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Posted March 24, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, March 26

Cal Yacht Club dinner, 6:15 p.m.
A yachting dinner titled “Towards Cleaner Waterways in Marina del Rey: A Public Forum on Issues Impacting Use and Enjoyment of Our Maritime Vessels” features The Boat Yard owner Greg Shem, Recreation Boaters of California President Greg Gibeson, California Yacht Club President Steve Hathaway and LAACO Vice President Charles E. Michaels.
No host bar precedes buffet dinner and talk at 7 p.m. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way,
Marina del Rey. $26. (310) 823-4567; calyachtclub.net

“90404 Changing,” 6:30 p.m. Filmmaker Michael Barnard and co-producer and actress Paulina Sahagun discuss their recent film examining the cultural chasm of Santa Monica’s Pico neighborhood, which over the years has been reshaped by the building of the 10 Freeway in the 1960s and an influx of development. Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smconservancy.org

“The Godfather,” 7:30 p.m. Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 Academy Award-sweeping masterpiece kicks off the American Cinematheque’s “Movie Crime Dynasties” and features an offer you can’t refuse … in the form of unforgettable performances by Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and, of course, Marlon Brando as Italian-American underworld overlord Don Vito Corleone. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Jesse Jo Stark and Friends, DJ Ericka Fairchild, DJ Vinyl Don, 8 p.m. Records spin at The Townhouse and Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave, Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Katisse, 8:30 p.m. Jazz, hip hop, pop and world music combine with Katisse Buckingham, who was also the flute player in the “jazz flute” scene from “Anchorman.” WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.com

Reggae Nights, 9 p.m. Resident DJs Selecta 7 and Kareem with special guests spinning dance hall rhythms and world vibes. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.com

Mystic Knights Trio, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Core players of Hound Dog Dave and the Mel-tones, perform American roots and blues at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 396-4725; obriensonmain.com

Soulbeer, Hard Knox & Durty Sox, Steven Casper, Cowboy Angst, 9:30 p.m. Live music at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Friday, March 27
Animo Westside Charter Middle School Shoe Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last day to drop off donations for the used shoe drive at Animo Westside Charter Middle School, 5456 McConnell Ave., Del Rey. (323) 565-3251; greendot.org/Westside

Volunteer Orientation, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WISE & Healthy Aging needs help in many different forms. Meet on the second floor of the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9871, ext. 552.

Live Music and Trivia, 7 p.m.
Indie U Presents B Hoody, Hey You and Cecil John along with a trivia night at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

“Heavy Traffic”/ “American Pop,” 7:30 p.m. Two adult-skewing animated features from Ralph Bakshi; the former is the 1973 follow-up to Bakshi’s “Fritz the Cat,” the latter a generational history of rock ‘n’ roll fueled by classic songs by Bob Dylan, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Seger. Bakshi will speak in-between the films and screen a clip from his new film, “Last Days of Coney Island.” Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

“Mame,” 8 p.m. (Also 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through April 18) The Kentwood Players perform a play based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame” by Lawrence and Lee. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org

Friday Night Jazz, 8 p.m.
DJ Alfred Hawkins and the Barry Zweig Trio perform at The Townhouse and Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave, Venice. (310) 392-4040; town-housevenice.com

Christine Lavin, 8 p.m. The New York-based singer-songwriter returns to McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com
“100 Men and a Girl,” 8:15 p.m. (Also at 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.) Deanna Durbin stars in a show that begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing-along and a comedy short. There is a 15-minute intermission followed by the feature film. Old Town Music Hall,
140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $10. ($8 for seniors 62). (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

Jon Burton, 9 p.m. Live blues music at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Ultra Love, House of Vibes Allstars, 9 and 10:15 p.m. Two area mainstays of funk and soul play separate bills on the same evening at WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.com

The Goods and KG Superstar, 9 p.m. Performances include special guests spinning dancehall rhythms and world vibes. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $10.  (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.com

Saturday, March 28
Marina del Rey Outrigger
Canoe Club, 7:30 a.m. Come to the novice women’s orientation to try out this exciting team water sport. Beginners welcome. Practices are at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way,
Marina del Rey. (310) 902-8096, marinaoutrigger.org

Breakfast at Toastmasters Club, 9 to 11 a.m. On the first and third Saturdays of each month, a chance to improve your essential communication and leadership skills. Jerry’s Deli, 13181 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Guests pay only for their breakfast order. (310) 658-3158; breakfastattm.toastmastersclubs.org/WEycle

