Written by Lisa Sanaye Dring with Rogue Artists Ensemble, directed by Sean Cawelti, stunt coordinator; Celina Surniak, puppet design by Jack Pullman and Emory Royston. Featuring J. Stephen Brantley, Tyler Bremer, Daniel Cuasay, Kelsey Kato, Zach Kumashi, Sarah Kay Peters, Corey Rieger, Abigail Somera, Miles Taber, Moll Wilson
‘Happy Fall’: A Queer Stunt Spectacular is an original highly immersive theatrical experience about a queer closeted stuntman’s journey to discover himself in a world of faux masculinity, unmasking the importance and danger of being true to oneself. ‘Happy Fall’ is based on true-life stories and direct testimonies, and illuminates issues of racial and cultural identity in Hollywood. The full production, set for a premiere in 2024, will come to life as an interactive stunt show, with life-size puppets, special effects and death-defying physical acts.
This reading will feature puppetry, stunt demonstrations, and talkbacks with the artists. Saturday’s morning reading will feature complimentary coffee and donuts to be enjoyed before the performance begins and will be followed by a FREE stunt workshop!
New play reading Performances: Fri, March 25, 2022 at 7.30pm
Sat, March 26, 2022 at 11am (arrive early to enjoy coffee & donuts)
Sign up to attend, tickets start at $5
RVSP to free stunt workshop, Sat, March 26, 2022 at 2pm
Hot Tip: If you’re attending the 11am performance and staying for the workshop, be sure to bring a little snack or picnic for yourself to partake in between activities.
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Garden Room, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230
In anticipation of the Fall 2022 opening of the Student Social Justice Center, and in response to the ongoing concerns about local hate crimes against members of the Asian American Pacific Island community, as well as continued awareness about incidents of racism and hate crimes within the South Bay area, El Camino College invites the public to join a “CommUnity Walk Against Hate” on campus Sat, March 26, at 10am.
Unified by the motto, “Hate Has No Home Here,” community members are welcome to join El Camino students, faculty and staff on the steps in front of the Administration Building at the Crenshaw Boulevard campus entrance at 10 a.m. for a one-mile walk around campus to show public support for diversity, tolerance, and human dignity.
After the walk, a free self-defense class for senior citizens will take place in the South Gym at 12pm.
Walk begins and ends at the Administration Building steps (Crenshaw Blvd. campus entrance). College officials, students and community members will be available to speak to the media.
Contact:Kerri Webb, Public Information Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-660-3406.
Square dancing is a wonderful opportunity to move aerobically to music, while having a lot of fun and making new friends. A new square dance class with a live caller/instructor will begin on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City, and run until June 29.
Square dancing does not require any special musical or athletic talent. If you can walk and shake hands, you can square dance. Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Come as a single person or as a couple. We have experienced partners for you if you don’t have one.
The class will meet every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:45 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building (SW corner of Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave.) in the Multipurpose Room, which is at the southern end of the building. The first class is free; thereafter classes are $10 per person. The class is open to new students on April 6 and April 13. After that the class will be closed to new students until the next session begin. Masks and proof of vaccination are required at all class meetings. Please bring water.
The class, which is sponsored by the Ribbons & Souls Square Dance Club, will teach Social Square Dancing (SSD). The SSD Program was developed in recent years in an effort to focus more on danceability and accessibility for a new dancer. In this program, a specific set of calls has been selected that will allow a new dancer to go from “never danced before” to “Saturday Night Dances, Here I Come!” within about 13 weeks of instruction.
For more information please call 424-286-0680.
The City of Culver City’s Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee invites you to appreciate Asian Americans as a community. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7 – 9.00pm, Veterans Memorial Building – Garden Room, 4117 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA, 90230.
