A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

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January is jumping and there is a slew of major art shows coming to Los Angeles!  This post will list the major art fairs that are happening in January and February for 2020.


First off, we have PhotoLA, January 30-February 2 In Santa Monica, which showcases the best  International photography and it’s a really fun event to attend, especially if you get the chance to go to opening. PhotoLA is the longest-running  International Art Fair on the west coast with roster of 65 to 70 booths from art galleries, dealers and collectives from across the globe.


Next we have the LA  Art Show which is like the Super Bowl of art fairs. It’s at the Los Angeles Convention Center and downtown LA from February 5-9, 2020. It’s a contemporary art show with leading art galleries from Los Angeles, and all across the globe. LA is the leading art and cultural center in the world and this art show matches it’s diversity and quality.  



Frieze Los Angeles is a newer art show that started last year and was the talk of the town. It’s in the backlot of Paramount Studios , with related events, such as talks, performances, gallery openings in various locations in the LA area.



January 30 – February 2, 2020
Barker Hangar–Santa Monica, CA

LA Art Show

February 5-9, 2020
LA Convention Center, Southall

Frieze Los Angeles
February 14 – 16, 2020
Preview February 13, 2020
Paramount Pictures Studios


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Get the Scoop on Entertainment & Cultural Events in Venice, Santa Monica & Westside

Get the Scoop on Entertainment & Cultural Events in Venice, Santa Monica & Westside

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Just Added! New March Events:

Hammer Museum

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Her Dream Deferred: On the Status of Black Women

Celebrating the girls and women who dedicate themselves to promoting progressive change, the African American Policy and Hammer Museum present the third annual “Her Dream Deferred” through March 28-30 at 7:30pm. A series which studies black girls and women facing social injustice in the U.S.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
More Info Here >


Hammer Museum

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The Not So Silver Screen: Black Women in Media

This panel moderated by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw explores the inequalities experienced by black women in Hollywood. Sitting in on the discussion are Diahann Carroll,  Tonya Pinkins, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; April Reign, and Kristen Warner. Catch this special event on March 30 at 7:30pm.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
More Info Here >

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Say Her Name

This special program will pay recognition to the movement #SayHerName that honors the lives of black girls and women killed by police. Featuring stories from family members and victims of police brutality. Event will take place March 28 at 7:30pm. 
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
More Info Here >


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11th Annual Santa Monica Airport Art Walk

The 11th Annual Santa Monica Art Walk will showcase artist, L.A. Marler’s artwork on Saturday, March 18! Check out her Fine Art Studio and Gallery for exceptional art pieces! Attendees will be treated to a TypO Type- In workshop from 2pm-3pm and live music and food trucks form 12pm-5pm!
Located on the Eastside of 3000 Airport Ave near Walgrove
Details on Santa Monica Airport Art Walk >


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Outdoor Swing Dancing

Learn how to swing dance at Tongva Park, Saturday March 18! Don’t know how to swing? No problem! Dance instructors will teach you the basics! Beginners are welcomed, so get out there and dance!
615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Details on Tongva Park Swing Dancing >



All Events Below Are At Beyond Baroque:

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Inaugural LA Punk Film Festival 

Catch L7 new film “Los Punks” at Beyond Baroque and more films about punk in Los Angeles. You can also catch other local artists showcasing local venice art circa 70’s-80’s. This event is in conjunction with the Venice Art Walk and sponsored by BeachDancer Films. Get on out there and support local artists and check out LA Punk Film Festival on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm!
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Details on Inaugural LA Punk Film Festival >


LA Woman—Last Performance! 

Don’t miss LA Woman’s very last performance on Saturday, March 11 at 8pm. “A middle-aged actress at the end of her rope recounts her life and career, dramatically building to an explosive confrontation in this debut staged reading of the new work by playwright/novelist Richard Setlowe.” Sound interesting?
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Details on LA Woman >

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LAMBDA Lit Fest – Inside the Writer’s Studio 

On Friday, March 10 Lambda Lit Fest brings special guests, authors and influencers Patricia Nell Warren and Felice Picano who speak and write about the LGBTQ community. The panel will discuss Warren and Picano’s writing processes, influences, and their places in LGBTQ literary history. Get involved and don’t miss this great opportunity!
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Details on LAMBDA Lit Fest – Inside the Writer’s Studio >

Beyond Baroque

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International Women’s Day Celebration 

This glorious event will be paying tribute to women who participate in music, film, and poetry. This celebration will feature eight Venice artists who will share their experiences and challenges women face in the art scene. Come together and share your story on Sunday, March 12 from 2pm-4pm and mingle with inspiring women!
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Details on International Women’s Day Celebration >


Hammer Museum Events:

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Family Flicks Film Series: Betty Boop and Friends

UCLA and Hammer Museum have teamed up to bring people of all ages a special matinee show and screening of new and old classic toons! Grab your popcorn and drink and join them Sunday, March 12 at 11am! Early arrival is recommended so make sure to get there early to get yourself a ticket!
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Details on Family Flicks Film Series >

LA’s Hidden Gems and Where To Find Them! Plus, Food Truck Events.

LA’s Hidden Gems and Where To Find Them! Plus, Food Truck Events.

Here are a couple of LA’s underrated spots you can hit up and explore this weekend! Plus, food truck events that scream fun!

murphy ranch

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Murphy Ranch

These ruins can go unnoticed tucked away in the Pacific Palisades. This abandoned Nazi camp is now covered in graffiti artwork and is a resting/ exploration point through the Pacific Palisades trails. A slice of untold LA history hides away deep in our hills and is waiting for you to find it.
Sullivan Fire Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 


akff events

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Culver City Stairs

For all exercise junkies, the Culver City Stairs will defiantly make you work for that delicious slice of pizza (or two… ok maybe one more slice) you’ll be eating on First Fridays. The stairs stretches out to be approximately 500 steps. Once you get to the top of the stairs you have this beautiful view of West LA. You can also choose to take a 1 mile trail back down.
6300 Hetzler Rd, Culver City, CA 90232 

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Heritage Square Museum

Located in Highland Park, Heritage Square Museum can actually be seen off the 110 freeway. The square is home to numerous Victorian houses, a church, and more structures. Check out the museum every Friday- Sunday from 11:30am- 4:30pm!
More Info Here >
3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 



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Old LA Zoo

The old zoo stands abandon but is a sight to surely see and explore. One will find old cages and old animal exhibits you can go in and around of. After the exploration you can hit up the endless hiking trails Griffith Park has to offer!
4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Note: This is not the exact address. Look for a merry-go-round and you will find the old zoo)

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Self Realization Fellowship Shrine

Looking to go on the most relaxing adventure in LA? Here’s your chance! The Self Realization Fellowship Shrine is a peaceful retreat away from the big city’s noise and traffic. With lush gardens, a lake, and acres of quiet peacefulness there is no better place to get away!
17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 

Food Truck Events:

Food Trucks Events#FTLSA Happy Hour

Food trucks and beer, what more can you ask for? Catch Surfas happy hour tomorrow Thursday, February 23! This is a FREE event but make sure to RSVP, for space is limited! Maybe before the event you can hit up the Culver City stairs? Make it an adventure!
8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
RSVP Here >



food tuck events 5th Annual Hollywood Beer and Music Festival

Ok, maybe it does get better. Food trucks, beer, and music! The 5th Annual Hollywood Beer and Music festival is going off with a bang this Sunday, February 26! All past events have sold out, so make sure to grab your tickets soon for a good time before the new week begins!
 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Get tickets Here >

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