Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore


The Santa Monica Museum of Art will be full of surprises on May 1, when it hosts its imaginative, anonymous art sale called “Incognito.” The event is part fundraiser, part guessing game and pure fun. Celebrated artists have created dozens of one-of-a-kind, eight-inch by 10-inch pieces, which are all for sale. Art lovers will make their selections and pull out the plastic, but they won’t know what they bought or who their artist is until after the sale.

The benefit features who’s who of the art world. You might walk away with a one-of-a-kind creation from Yoko Ono, Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Allen Ruppersberg, Gajin Fujita or John Baldessari, to name a few. It’s been a clever and creative approach to fundraising and has taken in more than $1 million in the past six years.


The legendary girl duo, “Heart,” will be headlining for Nancy Davis at her annual “Race to Erase” fundrasier on May 7 at the Century Plaza Hotel. The Wilson sisters will join Avril Lavigne and Natalie Cole for the starry event, which has raised millions in the fight against MS.

The evening kicks off with a splashy cocktail reception and the famed silent auction, which features everything from designer jewels to vacation gems and celebrity memorabilia.

They’ll be getting even racier at the live auction when a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Coup comes up for grabs.

Proceeds go to the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and its Center without Walls program.

Last year’s race raised more than $2 million to make MS a thing of the past.


Speaking of musical legends, two big ones are teaming up and coming to town. Pop icons Carole King and James Taylor will be together again. The two are commemorating the 40th anniversary of their legendary performance at L.A.’s Troubadour. They won’t be performing at the cozy club, but you can catch them al fresco May 13,14 and 15 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Expect a groovy stroll down memory lane with tunes like “Up on the Roof,” “Fire and Rain,” “So Far Away,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”

VIP seats benefit various charities, including the National Resources Defense Fund. Sales have already soared past the million-dollar mark. It’s not too late, baby, to snag a few seats and you just might feel the earth move when you do.

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