Westside Calendar

Posted February 3, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, Feb. 4
West L.A. Democrat’s Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The WestLA Democrats Club hosts its 2016 club officer elections and a visit from Congressman Ted Lieu, (District 33), at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista.

Line Dancing Workshop, 5 to 8 p.m. Dance your way to fitness each Thursday during any of three line dancing workshops — a 5 to 5:45 p.m. class for beginners, a 6 to 6:45 p.m. intermediate class, and an advanced class from 7 to 8 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. $7 suggested donation. (310) 726-4128

Little Miss Nasty, 9:30 p.m. Rock ’n’ roll burlesque at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $13 to $20 plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Stomach Club & All You Can Dance, 8 p.m. Stomach Club performs cosmic sounds live at 8 p.m., followed at 10 p.m. with All You Can Dance featuring Deejays J. Rocc and Mr. Choc and special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5 cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Karaoke with Kiki, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays. Sing ‘til you can sing no more at the Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Friday, Feb. 5
Westchester First Fridays at the Triangle, 4 to 9 p.m. Food trucks, live music and community interaction along the 6200 block of West 87th Street, Westchester. facebook.com/WestchesterFirstFridays

Abbot Kinney First Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. Loads of food trucks and fun activities along Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. abbotkinneyfirstfridays.com

Friday Night Shabbat Lounge, 6:30 p.m. An evening for Jewish professionals with Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. with sushi, sake and conversations. Pacific Jewish Center / The Shul on the Beach, 505 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. (310) 392-8749; pjcenter.com

​“Cinderella,” 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. St. Anastasia Catholic School presents a staging of the timeless classic at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center at El Segundo High School, 641 Sheldon St., El Segundo. $10. school.st-anastasia.org

“The Night Sky Show” / “Rosetta and Comet 67P,” 7 p.m. An evening at the planetarium begins at 7 p.m. with “The Night Sky Show,” offering recent news in astronomy and space exploration and a family-friendly tour of the constellations. At 8 p.m., learn about the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission and the possibilities for further comet nucleus explorations. $5 or $6 for one show; $9 or $11 for the pair. John Drescher Planetarium at Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 434-4767; smc.edu/planetarium

Ellis Paul in Concert, 8 p.m. The contemporary folk singer-songwriter, a key figure in the Boston school of songwriting that revived literate folk in the 1990s, plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Shanna Halligan and DJ Mr. Numberonedeful, 8 to 10 p.m. A live electronic and jazz performance by Shanna Halligan, followed by DJ Mr. Numberonedeful spinning hip-hop, EDM and ‘80s on real vinyl. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Jairus Mozee with Special Guests, 9 p.m. This jazz guitarist, writer and producer has worked with Prince, Lil Wayne, Anthony Hamilton, Cee Lo, Fantasia, Boney James, Redman, Janet Jackson, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar. See him perform live at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Saturday, Feb. 6
Dads’ Run and Partner Meetup, 8 a.m. On the first Saturday of each month, meet other new dads for some exercise and post-exercise coffee and conversations about recently becoming a parent. Only interested in coffee? Drop in at 9:30 a.m. Meet for both the run and the coffee at Le Pain Quotidien, 13455 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. RSVP at join@dadsrun.com to receive route information. dadsrun.com

Open Wetlands, 9 a.m. to noon. The Los Angeles Audubon Society hosts its monthly event at the Ballona Salt Marsh. Borrow a pair of their binoculars, take a stroll through the sand dunes and creek, and explore your neighborhood wetlands. Enter through the gate 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. Questions: cindyhardin@laaudubon.org

Woodcut Workshop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Titled “Making a Reduction Woodcut Block,” this workshop focuses on the process of using one woodblock to make a full-color print on fabric. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 458-8300; apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, noon to 4 p.m. VITA at UCLA provides free income tax preparations for those earning a gross annual income of less than $54,000. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-2065; vitaucla.wix.com/vitaatucla

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor Latin jazz concert by the Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Poetry of Venice Photography, 2 to 6 p.m. Paramedia ecologist Gerry Fialka hosts this sixth annual panel discussion of award-winning Venice photographers who explore the human psyche and push pictorial representation. The event includes an opening reception for an exhibition of their work at 4 p.m. in Mike Kelly Gallery at Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

