LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13Westside Unity Church invites all not only to their 10:00 a.m. Sunday services, but for classes on Wednesday evenings ongoing until August 26. From 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. they’re presenting Emma Curtis Hopkins “Class Lessons of 1888,” as they relate to life today. Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue. For more information contact the church office at (310) 838-4761.

It’s open! Hatchet Hall, located at 12517 Washington Blvd. (formerly Waterloo & City) has been much anticipated, with chef Brian Dunsmoor’s Southern style cuisine using fresh local ingredients almost outweighing what’s rumored to be a fantastic cocktail selection. As you can guess from the name, there will be plenty of animal-protein and seafood selections on the menu, but us vegetarians are looking forward to see what Chef Dunsmoor has come up with for us!

Be sure to bring your barbecued ribs and baked beans (not to mention your cowboy boots) to this Thursday night’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival in the City Hall Courtyard, because the music will be provided by The Hot Club of Cowtown, who will play Hot Jazz and Western Swing – they’re known as one of the hottest Western Swing groups on the planet. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for picnicgoers – or visit Boulevard Music (4316 Sepulveda Blvd.) and pay for a $10.00 reserved seat and you can eat first at one of Culver City’s great Downtown restaurants, then be assured of having a chair in front of the band when the music starts at 7:00 p.m.!

The Culver City Historical Society’s ARC (Archives & Resource Center) is only open on the first and third Sundays of the month, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., which means you’ll have your chance to view some terrific Culver City artifacts this Sunday, August 2! Park in the lots behind Veterans’ Auditorium and enter via the back of the building.

Once in a Blue Moon you say? Well, this Friday, July 31 there will be a “blue moon,” not so much in color, but in the fact that the time between one full moon and the next is close to the length of a calendar month. So the only time one month can have two full moons is when the first full moon happens in the first few days of the month. This happens every 2-3 years, so these sorts of Blue Moons come about that often. When was the last Blue Moon, according to the monthly definition? It happened on August 31, 2012. Keep your eyes open!

Many of us have hosted Japanese Sister City visitors and have been lucky enough to spend time in Japan ourselves, so this piques our interest: An art museum curator is curating tech. Miyuki Tanaka is inviting us to learn about the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan, and the ways they are connecting individuals to the world and the future. Her exhibitions feature robotics, cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, prostheses, and computer-created art. They pose the questions, “How can we sustain ourselves when our total population will reach 10 billion people in the near future? How can we use our imaginations to live and prosper on this planet?” To Ms. Tanaka, the answer is: Diversity. This Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m., Ms. Tanaka will present “Curating the State of the ‘Art’: Diversity Inspires Creativity Inspires Tech,” part of the Japanese Foundation of Los Angeles’ lecture series. This takes place at JFLA’s headquarters, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. # 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Street parking is available near JFLA. (No parking validations). Admission is free, but you must RSVP to www.jflalc.org.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Grace Elliott in Sydney, Australia, Ellen Plach, Darlene Wassertheur, Stefanie Tepley, Marsha Heath, Kimberly Elder, and Johna Miller. If you’d like to see your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday here, send the information to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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