Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

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Mar
13
Wed
LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 13 @ 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

Mar
14
Thu
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 14 @ 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

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 14 @ 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

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 14 @ 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

Mar
15
Fri
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 15 @ 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

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 15 @ 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

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 15 @ 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

Mar
16
Sat
The La Ballona Elementary Safe Routes to School Project @ La Ballona Elementary School
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The La Ballona Elementary Safe Routes to School Project @ La Ballona Elementary School

The La Ballona Elementary Safe Routes to School Project will install a number of traffic safety improvements in the neighborhood surrounding La Ballona Elementary School to make it safer and more comfortable to walk and bike to school. Proposed improvements include:

    • Curb extensions at intersections to shorten pedestrian crossing distances
    • New ADA ramps to make it easier to cross the street in a wheelchair or with a stroller
    • New high-visibility crosswalks
    • New controlled intersections with median refuge islands on Washington Blvd.
    • New street trees and pedestrian-scale lighting
    • A new protected bike lane on Elenda Street between Culver Blvd. and Washington Blvd.

This project is funded through a California Active Transportation Program Cycle 2 grant and is scheduled to go to City Council in May 2019. Design and engineering work are currently ongoing.

The safety improvements around the La Ballona Elementary School and on Elenda St. will be displayed for feedback from the community on March 16, 2019 at the La Ballona Elementary School from 10:00AM to 04:00PM.

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 16 @ 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

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 16 @ 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

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 16 @ 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

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 16 @ 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

Mar
17
Sun
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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

Workshop Your Novel
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop Your Novel

Calling all aspiring authors! You’re invited to submit up to 5,000 words (20 pages) of a romance novel-in-progress (any sungenre) to our Romance Writing Workshop!

You will submit an excerpt from your novel-in-progress in advance so that all participants have time to read your work and complete a Workshop Critique Form. You will also receive a personalized critique from the workshop instructor with helpful tips to bring your romance novel to the next level. Hone your craft by giving critiques as well as receiving them!

How it works:

Once you have reserved your spot, you will receive an email with instructions and a deadline to submit your work.

You will be expected to read all other students manuscript pages and make comments for the author before the workshop itself. (A cover sheet will be provided for each manuscript which you may fill out–or, you can draft your own responses and feedback!)

On the day of the workshop, each author will receive a written manuscript evaluation from our resident romance novel book editor/writing instructor, Jeanne De Vita, with personalized feedback and critique. You will also receive feedback from a lively discussion from each of your peers in the workshop!

FAQ:

Are there limits to what I can write about?

YES! Please note, the content restrictions include those normally followed by traditional markets/Amazon. If you have questions, you may email the instructor directly: genie@geniebook.net. Please do not submit works that involve rape, abuse, potentially triggering topics, and absolutely no romance between an underage character and an adult. (No one under the age of 19/no high school students, unless both romantic leads are minors.)

We can’t wait to get you working on your romance novel!

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 17 @ 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

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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

Mar
18
Mon
“Fraud Hotline” Mystery, Etc.
Mar 18 @ 10:26 am

In March 2015, the Culver City’s Independent Auditor informed the City Council that it found deficiencies in Culver City’s internal controls, e.g., “Deficiencies in controls over cash receipts at the Police Department,” “Deficiencies in controls over bank reconciliations.”

Culver City’s July 2015 Request for Proposals # 1570 (Internal Auditing Services) sought, in part: “[A CPA firm to] Assist the City in establishing a tip line (fraud hotline) where employees could anonymously report areas of concern to them. … Provide recommendations for strengthening internal controls in order to … improve fraud detection and prevention.”

Moss-Adams LLP’s winning bid states, in part: “Moss Adams is experienced at establishing and managing a fraud hotline for city governments. … The cost of these programs has been tailored to the budgets of our clients, as well as the amount of hotline activity.”
Within one year of commencing Internal Auditing Services for the City of Santa Monica, Moss-Adams LLP published its “Enterprise Risk Assessment.” It states, in part: “It is a best practice to have an ethics hotline to provide a mechanism for employees and citizens to anonymously report potential instances of fraud, waste, or abuse. … [T]he City [of Santa Monica] established an ethics hotline and … provided fraud training….” (Emphasis added.) Santa Monica posted this report on its website.

