Love, betrayal, sacrifice, female empowerment – they all have a part to play in this week’s to do’s. Start off at Sherocon, a comic con from Sherocomics, a universe where woman is Alpha. Then jump over to Culver City High’s rendition of “Chicago” (don’t worry, it’s kid-friendly). Make some time to celebrate a cornerstone of Culver City uniqueness at The Ripped Bodice’s four year anniversary. Almost everything is free, you just have to take the first step (and find the parking).
1. Event: Sherocon Pop-Up Comic Con – Saturday, March 7, 2020
SheroCon is a one-day celebration of female comic creators, cosplayers and local sheroes who are making a difference in the world of comics and entertainment. Activities scheduled for the day include: An all-female artist alley, a cosplay contest, face painting, caricatures, hourly raffles, & make-up demos. Additionally, there will be a women in film panel discussion, one-on-one Q&A’s with female celebrities and writers from some of Hollywood’s biggest comic books & films.
Time: 12p.m. – 6p.m.
Location: Westfield Shopping Center
2. Event: The Ripped Bodice 4th Anniversary – Sunday, March 8, 2020
Celebrate Culver City’s – and the nation’s – only romantic bookstore this Sunday at their 4th anniversary! Get there early and be among the first 100 customers who receive a free goodie bag with a purchase.
Time: 11a.m. – 1p.m.
Location: The Ripped Bodice
Price: Free, Click on the banner ad or RSVP at www.therippedbodicela.com/events-and-tickets
3. Discussion: “In Search of Our Times,” a conversation about utopian thinking – Sunday, March 8, 2020
This discussion poses a few questions: can we survive without utopian ideas? Do we need an inspiring vision and sense of direction to take care of ourselves and our environment? How much dreaming is needed to shape our world? Featuring Thomas Small, a member of the Culver City Council, architectural writer, and chair of the Board of Jacaranda Music; journalist Christopher Hawthorne, a former LA Times architecture critic and the first Chief Design Officer of Los Angeles; Enrique Martinez Celaya, a painter, sculptor, author on art and philosophy, and physicist, whose artworks are exhibited and collected by museums around the world; and acclaimed author Cornelia Funke, a writer of children’s fiction with more than 20 million books sold worldwide.
Time: Reception at 2p.m., Lecture at 3p.m.
Location: The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
Price: Free, click on the ad for the Wende Museum to RSVP.
4. Opera: La Bohème at Grace Church – Sunday, March 8, 2020
Watch Rodolfo and Mimì sacrifice everything for art and love in a semi-staged performance of La Boheme at Grace Church. Since 1949, Guild Opera Company has introduced more than four million children to the magical world of opera. With the support of individual music lovers, as well as funding from corporations, foundations and government sources, Guild Opera helps students from kindergarten through grade 6 experience and engage with the one artform that encompasses music, theater, dance and visual arts: opera!
Location: Grace Church, 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230
5. AVPA Spring Musical: Chicago (High School Edition) – through March 14, 2020
When nightclub starlet Velma murders her cheating husband, and her friend Roxie gets tied up in prison, a media whirlwind ensues. Cue a generation’s greatest hits: Cell Block Tango, All that Jazz, Roxie. Make sure to bring the kiddies, this version is kid-friendly. And keep an eye open for Mary Sunshine, reporter for the Evening Star (!)
Time: Curtain at 7
Location: Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St., Culver City, CA 90230
Price: $15 general admission, students get a discount.