Though L.A. Beer Week doesn't officially kick off until Sept. 20, you might as well get the party started a few weeks early with an art show you can drink to. Held at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, “The Coaster Show” has invited more than 300 artists to transform 4-inch coasters into beer- and non–beer-themed pieces of art suitable for holding a tall, frosted glass. Priced at no more than $250, they're expensive souvenirs, but at least you won't have rings on your coffee table. Last year's inaugural event featured Simone Gad, Ron English, Elizabeth McGrath and horror movie veteran Sid Haig, whose miniature paintings, mixed media and sculpture were inspired by everything from sci-fi and animals to celebrities and Mickey Mouse. Local artist Billy Kheel even contributed a felt coaster holder appropriately resembling poet — and notorious L.A. drunk — Charles Bukowski. Let's see which famous alcoholic writer(s) will be represented this year. Bring a magnifying glass. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz; continues through Sept. 28. (323) 666-7667,,

Fri., Sept. 5, 8-11 p.m.; Sept. 5-28, 2014
(Expired: 09/28/14)

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