ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Black Friday
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Presented by the monthly screening series MIA, this one night exhibition features video art from around the world that explores issues around food, family and tradition. Featured artists include Salwa Aleryani, JE Baker, David Beck, Anna Bruinsma, Jose Armando de Miranda Filho, Courtney Kessel, and Muriel Montini. Five dollar suggested donation at the door.

Black Poodle Sale
Modern Multiples (Chinatown)
Serigraph and digital printmaking studio Modern Multiples celebrates Black Friday with a Black Poodle Sale featuring inventory under $600 at a 30 percent discount. The event includes turkey sandwiches and pumpkin pie appetizers. For a price list, contact


Global Bazaar 2012
Craft and Folk Art Museum (Miracle Mile)
This holiday shopping event features a variety of works by local and international artisans. Hosted in the museum courtyard, Global Bazaar features live music by SADUBAS, refreshments and a wide selection of handcrafted and fairly traded goods. Featured items include jewelry, knitwear, pottery, stationary and glassware.

Forget Black Friday On York Blvd.
York Blvd. (Highland Park)
Independent store owners on York Blvd in Highland Park celebrate Small Business Saturday with a street party featuring food trucks, music, and holiday cheer. Check out small businesses including Meridian Mercado DeseñoSawHorse, Matters of SpacePlatform, Wombleton Records, and Pop-Hop Books & Print, which has special hours starting at 9am.

Bay Area Stars
Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by five artists from San Francisco. The show includes paintings, sculpture and ceramics and highlights pieces by Eric Zener, Wanxin Zhang, Lawrence Labianca, Squeak Carnwarth, and Bella Feldman. Zhang and Labianca to attend the event.


Bettina Hubby and Joe Sola
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Artists Bettina Hubby and Joe Sola visit LACMA’s Art Catalogues for a conversation and performance. Hubby is a visual artist who also works as a curator and project coordinator. Sola’s work explores the absurdity and elusiveness of meaning and identity in twenty-first-century American life. The free event features a reception and book signing of Hubby’s Get Hubbied and Sola’s Joe Sola 2006–2011.

Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of an exhibition featuring more than seventy-five artworks that consider notions of mapping, topography, and monumentality as central themes. Lost Line includes large-scale sculpture and painting installations, film, photography, and works on paper by a range of artists, architects, and scientists including Buckminster Fuller, Steve McQueen, and Ed Ruscha. On view through February 24, 2013. 

Drawing and Drones
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This workshop features drawing exercises using live insects as models. Led by Melissa Manfull, the event includes an assortment of traditional and non-traditional drawing materials to render the live specimens with a variety of lines to create complex patterns and anatomical forms. Ambient drone music provided by Los Angeles-based sound and video artist Ryan Connor, aka Sublamp. Admission is $20.


Third Annual Queer Pile-up!
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Opening celebration for the third annual installment of Queer Pile-up! Presented by Darin Klein and friends, along with Suzanne Wright, the Pile-up invites local queer artists working in any medium to participate in the show. Drop-in performances are encouraged at the opening reception and during special gallery hours. Click here for a full schedule. On view through December 1, 2012.

Modern Antiquities: The Looted and Faked
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
This free lecture features David A. Scott, a professor of art history at UCLA, discussing issues regarding the acquisition of art and the different philosophical views regarding the reclaiming of art by nation states. Scott, the founding director of the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation, also talks about the problems created by looted art, in association with an ever-increasing number of fakes around the world.


Danny Heller and Christopher Stott
George Billis Gallery (Culver City)
This exhibition features works by two artists. Danny Heller’s series of paintings depict the mid-century architecture of Southern California. A collection of photographs by Christopher Stoff apply traditional still life compositions and lighting to unusual subject matter. Both shows on view through January 5, 2013.


Ornaments and Amulets: Ancient Carved Ambers for Women, by Women?
Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
This talk features classicist Faya Causey of the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and author of recently published book Amber in the Ancient World, discussing the importance of amber in antiquity. The talk showcases a group of amber carvings in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum as well as masterpieces from other collections. Tickets are required for this free event are available online or by calling 310-440-7300.

Elevator Repair Service: Gatz
REDCAT (Downtown)
This theatrical performance is a seven-hour enactment of a group experience of the novel The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work is performed and delivered word for word by thirteen members of the New York theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service. Tickets start at $65 and performances run through December 9, 2012.

Elevator Repair Service’s “Gatz.” Pictured: Laurena Allan, Gary Wilmes, Scott Shepherd, Annie McNamara, Kate Scelsa, Vin Knight. Photo: Mark Barton. Courtesy of REDCAT.