Author: The Argonaut

Couch Demons and Secret Robots

Santa Monica College hosts IndieCade, the Sundance of independent gaming By Christina Campodonico You could say there are two modes of play at IndieCade 2019, which takes over Santa Monica College’s Center for Media and Design (also the home of KCRW) with cutting-edge interactive games from across the globe this weekend. During the day on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, you can rotate through a bunch of different games during IndieCade’s signature Game Tasting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a pop-up show-and-tell where game creators at different stages of development can test their games with attendees to showcase their...

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The Advice Goddess

Captain Hookup I’m a single man in my 30s, and I don’t want a relationship right now. I keep meeting women online who say they only want something casual. Then, on the first or second date, it becomes obvious that they want a relationship, not just fun and sex. What’s with the bait and switch? — Annoyed Nothing like arriving for your reservation at a steak house only to be told, “We’re out of a few things tonight — everything made of cow. But good news! We’ve still got carrot kebabs, cauliflower schnitzel and kelp stroganoff!” Women who bait...

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On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico and Angie Fiedler Sutton: Telling a Yarn: “Gelfite Fish & Chips” @ dnj Gallery  Daniel Cainer draws upon his British and Jewish heritages to tell moving tales about his family through observational comedy and entertaining wordplay strung with brilliant rhyming, musicianship and haunting tunes. One performance only: 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 10) at dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 suggested donation at the door. (310) 315-3551; An Assortment of Plays: The Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre (BFF) @ Santa Monica Playhouse Billed as the “only free theater festival on the West...

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Westside Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 10 Santa Monica Muscle Beach Sunset Movement Hang, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See the sunset over the Pacific as you exercise. Work out your whole body with acro yoga and monkey swings. Santa Monica Muscle Beach 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free. “On Valencia Street”: Poems and Ephemera, 8 to 10 p.m. Eric Mingus, Tate Swindell and others read from “On Valencia Street,” a posthumous collection of previously unpublished writings and ephemera by Jack Micheline. Readers discuss the impact Micheline had on their lives. Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 822-3006;

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