Pick of the Week is this Saturday, National Geographic Photographer, Brian Skerry at G2

Well, since the world did not end…GET OUT THERE and HAVE SOME FUN!  What are you waiting for?  Hey its Memorial Day weekend!

My Pick of the Week is this Saturday, at one of my favorite galleries in Venice. G2 Gallery, (1503 Abbot Kinney), is having an artist reception for Brian Skerry, a brilliant National Geographic photographer. Skerry, specializes in underwater photography and his images are simply breathtaking. 

This event takes place from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm. Yes it does cost a mere $5.00, but this happens to be a fundraiser for Heal the Bay, and it’s a great cause. Wine, refreshments and appetizers will be served. Don’t forget to RSVP at events@theg2gallery.com.

BTW…. Carnevale Venice Beach! is CANCELLED. Yes it was scheduled for June 4th, but I have been asked by the producers to post that it is indeed cancelled….BOOHOO. Check out their facebook page for all the details. It all boils down to the city’s ridiculously high fees!

Wednesday, May 25th

Join deyermond art + books, 2801 Main Street, in Santa Monica, every Wednesday night for an eclectic display of spoken word, music, song and dance.8:00-11:00 PM. www.deyermondbooks.com.

Once again, The Santa Monica Place Mall offers the “Movies on the Deck” series. Tonight’s movie is Casablanca and once again will be held on the rooftop at The Santa Monica Place Mall... This will be happening every Wednesday. Movies start at 7pm and yes it’s FREE, but come early if you want to grab a great seat. There are heaters on the deck. You're welcome to bring blankets or your own chairs, but there will also be seating there. This free event and runs from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm http://www.santamonicaplace.com/events/event.aspx?eid=29207.

Artist Palooza is a fun free music night and jam. If you are a musician, or just love music, head on over to Club Fais Do Do at 5253 W. Adams Blvd. I have played this event before and the bands have been really great, so you are in for a treat. The new home to Club Fais Do Do, boasts a large stage, for the many bands that are set to jump up on it.  Though, it is a large space, there is still a cozy at home feel with couches and chairs and tables. Food and spirits are available for sale. If you do want to perform, get there early; sign up starts at 7:00 pm and the show runs from 7:30 pm till midnight. www.artistpalooza.org.

Guitarology is the place to be. Its the best kept secret….Amazing guitarists show up to jam. Held at the Melody Bar & Grill (9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 90045), every Wednesday, it offers some fantastic players from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm. Tonight, David Kalish is guest hosting. Reservations suggested. 310 670-1994.

Thursday, May 26th

Well there is lots going on tonight at the Pacific Design Center….depending on where you are coming from, it may be worth the trip. The Pacific Design Center is located in West Hollywood, at 8687 Melrose Ave., 90069 and most of the events are happening from around 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Another Day in LA offers, Artist Joe Amrhein’s exhibition, “A Fallibility of Perception” on the 2nd Floor, B267. 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm.  323-223-4000; (See image) http://www.anotheryearinla.com/.

Also beginning at 5:00 pm (runs till 8:30) there is a group show called “When my Solution is a Hammer, All my Problems Look Like Nail”, at Den Contemporary (B261) See image by Kristi Lippire (see image). 323 422- 6340; http://www.dencontemporaryart.com/.

Then stop in to See Line Gallery to see another group show located in suite B274 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 917 604 3114; http://www.seelinegallery.com

Of course, there’s Superfront LA (208) who will be featuring Robert B. Trempe Jr. The opening reception for the show, “Timeless: An Exhibition Exploring the 4D of Space” happens from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. http://losangeles.superfront.org/.

Now you gotta stop in for the Otis student show at the Industry Gallery; 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/

Hey if you are in West Hollywood anyway, stop by Regen Projects II, at 9016 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm for the opening reception of artist, Elliott Hundley’s latest show. 310 276-5424; http://www.regenprojects.com/.

Then pop by Prism at 8746 W. Sunset Blvd, 90069 to see Ryan McGinness from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. http://www.prismla.com/.

Or hang in Venice….some fun shows going on

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents “May be”, a musical variety show featuring Gary Gordon, Larry Hankin, Lee Boek, Thessaly Lerner, DJ Carlile, and Doug Spitz & Kaitlin Ferrell. This event is produced and hosted by Eric Vollmer and will be held at Warszawa Restaurant, 1414 Lincoln Blvd., in Santa Monica. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Donations encouraged.

