Westside Calendar

Posted May 25, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Thursday, May 26
Garifuna Int’l Indigenous Film Festival, various times Thursday through Tuesday. The annual Venice-based film festival that lends voice to native and indigenous peoples is hosting various screenings and events throughout the week at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. For schedule and ticket info, visit garifunafilmfestival.com.

California Yacht Club Luncheon, noon. Bob Bitchin, founder of Latitudes And Attitudes and Cruising Outpost magazines, speaks after a buffet lunch at California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $20. RSVP: reservations@calyachtclub.net. (310) 823-4567

Heron and Bird Watching, 4 to 6 p.m. A free excursion through the Ballona Wetlands with stops at special spots to see Great Blue Herons and Black Crowned Night Herons. You might also see sandpipers, long-billed curlews, willets, and Western snowy plovers at the shoreline habitat. Meet at the Burton Chace Park Lobby, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. RSVP required: (310) 322-6951.

Line Dancing Workshops, 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; beaches.lacounty.gov

SMMUSD Art Show, 5 to 8 p.m. Students across the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District share their drawings, paintings, prints, photos, films, sculptures and ceramics. Live entertainment provided by Samohi Jazz Combo. Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $10 suggested donation. smmusd.org

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. This week: Hang 10 Tacos, Slammin Sliders, Rolln Lobster, Boba Ni Taco, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. (310) 305-9545; lotmom.com/beacheats

Bobbie Burlesque Presents: “Seduction,” 9 p.m. A classic burlesque show fused with exhilarating modern cabaret and circus elements at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $15. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Friday, May 27
Small Business Forum, 8 to 9:30 a.m. State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development talks about state resources available for expanding job opportunities at your small business. Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. RSVP to (310) 412-6400 or visit asmdc.org/burke.

Rotary Club of Westchester
Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. All proceeds from the Memorial Day Weekend book sale benefit community and international projects, including eradication of polio, clean water and maternal health. Ralphs parking lot, 8824 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. For more details, visit rotary-westchester.com or see their special section in this week’s Argonaut.

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 and up. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 351-9876
Gamex, noon Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday. The all-ages annual convention highlights tabletop games, with opportunities for attendees to learn, play, watch and buy a wide variety of board, card, miniature, role-playing, collectible and video games. Other highlights include a 700+ game library, a large shopping hall, tournaments with prizes, Gaming 101 sessions for beginners, a miniature painting area and activities for families. Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. $15 to 60. strategicon.net

Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-tones, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. An evening show with a side of Jeff Ross on guitar at Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. No Cover. hinano-cafevenice.com

20 Questions Trivia and Performances, 7 p.m. Band with locals or bring your own team for an evening of trivia, followed with performances by Rye Brothers at 9:30 p.m., Keith Jacob at 10:30 p.m., DJ Son at 11:30 p.m. and Vintage Academy at 12:30 a.m. at TRiP Santa Monica, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com
Jamael Dean Quartet, 8 p.m. The new, young faces of jazz light up the evening at 8 p.m., followed by DJ Jedi’s classic and contemporary soul, funk and blues. DJ Shiva takes over the upstairs bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; town-housevenice.com

Vintage Cartoon Festival, 8:15 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The annual celebration of classic cartoons returns with special guest host Jerry Beck, an animation historian. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $8 to $10 cash or check. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

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

House of Vibe All-Stars with special guests, 9:30 p.m. Even if you have seen this eclectic group, their journey through rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B is unique each time at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. 21+. $10 plus two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Saturday, May 28
Freedom from Stress: Meditation Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon. Discover the relationship between stress and your mind, gain experience in practical meditations and learn how to control your thoughts and feelings. Prajnaparamita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 2809 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 452-8100; info@meditateInwestla.org

2016 Prabhupāda Festival, 10 a.m. The two-day, 25th annual festival celebrates His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and features guest speaker Joshua M. Greene, author of “Swami in a Strange Land.” ISKCON Los Angeles Temple, 3764 Watseka Ave., Palms. prabhupadafestival.com.

