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Posted April 22, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, April 23

Silicon Beach Young Professionals Mixer, 6 to 9 p.m. Monthly tech-world mixer happens at the Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. siliconbeachyp.com

“Bus Stop” / “Baby, The Rain Must Fall,” 7:30 p.m. Actor Don Murray appears in person to introduce this double feature of films he’s starred in, including opposite Marilyn Monroe in the critically acclaimed 1956 drama based on the William Inge play (featuring Murray as a naïve cowpoke) and in the 1965 Steve McQueen vehicle assembled by director Robert Mulligan, producer Alan Pakula and writer Horton Foote: the team behind “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Friday, April 24

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.

Science Rocks Fair and Festival, 2 to 8 p.m. El Rincon Elementary School, Culver City’s only public S.T.E.M. elementary school, celebrates its roots with a community event featuring live interactive displays, make-and-take booths, science-focused activities and food and entertainment. 11177 Overland Ave., Culver City. Free, but tickets required. (310) 925-1050; erboosterclub.com/science-rocks-fair

“Sunset Boulevard” / “Ace in the Hole,” 7:30 p.m. Two Billy Wilder classics: the former a big hit starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, the latter a box-office bomb in its day featuring Kirk Douglas as a reporter exploiting a girl-in-the-well scenario. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

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

“The Desert Song,” 8:15 p.m. (Also 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.) Gordon MacRae and Kathryn Grayson sing in this third film adaption of the Romberg-Harbach-Hammerstein operetta. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $20, or $8 for seniors 62+. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

“Bang Bang,” 8:30 p.m. (Also Saturday.) Writer/actor Michael Kearns’ meditation on the plague of gun violence sweeping through America from Sandy Hook to Ferguson. Directed by Mark Bringelson. Highways Performance Space, 18th Street Arts Center, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Admission: $20 in advance ($15 for students and seniors). (310) 315-1459; highwaysperformance.org

Jon Burton, 9 p.m. The singer-songwriter performs at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Saturday, April 25
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, marina-outrigger.org

Earth Week Ballona Creek Cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon. Ballona Creek Renaissance and L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin are rounding up volunteers to clean up Ballona Creek. Wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen; bring water in a reusable container. Bags, grabbers and gloves will be available. Meet at Centinela Avenue and Milton Street in Del Rey (between Culver Boulevard and the Marina (90) Freeway. ballonacreek.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

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some 54 gardens are represented in this annual event highlighting the diversity of local sustainable landscaping practices and featuring guest presentations and giveaways. Free. marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com

Open Call for Auditions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join weekly Saturday rehearsals of Silicon Beach Philharmonic and Silicon Beach Chorale under the baton of Maestro Olivia Tsui. See firsthand how instrumentalists and vocalists train as they work toward giving local public concerts. Silicon Beach Philharmonic and Chorale continues to seek local singers and instrumentalists for a new local orchestra preparing for upcoming public concerts. Marina Del Rey Hospital, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Free parking with validation. (310) 999-3626; siliconbeachphilharmonic.org

Free Weekly Waltz Classes and Networking, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Classical Music and Dance Toastmasters and Silicon Beach Toastmasters, this new Saturday group is looking for charter members for weekly explorations of classical music and dance. Potluck brunch. Marina Del Rey Hospital, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Free parking with validation. (310) 999-3626; siliconbeachphilharmonic.org

Upstream, 2 p.m. A free outdoor reggae concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

“Emotions Matter, and They Matter a Great Deal in School,” 7 p.m. Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett speaks at The Willows about creating emotionally intelligent communities can help us build a happier, healthier, more productive, compassionate society. 8509 Higuera St., Culver City.  (310) 815-0411; thewillows.org

Telescope Viewing Party, 7:30 to 10 p.m. The public is invited to look skyward. Tonight’s subjects: Jupiter with its four moons, our own moon and its craters, and stars and nebulae. Meet in the parking lot of the Christian Science Church at 7855 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. All ages; free. (310) 216-5947; beklund@sprynet.com

“Now Voyager” / “Dead Ringer,” 7:30 p.m. The 1942 classic Bette Davis soap opera, with Davis starring opposite Paul Henreid and Claude Rains and accompanied by Max Steiner’s Oscar-winning score, is paired with the 1964 thriller featuring Davis playing twin sisters driven apart by love and money, co-starring Karl Malden and Peter Lawford and directed by actor Henreid. Discussion between films with Henreid’s daughter, Monika Henreid. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Preston Perry, 7:30 p.m. Shoe-gazing acoustic rock from a Southern guy raised in Florida and North Carolina. WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4790; witzendlive.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

Jim Kweskin, 8 p.m. Live jug band music at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $22.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Desperate Measures, 9 p.m. The rock band returns to The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeo-whales.com

Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm and Blues Band, 9 p.m. The blues collective celebrates 30 years of musical heat. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover: $5, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Sunday, April 26
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

Second Annual Pier Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s largest community event happens at Pacific Park on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Private family friendly event features fun, games and food. General admission tickets include access to rides, games and food. VIP tickets include tastings and libations from local restaurants. $25 to $125. pierparty.org

KXLU Music Fest II, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. LMU’s second annual music festival features a bill that includes The Muffs, Tony Molina, Colleen Green, La Sera and Habits. Includes DJ sets in-between main acts, food trucks and kiosks representing various sponsors and enterprises. O’Malley Lawn, Loyola Marymount University, 7900 LMU Drive, Westchester. No cover. No alcohol or drugs. (310) 338-2700; kxlu.dola.com

