5 Things To Do This Week – Feb. 15 – Feb. 22, 2020

So you pulled out all the stops for Valentine’s day, and now you’re out of ideas? We’ve got you covered. Attend not one but two artists talks this week, stop by the symphony, or go see a comedy show. Almost everything (save the symphony) is free, so, what have you got to lose?

Artist Talk: Katie Herzog at Klowden Mann Gallery – Saturday, Feb. 15, 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. She’ll be at the gallery on Saturday to discuss her work. The show is on until the end of the month.

Time: 4p.m.

Location: 6023 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Price: Free

Artist Talk: History, Cultures, Identities at the Wende Museum – Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

Chelle Barbour, Lezley Saar, and Sichong Xie, the Los Angeles-based contemporary artists who participated in the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain, will speak about the works they selected for the exhibition, how they can be interpreted, and how they relate to specific themes in the artworks from Cold War-era Eastern Europe. The panel will be moderated by the Wende’s Chief Curator and Director of Programming Joes Segal.

Time: 2p.m. reception, 3p.m. Panel with Q&A

Location: The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Price: Free

Symphony: A Winter’s Concert by the Culver City Chamber Orchestra – Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

What do ​​Sally Beamish, Jean Sibelius, ​Pyotr Tchaikovsky all have in common? They all have works the Chamber Orchestra is performing this Sunday! Andrew Shulman will be the Principal Guest Conductor. You can read more about the concert here.

Time: 3p.m.

Location: Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St, Culver City, CA 90230

Price: $20-General Admission; $10-College Students; Free for students Grades K-12

Stand-up: Romantic Comedy show at The Ripped Bodice – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Grab a class of (free!) wine and settle into a night of comedy at The Ripped Bodice, America’s only romance-only bookstore. Comedians Erin Judge, who’s also a romance novelist, and Jenny Chalikian host the event every month.

Time: 7:30p.m.

Location: The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232

Price: Free

Happy Hour and Film: The Killing of Mr. Devil – Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

In conjunction with Culver City Happy Hour, the Wende Museum presents a hilarious and food-filled fantasy directed by Ester Krumbachová, an essential but overlooked figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave. The Killing of Mr. Devil is part of a series of films directed by women in conjunction with the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists behind the Iron Curtain. About the film: Krumbachová’s sole directorial effort puts a surrealist, satanic spin on the battle-of-the-sexes farce as a hot-to-trot Miss Lonelyhearts (Jirina Bohdalová) looking for a man gets more than she bargained for when she begins wooing the boorish Mr. Devil (Vladimír Mensík), an insatiable glutton who turns out to be (literally) the boyfriend from hell.

The film runs for 87 minutes.

Time: 6p.m. Culver City Happy Hour reception; 7p.m. screening

Location: The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Price: Free

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Artwork by Katie Herzog

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