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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Baby de Selliers: Baby, I’m Yours
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by artist Baby de Selliers featuring a series of paintings portraying a variety of dogs and birds. On view through December 5, 2012.

Play Space
BG Gallery (Santa Monica)
7:30-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring interpretations of play, including toys, objects, places, material experimentation and other gateways to the inner child. Featured artists include Dave Quick, Gay Summer Rick, Julia Schwartz, Len Poteshman, Lizzy Waronker, Carol Powell, Nancy Larrew, Sky Burchard, and Jimmy Stambrandt. On view through November 27, 2012.

Vanessa Prager: Hours
Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Vanessa Prager. Hours features drawing made from blue and red ballpoint pen on sheet music paper. On view through December 15, 2012.

Eats of Borneo
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
6-11pm
This event features food critic Jonathan Gold and Top Chef Master judge Krista Simmons along with a lineup of artists, writers, and curators presenting favorite dishes including moussaka, chocolate chip cookies, and pork shoulder. Proceeds from this event benefit East of Borneo. Tickets include food and a drink ticket, are $35 in advance ($40 day of), and available online.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One
West Hollywood Public Library (West Hollywood)
10am
This free three day conference brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism in which they have become the new focus of laboring. Hosted by Arne de Boever, Warren Neidich, and Jason Smith, the conference features speakers including  Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler.

Jim Drain: Drain Expressions
PRISM (West Hollywood)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jim Drain including woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures, and satirical promotional posters. Drain will deliver a lecture at the Hammer Museum on November 15 at 7.30pm to coincide with this exhibit. On view through January 5, 2013.

Roger Herman
Richard Telles Fine Art (Mid-City)
5-7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist and professor Roger Herman. This show features a collection of new ceramics characterized by irregular shapes and rich color glazes. On view through December 15, 2012.

Santiago Borja, Edgardo Orlaineta, Tilman Wendland: Exhibitions and Aaron Sandnes: Desire Armed
LA><ART (Culver City)
6-8PM
Opening reception for two exhibitions. A group show featuring a collaborative project by Mexico City based artists Santiago Borja and Edgar Orlaineta, and Berlin based artist Tilman Wendland. Desire Armed is comprised of politically influenced works by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Sandnes. On view through December 22, 2012.

Fay Ray: Vessels, Forms and Remains and David Ratcliff: The Spirits that Lend Strength Are Invisible
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. Fay Ray’s Vessels, Forms and Remains is a collection of paintings and sculptures that explore the social and cultural construction of the female body and the accompanying psychologies of image making, consumption, and desire. David Ratcliff’s The Spirits that Lend Strength Are Invisible includes a series of paintings that allude to the American subcultural underground. Both shows on view through December 15, 2012.

In Conversation: Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder
Samuel Freeman (Culver City)
4:30-5:30pm
Samuel Freeman hosts an informal conversation between Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder.  Moderated by gallery director Amy Thoner, the conversation focuses on works in the artists’ concurrent exhibition at the gallery. RSVP to rsvp@samuelfreeman.com.

Robert Overby, Erik Frydenborg, John Henderson and Noam Rappaport
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition placing the work of artist Robert Overby (1935-1993) in context with younger artists from Los Angeles and Chicago. Featuring works by Overby, Erik Frydenborg, John Henderson and Noam Rappaport, this exhibition posits affinities between Overby’s interests and methods and those of a number of contemporary artists working today. On view through January 5, 2013.

We Are What We Pretend to Be
WWA (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works from artists including Justin Bloomer, Vincent Caccioti, David Chung, and Allison Reimold. We Are What We Pretend to Be features paintings and mixed media works that question the notions of identity and reality. On view through December 1, 2012.

Chloe Early: Rainbow Ruins
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Chloe Early. Rainbow Ruins features a series of oil and watercolor paintings that highlight the contrasts between nature and technology. On view through December 8, 2012.

