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Posted September 2, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
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Featured music video of the week: Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. The free waterside concerts at Fisherman’s Village continue with country rock from Jimi Nelson and the Drifting Cowboys.

Click here for more music videos from our new feature  “Music Venues on the Westside” updated weekly

Thursday, Sept. 3
El Segundo Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Find fresh organic produce, hot prepared food, handmade crafts and live entertainment each Thursday on the 400 block of Main Street, El Segundo. (310) 524-2701; elsegundo.org

Volunteer Readers Needed, 4 to 5 p.m. (continues Thursdays through Oct. 1.) Give the gift of literacy by reading to local kids at the Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Boulevard. Venice . Call (310) 821-1769 to volunteer.

Beach Eats Food Truck Event, 5 to 9 p.m. Mother’s Beach hosts a variety of gourmet food trucks in a dog-friendly setting each Thursday through Oct. 1. at Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; beaches.lacounty.gov

Happy Hour Jam with David Boyles, 5 to 8 p.m. each Thursday in September. Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; barmelodylax.com

“Medicare and Your Retirement,” 6 to 7:15 p.m. CarenetLA holds a free educational seminar, with representatives from United Healthcare and Ameriprise Financial talking about how planning for Medicare costs is part of building a confident retirement. Playa Vista Community Hall, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. Register by emailing tiffany.yee@ampf.com.

Country Nights Cruise, 7 to 9 p.m. Horblower and Co Country 105 FM team up for a Marina del Rey harbor cruise featuring on-air personalities and finalists from the station’s Country Showdown. Featured artist: J’Rose. Boards at 6:30 p.m. at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $35 plus taxes/ fees. hornblower.com

Rebirth Brass Band (with Miles Mosley and The West Coast Get Down), 7 p.m. The Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier continues with Rebirth Brass Band’s contemporary approach to New Orleans sounds. While keeping the traditions of brass bands, they blend funk and hip-hop into their grooves. Miles Mosley, the “Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass,” opens with his L.A.-based group of collaborative musicians with a repertoire of multi-genre music. Free. (310) 458-8901; tcs.santamonicapier.org

“The Homecoming,” 8 p.m. (Also at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Sept. 20). This staging of the Harold Pinter play explores an uncomfortable gathering in England of a Brit, his American wife and his male relatives. $25 to $34. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

All You Can Dance with J. Rocc & Mr. Choc, 9 p.m. Soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, R&B and house at The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Friday, Sept. 4
Marina del Rey Historic Harbor Tours, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. (Also 10 a.m., 11.a.m, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October.) In honor of Marina del Rey’s 50th anniversary year, the L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors and Marina del Rey Historical Society are sponsoring 45-minute informative tours for just $1. Board at Hornblower Cruises and Events, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Accounting Fraud Detection Case Studies, noon. CPA Mark Dauberman leads a discussion and lunch. $30 to $45. The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., West L.A. (310) 821-3513; efhcpa.com

Del Rey Farmers Market, 2 to 7 p.m. Food and produce vendors gather weekly, with free musical performances on the first Friday of each month. Glen Alla Park, 4601 Alla Road, Del Rey. delreync.org

“Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” / “Notorious,” 7:30 p.m. A double feature with director Carl Reiner in person for a book signing at 6:30 p.m. “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” is Carl Reiner’s film noir parody starring Steve Martin. “Notorious” is Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller and romance set in Brazil during WWII. $11. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Hornblower Dinner Cruise, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a four-course dinner with dancing and a harbor view. Board at 7:30 p.m. at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $86.95 plus fees. hornblower.com

Mariachi and Folkloric Dancing, 7:30, 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. Dinner with traditional Mexican entertainment at Casa Sanchez, 4500 S. Centinela Ave., Del Rey. (310) 397-4444; casa-sanchez.com

“The Ruskin Presents: Clive Wilmer,” 8 p.m. A celebration of 19th-century English art and social critic John Ruskin includes a visit from poet and lecturer Clive Wilmer, who is also the Master of the Guild of St. George, the charity founded by Ruskin in 1871. $10. Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

“The Sheik,” 8:15 p.m. (Also at 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday.) Watch the legendary Rudolph Valentino in the film that made him a star. Bill Field will accompany the film with the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $10, cash or check only. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

Robert Heft, 9 p.m. Live music at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Chase Walker Band, 9 p.m. Hear the California teenage blues group, called to play renowned clubs and festivals across the U.S., at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Saturday, Sept. 5
LA Audubon Society Open Wetlands, 9 a.m. to noon. The Los Angeles Audubon Society hosts an “Open Wetlands” event at the Ballona Salt Marsh. Take a stroll and explore from the sand dunes to the creek. Enter through the gate located in the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Alkawater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver Boulevard in Playa del Rey. No baby strollers, please. Contact: Cindy Hardin at cindy-hardin@laaudubon.org.

