Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (24)

Batch Restaurant in Culver City Welcomes Chef Dan Moody for Five Nights of Pop-Up Dining

The partners of newly opened Batch Restaurant and Bar in Culver City are collaborating with chef Dan Moody on a five-night pop-up restaurant on Tuesday, February 18, through Saturday, March 3rd. 

The idea of a Pop-Up restaurant is not a new one. LudoBites, for example, is a restaurant by Chef Ludo Lefebvre that since it opened in 2007, has no permanent…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 023

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 high-performance tire is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted these glowing…

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

Delia Brown's "Felicity & Caprice" opens at Angles Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles artist Delia Brown's new show, “All Manner Of Things” -- a narrative cycle of paintings based on the 1968 film, Les Biches, by Claude Chabrol -- opens at Angles Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, February 25th. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm, and, as always, the public is…

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Added by Scupine on February 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Watch Rachel Rosenthal's My Brazil -- Now Available as a Webcast

Last autumn, the City of Culver City's Speak Easy Program presented performance art icon Rachel Rosenthal's acclaimed My Brazil, and now the city has made the performance available for all to watch here as a webcast.

Rosenthal originally wrote the…

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Added by Scupine on February 23, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Documentary and Reality TV Conference Will Relocate to Culver City

Westdoc, the premiere West Coast documentary and reality conference, has announced that for the first time this year's three-day event will take place in Culver City this September. The opening night film screening, panels, keynote presentation, PitchFest competition and vendor area will be located at Pacific Theatres Culver Stadium 12, while the Culver…

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Added by Scupine on February 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Despite Concern, City Sells Centinela and Washington Property to Regency Centers LLC

Last Monday, the Culver City Council agreed to approve a commitment letter with Regency Centers Acquisition LLC / Red Barn for the sale of the city-owned property on the northeast and northwest corners of the Washington Boulevard and Centinela Avenue intersection for the development of a …

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Added by Scupine on February 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

AVPA Art Students Receive CCUSD Education Foundation Grant

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Visual Art students along with art students in Kristine Hatanaka’s drawing and painting classes have received a CCUSD Education Foundation Grant to help create artwork for orphans in Honduras through a program called, “The Memory Project”.  Established in 2004, The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits in any medium for children and teens around the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 17, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Check Out Barbara Strasen's New Show at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Barbara Strasen's new show, “All Manner Of Things,” opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, February 18th. The opening reception is from 5 pm to 8 pm, and, as always, the public is welcome. 

This is the gallery's third solo show of new work by Barbara Strasen. The…

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Added by Scupine on February 17, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

George Lawson Gallery in Culver City Presents "Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like"

For its seventh exhibition in Culver City, the George Lawson Gallery is showing examples of the work of seven Los Angeles-based painters in their 30s, including recent graduates of UCLA, Otis, Calremont and Cal State Long Beach.

The artist's reception is this Saturday, February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

The gallery will also offer a panel…

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Added by Scupine on February 16, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

See a Preview Performance of George Orwell's 1984 at the Actors' Gang for Only $10

The Actors’ Gang’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 begins a short four-week run on Saturday, February 25, but previews begin this friday, February 17, and preview tickets are available now for just $10 apiece. Just go here, select the night you would like to attend, and use the…

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Added by Scupine on February 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

IndieCade, Taste of the Nation, & The Culver City Car Show: Should They Be Saved?

Culver City Car Show

At last Monday's meeting, the Culver City Councilmembers debated whether the city should continue to help fund three major Culver City cultural events: IndieCade, Taste of the Nation, and the Culver CIty Exchange Club's Car Show. In the past, the city's redevelopment agency has helped fund these events, but with the state's recent elimination of these agencies, Culver City must decide whether funding should continue.

City Manager John Nachbar recommended against…

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Added by Scupine on February 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

AVPA Hosts Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) hosted the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles on Friday, February 10.  As part of their “Alive Music Project,” the GMCLA performed for over 500 students, including a dozen classes and nearly 200 AVPA students.  The chorus performed several songs, including “Imagine” and “True Colors.”  The presentation included personal stories from several members of the chorus,…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 15, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Own your park - some TLC for Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Have you heard about this budget crisis? Well everybody is doing what they can to get us through these tough times, but there have been lots of cutbacks. Maybe you've noticed. Unfortunately it's expensive to fix potholes and sidewalks yourself.

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Added by Enhager on February 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Culver City Council Candidate Scott Malsin Invites You to His Fundraising Party "Summit at the Lodge"

Culver City Council candidate Scott Malsin has announced that his fundraiser will be held on next Saturday, February 18. The event, which will be held at the Culver City Elks Lodge, has been named the "Summit at the Lodge," and it will feature music by the Culver City High School AVPA Jazz Band.

Tickets may be purchased online at…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 022

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 these glowing bulbs are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this figure who…

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Added by Scupine on February 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Catch Josh Agle's New Work at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

Josh Agle's new show, “Animal Kingdom,” opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, February 11th. The opening reception is from 7 pm to 10 pm, and, as always, the public is welcome. 

Josh Agle is an American artist, better known by the nickname Shag. Said Roberta Smith in a review in the…

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Added by Scupine on February 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Review's 'A Raisin in the Sun' at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre

Charles McNulty, on The Los Angeles Times blog, calls the new production of A Raisin in the Sun at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City "a clear-eyed, emotionally stirring rendition." Says…

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Added by Scupine on February 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SAHLI-WELLS HOSTS 1984 FUNDRAISER AT THE ACTORS’ GANG

The City Council candidate announces a special campaign event February 24 featuring a theatrical re-examination of George Orwell’s classic work of dystopian fiction.

Meghan Sahli-Wells’ campaign for Culver City Council is presenting an exciting evening of dining and the arts February 24 that culminates in a groundbreaking performance of Orwell’s…

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Added by James Klein on February 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Culver City Plays Itself on Sunday's Episode of HBO's "Luck"

It's out of focus, but that's unmistakably the Half-Moon Motel's (great) neon sign on Sepulveda Blvd. between Washington Place and Venice Blvd. in Culver City behind (the great) Nick Nolte in the closing moments of Episode 2 of HBO's "Luck." Somehow it's not surprising that a Michael Mann vehicle would exploit some of this block's vintage neon.

The sequence begins with…

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Added by Scupine on February 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

What to Expect from Lowe Enterprises' Development of the Culver City Metro Station Property at Washington and National

At last week's Culver City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a commitment letter with developer Lowe Enterprises to develop the land directly adjacent to Culver City's Expo Line Station at Washington and National.

Lowe Enterprises paid $23.8 million for the parcel and agreed to develop the land under the guidelines set forth by the city that the…

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Added by Scupine on February 7, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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