Nearly 50 contemporary photographers join forces with curator and artist Michael Rababy for this year’s edition of the Hive’s epic annual photography invitational. This year’s theme is California Love, and all the artists contribute to an eclectic, symphonic love letter to the pleasures and terrors of life in the Golden State. All the Hive studio residents will be manning their indie-art spots as well, and at 9 p.m. a spoken word convocation by beloved poet and L.A. historian Mike the Poet amplifies our appreciation for local beauty.
The Hive Gallery and Studios, 729 S. Spring St., downtown; opening reception: Sat., March 7, 8-11p.m.; exhibition through March 28; free ($5 suggested donation opening night).