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The Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park continues this Thursday, July 24, with a "symphonic celebration" featuring the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony playing "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., generally lasting two hours, and are free to the public.
Arrive early and bring low beach chairs and blankets for first-come, first-served seating. A limited number of chairs are available for on-site rental.
The next concert in the series will be on Thursday, August 7, and will feature movie music, including themes from Star Wars, Titanic, and The Wizard of Oz. Also: Gerwhin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and Richard Addinsell's "The Warsaw…Continue
Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer.
Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries, LAUSD schools, and with museums and cultural institutions like the Getty Center and Aquarium of the Pacific. The curriculum will offer robust options in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.), as well as a work-readiness pathway geared towards the skills needed to succeed in the modern economy.
“LA Summer of Learning will transform Los Angeles into a 500-square-mile campus and provide learning opportunities for our youth when school is not in session,” said Mayor Garcetti. “By…Continue
A new show by Hikari Shimoda, "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man," will open this Saturday, July 19, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The opening reception will run from 7 pm to 10 pm and -- as always -- is free and open to the public.
Says the gallery about Shimoda's work:
"The bright, usually cheery, pastel color palette Hikari employs in her portraits tell the opposite story of the anxious, starry-eyed spirits she portrays. The paintings, embellished by sparkly stickers and Manga stylings, depict pale, horned children – demonic muses called upon to remind us of our mortality and the longevity of harm caused to humanity and our ecosystem."
The show will run until August 23.Continue
Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this colorful wall is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.
If your answer fails to appear in the comments section immediately, fear not! So more people can play, I'll hold all the responses until the following Thursday, when I'll reveal them.
Picture submissions for future games of "Where Am I" are welcome. Email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
French chanteuse Jessica Fichot will perform at the the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 pm. It's the second of six free concerts presented in the Culver City Hall Courtyard this summer.
Here's a soupçon of Fichot's French flavor:
Also on the bill: Buenos Aires' own Los Pinguos, performing a mixture of Latin rhythms, salsa, flamenco, reggae, rumba, Argentine rock, and sambas -- with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajon (box-drum) and harmonizing vocals.
Here's what Los Pinguos sound like:…Continue
Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 from this Saturday July 12 to August 17, the Culver City Public Theater will perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The play, one of Shakespeare's most effervescent comedies, centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck and each end up in the court of Countess Olivia. Olivia falls in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian falls in love with Olivia. Hilarity ensues.
Each 2:00 performance is preceded at 12:00 by a performance of the Children's Popcorn Theatre's original play, The Quibbling Siblings, written and directed by Blake Anthony Edwards. It's a family-friendly adaptation of a Grimm's fairy tale that tells the story of four brothers and sisters…Continue
A group exhibition entitled Augment This (Meditations on the Image) will celebrate its opening this Saturday, July 12, from 4 to 6 om. The show, curated by Christopher Eamon, includes an international list of artists, including Jennifer Boysen, Gintaras Didziapetris, Gary Hill, Tobias Kaspar, Susanne Kriemann, Pat O’Neill, Anna Ostoya and Mandla Reuter.
The reception is, as always, free and open to the public.
Cherry and Martin is located at 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
LA.Racked points out that there's as real advantage to having the ultra-stylish shoe company Sole Society be headquartered in the Hayden Tract of Culver City -- easy access when the company has a pop-up sale. Namely, this Wednesday, July 9, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Sole Society headquarters is located at 8511 Steller Dr.
Go HERE to make a free reservation to the event, and enjoy discounts on shoes, bags and accessories - starting at $5! There will also be drinks, free makeup touch ups by Nyx Cosmetics and a Braid Bar by Assembly Salon.…Continue
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will kick off the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, July 10, at 7:00 pm. In the first of six free concerts presented in the Culver City Hall Courtyard, this Grammy-nominated artist will bring a mix of traditional Creole Music and new, modern sounds.
Here's a sample of what they sound like (spoiler alert: it's very fun!):
Eight Los Angeles food experts have named Honey's Kettle in downtown Culver City the city's best fried chicken. The judges included Lesley Bargar-Sutur, the food editor of Los Angeles Magazine; Jason Kessler of FlyandDine.com; and Matthew Kang, the editor of EaterLA.
Here's what Jason Kessler had to say about Honey's Kettle:
If anybody tells you that Honey's Kettle isn't the best friend chicken in all of LA, then you can immediately discount their opinion on everything else. It's the perfect batter fried to the perfect temperature with the perfect crunch.
Honey's Kettle -- located at 9537 Culver Blvd -- was founded in 2000 by husband and wife duo Vincent and Arlene Williams. Their chicken is farm-fresh,…Continue