Recommended openings for this weekend…


Fri, Nov. 13th 7PM-2AM ($10 donation for Heal The Bay at door)
1446 E. Washington Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles
“ARTBOX” – a special exhibition benefiting Heal The Bay curated by Warren Brand and featuring work from a vast array of local artists as well as select works from Thinkspace, Gallery Nucleus and The Ronin Gallery + a live DJ set from Biz Markie, cash bars, and much more – group show features such names as David Flores, Crash, Augustine Kofie, Angry Woebots, Stella Im Hultberg, Audrey Kawasaki, Mike Brown, Thomas Han, Brian M. Viveros, Joao Ruas, Peekaboo, Asia Eng, Joseph McSween (aka 2H), Tony Philippou, Allison Sommers, Brett Amory, Emmeric Konrad, Tran Nguyen, Emek, Yosuke Ueno, Kelly Vivanco, Michael Pukac, Mear One and many more plus live painting from Mear One and Michael Pukac – valet parking available at lot next door  

Fri, Nov. 13th & Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM both nights ($10 admission / 18+ only)
City Center Hotel
1135 West 7th Street in Los Angeles
“Dirty Show” – world famous erotic art show – over 100 artists offer a scintillating display of modern erotica  

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
“I Hate Everyone But You” featuring new works from Tim Biskup, Matt Goldman & friends  

Fri, Nov. 13th 6-9PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
Book signing event with Lisa Petrucci for “Kickass Cuties” and Isabel Samaras for “On Tender Hooks”
(Special one-night only event)  

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Natural Wonders” featuring new works from Kevin E. Taylor, James Roper and Jeremy Lynch  

Fri, Nov. 13th 8-11PM
New Puppy Gallery
2808 Elm Street, Unit 1 in Los Angeles
“Golden Age” featuring new works and a massive installation from Dabs Myla and a group show featuring works from Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Luke Chueh, Jersey Joe, Persue, Logan Hicks, Paul Chatem, Anne Faith Nichols, Jacob Arden McClure, Peekaboo, Daryll Peirce, Peat Wollaeger, L. Croskey, Asylm, Buff Monster, Josh Hart, Phil Lumbang and many more
(On view through Nov. 22nd)  

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Urban Audio Manifesto” featuring the sculptural found object work of Mikal Hameed (aka MIIX)  

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
Cactus Gallery
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd in Eagle Rock / 323.256.6117
“Observations” featuring new works from Patrick Haemmerlein
(On view through Nov. 30th)  

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
Factory Place Arts Complex
1330 Factory Place, Bldg. A in downtown Los Angeles
“The Big Payback – Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction” – official party for the 15th Anniversary Auction that Juxtapoz is putting on to help benefit the Power House Project of Detroit, MI – DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT – featuring works from over 140 of the movement’s hottest artists. A definitive who’s who of the landscape of things going into 2010. Many artists are anticipated at the opening, so this is going to be one for the ages
To see a full list of the exhibiting artists and check many of the works in the show go to:
To bid now on works in the show go to:  

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-10PM ($10 admission)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles live figure drawing event
(One-night only event)  

Sat, Nov. 14th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Please Be Brave” featuring new works from Deth P. Sun including 200 5”x5” paintings
(On view through Dec. 2nd)  

Sat, Nov. 14th 8-11PM (hosted by Jason Lee)
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
“East Of Eden” featuring new works from Mercedes Helnwein – exhibit sponsored by WeSC
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 5-10PM
Orange Coast College – Frank M. Doyl Arts Pavilion
2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa / 714.443.5102
The Art of Alex Grey – selections from Grey’s “The Sacred Mirror” series including more than 300 self-portraits spanning over 40 years and much more – a do not miss exhibition
(On view through Dec. 18th)  

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
“American Animals” featuring new works from Liz McGrath + new works also on view from Charlie Immer, David Anderle, and Gail Potocki
(On view through Dec. 5th)  

Sun, Nov. 15th – Fri, Nov. 20th
MOCA Grand Avenue & The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Both Museums open their doors to the public for free during the huge opening week of “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years” – open for free during museum hours only courtesy of Ovation TV. Also open extended hours on Thursday from 5-8PM courtesy of Wells Fargo
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