Westside Calendar

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Posted March 4, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, March 5
36th Annual PPLA Food Fare 2015, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Playa del Rey chefs Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts (Playa Provisions, The Tripel) are the honorees as more than 150 restaurants serve gourmet bites, libations, craft beers and wines and spirits. Launched in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by Julia Child, Food Fare has evolved into a benefit extravaganza hosted by the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild to support its health centers throughout Los Angeles County. Tickets are $150, or $175 at the door, for the daytime session (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.); $250, or $275 at the door for the evening session (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (213) 284-3300; pplafoodfare.com

Senior Fitness Balance and Mobility Assessments, 11 a.m. to noon. Westchester Playa Village provides free fitness, balance and mobility assessments each Thursday in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University Department of Health and Human Sciences. Covenant Presbyterian Church Chapel, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. (310) 695-7031; thewpv.org

“Longbourn” Book Discussion, 4 p.m. As part of Santa Monica READS, trained volunteer facilitators lead a conversation open to all ages at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica. smpl.org

“Art, Architecture and Music,” 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit featuring photographer Shawn Frederickson and acoustician Hanson Hsu. Waterfront Lofts on the Lofts 6005, 6006 and 6007 of the Esprit Marina del Rey Promenade, 13900 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-3700

“Pride and Prejudice,” 6:30 p.m. Movie screening as part of Santa Monica READS at Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8681

Stroke Painting Class, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join the group art class in a step-by-step process to create your own version of a featured painting. Have fun with friends and save homeless pets while creating your own masterpiece. All proceeds benefit Dirty Dog Squad. $40 donation includes beer, wine, snacks, and art supplies. Streetcraft LA, 2912 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 823-4993; dirtydogsquad.org

The Masters of Wisdom and Transmission Meditation, 7 p.m. Share International presents a free spiritual talk and group meditation. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 314-7511
“Live Talks LA: An Evening with Kim Gordon In Conversation with Aimee Mann,” 8 p.m. The former Sonic Youth frontwoman appears in conversation with the former ‘Til Tuesday frontwoman to discuss Gordon’s new memoir. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave.,
Santa Monica. $30. (310) 260-1528; livetalksla.org

Friday, March 6
Animo Westside Charter Middle School Shoe Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Through March 26.) The school is hosting a used shoe drive to benefit people in Third World countries. Tennis shoes, heels, dress shoes or sandals are acceptable. Neighbors and friends may drop shoes off at the main office Monday through Friday (except March 23). Shoes must not have holes in them and must be tied together or bound with a rubber band. Animo Westside Charter Middle School, 5456 McConnell Ave., Del Rey. (323) 565-3251; greendot.org/westside

Westchester First Fridays, 4 to 9 p.m. The monthly food truck event returns, this time with Chef Jean Paul Peluffo and his Fair Game food truck, which will be serving foie gras now that it’s legal again. Peluffo was executive chef for the 2000 G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, where he was tasked to design, oversee and prepare meals for President George W. Bush and heads of state Jacques Chirac (France), Tony Blair (England), Silvio Berlusconi (Italy) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), among others. 6200 block of West 87th Street, Westchester. facebook.com/WestchesterFirstFridays

“Leaving Home,” 8 p.m. Ruskin Group Theatre presents one of the “1,000 Essential Plays in the English Language,” a play focused on immigration challenges. Continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 14. 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 397-3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com

Blundercover, 8 p.m. The timeless rock cover group performs at Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Shoshana Bean, 8 p.m. Bean, who has sung in roles in Broadway smash hits “Wicked” and “Hairspray” and has performed on television alongside Brian McKnight and Bebe Winans, performs songs off of her debut solo album, “Super- hero,” at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; santamonica. harvelles.com

Poets Sharon Alexander and Carine Topal, 8 p.m. Alexander, author of “Voodoo Trombone,” and Topal, the writer behind “God As Thief,” “Bed of Want” and “In The Heaven of Never Before,” will infuse the evening with the sights, sounds and sensibilities of New York City. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. beyondbaroque.com

Del Guido, 9 p.m. Live music at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

The Roustabouts, 10:45 p.m. Rock show at the WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.com

Saturday, March 7
L.A. National Eating Disorder Association Walk, 9 a.m. to noon. Fundraiser takes place at Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. (212) 575-6200; walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org