“The Wizard of Oz,” 3 p.m. A matinee screening of the timeless family classic at the Aero Theater, 328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica. $9 to $11. (310) 260-1528; americancinemathequecalendar.com

Marina del Rey Dinner Cruise, 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a cruise complete with a four-course dinner, a boarding glass of champagne, complimentary beverages, deejay entertainment and scenic harbor views. Launches from Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $53.97 to $89.95. (800) 668-4322; hornblower.com

Laurence Juber in Concert, 8 p.m. The two-time Grammy winner and guitarist of Paul McCartney’s band Wings plays a solo show at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $22.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

The Mattson 2 and Friends, 8 p.m. The SoCal jazz duo performs at 8 p.m., followed at 10 p.m. by DJ Jedi spinning soul, funk and hip-hop. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

James Lee Stanley Arranging Workshop and Concert, 3 and 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter showed his calling for great acoustic arrangements when working with the Stones and the Doors. Learn how to make your arrangements, songs and songwriting better at this workshop. Concert only: $15. Workshop only: $30. Concert and workshop $40. Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 398-2583; boulevardmusic.com

Mission IMPROVable, 10 p.m. Each Saturday brings an unpredictable evening of high-energy improve comedy with audience interaction at M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica. 21 and over; $12. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

Sunday, Feb. 7
Xanadu Santa Monica Coastal Cleanup, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Xanadu is a movement for the community to take action for trash-free oceans. The morning begins at 10 a.m. with yoga, followed by a coastal cleanup at 11 a.m., a group circle discussion at 12:30 p.m. and play time activities at 1:30 p.m. 1200 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica. xanadu.ticketsocket.com
Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor country and rock concert by JB and the BC Riders. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Bauhaus Dances Screening at OTIS, 4 p.m. “Performing the Grid” artist Debra McCall screens the 1986 film of her reconstructions of Oskar Schlemmer’s 1920s Bauhaus Dances. McCall will also speak about her visit to the Bauhaus in East Germany and reconstructing the pieces with the help of Ise Gropius and Andreas Weininger, the last remaining performer from the original Bauhaus Stage Workshop. Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6909; otis.edu/ben-maltz-gallery; bauhausdances.org

First Sunday Open Reading, 5 p.m. Signups begin at 4:45 p.m. for this open mic poetry event at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. $5. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

“Why Africa Is Important: Myths and Realities,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. In recognition of Black History Month, the Committee for Racial Justice hosts a workshop with guest speaker Dr. Anthony Ratcliff. An activist and professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State L.A., Ratcliff has expertise in matters ranging from ancient Africa to hip-hop. A potluck supper begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Building, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. Free. For more information, call (310) 422-5431.

New Moon Women’s Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reflect, release and empower as you tap into your inner Shakti and connect with others in the group. Larisa Gosla will close the circle with a sound healing. Full Circle, 305 Rose Ave., Venice. mindbodyshakti.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; princeowhales.com

The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m.  This long-running cabaret show continues to shake up 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 and friends, 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. Ambient and dance music light up the evening’s soundscape at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; melodylax.com

Monday, Feb. 8
Seated Breath Meditation with Naam Yoga, 10:15 a.m. Mondays. The focus of the class is on breath, mudras (hand seals) and simple seated-movement to develop balance and rhythm.  Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd. (310) 439-9445; lapl.org/branches/venice

“The Abolitionists,” 5 p.m. Celebrate African-American Heritage Month with a series of film screenings at Venice-Abbot Kinney Library. This week watch “The Abolitionist,” wherein abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and others develop the movement against slavery. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821 2065; lapl.org/branches/venice

Documental Series at UnUrban, 6 p.m. Gerry Fialka curates screenings of documentaries and other short films, with film producer and writer Henry Schipper along for a wide-ranging discussion. Screenings include classic comedy shorts and docs on Sammy Davis Jr. and Dick Gregory. UnUrban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. laughtears.com

Mar Vista Laughter Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each Monday, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Kim Selbert leads an adults-only, donation-based laughter yoga class. Use movement, breathing and laughter exercises to decrease your stress, lift your mood and build community. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., West L.A. (310) 849-4642; laughtergroove.com

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; beaches.lacounty.gov

Comics on the Spot, 7 p.m. This 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