2Azz1, 2 p.m. Free R&B concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Folkworks Benefit Concert, 3 p.m. Folk musician Tracy Newman, former Emmy Award-winning TV writer and co-creator of the sitcom “According to Jim,” emcees this benefit supporting the folk music community with special guests “Banjo Gal” Donna Lynn Caskey, Rowan Storm, Joe Fontenot & his band, Tom Sauber, and Patrick Sauber. Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. General Admission: $20; Limited VIP Reserved seating: $25. folkworks2015benefitconcert.brownpapertickets.com

6th Annual Ballona Watershed Warriors Celebration, 5 to 8 p.m. Friends of Ballona Watershed host this evening at The Legendary Park Plaza to honor three environmental champions: L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas). Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S. Park View St., Downtown Los Angeles. (213) 381-6300; moonlightonthemarsh.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

“Ferguson,” 7 p.m. (Also Saturday, plus 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday). Playwright Philem McAleer presents a reading of the grand jury testimony of the Ferguson-related trial of Darrell Johnson in which the audience gets to vote on his guilt or innocence at the end. Directed by Directed by Nick DeGruccio. The Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $65. (310) 477-2055 ext. 2; fergusontheplay.com

“War of the Worlds,” 7:30 p.m. The classic 1953 George Pal-produced sci-fi thriller screens at Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $20 or $8 for seniors 62+. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

Louise Goffin, 8 p.m. The Laurel Canyon scene singer-songwriter, who has collaborated with Jakob Dylan and Joseph Arthur, plays at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com
Levi Petree and The Radio Publica, 8 p.m. The indie rock act performs at The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

Karaoke Lisa, 9 p.m. Participatory live entertainment 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

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, April 27
GED classes, various times Mondays through Thursdays. Free high school completion classes at Emerson Adult Learning Center, 8810 Emerson Ave., Westchester. (310) 258-2000; veniceservice-
area.org

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

“How Do You Live an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle?” 6:30 p.m. In commemoration of Earth Day, a three-part series exploring the undiscovered toxins in the household. Playa Vista Community Room, Playa Vista Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. Free. (310) 437-6680; lapl.org

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.

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. Live music at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover: $5, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Tuesday, April 28
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
“Healing Families,” 6 p.m. A free support group for families of people living with mental illness. In the group rooms, upstairs in the back. Life Adjustment Team, 11936 Jefferson Blvd., Del Rey. RSVP (310) 572-7000; lifeadjustment-
team.com

“The Story of Legendary Pacific Ocean Park (P.O.P.),” 7 p.m. Historians Domenic Priore and Marc Wanamaker discuss the long-gone amusement park by the sea. Priore will sign copies of his book, “Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier,” co-authored by Christopher Merritt.  SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 967-5170; venicehistoricalsociety.com

Deep Fried Funk Society, 10:30 p.m. The funk band has a residency at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover is $5, plus a two-drink minimum. Call (310) 395-1676 or visit harvelles.com

Wednesday, April 29

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/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 Rey. (424) 625-3131

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

“The Expo is Coming! The Expo is Coming!” 7 p.m. The Santa Monica Democratic Club hosts an Expo-Line Presentation: “What to Expect? When? Where? How much? Benefits/Problems. What it will mean to you and to our City?” Featured presenters include Darrell Clarke, co-chair of Friends 4 Expo Transit; Denny Zane, executive director of Move L.A. and a former mayor of Santa Monica; Francie Stefan, strategic and transportation planning manager for the city of Santa Monica. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by California Yacht Club on the harbor’s main channel, Marina del Rey’s biggest annual sailing event takes place on Wednesdays through Sept. 9. Watch races from Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey) or Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey). calyachtclub.com

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

“High Noon” / “Shane,” 7:30 p.m. The American Cinematheque pairs two of the greatest Westerns ever made. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

The Stardust Ramblers, Alias Means, 8:30 p.m. Live music at The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

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

Thursday, April 30
“Rear Window” / “The Night of the Hunter,” 7:30 p.m. Two of Hollywood’s most suspenseful and masterfully crafted psychological thrillers. The first, by Alfred Hitchcock, stars James Stewart as a wheelchair-bound voyeur who witnesses a murder in the building across from his window. Paired with the only movie that actor Charles Laughton ever directed, a haunting, stylized black-and-white thriller starring a terrifying Robert Mitchum. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Galleries & Museums
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

Chad Hasegawa, through May 2. New works by the pop art painter and sculptor at C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. cave=gallery.net

Restitution Press, through May 4. The L.A.-based fine arts newspaper presents recent images at C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. cavegallery.net

“Explorations,” through May 9. Latest works by students attending Fullerton College’s art program. dnj gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310)315-3551; dnjgallery.net

“Exodus,” through May 9. Solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based multi-media artist Carol Es. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 281-0961; shulamitgallery.com

LMU Annual Juried Student Exhibition, through May 9. Annual exhibit celebrates work created by Loyola Marymount University studio arts program students over the past year and spanning a range of media. Laband Gallery, 7900 Loyola Blvd., Westchester. (310) 338-2880; cfa.lmu.edu/labandgallery

Enrique Martinez Celaya, through May 16. Renowned Cuban-born
L.A. artist presents “Lone Star,” a collection of sculptures and paintings created over the past year. L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com

“The Aero’s 75th,” through May 27. The Santa Monica History Museum participates in the yearlong 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; santamonicahistory.org

“Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal,” through July 26. A curated exhibition that acknowledges the “unsettled, unraveled, unreal” in contemporary experience. Drawn from a single private European collection, the exhibit presents 32 powerful, haunting works of painting, photography, sculpture and video by 28 contemporary artists who examine issues of individual isolation, political repression and collective ennui in the decline of the Industrial Age. Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6905; galleryinfo@otis.edu


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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