Westside Calendar

Posted July 27, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, July 28
Morning Ocean Swims, 6 a.m. Thursdays. Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Walters, the SCAQ Swim Club and CalTri lead free morning ocean swims throughout the summer at Santa Monica Beach Lifeguard Tower 26. RSVP to SCAQ@swim.net.

“Play Ball Clinic,” 1 to 3 p.m. Free baseball and softball clinic for boys and girls ages 7-16 hosted by Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vasquez as part of the “Play Ball Summer” initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles. Clover Park Main Field, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8300; communityrecreation@smgov.net

Strategies for Healthier Living, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday through Sept. 1, Wise & Healthy Aging teaches strategies for living a healthier life, making new friends and gaining social support for ongoing conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease and cancer. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org/branches/venice

OIC Computer Training Center Program, 4 to 7 p.m. This computer boot camp for low-income families also qualifies participants to purchase a CORE 2 Desktop and flat-screen monitor for just $149 plus tax. Must provide proof of low-income status. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org/branches/venice

Beach Eats, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop returns to Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; lotmom.com/beacheats

Line Dancing Workshops, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dance your way to fitness each Thursday at the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. $7 suggested donation. (310) 726-4128; beaches.lacounty.gov

Clinton Speech Watch Party, 6 p.m. Comedian Paula Poundstone emcees a Pacific Palisades Democratic Club viewing party for Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Scheduled honorees during this club fundraiser include Sen. Barbara Boxer, actor Mike Farrell and former Courage Campaign chairman Paul Song. Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 230-2084; palidems.org

Mind Over Movies 6:30 p.m. Weekly film screenings followed by a discussion and Q&A. This week: the classic comedy “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart and an invisible seven-foot-tall rabbit. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. Facebook.com/MindOverMoviesLA

“Serving Up Comedy,” 7 p.m. Stand-up comedy followed by an open mic at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Protoje and Raging Fiyah, 7 to 10 p.m. Whether you like your reggae intimate, minimalist or with driving bass and strong rock structures, this Protoje/Raging Fiyah dual set will keep you irie. Free. (310) 458-9801; tcs.santamonicapier.org

Big Daddy, 7 p.m. Current pop hits in the classic style of music from the 1950s. Culver City City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free, but $10 reserved seating available. (310) 398-2583; boulevardmusic.com

Live Music at Harvelle’s, 9 p.m. Venice-based Americana band Lucky Penny, rock and blues group Dirty Birty, and indie-rock band Oliviero play Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Friday, July 29
Story Time at Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 9:30 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 12. Story Time returns to the garden with the Zsuzsi Steiner Stories, filled with singing, garden exploration and surprises.  Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 6550 W. 80th St., Westchester. Free. (310) 337-0827. eacgc.org

Mar Vista Senior Club, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The club meets each Friday for speakers, bingo, live entertainment, parties, trips and tours for people 50-plus. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 351-9876

Rotary Club of Santa Monica, noon. The Rotary Club of Santa Monica meets each Friday at Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades. (310) 917-3313

Movies in the Park: “Inside Out,” 5 p.m. Riley is a happy 11-year-old Midwestern girl whose world turns upside down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — as played by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and others — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. Food trucks open at 5 p.m. and the movie runs from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista. Free. playavista.com

Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-tones, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Plenty of beer, food, games and live music at Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. No cover. (310) 822-3902; hinanocafevenice.com

“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” 6 to 11 p.m. Westfield Culver City’s Summertime Cinema happens each Friday, featuring movie screenings at 8 p.m. and pre-screening entertainment and prizes. Westfield Culver City, The Promenade, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. westfield.com/culvercity

Jimmy Brewster, 6:30 p.m. to close. Get the full American steakhouse and classic cocktail bar experience featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tom Jones and The Beatles each Friday night at Dear John’s, 11208 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 397-0276; dearjohns.net

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, 8 p.m. The folk and country recording artist and original member of The Byrds plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop with bluegrass singer-songwriter Herb Pedersen. 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $32.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

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

Skeeters Pool Party Band, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Local guitar players jam to classic rock and surf music, with attendees welcome to take the stage and play on a communal drum (bring sticks) or to join in with their own guitar. Brennan’s Pub, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No Cover, 21+. (310) 821-6622; brennanspub-la.com.

