5 Things to do This Week – Feb. 8- Feb. 14, 2020
Get ready for the day of consumerism love, chocolate and fine wine by opting out of those ritual traditions – and opting for experiences instead. Forgot to book the fancy restaurant? Take them to a night of Beethoven by our very own Chamber Orchestra. Ditch the weekend flower rush by running a 5k with the one you love – it’s sure to bring the two of you closer. Just don’t forget to actually buy them flowers.
1. Listen: The Culver City Chamber Orchestra – Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
The Chamber Orchestra presents “All Beethoven” Chamber Music Concert tonight. Listen to the Archduke Piano Trio in Bb Op. 97 (here), the Piano Quartet in Eb Op. 16 (here) and more under the domed ceilings of a Presbyterian Church. Arlette Cárdenes, Music Director of the Orchestra for over 20 years, conducts. As they say, if music be the food of love, play on.
Location: Culver City Presbyterian Church, 11269 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California 90230, Culver City
Price: Adults – $25
Seniors & Students with ID – $20. Tickets can be purchased here.
2. Run: Screenland 5K throughout Culver City – Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Start your Oscar’s Sunday off right with a 5k run through the Heart of Screenland. Don’t forget to don your fanciest (and comfiest) costume: a costume contest is the highlighted conclusion to the race. A nice runner’s high doesn’t hurt either.
Time: Race starts at 9a.m.
Location: Starting point is at Media Park in Downtown Culver City
Price: Adults – $45
17 and under – $17. Tickets and more info can be found here.
3. Read: Queer Bookclub @ The Ripped Bodice – Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Wind down after your morning 5k at The Ripped Bodice’s monthly Queer Bookclub. This month, club-goers are diving into Crier’s War by Nina Varela, a love story transposed against a brewing war in this fantasy novel. The Ripped Bodice notes it’s a great read for “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” fans.
Time: 2p.m. – 3p.m.
Location: The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
Price: Free, but RSVP here.
4. Art: Honor Fraser Gallery – “I Drove to San Francisco and Back” – now through Feb. 27, 2020
Satirical visual artist Joe Sola presents “I Drove to San Francisco and Back,” Sola has shown in group shows at LACMA and SFMOMA, and his work has drawn comparisons to John Baldessari and Richard Prince. View the exhibit with a lighthearted lens: much of his work is a humorous critique on government, consumerism and the contemporary art world itself.
Time: Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Location: 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
5. Art: Roberts Project Gallery exhibits – now through March 7, 2020
Ghanian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe presents new work for the first time in the United States at Roberts Project in Culver City’s Art District. Quaicoe paints black men and women – strangers he saw on the street or Instagram and friends alike – in deep, bold hues, underscoring the “power and strength inherent in African culture,” according to the gallery. The portraits are striking – one man poses casually in a black jacket and black jeans against a pale pink background; another in an orange shirt leans casually against a chair atop a black and white checkered floor. Take a stroll down Washington to Father’s Office or Coolhaus afterwards to make it the perfect Valentine’s date.
Time: Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Location: 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232