Westside Calendar

Posted November 19, 2014 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, Nov. 20
Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 10 p.m. Final Art Crawl mixer of the year precedes the final Venice Art Crawl of the year at the Love Shack on Dec. 18. Mixer at Le Cellier Restaurant & Wine Bar, 417 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. veniceartcrawl.com

Santa Monica Talks, 6:15 to
8:30 p.m. Civic affairs forum led by City Manager Rod Gould. Local restaurants, including Café Belagio, Locanda del Lago, Lo/Cal Coffee and Market, Real Food Daily, and Perry’s Café at the Beach, provide refreshments and food.Real Office Centers, 604 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. Free. smgov.net/smtalks.

WESM Academic Recognition Night, 6:30 p.m. The Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet’s Academic Booster Club honors 150 students who have achieved an overall 3.5 GPA or higher.  Of these, 37 seniors will receive the coveted academic letterman jacket. Juniors, sophomores and freshmen will also be recognized. Westchester High School, 7400 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. Free and open to the public. westchesterhs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

SHINE: Storytelling, 7:30 p.m. Professional and amateur storytellers will share true stories of finding bravery in harrowing times. YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. $10 donation. (310) 452-2321; smywca.org

“Mystery Train”/ “Deadman” 7:30 p.m. An oddball Japanese couple tour Sun Records, an Italian tourist sees the ghost of Elvis, and The Clash’s Joe Strummer and Steve Buscemi as brothers-in-law botching up a robbery. Jim Jarmusch’s movies do not get any better than 1989’s Memphis-set trio of interrelated vignettes. With “Deadman,” Jarmusch’s psychedelic Western starring Johnny Depp and Robert Mitchum in his final role, set to a Neil Young soundtrack. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

The Poets, 9 p.m. The L.A.-based funk-rock outfit draws from influences such as Neko Case and Bootsy Collins. WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10; all ages. Call (310) 305-4792 or visit witzendlive.com.

Friday, Nov. 21
30th Annual Venice High School Jacket of Excellence Awards, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Sponsor a jacket as Venice Chamber of Commerce event salutes 43 students for achieving a 3.75 or higher grade point average during four consecutive years, excellent attendance and participating in an abundance of extra-curriculum school activities. Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Venice. venicechamber.net

“Saboteur”/ “A Walk in the Sun,” 7:30 p.m. Two films featuring Norman Lloyd. The actor, who turns 100 this month, appears to introduce the features, which include his dastardly turn as the villain Frank Fry in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur.” Lloyd was also a part of Orson Welles and John Houseman’s legendary Mercury Theater. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, 8 p.m. The Little Feat acoustic guitar duo who first played on the album “Dixie Chicken” more than three decades ago returns to play McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

The Smoky Knights, 9 p.m. Psychedelic indie rock music. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Jon Morrow and the Landslide, 10:45 p.m. Americana group plays a battery of songs, including tunes from Morrow’s 2012 solo EP “Far From Fear.” WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.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

Saturday, Nov. 22
“Moby-Dick” Reading, 8 a.m. Beachside reading of the Herman Melville novel runs all day long and continues 8 a.m. Sunday. Follow Windward Avenue to the Venice breakwater. veniceoceanarium.org

Marina del Rey Film Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local filmmakers showcase their latest movies. Creative Chakra Spa, 3401 Pacific Ave., Marina del Rey. mdrfilmfestival.com 2nd Annual Full-Circle Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Also 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday) Festival dedicated to local handmade arts and crafts features pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, paintings, gourds, boxes, paste paper and hats. Activities include a raffle to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, a hand-building table for kids (1 p.m. both days) and pottery wheel demonstrations. Full-Circle Pottery, 12023 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 502-3115.

10th Annual My Hero International Film Festival, 3 to 10 p.m. Screening of winning films celebrating humanity’s best plus filmmaker reception and awards ceremony. Author and educational visionary Paul Cummins will be honored with the 2014 Global Educator Award. Actress/activist Q’orianka Kilcher hosts. A short film featuring Jack Black as Cummins will be shown in his honor. Kathy Eldon will present the Dan Eldon Activist Award. Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. RSVP: myhero.com/go/IFF14

“The Shining,” 7:30 p.m. “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” Jack Nicholson takes a job as the winter caretaker of an isolated mountain hotel that turns out to be haunted. With the 2012 documentary “Room 237,” offering theories of sub-textual themes encoded in the film, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic has recently enjoyed a resurgence of interest. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $14. (310) 260-1528; aerotheatre.com