Silicon Beach Philharmonic Tryouts, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Try out for the forthcoming community orchestra. Marina Del Rey Hospital, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. (310) 999-3626; siliconbeachphilharmonic.org

Del Rey Yacht Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A rare opportunity for guided tours of the multi-level clubhouse, including lounges, a library, grand second-story dining room with spectacular 180° marina views and club grounds including heated pool, game deck, snack bar and more. Learn about social and boating memberships for all ages and the club’s award-winning junior sailing program. Free parking. Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-4664; dryc.org

Upstream, 1 p.m. Free live reggae concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Fishing 101 Class, 1:30 p.m. Free intro to fishing class co-hosted by Del Rey Yacht Club & West Marine. Learn pole basics, fish & rigs, fishing locations and more. Limited space and reservations required. Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, MdR; To sign-up, call (310) 823-4664 or email info@dryc.org.

Airport Marina Counseling Service Spring Event Fundraiser, 6 p.m. Annual event honors Karen Dial and the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation with the
2015 Community Builders award.  At Loyola Marymount University, Westchester. $135. (310) 670-1410

“Love in the Key of C# or Bb,” 7:30 p.m. (Also 3:30 p.m. Sundays, continuing through Sunday.) Fun, upbeat, family-friendly musical addressing the different phases of love. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $29.50. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1; santamonicaplayhouse.com

“Lord of the Rings”/ “Wizards,” 7:30 p.m. Adult-skewing animator Ralph Bakshi appears in person to present two of his mid-1970s animated feature film fantasies inspired by Tolkien and Vaughn Bode. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Hot Jazz Saturdays, 8 p.m. Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet plays early jazz and ragtime. Plus: DJ Jedi bombs the soul and hip hop at 10 p.m. The Townhouse and Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave, Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Debbie & The Goodman Band, Betty Doom, Chase Byrne, Full Moon Fields, 8:30 p.m. Live music at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Rich Sheldon Band, 9 p.m. The Santa Monica-based roots and reggae band performs at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Blowin’ Smoke’s Big 20th Birth- day Bash Blowout, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The venerable rhythm and blues band celebrates two decades at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover is $10, plus
a two-drink minimum. Call (310) 395-1676 or visit harvelles.com.

Sunday, March 29
Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club, 7:30 a.m. Come to the novice men’s orientation to try this exciting team water sport. Beginners welcome. Practices are at 7:30 a.m. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 902-8096, marinaoutrigger.org

Brazil Brasil, 1 p.m. Free live outdoor bossa nova concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com
“The Planets,” 4 p.m. Seven local artists align to create visual backdrop for New West Symphony Concert inspired by Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
The concert will also include a performance of Jean Sibelius’ virtuosic Concerto in D Minor for Violin & Orchestra, featuring acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi. Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-3204; newwestsymphony.org

“Gangs of Wasseypur,” 5 p.m. In a continuation of the American Cinematheque’s “Movie Crime Dynasties” series, executive producer Adi Shankar introduces this unorthodox Bollywood film from 2012 directed by Anurag Kashyap. In Hindi with English subtitles. Food truck at intermission. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

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

Denny Laine, 8 p.m. The English singer-songwriter and guitarist plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Tumbao Salsa Dura, Charlie and Doc Rumba, 8 p.m. Puerto Rican dance. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $10.  (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.com

Kid, Hyacinth Girl, Marie Danielle, 8 p.m. Rock hard at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsanta-
monica.com

Karaoke Lisa, 9 p.m. Live music at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.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, March 30
GED classes, various times Mondays through Thursdays. Free high school completion classes at Emerson Adult Learning Center, 8810 Emerson Ave., Westchester. (310) 258-2000; veniceservicearea.org

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. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $10. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

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

Tumbao Salsa Dura, 8 p.m. Features live music, lessons with Puerto Rican dance champion Cristian Oviedo, and DJ Charlie and Doc Rumba spinning salsa music. With special guests spinning dance hall rhythms and world vibes. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.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, March 31
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

FallProof Balance and Mobility Program, noon to 1:30 p.m. (Also Thursdays.) Classes for those at risk of falling or who have fallen start every eight weeks at 8027 Westlawn Ave., Westchester. (310) 670-3777; spiritedbalance.com

