Westside Calendar

Posted September 28, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, Sept. 29
Beach Eats Finale, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The weekly festival of food trucks sets up for its final day of the season at Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; lotmom.com/beacheats

Cal Yacht Club Dinner, 6:15 to 9 p.m. CYC 2016 Commodore Richard Hamlin presents “In the Steps of Lewis and Clark — Four Rivers of Food, Wine and History,” with pictures and stories from CYC’s exploration of the Pacific Northwest on a 1800s coastal steamer replica. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $26. (310) 823-4567; reservations@calyachtclub.net

“The True Cost,” 7 p.m. This documentary pulls back the curtain on the untold story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. A panel discussion follows. Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $7 to $11. (310) 260-1528; americancinemathequecalendar.com

Wine Tasting Dinner, 7 p.m. Akbar Cuisine of India owner/chef Avinash Kapoor teams with wine expert Peter Kerr to pair dishes with five wines from Denner Vineyards in Paso Robles. Akbar, 3115 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. $99. Reservations required. (310) 574-0666; akbarcuisineofindia.com

Salsa Night at Wokcano, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dance teachers Nicole Gil and Charlie Antillon lead a beginner lesson at 8 p.m., an intermediate class at 9 p.m. and social dancing from 10 p.m. until close every Thursday at Wokcano, 1413 5th St., Santa Monica. $8.  facebook.com/DanceSalsaLA

Friday, Sept.30
WISE & Healthy Aging Volunteer Orientation, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers make a significant difference in older adults’ quality
of life and enrich their own lives through service. Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9871, ext. 552; volunteer@wiseandhealthyaging.org

Front Porch Cinema, 7:30 p.m. Free film screenings under the stars on Friday nights at Santa Monica Pier. This week’s movie is “Zootopia.” A cinema lounge with film-themed cocktails and small bites opens at 6 p.m. on the pier. frontporchcinema.com

Friday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. Test your knowledge and win prizes while having a brew or two. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Jazz Night with Chocolate, 8 to 10 p.m. Indulge in a cup of hot chocolate while catching some live jazz performed by Del Rey Jazz Band tenor saxophonist Ken Weiner. ChocoVivo, 12469 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 845-6259; chocovivo.com

Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 8 p.m. A special ‘80s night burlesque show followed by DJ Shiva spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, disco and dance in The Del Monte, plus DJ Jedi at 10 p.m. in Townhouse Bar. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, Oct. 1
Open Wetlands at Ballona, 9 a.m. to noon. The Los Angeles Audubon Society hosts its monthly Open Wetlands event at Ballona Salt Marsh. Take a stroll through the sand dunes to the creek and explore your neighborhood wetlands. Enter through the gate in the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Alkawater/Gordon’s Market in the 300 block of Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. No baby strollers. (310) 301-0050; losangelesaudubon.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 9 to 10:30 a.m. A 12-step program for anyone struggling with their relationship with food. Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Youth Center, 3838 S. Centinela Ave., Mar Vista. Free. (310) 902-3040; foodaddicts.org
College Prep Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Princeton Review administers a full-length PSAT test. Your score will be emailed to you. Recommended for students in grades 8, 9 and 10. Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. (310) 437-6680; lapl.org

Hot Wheels Garage, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special event features a display of life-size Hot Wheels cars and plenty of Hot Wheels toys to race. Donations of arts supplies and sports equipment are being accepted for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. $10 adults, $5 children ages 10 to 17. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. (310) 909-0950; automobiledrivingmuseum.org

Jamie Lee Curtis reads from “This is Me,” 10:30 a.m. Curtis reads from her new book, in which a teacher tells students about her great-grandmother’s dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase. Book signing follows the reading. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues concert by Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com
Sofar Sounds: Venice, 7:45 to 10 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

Stories and Songs, 8 p.m. Master storyteller Bob Neuwirth and friends spin yarns at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, Oct. 2
Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a country rockabilly concert by JB & The BC Riders. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

“Get Real About Love” Mixer, 2 to 4 p.m. Connect with other singles and stay for a signing of “The Love Designer” Renee Piane’s book. The Lighten Up Beauty Lounge, 4552 S. Centinela Ave., Del Rey. (310) 362-6161; reneepiane.com

Richard Shindell, 8 p.m. Shindell’s songs paint pictures, tell stories and vividly evoke entire worlds, expanding the listener’s sense of what a song can be. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $30. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Monday, Oct. 3
Rosh Hashanah Ritual Lab, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Services engage individuals through communal ritual experiences from both traditional and contemporary Jewish expression, featuring performance, art, music, yoga, labyrinth walk, mediation and prayer. Everyone welcome. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1414; opentemple.org

Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Alton Clemente, Dorian Bey, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com


Los Valientes, 8 p.m. The Core Ensemble, featuring David Perez-Ribada as Mexican painter Diego Rivera, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta (a.k.a. Zorro), performs this chamber music theater work for cello, piano, percussion and voice.  Murphy Recital Hall at Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Free. cal.lmu.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Pacific Art Guild Demonstration, 1 to 3 p.m. Guest Nicholas Koles paints colorful and dynamic abstract renderings using a variety of tools. 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. (310) 322-5059; pacificartguild.com

Marshall McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, 6 p.m. This open reading club meets the first Tuesday of each month for literary discussions. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com

Sofar Sounds: Santa Monica, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Santa Monica. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Triptease, 10 p.m. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. and the Dollface Dames perform burlesque at 10 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque Show, 9 and 11:30 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show. No cover. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhouse-

Thursday, Oct. 6
“Safe at Home: An evening with Orson Bean,” 8 p.m. This is the final performance of the Bean’s one-man show adapted from his memoir. The actor, entertainer and longtime Venice canals resident opens up about his life on stage and off — from breaking into stand-up at The Blue Angel in New York to walking on fire in Malibu at an all-time low. Pacific Resident Theatre, 707 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com


    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.

    Christopher Mulrooney

    Playtime is a wonderful exhibit! The location is beautiful and lenticulars by Heather Lowe are worth the visit as well as the other art. Thanks for the listing Argonaut.


    So much fun for only a buck! Need to repost this right away.

    Kim Williamson

    Westchester Rotary is local club that meets every Wednesday afternoon for lunch at the Crown Plaza on Century Blvd. near LAX. We all work together on local community and international charity projects. What better way to meet people and have fun! If interested, you can also call Kim Williamson at (310) 722-4200

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