Main Street’s Finest Eateries Come Together to Offer Tastings & Specials in this Interactive Tasting Event to Help Raise Money for Main Street Business Improvement Association and Fund Free Community Programming. This all-ages event, pet-friendly tasting event is a take on the classic board game, where every participating location you visit allows you to use “MAINopoly dollars” for food or beverage tastings, and earns you credit to fill your game board map for a chance to win free prizes. Throw on your top hats and monocles, get your “dice” ready, and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest eateries! A portion of all proceeds benefits the Main Street Business Improvement District.
Where; Main Street (10 blocks between Navy St. & Bay St.), Check-in location: Ashland Hill (2807 Main St.), When: Sunday, May 29, 12-5 pm
Santa Monica Place is partnering with Streetlet, an opportunity-matching and growth engine for small business owners and makers, to bring a pop-up Made with PRIDE Marketplace to the center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June. This unique retail marketplace is part of the annual SaMo PRIDE, a month-long citywide celebration focused on family-friendly displays and activities that safely celebrate the City of Santa Monica’s inclusive and diverse spirit. Once again PRIDE events will be anchored by “Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation that spans the Promenade and Santa Monica Place, illuminating the sky with a rainbow of colors to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, individuality, inclusivity and acceptance.
Made with PRIDE will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. Each business features local goods and services made, conceived, and curated in Southern California and all vendors are provided with a free space to activate and retain 100% of the sales.The Made with PRIDE Marketplace takes place every Friday-Saturday in June.
- June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and June 24-26
- Santa Monica Place is located at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, at Broadway and Third Street Promenade. The Made With PRIDE Marketplace is located on level one in Nordstrom Cour
Culver City, CA (June 8, 2022) – The Wende Museum is pleased to announce that a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Creative Community Center will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 4:00 p.m. at 10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.
Both published by Pasadena based Red Hen Press, Charles Harper Webb and Carlos Allende’s novels Ursula Lake and Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love are page-turners with refreshingly new takes on issues of masculinity and male friendships.
A creative writing professor at Cal State Long Beach, and long time resident of greater LA, Charles Harper Webb is also an award winning poet and has been described as one of Southern California’s “most inventive and accessible poets.” Webb also worked as a psychotherapist for over a decade and has a Ph.D. from USC in Counseling Psychology. It was partly his work as a psychotherapist that allows him to delve into the darker areas of the human psyche that he explores in Ursula Lake, a literary thriller set in the wilds of British Columbia. Ivy Pochoda has described it as “a rare novel that is equal parts lyrical and suspenseful.”
Carlos Allende lives in Santa Monica with his husband and is a media psychology scholar and a teacher in the Writer’s Program at UCLA Extension. Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love is a darkly comic novel for the angry and disenchanted. David Caplan, Executive Producer of The Conners has described it as “The most irredeemable and meticulously fashioned ne’er-do-wells I’ve ever rooted for. Murder in LA has never been such lurid, frothy fun.”
Together Carlos and Charles will discuss different aspects of the darker sides of masculinity, read from their works and sign books. If you are looking for something different to do this father’s day, come to the Village Well!
Opening the doors to a new feminist future, the new Women’s March Action Headquarters will be a hub for feminist politics. Activists and organizers can stop in any time for phone banking, text banking, postcard writing, and retail shopping that supports vital issues. In addition, Womens March Action with be partnering with candidates, elected officials, and community-based organizations to build power and make change.
On Saturday, June 25th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the public is invited to join the grand opening celebration of the Women’s March Action Headquarters, 1852 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, California for Mariachi music, food, art, and LA’s progressive feminist community! We will welcome our partners and volunteers to the space and kick-off our new home base for political actions!
We celebrate our return to the concert stage with a special free concert in memory of our late Music Director and Conductor, Frank Fetta. It will also be a belated celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday which fell in December 2020 and was overshadowed by national and global events. We are delighted to feature Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Shulman and pianist Rufus Choi in a program of major “middle period” works: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”, and Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67. Saturday June 25, 7.30pm at Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City, free entry.