In September 2016, Paulette Greenberg publicly addressed our City Council, requesting that it agendize a discussion of adopting an ethics hotline. The then City Council yawned.

Culver City’s June 30, 2017 Single Audit and Independent Auditors’ Report states, in part: “The City engaged an external audit firm to conduct a thorough review of its internal controls and enterprise risk assessments. … [T]he City will then modify its relevant policies and procedures to establish adequate controls and adhere to best practices. [¶] John Nachabr (sic), City Manager will be responsible for the planned corrective actions and the expected implementation date is June 30, 2018.” (Emphasis added.) Please recall, per Moss-Adams LLP, “best practices” includes “an ethics hotline … to anonymously report instances of fraud, waste, or abuse.”

Unlike Santa Monica, three years after engaging Moss-Adams LLP and paying near $100,000 for services, Culver City has NOT received an “Enterprise Risk Assessment.” Who is responsible for the humongous delay? Has Culver City been misleading its Independent Auditor as to the effectiveness of its internal controls and the use of “best practices”? Will there be an independent investigation? Will any heads roll?

At a minimum, this City Council should promptly agendize (for public discussion) the
establishment of an anonymous-fraud-waste-abuse hotline. A City-of-Kindness veneer is no shield from those who are tempted by easy access to public funds, e.g., numerous-multi-year misuses of Culver-City-issued-credit cards.

Hopefully, there is a new Sheriff in town. To be continued.

Les Greenberg, Esquire

Culver City City Council Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
19
Tue
Festival of Chariots: Annual Hare Krishna Celebration
Mar 19 @ 9:18 am – 10:18 am
General Plan Update Event
Mar 19 @ 9:18 am – 10:18 am

Culver City is getting ready to update its General Plan! Before the Fall 2018/Winter 2019 project launch, the City of Culver City is hosting a series of conversations about long-range planning and current city issues. Everyone in Culver City is invited to join in the discussion! Read a summary of the first event that was held in September, ‘We are the city.’ Read a summary of the second event that was held in October, ‘A city for everyone.’

Our third event will explore how we use our greatest public space asset: our streets. Are Culver City’s streets fostering the kind of community we want and need? Join Craig Hodgetts, co-founder of local design studio Hodgetts + Fung, as we explore the intriguing ways we exist in and move through urban space.

Complementary on-site child care and Spanish interpretation assistance can be arranged in advance. RSVP and confirm services needed for this event.

Veterans Memorial Building is located directly on Culver CityBus Lines 3 and 7 and the LADOT Commuter Express is a 5-10 minute walk from Culver CityBus Lines 1 and 5, Metro Bus 33 and 733, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus R12. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. There are also on-site bicycle racks available for parking your bike. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car, can access on-site parking accessible from Culver Boulevard.

DEWEY NICKS: POLAROIDS OF WOMEN BOOK SIGNING WITH DEWEY NICKS + PUBLISHER TOM ADLER
Mar 19 @ 9:19 am – 10:19 am

Please join us, noted photographer Dewey Nicks, and publisher Tom Adler
on Sunday, November 4th to celebrate the launch of Polaroids of Women

If you are not able to attend, you may order signed copies
of this utterly lovely book here.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
Mar 19 @ 9:19 am – 10:19 am
Cultural Affairs Commission @ Mike Balman Council Chambers
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
20
Wed
Committee on Permits and Licenses @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am
Mar
23
Sat
LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 23 @ 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

Cindy Pon Book Signing
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Cindy Pon Book Signing

Join us to celebrate the release of Cindy Pon’s new novel Ruse!

Cindy will be in conversation with local author Sarah Kuhn followed by a book signing.

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 23 @ 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

Mar
24
Sun
LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Mar 24 @ 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