Women Veterans Conference, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A one-day conference discussing such veterans’ issues as health coverage, housing and financial and legal counsel at the YWCA Santa Monica, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. Free with RSVP; includes breakfast and lunch. (310) 452-3881; smywca.org

“Open Wetlands” Event, 9 a.m. to noon. Los Angeles Audubon Society will host their monthly event at Ballona Salt Marsh to help visitors learn about the unique ecosystems and view birds and aquatic invertebrates. Enter through the northeast corner in the 300 block of Culver Boulevard, Playa del Rey. (310) 301-0050; cindyhardin@laaudubon.org

“S&M: A Gentle Introduction,” 10 a.m. In the spirit of the hit movie “50 Shades of Grey,” sex educator Jean Franzblau, who has 18 years of experience with the 12-step model of recovery, offers an overview of bondage and discipline to maximize fun and minimize risk. Course includes S&M vocabulary and techniques on how to “surrender” or “dominate.” Hands-on experiences include a practice BDSM negotiation, a rope bondage play session, experimentation with “honorifics” and spanking laboratory. The Love Dome in Venice, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $147 to $497; sexualesteemwithjean.com

Cartoon Quilts, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Los Angeles artist Kathryn Pellmen presents her whimsical quilts of single-frame stories for the first time in 20 years at Ten Women Gallery, 1128 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 393-6253; tenwomengallery.com

Second Annual Empty Bowls Santa Monica, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community event created through the Westside Food Bank, Bread and Roses Café, many Santa Monica stores and restaurants, and UU Santa Monica helps the food bank and café fight hunger. Participants receive generous servings of soups and breads. Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica (UU Santa Monica), 1260 18th St., Santa Monica. $20 donation. (310) 829-5436; uusm.org

First Annual Drought Awareness Solutions Summit, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet’s Aspen Team presents the first annual Drought Awareness summit, including workshops on rainwater catchment systems and drought-tolerant landscaping and other topics. 7400 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. (310) 338-2400

Shades, 1 p.m. Free R&B music outdoor concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Austen Variations Panel, 2 p.m. A Santa Monica READS discussion features a panel of authors, including Syrie James, Diana Birchall and others who have expanded on Jane Austen’s world. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

“Love in the Key of C# or Bb,” 7:30 p.m. (Also 3:30 p.m. Sundays, continuing through March 29.) 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

“The Hebrew Hillbilly,” 8 p.m. Down-home diva Shelley Fisher presents her solo musical play, including 15 original Memphis-inspired blues, rock and pop songs, at The Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Dennis Jones, 8 p.m. The blues guitarist and singer returns with a slew of originals, including “Super Deluxe,” “Jesus or the Bottle” and “Hot Sauce.” Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395- 1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Desperate Measures, 8 p.m. The rock group performs at Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeo-whales.com

“Poetry in Motion,” 8 p.m. Started in 1988, Eve Brandstein continues to present an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. Tickets: $15 to $20 or $8 for members. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. beyondbaroque.com

Johnny Hawthorn Band, 9 p.m. Live country-rock music at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

DJ Ray, 9 p.m. Records spin at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Still Gandhis, 9:30 p.m. The local funk group performs at WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $12 to $15. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.com

Sunday, March 8
Cartoon Quilts, noon to 5 p.m. Los Angeles artist Kathryn Pellmen presents her whimsical quilts of single-frame stories for the first time in 20 years at Ten Women Gallery, 1128 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 393-6253; tenwomengallery.com

Susie Hansen’s Latin Jazz, 1 p.m. Free outdoor concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

“One Person Crying: Women & War” Talk, 2 to 4 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth appears in person to discuss the lingering effects of war captured in her series of moving black-and-white photographs. Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-0846; venicearts.org

Soap Box Poets Open Reading, 2 p.m. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. Open to everyone. With guest poets Juan Cardenas and Tikal Sun. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Suggested donation: $5. beyondbaroque.com

Tom Farrell, 4 p.m. The guitar-playing singer-songwriter and music educator returns. WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.com

INSOMNIA! 6 to 7 p.m. Join modern conjuror Derek Hughes for his comedy and magic experience at Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. $55. (310) 518-5533; hotelcasadelmar.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

“Once Upon a Time in America,” 7:30 p.m.  Late classic Sergio Leone film explores the Jewish underworld of New York City. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Poets Brent Armendinger and Elena Minor, 7:30 p.m. Author of “The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying” shares stage time with Minor, author of “Titulada.” Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Suggested donation: $5. beyond-baroque.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 9
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

“Longbourn” Book Discussion, 2:30 p.m. Discuss “Longbourn” with trained volunteer facilitators as part of Santa Monica READS. All ages. Ye Olde King’s Head Restaurant, 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 451-1402; yeoldekingshead.com

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.

