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L e t t e r s great? Or slightly above average? Do developers have a soft spot for the neighborhood, or is it just business? If you are listening, developer of 2222 Louella Ave., I’ve seen your website and know you Developer, Please Do Better! have the ability to design and RE: “East Venice Squeeze,” build something great. I also see Cover Story, Jan. 25 you’ve done some crap. I Thank you for the article. encourage you to aspire to blend Nothing new for me, because this property into the neighborI live in East Venice on hood to the best of your ability. Louella Avenue, but interesting To create landscaping that’s not nonetheless. cookie-cutter. To use materials What’s unique about my block that don’t offend the eye. To be is that it might just be the last gentle. To be kind. And to not block in East Venice that hasn’t take up too much parking. been “squeezed.” Every single Graham Simon house is still old, still Venice. Still Venice “as is” — until last week, when I got a notice of demolition from FROM THE WEB the city for the house directly across the street from me. Re: “Music for the Soul,” I think it’s unfortunate that the Arts & Events, Feb. 1 last block standing is going to get I have heard insane things a new big, boxy, block-house. about Ryn Nicole and have been But at the same time, I’m excited following her music for a while. for the potential of something So excited to hear her perform! really cool and well designed. Bree My questions: How the hell do you know what’s going to be HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE ARGONAUT: built? Is there anything you can Send letters to do to help inspire and motivate letters@argonautnews.com. the developer to do something Perhaps it is time to revisit joefrank.com and listen to what hails from The Other Side. Tom Gianakopoulos Venice

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Contents

VOL 48, NO 6 Local News & Culture

NEWS

Arts & Events

WESTSIDE HAPPENINGS

Term Limits for Santa Monica? Watchdog backs ballot measure that would limit council members to serving 12 years . ................................. 6 Photo by Ted Soqui

McDonnell in the Middle Candidates for sheriff say the incumbent isn’t the reformer he promised to be ........ 8 Shark Spotted in Venice Eight-footer was stalking a whale calf near the Venice Pier, 100 feet from shore ............ 9

No Instruments Allowed This weekend’s Los Angeles A Cappella Festival builds community around the human voice ...................................... 14

THIS WEEK

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A Bigly Idea “Trump’s ABC” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s picture book for adults ........... 15

These 5 local couples prove that magic still happens in our crazy, mixed up world ....... 10

THE ADVICE GODDESS Mixed Emojis Texting can’t tell you much about a potential romantic partner, so don’t bother ............. 37

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Real Love

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Term Limits for Santa Monica?

Ballot measure would force council members to quit after 12 years By Gary Walker Ocean Park resident and retired telecom executive Mary Marlow is one of Santa Monica’s more active government watchdogs. Cofounder of the “follow-the-money” Santa Monica Transparency Project, Marlow recently took two city council members to task for apparent violations of an ethics law that prevents officeholders from accepting contributions from developers whose projects they’ve supported. Now Marlow is calling on Santa Monica voters to impose term limits on their city council members. Joined by Santa Monica City Councilwoman Sue Himmelrich, Marlow announced last week that she has filed paperwork to gather signatures for a city ballot measure that would limit council members to no more than three four-year terms. Members of the California Legislature, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and the Culver City and Los Angeles city ipsum councils are presently held toLorem term limits, and Marlow says Santa Monica is overdue. “Progressive cities across the state, including the city of Los Angeles, have for many years imposed term limits on their public officials. The Santa Monica City Council itself has recognized the need to

