Scupine's Blog – October 2014 Archive (19)

Celebrate Halloween by Watching Raiders of the Lost Ark in Veteran's Park in Culver CIty Tonight

On Halloween, Friday, October 31st, Culver City's Parks & Playgrounds program will host a free night at the movies under the stars at 8:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s movie presentation is the 1981 classic, Raiders of the Lost…

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Added by Scupine on October 31, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 082 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 these "Waves" are?

One Culver CIty Times member -- …

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

Culver City Symphony To Play Faure, Hayden, Beethoven This Saturday

The Culver City Symphony's first concert of the 2014-15 Season is this Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The program includes:

Fauré: Masques et Bergmasques (1919)

I. Overture, II. Menuet, III. Gavotte, IV. Pastorale: Andantino

Massenet: En…

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

SideChef to Demo How To Make Memorable Thanksgiving Sides at Surfas Culver City

SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into iTunes’ Top 10 Food & Drinks apps in the first week of its iPhone launch, is hosting "Festive Falls Flavors" at Surfas Culinary District’s Test Kitchen at 8777 Washington Blvd, this Saturday, November 1, from 11 am to 1 pm.

Here's what Surfa's has to say about the event: "For us “sides” are the stars of…

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Added by Scupine on October 28, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

What's the Best Bar in Culver City?

Recently, Thrillist.com nominated Bigfoot West (on Venice) as the Best Bar in Culver City. Here's what they had to say about the watering hole: 

Both Bigfoot locations look like someone took Yogi Bear's Yosemite ranger stations and plopped 'em down right in the middle of the city. The Westside location has a couple things on its side, though: there…

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Added by Scupine on October 27, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: David Lloyd at Klowden Mann in Culver City

David Lloyd's New Paintings opens at Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City this Saturday, October 25. Lloyd is a Los Angeles-based artist, and his new work is a combination of "formal abstraction and narrative irreverence." The piece over there on the left is entitled "A Fundamental Force." The opening reception with the artist is Saturday…

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Added by Scupine on October 23, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Home Compost Workshop in Culver City This Saturday

The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering an Advanced Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.

This Advanced Workshop will introduce organic gardening, landscaping with native friendly and drought tolerant plants, and…

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Added by Scupine on October 21, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 082

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 these "Waves"  are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section immediately,…

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Added by Scupine on October 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Architecture: Coombs House

 

"The Craftsman-style house at 4245 Duquesne is a 1920s landmark structure. Dan Coombs, a contractor and member fo the city's early board of trustees, built it for his family. A park and a street both carry the Coombs name in honor of the family."

-from the book "Culver City" by (Culver City Times member) Julie Lugo…

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Added by Scupine on October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Progress Report: Artist Patrick Marston Creating Magical Mural in Culver City

Artist Patrick Marston has been working away on his mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave. Here's an overview of his progress. When complete, it's going to be magnificent.…

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Added by Scupine on October 16, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Reviews Drucker and Ernst at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight devoted a recent column to the new show by photographers and filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, "Relationship," at the Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City.

Explaining that the show features two videos and 62 photographs that were featured in the Whitney Biennial this year, Knight compares the work to Cathy Opie…

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Added by Scupine on October 15, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Seeks Your Opinion About Connecting Expo Line Station to Downtown Culver City

Culver City is trying to figure out what would be the best way to help people get the three long blocks from the Culver City Expo Line Station to downtown Culver City--or as they say it, they're "exploring various grant options for the funding of multimodal transportation options."

If you have an opinion about what would be best,…

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Added by Scupine on October 14, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Muddy Leek in Culver City Closes

LA Eater is reporting that Culver City's own Muddy Leek restaurant has closed.  The "farm-to-table" restaurant in city's Art District that Jonathan…

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Added by Scupine on October 9, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Akasha Richmond Will Bring Indian-Influence Cuisine to Former Ford's Filling Station Space in Culver City

In June, Ford's Filling Station in downtown Culver City abruptly closed up shop. Now the Los Angeles Times has some great news: Akasha Richmond, the mastermind behind one of my very favorite Culver City restaurants (uh...Akasha) has signed a…

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Added by Scupine on October 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society Will Host Author of The Making of the Wizard Oz Next Wednesday

Aljean Harmetz, author of The Making of the Wizard Oz, will discuss her book about the classic movie (made in Culver City, of course) at the next general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society on October 15th at 7:30 pm in the Culver CIty Teen Center. The Wizard of Oz is marking its 75th anniversary this year. The public is welcome to join the members…

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Added by Scupine on October 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

IndieCade Returning to Culver City This Weekend

IndieCade is huge -- and fun  -- independent video games festival, held in downtown Culver City each October. The "industry" side of the event includes a professional conference track and business networking opportunities, but the stuff that's the most fun for the public is the chance to play more than 150 new independently developed video games. Although they're…

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Added by Scupine on October 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Construction Update: Culver City Rising

There is really an incredible amount of construction around Culver City right now -- both the erecting of new structures and the renovation of old ones. The landscape...she is changing, changing....

Some examples:

Eric Owen Moss's rather Jaw-dropping new office structure - "the pterodactyl" on Hayden Avenue (more on this one later)…

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

Catch a Free Concert at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City This Sunday

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) will be performing a free concert featuring Matt Barbier, Sarah Petersen and "Southern California Sonic Ecology" at the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City this Sunday, October 5, from 4-7 pm.

The concert is described as "an exciting aural re-­imagining of one of the most…

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Added by Scupine on October 3, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Local Artist Patrick Marston Will Paint Mural on Washington Place in Culver City

Venice-based artist Patrick Marston has been commissioned to paint a mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave. He has already begun sketching the piece on the wall, and he says the whole process will take about three weeks. The subject will be a couple of luminous fish -- something of a speciality for the artist.

If you go to Marston's…

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

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