Category: Events

Colors of Life

Orphaned by the Holocaust, painter Marianne R. Klein feeds her soul with the imagination that helped her survive By Kathy Leonardo Marianne R. Klein paints images that are full of life. In “Honeymoon,” a sunburst-yellow bride and blue-green groom embrace on a balcony overlooking a swirl of fall colors. In “Forest Fairy,” a translucent feminine figure is haloed by a golden moon that showers metallic flakes of magic onto her fingers and hair. In “Mikado,” three wispy blondes dance in a swirl of red, yellow and blue — a crimson-haired figure embracing them from behind like a mother would...

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Show Some Local Love

Clean {aesthetic} hosts an art party fit for King’s Beach Party like a local at Clean {aesthetic} on Saturday, when the Culver Boulevard surf and skate shop hosts its 2nd annual “Locals Only” party and art show — a celebration of creativity in and around Playa del Rey. DJ Wquilliam spins rhythms from around the world to complement a display of original paintings, illustrations, photography, silkscreens and art prints from more than 20 artists — including prolific Westside muralist John Park and Westchester-based mixed media artist Mark Andrew Allen, whose collage style is familiar to patrons of Playa Provisions....

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Go Fly a Kite!

Otis Kite Festival returns to Santa Monica Art takes to the sky near Santa Monica Pier on Saturday with the Otis College of Art and Design’s annual Kite Festival. This year, the free family-friendly event honors the life of celebrated Disney animator Tyrus Wong, who created the look of “Bambi.” Also featured are flying creations by mixed-media artist Melanie Walker and sculptor George Peters, stylized kites by kite craftsman Ron Gibian, and stunt kites by Revolution Sport Kite Team cofounder Kevin Bayless. But public participation is crucial to creating this annual “gallery in the sky,” which showcases an aerial...

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Motors Rev Her Engine

‘Grease Girl’ Kristin Cline builds community among women who love cars By Stephanie Case Kristin Cline can pinpoint the moment her husband realized she was serious about cars. While scrolling her online dating profile, he was struck by one picture of her: decked in overalls and gripping a metalworking tool as her instructor, world-renowned hot rod customizer Gene Winfield, looked on with a smile. Long before the couple first met in person (on their way to a Long Beach car show) and years before they wed (with a reception in their garage), Cline was wrapped up in a different...

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The Future Has Two Wheels

CicLAvia’s popular “Culver City Meets Venice” route returns Sunday, and with it a push to make Venice Boulevard a friendlier place for bicyclists By Michael Aushenker When CicLAvia comes around, bikes rule the road. Four times a year, the Metro-backed nonprofit closes major public thoroughfares to automobile traffic for rolling pedal parties that allows bicyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians to activate public spaces normally reserved for cars. CicLAvia returns to the Westside this Sunday with “Culver City Meets Venice,” reprising a six-mile route that attracted tens of thousands of participants in August 2015. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a...

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