Recommended openings this weekend…


Michael Steele – showing this Sat as part of ‘Viva La Art’

Fri, July 24th 8-11PM

La Luz De Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667

“Post Mortem” featuring works from the late Gidget Gein

(On view through August 2nd)


Sat, July 25th, 7-10PM

Corey Helford Gallery

8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340

“Riddles In The Dark” featuring new works from Mia & “Heavy Petting” from Dave Burke + “Keep It Down” from Sarah Folkman in the loft


Sat, July 25th, 7-10PM

Nucleus Gallery

210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482

Beautiful/Decay: Book 1 “Supernaturalism” book-signing event & exhibition featuring Seth Curcio, Ben Tegel, Kyle Thomas and David Jien

(On view through August 3rd)


Sat, July 25th, 7-10PM

SCION Installation L.A.

3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840

The 2009 Vice Magazine Photography Exhibition featuring Tim Barber / Tiny Vices, Maggie Lee and Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

(On August 8th)


Sat, July 25th 8PM-Midnight (21+ / $20 donation at door)

Viva La Art! Art, Drinks & Music for a Cause

Wokcano Summer Lounge @ 1413 5th Street in Santa Monica

Group show / silent auction benefiting the Children’s Law Center featuring works from Edwin Ushiro, Julie West, Eric Fortune, Audrey Kawasaki, Luke Chueh, Seonna Hong, Christopher Lee, James Naccarato, Dave Pressler, Isabel Samara, Michael Steele, and many more plus DJ Casey Connor


Sun, July 26th, 4-6PM

La Luz De Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667

“The Late Fauna of Early North America” book signing event with Scott Musgrove + limited edition prints and his Glamour Cat toys will be available


Tue, July 28th 6-9PM

Gallery 1988 Los Angeles

7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088

“Curiosities” book signing event with Travis Louie


Wed, July 29th 4-7PM

La Luz De Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667

Tara McPherson book signing event for ‘Lost Constellations Volumes I + II’ + Tara will have limited edition prints, toys and apparel also available for purchase



Thu, July 23rd 6:30-11:30PM
Wonderhaus (old Wonderbread Factory)

1441 L. St., San Diego 92101

“Scribble08 Film Premiere and Art Exhibition.” Premier event featuring a new documentary art film “Scribble08,” art exhibition, live music and cash bar. Art exhibition features 25 Artists curated by Mark Murphy, including: Jesse M Balmer, Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Cathie Bleck, Matthew Bone, Marc Burckhardt, Collin Christian, Sas Christian, Kevin Christy, Christian and Rob Clayton, Robert Connett, Tony Fitzpatrick, AJ Fosik, Femke Hiemstra, Hiro Kurata, James Jean, Chris Mars, Jeff Soto, Gary Taxali, Thesis, Mark Todd, Damon Soule, Esther Pearl Watson, Kent Williams and Martin Wittfooth

Scribble08 art film features a 48 minute art documentary film featuring The Clayton Brothers, Martha Rich, Jeff Soto, Joe Sorren, Tim Biskup, Camille Rose Garcia, Kevin Christy and music by Tim Biskup, Joe Sorren, Jason Holley, MANUOK and more.


Thu, July 23rd 8:30PM-On
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar

410 Tenth Ave., San Diego 92101 / 619.531.8869

“Munky Bidness” presented by Munky King and Hi-Fructose featuring live painting and music. Painting live throughout the evening are Attaboy, Buff Monster, Food One, Carlos Ramos and Chris Ryniak. To take things up a notch, Buff Monster and Food One will be painting on lovely ladies as their canvas of choice. Gift bags for the first 50 people!


Fri, July 24th 6:00PM-12:30AM
Wonderhaus (old Wonderbread Factory)

1441 L. St., San Diego 92101

“Planet Illogica Release Party” featuring fine art, live music featuring Tyler Bates (composer of “300″ and “Watchmen”), cash bar, food and great friends. Featured artists include Travis Louie, Lola, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Nathan Spoor, Molly Crabapple, Dan May, Brandi Milne, Bob Dob, Jon Todd, Jeni Yang, David “Netherland” Van Alphen, Jonathan Bergeron, Chris Buzelli, Amy Crehore, Steven Daily, Brendan Danielsson, Leslie Ditto, P-Jay Fidler, Travis Lampe, Jason Limon, Tim Mantoani, Mike Maxwell, Joel Nakamura, Luke Ramsey, Chris Ryniak, Erik Sandberg, Raudiel Sanudo, Mijn Schatje, Matt Stallings, David Russell Talbott, Joe Vaux and Marco Wagner. Note: 21+ event.


Fri, July 24th 6-10PM

Subtext Gallery & Design Bookstore

2479 Kettner Blvd., San Diego 92101 / 619.546.8800

 “Meanwhile… at the Hall of Justice: A Collection of Superhero Mishaps” group show. Even superheroes have their bad days. What have your favorite heroes been hiding under their capes? Participating artists: Kozyndan, Bwana Spoons, Joshua Clay, Tiffany Liu, Angry Woebots, Kelly Vivanco, Matt Stallings, N.C. Winters, Shawn Wolfe, Demitrius May, Patrick Ballesteros, Aaron Thomas, Ken Garduno, Pamela Jaeger, Tocayo, PJ Fidler, Gideon Boomer, Eric Davison, Josh Taylor, Arbito, Aaron Jasinski, N8 Van Dyke, Tom Haubs, Scott Altmann, Ricardo Rodriguez, Jera Tidwell, Joshua Ellingson, Nathan Fox, Angelina Wrona, Shannah O’ Meara, Meg Hunt, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Marie Barr, CkaweekS, Newkon, Peekaboo, MyCryptonauts, James Jirat Patradoon, Justin White, Jonathan Wayshak, Zach Johnsen, Sherwin Viray, Graham Smith, David Finch, Stephen Gibb, Bradford Lynn & more.

(On view through July 26th)


Fri, July 24th 8-10PM

Ruby Room
1271 University Ave., San Diego 92103
$12 at the door / $6 for Con badge holders

“Comic-Con Afterparty / Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego 2-Year Anniversary.” Hosted by Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple. Molly will bring characters to life from her first graphic novel “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” where San Diego burlesque beauty Lady Borgia poses as the title character. Bring your drawing supplies!

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