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

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film and Script Festival, noon to 3 p.m. A burlesque performance by Cabaret Versatile, an episode of the award-winning L.A. neo noir episodic series “Suite Lovers Crypt” and the best neo noir films from L.A. and around the world. Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. $43. (213) 434-3178; lanneff.com
The Corinthian Cup, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The South Coast Corinthian and Redondo Beach yacht clubs bring their boating communities together with more than a dozen colorful boats racing to the finish line in two legs: leg one starts Saturday at 1 p.m., just outside the Marina del Rey breakwater with the finish at the King Harbor breakwater, and leg two continues Sunday at 1 p.m. just outside of King Harbor with the fleets racing back to Marina del Rey and finishing inside the breakwater. For registration or more information, visit redondobeachyachtclub.org or sccyc.org.

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor concert by Upstream. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Balkan i otvŭd, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Acoustic Balkan music and electrified jazz improvisations at Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. unurban.com

Hot Jazz Saturday, 8 p.m. Brad Ka’’s Regressive Jazz Quartet plays early jazz and ragtime from 8 to
10 p.m., followed with DJ Jedi spinning soul, funk, disco and more at 10 p.m. DJ Doomz takes over the upstairs bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhouse-

Dexter Story plays “Wondem,” 8 to 9 p.m. One of the largest independent record stores on the Westside welcomes the fusions of American funk, soul, jazz and East African sounds by Los Angeles-based recording artist Dexter Story, performing music from his celebrated album “Wondem.” Record Surplus, 12436 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Free. (310) 979-4577; recordsurplusla.com

Live Music at TRiP, 8:30 p.m. Beer and Bar Chords presents The Mokes at 8:30 p.m., The Sold & Bones at 9:30 p.m., Alyson’s Anthem at 10:30 p.m. and The Electrets at 11:30 p.m. TRiP Santa Monica, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Unkle Monkey Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rock and world music from local favorites at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com

Good Cop Bad Cop, 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 at M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica. 21 and over; $12. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

Sunday, May 29
Matinee Kids’ Show with Peanut, 11 a.m. Peanut’s sweet lyrics and joyful instrumentation create a fun and educational musical playground for kids at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $10, kids under 2 get in free. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

CANCELED: Venice Block Party, noon to sunset. Head to the 600 block of Victoria Avenue in Venice for a BYOB pot luck block party featuring a strong lineup of local bands, including: Nocona, Sean Vercos, Calico the Band, Kat Myers and the Buzzards, Jake Texas & Friends, Patrolled by Radar, Tawny Ellis. Search Facebook for “Venice Block Party” (organized by Nocona) or see the Argonaut’s Facebook feed for info.

Memorial Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Get away for a beautiful afternoon with friends and family, and enjoy afternoon views of the Marina. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. at Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $41 to $68. hornblower.com
Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m.  A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor concert by Chazzy Green, The Funky Sax Man. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.com

Memorial Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Unwind with an evening of unforgettable views, deejay entertainment and dancing, four-course dinners, private tables and more. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. at Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $53 to $87. hornblower.com

“Dial M for Murder,” 7:30 p.m. A 3D adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller about a suave, cold-blood husband’s complicated plot to murder his wife. Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $9 to $13. americancinemathequecalendar.com

Live Music at TRiP, 8 p.m. Two sets by Stan Niremberg light up the evening at TRiP Santa Monica, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.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 each Sunday. 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 670-1994; melodylax.com

Monday, May 30
Broadway Elementary Art Display, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artwork of Broadway students is on display at Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org/branches/mar-vista

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m.  A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a free outdoor R&B concert by Friends. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. visitmarinadelrey.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; beacheslacounty.gov
Comics on the Spot, 7 p.m. This weekly standup 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. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

SCAQ Swim Workouts, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Southern California Aquatics welcomes swimmers of all abilities for one-hour themed sessions. First-time attendees are eligible for a free week and a videotaped swim evaluation. Santa Monica Swim Center, Santa Monica College, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. Learn more at (310) 390-SWIM or swim.net.