Terry Evans, 8 p.m. The seasoned blues musician heard on the soundtrack of the 1986 Walter Hill movie “Crossroads” returns. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $16. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Time Warp’s 10th Anniversary Party, 8 p.m. Begins with DJ and refreshments. At 9 p.m., Microwave David and the Masters of Mayhem play; 10 p.m.,  blues rockers Karma Dealers; 11 p.m., surf music revivalists Insect Surfers; and at midnight, Rated X, a tribute band covering the punk group X. Time Warp Music, 12257 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free. (323) 600-5050; timewarpmusic.com
Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-tones, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Local rockers perform classic 1950s and ‘60s hits. Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica. $7 cover. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm and Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. The 11-piece St. Louis-style R&B band delivers soul-drenched scorchers. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $12. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Bossa Zuzu, 10:45 p.m. Deep Brazilian grooves, warm jazz harmonies and catchy melodies from this eclectic group, which formed in 2001. WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.com

Sunday, Nov. 23
“LA + Water: Reimagining the Los Angeles River,” 2 to 4 p.m.  An afternoon of compelling discussion by three leaders of the ongoing revitalization of the Los Angeles River: Clockshop’s Julia Meltzer, California State Parks Los Angeles Sector’s Superintendent Sean Woods, and landscape architect Esther Margulies.  Light refreshments, small bites and wine. Ben Maltz Gllery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6905; otis.edu/ben-maltz-gallery

“Shall We Dance…?,” 3 p.m. Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 61st season at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $10 suggested donation. (310) 476-5512; ladso.org
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

The Toledo Show, 8 p.m. A cabaret show held on Sunday nights at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Monday, Nov. 24
Optimist Club Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Meets on Mondays at the Coffee Bean, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista. (310) 215-1892

Justin Timberlake, 8 p.m. The “Suit & Tie” singer descends on The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood.  $87 to $102. (310) 330-7300; arena-la.com

Dave Ricard Big Band with Lucy Woodward, 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Live music at Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $10 cover. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

Tuesday, Nov. 25
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; truliodisgracias.com

Poncho Sanchez, 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. $20 cover. (310) 390-6565;

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Speakers by the Sea Toastmasters Club, 11 a.m. to noon. Improve your skills for public speaking.  12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (310) 559-2834

Unkle Monkey, 6 to 9 p.m. Every Wednesday, Steve Stafford and Casey Jones play their local tropical music, creating island music on guitar, ukulele, congas and steel drums at The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

House of Vibe All-Stars, 9:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, Anthony “Brew” Brewer leads various musicians in an R&B and hip hop-flavored concert. Past guests have included members of Fishbone and Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2Na. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com; houseofvibe.com

Burlesque Night, 10 p.m. Weekly striptease show … or, as it’s known here, the TripTease. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (213) 300-8107; tripsantamonica.com

Thursday, Nov. 27
Annual Free Vegan Thanksgiving, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free holiday plate features butternut squash & sage lentil loaf, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, raw stuffing, persimmon and pomegranate salad, pumpkin pie square and seasonal spritzer. Café Gratitude, 512 Rose Ave., Venice.  (424) 231-8000; cafegratitudevenice.com

Hornblower Thanksgiving Cruise, boards at 4 p.m. (Cruise is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.) Holiday cruise of Marina del Rey features a three-hour tour, boarding glass of Champagne, cash bar, traditional Thanksgiving buffet, live music, festively decorated yacht and scenic harbor views. Adults, $86; seniors (55+), $77.60; children, $52.40; under 3, free. hornblower.com/port/menus/mdr+thankgiving

Galleries & Museums
Heather Gwen Martin and Tony Berlant, through Nov. 29. Titled “Rogue Wave Projects,” Martin’s minimalist abstracts include 2014’s eloquent “Diving Bells.” With Berlant’s short film “Close to Home.” L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955;

“Filling the wHole,” through Dec. 4. The newly opened P32 presents an art exhibition of new works assembled by artist Ariel Gold and gallery owner and Malibu-based real estate entrepreneur Howard Spunt. P32, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. p32gallery.com

“Passing Through,” through Dec. 6. Group show includes art by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jo Ann Callis and Masahisa Fukase. Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., G5, Santa Monica. (310) 264-8440; rosegallery.net

Bob Dylan’s “Drawn Blank Series,” through Jan. 3. Paintings by the legendary musician at the Andrew Weiss Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., D-4, Santa Monica. (310) 246-9333; andrewweiss.com

Andy Moses’ “Recent Works,” through Jan. 10. Latest abstract works by the Venice-based artist. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave Ste., E1, Santa Monica. (310) 453-0909; williamturnergallery.com


    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.

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