5 Things To Do This Week – It’s a new month, so anything goes, including our list of what to do this week. A secret comedy show, a new thrift store and a chance to re-write, er, write history jumps off our list this week. Just dive in! And try not to think too much about it – clearly we weren’t.
1. Comedy: A secret comedy show @ an undisclosed location – Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
So who doesn’t love to laugh? And who isn’t a fan of a good secret? Combine the two and you have Don’t Tell Comedy, a comedy show that reveals its location the day of its show. That’s more risky than tantalizing in the City of No Parking and Traffic, but we’ll admit we’re intrigued. Tonight’s show is somewhere in Culver City. To find out where, sign up to get their emails at www.donttellcomedy.com/tickets/febculver. Ah, there’s the rub.
2. Event: Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – Sunday, March 1, 2020
As part of the global campaign “Art + Feminism,” this event is designed to address the inequality of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. The Wende Museum’s Wikipedia edit-a-thon will help build a better record of the artists in the current exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists behind the Iron Curtain many of whom do not have Wikipedia pages in English. Wikipedia training for beginners will be provided, along with resources and refreshments. Just bring your laptop!
Time: 12p.m. – 4p.m.
Location: The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA. 90230
Price: Free, RSVP here.
3. Musical: “Chicago” by the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts – Thursday March 5 – 14, 2020
Culver City High School’s AVPA presents Chicago – the high school edition.
Time: March 5, 6, 7 & 8 (and next week ) March 12, 13 & 14
VIP Experience – Friday, March 6, 7pm ONLY – $35 ticket gets you a pre-show reception at 6pm, reserved section seats, and a post-show talk-back with cast and creative team!
Location: Culver City High School, Robert Frost Auditorium
4. Art: Roberts Project Gallery exhibits – now through March 7, 2020
Head over to Roberts Project Gallery for the final day of Ghanian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s show. 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
5. Shopping: Crossroads Trading Co. – Everyday
Crossroads Trading Co., the venerable consignment store chain, has expanded to Culver City. On the corner of Inglewood and Washington (where Payless once stood) residents can now buy and sell their secondhand wares. The store is the first on the west side, so expect customers – and clothes – coming from all over: Beverly Hills, Venice, and Santa Monica.
Time: Hours are Monday – Saturday, 11am-8pm and Sunday from 11am-7pm
Location:11973 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066
Price: Free to enter