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DouglasPlus to Offer “This Land” Feb. 28 @ WLCAC

DouglasPlus to Offer “This Land” Feb. 28 @ WLCAC

A special event that includes a reading of the new play “This Land” by Evangeline Ordaz and a tour of The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)’s unique, experiential Civil Rights exhibit will be presented by Center Theatre Group (under its DouglasPlus program), the Watts Village Theater Company and WLCAC on Saturday, February 28 at the WLCAC in Watts. “This Land,” which [...]

Vote for the Arts District – USAToday Readers Choice Award!

Vote for the Arts District – USAToday Readers Choice Award!

We all know art means different things to different people, and no two art scenes around the nation are alike. But we have a lot to be proud of in the Culver City Arts District, and we think the world should know it. The murals, the galleries, the openings; these deserve national attention, and here is your shot to make sure they get some. Of the 20 nominees for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' [...]

‘Still Life with Iris” @ Turning Point

‘Still Life with Iris” @ Turning Point

Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. It is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girl's search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mom in the land of Nocturno—a magical place in which the workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day. [...]

Math Text Preview @ District Offices

Math Text Preview @ District Offices

CCUSD invites parents and others to join in taking a look at the curriculum choices our district Math Adoption Team members have selected as finalists in our math adoption cycle on February 11 (from 6:30 to 8 p.m.) and February 12 (from 9 to 10:30 a.m.) in the CCUSD District Office Board Room at 4034 Irving Place in Culver City. Teachers have been reviewing the curriculum and conducting [...]

‘Chavez Ravine’ and the Culture Clash Phenomenon

‘Chavez Ravine’ and the Culture Clash Phenomenon

While watching the revival of "Chavez Ravine" at the Kirk Douglas Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 4, it occurred to me that 'Culture Clash' was not just the name of the theater company that created the piece, but really a complete metaphor. "Chavez Ravine" is a play, a concert, a history lesson and a brilliant illustration of how the simple life was consumed by the slick power grab. It's required [...]

Transition Culver City to Screen ‘Bike Shorts’

Transition Culver City to Screen ‘Bike Shorts’

 Transition Culver City will be presenting their eco-movie night, so haul on over to Sivananda Yoga Center for Bike Shorts and more. The fun begins at 7 pm with a pot luck for snacking and schmoozing. Then we'll view short films about making a less car-centric city. There will be a panel discussion afterwards to discover more chances to find out how to make significant improvements and reduce [...]

CCMS Amazing Comedy Improv Offers 6 Shows for the 6th Year!

CCMS Amazing Comedy Improv Offers 6 Shows for the 6th Year!

Want to laugh? Want to have some fun? Want to be part of a community tradition? You can get three for one by bringing the family for fun-filled, improvised performances by CCMS’s Comedy Improv Troupe. In its 6th successful year, CCMS Theatre Arts is offering six entirely different performances at the Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City: Saturday February 7: 1:00 PM 4:00 PM [...]

Youth Health Center Online Auction – Bidding to Close Feb. 10

Youth Health Center Online Auction – Bidding to Close Feb. 10

Now is the time to visit the website for the online auction benefitting the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center. The auction began on January 31st and will end on February 10th. A variety of items are on the auction block including household items, collectibles, restaurants, vacations, golf packages, and more! The website is www.biddingforgood.com/SSYHC2015. The Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth [...]

Langston Hughes: Laughter and Lessons on Race Relations – T.S. Owen

Langston Hughes: Laughter and Lessons on Race Relations  – T.S. Owen

The Mayme Clayton Library & Museum on Overland Avenue appeared full Saturday afternoon, the seats filled with nearly 100 fans of African American poet Langston Hughes, who would have been 113 years old on Sunday. Hughes, celebrated as one of the first and most famous American of African descent authors, wrote his first published poem at 17: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” It is still his [...]

CCUSD Backpack Program Expands Community Spirit – Jamie Wallace

CCUSD Backpack Program Expands Community Spirit – Jamie Wallace

2014 ended with an outpouring of generosity from the Culver City Community. The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program which sends food home on the weekends for families of Culver City public school students benefitted from an incredible bounty of public and community spirit. Food drives were held at all of the schools, at local organizations including The Culver Studios, Tower Insurance, Cub Scout [...]

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