Saturday, July 30
Aqua Zumba, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays. Splash into shape with a low-impact workout at the Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $2.75 to $11. (310) 458-8700; santamonicaswimcenter.org/adult-fitness

Adopt A Pet, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Animals Rule Foundation hosts a pet adoption at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6705 W. 77th St., Westchester. (310) 670-7272; animalsrule.org

Artists & Fleas Designer Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. More than 75 local independent artists, designers and vintage collectors bring a fashion and art bazaar to 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. artistsandfleas.com

Harbor Tours & Sea Lion Adventures, noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5. This narrated tour of Marina del Rey harbor offers historical insights and a special focus on sea lions and other creatures that live in the harbor. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $6 to $12; kids 3 and under free. hornblower.com

Venice Community BBQ, noon to 4 p.m. Chicken and pork grilled to perfection by master chef Barklie Griggs and his team on the Mother of All Barbecues — all served by Venice firefighters. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to bring side dishes. Oakwood Park, 767 California Ave., Venice. (310) 421-8627; VeniceBBQ@venicenc.org

Summer Book Sale, noon to 4 p.m. The Friends of the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library hosts a book-sale fundraiser featuring pictorial books, art, history, bios, nature, cookbooks, novels, CDs, DVDs and collector’s items starting at $2. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. All proceeds benefit the library’s programs. (310) 821-3415; colapublib.org/libs/marina/

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free blues/zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Brian McKnight, 7 p.m. Wrapping up his national tour, the R&B crooner heads to the harbor to perform his canon of soul songs, backed by a full band. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 305-9545; beaches.lacounty.gov

The Dollface Dames, 7:30 p.m. Singing Superstar Felice Garcia and The Dollface Dames team up to raise money for the Downtown Women’s Center with a night of night of burlesque and cabaret. 18+ only. $20 to $200. 1418 4th St., Santa Monica. downtownwomenscenter.org

Jim Curry does John Denver, 8 p.m. Husband-and-wife duo Jim and Anne Curry (with Chris Wills on keyboard) perform the multi-platinum hits of John Denver at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. $17.50 boulevardmusic.com

The Towels, 10 p.m. Live music at the Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826; princeowhales.com

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

Sunday, July 31
Aqua Aerobics, 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Build strength and endurance during the early shallow-water workout or the later deep-
water workout at the Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $2.75 to $11. (310) 458-8700; santamonicaswimcenter.org/adult-fitness

Music by the Sea, 2 p.m.  A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free salsa concert by Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Benefit Concert for Owen Shelly, 8 p.m. Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams), John Wicks & The Records, Chris Montez (“Let’s Dance”), Andrew Sandoval, Coco Dolenz, Rosemary Butler, John Claude Gummoe of the Cascades are on a special lineup to benefit the stepson of Chad Stuart (of Chad & Jeremy) at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $30. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.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. Sundays. Ambient and dance music light up the Sunday evening soundscape at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; melodylax.com

Monday, Aug. 1
Free Water Workouts, 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If a bad back or knee is keeping you from exercise, Southern California Aquatics wants you in the water for free community service classes at the Culver City Plunge, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. Free. swim.net.

Free Family Beach Days, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A family-friendly day at the beach with sports, arts and crafts, and more curated by the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4131; beaches.lacounty.gov

Free Zumba Class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. An hour-long session of fun and fitness led by Cammie Richardson at the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. (310) 726-4128; beacheslacounty.gov

“Sacred America, Sacred World,” 7 p.m. Bestselling author Stephen Dinan discusses and signs his new book “Sacred America, Sacred World,” which explores how the U.S. can grow beyond the divisions of partisan politics. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third St., Santa Monica. (310) 260-9110; barnesandnoble.com

Magic Monday, 7:30 p.m. A new lineup of award- winning magic acts by magicians from the Magic Castle happens each Monday at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. All ages. $25. (310) 450-2849; magicmondayla.com

Big Bands at Typhoon, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live entertainment from Mike Price Jazz Orchestra at Typhoon Restaurant, Santa Monica Airport, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

Karaoke at Melody Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Six-dollar mai tai cocktails loosen up vocal chords and inhibitions on Monday nights at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; melodylax.com

Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Alton Clemente, Dorian Bey, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl and special guests. Townhouse, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Tuesday, Aug. 2
Gateway to Go Food Trucks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rotating lineup of some of the city’s best food trucks gathers each Tuesday at Crowne Plaza LAX, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. gatewaytola.org

Gourmet Food Truck Night, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each Tuesday night, a diverse array of tent vendors and gourmet food trucks takes over the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8537; californiaheritagemuseum.org

Deep Water Aqua Aerobics, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Water workouts accommodating various levels of ability combine cardio and strength training at Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $2.75 to $11. (310) 458-8700; santamonicaswimcenter.org

Water Workouts, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For experienced swimmers interested in improving their technique and conditioning. Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $2.75 to $11. (310) 458-8700; santamonicaswimcenter.org

Wednesday, Aug. 3
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Make connections in your community each Wednesday at Whiskey Red’s, 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.

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

Cal Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 7. Sunset sailing races finish at the California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. calyachtclub.com

Outdoor Music at The Point, 6 to 8 p.m. Each Wednesday afternoon in July and August, live music greets diners and shoppers at The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Free. Today: calypso, reggae and pop from Steel Parade Duo. thepointsb.com/events

Unkle Monkey, 6 to 9 p.m. Acoustic soft rock each Wednesday at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Rusty’s Rhythm Club, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. Each Wednesday a swing band leads a dance party hosted by noted swing dancer Rusty Frank at the Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. $10 to $15. (310) 606-5606

House of Vibe All-Stars, 9:30 p.m. A thrilling, spontaneous journey through rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B and more at the Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $7. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Thursday, Aug. 4
Mind Over Movies, 6:30 p.m. Free weekly film screenings followed by a discussion and Q&A. This week, watch the Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy “St. Vincent” at The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Facebook.com/MindOverMoviesLA

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, 7 p.m. L.A.’s premiere Mexican folk dance company tangos in vibrant attire to the sounds of the Marina del Rey Symphony. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; beaches.lacounty.gov

Nuala Kennedy, 7 p.m. Celtic tunes come alive through the Irish vocalist and flutist, performing with her full ensemble. Culver City City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free, but $10 reserve seats available. (310) 398-2583; boulevardmusic.com

Natalia Lafourcade and Monsieur Perine, 7 to 10 p.m. Spanish-music phenom Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking melodies to a singer-songwriter set, balanced on the other end by the glistening pop of female artist Monsieur Perine. Santa Monica Pier. (310) 458-9801; tcs.santamonicapier.org

Galleries & Museums
“SPECTRUM,” opening reception
5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. A group exhibition featuring seven artists from across the country who use color and their own technique to interpret the human condition. Laura Korman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. D2, Santa Monica. (310) 828-1883; laurakormangallery.com

“I Know What You Did This Summer III,” 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Curator and researcher Suzy Halajian and L.A. artist Marisa Takal are the featured speakers at this week’s artist presentation and discussion series. Bolsky Gallery, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665–6800; otis.edu

“Revenge Body,” through Aug. 22. The contemporary art project space 5 Car Garage features Jennifer Sullivan’s reclaimed found objects embellished with humor and satire to portray loose gender roles and challenge social norms. In Santa Monica; address available upon request. (310) 497 6895; emmagrayhq.com

“Murmurs,” through Aug. 27. New York-based artist Angel Otero layers source images into his initial paintings on glass and follows through with collage techniques to distort the source image. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 837-2117; vielmetter.com
Eight Artists at Blue 7 Gallery, through Aug. 28. The gallery opens its doors to a new show for the first time in two years, this one featuring the paintings, photography and sculpture of eight artists. Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; blue7gallery.com

“Venice Surf Culture,” through Aug. 30. Large photographic prints by Steve Christensen are on display on the patio of Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice Beach. Christensen is donating 10% of sales proceeds to Oceana, an international ocean conservation and advocacy organization. stevechristensenphoto.com

“L.A. Women,” through Sept. 1. Australian artist David Bromley’s paintings capture the individual personalities and stories of his subjects. Andrew Weiss Gallery, Bergamot Station D4, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 246-9333; andrewweissgallery.com

“Bohemians,” through Sept. 4. Amy Hill’s oil-on-wood portraits fuse 15th-century Flemish renaissance portraiture styles with contemporary subject matter. Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station E3, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. loislambertgallery.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.

    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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