The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times ran a special section devoted to restaurant maven Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. Ever the iconoclast, Gold called out at least two restaurants that are (mostly) off most people's Culver City radar. "Classical…Continue
There are only three performances left to see the play that LA Weekly selected as a Pick of the Week and called "haunting" and "fraught with eerie melancholy": the Actors' Gang's one-man adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The show closes this Saturday, June 1, so you can go on Thursday, May 30th, Friday May 31st, or Saturday, June…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Does the image of a teapot above, from a J.C. Penny billboard right off the 405 in Culver City, look like Hitler. Well...yeah, it kind of does. Kind of a gag, but no big deal. Still it's just the kind of story that everyone loves to write about. A story about the nazi-saluting kettle popped up on…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Northern California-based artist Kim Squaglia's first solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery opens this Saturday, June 1, and runs through July 6. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free and open to the public - is Saturday, June 1, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Here's what George Billis Gallery has to say about Squaglia's work: "Kim Squaglia's paintings…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this patriotic geometry 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 day, I'll post a new game.
TO SEE THE…Continue
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Added by Scupine on May 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
These are the new and old sounds coming from my corner of Culver City. What have you been listening to?
Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time
This song by Parquet Courts is sturdily constructed with angular but melodic guitar lines and a chanted chorus that fishhooks into the reptile brain. At two and a half minutes it's an epic for the band. Most songs on their newest album, Light Up Gold, are perhaps half as long, earning Parquet Courts a…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In March, I reported that the Annenberg Foundation has proposed to build a $50 million interpretive center and make other improvements in Area C of the Ballona Wetlands -- an area adjacent to Culver City and of great importance to residents of…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The J. Paul Getty Museum is currently offering an exhibition of the photography of Culver City resident Ed Ruscha, including the images from some of the 16 photo books Ruscha produced between 1963 and 1978, including Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966) and…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
At last night's Culver City Council meeting, the councilmembers unanimously voted to introduce a ban on single-use carryout bags. The ordinance aims to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and require retailers to charge customers a minimum of 10 cents for any single-use paper bags.
This "introduction" of the ordinance is the second step -- after…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
As part of the Pacific Standard Time's celebration of Los Angeles' heritage of modern architecture, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has taken over downtown Culver City's Parcel B to present its paean to on-site trailers. Quoth the Center: "Ubiquitous but often unseen, the construction office trailer is a type of invisible architecture that precedes and enables the…Continue
A new exhibition of paintings by international street artist HUSH opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, May 18th. Entitled “Unseen,” the show is HUSH's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception is -- as always -- free and open to the public.
Juxtapoz.com reviewed the show this week,…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this cosmic dog 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 day, I'll post a new game.…Continue
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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will present a Veterans Center for the Performing Arts production of the play Cry Havoc! in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver CIty this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 11-13, at 8:00 pm. Here's how they describe the play:
"After serving six years in the Army, and battling PTSD, a young…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
You've probably noticed the street banners pitching the ongoing celebration around Los Angeles: "Pacfic Standard Time Presents: Modern Archiecture in Los Angeles." The organization selected just three buildings to represent Los Angeles' modern architectural heritage: James Langernheim's Populuxe-styled LAX Theme Building, the record-stack-emulating Capital Records…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Chowhound reports that Samosa House West in Culver City is offering an unusual dish, rare in Los Angeles restaurants: thalipeeth. A savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India, Thalipeeth is traditionally prepared from flour made from roasted Chana daal, Urad daal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds,…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Annual Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show is this Saturday, May 11th, from 9 am to 3 pm. As in the last eight years, downtown Culver City will be shut down to display hundreds of classic cars and hot rods from all across California. The event is always a huge success - attracting car enthusiasts from across the city and beyond - and is a…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 6, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The LA Times' Charles McNulty calls Brian T. Finney's performance…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present a dance performance, with choreography built into and around a 1961 vintage Oasis trailer, in Parcel B in downtown Culver City, this Saturday, May 4th, at 8:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $15 and $10 for seniors and students.
According to the artists, the performance, called At the Oasis, will explore “the idea of home as…Continue
Added by Scupine on May 2, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments