Neon, first introduced to the U.S. in Los Angeles in 1923, is celebrated through Mark Peacock's photography in The Art of Commercial Neon at the Fine Arts Building (7th/Figueroa). Curated by Lisa Ames of Art Meets Architecture, the show opens during ArtWalk this Thursday 8/13 6-8pm.

The American Contemporary Ballet continues an unorthodox residency inside the historic Farmers & Merchants Bank (4th/Main) with performances of Lincoln Jones' The Seasons, happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Chinatown bursts with performance art this Saturday 1-10pm during PERFORM CHINATOWN: RUSH HOUR, a neighborhood-wide spectacle happening at several galleries and venues along Chung King Road. 

Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience
, an exhibit known for featuring tracks from Kendrick Lamar and praised for illustrating Compton two decades after the Rodney King riots, closes Sunday 8/16 at MOCA Grand Ave.

Depictions of his real life encounters with women (d)evolve into abstract expressionist paintings in 12 Women and a Nihilist: Selected Works of Jack Zoltak, showing at These Days LA on Thursday through Sunday afternoons.

The South Park neighborhood celebrates its 10th anniversary on Tuesday 8/18 5-8pm and invites the public to art tours, a street festival and performances along Hope Street between 11th-12th Streets.

New murals and utility box art by Sheri Neva and the South Park BID
are a warm welcome to the generally art-void area around L.A. Live