Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

This Culver City calendar includes Culver City Board & Commissions meetings, cultural events, and more.  Email events@culvercitycatalyst.co to include your event on the Catalyst’s Culver City calendar.

Culver City Calendar

 

Apr
3
Wed
Sally Thorne and Friends @ The Hating Game and 99% Mine
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sally Thorne and Friends @ The Hating Game and 99% Mine

TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

The Ripped Bodice is thrilled to host Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game and 99% Mine.

Sally will be joined by authors Christina Lauren and Alisha Rai for a conversation about their work moderated by Maureen Lenker from Entertainment Weekly. Following the talk, all of the authors will sign books.

We have a limited amount of space for the talk. Once those tickets are sold out, there will be tickets for just the signing portion of the event.

All tickets include a $5 credit to be spent at The Ripped Bodice on the night of the event.

We expect this event to be extremely busy. We strongly recommend that you preorder your books so that you can ensure you have the titles you want. You may bring 3 total books from home to get signed.

Civil Service Commission @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

Apr
4
Thu
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

Apr
5
Fri
Music at the Wende: PIANO SPHERES presents Vicki Ray: “21 Bricks” @ The Wende Museum
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
Music at the Wende: PIANO SPHERES presents Vicki Ray: "21 Bricks" @ The Wende Museum

This event is now at capacity. To join the waitlist, please email info@wendemuseum.org.

7 p.m.: Reception
8 p.m.: Concert

Vicki Ray and composer/performer Stefan Carow collaborate on a new work about an old phenomenon – a metropolis split by a concrete wall. The evening will explore the terrains of music, spoken word, film and improvisation.

About PIANO SPHERES
PIANO SPHERES supports and encourages the composition and performance of major new works for the piano. It enlarges the piano repertoire by commissioning new works and sustaining a concert series that focuses primarily on works by contemporary composers.

About Music at the Wende
Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed Southern California musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection. For the full schedule, click here.

This event is now at capacity. To join the waitlist, please email info@wendemuseum.org.

The concert series is generously supported by the Music at the Wende Donor Group.
This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

Apr
6
Sat
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 2:30 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

Apr
7
Sun
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

Apr
8
Mon
Culver City City Council Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
9
Tue
Mayor Thomas Aujero Small – State of the City Address @ Robert Frost Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mayor Thomas Aujero Small - State of the City Address @ Robert Frost Auditorium

The City of Culver City, in cooperation with Culver City Chamber of Commerce and Culver City Unified School District, invites you to join Mayor Thomas Aujero Small as he presents the 2019 State of the City Address on Tuesday, April 9. The Mayor will share the City’s most recent accomplishments and present several key projects and programs that impact the community. There will be entertainment, and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

The State of the City Address will be held at the Robert Frost Auditorium, located at 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City. Networking and mingling will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the program promptly starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Please consider walking, biking or carpooling to the event! Parking is available in the Culver City High School and Culver City Middle School parking lots. Consider taking a Culver CityBus to the Mayor’s State of the City event! Line 3 drops you off at Braddock Drive and Overland Avenue. Line 7 drops you off at Culver Boulevard and Elenda Avenue.

Please contact the City Manager’s Office at 310-253-6000 or email the City Manager’s Office, if you have any questions.

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King