Paparazzi Comedy now EVERY Last Thursday of the month at The Canal Club 2025 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, CA. Check out the hottest and funniest comics on the Westside. Hosted by Kente Scott, tonight’s show features Tony Milazzo, with headliner, Julio Gonzalez. Also performing is Kevin Tate, Tiffany Baker, Ioka, Kristi McHugh, Janet Rousseau and special guest Stevie Mack Valet and Street parking available. Happy hour drink and food specials available. 

Show starts at 8:00 pm. There is a $5.00 charge BUT, if you rsvp and get there early you will get in FREE before 8:00 pm. So don’t forget to RSVP at paparazzicomedy@yahoo.com Produced by Gisele and event coverage by partyby5.com. Please arrive early, there is limited seating.

Friday May 27th

There are a couple openings on Abbot Kinney in Venice that may interest you. The Gebert Gallery (1345 Abbot Kinney) always offers a classy opening with very tasty cocktails. Tonight’s reception from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm features artist, Dirk De Bruycker (See image) http://www.gebertgallery.com/.

Venice’s own G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney welcomes The Murphy Family Band at 7:30 pm. The Murphy Family Band consists of 14 year old Sara on fiddle, 18 year old Kyle on mandolin and fiddle, dad Jim on guitar, Doug Davis on bass, Paula Lane on resonator guitar, and Bill Knopf on banjo. There is a $5.00 admission, but as always, it goes directly to environmental charities. http://www.theg2gallery.com;

Saturday, May 28th
Back to MY PICK OF THE WEEK….G2 Gallery presents an artist reception for National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry who specializes in underwater photography. This event takes place from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm. There is a $5.00 admission at the door which will directly support Heal the Bay Reservations required. RSVP at events@theg2gallery.com. G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice.  310-452-2842; http://www.theg2gallery.com/.

Topanga Days starts today and runs all weekend. See Sunday/Monday events for a full listing.

Tonight, you may want to head over to Santa Monica. Start off at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Skidmore Contemporary (B-5) is having an early opening (from 4:00 pm- 6:00pm). Enjoy Robert Charles Dunahay’s latest exhibition entitled “New Getty”. 310-828-5070; http://bit.ly/kpPRtC.

Then stop in Shoshana Wayne Gallery at (B-1), 90404. Reception runs from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The featured artist is Tony Orrico. 310.453.7535; http://bit.ly/aHU11F.

And don’t miss the show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) who is offering works by Jean Lowe from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm (reception).310 828-8488; http://bit.ly/5vyJlz.

Stay in Santa Monica, for a fun art scene at 18th Street Arts, who will be presenting artists, Darlene DiBona and Amy Justen. 18th Street Arts is located at 1639 18th Street 90404, and the event runs from 7:00 pm-10:00pm.  (310) 453-3711; http://www.18thstreet.org.

If Miracle Mile is closer to your hood... Steve Turner Contemporary, presents Alida Cervantes (see image) and Isaac Resnikoff. Reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Steve Turner Contemporary is located at 6026 Wilshire Blvd, just east of Fairfax, 90036, 323 931-3721; http://bit.ly/2Nhpss.

Then stop by ACME Gallery, at 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048 who will be having a very special opening featuring Miles Coolidge (see image). Event begins at 6:00 pm and goes till 8:00 pm. 323-857-5942; http://www.acmelosangeles.com

Sunday May 29th

Carporale/Bleicher Gallery presents the closing reception for Lizzy Waronker (see image). Opening reception is from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Carporale/Bleicher Gallery is located at 355 N. La Brea Ave 90036. 310 237-6423; http://caporalebliecher.com.

Also, I’d like to give a shout out to Tanya Starcevich, an amazing broker. If you are looking to buy a house, condo etc…..this is the broker for you. Tanya is a determined, articulate and kind broker, who will consistently search for what you are looking for. 

She will be having an open house today, Sunday from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm at 199 Cherokee, in Topanga. Drop in and say hi, it’s a great time to meet her.
Check out the two story, 3 bedroom, two bath beauty at 153 Apache in Topanga.

To make an appointment or talk to Tanya about what is currently available on the market today; call her at 310 739-4216. http://www.tanyashouses.com/.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Event

If you are looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day, don’t forget, Topanga Days is all weekend and Monday too….Tickets are $20.00 and they are open from 10:00 am till 7:00 pm. Location is 1440 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Bring a blanket and some food and water….(gotta hide the alcohol). No pets allowed. Check the website for a full listing of times and music.  Don’t forget to wear sun protection. http://www.topangadays.com/.

Enjoy the holiday and Thanks to all the servicemen and their families! 

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