Scupine's Blog – October 2013 Archive (26)

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 066

Every other Thursday, 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 star-catcher is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section immediately, fear not! So more people can play, I'll hold…

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Added by Scupine on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Culver City Symphony Orchestra's Opening Performance This Saturday

The Culver City Symphony's season opening concert will pay tribute to the 200th Anniversary of the births of Verdi and Wagner -- this Saturday, November 5, at 8:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. The evening will also offer a unique concert aria by Beethoven, and a Mozart symphony. 

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll…

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Added by Scupine on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Show by Photographer Artist J. Bennett Fitts Opens at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City This Saturday

The latest show at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City offers serene images of industrial parks and other landscapes by photographer J. Bennett Fitts. As the New York Times noted back in 2006, the young California artist's work "owes something to Ed Ruscha and Bernd and Hilla Becher. Like them, Mr. Fitts has inventoried an unlovely feature of the modern environment in…

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Added by Scupine on October 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Weirdo Artist Jim Shaw Gets Solo Exhibition at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City Starting this Friday

Los Angeles-based artist Jim Shaw's first solo show at Blum & Poe in Culver City is dominated by an 18 by 40 foot work called Mississippi River Mural, described as "an old theater backdrop layered with a frieze of figures painted in illustrative comic style in battle-ready stances." 

The gallery goes on to describe the three-decade-spanning retrospective in…

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Added by Scupine on October 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to Culver Village, New Business District in Culver CIty

Over the last three months, Culver City's Economic Development staff has been meeting with various business owners along Sepulveda Boulevard between Culver Boulevard and Franklin Avenue regarding forming an independent business district.  The group has collectively decided to call themselves “Culver Village” to emphasize the variety of businesses in the area and will be…

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Added by Scupine on October 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 065 Solution

Every other Friday, 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 bit of geometry is? 

 

As Culver City Times members …

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Added by Scupine on October 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

11th Annual Free Kids Carnival Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

Area children were invited to the Culver City Senior Center on Sunday, October 20th, from 1 to 4 to enjoy carnival games, a petting zoo, food & drinks, live entertainment, crafts, and more. 

The event was made possible through partnership with Culver City Exchange Club, Culver City’s Disability Advisory Committee, Culver City Senior Citizens Association, & Culver City Neighborhood Girl Scouts.…

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Added by Scupine on October 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

LA Times Reviews Kristian Burford Installation at Nye + Brown in Culver City

In the October 17 edition of the Los Angele Times, Sharon Mizota reviewed the creepy new installation by Kristian Burford at Nye + Brown Gallery in Culver City, saying "You know the nightmare where you show up naked at the office? Kristian Burford has captured something of that horrifying feeling in his latest installation..."

After describing the…

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Added by Scupine on October 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Corner Door Offers $6 Drinks to Celebrate New Winter Cocktail Menu

According to Eater LA, Beau du Bois -- the expert and much-lauded barman at Culver City's The Corner…

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Added by Scupine on October 23, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Says Red Bread in Culver City Has LA's Best Rye

In an article about the best bread and rolls in town, the Los Angeles Times tapped Rose and…

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Added by Scupine on October 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eat at Pitfire Pizza and Benefit Culver City Cultural Affairs This Wednesday

Place your order for pick up or bring your family and friends to Pitfire Artisan Pizza this Wednesday, October 23rd from 5 to 9 pm, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation. I recommend the Burrata Pizza and the Hand Chopped Salad.

The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization…

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Added by Scupine on October 21, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Need a Flu Shot? Annual Culver City Flu Clinic This Wednesday

The annual Culver City Flu Clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial Building.  The L.A. County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccines at no charge to people who don’t have health insurance or whose healthcare provider doesn’t offer flu vaccines.  The clinic is on a first-come,…

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Added by Scupine on October 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 065

Every other Thursday, 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 bit of geometry is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section immediately, fear not! So more people can play, I'll…

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Added by Scupine on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Danny Heller Brings Photorealistic Oils to George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Danny Heller's newest exhibition of photorealistic oils of Mid-Century Modern architecture in downtown Los Angeles opens this Saturday, October 19, at the George Billis Gallery and continues through November 16. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free, open to the public, and sure to be a lot of fun - is Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5 pm to 8…

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Added by Scupine on October 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Expo-Adjacent Mixed-Use Development Breaks Ground

According to two recent articles on LA Curbed, developer Greystar Real Estate officially broke ground on Access…

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Added by Scupine on October 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Native Food Vegan Cafe in Downtown Culver City Just Temporarily Closed for Remodeling

Fear not, fans of Native Foods Cafe's Rockin' Moroccan Earth Bowl or Wild Jackelope BBQ Sandwich. Although Native Foods' front window has been covered in brown paper, the cafe just closed for a little remodeling. 

Added by Scupine on October 15, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 064 Solution

Every other Friday, 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 colorful mural is? 

No one correctly identified the image. In fact, it graces the…

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Added by Scupine on October 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Jonathan Gold Reviews Culver City's Bucato Restaurant

In the October 5 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Gold turned his delicate palate on Bucato, the new Italian restaurant in the Helms Complex of Culver City. Gold describes the vision of Bucato's chef Even Funke in this way:

Funke's mission, broadly…

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Added by Scupine on October 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's 3LABS Studio Hosts 18th Annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show This Week

The 18th Annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show takea place this week, October 9th-13th, at the new 3LABS Studio in Culver City. As in years past, the four-day show features more than 50 national and international exhibitors of decorative and fine art reflecting all design movements across the millennia, including American and European period…

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Added by Scupine on October 8, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society Will Host Operations Manager of the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Eric Owen, the Operations Manager for the Kirk Douglas Theatre, will serve as the guest speaker at the Culver City Historical Society’s general meeting this Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm. The meeting -- which is free and open to the public -- will take place in the Veterans Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room.

Sims will describe the planning and…

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Added by Scupine on October 7, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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