Saturday, January 26, 2019

Too much weather out to go grocery shoipping? Try this!

It's cold in my city. ONE degree with a windchill south of that. Tomorrow it will snow up to 6 inches thru Monday and by next week it will be 50 below zero and no sign of much of a warmup for at least a week after that.
I'm sensitive to extreme temperatures and I swear I'm allergic to ice on the ground.

I thought I would get a step ahead of the weather and order up my weekly groceries before the crowds beat me to it and the stores empty out.

I could have taken a ride share to the store, but seems they are on their surge pricing fee schedule with the cold temps and icy roads.

So I opted for shop from Mariano's using the Instacart site. You can order thru the web or their APP.

If you're not familiar, Instacart is a grocery shopping and delivery service that is available in the cities below.

  • Los Angeles.
  • San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Southeast Florida.
  • NYC.
  • Chicago.
  • Washington, DC.
  • Austin.
  • Atlanta.

Each area they service has a nice selection of stores you can shop from and have your items delivered within a couple of hours or the time and day you designate.

Yes, they charge a fee, but look at the time you will save shopping, not to mention the travel time.

I ordered from Mariano's(Chicago chain) and ordered everything from organic grass fed butter, Bellatoria pizza(the best frozen pizza on the market!), meat, produce,and  items from the hot bar.

Two stuffed paper shopping bags, $87 which including Instacart fees, tax, delivery fee and tip for the driver.

It's a bit more than I would have spent if I shopped myself but only about $12. My LYFT or UBER car both ways would have been about $10-11.

So if you're too busy to shop or dread shopping in bad weather, give Instacart a try.
Here is my link,. I get $10 if you sign up which helps support this site.

Thanks and Stay warm!


Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Who Launch Pop Up Magic Buses in Chicago for 'Moving On!' Tour (Chicago, IL.)

Buses On Display Now Through February 10
Tickets For The Moving On! Tour On Sale Now at
 In celebration of their recently announced 2019 North American MOVING ON! Tour, The Who have launched a series of pop up Magic Buses straight from the 60s in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. The buses are inspired by The Who’s iconic song “Magic Bus” and compilation album, Magic Bus – The Who On Tour from 1968.
Fans in Chicago can see the double decker buses now through February 10th as they hit the streets across The Loop, River North and Magnificent Mile. A full map of the buses’ routes can be viewed HERE. Fans who spot the bus can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win two premium tickets to The Who’s tour stop nearest to them. To enter, fans can post a picture of the bus on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MagicBusEntry and follow + tag @LiveNation in the image. See rules for alternate method of entry. Sweepstakes ends Feb 10, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.  See rules here:
Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. 
Tickets are on sale to the general public NOW at  
The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
The tour is their first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. That same year they did a limited run of shows following 2016’s rescheduled leg of their acclaimed 50th anniversary celebration. The band also drew praise for their extended 2012-2013 North American run, a 36 city Quadrophenia tour with the band performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety. 
2019 North American Tour Dates
Summer Dates
May 7 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI
May 9 / KeyBank Center / Buffalo, NY
May 11 / Jiffy Lube Live / Bristow, VA
May 13 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY
May 16 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN
May 18 / Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center / Noblesville, IN
May 21 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Chicago, IL
May 23 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis / Maryland Heights, MO
May 25 / Citizens Bank Park / Philadelphia, PA
May 28 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI
May 30 / PPG Paints Arena / Pittsburgh, PA
June 1 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON
Fall Dates
Sept 6 / Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul, MN
Sept 8 / Alpine Valley Music Theatre / Alpine Valley, WI
Sept 10 / Blossom Music Center / Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sept 13 / Fenway Park / Boston, MA
Sept 15 / Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater / Wantagh, NY
Sept 18 / State Farm Arena / Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 / BB&T Center / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 22 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL
Sept 25 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX
Sept 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX
Sept 29 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO
Oct 11 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 / Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University / San Diego, CA
Oct 19 / T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners / Seattle, WA
Oct 21 / Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena / Vancouver, BC
Oct 23 / Rogers Place / Edmonton, AB

Monday, January 21, 2019

Invitation to Exhibit at LACDA | February 2019 | "Open Source" (Los Angeles, CA.)

