East Village West, my Pick of the Week, a Taste of Old New York!

Pick of the week is an exhibtion entitled. East Village West, presented by Royal T and curated by Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf. In official partnership with “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” Magnuson and Scharf highlight and celebrate California pop culture and Hollywood’s influence on New York City’s neo-Dada art movement.

Hey what do you want from me?...I love the East Village...I used to perform there years ago....when it was really seedy. Gotta love that old New York Sleaze. Mayor GiulianiI changed the whole NYC vibe. Now it's like Disneyland. Sometimes, when go back to NYC, I really miss the smell of pee.

This will be an amazing night with light performances by Prince Poppycock, Timur of the Dime Museum, Drag King Mo B. Dick as John Sex (along with "his"Bodacious Ta-Tas) and more.

Also art by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tseng Kwong Chi, John Sex, Kitty Brophy, Bruno Schmidt, Kenny Scharf, Ann Magnuson, Vincent Gallo, Frank Holliday, Scott Covert, Stefano Castronova, Nancy A. Kintisch, Greer Lankton, Paul Monroe, Plasticgod and Randy. See more info under Saturday events.

Save the date…Tuesday Oct 4th…I will be performing as part of the Artist Palooza event at Tiato in Santa Monica. See below under special Tuesday mention for more info.

Wednesday, September 28h

Do your shopping on Wednesday at Whole Foods Marking in Venice this week as 5% of ALL proceeds goes to the Whole Kids Foundation to help bring gardens & salad bars to local schools.

Do your part & make Wednesday your shopping day!

If you are up for the valley (or live nearby) Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club (4349 Tujunga Ave. in North Hollywood) offers Scott Healy Trio with Bill Wysaske (drums) and Greg Swiller (bass).

Music charge is $15.00 plus $13.00 food or drink minimum. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.com or www.vitellosrestaurant.com; (818) 769-0905.

Thursday, September 29th

MK2 Projects holds a public reception from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Curated by Ed Moses, artists featured are Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses and Robert Wilhite. Valet Parking Available at Las Perlas.

MK2 Projects is located at 125 E. 6TH St., CA 90014. 323.933.4408. Rsvp to mk2projects@gmail.com.

In Echo Park area, pop into iam8bit located at 2147 W Sunset Blvd., 90026. Enjoy an artist reception for Manny Castro (se image) from 7:00 pm til 10:00 pm. Special performance by Karmin. http://iam8bit.com/

What about the Irish Film festival???? Tonight kicks off the opening night of The Irish film festival at the Linwood Dunn Theatre, located at 1313 N. Vine Ave. in Hollywood. Be aware you must be one of the first 100 people to rsvp….so DO IT NOW!!! laifopeningnight@gmail.com. You will be notified.

The festival continues in Santa Monica the rest of the weekend…Be sure to check out the website. http://www.lairishfilm.com/

Anyone near Fullerton??? Artist, Jim Dahl will be showing 10 new paintings of chairs and childhood past. This exhibtion, entitled Primary Chairs will be held at the New Community Café at the Fullerton Public Library. Jim Dahl is a wonderful artist.

The opening reception runs from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  The Fullerton Public Library is located at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833.

Friday September 30th

Don’t forget to check the Restaurant/Bar page, for music events at South and Figtree’s Café. Both have a great happy hour. http://www.ktrpromo.com/p/restaurantsbars.html

How bout indie films? Stop by 212 Coffeehouse, located at 212 Pier Ave.  Santa Monica 90405.  Gerry Fialka screens films as antennae of the race, broadcasting the hidden effects of what we have invented. From experimental films to political activist cinema to lit, art, music flix to avant garde documentaries, this series provokes new questions and features fiery discussions. The kingdom of Survival (2011 92 minutes). Event runs from 7:30 pm 11:30 PM Free.

In Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, stop into the Patrick Painter Gallery (# A8 & B2). Tonight they offer an opening reception featuring the work of Andrew Piedilato, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 310-264-5988; http://www.patrickpainter.com

Or downtown?  Fountain Art Fair happens tonight and tomorrow Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street LA, CA 90021). What the heck is the Fountain Art Fair, you may ask????

 It's a traveling fair, featuring artists from different cities...an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend. Artist, Rachel Rubenstein will be doing some live painting (see image)

Tonight is the opening night reception from 7:00 pm - 12:00 am. Musical Performances: TBA (21 & over); Saturday, October 1, 7pm - 12am;

Admission: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass (all tickets sold at door). Check their website http://fountainartfair.com/

Saturday, October 1st  

My Pick of the Week is the opening night of East Village West curated by Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf. The event will be held at Royal T and is part of the Pacific Standard Time collaboration initiated by the Getty Foundation.

The opening reception runs from 8:00 pm til 10:00 pm at Royal T, located at 8910 Washington Blvd.

East Village West celebrates California pop culture and Hollywood's influence on New York City's neo-Dada art movement.