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

Bringing Your ADHD Game to School, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Roland Rotz, author of “Fidget to Focus,” presents strategies to perform well in school and discusses why traditional strategies might fail. Westside Regional Center, 5901 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 320, Culver City. (310) 258-4000

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, April 1
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Meets Wednesday mornings at Whisky Reds Restaurant 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey. Contact Peter Smyth, (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/semester.  (310) 397-3967

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea, 11 a.m. to noon. Meets every Wednesday. 12000 Vista Del Mar, Room 230A, Playa del Ray. (424) 625-3131

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

Green Living Workshop, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free city workshop on ways to save money and make a positive impact on your family and the planet through sustainable living. Also April 8. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8716; sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

Lu Fam Pro Presents, 9 p.m. Terrakroma Takeover with Evan Casey & Justin Campbell, Blackass Ringleader, DaVoid, Bellhop with special guests spinning dance hall rhythms and world vibes. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.com

The Fat Black Straws April Fool’s Extravaganza, 9:30 p.m. Live music at The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; the-
cinemabar.com

Thursday, April 2
Fast and Furious Triple Feature (PG-13), 2 p.m. In celebration of Friday’s launch of the latest installment of the popular street-racing franchise starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and the late Paul Walker, the brand new Cinemark multiplex rolls out the last two sequels of the original 2001 movie—“Fast Five” (2011), “Furious 6” (2013)—plus debuts “Furious 7,” directed by James Wan and co-starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Cinemark Playa Vista and XD, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3, Playa Vista.  (310) 862-5667; cinemark.com

Easter Services, 7 p.m. Holy Communion shall be observed, led by Rev. Moegagogo Solomona. Congregational Church of the Messiah, 7300 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. (310) 670-2242; congregationalchurchmessiah90045.org/aboutus.html

Reggae Nights featuring resident DJs Selecta 7 and Kareem,
9 p.m. Also: special guests spinning dance hall rhythms and world
vibes. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St,
Santa Monica. $10.  (310) 451-2221; zanzabarlive.com

Galleries & Museums
“The Aero’s 75th,” opens Friday, continues through May 27. The Santa Monica History Museum participates in the year-long celebration of the Aero Theatre’s 75th anniversary with an exhibit coordinated by exhibit designer
Sue Slutzky. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2240; santa-
monicahistory.org

Amir Fallah and Alice Wang, through Friday. Anuradha Vikram’s first artist-in-residence picks since coming aboard as the institution’s director of residency programs. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3711; 18thstreet.org

Shelley Lazarus, Betty Sheinbaum and Daniel Janotta, opening 5 to
8 p.m. Saturday. Artists Lazarus, who depicts super-sweet images of ice cream sundaes, cherries and teddy bears; Sheinbaum, who observes everyday recreational people in paint; and architect moonlighting as practioner of abstract expressionism Janotta, unveil their latest works at TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, D3, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica.  (310) 829-9556; taggallery.net
Jules Muck Art, through Sunday. New works by the renowned Venice muralist at the new Qart.com Gallery and Showroom, 480 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. (310) 405-6183; qart.com

“My American Experience,” through Sunday. Originally from Mexico, 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

“Tattoo: The Shamrock Social Club,” through Sunday. 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

Mear One’s “Urban Analogue,” through April 4. The L.A.-based graphic designer shows his work through April 4 at C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. cavegallery.net

“Her│Self: Women in Their Own Words,” through April 5. Venice resident Jennifer Bermon presents photographs of women and the words they write about themselves. Exhibit includes a NASA scientist, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and
a history-making firefighter. dnj gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA. (310)315-3551; dnjgallery.net

“Chroma” and “Silver Light,” through April 11. Casper Brindle’s newest series of abstract paintings explore the expressive possibilities of color and Jim Gleason introduces his new series of abstracts
at William Turner Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E1, Santa Monica. (310) 453-0909; williamturner-
gallery.com

Lorraine Lubner, through April 18. The Rocky Mountains-raised abstract expressionist debuts such sweeping oil colorscapes of bold, broad horizontal strokes as “Red Times,” “Manha” and “Allegra” at her solo show of paintings created in the last year. First Independent Gallery, Bergamot Station G6, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345;
figgallery.com

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

Bobbie Rich, through April 30. The Santa Monica resident showcases her latest body of semi-abstract oils featuring multicultural subjects. The Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 586-1111; theupperwest.com


8 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.




  8.  
    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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