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New Beats by Dre Headquarters in Culver City Draws Praise for Being Cool

The new headquarters that Beat's By Dre just opened in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City isn't too much to look at from the outside -- just a couple of industrial-looking buildings. But according to some design sites on the web, the inside of the two buildings -- home to 650 employees -- is…

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Added by Scupine on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Art Show to See this Saturday: Corey Helford Gallery's "2nd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit"

The new show at Corey Helford Gallery features all new 12" x 12" works by 36 of artists on the gallery's roster of "New Contemporary" artists, including pieces by Sas Christian (see above), Carlos Ramos (see below), and Lola (see farther below. The show's opening celebration is this Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on August 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 80 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this doggie is?…

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Added by Scupine on August 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

See Shakespeare Remixed in Carlson Park in Culver City This Saturday

Rogue Artists Ensemble will present a free family performance of HYPERBOLE: bard in Culver CIty's Carlson Park at 11 a.m. this Saturday, August 23rd.  Here's how Rogue Artists describes their take on Shakespeare:

"HYPERBOLE:…

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Added by Scupine on August 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City is This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of carnival rides, live music, food trucks, games, and a beer and wine garden for the adults this August 22 - 24 -- Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” at Veterans Park.  Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver…

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Added by Scupine on August 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 080

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this doggy is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

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Added by Scupine on August 14, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Actors' Gang Performs Kid-Friendly Verision of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Media Park in Culver City All August

It has become quite the tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. In 2011, it was a vampire vs. zombie version of Romeo & Juliet. In 2012, we got a Star Wars…

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Added by Scupine on August 13, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Dustbowl Revival Perform at the Culver City Music Fest This Thursday

The Dustbowl Revival will perform at the the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, August 14, at 7:00 pm -- in the Culver City Hall Courtyard. The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice-based roots music collective (including guitar, fiddle, mandolin,…

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Added by Scupine on August 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Inaugural Culver City Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

The organizers of the fledgling Culver City Film Festival have sent out a call for film submissions, calling the festival "a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their work to a wide audience located in the 'Heart of Screenland.'"

To submit a film to the…

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Added by Scupine on August 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hear Movie Themes in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park This Thursday

This Thursday, August 7, the Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park continues as Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony in music from Star Wars, Titanic, and The Wizard of Oz. Also: Gerwhin's "Rhapsody in Blue,"…

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Added by Scupine on August 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

See Blue Oyster Freakin' Cult for Free in Marina del Rey This Saturday

Blue Oyster Cult, the geniuses behind “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ for You” will play a free outdoor concert at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey this Saturday, August 2, at 7 pm.

Bring your own cowbell.…

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Added by Scupine on August 1, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Attend Free Art Event at Culver City's Samitaur Tower TONIGHT

The Culver City Historical Society, with Samitaur Constructs, has organized a public art project at the iconic Samitaur Tower in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City from Sunset (around 8 pm) until 9:30.

Student artists from Savannah College of Art and Design and University of New Mexico…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Check Out this Short Video About Akasha Restaurant in Culver City

If you love the food at Akasha half as much as I do, you'll be interested in this video profiling the restaurant's owner Akasha Richmond -- who was a cooked healthy meals for Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Billy Bob Thornton before opening her own restaurant. …

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Red Bread in Culver City Closes

Red Bread Bakery (on Washington Blvd almost as far west as CostCo) has closed its doors -- after being in it's current location for about a year. That's terrible news for fans of the bakery's dark, dense, bitter, and wonderful rye bread. According to the…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Will Host CicLAvia Next July

The City of Culver City received notification from Metro last week that the city has been awarded a $453,600 grant to host Culver City CicLAvia in July 2015. 

During these CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the…

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Added by Scupine on July 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 079 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this colorful wall is?…

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Composting Workshop in Culver City this Saturday

The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering a Beginning Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.

The workshop will provide hands on instruction in…

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Council Will Consider Designating Ice Rink as Cultural Resource at TONIGHT's Meeting

On April 22, 2014, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission considered an agenda item pertaining to the nomination of the Culver City Ice Arena for designation as a 'Culver City Cultural Resource.' After reviewing the material of record (which included a historic resource evaluation)…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hear Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Mussorgsky Under the Stars This Thursday

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…

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Added by Scupine on July 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

New Show by Hikari Shimoda Opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

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…

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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