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 THURSDAY, JULY 7            Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside and Hollywood Openings and Events

Closing reception and rooftop comedy, Steve Turner (Hollywood), 6–10pm.

This edition of Aesthetical Relations is hosted by Christina Catherine Martinez and features comedy by Eric Dadourian, Tony Sam, Jay Weingarten, and Brodie Reed, with music by Pre-Cocks. Refreshments will be served.

PLEASE HAVE ENOUGH ACID IN THE DISH!, M+B (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Chef Vinny Dotolo (of Animal and Jon & Vinny's) organizes this group exhibition, which highlights the connections between food and art with paintings, drawings, sculptures, and videos from 37 L.A. artists. 

Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., Hammer Museum (Westwood), 6:30–10:30pm. Also July 14, 21, and 28. 

Light Wave, Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica), 7–10pm.

Recommended Downtown Events

What is Contemporary? Black Lives Matter: Patrisse Cullors and Tanya Lucia Bernard in Conversation,  The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 7pm.

Doll Parts: Meshes of the Afternoon, Les yeux sans visage, The Broad, 7pm. $12.

 FRIDAY, JULY 8                      Check for more listings.

TAIKOPROJECT + Quetzal, Ford Theatres (East Hollywood), 8pm. $25–50.

After two years of renovations, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission reopens the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre with a collaboration between Japanese drumming group TAIKOPROJECT and Chicano rock band Quetzal. The Ford Signature Series begins with a concert by Aloe Blacc on July 9.

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles

Rafa Esparza: mas gestos y mas caras, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 11am–8pm.

WACKing the Piñata, ltd los angeles (Hollywood), 7–9pm.

Witness, WCCW (Frogtown), 7–10pm. $15–20.

Midnight Party, LACE (Hollywood), 11pm–2am.

 SATURDAY, JULY 9                  Check for more listings.

Closing Celebratory Show, Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Downtown), 3–6pm.

The historic gallery presents its final exhibition, including artworks by gallery artists Mindy Alper, Judith Barry, and Les Biller, among others. The gallery first opened in 1978, in West Hollywood, then moved to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, and relocated Downtown in 2015. 

Recommended Culver City and West Hollywood Openings and Events

Ken Price Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery (West Hollywood), 3–5pm.

JOHN BALDESSARI | Madame Cézanne's Hairdos, Gemini G.E.L. (West Hollywood), 4–7pm.

A conversation and book signing with Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Veronika Kellndorfer, Arcana: Books on the Arts (Culver City), 4–6pm.

Eternal, Moran Bondaroff (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Peter Bonde, MIER Gallery (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Recommended Downtown and Boyle Heights Openings and Events

Renegade Craft Fair, Grand Park (Downtown), 11am–6pm. Also July 10. 

Peter Alexander: Sculpture 1966–2016: A Career Survey, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery (Boyle Heights), 3–6pm. 

Don't call me when you are rich or famous. Call me only if you are in the gutter., GRICE BENCH (Downtown), 6–8pm.

Pedro Barateiro and Quinn Latimer: Live from the West, REDCAT (Downtown), 6pm.

Resolution: The Digital Print, Jai & Jai Gallery (Downtown), 8–11pm.

Recommended Chinatown Openings and Events

Jorge R. Gutierrez: Border Bang, Gregorio Escalante Gallery (Chinatown), 7–11pm.

Mark Gash: Intimate Strokes, Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown), 7–11pm.

Elizabeth Hall, Myriam Gurba & Wendy C. Ortiz, Poetic Research Bureau (Chinatown), 7:30pm.

Recommended Openings Across Los Angeles

Alex Da Corte: A Season In He'll, Art + Practice (Leimert Park), 4–6pm. 

The artist's first show in L.A., organized by Hammer Museum assistant curator Jamillah James, includes a survey of recent video works within a site-specific installation.

Tinseltown in the Rain: The Surrealist Diaspora in Los Angeles 1935–1969, Richard Telles Fine Art (Fairfax), 5–7pm.

This group exhibition, curated by Max Maslansky, explores Surrealism in Los Angeles and its effect on Hollywood. Artists include Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren. 

Ori Gersht: Floating World, Kohn Gallery (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Jay Lizo: Me, Myself and I, LAM Gallery (Hollywood), 6–9pm.

Suncakes / Lawns of Dawns, VACANCY (MacArthur Park), 6–9pm.

LET LOVE BURN IN ALL THE LAMPS, Ms Barbers (West Adams), 7–10pm.

DARK MIMES/, ASHES/ASHES (MacArthur Park), 7–9pm.

 SUNDAY, JULY 10                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Talks in Chinatown

Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz (Disparate Minds) in conversation with Rebecca Hamm, moderated by Paige Weary, The Good Luck Gallery, 1pm.

Walkthrough and curator's talk: Johanna Went, Coagula Curatorial, 2pm.

Artist talk: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, 3pm.

Recommended Downtown Openings and Events

Nancy Evans in conversation with Michael Duncan, Jason Vass, 3pm.

Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody, A+D Museum, 4–7pm. $7–15.

Recommended Events Across Los Angeles

Bettina Hubby: Thanks For The Mammaries book release, Arcana: Books on the Arts (Culver City), 4–6pm.

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst in conversation with Jack Halberstam, Skylight Books (Los Feliz), 5pm.

 WEDNESDAY, JULY 13                Check for more listings.

Recommended Openings in Venice and on Miracle Mile

David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite and Heather Gwen Martin, L.A. Louver (Venice), 6–8pm.

Michael Govan and Lynne Cooke in conversation on Agnes Martin, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 7:30pm.

Image credits: Tala Madani, The Ritual, 2016. Oil on linen, 203.2 x 335.3 x 3.2 cm / 80 x 132 x 1 1/4 inches. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth; A rendering of the space that will be occupied by the Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles, in a storefront space that is being renovated by architect Tom Wiscombe. (Tom Wiscombe Architecture). Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times; Elyse and Stanley Grinstein greet guests for a 1972 party at their home under Joseph Kosuth's "Nothing." (Tony Barnard / Los Angeles Times). Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times; Friedrich Kunath, In Freddy's room (study), 2016. Acrylic and ink on paper, 22 x 33 inches. Image courtesy of M + B; Patrisse Cullors; Tanya Lucia Bernard, photo by Adam Tillman-Young. Image courtesy of MOCA; Image courtesy of Ford Theatres; Sarah Faux, Sourpuss, 2016. Oil on canvas, 56 x 72 inches. Image courtesy of ltd los angeles; Image courtesy of Artnet; Image courtesy of Gemini G.E.L.; Image courtesy of Grice Bench; Image (detail) courtesy of Coagula Curatorial; Image courtesy of Good Luck Gallery; Image courtesy of Art + Practice; Image courtesy of The Good Luck Gallery; Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells © Julius Shulman. Image courtesy of A + D; Image courtesy of LAND; Heather Gwen Martin / Breezy, 2016 / oil on linen / 35 x 37 1/2 in. (88.9 x 95.3 cm). Image courtesy of LA Louver.
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