LACMA Muse Concert Featuring Saint Motel and The Silent Comedy


Looking for a way to get a jump on the weekend? Did the July 4th holiday get you amped up for summer fun? Are the warm evenings that we’re experiencing across the Southland enticing you to get outdoors? If the answer to one or more of these questions is “yes,” the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has planned an event that is sure to please.

First Thursdays Art Walk – Laguna Beach


Throughout the year Laguna Beach art galleries and lodging establishments, along with the city itself, team up to host the First Thursdays Art Walk, which takes place, not surprisingly, on the first Thursday of every month. The self-guided tour is free to the public and a great way to spend a summer evening exploring Laguna’s thriving art scene.

Baroque Viola Da Gamba at The Museum of Jurassic Technology


It’s not often you have the opportunity to experience a live performance of Baroque music played on a period instrument, but that’s exactly what’s taking place this weekend at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Seats are still available to hear Shirley Edith Hunt on a ca. 1720 bass viol.

Telephone – Opening at the Torrance Art Museum


Here’s an interesting concept for an art exhibition. Ask one artist to select another, who in turn is asked to select the next artist, and so on until 40 artists have committed to participate in a group show. It’s sort of like the game Telephone, which is exactly what the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) calls its latest exhibition, set to open this weekend.

ArtWalk 2011 – Experience the Miracle Mile Art Scene


With its many museums and art galleries, the Miracle Mile and surrounding mid-Wilshire neighborhood is one of several important centers of LA’s vibrant art scene. Home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Architecture+Design Museum, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum, as well as numerous galleries, visitors to this part of the city can easily spend several days exploring the area’s wealth of art venues.

Neon Celebrate! Stamp Release Party


This weekend, The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) and the U.S. Postal Service are co-sponsoring a party to celebrate the release of the newest USPS first-class “forever” stamp, which is a tribute to neon. Designed by LA-based neon artist Michael Flechtner and USPS art director Phil Jordan, the stamp depicts the word “Celebrate” surrounded by brilliantly colored swirls, circles and dashes in pink, blue, orange, yellow and green.

Magic at the Skirball – See it before it vanishes….


Ever since the first Harry Potter book was published, readers around the world have been captivated by the magical arts so vividly and compellingly described by JK Rowling and subsequently brought to life on the big screen. Now those of us living in the greater LA area have the opportunity to delve into magical history of a completely different kind with tomorrow’s opening of two companion exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center.