that needs immediate media attention. RSVP required to email@example.com. Complimentary valet and passed hors d'oeuvres provided.
OR head over early to Bergamot Station (2525 Bergamot Station)…..there are several openings there…..such as Copra Gallery, (T-5). Actually this one is a closing party….guess they want to close it up quick and get home early cause it starts in the afternoon, at 2:00 pm and runs till 7:00 pm. 310 829-2156 http://www.copronason.com/. There also happen to be three other galleries all running from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The Frank Lloyd Gallery (B5B) 310 264 3866 http://www.franklloyd.com. As well as The Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A) 310 453-9191 http://richardhellergallery.com/. And don’t forget to stop into the Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) 310 828-8488 http://www.rosamundfelsen.com.
Or stop in at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from 6:30 pm thru 9:00 pm for the opening reception of “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley”, the first major international exhibition to present a comprehensive view of the dramatic arts produced in the region. Be among the first to see the exhibition about which the Los Angeles Times says, "Surprises appear at every turn." The Fowler Museum is located in the heart of UCLA's north campus.
Enjoy, cocktails, music and light refreshments. Festive attire. RSVP: fowlerRSVP@arts.ucla.edu. Mention KTR Promo to ensure that you will get in.
Now, Wilshire Blvd. (off Fairfax) seems like it has planned out a nice little mini art walk….depending on where you are coming from, here is the list of what and where to go on Wilshire. Steve Turner Contemporary 6026 Wilshire Blvd. 90036, featuring James Benning and Jenny Herrick and running from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 323 931-3721 http://www.steveturnercontemporary.com/.
A& D Museum which stands for Architecture and Design museum has a really cool take on exhibits….such as their latest “Soupergreen” which explores the way technology can promote a more expressive engagement by design. A& D is located at 6032 Wilshire Blvd. and starts at 6:00 pm, ending a bit later at 9:00 pm 323-932-9393 http://www.aplusd.org/.
Then right down the street, next to each other are Acme and Marc Fox, located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Both exhibits run from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Acme features Jennifer Steinkamp 323-857-5942 http://www.acmelosangeles.com/ and Marc Fox features David Musgrave. 323.857.5571 http://www.marcfoxx.com/.
On the way to the Pick of The Week….stop in at the David Kordansky Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Unit A) to see the work of William Jone from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm 310-558-3030 http://davidkordanskygallery.com/
Then you’ve got till 10:00 pm to get over to Corey Helford and party on at The Pick of the Week!
Sunday February 13th,
The day before Valentine’s Day….what? You think I would forget to mention it? Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club (13589 Mindanao Way, next to Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey presents a Pre-Valentine’s Art Festival featuring 12 artists/crafts people with refreshments and door prizes 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. 818 521-2761.
Later in the evening, If you happen to be single, grab a friend and go to the Valentine’s Single Cocktail Mixer and Dance Party at the V Lounge 2020 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ages 30- 50 are invited to attend from 6:30 pm till 11:00 pm. There is a charge of $25.00….but you get a better deal for two, so call ahead to save on a pre-paid ticket and bring a buddy. 310 827-1100. www.reneepiane.com.
Monday February 14th,
Oops….they finally called me back and this one is completely booked….sorry!
Hey want a cheap date for Valentine’s Day?….grab your honey, make sure to bring a sweater, bring some wine and a sweet picnic down to the beach, watch the sunset, and sing some songs…..there ya go….Free music at the beach, you just gotta sing it yourself...but how romantic is that?
BOOHOO....this one is now closed....Had to give you something to do, that was free. You can bring a honey or find a new one at the Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica), enjoy a free Valentine Day’s concert of love songs from 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm, then off to your romantic dinner…Seating is limited, so you MUST RSVP….do it right away kids, it is quite a romantic place. 310 458-2257 http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/.