Reflecting the Concerns of the Community January 19-25, 2000 Vol. 1, Issue 31

Wednesday, November 19, 2008





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And Now for the Next 1000 Years, A Group Effort opens at one of the more interesting sites at Bergamot Station - furniture as art, The Gallery of Functional Art, through March 12, (310) 829-6990.

“Blacksmith/Bird of Paradise,” two contrasting exhibitions by LA artist Jeff Gambill, Rosamund Felson Gallery, Bergamot Station, through Feb. 5, 2000, (310) 828-8488.

Lawrence Lebo appearing at Santa Monica College on Friday Jan. 21

The Body Beautiful: Artists Draw the Nude (1440-1850), chronicles how European artists represented the human body over the course of 400 years, The Getty Center, through February 27, (310) 440-7300.

Ceramica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th Century, more than 300 Mexican clay works, will include Metepec portrait pitchers, Michoacan pineapple jars, Oaxacan blackware, and ceramic dolls, through January 30, 2000, California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, (310) 392-8537.

Foundry to Finish: in the studio of Adriaen de Vries, explores the lost wax process of bronze casting through the work of the Dutch sculptor. The Getty Center, through April 9, 2000, (310) 440-7300.

Group Show Salon Exhibition, Multi-Media, featuring D. Anderson, A. Bray, N. Cooper, D. Kaplan Evans, J.M. Fernandez, C. Ford, B. Grossman, C. Hanzakos, F. Harper, K. Keel, S. Keane, P. Klowden and more, T.A.G., The Artist Gallery, through Jan. 29, (310) 829-9556.

Integrated Circuitry, an Exhibition of Artists' Progressive Invitations, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, 1734 21st Street, through February 13, (310) 829-7391, ext. 325.

Life Stories: A Performance Workshop, "A nine-week autobiographical writing class, utilizing exercises to create the freedom to write intuitively. Workshop culminates with a performance. Tuition $110, Beyond Baroque, through March 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kerry James Marshall's "Mementos," a requiem to the 1960's, specially the Civil Rights Movement, also offered: educational and outreach programs, as well as the Evening Salons Series, through February, 2000, Santa Monica Museum of Art, (310) 586-6488;

“Nautical Bob,” Richard Sedivy’s new series of “paired relationships in diptych form depicting boats, ships, canoes and other small vessels as primary images of change, movement and transition,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, through Feb. 19, 2000, (310) 828-1133.

Prince of Egypt: The Making of the Animated Film, Drawings, Paintings and Film Stills, through January 30, 2000, The Skirball Cultural Center, (310) 440-4500.

“Poppomostarculture,” Scott Katano’s new show that examines the language of popular culture, its words, colors. Forms, textures and values, Ruth Bachnofner Gallery, through Feb. 12, 2000, (310) 829-3800.

Shock of the New, with Juror Peter Frank, Center & Wurdmann galleries; '99 New Members Group Show (new members from '99 screening can submit two works: juried by 825 exhibition committee, Gallery 825 (825 La Cienega), through February 18, (310) 652-8272.


Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. January 19-23. The Skirball Cultural Center, $31 and $35 for single tickets/student rush, $10, public rush $20, (310) 440-4515.

Community Events

Family Workshops, Storytelling in Spanish and English. This month's theme is "Drawing Family Stories." 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., advanced reservations required. Orientation Talks are presented every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 2 (in Spanish), and 2:30 p.m. The Getty Center, (310) 440-7300;

Malibu Orchid Society meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, Pacific Palisades Women's Club, (310) 454-8221.

Steve Meltzer's solo show Puppetelo! Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Santa Monica Puppet & Magic Center's new home 1255 2nd Street, Santa Monica. For ages 3 and up. $6.50 per show. (310) 656-0483.

Thursday, January 20

AARP holds meeting with City Councilman Michael Feinstein, 1:30 p.m., Third Floor Community Room at Santa Monica Place, (310) 586-0049.

"Acupuncture & Herbs for Respiratory Conditions," offered Free by Yo San University of Traditional Medicine, presented by Doris Owanda Johnson, 1314 2nd St., Room 202, (310) 917-2202.

Drawing in the Dark, Leon Kossoff's studies from Nicolas Poussin, in conjunction with the exhibition, Poussin Landscapes, The Getty Center, 7 p.m., (310) 440-7300.

Carl Hiaason converses with Kinky Friedman about his new novel, "Sick Puppy," The Writers Guild, 135 S. Doheny Drive, 7:30 p.m., 9310) 335-0917. 

Moxie! The Santa Monica Film Festival rolls out new independent films, beginning at 7 and 9, (310) 289-1744.

Photo LA 2000 previews, with reception, 6 - 9 p.m., $40. The exhibit runs through Sunday, $12 for a day pass, $20 for a three-day pass. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, (323) 937-5482.

Sneak Preview of "The Cup," which will be released on January 28, UCLA Film and Television Archive, 7:30 p.m., (310) 206-FILM.

