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Community

Just a Thought – Basket Case

Just a Thought – Basket Case

When I heard that crackling sound, I did not have to wonder what it was; my picnic basket had broken. Considering that it's older than my children, and has had a life far more adventuresome and active than most picnic baskets, it was time. Of course, there's been all these deaths, and the past seems to be ending in some definitive ways. It attended more than fifteen years of summer concerts [...]

Paul Rudnick’s ‘Big Night’ Coming to KDT in September

Paul Rudnick’s ‘Big Night’ Coming to KDT in September

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night.” Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Brian Hutchinson [...]

Issues and Eggs: Cannabis in Culver City

Issues and Eggs: Cannabis in Culver City

Morgan Sokol of MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm based in Culver City with operations and exposure across North America, will discuss the legalization of Cannabis in California after the November 2016 election. Culver City is in the process of formulating ordinances to regulate the all aspects of the issue. There are many facts and rumors about cannabis that need to be [...]

Alicia Mayer – Q & A on Louis B.Mayer and MGM

Alicia Mayer – Q & A on Louis B.Mayer and MGM

Culver City is turning 100! That’s right! And “The Heart of Screenland” is celebrating the event in style. Culver City has been celebrating its centennial since last September, as we countdown to the closing ceremonies and ceremonial bash on September 20th, the date of incorporation by Harry Culver one-hundred years ago. As part of the celebration, and a lasting commemorative of the 100th, [...]

Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Actors’ Gang

Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Actors’ Gang

   The Actors’ Gang continues its tradition of bringing free theatre for multi-generational families every weekend in August at Media Park (adjacent to The Ivy Substation) with Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by the company’s Co-Artistic Director, Cynthia Ettinger. Since 2006, over 20,000 people of all ages have enjoyed 11 free adaptations of Shakespeare with a pop [...]

CTG to Premiere “Soft Power”

CTG to Premiere “Soft Power”

Center Theatre Group will partner with East West Players on the upcoming world premiere of “Soft Power” at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3 through June 10, 2018, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Through the partnership, East West Players will add this new work created by Tony Award-winning artists David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori as part of its 2017-2018 season and will also [...]

The Not So Wimpy Film Festival Is Coming!

The Not So Wimpy Film Festival Is Coming!

If you know a young filmmaker, grades 4-9, who would like to participate in the Culver City Friends of the Library One Book, One City Jr film festival, the time to be working on the film is NOW! Inspired by the book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney and the Culver City Centennial, this Not So Wimpy Film Festival is looking for student entries. These films must be no longer than 75 [...]

‘1988’ Third Installment “Technicolor Drip” – Heidi Duckler Aug. 6 @ Platform

‘1988’  Third Installment “Technicolor Drip”  – Heidi Duckler Aug. 6 @ Platform

The third performance in the 1988 series will be on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in and around Technicolor Drip, the permanent artwork by Jen Stark located at PLATFORM in Culver City. This dance performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will take place in 12-minute intervals between 1-3PM. An outdoor projection screening of Technicolor Drip, the performance, will be shown from 8-9PM that same evening [...]

King of the Yees @ KDT

King of the Yees @ KDT

Center stage there is a large door, painted a color known as Chinese Red. The ornate gold markings are Chinese characters. The King of the Yees takes us through this door and into a mulitverse of concepts about family, identity, history and politics. Lauren Yee has created a charming play; a tribute not just to her own father - the royalty of the title - but to her ancestors, all the 'cousins' [...]

MCLM – Black Talkies ‘Cabin in the Sky’

MCLM – Black Talkies ‘Cabin in the Sky’

This month Black Talkies on Parade presents one of our favorite classic films, the iconic musical Cabin in the Sky. This classic has an all-star cast that includes Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Louis Armstrong. The film tells the story of Little Joe Man, who after a deadly night of gambling is given six more months on earth to redeem his soul in order to enter heaven. [...]

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