Rock and Mineral Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. This month’s meeting of the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club features its annual silent auction of donated specimens, slabs, rough, tools, books, jewelry and jewelry supplies. Free admission and parking. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City. culvercityrocks.org

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Burton Chace Park Walking Club, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join others in a light walk while enjoying the beautiful view of the Marina del Rey harbor. Burton Chace Park, 13640 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free, but RSVP by calling (310) 305-9595. beaches.lacounty.gov

Gateway to Go Food Trucks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rotating lineup of the city’s best food trucks each Tuesday. This week: Vchos, Rice Balls of Fire, Wise Barbeque, No Toro and Toyo Kitchen. Crowne Plaza LAX, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. Park and enter on 98th Street. gatewaytola.org

“A Heart Full of Laughter,” 3:30 p.m. Mister Jesse and his puppet pals put on a musical puppet show with stories and songs for kids ages 3 to 7 at Santa Monica’s Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., Santa Monica. Free, but must pick up tickets by noon on the day of the performance. (310) 458-8683; smpl.org

Michael Leneman at the Women’s Sailing Association, 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay hosts oceanographer Michael Leneman (founder of Multi Marine in Marina del Rey), who will discuss the driving forces behind El Niño and how they will affect Southern California. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a light dinner before the program. Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Info: pr@wsasmb.org

“Unpacking the Elusive Writing Process,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Authors Zsuzsi Gartner, Matthew Specktor, Andrea Quaid and Writer-in-Residence Jennifer Caloyeras answer questions about their different writing strategies. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica. Free. annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture

SaMoHi Wind Ensemble, 7 to 9 p.m. The Santa Monica High School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown, performs with special guests the True Brass Choir and guest conductors Jeffrey de Seriere, Anthony Mazzaferro, Michael Stone, Travis Cross and Thomas Lee. The evening of music includes food, wine and a fundraising auction to benefit the ensemble’s trip to San Jose for the 2016 California All-State Music Education Conference. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $30. samohiband.org

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Make connections in your community each Wednesday at Whiskey Reds, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Call Brady Connell at (323) 459-1932 for breakfast reservations; or for more information call John Marcato at (310) 740-6469 or Michael Warren at (310) 343-5721.

“Ashes to Go,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Worship with ashes happens 1 to 7p.m. and “Ashes to Go,” a national creative effort to take ashes outside of the church building, happens 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. ashestogo.org; mtolivelutheranchurch.org

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

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

Suzy Williams in Concert, 7 p.m. Jazz and blues singer-songwriter Suzy Williams, a Venice local, performs originals and covers at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No Cover. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com

Galleries & Museums
“What is Love?” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 6. Mar Vista artist Mitchelito Orquiola of Grand View Fine Art Studios joins artists from parts near and far in showcasing personal artistic responses to the idea of love. The art party includes music, wine, Valentine’s Day treats and love card readings. The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main St., Culver City. (310) 836-4600; thewhole9.com

“Elham Rokni: Clavileño,” through Feb. 18. Elham Rokni uses film, light and literature to probe memory. The Iran-born, Israel-based artist explores reality and fantasy, disappearance and appearance, and light and darkness to uncover how these relate to memory and her own immigrant experience. Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. shulamitnazarian.com

Bettina Hubby’s “The Sexual Bronze Show,” through Feb. 20. The exhibition’s theme is in the name. Bronze pairings on pedestals occupy the front gallery, and photographs of those same pairings in various naughty states are in the back. Klowden Mann, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City. klowdenmann.com

“Sleepless” and “Love Me When I’m Gone,” through Feb. 20. A figurative oil painter who explores the expressive and emotive possibilities of the body, Christine Wu dives into the vulnerability and haunted nature of human consciousness in “Sleepless.” In “Love Me When I’m Gone,” Linnea Strid captures water’s reflective movement and depth in paintings of subjects in varying states of submersion and vulnerability. Thinkspace Gallery, 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City.  (310) 558-3375; thinkspacegallery.com

“Attune: the Lyrical World of Leebs,” through Feb. 21. Artist Lee Ann Goya, also known as “Leebs,” shares artwork and found-object installations that are freeform expressions of her mind and spirit while listening to bebop and jazz music. Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 483-7221; trunkgallery.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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