Villains Tavern “White Trash Christmas Party” ~ Thursday, December 18th

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Drink Specials:
$2 Keystone beer, Schlitz tall cans
$4 homemade Jameson Fireball shots
Holiday Cocktails including White Chocolate Peppermint Martinis and Trash Can Punch

Rap Party w Jonwayne / Chester Watson / Russ ~ This Thursday at the Echo

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Passion of the Weiss presents Jonwayne, Chester Watson, and Russ at the Echo. Hosted by Veris with DJ Salinger. Thursday, December 19th at 9pm.  More info here.

Esta Soy Yo 2014 Exhibit ~ Dec. 13th

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You’re invited to check out this youth photography exhibit in Boyle Heights, part of the Las Fotos Project, which empowers girls to learn photography and change their lives and their community through creativity. The event takes place at the always excellent Hardware Studio. Keep reading for some photos of the photographers in action…


Smogtown Presents Trece ~ Tonight!


Every Trece show has been one of the best of the year, don’t miss tonight’s at Plaza de la Raza, which is said to be the last one. Many of our favorite artists will have art on display and for sale, including hand-painted skateboards from Gajin Fujita, Satterugly and more.

3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles CA. More info here. Keep reading for some more images and the official announcement.


RBMA Panamérika Presenta SABROSURA ~ Wednesday Night in Downtown Los Angeles


Note: This is a free show featuring Nortec Collective, Jungle Fire, Subsuelo, El Conjnto Nueva Ola and Maria Y Jose at the Regent Theater!  If you want to attend, you must RSVP HERE.

LA Vida Tattoo: Grand Opening is Tonight!


LA Vida Tattoo Grand Opening and Art Show is taking place this Saturday December 6th. Showcasing candles done by artists from all over dedicating them to the memory of beloved LA figure Mr. Trigz (LATACO story) who was killed this past October. LA Vida Tattoo shop is located at 6342 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, California. Trigz himself was running and trying to keep this open and running before he passed. All candles will be up for sale that night of the opening and all proceeds will go directly to the shop to keep it open.

For more information about this opening check out @lavidatattoo on Instagram.

Subliminal Projects Holiday Bazaar 2014


One day only– December 6th 2-6PM. Exhibiting artists include: Amanda Gordon Dunn, Andrew Holder, Angela Chvarak, Anthony Sneed, Britt Harrison, Casey Ryder, Dale Dreiling, Ernesto Yerena, Francisco Reyes Jr., j.frede, Michael C. Hsiung, MR Herget, Nicholas Bowers, Nil Ultra, Richard David Sigmund, Shepard Fairey, Sterling Bartlett, and Tara Smith.

More info here.

Yuca’s Restaurant Presents the Empty Bowls Project ~ December 7th


Preview: Flower Pepper Gallery’s 3rd Year Anniversary Show ~ Opens Saturday, December 6th


Pasadena’s Flower Pepper Gallery will celebrate their 3rd Year Anniversary with a special exhibition featuring works of art by some of gallery’s most promising local and international artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Exhibition: December 6th, 2014 – January 7 th, 2015

Keep reading for complete artist list, and an exclusive preview of some of the works that will be on display…

Author Discussion: Sam Sweet at the L.A. Public Library ~ December 7th


Sam Sweet’s All Night Menu is a series of booklets about the untold histories of Los Angeles. Each volume contains eight addresses; each address reveals a different strand of L.A. culture. These outwardly anonymous addresses unlock accounts of boxers, ballerinas, tattooers, taggers, matadoras, mentalists, and longshoremen. The stories encompass all time periods, subcultures and sections of the city.


Preview: Quam Odunsi “Distinction without a Difference” ~ Opens Nov. 20th at Design Matters

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Design Matters is proud to present the third solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi, Distinction without a Difference.

Distinction without a Difference is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid.