Westside Calendar

Posted January 28, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, Jan. 29
SaMoHi Art Show, 5 to 7 p.m. Santa Monica – Malibu Unified middle and high school students showcase their work in the school district’s annual art show, featuring two-dimensional artwork and photography, ceramic and video art, and music by the Santa Monica High Jazz Combo. Light refreshments. Roberts Art Gallery at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 450-8338, ext. 70287

“30 Years of Ultimate Sailing: World’s Greatest Yachts, Up-Close & Action-Packed,” 6:15 p.m. (no-host cocktails; buffet dinner, 7 p.m.) Yachting photographer Sharon Green highlights her 30-year love affair with capturing yachts in fierce competition. Accompanying Green’s photographs are anecdotes by sailing athletes Jimmy Spithill, Paul Cayard, Stan Honey and John Bertrand. Followed by a presentation featuring CYC Staff Commodore Martin McCarthy, yachting programs chair. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Tickets: $21, includes dinner, tax, service and parking. RSVP required: (310) 823-4567; calyacht-

Community Values Award Ceremony, 7 p.m. Dr. Albert Nicholas, pastor of the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and first vice president of the California State Baptist Convention, receives the Community Values Award. Santa Monica Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
3400 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A. (310) 397-3876; lds.org

Optimist Club Meeting, 7 p.m. A general meeting where participants only pay for the cost of their meal. Italy’s Little Kitchen, 8516 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 645-1220; italyslittlekitchen.com

Hard Rock Night, 8 p.m.  Vaughn Dollinger and Ghost Rocket open for the spectacle metal of Surgeon Marta, the tribute to Ozzy Osbourne’s band BlackR Sabbath, and headliners The Alcocers. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

“Goodbye to Language 3D,” 9:15 p.m. Screening of this much-talked about 2014 film by French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard (“Breathless”) wraps up its exclusive L.A. engagement tonight. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Friday, Jan. 30
Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-tones, 5 to 9:30 p.m. The venerable Culver City band performs American Roots music from rock ‘n’ roll to blues at Hinano Café, 15 Venice Blvd., Venice; (310) 822-3902; hinanosvenice.com

“Take Me Higher” Service, 7 p.m. A new weekly Sabbath service overseen by Rabbi Lori Shapiro and Open Temple, featuring the Beit T’Shuvah Band. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. RSVP to opentemplevenice@gmail.com; opentemple.com

Psychedelic Rock & Soul Night, 7 p.m. Start the night off with some trivia before heading into the spacey jams of Swamiyeti, Mango Dreamers and Shawn Atkins. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

“Disney’s Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. (Also 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 1) El Segundo Youth Drama bring the classic tale of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up to life. Clubhouse Building, 300 E. Pine Ave., El Segundo. Tickets: $8 pre-sale; $10 at the door. (310) 524-2362.

“Beauty and the Beast,” 7:30 p.m. The Santa Monica Playhouse’s 20th anniversary re-telling of the classic fable happens each Friday through Feb. 27. $15 to $19.50. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

“Fantasia,” 7:30 p.m. A rare 75th-anniversary screening of the 1940 Disney classic in celebration of the Aero Theatre’s own 75th anniversary. This evening serves as a fundraiser for the Aero’s programming and restoration funds and includes an illustrated introduction by veteran Disney creative director and former Disney animator David Pacheco (who will bring along his centaurette model), 1940s popcorn pricing, nostalgic candy, Piper-Heidsieck champagne, appetizers and prizes.
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

“The Memory of Water,” 8 p.m. (Also at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 14) Dark comedy features story uniting three turbulent sisters at their mother’s funeral. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $20. (310) 960-7785; plays411.com/memoryofwater

Saturday, Jan. 31
Sustainable Landscaping/Rain Barrel Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from experts about saving money and water with rain barrels at an event by Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment at the parking lot east of 1744 Pearl St., across from Santa Monica College. rainreserve.com/santamonica

Free Tax Service, 1 to 5 p.m. (Also Feb. 7 and Apr. 4) Get your tax returns filed and receive tax advice courtesy of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)-UCLA. Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Must register in advance: (310) 821-1769; vitaucla@gmail.com

Jean-Pierre Isbouts Signing, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Join bestselling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts for a book signing of “The Story of Christianity” and “Who’s Who in the Bible.” The first 25 guests who purchase a book receive a bonus gift. Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, 723 California Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 451-5008; holygroundscoffeeandtea.com

Architectural Book Signing, 1 p.m. Doug Suisman and the Society of Architectural Historians present the republished 25th-anniversary edition of “Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public.” Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Unkle Monkey, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Steve Stafford blends music from around the world. Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice Beach. (310) 822-3902

Jon Dalton Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz and Latin combo closes out its month-long residency at Santino’s, 3021 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 392-5920; santinos-venice.com

Movie Trivia Contest, 7:30 p.m. The American Cinematheque’s decade-at-the-Aero anniversary night of fun features the search for L.A.’s biggest film buff. Food trucks outside the theater and the grand prize winner receives a guest turn as a Cinematheque programmer. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aero-theatre.com

A Winter’s Concert, 8 p.m. Culver City Symphony Orchestra blends string and saxophone. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $10. (310) 717-5500; culvercitysymphony.org

