October 2012 Blog Posts (28)

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Added by Scupine on October 31, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

SmashBurger is Coming to Culver City

According to the sign that has been posted on the former Famima Convenience Store at Overland Ave. and Venice Blvd., SmashBurger is coming to Culver City. Looks good, and the La Jolla location (for example) has mostly 4- and 5-star reviews on…

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Added by Scupine on October 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Mural by Mear One In Progress Behind The Wood in Culver CIty

There's a new mural in progress behind The Wood restaurant in West Culver City. It's by muralist Mear One, a Los Angeles-based artist known for his often-political street graffiti art. The people I talk to about street art are really psyched about it -- Mear One is a big deal. I definitely admire it's dynamic…

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Added by Scupine on October 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 040

Every other Friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this life-sized doll is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then…

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Added by Scupine on October 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

2013 CULVER CITY HOMELESS COUNT

Hello Culver City!!

Evlynne here shouting out to you. I am a member of the Committe on Homelessness for the City of Culver City. We need your help!

The 2013 Homeless count is coming up and we need volunteers!  Mark your calendars, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 2 am; the Homeless Count will take place in Culver City.  We need…

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Added by Evlynne Braithwaite Householder on October 26, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 39 Solution: The Culver City Post Office

[photo by Chris Grossman]

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this sign is?…

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Added by Scupine on October 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ken Gonzales-Day's Show Opens at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day's first solo exhibition at the Luis De Jesus Gallery opens this Saturday, October 27, and runs through December 15. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free, open to the public, and sure to be a lot of fun - is Saturday, Oct. 27, from…

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Added by Scupine on October 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sage Organic Vegan Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Market Coming to Culver City

I had previously reported that the new construction on the southeast corner of Sepulveda and Washington Blvds would likely be home to a Chase Bank, a Starbucks, a Chipotle…

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Added by Scupine on October 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

LA Times Reviews The Rivals at Culver City's Actors' Gang Theatre

Los Angeles Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty reviewed the new play at the Actors' Gang Theatre, saying "there are hearty laughs to be had from this scattershot spray of silliness from 1775."

He continues: "True, the goofy flamboyance often seems a tad effortful. But the fireworks of Sheridan's verbal wit are still mesmerizing. Whenever the focus shifts from the central lovers to the tyrannical patriarch Sir Anthony Absolute and the linguistically…

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Added by Scupine on October 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Will the Expo Line Parking Lot in Culver City Soon Be a Sea of Mud?

As one of the happy legion who take the Expo Line from Culver City to downtown Los Angeles, I have tried to be patient with the Culver City parking lot. I understand that the city has probably been reluctant to invest much money in improving the lot, since construction is supposedly eminent on a mixed-use development…

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Added by Scupine on October 18, 2012 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Sacramento Bee Tackles Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology

It's always fun to hear different takes on what is going on at Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology. The appreciative befuddlement expressed by Sam McManis' article in the October 14 Sacramento Bee is typically amusing. 

Early in the article, he quotes one patron who reflects: 

"It's supposed to be unclear. It raises the question: Whose authority do you trust, who's to say this is real science or art? The stuff is so bizarre and…

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Added by Scupine on October 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

See an Adaptation of David Foster Wallace's "Good Old Neon" at the Ivy Substation in Culver City

L.A. Weekly Theater Award winner Ian Forester has adapted David Foster Wallace's harrowing short story "Good Old Neon," into a one-man play called G.O.Ne, which he will perform at the Culver City Ivy Substation on October 23rd and 24th. Admission is $20, and tickets…

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Added by Scupine on October 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate OctoberFest in Downtown Culver City This Wednesday

Bars and restaurants throughout downtown Culver City are banding together to help celebrate OktoberFest this Wednesday, October 17, from 5 to 9 pm. 

Pick up your “OktoberFest Passport,” featuring a complete list of offers and specials, at Melrose…

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Added by Scupine on October 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Bonia Helmer's "Here Be Dragons" Opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles-based artist Bonita Helmer's fourth solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery opens this Saturday and runs through November 10. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free, open to the public, and sure to be a lot of fun - is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Here's what George Billis Gallery has to say about Helmer's work: "Continuing her interest in unseen structures, Helmer’s latest body of work is concerned with the uncharted…

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Added by Scupine on October 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 039

Every other Friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next…

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Added by Scupine on October 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Seonna Hong's ‘Persistence of Vision’ Opens at LaBasse Projects in Culver City

Artist Seonna Hong's new show,‘Persistence of Vision’ opens at LaBasse Projects in Culver City this Saturday, October 13th. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 9 pm, and, as always, the public is welcome.

The show will run until November…

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Added by Scupine on October 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 38 Solution: The Lion’s Fountain

[photo by Chris Grossman]

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this hairdo is?…

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Added by Scupine on October 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

LISTEN: Tim Robbins Drops By KCRW to discuss "The Rivals," Now Playing at the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City

To celebrate the opening of The Rivals at The Actor's Gang Theatre (and the troupe's 30th anniversary) Tim Robbins and Actors Gang co-founder David Schweizer dropped by KCRW to talk to Which Way, LA? host Warren Olney about "the challenge and fun of making a show with period language come alive…

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Added by Scupine on October 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Update on the new Jazz Bakery Building in Culver City

Last January, I reported that the Jazz Bakery will be returning to Culver City in a new Frank Gehry-designed, 250-seat theater at 9814 Washington Boulevard, directly adjacent to the Kirk Douglas Theatre to the east.

Over the weekend…

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Added by Scupine on October 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Invertigo Dance Theatre Presents Three Works in Culver City in October

Invertigo Dance Theatre is presenting three Sunday dance programs in October at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center in Culver City. On consecutive Sundays starting on the 14th, three dance companies will perform work -- and each choreographer has been challenged to find some interesting way to demystify the process by which dance is created, allowing audiences to experience the fun, frustration, inspiration,…

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Added by Scupine on October 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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