happening this week: december 9 – 15 2015

Last chance to see: Luis Flores's show at Grice Bench (Arts District) ends Wednesday 12/9, Mattea Perrotta: Portrait of a Nude Woman (Arts District) ends Saturday 12/12, and Everyone's Heart is Full of Fire at Fahrenheit (Under Ten) ends Saturday 12/12.

Photographer Nick Waplington will sign his new book, LIVING ROOM - WORK PRINTS at a celebration put on by Little Big Man and Deadbeat Club at These Days (Historic Core), Saturday 12/12 6-9pm.

As part of the VisionLA Calimate Action Arts festival, a Downtown LA skyscraper will become a 40-story harp played Thursday 12/9 6pm & 8pm during Downtown Art Walk by harpist William Close.

Openings: Lila Ash's comic paintings at Think Tank (Fashion District) on Thursday 12/9 4pm-1am, Locker Number 5, a tribute to the late Chris Burden at Actual Size (Chinatown) on Friday 12/11 6-8pm, John Beaudrillard's photography at Chateau Shatto (South Park) on Saturday 12/12 6-8pm, Ramiro Gomez's cut-outs show at Charlie James Gallery (Chinatown) on Saturday 12/12 6-9pm and Hudson Marquez's high-heeled paintings at PS Kaufman (Fashion District) on Saturday 12/12 7-10pm.

A free live contemporary art and design auction, Billings Design House in the Arts District gets bidding going alongside food trucks and cocktails this Saturday 12/12 10am-5pm.

Dublab is going all night with ambient sounds and grooves at 356 Mission on Saturday 12/12 6pm-6am. Bring your own pillow.

Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

Ramiro Gomez's cut-outs will be on view at Charlie James Gallery starting this Saturday 12/12. (Photo via Charlie James Gallery)