Saturday's event will feature scandalous acts of live art and scintillating performances by Prince Poppycock, Timur of the Dime Museum, Drag King Mo B. Dick as John Sex (along with "his"Bodacious Ta-Tas), (hey, I’ve got some of those too), Stacy Dawson Stearns & The Psych-Out Dada Go-Go Dancers,

Plus Ann Magnuson, Kenny Scharf and DJ Howie Pyro. Also amazing video from Club 57 never before shown in public and CALIFORNIA NEW WAVE by Austin Young with Andrew Marlin, Taryn Nicole Piana, Squeaky Blonde, Fade-Dra;  Sizzling New Wave makeovers featuring electric airbrushing and  credit card blush! Make-up provided by MAC.

East Village West will feature art by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vincent Gallo, Tseng Kwong Chi, John Sex, Kitty Brophy, Bruno Schmidt, Frank Holliday, Scott Covert, Stefano Castronova, Kenny Scharf, Ann Magnuson; photographs by Robert Carrithers, Harvey Wang, Ande Whyland, Lina Bertucci; video by Barry Shils, Tom Rubnitz, Kenny Scharf, Ann Magnuson and still others.

Fashions by Natasha Adonzio (Natasha N.Y.C.) and Katy K; special 'vintage' DJ mix by original Club 57 DJ Dany Johnson in the "Porta Party" installation pod; PLUS cool ephermera and rare video provided by original Club 57 members like Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Kristian Hoffman, Naomi Regelson, Jerry Beck and so many more!

Beyond Eden 2011 will showcase the works of a half dozen galleries during the weekend Participating galleries include C.A.V.E. Gallery, Copro Gallery, Gallery Nucleus, La Luz De Jesus Gallery (in celebration of their 25th Anniversary this year), Toy Art Gallery, and Thinkspace.
At 8:00 pm there will be a special presentation celebrating the art and accomplishments of Anthony Ausgang. Admission is Free. 323.644.6269. http://www.lamag.org/

The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex.

With over 100 participating resident artists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists at studio prices.

Kim Barry and Joey Thate open their contemporary art studio, West Eleven, at The Brewery.

The opening night party is tonight and will be held at The Brewery Artwalk. Stop by and visit while you enjoy over 200 original paintings, sculptures and multi media works.

Admission is free and so is parking. Brewery Art walk is located at 2100 North Main Street, Unit A10, 90031  http://breweryartwalk.com/

Living By Lynne Leventen presents photographer Curt Gunther. Enjoy rare photographs of the Beatles and a special exhibit of his son, Steve Gunther.

Event runs from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fashion Show by leather designer Robert Warner  at 3:00 p.m. and  at 7:00 p.m.
Living By Lynne Leventen is located at 1627 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90403 (310)395-0707. www.livingbylynne.com

Or in Inglewood, The Beacon Arts Building presents a group show The Feminine Canvas, curated by Renée Fox.

Artists featured are Bijoux Altamirano, Meg Cranston, Zackary Drucker, Sara Hunsucker, Laura Krifka, Laura London, Yolanda McKay and Fay Ray.

This event will be held at the Beacon Arts Building, 808 N. La Brea Ave, in Inglewood, 90302, from 7:00pm till 10:00pm. http://beaconartsbuilding.com/

Sunday October 2nd  

Come enjoy the Pico Festival and Car Show at Virginia Avenue Park. There will be an exciting collection of booths and artist pavilions displaying and selling an assortment of art, photography, fashion, food, and services.

A special Gallery Pavilion will exhibit selected art. See image by Ray Mc Cray. There will be music and dance acts plus raffles and giveaways all day long. The Car Show will display a collection of classic cars from across Southern California, including a vintage SMPD squad car.

The Pico Festival starts at 11:00 am and will go till 4:00 pm at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave. Admission is Free

For more information about the festival and the Pico Improvement Organization call 310-829-9303; http://www.picopassport.com/

Country Club presents an opening reception for The Double Bind: Selections from The Annabel Vale Archive.This exhibition features the work of Jonah Freeman + Justin Lowe and runs from 3:30 pm till 6:30 pm at The Standard, located at 550 S. Flower St. Special performance by RTX

Between 1956 and 1983, Los Angeles socialite Annabel Vale amassed a vast archive of material focused on a network of subcultures and secret societies scattered throughout California history. The artists, Freeman and Lowe are known for their large-scale environmental installations in which a wide variety of social spaces are rendered in intense sculptural detail. http://www.countryclubprojects.com/
There is lot's more going on this weekend....Check back for the Weekend update on Friday!

Special Tuesday October 4th, Event

Artist Palooza features live music at new restaurant called Tiato, Market Garden Cafe, located at 2700 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica.
I will be performing my 'Strong Woman' Blues at this event. Artist Palooza is producing this show and also featuring a bunch of other singer/songwriters.

We've got the fabulous Alfred Johnson as well as The B.O.L.T, Vincent Grade, me Kathy Leonardo and others. This will be a fun night. It's free too, so come on down. www.tiato.com





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