Blues Rock Night, 8 p.m. Darius kicks off an evening that includes Midlife Crisis, Texas Instruments, Stonyatti and topliners Sideways Hog. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Iain Matthews with Egbert Derix,
8 p.m. As a founding member of Fairport Convention in 1967, Matthews appeared on the band’s first three recordings until creative differences led to his ouster in 1969. Three releases under Matthews Southern Comfort followed (including a No. 1 hit in the U.K. with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock”), along with a slew of solo albums. Special guest: Brian Lopez.  McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $24.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, Feb. 1
Greyhound Show-n-Tell, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet Grover, Lilly, Dharma, Anna, Mario and Carson and learn about greyhound adoption at PetCo, 8801 S.Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 645-8143

Sunday Jazz Suppers, 7 p.m. Local bands create a lounge atmosphere on the patio of Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-4522; whiskeyreds.com

Jazz/Rock and Indie Pop, 8 p.m. The evening starts with Stereoscope and Last Machine Standing before Sonnet and Lords take the stage. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m. A cabaret show held on Sunday nights at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Tocadisco featuring DJ Creepy, 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. Ambient and dance vibes light up the evening’s soundscape at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; barmelodylax.com

Monday, Feb. 2
Optimist Club Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Club meets on Mondays at the Coffee Bean, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista. (310) 215-1892

Comics on the Spot, 7 p.m. Weekly stand-up comedy event begins with an open mic before the pros take the stage at 7:45 p.m. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $10. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Jack Daniel’s Comedy Classic, 9 p.m. Comedy showcase each Monday at Brennan’s Pub, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, No cover.  21+. (310) 821-6622; brennanspub-la.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
Ocean Park Classic Car Night, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The California Heritage Museum gathers food trucks and classic cars each Tuesday night outside the museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8537; californiaheritagemuseum.org

Trulio Disgracious, 8 p.m. Every Tuesday, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone fame leads guest musicians in a jam concert. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com; trulio-disgracias.com

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Meets Wednesday mornings at the third floor restaurant of the Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 916-3648

Westchester Life Story Writing Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memoir-writing workshop meets at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. Donation: $10/semester.  (310) 397-3967

Swim Sessions, various times. Southern California Aquatics leads evening workouts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $69 to $109 per month. (310) 458-8700; swim.net.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Frederick Pictures Gallery/DHDI Design Lofts Show, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Art show at 13900 Marquesas Way, Lofts 6005 & 6006, Marina del Rey. (310) 739-3860

“The Masters of Wisdom and Transmission Meditation,” 7 p.m.  A spiritual talk and group meditation. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 314-7511

“It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks,” 7:30 p.m. A topical screening of this 2008 documentary on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which focuses on a high-profile 2007 lawsuit by three French Muslim groups, exposing the rift between religious belief and free expression in Europe. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Spincycle Presents, 8:15 p.m. A night of progressive and cosmic rock launches with Curtis and trips the night fantastic with Northern Strangers and closer Sweet Earth.  TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Galleries & Museums  
“My American Experience,” opens 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. (Continues through March 29) Originally from Mexico, the 21-year-old Venice resident Dennis Miranda presents a solo show of his large paintings at In Heroes We Trust, 300 Westminster Ave., Venice.  (310) 310-8820; inheroeswetrust.com

“The Young Guns Invitational,” Opening 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. (Continues through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Emerging and rising artists at the Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 S. Robertson Blvd., Studio D, West L.A.  hcgart.com

“East-West,” through Saturday. Chinese artist Chen Man introduces her first exhibition of photographs and paintings created in the last decade. L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955; roguewaveprojects.com

“Basically Disneyland” and Kid Acne, through Monday. Latest works by graphic artist Pure Evil and cartoony  U.K. artist Kid Acne at CAVE Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 450-6960; cavegallery.net

“Picturing When,” through Feb. 21. Images by Beth Parker. Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B3, Santa Monica. (310) 828-1133; loraschlesinger.com

“Divine Journey,” through Feb. 21. Images by Kimberly Merrill. Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B3, Santa Monica. (310) 828-1133; loraschlesinger.com

“One Person Crying: Women & War,” through March 12. This global photo essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth covers 12 conflicts and addresses the lingering effects of war through moving black-and-white photographs. Opening night includes documentary film screenings and a workshop led by Roth. Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-0846; venicearts.org

“Tattoo: The Shamrock Social Club,” through Mar. 29. A photographic look at Mark Mahoney’s legendary West Hollywood tattoo shop “where the elite and the underworld meet.” California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8537; californiaheritagemuseum.org

Moshe Ninio and Brian Weil, through April 18. New exhibits highlight visiting Israeli artist Ninio’s holographic and photographic work as well as the photo and video essays addressing sex, Miami crime, AIDS, transgender and Hasidim by photographer Brian Weil (who died in 1996). Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica. (310) 586-6488; smmoa.org

Ray Brown’s “Re-Works,” through Feb. 7. The painter offers new paintings as well as a batch re-working old sketchbook ideas into new drawings and paintings. First Independent Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., G6, Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345


    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.


    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!

    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    Fun times this Sunday at Fisherman’s Village this Sunday August 24 featuring the 2AZZ1 BAND (pronounced “two as one”) 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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