Westside Calendar

Posted May 4, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, May 5
Beach Eats, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop returns to Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. This week: TNB BBQ (Korean fusion), Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rolln Lobster, Dogtown Dogs, Cancho’s Tacos and Recess Truck (dessert). (310) 305-9545; marinadelrey.lacounty.gov; lotmom.com/beacheats

HARK 10th Anniversary, 5 to 10 p.m. The arts nonprofit serving youth with serious illnesses at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrates its anniversary at Upper West Restaurant with Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo-inspired activities, raffles and art by the organization’s youth. Proceeds benefit HARK. 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. upperwest.com; healingartsreachingkids.org

Little Miss Nasty, 9:30 p.m. Rock and roll burlesque lights up Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $20. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com


Friday, May 6
Culver City Senior Center Spring Boutique, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up handcrafted gifts for Mother’s Day, including jewelry, ceramics, art, hand-knits and more. 4095 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 502-0096; jackiwlax@aol.com.

Del Rey Farmers Market Concert, 4 to 6 p.m. Del Rey Community Jazz Band jams at the Del Rey Farmers Market in a free outdoor show at the playground, led by Capt. Dan Meyer and special guests. Glen Alla Park, 4601 Alla Road, Marina del Rey. delreync.org/FarmersMarket

“Chimes at Midnight” / “F for Fake,” 7 p.m. An evening of Orson Welles films and a book signing with film historian F.X. Feeney, author of “Orson Welles: Power, Heart and Soul.” The Shakespearean adaptation “Chimes at Midnight” sees Welles as Falstaff, loyal companion to Prince Hal, while in “F for Fake” Welles explores the nature of fraud and fakery. The Aero, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $7 to $11. americancinemathequecalendar.com

Depressed Cake Shop Pop-Up, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The community of bakers sells grey cakes to increase awareness about mental health issues and raise funding for the St. Joseph Center in Venice. Streetcraft LA, 2912 Main St., Santa Monica. depressedcakeshop.com

Urban Grass, 7 to 10 p.m. Live urban style bluegrass, funky rock and reggae at play Hinano Café, 5 W. Washington Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3902; urbangrassband.com; hinanocafevenice.com

Premiere of “Love Thy Nature,” 7:20 p.m. The award-winning film narrated by Liam Neeson starts its L.A. run today as part of a screenings and discussions tour that covers 55 cities. “Love Thy Nature” takes viewers through a journey about how many of us have lost touch with nature and how a renewed connection is key to solving current climate crises. Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica. laemmle.com.

Crystal Bowersox, 8 p.m. The 2010 American Idol runner up melds blues, country, folk and rock with her soulful voice and inspiring lyrics. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Jason Boyd Band, 8 p.m. A rock ’n’ roll set by Jason Boyd, followed by DJ Vinyl spinning rock, funk and blues at 10 p.m. DJ Doomz takes over the upstairs bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

“Broken Blossoms,” 8:15 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday. “First Lady of American Cinema” Lillian Gish is homeless and befriends a Chinese immigrant in this silent film about racial intolerance. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $8 to $10 cash or check. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

Desperate Measures, 9 p.m. Live music weekly at the Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Jairus Mozee with special guests, 9 p.m. The singer-songwriter, producer and jazz guitarist who has worked alongside Prince, Janet Jackson and Kendrick Lamar plays Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Saturday, May 7
Bird L.A. Day, 9 a.m. The second annual Bird Day LA and Migration Celebration includes two bird walks in the Ballona Wetlands (at 9 and 9:30 a.m.) led by local avian experts. There are also arts-and-crafts tables for kids sponsored by Whole Foods Market and a chance to interact with live owls and raptors cared for by South Bay Wildlife Rehab (9 a.m. to noon). Meet at Alkawater/Gordon’s Market in the 300 block of Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey for the 9 a.m. walk. Meet at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Lincoln boulevards for the 9:30 a.m. walk. ballonafriends.org; losangeles-audubon.org; birdla.org

Sullivan Canyon Walking Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of the Venice Design Series fundraiser series for Venice Community Housing Corp., this tour visits mid-20th-century homes designed by architects Peter Choate and Cliff May. $500. venicedesignseries.com

Culver City Car Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 400 classic cars and hot rods line up along Culver Boulevard for the 13th annual Culver City Car Show on Culver and Washington boulevards between Duquesne & Ince. (310) 499-4840; culvercitycarshow.com

Marina del Rey Fun Paddle Races, 9:30 a.m. Free show-and-go flatwater paddle races of three miles, one mile and 500 meters for paddlers of all types, including kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. Meet on the water at least 10 minutes beforehand south of the main channel entrance to Basin D (leads to Mother’s Beach). facebook.com/groups/mdrpaddlers; tinyurl.com/mdrpaddlers

