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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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Friday, February 7th

In Santa Monica...

haleARFriday-Feb7-haleArtsTS S P A C E hosts its third annual "Love and Lust" group show. This year's show will feature the work of Christopher Hayden, Dan Pyle, Daniel Peci, Ellie Luna, Kelly Hoffman, Kyle MacKnight, Lee Jordan and Tiffani Roslak. All works will be available for sale, just in time for Valentines Day!

As always white wine and freshly popped popcorn will be served.

On view: February 7th - February 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

In Venice...

Fri-Feb7-VeniceStreetLegendsAt the Venice Bistro enjoy the Venice Street Legends…blues, country etc....you name it they can play it. Be Aware...I will Not be performing at tonight's gig. (remember, when I'm inlcuded, we are called the Country Legends...unless otherwise specified)

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).


What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/venicesreetlegends

In Silverlake...La Luz de Jesus Gallery, (4633 Hollywood Blvd.), hosts an opening from 8-10 pm. http://laluzdejesus.com/

bG Gallery presents "The Orgone Accumulators" a group exhibition curated by Daniel Rolnik.

ThFri-Feb7-bGGallerye exhibit is loosley based on Wilhelm's theory of an energy that "is blue, visible to the naked eye, and responsible for weather patterns, gravity, the birth of galaxies, emotion and sexuality." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgone

Artists include: Airom, Austin Irving, Christine Wu, Chris Rexroad, Courtney Reid, Daniel Rolnik, Frank, Gay Summer Rick, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Isabelle Alford-Lago, John Knuth, Kate Jackson, Mark Hanauer, Poppy Lawman, Ryan McIntosh, Shaun Berke, and Thomas Wittaker Kidd

On view: February 7th - February 19th

What: Opening Reception
Where: bG Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 6:30 pm-10:00 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983
Website: http://www.BGartGalleries.com

In West Hollywood Hollywood...

At thALWAYS by Dado Schapirae West Hollywood Library, an Italian artist, Dado Schapira has developed this site-specific project for the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.

For this project at the West Hollywood Library he has chosen books, and colored threads of silk and cotton as artistic media to express the concept of a global, universal culture carried by thin links among Nations.

See image: Always by Dado Schapira

"The idea is to use a book as physical support to enclose our history and our past on pages...A book tells the story, the memory of the world, of our lives. On its pages we find, immortalized and intertwined, our emotions, dreams, wishes, passions..........." (Schapira)

Letters that form words; words that form sentences and then passages, chapters and finally books in a circular process of knowledge; themes like flags, peoples, religions, sex, sentiments, sensations, all run along threads.

"When ideas and thoughts have taken form and the threads are ready to be intertwined, "woven", the work truly takes form; fantasy and imagination "fly high" to realize themselves in a fleeting moment, this is definitely the most fascinating moment .........." (Schapira)

EMOTIONS by Dado SchapiraSee image: Emotions by Dado Schapira

Schapira has captured in his work a real spirit and function of the library: the one to spread Culture and Knowledge among People and Nations without differences of race, sex, religion, and faith.

This is a Universal message that the artist would like to share with the entire City of West Hollywood and beyond by inviting people to join this moment of Art at the West Hollywood Library.

To RSVP visit www.facebook.com/artbeatwesthollywood

On view: February 7th - April 4th 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Website: www.art1307.com

In the Valley...

Carter Sexton (5308 Laurel Canyon, N. Hollywood) hosts an opening reception from 6-9pm. 818.763.5050;  http://www.cartersexton.com/

AlCathySegal-Garciaso in the Valley....

If you like jazz, head to Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia performs standards with Dave Moscoe on piano, plus Allan Walker on Tenor.

FREE Admission

What: Live Music
Where: The Artisan Cheese and Wine Gallery. 12023 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. One block east of Laurel Canyon Blvd.
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Phone: (818)505-0207
Website: http://artisancheesegallery.com   www.cathysegalgarcia.com