Westside Calendar

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Posted May 27, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, May 28
Silicon Beach Symphony Orchestra Grand Opening Concert, 6 to 8 p.m. West L.A.’s newest community orchestra, led by artistic director Olivia Tsui, delivers its debut performance. As part of its mission to reach out to a broader audience and especially young people, the orhestra’s first show features a performance by four talented youngsters, including Thomas Robinson, who plays the younger version of George Clooney’s character in “Tomorrowland.” YouTube Space Los Angeles, 12422 W. Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. RSVP required. (310) 999-3626; losangelesvirtuosi.org

“The Homecoming,” 8 p.m. (Also 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 26.) Pacific Resident Theatre brings Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s Tony Award-winning play to Los Angeles for the first time in more than a decade. Directed by actor Guillermo Cienfuegos, multi award-winning director of last year’s critically acclaimed “Henry V,” this darkly sexual comedy set in 1960s North London challenges expectations of power and gender and shows how people are seldom what they appear. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

Red Bull Sound Select Show Featuring The Shrine, 9 p.m. CRAP Eyewear welcomes the Venice speed metal/punk-hybrid hometown heroes, freshly returned from an epic tour of Australia. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave, Venice. $12 at the door. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Karaoke with Sarah, 9 p.m. Participatory live entertainment at The Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey; (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

Harlow Gold, 10 p.m. Burlesqueshow at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $20, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Friday, May 29
Activist Support Circle with Gerry Fialka, 7 p.m. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Artist, writer, activist and ecologist Gerry Fialka appears as special guest speaker at the Jerry Rubin-organized Activist Support Circle’s monthly public gathering at the Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 399-1000; activistsupportcircle.org.

“20 Questions,” 7 p.m. Quizmaster John Rosenthal emcees the trivial pursuit game every Friday night at TRiP Santa Monica, 2102 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover.  (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

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

Vintage Cartoon Festival, 8:15 p.m. (Also at 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.) Animator Jerry Beck hosts an evening of classic black-and-white cartoons, including the Fleischer Bros.’ Betty Boop and Koko the Clown, Disney’s Oswald Rabbit and Otto Messmer’s Felix the Cat.  Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $10. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

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

Saturday, May 30
Kahanamoku Klassic, 7 a.m. The Kahanamoku Klassic draws more than 25 outrigger canoe cubs from up and down the coast to participate in a series of races. Highlights include a quarter-mile keiki race for teens that takes place in the channel leading to Mother’s Beach, a four-mile novice run between Mother’s Beach & the Venice Pier and, for skilled teams, an 11-mile open- water race from the Marina del Rey break wall to Santa Monica and back. 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

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

Brides for Good Pub Crawl, 1 to 5 p.m. Finally, a place to wear the most expensive dress in your closet. Eden’s Journey hosts its second annual Brides for Good Venice Pub Crawl (bridesmaid dresses also encouraged) with food and drink specials to benefit the neurology division at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The crawl covers four locations, starting with the Venice Whaler, 10 W. Washington Blvd., Venice. $30; raffle tickets extra. bridesforgood.com

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

Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit, 6 to 9 p.m. The Bruce Lurie Gallery and 18 other galleries in the neighborhood join forces to collaborate on ways to help Nepal, either by hosting a reception, giving a portion of sales or giving directly. Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City. (310) 916-9388; luriegallery.com

“Jurassic Park” marathon, 7:30 p.m. In anticipation of this summer’s “Jurassic World,” the American Cinematheque hosts a maratho0n of the killer dinosaur flicks initiated in 1993 by director Steven Spielberg that also launched the current age of computer graphics imaging in cinema. 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

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

Sunday, May 31
Brazil Brasil, 2 p.m. Free outdoor Latin and bossa nova music concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.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, June 1
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.

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 returns for their residency at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover: $7, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Tuesday, June 2
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

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

Deep Fried Funk Society, 9:30 p.m. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. Cover is $5, plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Wednesday, June 3
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

Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m. to noon. Join the children’s librarian for an interactive story time that includes songs and finger games. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

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

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

“Love, Shirley Temple,” 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception and benefit for the Santa Monica History Museum launches a new exhibit featuring artifacts from the personal effects and career of moppet child star Temple, who before her retirement at age 18 was the biggest box office draw in the world. Hors d’oeuvres and wine sponsored by Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. Tickets: $125. (310) 395-2240; santamonicahistory.org

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

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, June 4
“What’s New This Week?,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join a lively discussion about this week’s news events. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

Two-Minute Hummus Class, 6 p.m. Latest installment of Patricia K. Rose’s monthly cooking class covers the Middle Eastern dip. Learn how to create salad dressing as well as serve a grilled ginger-honey sesame salad, Waldorf salad, Italian Farro salad with tomatoes, feta cheese and olives, farm-stand roasted vegetable salad, three fruit and honey salad, one-minute vinaigrette and brioche buns. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. $45. foodinaflash.com

“Mind Over Movies,” 6 p.m. Free weekly movie screening followed by a lively roundtable discussion. This week: Harold Ramis’ 1992 time-twisting comedy “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott. The Christian Institute, 1308 2nd St., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/MindOverMoviesLA

USCG Auxiliary Classes, 7 to 9:30 p.m. GPS Navigating for Mariners, a 10-week course, starts June 4 and runs for two more Thursdays. $45. Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-9862; wow.uscgaux.info

Galleries & Museums
“3 From The Street: LA Perspectives,” opens 6 p.m. Saturday and continues through June 28. Featured artists: Marcel “Sel” Blanco, Edward Michael Doran and Richard Abagon. 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 457-0619; p32gallery.com
“Piecemaker,” through June 27. A solo exhibition of new paintings by Canadian-born artist Melanie Daniel, drawing from her experiences living in Israel for the past 20 years — seven of which she has spent in the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Jaffa. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice.   (310) 281-0961; shulamitgallery.com

“Gaijin Fujita: Warriors, Ghosts and Ancient Gods of the Pacific,” through July 2. Art with a Japanese influence made by a Los Angeles native and Otis College of Art and Design graduate. L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com

“Sculpture,” through July 2. Sculptors Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Sui Jianguo, Joel Shapiro, Peter Shelton and Matt Wedel present their latest. L.A. Louver,
45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com

Katie Crown, Gary Polonsky, Tom Wheeler and Joan Ransohoff, through June 13. An eclectic mashup of contemporary art in four different styles. TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica. (310) 829-9556; taggallery.net


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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