Among the opportunities for art viewing at tonight's gallery crawls in SouthEnd:
A photography and video group show, "Alternative Realities," is at DOMA Gallery on 1310 S. Tryon St., with works on fabric and canvas by Heather Freeman, Aspen Hochhalter, Jeff Murphy and Antonio Martinez. Tonight's opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Elder Gallery opens "American Women," with the work of 11 women recognized in the national and international art world. This varied show will run through Oct. 31 at 1427 South Blvd.
Lark & Key opens "ARTfeast" with a reception for "Table Manners: Functional Pottery for the Table, A Feast For Your Eyes" from 6 to 9 p.m. ARTfeast will be on view through Nov. 26. Potters Jennifer Mecca and Amy Sanders co-curated the show at 128 East Park Ave., Suite B.
Next door to Lark & Key, still in SouthEnd but celebrating a newly renovated space, Ciel Gallery presents "Grand Re-Opening" with a food theme: "Delish: a Juried Exhibition of Tasty Delights."
Sobo Loft Boutique & Gifts, 1820 South Blvd., Suite 200, beside Pewter Rose, will be open for the crawl. Their grand opening is 4-9 p.m. Saturday, with wine, light hors d'oeuvres and live music.
Adding another dimension to the SouthEnd scene, Modern Fabrics opens its doors tonight to showcase the work of Fanjoy Labrenz. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on-site. Their new location is 1504 Camden Road.
In MyPa (that's Myers Park), "Trees in Conversation": Darren Young's evocative and strangely austere landscapes at Shain Gallery feature groups of trees in misty settings. Reception is from 6 till 9 p.m. at 2823 Selwyn Ave.
In Plaza-Midwood, Slate Interiors opens with a reception from 5 until 8:30 tonight, featuring the painter Michele Rivera at 1401 Central Ave.
If you're in the mood for avant-garde film tonight, Women's Centered Art at 711 Pressley Road invites people to join them at 7 p.m. for "Prater," a 2007 film by Ulrike Ottinger, the first in "Reel Women," a series of films featuring international women's cinema. "Prater," from Vienna, takes us "on a journey through time and space ... where anything is possible." WCA promises they have "comfy sofas and popcorn!"
While not part of the Gallery Crawl evening bonanza, three ongoing shows are worth your attention:
Erika Diamond's "Enduring Impermanence" is on view in CPCC's Ross Gallery through Nov. 7, along with Marge Moody's "Field Lines" on show in the college's Pease Gallery until Nov. 1.
Don't miss Diane Hughes' "Organic Landscapes" at Plaza Muse, 1200 Central Ave., through Oct. 29.