Drawing What You See with Frank Valdez, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camera Obscura resident artist Frank Valdez teaches drawing techniques through a variety of exercises, such as copying line drawings and drawing still life in pencil. Newsprint, easels and pencils provided. Beginner to intermediate. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $5. smgov.net/camera

Long Pose Life Drawing with Frank Valdez, 2 to 5 p.m. Designed for intermediate to advanced artists, the class features a clothed model in one long pose, with participants having the unique opportunity to paint or draw the living form. Bring your own materials. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $12. smgov.net/camera

“Art in the Afternoon,” noon to 4 p.m. A Window Between Worlds hosts its annual art festival with actress G. Hannelius and her teen celebrity friends for meet-and-greets and a variety of family fun, including hands-on art workshops, food from In-N-Out Burger, silent auctions, games, musical performances, face painting and more. Venice Skills Center, 611 6th Ave., Venice Beach. $10 to $60. (310) 396-0317; awbw.org

Turning Point Pilates, 12:30 to 2 p.m. It’s International Pilates Day, and Turning Point Pilates is offering free classes and giveaways. Turning Point Pilates, 337 Washington Blvd., Venice. Call for the free class scchedule: (310) 217-7630; info@turningpointpilates.com; turningpointpilates.com

Mother’s Day Crafting Happy Hour, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join Crafts on the Rocks for this Mother’s Day-themed embroidery event. Bring your mom for margaritas or come make her a gift while dipping into some world class guacamole. Supplies and instruction provided. All skill-levels welcome, from needle novices to stitching pros. $40. Register online
in advance. Kay N Dave’s Mexican Restaurant, 9341 Culver Blvd, Culver City. (858) 245-8863; craftsontherocks.com

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor R&B concert by Blue Breeze. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Eat|See|Hear: “Dirty Dancing,”   5:30 p.m. The 5th anniversary season of the outdoor movie series kicks-off with a screening of the Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze classic “Dirty Dancing.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m., a performance by Summer Twins at 7 p.m., and the screening at 8:30 p.m. in the Santa Monica High School Memorial Greek Amphitheater, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Enter on 4th Street between the DoubleTree Hotel and the track. $6 to $23. eatseehear.com

A Moveable Feast on Appleton Way, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Part of the Venice Design Series fundraiser series for Venice Community Housing Corp., this tour of architecturally significant homes on Appleton Way in Venice features live entertainment by Venice’s own Orson Bean as well as food catered by The Rose Café’s Chef Jason Neroni and Leona’s Nyesha Arrington, with desserts by Sugar Rush. $500. venicedesignseries.com

Albert Lee and Jerry Donahue, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. American guitarist and producer Jerry Donahue joins Grammy Award winner Albert Lee, whose unique guitar picking style took him around the world with Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, Paul McCartney and Brad Paisley. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. $26.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Robert Heft, 10 p.m. Live music each Saturday at the Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeo-whales.com

Sunday, May 8
Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sholem Community hosts a celebratory brunch featuring jazz singer Angie Wells. Enjoy bagels, cream cheese, lox, tomatoes/onions, herring in sour cream, salads and dessert. Westside Neighborhood School, 5401 Beethoven St., Del Rey. $20 to $25. (323) 939-7173; sholem.org/mothersday

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m.  A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Soap Box Open Poetry Reading, 2 p.m. The mic is yours. Bare it all. Signups begin at 1:45 p.m., hosted by Jessica Wilson, founder of Los Angeles Poet Society. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. Free. beyondbaroque.org

Karaoke Lisa, 9 p.m. Sing your
heart out every Sunday at the P
rince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

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


Monday, May 9
Free Zumba Class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. A combo of fun and fitness led by Cammie Richardson at the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. (310) 726-4128; beacheslacounty.gov

Comics on the Spot, 7 p.m. This weekly standup comedy event begins with an open mic before the pros take the stage at 7:45 p.m. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club Meeting, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The club’s monthly meeting features Kent Lauer, master of coldworking and glass lapidary, for a discussion of his process. Veterans Memorial Auditorium Rotunda Room, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City. Free. culvercityrocks.org/meeting.htm

Mike Price Jazz Orchestra, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Experience live jazz with a full bar and dinner service at Typhoon Restaurant, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

Tuesday, May 10
Gateway to Go Food Trucks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rotating lineup of the city’s best food trucks gathers each Tuesday at Crowne Plaza LAX. Today’s lineup includes The Surfer Taco, Wise Barbecue, Hungry Belly and Tender Grill. 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. Park and enter on 98th Street. gatewaytola.org

Gourmet Food Truck Night, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each Tuesday night, diverse tent vendors and gourmet food trucks take over the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. This week’s lineup includes Me So Hungry Truck, Rolln Lobster, Rice balls of fire, Wise Barbecue Truck, Say Fish Taco and The Deli Doctor. (310) 392-8537; californiaheritagemuseum.org

