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Community

Captain Greedy’s Carnival to Premiere @ Actors’ Gang

Captain Greedy’s Carnival to Premiere @ Actors’ Gang

The Actors’ Gang’s new musical production of Captain Greedy’s Carnival will have its World Premiere on September 30, as part of the theater’s 2017/18 Season of Thugs, Outcasts and Heavenly Myths. Written by Jack Pinter and directed by Will Thomas McFadden, Captain Greedy’s Carnival is a mock tribute to greed, humbug, corruption and predatory capitalism “My original concept for [...]

Centennial Poetry Reading Celebrates Culver Creativity

Centennial Poetry Reading Celebrates Culver Creativity

Culver City’s Centennial Poetry Readings and Contest, organized by Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, Culver City’s Honorary Artist Laureate for Poetry, had its third and final reading entitled “Poetry, Popcorn and Pie” at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Poems about Culver City were submitted throughout the Centennial year and many were read at the first two [...]

“Big Night” at KDT

“Big Night” at KDT

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night” opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. The cast for “Big Night” includes, in alphabetical [...]

WLA College to Celebrate Acclaimed Art Collection – Sept. 21

WLA College to Celebrate Acclaimed Art Collection – Sept. 21

A gallery of internationally recognized art has been donated to West Los Angeles College and the doors will be open for the community to come and enjoy a free reception and exhibition on September 21 at 5 pm.  Showcasing the college’s new permanent collection featuring works by artists recognized nationally and internationally. The collection was generously donated by Dr. Ernest Nagamatsu, [...]

Food Drive for Backpacks Program – Volunteers and Donations Needed

Food Drive for Backpacks Program – Volunteers and Donations Needed

The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program will be holding a food drive at the Pavilions grocery store on Jefferson Boulevard from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24. The group is looking for both donations and volunteers who are willing to work in two-hour shifts. More than 33% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day. For many [...]

Word Painting With Poetry

Word Painting With Poetry

As a celebration of Culver City’s Centennial in 2017, the themes of the poetry readings and the Centennial Contest are focused on Culver City's history and the many wonderful things we all love about Culver City. Come help us celebrate Culver City's Centennial by joining us at the final reading and award presentation at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum 4130 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA [...]

Actors’ Gang to Read The Children’s Hour – Sept. 6

Actors’ Gang to Read The Children’s Hour – Sept. 6

Coming this Wednesday, Sept 6 at 6:00, The Actor's Gang returns to the Culver City Julian Dixon Library to read scenes from classic plays. This season, The Gang will be reading from acclaimed plays by women playwrights, starting this month with scenes from Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour. The Children’s Hour was a shocking play for its time. It was based on an actual incident [...]

“Not So Wimpy” Film Fest Winners

“Not So Wimpy” Film Fest Winners

Culver City Friends of the Library are delighted to announce the winners of the "Not so Wimpy Film Festival" for the One Book, One City, Jr. program. The Centennial Award winner is Moses J. Fritz, for his film, "Lirabys aren't boring." Violet Fritz is also recognized for her role in that film with the "Best Actress" award. The other award winner, the Mayor's Award, is Amit Gupta for his [...]

Wimpy Kid Film Fest Coming to Julian Dixon Library

Wimpy Kid Film Fest Coming to Julian Dixon Library

The Culver City Friends of the Library are concluding our very successful One Book, One City Jr. program with a gala film festival and movie screening at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. This program, available to students grades 4-10, focused all summer on the book The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, part of the very popular Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. [...]

Just a Thought – The Farmer’s Market Fandango

Just a Thought – The Farmer’s Market Fandango

It was a classic government dilemma on Monday evening at the City Council chambers. The staff was putting forth an answer to a problem, but the council and community declared they had not been sufficiently notified or educated about the resolution. And there were comment cards - people speaking at the podium who were concerned about the issue. An item on the Consent Calendar - usually translated [...]

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