L.A. Center for Digital Art
Dear Artists,

I am organizing a group exhibit for February 2019 "OPEN SOURCE" patterned after a series of salon style exhibitions we have had success with and we would like to include your work for the exhibit. This is an open exhibit for all artists, we especially encourage those that participate in our calls and competitions, LACDA creates the prints. Referrals are welcome as well.  

We will not be able to show prints from the prior "Open Source" exhibits for this new edition of the show. Unsold prints are shipped back to the artists after the show closes. 

News of the exhibit will be distributed to our email list of over 15,000 to our network of curators, critics and our considerable social media outlets.  The Opening Reception will continue our series of Saturday openings which have been very successful especially at drawing a more specialized art crowd. 

The "Open Source" salon style  exhibit will feature artists focused on digital art and photography and raises funds for our operations and improvements to our gallery (including our new Epson p10000 printer!). This exhibit will be in the largest of four separate exhibit areas, which features a wall that is 30 contiguous feet wide and 12 feet high. The opening will be high energy and well attended.  

Exhibit dates: Feb 14-March 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday February 16
Art Walk preview, Thursday February 14  7-9pm

Images of previous salon stye exhibits can be found here:

January 2018

Other earlier shows:

Our very first Salon style exhibit:

How it works:
Each artist has us do one or more prints for the show at the uniform paper size of 44x36 (up to 38x30 image area with 3" margin/trim area) on your choice of luster, gloss or semi-matte at $145 per print. All are Premium Epson papers and of the highest quality. Having us do the prints is mandatory, as well as the standardized size (which allows for the successful overall design of the exhibit.

We will try to show as many artists as possible, so the show will be a salon style hanging, one work atop another vertically double and triple hung. Work is for sale and the artists receive 50% commission. Prints remaining can be shipped at nominal cost to artist.

No limit on number of prints an artist can show, but space is limited to about 50 prints. Space is reserved when funds are received. Both tall and wide aspect images are welcome. 

Instructions for Participation:

Two easy steps:

1) Send funds via PayPal for your prints here:

Please include your shipping address with your information

Outside California $145.00 USD per print      
CA Residents add 9% tax; $158.05 USD per print

2) Upload your images here: html  

Name your file as follows indicating name and type of paper: 

For multiple images: Jeff_Koons_luster1.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster2.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster3.psd

The exhibit is artist curated. We review images you select and may collaborate further on that.

Any file type, color space printable from Photoshop is fine. Send us the best image you have, we do the rest. Max image area is 30x38. Don't worry, if there is an issue we will fix it. We will get the titles, prices, etc. later in another email.

Please respond soon, even with newly added space this will fill quickly and we will need all of the files in for printing in well in advance of the exhibit. 

Thanks so much for all of your support and taking part in this exciting endeavor!


Rex Bruce
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Note: If you have exhibited recently, or have received this call in error feel free to ignore. This is a unique opportunity so we wanted to let lots of you know about it. Our apologies for any cross postings (I checked through as best I could), and recent multiple invitations over time; it just means we really like your art!  All are welcome to participate, of course.
"Open Source"

Exhibit dates: 
Feb 14-March 9, 2019
Opening Reception: 
Saturday February 16
Art Walk preview, Thursday February 14  7-9pm

LACDA is about participation!
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture. We are committed to supporting local, international, emerging and established artists through exposure in our gallery. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, produce editions of wide format archival prints, and collaborate in the production of digital artworks in our studio. As well we are involved with curating digital exhibits at institutions and festivals outside of the LACDA gallery schedule.

L.A. Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013