The Friends of the Julian Dixon Libarary will host The Actors’ Gang in a reading of “Mephisto” Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City. A World War II-era play about a troupe of German actors, “Mephisto” has the Faustian story of an actor whose desire for renown leads him to pander to Nazi audiences. Adapted by Ariane Mnouchkine from Klaus Mann’s novel. Adults Only.
The Culver City High School Academy of Performing and Visual Arts will be holding performances of their Spring Musical from Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10 at the Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St., Culver City. The play will begin at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday and will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday. There will also be performances from Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16, all at 7 p.m. More information can be found at avpa.org.
The Wende Museum will be hosting a screening of the documentary “I am Sun Mu” on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Learn about the life of the North Koran defector Sun Mu, who harnesses the propaganda style art training that he received to question facets of the regime. There will be a Q&A session with director Adam Sjoberg following the screening. The Wende Museum is located at 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City.
The group Peer Action 4 Change presents their third annual Western Recovery Conference from Friday at 9:30 p.m. to Saturday at 8 p.m. at SHARE! Culver City, 6666 Green Valley Cir., Culver City. This conference is by and for people in recovery, mental health consumers, clients, and survivors to help in their individual battles against their own demons. Registration and more information on the event can be found at peeraction4change.org.
Agape Toastmasters will host an Open House from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Culver City Senior Center, Conference Room, 4095 Overland Ave, Culver City.
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Join Agape Toastmasters at its 38th Year Celebration, Saturday, March 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., tentative time, at the Culver City Senior Center, Conference Room
Celebrate the role of women in comics at SheroCon on Saturday, March 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Join faces like actress/stuntwoman Janeishia Adams-Ginyard, who worked on “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” as they celebrate women in comics with various booths and panels.
“The Guilty” will be screened Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. at the Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City. “The Guilty” is a film centered around emergency dispatcher Asger Holm. Confined to the police station, with the phone as his only tool, Asger is forced to use others as his eyes and ears to unravel the secret of a call from a frantic woman that was quickly snuffed out. Rated R.
Albert Vera Jr. will be honored at The Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at a private venue in Marina Del Rey.
The theme of the Gala is Come Sail Away. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers, silent auction, no host bar, and music by Ronnie Jayne. Dinner follows with music, a program, and a live auction. The cost is $135 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center located on the campus of Culver City Middle and High School.
For information on the event location, contact Sarah Carpenter at 310-837-3734.
The Culver City Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 13 in the Veteran’s Memorial Building Rotunda Room, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. with refreshments, and guest speaker Gilbert Saucedo of the National Lawyers Guild will be speaking about the situation at the U.S./Mexico border at 8 p.m. Meetings are free.
As part of Culver City’s celebration of the 25thanniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, Derek Gripper’s African string trio will be performing on Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City. The evening will feature extraordinary transcriptions of kora legends Toumani DiabateÌ and BallakeÌ Sissoko. The trio will also perform original and classical works from Gripper’s oeuvre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for seating.