On January 23, singer-songwriter Sheléa will perform songs written by Oscar-winning couple Alan and Marilyn Bergman for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, January 21

Spring 2021 Virtual Exhibition Dan McCleary: OAXACA – USC Fisher Museum of Art,
For over 20 years, Dan McClearly has partnered with Fernando Sandoval, an iconic printmaker, to make mostly black and white art pieces in etching and aquatint inspired by the beauty of Oaxaca. While you can’t see McCleary’s art in person, the Fisher Museum of Art has created a video display of the exhibit, as well as a catalogue of the works.
For more information, visit fisher.usc.edu

Mindful Awareness Meditation at the Hammer Museum, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
It’s a crazy world right now and everyone needs time to relax and destress. Every Thursday, the Hammer Museum offers a free 30-minute
meditation session run by Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at MARC and other guest leaders. Each week has a new theme and introduces a new daily life practice. The sessions will run through February 25. Every session is archived.
To sign up, visit uclahealth.org

RUNWAY Playa Vista Toiletries Drive, 4 to 6 p.m.
Starting January 18, Runway is partnering with local nonprofit organizations like Brown Bag Lady, the local Girl Scouts chapter, and The Giving Express to collect toiletry donations to be distributed to the homeless population across the greater LA area. Donation requests include essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine supplies, masks, hand sanitizer, first aid supplies and more. Donations can be dropped off on-site at RUNWAY near the kid’s playground during the specified hours or can be made online at Amazon.

Friday, January 22
RUNWAY Playa Vista
Toiletries Drive, 4 to 6 p.m.
See previous event description.

Saturday, January 23
Marina del Rey Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Marina del Rey Farmers Market continues to operate on Saturdays. In order to better serve the community during the pandemic, seniors 65 and older are invited to shop at 8 a.m. before the market opens to the general public. Face masks are now required for all vendors and patrons. A maximum of 40 shoppers are allowed in the market at one time.
Parking Lot 11, 14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey

RUNWAY Playa Vista Toiletries Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
See previous event description.

Sheléa: A Tribute to Alan & Marilyn Bergman, 8 p.m.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will host singer-songwriter and keyboardist Sheléa. She has performed at numerous famous venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall. She will sing songs written by Oscar-winning couple Alan and Marilyn Bergman. $25/household.
To register, visit thewallis.org

You’ve Got Mail: Catalina Island’s Mail Carrier History, 11 a.m.
In 1826, a carrier pigeon delivered the first documented letter from Catalina Island to Ipswich, Massachusetts. The Catalina Island Museum will be showcasing the letter and discuss its significance to Mexican-American history. There will be two guest speakers that will talk about pigeon training and Catalina’s mail delivery. Members $5, Non-members $10
For the zoom link, visit catalinamuseum.org

18th Annual Venice Film Fest, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join this Zoom discussion with cinematographer/editor Z Weyand, singer Shawn O’Brien, Rahne Pistor, John Cannizzaro and others on the colorful history of films made in Venice and celebration of the otherworldly happenings at the legendary Venice West Gallery, aka Sponto Gallery. The films that will be discussed can be viewed on YouTube prior to the event.
For more information, visit facebook.com/events/

Sunday, January 24
Chamber in Action Pop-Up Cleaning Crew, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
This event is a part of the Chamber in Action Committee’s Pop-Up Cleaning Crew initiative in which the committee and volunteers visit different areas around Venice to pick up trash and help take care of the community. The Venice Chamber will provide gloves, trash bags, brooms and rakes. Please bring masks and maintain six feet of distance from those outside your household at all times. Free coffee and donuts will be provided following the clean-up. This week’s location is on Rose Avenue between Hampton and Lincoln. Park at Whole Foods Parking Lot (use spaces closest to Rose) and head west to the beach. Capacity is limited due to safety protocol. To sign up, email CIA Chair Brennan Lindner at brennan@genericevents.com
For more information, visit business.venicechamber.net

Encore Edition: Mozart Birthday Celebration at LACMA, 6 to 7 p.m.
To celebrate Mozart’s birthday, LACMA will feature a free streamed performance recording of two musical groups. The American Youth Symphony Principals String Quartet will perform “String Quartet No. 18 in G major, K. 387.” Capitol Ensemble will perform Ensemble “Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364.”
To view the performance, visit lacma.org/event/sundays-live-encore-edition-16

Monday, January 25
Rooftop Cinema Club presents “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 9 p.m.
Join the Rooftop Cinema Club at the Santa Monica Airport for a viewing of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Cars will be allowed in an hour before the movie begins. There are regularly sanitized bathrooms. You are welcome to bring your own food or purchase contactless food and drink. Children under 8 don’t count as guests; however, the movie is PG-13.
1 to 2 guests in a car costs $32; 3 or more guests costs $45.
To register, visit rooftopcinemaclub.com/santamonica

Tuesday, January 26
Sandy Brushes Watercolor for Beginners, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Cammie Richardson on Zoom for an easy introduction class for watercolor. It’s free to register, but there are limited virtual seats. If you can’t make this week’s class, there is a class every Tuesday.
To receive the Zoom link, visit beaches.lacounty.gov

Book Talk: Separated with Jacob Soboroff – LMU, 5 to 6 p.m.

Loyola Marymount University is hosting Jacob Soboroff, a MSNBC investigative journalist, whose novel uncovers the truth about the Trump administration’s family separation policy on the US-Mexico border. The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic will also discuss the continuing issues for US immigration policy.
To access the zoom livestream, visit cal.lmu.edu