Westside Calendar

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Posted April 10, 2014 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, April 10

Westchester Mental Health Guild Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Councilman Mike Bonin speaks at this annual event at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. Free. (310) 641-7850.

“I’ve Always Been a Dancer,” 3 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Marvin Farber during a reading and signing at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Teen Council, 4 p.m. Teens can suggest library programs and provide feedback for books and media the library should purchase at the Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

Fundraiser Benefitting Star Education, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Support Star Education with artist Vicki McClay and jeweler Bernadette Benavente at Upper West restaurant, which will donate some of their sales to the cause. Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 586-1111; theupperwest.com

Artist Talk, 7 – 9 p.m. SPARC hosts an Artist Talk with its exhibit “Loss, Memory and Recovery — Dwora Fried & Linda Vallejo” at The Durón Gallery (Old Venice Police Station and SPARC headquarters), at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. SPARCinla.org

The Solo Series: “From 7 Layers to a Bikini Top in Less Than Five Hours,” 8 p.m. A theatrical performance about different aspects of womanhood includes monologues, song, movement and poetry at The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, $10-$15 donation. Also April 17. RSVP via info@santamonicarep.org

“Connected: An Autobiography About Love, Death & Technology,” 8 p.m. Watch Tiffany Shlain’s film connecting broader issues to a transformative time in her life at Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com

Friday, April 11

Scorpio Wolf Benefit Show, 11:45 a.m. Rock out for a good cause! Westside Alt-Rock Trio, Scorpion Wolf, will play a benefit show at Rusty’s Surf Ranch to send friend Hali Hudson to South Africa for Habitat for Humanity. 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. (310) 393-7437; scorpionwolfshark.com

Quilting Workshop, 1-5 p.m. Sew a quilt at the Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Also April 18. All materials provided. Bring a sewing machine if possible. (310) 390- 3454; lapl.org

“Sin Nombre,” 2:30 – 4 p.m. Film that depicts one person’s dream of living in the United States screens at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458- 8600; smpl.org

Book Signing, 7 – 9 p.m. Camille Maurine, author of “Meditation Secrets for Women,” shares about her book and speaks on mediation, energy and clarity at Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 399-7077; mysticjourneybookstore.com

TGI Friday at Witzend, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriters Aubrey Logan, Ohannon, Delfina and Nicki Bove perform at Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10; all ages. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.com

Female Fronted Friday, 8 p.m. Female Fronted Friday features performances by The Raven Black Project, Candy Warpop, POC and Broken Stems. $5; 21+. Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-1076; goodhurt.com

A Reading with Don Paul, 8 p.m. Don Paul performs poems and songs with percussion at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10; $6 for kids, students, seniors. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

Friday Night Jazz and Off the Wall, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Barry Zweig Trio performs classic jazz and Off the Wall mixes rock, hip hop, soul and more at Townhouse Venice, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $8. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, April 12

Outdoor Concert, 1 p.m. Blue Breeze performs R&B, jazz, Latin and more at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free.

Orchestra Santa Monica: North and South of the Border, 1 p.m. String musicians and guitarist Ricardo Escobar perform and discuss how culture influences their music at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org
Book Signing, 3 – 5 p.m. Debra Mazer, author of “Open-eyed Heart-wide Haggadah,” talks about personal liberation and the importance of ritual at Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 399-7077; mysticjourneybookstore.com

Witz Super Saturday, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter performances featuring Meghan Andrews, Marc Platt, Katie Hampton, SUPERNAKED and Scotty Grand at Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. . $10, all ages. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.com

Classical Concert, 7:30 p.m. Originally an amateur orchestra composed of health care professionals, the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra performs music by Mozart, Prokofiev and Beethoven with six extraordinary piano soloists at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica.  Free, but donations benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hot Jazz Saturdays, 8 p.m. Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet performs early jazz and ragtime music and DJ Jedi spins soul, funk and disco at Townhouse Venice, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com
“Let’s Take a TRiP” Garage Rock Show, 9 p.m. Featuring the Sea Ghouls, The Neumans, The Sound Reasons and The Unclaimed. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Alligator Beach, 9 p.m. New Orleans Funk Band influenced by The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Aretha and Maceo Parker plays live at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10, 21+ (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Dirty Birdy CD Release Party, 9 p.m. Decoys, Dirty Birdy, Lost Marauders and Stem Life perform punk, blues, rock and more at Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-1076; goodhurt.com

Centerfold, 9:30 – 11:45 p.m. Hear hits of the ‘80s at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 393-7437; rustyssurfranch.com

Sunday, April 13

Free day of dance classes, noon – 5 p.m. Kick off the grand opening of On The Edge Dance Studio with a day of free dance classes for all ages at 3500 Overland Ave., Palms. (310)-730-6503; otedance.com

Grow LA Victory Garden Class, 1 – 4 p.m. Learn about seed saving, container gardening and integrated pest management at the Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 6550 W 80th St., Westchester. Beginners welcome, class taught by UCCE Master Gardeners. $20. (310) 702-6653

Outdoor Concert, 1 p.m. Brazil Brasil performs samba, bossa and more at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free.