Women’s Sailing Association Dinner Meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m. A meeting of the Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay features a social hour and dinner followed by an 8 p.m. talk about Catalina Island sailing by “Cruising Catalina Island” author Bill McNeely. Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. pr@wsasmb.org

Beach=Culture: Candy Chang, 6 to 8 p.m. Meet Before I Die Wall creator Candy Chang, whose interest in the psychology of place and the city’s award-winning Wellbeing Project inspired her to visit Santa Monica. Chang will share past and present work and demystify the creative process with tools for personal reflection and psychological exercises to improve personal mental health and community wellbeing. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. Free. annenbergbeachhouse.com

Wednesday, May 11
Westchester Life Story Writing Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memoir-writing workshop meets Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. $10 donation per semester. (310) 397-3967

Playa Vista Chess Club, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Students of all abilities in grades 1 to 6 learn strategies from chess expert Ben Eubanks each Wednesday. Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive,
Playa Vista. (310) 437-6680; lapl.org/branches/playa-vista

Unkle Monkey, 6 to 9 p.m. Acoustic soft rock and island music each Wednesday at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

NAMI Family-to-Family Program, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 25. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness, this 12-week course is for adult family members and caregivers to learn important strategies and information about caring for loved ones who live with mental illnesses. Visitation School, 8740 S. Emerson Ave., Westchester. Free. (310) 892-8046; pstans5@aol.com

Nonsurgical Treatment of Spine Disorders, 7 to 8:30 p.m. UCLA orthopedic surgeon Don Y. Park discusses research in the efficacy of nonsurgical treatment for spine-related issues at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. RSVP: (800) 516-5323.

Legal Basics for Creative Businesses, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join attorney Scott Hervey to learn the basic legal issues involved in starting and operating a small business. Hear about intellectual property issues involved in forming a new entity, including naming the business and protecting its copyrights, among other topics. ESMoA 208 Main St., El Segundo. $20 to $25. calawyersforthearts.org/event-2198004

Next Gen Rebels With A Cause After-Party, 9:30 p.m. to midnight. “The Late Late Show” host James Cordon and Jason Bentley, host of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” emcee a fundraiser immediately following the Rebels With A Cause Gala honoring Dr. Cheryl and Haim Saban. Proceeds of the party benefit the research of David B. Agus and the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Ste. 203, Santa Monica. $200. bearebel.org.

Thursday, May 12
Dance into Spring, 2 to 4 p.m. The Silver Seminar Series hosts a spring dance with sweet treats, live music by the band Tropic Star and a lively dance floor. Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. $5 donation. (310) 695-7031; lisa.deblois@thewpv.org.


The Strands, 8:30 p.m. Local jazz/pop band The Strands compete in a new artists showcase to determine who will open for the first headliner of the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series. Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. facebook.com/TheStrandsOfficial/

Galleries & Museums
18th Street Arts Champagne Social, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The 18th Street Arts Center hosts a campus-wide afternoon of open studios and tours, exhibitions, live music performances, screenings, discussions, classes, and of course, champagne. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica. Free. 18thstreet.org/champagnesocialspring

Half-Price Admission at the Santa Monica History Museum, Saturday May 7. In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, all groups with a mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, mother-to-be or grandmother receive half-price admission to the museum: $5 per adult, $2.50 per student. Enjoy six galleries, including the “Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star” exhibit. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290; santamonicahistory.org

“Preoccupied,” ends Saturday. Seniors from LMU’s Art department show work exploring issues of femininity, family and the body at the Thomas P. Kelly Jr. Art Gallery at LMU, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. (310) 338-5189

“A Place Like This,” ends Sunday. Timur Si-Qin’s solo exhibition imagines a future materialist-spiritual institution called “New Peace.” A brand as a topological sculpture, capable of being expressed in varying forms and inheriting different meanings over time, the work speaks in the language of products and advertisement. Team (Bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. teamgal.com

“Back to the Beach,” through May 14. Marina del Rey-based architect and artist Dan Janotta shares paintings of the Los Angeles coastline, including Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica. TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica. taggallery.net

“Ed Ruscha Editions,” through May 14. Recent and vintage “editions” by internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha are a perceptive glimpse into the artist’s long-lasting relationship with printmaking. Leslie Sacks Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., B6, Santa Monica. (310) 264-0640; lesliesacks.com

“Moses@90,” through June 25. An expansive survey of Ed Moses’ innovations in painting and works on paper over the last 60 years — including never before seen paintings — to honor his 90th birthday. William Turner Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E1, Santa Monica.

“Movies and Messages: The Movie Posters & Early Works of Art Sims,” through July 25. Playa del Rey’s Art Sims designs movie posters with immediate impact, including most of the films that Spike Lee has directed. See a retrospective of his work at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, 4130 Overland Ave., Culver City. (310) 202-1647; claytonmuseum.org


    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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