Recommended openings for this weekend…

Dabs Myla 'Greatest Hits' - showing in 'Fresh' this Friday at Thinkspace
Dabs Myla 'Greatest Hits' - showing in 'Fresh' this Friday at Thinkspace

Thurs, Feb. 11th Noon-9PM
Downtown Art Walk
Open galleries and special events take over downtown Los Angeles – check site for special events  

Thurs, Feb. 11th 9PM-2AM ($5 with RSVP / $10 without – 21+ only)
Club Nokia
800 West Olympic Blvd @ Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles
‘I Am Laser’ – monthly post downtown LA Art Walk night of future culture featuring live electronic music and live painting courtesy of Cannibal Flower featuring Yuki Miyazaki and Ashley Bowers –  

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Modus Alone” featuring new works from Damon Soule + “Fresh” group show featuring new works from Linnea Strid, Jacub Gagnon, Josie Morway, Dabs Myla, Wesley Burt, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, and John Park
(On view through March 5th)  

Fri, Feb. 12th 7-10PM
THIS Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa in Los Angeles
“These Friends” group show featuring works from Richard Colman, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andy Mueller, Geoff McFetridge, Leo Fitzpatrick, Noah Kalina, Corey Arnold, Mercedes Helnwein, Andy Jenkins, Travis Millard, Michael Sieben, Kevin Taylor, Adam Wallacavage, Florencio Zavala, Ben Woodward, Sage Vaughn, Jim Houser, Shepard Fairey, The Cobrasnake, Christopher Bettig, and many more  

Fri, Feb. 12th 8PM-Midnight
Vlad The Retailer
4313 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
‘Bitter Sweet: A Valentine’s Show’ – group show featuring the Girls Drawin’ Girls collective made up of women artists that specialize in pin-up art  

Sat, Feb. 13th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
‘Tempest’ featuring new works and an installation from Martin Wittfooth and ‘The Burgeoning’ from Chris Ryniak
(On view through March 6th)  

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-10M
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘You Are Not Falling, You Are Floating’ featuring new works from David Hochbaum

Sat, Feb. 13th 6-9PM
Gallery Eight Two Five
825 North La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles
“Wheels Of Imagination” featuring new works from Tommy Hollenstein
(On view through March 12th)  

Sat, Feb. 13th 3-5PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St. in Alhambra
Book-signing event with Barron Storey and Kent Williams  

Sat, Feb. 13th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Year Of The Tiger’ group show featuring works from Apak!, Robert Bellm, Christopher Bettig, Luke Chueh, Jen Corace, Matt Furie, Susie Ghahremani, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Jeremiah Ketner, Dan-ah Kim, Le Merde, Eric Nyquist, Matrin Ontiveros, Albert Reyes, Scrappers, Bwana Spoons, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Jeni Yang, and many more  

Sat, Feb. 13th 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
“Goodbye Golden State” featuring new works from Alison Blickle
(On view through March 13th)  

Sat, Feb. 13th 8PM-4AM (18 and over – see site for ticket prices)
Lucent L’amour
700 West 32nd St. in Los Angeles
Annual event being held at The Shrine Expo Hall this year and the adjacent outdoor lot (rain or shine) – check site for full details – art installations, live painting, performances galore, an on-site art gallery, interactive environments, giant sculptures, live music… check out the site, looks pretty intense and features over 100 artists total  

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-9PM
Pasadena Museum Of California Art
490 East Union Street in Pasadena
‘The Ulysses Guide To The Los Angeles River’ group show featuring works from Chaz Bojorquez, Rob Sato, and many more – inspired by the book of the same name + a solo show from The Sumi Ink Club in their project room + a Millard Sheets retrospective featuring over 80 works in the main gallery – well worth a trip to Pasadena
(On view thorugh May 30th)  

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-11PM
Sherman Gallery (Thinkspace Gallery pop-up show)
4039 Lincoln Blvd in Marina del Rey (near intersection of Washington Blvd and Lincoln Blvd near Venice)
“Give Me Space To Think” – curated by Thinkspace and Cannibal Flower – special showcase featuring artists that will be exhibiting at Thinkspace and Cannibal Flower in 2010 – featuring works from Allison Sommers, Anthony Clarkson, Dabs Myla, Jacub Gagnon, John Park, 2H, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Tran Nguyen, Yosuke Ueno, Brian Robertson, Crystal Sylver, Delphia, Erik Siador, Godfrey Mawema, Jessica Blowers, Louie Metz, Macsorro, Michael Pukac, Mickey Edtinger and N.S. David + live painting from Dabs Myla, Anthony Clarkson, and Lefty Joe + live DJ action from Mr. NumberOnederful & X-Point
(On view through Feb. 27th)  

Sat, Feb. 13th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles
New works from Dave McKean – last show at Billy’s Culver City location – come out and celebrate the end of an era
(On view through March 6th)

Sun, Feb. 14th 7-11PM
The Strange
4316 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
‘The Love Show’ featuring works from Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Farron Loathing, Shervin Iranshahr, Savanna Snow, JohnPaul Altamirano, Jeff McMillan, Chantal Menard, Corey Kopp and many more – special support from Amoeba Music, LA Weekly abd Tana’s Fun Cakes – don’t miss this one

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