Emil Richards Big Band, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Live music at Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $10 cover. (310) 390-6565

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; brennans-pub-la.com

Tuesday, March 10
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

Style Stories with Kimberly Truhl: Gloria Swanson, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Film historian Kimberly Truhler delivers a fascinating glimpse into the history of film fashion, comparing two Gloria Swanson films, “Why Change Your Wife?” and “Sunset Boulevard.” 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. (310) 458-4904, annenbergbeachhouse.com

Suzy Williams & Her Solid Senders, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Live music at Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 390-6565

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, March 11
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 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 beachy tunes at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Community Discussion About the Miseducation of the American Elite, 7 p.m. William Dereziewicz, author of “Excellent Sheep,” speaks about a broken high-pressure education system that skews college for today’s students. Call to reserve your space. $18 suggested donation. Beit T’Shuvah, 8821 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 204-5200

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 March 18 and 25, plus April 1 and 8. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8716; sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

Paul McDonald Big Band, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Live music at Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 390-6565

Sad Girl, The Paranoyds, No Fi, 9 p.m. Live music at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

Thursday, March 12
“Jane Austen Education,” 7 p.m. Santa Monica READS brings in former Yale University English professor William Deresiewicz to discuss his recent book and how Jane Austen taught him to be a man. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Gourmet Wine Dinner, 7 p.m. Akbar Marina Del Rey and Gourmet Wine Getaways present a gourmet wine dinner featuring wines of Belle Glos/Caymus Vineyards of Napa Valley. Event hosted by wine consultant Peter D. Kerr. Akbar Cuisine of India, 3115 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. $89. Advanced reservations required. (310) 574-0666; akbarcuisine-
ofindia.com

“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” / “White Heat,” 7:30 p.m.  The 1948 John Huston classic starring Humphrey Bogart as Fred C. Dobbs, an American gold-digger elbowing with Tim Holt and Walter Huston for his share of gold in the mountains of Mexico won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. Paired with Raoul Walsh’s epic 1949 film noir, in which James Cagney made a substantial comeback all along the giant gas tanks as doomed gangster Cody Jarrett. Co-starring Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien and Steve Cochran in the movie that gave us the line “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Galleries & Museums  
“Playtime,” opening 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Includes art by Kathry Kert, Heather Lowe, Joan Vaupen and Kailey Fry. Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. (310)458- 4904; annenbergbeachhouse.com

“One Person Crying: Women & War,” artist talk 2 p.m. Saturday. 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. Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-0846; venicearts.org

“Kamil Vojnar: Just Pictures,” artist talk, 3 p.m. Saturday. TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, D3, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica.  (310) 829-9556, taggallery.net, kamilvojnar.com

Robert Soffian, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Also weekdays by appointment at Unitarian Universality Santa Monica, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-5436; assistant@uusm.org

Jules Muck Art, through March. 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

“Relief,” through Mar. 14. A solo exhibition by sculpture and mixed media artist David Abir. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 281-0961; shulamitgallery com

“Landscape Paintings,” through Mar. 14. James Urmston shows his latest works. First Independent Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., G6, Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345

“Quotes, Lines & Lyrics,” through March 15. A group show of more than 70 artists at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 S Robertson Blvd., West L.A. (310) 876-0668
“California Street Scenes,” through Mar. 22. Artist Bonnie Lambert presents a show of expressionist oil paintings at Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-5436; uusm.org

Amir Fallah and Alice Wang, through Mar. 27. 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

“My American Experience,” through Mar. 29. 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 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

“Chroma” and “Silver Light,” through April 11. Casper Brindle’s newest series of abstract paintings explores 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; williamturnergallery.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


7 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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