THR Design Hollywood
The Century (Century City)
1-6pm
Opening night of interior-design showcase event THR Design Hollywood, which includes 14 spaces designed by top Los Angeles interior designers including Waldo Fernandez, Marmol Radziner, Kathryn Ireland, Natasha Baradaran and Adam Bram Straus, and Tim Clarke. Proceeds benefit the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $40 and available online. On view Fridays and weekends through November 18, 2012.

Rossetti String Quartet
Getty Center (Westwood)
7pm
The Rossetti String Quartet presents a program of works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven in tribute to the musical influences on the work of photographer Ray K. Metzker. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibit The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Pavel Haas Quartet
ACE Gallery (Beverly Hills)
8-10pm
The Pavel Haas Quartet performs as part of ACE Gallery’s ongoing chamber music series. The award-winning Czech string quartet is one of the world’s most revered modern chamber ensembles. Tickets are $60 and available for purchase by calling 323-935-3388.

Agathe Snow: Tout Dit (2D)
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Agathe Snow featuring a series of wall reliefs concerned with space and perspective. On view through December 8, 2012.

T-Shirt Revival Night
Pop-Hop Books & Print (Highland Park)
7pm
Illustrator, graphic designer and puppeteer Simon Sotelo hosts an evening of live screen printing at  for LIVE SCREEN PRINTING during the neighborhood’s NELA Art Walk. Choose from a variety of designs to add to a blank totebag or t-shirt, or bring your own.

Jen DeNike: The Star Card
Anat Ebgi (Chinatown)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jen DeNike. Taking its name from the seventeenth Major Arcana tarot card, The Star Card is an immersive environment of video, photography, sculpture, collage, and performance.The reception features a two-hour live performance of Full Moon Fever, which includes Kung Fu, yoga, singing, and meditation. On view through January 26, 2013.

The Emerald City
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition surveying varying processes in abstract painting from works dating between 1972 to the present. The Emerald City features works from artists including Etal Adnan, Matti Braun, Mary Corse, Brad Eberhard, Gunther Forg, and Mary Heilmann. On view through December 22, 2012.

LACE: How Does Socially Engaged Art Happen in Los Angeles?
LA Freewaves (Hollywood)
1-4pm
This roundtable workshop explores the possibilities and limits of current organizational models and curatorial strategies. From trust building and community process to funding and timing, this session invites participants to grapple with fundamental questions including how to sustain a project and how to represent in the community. Guests speakers include artist Kim Abeles and John Spiak, curator/director of Grand Central Art Center.  This event is presented as part of the SOC(i)AL: Art +People series; click here for a full schedule.

The Great Calculation Weekend: The Great Calculation
Machine Project (Echo Park)
8pm
Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker and Museum Exhibit Developer Maria Mortati are in residence all weekend to provide a series of lectures, interactive performances and workshops oriented around vintage calculating machines. This event features Glusker talking about his collection of mechanical calculating machines and what makes them so compelling: from their mechanical complexity to the unique interfaces, and industrial design.

Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow
Huntington Art Gallery (San Marino)
10:30am-4:30pm
Opening day of an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow. This show features modern paintings and sculptures juxtaposed with the venue’s collection of classical European art. Both artists to discuss this exhibit at a lecture on November 11 at 2pm. On view through March 11, 2013.

Art Discussion: The Artist as Friend
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
2-4pm
Barbara Carrasco, Richard Duardo, Dan Guerrero, Frank Romero, and John Valadez reflect on Carlos Almaraz’s friendship and influence during this lecture event. The discussion is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled, on view through December 8, 2012.

Paint Can: A Show Where It Does
Pomona Packing Plant Art Studios (Pomona)
4-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by 15 artists who incorporate diverse uses of paint into their works. Paint Can includes paintings on canvas and paper in addition to sculptural, conceptual, and installation pieces.  Featured artists include Kristin Frost, Steven Hampton, Scott Jamieson, Aragna Ker, and Eric Lue.

Image:
Bricks, large corner, Robert Overby. Latex rubber, 1971. Courtesy of Cherry and Martin Gallery.