Marina del Rey Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find locally grown produce, prepared food, desserts and arts and crafts at the corner of Via Marina and Panay Way (parking lot 11) each Saturday. (310) 305-9545; facebook.com/MDRFarmersMarket

Fun Day in Marina del Rey, 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a day of activities: meet at Coffee Bean in Playa Vista, then take the shuttle to Fishermen’s Village, enjoy a one-hour historic boat trip on the Hornblower Yacht through the Marina, listen to music or dance at the Lighthouse, enjoy a water taxi to Jamaica Bay Inn for happy hour, and then take the shuttle back to Playa Vista. $5 to $10, plus happy hour. Coffee Bean, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista. (310) 215-1892; apshowtime@gmail.com

“Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz,” 2 p.m. Saturdays (also 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27.) In this musical comedy, a now grown-up Dorothy attempts a return to Oz and encounters new foes and helps new friends. $15, or $12.50 for kids under 12. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. The free waterside concerts at Fisherman’s Village continue with jazz and funk music from Michael Haggins and Friends. Free two-hour parking with validation and complimentary face painting for kids by Bria Danielle. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900

John Stewart 76th Birthday Memorial Concert, 8 p.m. Buffy Ford Stewart and the John Stewart Band play McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

“When Stars Align,” 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 4.) Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff and John Henry Davis, the performance follows a young boy and girl during the start of the Civil War, as unwavering societal and home traditions are challenged. $25 to $30. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (323) 960-7738; plays411.net

Dennis Jones, 9 p.m. The rockin’ blues guitarist, singer and songwriter plays Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

World Beat Reggae Nights, 9 p.m. to midnight. Mayaztek holds down the groove each Saturday at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com

Sunday, Sept. 6
Mar Vista Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large and diverse assembly of fresh produce and prepared foods vendors lines Grand View Boulevard near its intersection with Venice Boulevard. marvistafarmersmarket.org

CLUE-LA: American Workers Talk, 10:30 a.m. In honor of Labor Day, Culver-Palms United Methodist Church includes CLUE-LA (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) in the morning service. Hear personal stories about what it’s like to try to make a living at large retail stores and airlines. Free parking behind the building. 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 390-7717

Greyhound Show and Tell, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fastfriends, a nonprofit greyhound rescue group, is on hand to tell you all you need to know about adopting a gentle and intelligent retired racing dog. Petco, 8801 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 645-8143; fastfriends.org

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. The free waterside concerts at Fisherman’s Village continue with country rock from Jimi Nelson and the Drifting Cowboys. Free two-hour parking with validation and complimentary face painting for kids by Bria Danielle. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900

First Sunday Open Reading, 5 p.m. An open mic hosted by Steve Goldman, with a few feature poets expected to perform. Five-minute limit; sign-ups begin at 4:45 p.m. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681. N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

Mariachi and Folkloric Dancing, 5, 7 and 8:45 p.m. Dinner comes with a side of traditional Mexican entertainment at Casa Sanchez, 4500 S. Centinela Ave., Del Rey. (310) 397-4444; casa-sanchez.com

Coming of Age: The Argonaut, Beyond Baroque and Marina del Rey, 6 p.m. The Marina del Rey Historical Society Speaker Series presents this unique opportunity to hear George Drury Smith share early anecdotal history of Marina del Rey, Venice, Beyond Baroque and The Argonaut. As the founder of Beyond Baroque and associate editor of The Argonaut in its early years, Smith contributed to both the Venice literary scene and producing community news. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the 7 p.m. speaking event. $6 to $10. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-9344; marinadelrey-historicalsociety.org

Don Heffington, 8 p.m. Jeff Turmes and Field join drummer and singer Don Heffington (see story on p. 32) for a concert at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

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

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

Vida 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, Sept. 7
Optimist Club Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Club meets on Mondays at the Coffee Bean, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista. (310) 215-1892

Labor Day Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A special holiday weekend waterside concert at Fisherman’s Village features R&B by the band Friends. Free two-hour parking with validation and complimentary face painting for kids by Bria Danielle. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900

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. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Charles Owens Big Band, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live music at Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $10 cover. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

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

Stage 11, 9:30 p.m. The melodic rock act continues their Monday-night residency at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover: $5, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Burton Chace Park Walking Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join others in a light walk while enjoying the beautiful view of Marina del Rey harbor. Burton Chace Park, 13640 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free, but RSVP by calling (310) 305-9595; beaches.lacounty.gov

Swim Sessions, various times. Southern California Aquatics leads morning workouts at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and evening workouts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $69 to $109 per month. (310) 458-8700; swim.net

Culver City Farmers Market, 2 to 7 p.m. Shop and stroll each Tuesday along Main Street between Venice and Culver boulevards. culvercity.org

“The Future of Net Neutrality,” 7 p.m. Should internet service providers be permitted to offer tiered service to consumers, allowing faster service for some and slower service for others? The Los Angeles Computer Society welcomes law school professor Michael Epstein, who will discuss the Internet and the regulatory environment of net neutrality. A computer forum (6 to 6:50 p.m.) will be open for you to share your computer questions and problems. Free. Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. (310) 398-0366; lacspc.org

Karaoke with Kiki, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sing your heart out at the Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeo-whales.com

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Meets Wednesday mornings at Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Contact Peter Smyth at (310) 916-3648.

