Two Shoe-Me Staters bring great art and a down-home work ethic to their Costa Mesa art gallery
The UC Irvine grad brings his pop-up gallery space to ignored artists with the Nomad Art Project
The agony and the ecstasy of Joshua Paskowitz
"Material Matters" by Edith AbeytaFeb. 2 to Mar. 9Irvine Valley College Art GalleryYou walk through darkened glass doors into a dimly lit room that smells like old clothes. There are no racks, just metal wire strung across the room. Instead of the sound of hangers screeching, there's a peaceful s ... More >>
Grand Central Art Center
This is what we get for running with a press release about an art show with the word "chronic" in the title. Last week we received an e-mail from a gentleman named Sergio Sandoval associated with skate, surf and smoke-lifestyle company, Long Beach Chronic. The impresario was promoting a 420 event ... More >>
Fullerton College Art gallery
San Clemente Art Gallery
Festival of the Arts
Courtesy Hibbleton Gallery It's no secret that I tend to get a case of the fanboy drools every time I think (or write) about Fullerton's Hibbleton Gallery. I'm certainly not alone in that regard: The OC Weekly awarded it Best Art Gallery-2009 in our yearly Best Of issue, saying "You'd be hard-pre ... More >>
If you're looking for plans for Saturday night, there's two art shows going on in Long Beach you should definitely check out! Stephanie Han Windham and Dao Nguyen will be exhibiting pieces at shows close enough together to make it completely convenient to visit both and tell your friends on Monday&n ... More >>
Santa Ana artist Skeith De Wine was victimized by gay bashing on Sept., 18, 2008, in front of what is now Belsito Roche Fine Art Gallery on East Broadway in Long Beach.Exactly a year to the day after the hate crime that left De Wine with severe dental damage, a nose broken in two places and a fra ... More >>
Rohrer Fine Art
Shaoling Temple Kung Fu Monks Team, 7 p.m.Witness Venerable Grand Monk Master Shi Yong Xin and the Shaoling Temple Kung Fu Monks Team as they "hi-ya!" their way into your heart.Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA; 714-567-3600Magnolia, 7:30 p.m.Bring a chair or blanket an ... More >>
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Holiday Art Sale
Weekly art critic Greg Stacy writes: "It is my sorry duty to report that we recently lost yet another fine local gallery, the J Flynn of Costa Mesa. Recent months have seen far too many local galleries close up for good, as the art world continues to suffer the effects of the ailing economy. In a t ... More >>
Documental : Contemporary Video Art From Europe
Jessica Dobson @ Hibbleton Gallery on 6/21 Since the Weekly’s profile feature “True Story” on melancholy pop songstress Jessica Dobson, she has added another shining star to her galaxy as she prepares to go on tour with Beck—one of music’s most revered sonic astronauts. On the night befo ... More >>
Karaoke Madness, 9 p.m. Oh the madness! Hogue Barmichael's 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660 949-261-6270 Joyride Mondays, 8 p.m. I can ride the joy with no handlebars. The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90802 562-437-4453 To The 5th Dimension!, all day New gallery. New d ... More >>
Karaoke Madness, 9 p.m. Oh the madness! Hogue Barmichael's 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660 949-261-6270 Joyride Mondays, 8 p.m. I can ride the joy with no handlebars. The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90802 562-437-4453 Neil Verni, Until 7 p.m. Laguna Beach artist Neil ... More >>
I'm used to getting comments on this blog that trend towards the negative (see the “What You Missed Over the Weekend” post below for a prime example), so it was a rare treat to receive the following message in my inbox: “Read some of your reviews on the ocweekly blog, and thought since you go ... More >>
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
It's pretty well-known that I'll go almost anywhere I'm invited if there's free food and booze, but some invites make more sense than others. Movie premieres, I understand. Art gallery openings, sure. But a meeting held by a package tour company to pitch their getaways to local travel agents? I mean ... More >>
Getting crazy with Mad’s maddest artist of all
It may have taken her a while, but painter Gail Stahl has finally followed in her father Bens footsteps
UCI presents weird, life-changing films little seen on local big screens
'Westward Toward the East'
Sali Heraldez of SolArt Gallery Cafe
A freaking astronaut helmet!
What is it with Santa Ana officials ruining all-ages venues?
Her Fridas fine; now if Sol Arts owner could just find parking . . .
Glass House lets art/music cross-pollinate
Ground Flor is New Yorks Factory with better parking and louder sound
Danger and despair are just so damn hot!
AAA Electra 99 gallery wins its battle to stay in Anaheim
Once again, big gay phalluses
Buxom maids abound at the Society of Illustrators
Realist/Pessimist Whose Beliefs and Opinions are of No More Value Than the Next Persons (He told us to say that)