Culinary Culver City: Dear John's

Dear John's fish and chips "among the best"

Culver City filmmaker hopes to finish ‘Refuse To Kill’

Conscientious objector documentary to be shown Saturday

Jon Stickley Trio brings eclectic style to Boulevard Music

The Jon Stickley Trio plays at Boulevard Music on Friday, Oct.6, and they should be in fine form. The second album, “Lost at Last,” has seen them make great strides with their accessible and eclectic take on gipsy jazz and bluegrass, and even a touch of hip-hop. This is a band that can pull in fans from many different markets, which offers them a huge advantage. We spoke to Stickley prior to the show to find out more…

Rashad gives tour-de-force performance in ‘Head of Passes’

Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s HEAD OF PASSES continues through Oct. 22 at the Mark Taper Forum and is brilliantly directed by Tina Landau.

Shalimar Indian buffet is shali-magic

The real joy of an Indian all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant isn’t the opportunity to stuff your stomach with food until you can barely lift your own water glass (although, truth be told, that’s pretty great). Rather, it’s a great way to sample a whole bunch of different dishes that you might not order under different circumstances.

‘View Upstairs’ musically salutes victims of an early anti-gay hate crime

‘View Upstairs’ musically salutes victims of an early anti-gay hate crime

‘Big Night’ changes course after senseless attack

In a town so obsessed with movie stardom, it’s no wonder Paul Rudnick’s new play BIG NIGHT has a built-in hometown audience of not only actors, but others in the industry who long to be rewarded for their efforts with the highest honor of all, winning an Oscar. Its world premiere, directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, continues onstage through Oct. 8, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

‘The Fantasticks’ enchants now through Oct. 8 at Theatre Palisades

There are many reasons why THE FANTASTICKS original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical which continues to enchant audiences around the world. Aside from it being a “Romeo and Juliet”-type story we can all relate to, but with a much happier ending, its most well-known song, "Try to Remember,” speaks to everyone wanting to go back to a time in our lives when all things were much more simple, romantic, and totally carefree.

Farragut North arrives; Avenue Q auditionsat Westchester Playhouse this weekend

FARRAGUT NORTH, opening Friday, Sept. 8 presented by Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, is a 2008 political thriller written by Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”), loosely based on former Gov. Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. president.

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