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. Donation: $10 per semester. (310) 397-3967

Toastmasters “Speakers by the Sea” Club, 11 a.m. to noon. Overcome your public presentation nerves at this weekly meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, Room 230A, 12000 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131

Westchester Rotary Club, 12:10 p.m. Meets Wednesday mornings at the Crowne Plaza, LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd. Contact: Mary Tabata at (310) 986-9237.

Westchester Senior Citizens Club Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m. Make new friends and win prizes each Wednesday at the Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 649-3317; (310) 649-1173

Playa Vista Chess Club, 4:15 p.m. Every Wednesday join other students and learn from expert Ben Eubanks. Grades 1 to 6. Players of all levels welcome. Playa Vista Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive. Free. (310) 437-6680; lapl.org

California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by California Yacht Club on the harbor’s main channel, this is Marina del Rey’s biggest recurring annual sailing event. Watch the short races from Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey) or Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey). calyachtclub.com

Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. (Wednesdays through Sept. 23). Appetizers, champagne, music and seating with front-row views of the sailboat races and sunset. Boards at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $35, plus tax, service and landing fees. Reservations required. (949) 631-2469; hornblower.com

Unkle Monkey, 6 to 9 p.m. The local duo plays beachy tunes each Wednesday evening at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

The Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Performer signups begin at 6:30 p.m. Open mic strictly for musicians happens on Friday nights. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800; grandviewmarket.com

Tongva After Dark: Holly Rothschild’s Seaclipse, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tongva Park kicks off their fall season programming with a free performance. Commissioned specifically for Tongva Park, the performance extends through five areas of the park, highlighting the park’s distinctive architecture, landscapes and views. Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. smgov.net/tongvapark/events

Westside Wednesdays with the House of Vibes All-Stars, 9:30 p.m. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St. Santa Monica. $7 cover, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Thursday, Sept. 10
Tune-Yards (with Avid Dancer), 7 to 10 p.m. The Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier wraps up with Tune-Yards.. Drum loops layered with ukulele, electric bass and vocals are this group’s specialty. Free. (310) 458-8901; tcs.santamonicapier.org

Country Nights Cruise, 7 to 9 p.m. Horblower and Co Country 105 FM team up for a Marina del Rey harbor cruise featuring on-air personalities and finalists from the station’s Country Showdown. Featured artist: Honey County. Boards at 6:30 p.m. at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $35 plus taxes/ fees. hornblower.com

“Likely Story: Monthly Live-Storytelling” at Vidiots, 7:30 p.m. Come as a storyteller or to watch the show at this month’s Too Soon-themed show. All true stories, except one. Will you know which one it is? $5; free for members. Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8508; vidiotsfoundation.org

Galleries & Museums
“Return to Roots” and “Prisma,” ends Saturday. Jane Park Wells (“Roots”) works within a framework of self-imposed systems, particularly grids, in her newest large panel paintings. Phillip Griswold (“Prisma”) uses geometric forms in his landscape paintings, rendering them abstract. Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., G2, Santa Monica. (310) 829-3300; ruthbachofnergallery.com

Michael Giliberti’s “Selected Works: 2012-2015,” opening noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. An abstract, colorful, multi-dimensional artist, Giliberti shares a collection of multi-media art works, some of which include local iconography as subjects. Through Sept. 27 at Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-5436; uusm.org

“MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections,” through Sept. 19. Katherine Rohrbacher’s current work of colorful, patterned self-portraits balances fairy tale and reality to show different elements of her identity and persona. Laura Korman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite D-2, Santa Monica. (310) 828-1883; laurakormangallery.com

“Disaster is My Muse,” through Sept. 19. The 4th annual Summer Juried Exhibition features 25 international artists who’ve documented human instability in their works, including natural disasters, atomic warfare and personal catastrophes. Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-0846; venicearts.org

“Marilyn Monroe: The Making of a Legend,” through Sept. 25. See the work of seven photographers (some of it just now being unveiled after 50 years) who captured the evolution of Marilyn Monroe from undiscovered actress to Hollywood icon. Andrew Weiss Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., D4, Santa Monica. (310) 246-9333; andrewweiss.com

“Nature LA: Mandalac Gardens,” through Sept. 27. A collaborative exhibit of groundbreaking photography and cutting-edge printing processes by Robert Glenn Ketchum and Michael Jones. $10, with proceeds going to Heal the Bay. The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 452-2842; theg2gallery.com


10 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!




  3.  
    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.




  4.  
    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.




  5.  

    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.




  7.  

    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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    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.




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




  10.  
    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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