5 things to do this week – Jan. 25 – Jan. 31, 2020
1. Free Museum Day: Museum-Free-For-All – Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
If you didn’t already know, now you do: Museums across Los Angeles are admission-free today (for the 15th time in 15 years, I might add). Peruse the Medea Insurrection at the Wende Museum to your heart’s content, or get ready for Black History month by visiting the California African American Museum. Either way, it’s an LA tradition you can’t miss. You can find a full list of museums offering free admissions below.
Time: All day
Location: See a list of museums at laist.com/2020/01/24/socal_museums_free_for_all_admission_2020.php
2. Book Club: Focus-On-Craft Book Club for Writers – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
Calling all writers! The Ripped Bodice, the nation’s singular romance-only book shop, is hosting a deep dive into what makes a book great. Jeanne De Vita, a development editor and writing instructor, will be there to guide attendees through The Princess Plan by Julia London. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Price: Free; suggested donation of $10
3. Art Show: Black Is. at Antioch University – Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
The first in a series of Black History Month events at Antioch University. The series will explore black perspectives, starting with an art show and reception on the 30th, and followed by two more events: a screening and discussion of the movie Queen & Slim, and finally a panel discussion on black perspectives in art, fashion and politics. Keep an eye out next month for those events here.
Time: 6p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
Price: Free – small parking fee
4. Culver City Speaker Series: The Mobility Revolution – Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
By now you’ve probably heard that Culver City is updating its General Plan. As part of the update, the City is hosting a speaker series to discuss issues facing the community. First up is a talk with John Rossant, founder and chairman of the NewCities Foundation and CEO of CoMotion, the event and media platform behind CoMotion LA. He also wrote a book about the way technology is transforming the way we get around cities, Hop Skip Go: How the Mobility Revolution is Transforming our Lives. Book Soup will be there to host a sign right after the talk, which you’ll need to RSVP to (link below).
Time: 6:30p.m. – 8p.m.
Location: Envoy, 8575 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
5. Exhibit: Yankee Candle by Katie Herzog at Klowden Mann gallery – now through Feb. 29, 2020
California-based artist Katie Herzog spent the last year and half creating work at a rural cattle-ranch in Central California, including a sculpture of a voting booth and McDonald-themed “Beyond Beef” painting. Far from pedestrian, Herzog’s work uses different mediums to respond to the political and commercial issues of our time. The gallery will host a talk with the artist on Saturday, February 15, at 4p.m. The exhibit opened Jan. 18, 2020 and runs through Feb. 29, 2020.
Time: Tues-Sat, 11.m. – 5p.m., or by appointment
Location: 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232