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This Saturday, the 7th of January, is gearing up to be a big night at the Culver City Art District. I've already received show opening announcements for the Kopeikin Gallery, Luis De Jesus, and Blum & Poe. And if I know these galleries, that means there are going to be plenty more.
A new show by Ardeshir Tabrizi, called "Observations in Linear Time," is opening at Kopeikin. The image above is from that show, which, according to the gallery's website,"explores the passage of time through a photographic study and accompanied by a site-specific sound installation."
Blum & Poe is presenting a show by artist Sam Durant called "Build Therefore Your Own World."
The openings generally run from 6ish to 8ish, and are always free and a lot of fun. See you…
Kris Kringle is once again spending most of December in Culver City. Thanks to the Culver City Police Officer’s Association, Santa Claus gets a police escort with sirens and flashing lights through the streets. He then waits on a corner to take a picture with children and adults.
It's classic Culver City hospitality. The CCPOA's Santa Sleigh 2016 Tour starts December 11. Be good!
Thursday - December 1st: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Plaza – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday - December 11th: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Studio Estates and Tellefson Park
Residential Streets in the area bounded…
Culver City High School senior Laura Bourne was one of three girls in The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program surprised by Loyola Marymount University with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full-ride, four-year scholarship to attend the university. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and award-winning actress Emma Stone presented the scholarships at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast, held December 7 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
Bourne, who will be majoring in film at LMU’s top-ranked School of Film and Television, and two other seniors from City Honors College Preparatory Academy and John F. Kennedy High School, will join the LMU Freshman class of 2021 next fall.
The highly competitive Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program,…Continue
After suffering a heart attack six years ago, Jerome Smith’s heart only pumps at 34 percent of a healthy one. But that hasn’t kept the 73-year-old from blasting away at SCAQ Masters swim workouts. And now he plans to compete in his first swim meet in 15 years.
Smith said he is looking forward to completing a goal, as well as the experience of swimming against himself and the clock.
After his 2009 heart attack in Bikram Yoga, Smith went three minutes without a pulse. But one week later he was back in the water.
And his healthy lifestyle will go far in keeping him out of the ambulance; a Mayo Clinic study showed that only by moving at your…Continue
Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.
Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that reach youth ages 6 to 18, while Art Discovery offers children ages 6 to 9 a hands-on, multi-disciplinary visual art curriculum. An Advanced Studies Track provides 1:1 mentoring, internships, portfolio development, help with college applications, and more. Advanced students are also given opportunities to work on special projects with other organizations and groups or to assist Venice Arts' on client print, video, or special projects.
Our Spring session workshops begin on January 14,…Continue
Los Angeles is quite the place for a diverse selection of cuisine. It is becoming as popular as New York and Chicago. One of the iconic places that rises to world acclaim to dine is Yamashiro Hollywood.
It has a history of over 100 years and has catered to politicians, Hollywood stars, Royalty; and tourist from around the globe. Recently, the Glover family sold Yamashiro to the Sugar Factory Group, where they brought in some of the most talented people in the hospitality business.
On a Tuesday, I had the pleasure of inviting Clement von Frankckenstein, the actor who played the senator opposite George Clooney in “Hail Caesar.”
The British actor was greeted by Nicole Galati, the marketing and event sales manager and Executive Chef, Christophe Bonnegrace., who is quite the embracing chef recommended by his peers and nominated by them through Best Chefs America. His creativity and preparation of cuisine is most assuredly the finest I have yet to see. We…Continue
This Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a performance from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will bring a new site-specific dance piece, live music and projections … and snow … to Culver City’s Helms Bakery District. The piece, entitled Snowed Under, marks the opening of Helms Bakery’s brand new, fully automated parking garage, and "illustrates the meeting of old and new technologies."
Tickets are available HERE. They're $25 -- or $20 for Culver City residents. Snowed Under is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures…Continue
The plan outlines six general goals for the city:
Each goal has several subheads, which you can see below or…Continue
If you are in the mood for an evening of theatre that directly confronts today’s political situation, you really couldn’t do better than Vicuña, now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The play takes on the rise of Donald Trump with a currency and satiric bite that rivals last night’s Daily Show.
Writer Jon Robin Baitz (a Pulitzer finalist), director Robert Egan, and actor Harry Groener present the audience with a crass real estate mogul running for president, Kurt Seaman (har har har!). Seaman is, by turns, a malaprop-spewing bully, a cunning negotiator, and a man who always knows who holds the most power in the room (psst: it’s him). He needs a killer suit for his final debate, and the play takes place almost exclusively in the well-appointed back…Continue
9:00 a.m. – Community Parade
Representatives from some of the organizations and businesses that make Culver City such a great place to live, work, and play will participate in a fun (hopefully) parade. My daughter, for example, will be among those representing the Robotics Club at Culver City High School.
The parade will form up on Overland Blvd. between Culver Blvd. and Braddock and proceed to downtown Culver City at Culver Blvd. and Lafayette St. Come out and cheer on your neighbors!
11:00 a.m. – Noon – Opening Ceremonies
Then, the city will close off Culver Blvd at…Continue