National Poetry Month Celebration, 8 p.m. California poets B.H. Fairchild, Frank Osen and David Rosenthal read at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

The Toledo Show, 8 p.m. Soul singer, jazz man, poet, dancer, choreographer leads a cabaret show on Sunday nights at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Monday, April 14

Free diploma classes, 9 a.m.- noon or 12:30 – 8 p.m. Earn a high school diploma with free classes offered Mondays through Fridays at Emerson Adult Learning Center, 8810 Emerson Ave., Westchester. (310) 258-2081; ed2go.com

Springtime Crafts & More, 3 – 3:45 p.m. Make a paper plate hat and other crafts at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

“The Event Hand,” 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. See 16-millimeter films about art, music, education, travelling and more at Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com

Stand Up Mondays, 8 – 10 p.m. Like2Laugh and Danny’s Venice present a live comedy show every Monday at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com

Tuesday, April 15

Smartphone and Tablet Apps Class, 6 – 7 p.m. Bring your own smartphone or tablet and learn how to get and use apps at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Mar Vista Community Council Planning and Land Use Meeting, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Discuss commercial and residential development in Mar Vista and suggest ways to improve local health and quality of life during the meeting at the Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

“Service Your Soul,” 9:30 p.m. Join Hunter and the Dirty Jacks for their energetic mix of soul, rock and blues Tuesdays at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $5 or two cans of food. 21+. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Wednesday, April 16

Westchester Life Story Writing Group, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meets on Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. Donation: $6 a semester. Call (310) 397-3967.

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea, 11 a.m. – noon. Learn how to improve public speaking skills when the club meets at 1200 Vista del Mar, Room 230, Playa del Rey. (310) 559-2834

‘Children’s Tree of Life’ Rededication and Peace Gathering, 6 – 7 p.m. Join speakers and musicians in marking 30 years since late Mayor Ken Edwards called the tree a “Living Monument to World Peace” by placing flowers at its base. The tree is in Palisades Park, near Ocean and Colorado avenues. Free. (310) 399-1000; JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net
Unkle Monkey, 6 – 9 p.m. Marina del Rey duo plays their unique brand of acoustic rock and island music Wednesdays at Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; warehousemarinadelrey.com

House of Vibe All Stars, 8 p.m. Rock, jazz, hip hop and R&B every Wednesday at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $7. 21+. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

The Dollface Dames’ TRiP Tease Burlesque Show, 8 p.m. Swing/pop/folk by The Strands with dancing, singing and comedy by the Dames. 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Red Light Wednesdays, 11 p.m. Burlesque dancing show with performers from Bootleg Bombshells at Townhouse Venice, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Thursday, April 17

Egg Decorating, 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the season by decorating an egg at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Mystery Book Club, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Discuss Tom Clancy’s “Debt of Honor” at the Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

The Listening Room, 7 p.m.  Bruce Garnitz Trio, David Serby, TMG Tall Men Group, and Franco and the Dreadnaught perform pop, rock, country and more at Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.com

Galleries

“Loss, Memory & Recovery,” through Friday. Exhibit includes Dwora Fried’s mixed media boxes that capture people, places and emotions under glass, and Linda Vallejo’s new work that carries a strong electric charge. SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-9560; SPARCinLA.org

“Resonance” and “Sylphs and Strands,” Saturday through May 10. L.A. artist Koji Takei changes perceptions of everyday objects, including musical instruments, through deconstruction and transformation in “Resonance.” In “Sylphs and Strands,” Toronto artist Franco DeFrancesca creates mixed-media “picture objects” that connect digital art, photography and painting. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., E-1, Santa Monica. (310) 453-0909; williamturnergallery.com

“Blinded by Science: Alaska/California Collection,” through April 26. dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station J1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net

“Kienholz: Berlin Hope,” through April 26.  While living in Berlin, Germany, and Hope, Idaho, Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz created art inspired by their place of residence. They were fascinated with German radios from World War II and created a White Easel series in Idaho. Some of the art is on display for the first time in the United States. L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com

“Gajin Fujita Drawings,” through April 26.  Artist Gajin Fujita has worked on his drawings of geishas, samurais, demons, fish and flowers for the last seven years. His influences range from traditional Japanese ukiyo-e and contemporary manga to American pop iconography and Latino East Los Angeles culture. L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com

John August Swanson Exhibit, through April 27. Known for fine details, brilliantly colored paintings and original prints, Los Angeles artist John August Swanson tells the story of Holy Week and Easter at Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 Eleventh St., Santa Monica. Sundays and Wednesdays from noon- 3 p.m. Meet and Greet on April 13. (310) 393-8258; santamonicaumc.org

“Six Shooters,” through May 3. A photographic conversation uniting work by photographers Nancy Baron, Noelle Gilbert, Cat Gwynn, Heidi Lender, Aline Smithson and Ashly Stohl at the Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-0846; venicearts.org

“Roberto Gil de Montes: Hecho en México” through May 17. Guadalajara-born Roberto Gil de Montes debuts his newest paintings at Bergamot Station. The 15 works on display are inspired in part by primitive, ancient culture and symbols. Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., Ste T3, Santa Monica. (310) 828-1133; loraschlesigner.com


6 Comments


  1.  
    Mrs. Davis

    I just love your news paper. I love that you place the events that are “Free”…which give me a chance to enjoy outing with my family at low to no cost. Keep up the good work.




  2.  
    Conny

    I read your paper every week. It gives great local information. Thank you for announcing the newest Venice High Theatre production “ANY NUMBER CAN DIE”, starting tonight at 7.30 PM, for two weekends! It is great to have good local productions with a short commute!




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    Dorothy Griffen

    Hello…I’m trying to find the article regarding Republic Party meeting to be held at Loyola Marymount in January. I need the date and time.




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    Delia

    I am from Santa Monica and have lived in Hawai’i for 30 yrs. now and I am sooooo happy I can read news from home and surrounding areas and what’s happening around town in the Argonaut on line. Thank you for making that available.




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    Thank you for letting everyone know about the Pistachio Novella show tonight. We are much obliged and appreciate The Argonaut’s support.




  6.  
    Gee

    Thanks for getting the word out about Toastmasters Speakers By The Sea Club! Toastmasters is a non-profit with a proven track record for helping people overcome the fear of public speaking. Meetings every Wednesday from 11am-12pm.





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