James Torme & Paul McDonald Big Band, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Experience live jazz with a full bar and dinner service at Typhoon Restaurant, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica. $20. (310) 390-6565; typhoon.biz

Latin Fever, 9 p.m. Salsa and burlesque featuring the Forbidden Roses Burlesque Troupe, Salerosas and guest artists. DJ Tito El Guayaco and MC Roman Vasquez spin salsa, bachata, merengue and more. DJ Vinyl Don plays the upstairs bar at 9 p.m. Townhouse, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Tuesday, May 31
Gateway to Go Food Trucks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rotating lineup of the city’s best food trucks gathers each Tuesday at Crowne Plaza LAX. Today’s lineup includes VCHOS, Tainamite, Rice Balls of Fire, Canvas Food Truck and Deli Doctor. 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. Park and enter on 98th Street. gatewaytola.org

Playa Vista Teen Coding Club, 4 p.m. A space for people age 12 to 18 to explore interests in technology, computers and coding. Each week at the Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. (310) 437-6680; lapl.org/branches/playa-vista

Gourmet Food Truck Night, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each Tuesday night, diverse tent vendors and gourmet food trucks take over the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. Today’s lineup includes Canvas Food Truck, KimBob-Rex, Hungry Belly, Oaxaca on Wheels, Peaches’ Smokehouse&Southern Kitchen and Romolo’s Italian Cuisine. (310) 392-8537; californiaheritagemuseum.org

Wednesday, June 1
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
Story Time at Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August. 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

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

Locals Night with Miss Jessica, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey residents get 15% off food and drinks while local band Miss Jessica and The Sugar Shack Attack play a diverse set of R&B, soul, jazz, funk and blues at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. missjessicaandthesugarshackattack.com

Galleries & Museums
“Circa Trilogy,” ends Saturday. Conceptual artist Mary Kelly’s new project addresses how the events of 1968 shaped history. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 837-2117; vielmetter.com


“Looking Glass,” opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. A group show featuring surreal and fantasy artworks is on view through June 5 at bG Gallery, Bergamot Station G8A, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 906-4211; santamonica.bgartdealings.com

“VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King,” through June 4. Artist Daryl Elaine Wells, founder of ArtResponders, partners with SPARC ART to present an interactive multimedia timeline of cases, causes, insights and developments over the 25 years since the Rodney King beating. SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. sparcinla.org

Sebastião Salgado, through June 11. A large-scale exhibition of some 70 prints by the internationally renowned Brazilian photographer covers more than three decades of powerful imagery in a retrospective context. Peter Fetterman Gallery, Bergamot Station A1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-6463; peterfetterman.com

“Space, Scape and Scope,” through June 12. Featured works by Anne Troutman, Sheila Pinkel and Bruria Finkel explore the use of digital photography in investigating time, light, space, nature, landscape, and the visible and invisible at the intersections of art, science and technology. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. (310) 458-8350; beachhouse.smgov.net

“Moses@90,” through June 25. An expansive survey of Ed Moses’ innovations in painting and works on paper over the last 60 years — including never before seen paintings — to honor his 90th birthday. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station E1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-0909; williamturnergallery.com

Curtis Hoekzema “Paintings,” through June 25. With focused observation and witty interpretations, Hoekzema explores a wide range of subjects, including the iconic landscape of the Arroyo Seco. FIG, Bergamot Station G6, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345; figgallery.com

Tabor Robak: “Sunflower Seed,” through June 26. Three new digital works generate live imagery based upon a meticulously orchestrated computer program designed by the artist. Team Gallery, 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310)339-1945; teamgal.com

“Al-ugh-ories,” through June 26. This survey exhibition of Nicole Eisenman’s work provides a close look at the symbolic nature of individuals and groups through intimate portraits and narrative scenes. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City. vielmetter.com

“Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star,” through July 1. The extensive exhibit features original movie costumes and posters, dolls, personal clothing, photos, memorabilia and much more in tribute to the Santa Monica-born silver screen icon. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. santamonicahistory.org

“CENDRILLON,” through July 23. An exhibit by Cara Barer with work that repurposes pages of discarded novels, phone books and dictionaries and questions the future of printed text. Laura Korman Gallery, Bergamot Station D2, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 828-1883; laurakormangallery.com

“Movies and Messages: The
Movie Posters & Early Works of Art Sims,” through July 25. Playa del Rey’s Art Sims designs movie posters with immediate impact, including most of the films that Spike Lee has directed. See a retrospective of his work at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, 4130 Overland Ave., Culver City. (310) 202-1647; claytonmuseum.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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