Friday, January 21

Open and Featured Poetry, Midnight Special Bookstore 8 p.m., (310) 393-2923.

Point-of-View Gallery Talk, LA artist Gronk discusses the museum's paintings collection, enrollment limited, sign up begins at 4:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Getty Center. (310) 440-7300.

2-4-1, solo comic monologues on pop culture, Highways, 8:30 p.m., through Jan. 29. (310) 315-1459.

Saturday, January 22

Patricia Arquette, Greg Germann and Roma Mafia read stories and David Shannon signs. Every Picture Tells a Story Bookstore. 7525 Beverly Blvd., 5 p.m., (323) 932-6070.

Internet Uses For Translators. A seminar sponsored by SCATIA (Southern CA Translators & Interpreters Assoc.). $25 members, $40 non-members. Holiday Inn Burbank. 1p.m. to 5p.m., Tel: (818) 725-3899.

Claude Chabrol tribute, "Innocents With Dirty Hands," featuring at interview with the French director by critic Jean Douchet, UCLA Film and Television Archive, 7:30 p.m., (310) 296-FILM.

The Hemlock Society of Los Angeles discuss "Pain," specifically in the terminally ill, Forbes Hall of the Unitarian Church of Santa Monica, 1721 Arizona Ave, 1 p.m.

Michael Kenna's intimate photographs of European gardens; Hilary Brace's charcoal drawing and pastels, reception for the artists 10 a.m. to noon, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through February 26, (310) 828-6410.

Memories Lost, new drawings by Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Randal Haworth. A portion of the proceeds will go to SHARE, Inc., which serves the needs of abused or disabled children. Also, Transitions, new paintings by LA based Keehong Kim, reception 6 to 9 p.m., BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station, through February 6, (310) 315-9502.

Progress, a large-scale sculpture/performance installation wherein a multi-chambered white rectangular box acts as a labyrinth. Artist Martin Durazo escapes from one situation to another, with two surveillance cameras, Cherry, 2411 Glencoe in Venice, through March 5, (310) 880-2790.

Rod and Custom Show, featuring vintage cars, including a 1934 Ford 3-window coupe, a 1933 Roadster, a 1923 T-bucket and a 1931 Ford Tudor sedan, $7 adults/$5 seniors/$3 children under 16, Museum of Flying, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., (310) 392-8822.

Richard Shelton, A Survey: 1967-1999, opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Frumkin/ Duval Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-1850.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, a Theatre Forty production, starring Ed Martin and Mark Bradford Hill (also the producers), closes Februar0y 20, (323) 936-5842.

Shock of the New (see above listing) reception: Saturday, 1/22, Gallery 825 (825 La Cienega), exhibit through February 18, (310) 652-8272.

Spirit in the Sky, as part of the "Comedy Project: Comedy and Commentary for the New Millennium," with performances by Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, Michael Patrick King, Julia Sweeney, Taylor Negron and Moon Zappa, The Skirball Cultural Center, 8 p.m., (310) 440-4500.

UCI MFA Reading Series. From the highly reputable UCI Graduate Writing Program, readers will be Jonathan Farmer (poetry) and Jenny Jordan (fiction), Midnight Special Bookstore, 7 p.m., (310) 393-2923.

Sunday, January 23

God is my Straight Man, performed by stand-up comedian Jim Underdown at the meeting of Athiests united, social period begins at 12:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 1 p.m., The Center for Inquiry West, 5519 Grosvenor Blvd, (818) 785-1743.

The Linux Users of Los Angeles [LULA] hold their monthly "Install Fest". The Linux operating system is widely thought of as the only rival to the Microsoft monopoly and has been endorsed by Ralph Nader. Bring your computer and let LULA experts help you activate this free and powerful operating system. More info: Midnight Special Bookstore, 10:30 a.m., (310) 393-2923.

Our Little Blue Planet: Performance and Art Workshop for Tu B'Shvat - The Jewish New Yar of the Trees, with artist Paul Tracey, $5 per child, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2 p.m., (310) 440-4636.

Carol Givner reads from and signs "Steam Heat, " Dutton's Brentwood Books, 2 p.m., (310) 476-6263.

Monday, January 24

Teletubbies Activities, can be found by logging on to this site, which requires Flash,

Tuesday, January 25

Chip Ward will read & discuss "Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West." "Chip Ward's evolution into an activist fighting to protect the Utah desert is a lesson for all those who want to stop the poisoning of their communities". - Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Midnight Special Books, 7:30 p.m., (310) 393-2923.

Peter Nichols reads from and signs "Voyage to the North Star," Dutton's Brentwood Books, 7:30 p.m., (310) 476-6263.

Wednesday, January 26

Beginning Internet User's Series, for beginning Internet users. Subscribe to the mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to with SUBSCRIBE as the subject, Midnight Special Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., (310) 393-2923.

Janet Sternburg and Ruth Weisberg read from and sign "Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer," Dutton's Brentwood Books, 7:30 p.m., (310) 476-6263.

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