‘It’s Time,’ Wouldn’t You Say?

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Ruskin Group Theatre at the Santa Monica Airport. Photo: Engine28 Blog

It’s Time, which opens a six-week run at the Ruskin Group Theatre, Santa Monica, on Oct. 21, originated from Paul Linke’s true story Time Flies When You’re Alive, an HBO Showcase. This journey celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Created by the award-winning writer/performer Mr. Linke, … Read More

AVPA Joins Centennial Party

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As the city of Culver City kicks off its year of Centennial celebrations on Saturday morning with a 9 o’clock parade from Vets Park to the Culver Hotel, AVPA will be taking part in the festivities! Check out these upcoming events featuring the Academy of Visual and Performig Arts of Culver City High School: 1) Centennial Parade The Culver City … Read More

ArtWalk Is Oct. 8

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The Culver City Arts District, a unique collection of art galleries, creative businesses, specialty retail and restaurants, will present Culver City ArtWalk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 o’clock until 6. The ArtWalk event will be centered on Washington Boulevard between Helms and Fairfax avenues. Celebration of the beginning of the fall art season will offer a free self-guided tour of … Read More

Lori Brings Art Back to Fiesta

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Fiesta La Ballona guests can paint the yellow brick road and popout of a 3D street painting of the Emerald City to celebrate the Culver City Centennial in a free activity at Vets Park, Fiesta weekend, Aug. 27-28. Popularized in the Culver City-filmed Wizard of Oz, the yellow brick road artwork by Fiesta La Ballona participants will be showcased at … Read More

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Stage

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The history-making play “A Raisin in the Sun” is playing at the Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2 through Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $25, with discounts for students, seniors, and groups. For tickets and information, call 310.397.3244 or visit www.ruskingrouptheatre.com Winning the Best Play Award from the … Read More

Can ‘Burnpile’ Start a Fire?

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Playwright/performer Lucy Alibar. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”). “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” begins previews Saturday, Sept 10, and opens Friday, Sept. 10, and continues through Oct. 2, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas … Read More

Closing Night Is About the Blues

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Missy Anderson

This won’t take long, did it? Closing Night is at hand in the free Summer Music Concert series in the Dale Jones Courtyard at City Hall, and when mistress of the blues Missy Andersen steps to the microphone at 7 o’clock, the audience may wish it won’t end. What her fans seem to like best is that the singer-songwriter serves … Read More

Centen Poetry Contest

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Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, Culver City Artist Laureate for Poetry, is organizing a poetry contest and series of readings to celebrate Culver City’s Centennial. www.CulverCity100.org Dr. Hoult teaches the Word Painting with Poetry class at the Senior Center. The contest and readings are open to all Culver City residents, students who attend Culver City schools, members of the Culver City … Read More

Of Irish Music and Mandell Humor

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Nuala Kennedy. Photo: Borealis Records

Faith ‘n begorrah, the Celtic floutist and singer Nuala Kennedy, leader of an international band of merry Irish musicians, perform this evening at 7 in the Dale Jones Courtyard of City Hall, the next to last free concert in the Summer Music Festival series. You never would know that, however, from talking with the funloving producer of the series, Gary … Read More

A Taste of Obama-ology

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Mr. Squire

Fresh off the Democratic Convention, Obama-ology, an appropriate sequence, continues a Friday-Sunday run at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 ½ N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90027, through August. Showtime tonight is 8:30, and Sunday performances start at 7 through Aug 28. Obama-ology runs in rep with the equally entertaining Church & State, which plays on Saturdays at 8:30 followed by Sunday … Read More