Weekend Update, Celebrate Earth Day, Easter and Art of course!

Friday, April 22nd

There are a couple openings on Abbot Kinney in Venice that may interest you. The Gebert Gallery (1345 Abbot Kinney) always has fun openings with very tasty cocktails. Tonight’s reception is from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm and features a group show with over 20 artists. Show will be on view through May 25th.  http://www.gebertgallery.com/.

The G2 Gallery, an environmentally conscious gallery always chooses to show exhibitions with a cause. Yes they have started to charge $5.00 for entry, but they do serve wine, beer and appetizers, so why not? It is 100% donated to an environmental charity. Tonight they are presenting an Eco Runway for Earth Day. This event will be featuring the eco-conscious active wear of Zavella, a socially responsible clothing company as well as Ladjili Jewelry(see image), and the GoodMakers Street Team. The GoodMakers Street Team will promote chemical free makeup and Venice-based artisan Veronica Brigitte Rose with Ladjili jewelry will showcase her handmade crystal jewelry. The event runs from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tasty treats by Chipotle. RSVP required toevents@theg2gallery.com; G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice. http://www.theg2gallery.com/.

Saturday, April 23rd

Earth Day is upon us and the Whole Foods in Venice celebrates with an Extravaganza. There will be all kinds of free giveaways. Local artist Ruth San Pietro offers a workshop from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in front of Whole foods. The actual event continues till 4:00 pm. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/venice/store-calendar/. http://www.sanpietropaper.com/.

Topanga also celebrates this day with their 12th annual Topanga Earth Day. All weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am till sunset. at the Topanga Community Club  Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, Ca 90290
Then at night, from 7:00 pm till 10:00pm enjoy wine tasting, live jazz and art. Check out their website for all the details at http://www.topangaearthday.org/All%20about%20it.html.

Topanga has some amazing real estate deals, and if you are in the market for a house, call Tanya Starcevich.. I happen to know Tanya personally and she is an incredible broker.

Tanya will be hosting an open house this Saturday from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm at 199 Cherokee, in Topanga. Drop in and say hi, it’s a great time to meet her.To make an appointment or talk to Tanya about what is currently available on the market today; call her at 310 739-4216. Hey you may as well drop in, if you are in Topanga for Earth Day.

ACME Gallery, at 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048 will be having a very special opening featuring the work of Allison Miller (see image) and Julie Haft Candell.  Event begins at 6:00 pm and goes till 8:00 pm. 323-857-5942; http://www.acmelosangeles.com

Steve Turner Contemporary, located at 6026 Wilshire Blvd, just east of Fairfax, 90036, presents Camilo Ontiveros and Dai Toyofuki. Reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
323 931-3721;
Carporale/Bleicher Gallery presents Busta & Schude with works from Dan Busta and Ryan Schude. Opening reception is from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Carporale/Bleicher Gallery is located at 355 N. La Brea Ave 90036. 310 237-6423; http://caporalebliecher.com.

Well tonight is the night to head on over to Bergamot Station at 2525 Michigan Ave in Santa Monica. It sure has a lot going on tonight.

Here are some more earlier event from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2), presents artists, Michel Alexis (see image) and Jennifer Faist; 310 829 3300; http://www.ruthbachofnergallery.com.

Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) showing the art of Andrew Falkowski from 5-7 (reception).310 828-8488; http://www.rosamundfelsen.com.

Then don’t forget to stop into Track 16 (C-1) to see the work of David Kuntz and Gail Greenfield Randall. This opening starts at 6:00 pm but does go till 9:00 pm. 310-264-4678; http://track16.com.

If you are up to going to Culver City…LeBasse Projects (6023 Washington Blvd. 90232) presents the opening reception of 'Outside/In' The New Street Art featuring: Herakut, Case, Alexandros Vasmoulakis,hark Toof and Bumblebee. Opening reception runs from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm. 310.558.0200;  www.lebasseprojects.com.

Since you’re in Culver City already, may as well pop into Parker Jones from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm to celebrate the opening of their latest exhibit, Viola, featuring the work of Phil Wagner. 213.618.6464; http://www.parkerjonesgallery.com/.

How about some music???
Stay in Culver City, since The Cinema Bar will be serving up some funky music with The Sugar Shack Attack, who will be teaming up with the Edgy John Abella Band (Honey Pie Jones) for a set of his BadAss Swingin' Blues with sultry singer Amy Cottone, 9:00-10:00 Followed by Miss Jessica, featuring bassist Greg Spann and Matt Herman on conga's! Cocktails, Beer and some Funky Live Music!  9:00 pm-1:30 am.

The Cinema Bar is a fun dive bar located at 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. north of Washington Place, 1 block south of Venice Blvd. (310) 390-1328. No Cover.

Or in Venice, stop into the Talking Stick, to hear Stefani Valadez and Steve Moos play a night of folk-Rock N Blues featuring Freedom Songs at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 1411 Lincoln Blvd Venice 90291 from 7:30pm till 10:30pm. Stevie Gurr will be playing as well with special guest, Al.’s Peace. There is an $8.00 cover on this one.

The Talking Stick offers delicious, reasonably priced salads, sandwiches, hummus & pita, tasty desserts, and an array of smoothies, coffees and teas in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere. 310.450.6052;

Sunday, April 24th

Go be with family and hunt for some eggs, (God knows I haven’t seen mine in a while). Let me know if you see a white rabbit!   Have a great Easter.
Or celebrate Topanga Earth Day, which is happening again today from 10:00am till sunset at the Topanga Community Club Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, Ca 90290.
Check out their website for all the details at http://www.topangaearthday.org/All%20about%20it.html

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