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Santa is new available for pictures in the center court of the Culver City Westfield Mall, through December 24. Do people still do this? Do we have fond childhood memories of take-a-picture-with-me Santa? Please share in the comments!
If you need to step it up this year on the Santa tip, you can make crafts with the man on Thursday, December 18, from 9 am to 10 am, or you can join Santa for a prix fixe family breakfast, on Tuesday, December 23 from 9 am - 10 am. the breakfast, made for a family of four, is $30! Go HERE for more info and to…Continue
The Parkinson's Association is offering a special gift for donations this holiday season. Each donation of $125 or more will receive the Complete Parkinson's Exercise Rejuvenation System - The BrainballFX - absolutely free.
The BrainballFX delivers remarkable improvements in strength, balance, flexibility, fine motor skill and hand-eye coordination. It is used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and trainers, and it is specifically for people with Parkinson’s.
Donations help the Parkinson;s Association to continue to fund counseling for Parkinson’s families, important research, voice therapy, educational and critical care programs.
For more information, visit the Parkinson's Association.…Continue
In an effort to expand bike parking in Culver City, the city has initiated a bicycle rack installation program. The city will install 100 bike racks during Phase 1 of the program -- in locations that were selected based on the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP), public requests to-date and transit need.
Phase 1 will include installation of the U-shaped racks at the following locations:
Culver Boulevard between Lafayette Place and Duquesne Avenue (1)
9801 Washington Boulevard, in front of the Chase ATM(1)
9748 Washington Boulevard, in front of Sam and Woody’s Country Diner (1)
9735 Washington Boulevard, in front of the Bank of the West (1)
9715 Washington Boulevard, in front of a clothing store adjacent to Goda Yoga…Continue
The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert this Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s “Firebird;” Ravel’s “Minuet Antique;” and more.
Soloist Mariano Dugatkin will be featured playing Piazzolla’s romantic music for the tango on a bandoneón -- a type of concertina popular in Argentina. Designed by Heinrich Band, German sailors and workers brought the instrument with them to South America in the late 1800’s.
Founded in 1953 (this is the opening concert of the orchestra’s 61st season), the LA Doctors Symphony…Continue
Thrillist just named East Borough Culver City's Best Brunch, saying "Because your brunch game needs a bit of Vietnamese flair, this recent addition drops creative and farm-fresh dishes into your weekend, like their beer-battered crêpe with Dungeness crab, steamed bao with bacon and quail egg, and Vietnamese French toast with sweetened condensed milk and strawberry compote. You’re also definitely going to want to order a breakfast bánh mi and a few clever cocktails, like the Lost in Translationfeaturing Japanese Nikka coffey grain whisky, ginger liquor, fernet, and brown sugar."
East Borough is located at 9810 Washington Blvd, in downtown Culver City.
Do you concur? Other…Continue
Plans are still preliminary at best, but it's such an exciting prospect, I have to pass on the info: The Los Angeles Times has reported that Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Mark Ridley-Thomas wants spend $8 million to convert Culver City's former courthouse on Overland Ave. to an "outpost of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a media-arts education hub supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment."
Continues the article:
LACMA director Michael Govan said that the art museum hasn’t committed to a satellite gallery in Culver City, although it would serve a strategic goal of establishing outposts around the county to make LACMA’s collection and programs easily accessible to a wider public.
“Nothing’s firm, it’s super-preliminary,”…
Here's how the organizers describe the event:
The Angel City Derby Girls are a group of women now in their 9th season that have come together purely out of the love of the sport. Some of the athletes have chosen names like Chica Go Lightning, Mickispeedia, Shunami Bomb, AlbaToss and AC Slaughter, to embrace the kitsch of the old-style of roller derby by paying homage to the legacy of skaters who often adopted pseudonyms or nicknames. Despite the witty names, we are serious about the modern incarnation of the sport! ACDG is entirely volunteer-run, skater-owned and operated…
According to the LA Weekly and LA Eater, Culver City's Waterloo & City will close in the beginning of 2015. That's the bad news. The good news is that there's already a restaurant lined up to take its place. Southern-leaning restauranteur Brian Dunsmoor will be launching The Hatchet Hall in its place in March.
Dunsmoor was previously the chef at The Hart & the Hunter, the restaurant in the Palihotel on Melrose that offered dishes like Low-Country Shrimp Boil with corn,…Continue
Lily Stockman's new show, "Women," opens this Saturday night, November 8, at Luis De Jesus. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Says the gallery's web site about the show and Stockman's work:
Lily Stockman's exuberant, vibratory abstract paintings are based on commonplace experience that transcends the "object" to reveal a phenomenological experience for the viewer. They are a distillation of her own immediate interactions in the world: her observations on specific architecture (a drive-in theater in Twentynine Palms, the Art Deco "movie palaces" of Downtown Los Angeles), landscape (the desert palette of Rajastan, India, and Joshua Tree, California), evolution through…