McKeown noted that he has been a longtime advocate of government transparency, including limitations on political contributions to candidates in city races. “I’ve championed clean public campaign finance laws in Santa Monica, only to be stymied by entrenched money, which distorts democracy. We need to provide financial support for genuine citizen representatives to lead our community, not just the corporate-sponsored or self-funding wealthy,” he asserted. There has been little research on the — Mary Marlow, Santa Monica Transparency Project impacts of term limits at a municipal level, but in 2004 the Public Policy Institute of increase voter participation and expand on the council concludes this November, California published a research paper opportunities for residents to serve in has been a political ally for Himmelrich about the legislative term limits that local public office. but disagrees with her about term limits. California voters enacted in 1990. The “Particularly when you have a part“We do have term limits — they’re called analysis found that term limits altered, but time council, [term limits] can provide elections,” McKeown quipped during a did not revolutionize, the type of legislaan opportunity for more people to get 2014 interview. tors who arrive in Sacramento. involved. And it creates more competitive “We’ve watched term limits turn Sacra“Specifically, Prop. 140 accelerated races and more interest in the races,” mento over to lobbyists and special trends of increasing female and minority she said. interests,” McKeown elaborated this representation that were already under In 2014, Marlow publicly challenged week. “Leveling the playing field for new way in California. Rather than representcandidates calls for getting money and council members Robert Holbrook and ing a new breed of ‘citizen legislator,’ privilege out of politics, not restricting Pam O’Connor over campaign contribuhowever, new members after term limits tions. O’Connor, a member of the council voter choice to retain experienced, behave a great deal like their precursors,” effective representatives.” since 1994, will complete her sixth term the analysis concluded. limit the terms of members of the city’s boards and commissions. It’s time for our city to align itself with other jurisdictions and join the good governance movement,” Marlowe said. Himmelrich, who as a candidate four years ago promised she’d leave after two terms, believes term limits would

this year. Holbrook retired later that year after 24 years on the council. “It’s about structural change,” said Marlow. “It’s not a level playing field right now, and I think term limits will level the playing field.” Twenty-year Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown, whose fifth term

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McDonnell in the Middle Candidates for sheriff say the incumbent isn’t the reformer he promised to be Photo by Ted Soqui

By Gary Walker The two men challenging the reelection of Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell are staking out opposite positions on how they would lead the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, leaving the incumbent in the center with a target squarely on his back. Retired L.A. County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bob Lindsey promises to restore deputies’ trust in top brass by eliminating what he calls “unjust and retaliatory” disciplinary measures under McDonnell. Current L.A. County Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva promises to clean out the remnants of “pay-to-play” high-ranking leadership from the days of Lee Baca and Paul Tanaka, the former sheriff and undersheriff convicted last year of obstruction of justice related to an FBI investigation into the abuse of jail inmates. Lindsey and Villanueva are slated to attend a candidate forum on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Marina del Rey — the first and possibly only Westside sheriff’s candidate forum ahead of the June 5 primary. McDonnell has a previous engagement in Washington

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D.C. and will not attend, according to his office. He could not be reached for comments on the race. According to February campaign finance reports, McDonnell has raised $326,300 in campaign contributions, compared to Lindsey’s $108,572 and Villanueva’s $14,484. After defeating Tanaka by a landslide in the November 2014 election, McDonnell spoke to The Argonaut about “restoring the shine on the badge” and “restoring the

trust of the public we serve and the pride and the morale of the men and women of the organization as well.” But Villanueva and Lindsey dismiss McDonnell’s talk of reform as empty rhetoric. They say he’s allowed a culture of favoritism and incompetence to persist in ways similar to how others in the department have described the Baca-Tanaka years. “Seeing how to reform the department with fresh eyes did not pan out for the

incumbent. Deputies are angry and confused, there’s a lack of leadership, and morale is extremely low,” asserts Villanueva, a 32- year department veteran. “I didn’t think that it could get any lower than it was with Baca and Tanaka, but McDonnell has done it.” Lindsey, who currently supervises security for the state superior courts, says his long history within the department —

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Los Angeles County Lifeguards spotted an eight-foot shark near the Venice Pier on Monday, about 100 feet from shore. While shark sightings in the Santa Monica Bay aren’t totally unheard of, seeing one that close to shore is reason for caution, they say. The sighting occurred at 12:35 p.m., and it appears the shark was looking for lunch. “It was stalking a gray whale calf,” Lifeguard Capt. Julio Rodriguez said. “We consider that to be aggressive behavior for a shark.” The shark was last seen off the beach where Market Street meets Ocean Front Walk. After spotting a shark, lifeguards make a threat assessment. “The things that we consider are its

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Shark Spotted Near Venice Pier size and, next, the behavior. We’ve seen sharks out here, but to see one this close to the Venice Breakwater is unusual,” Rodriquez said. They advise swimmers who see a shark to exit the water immediately and notify a lifeguard. Scientists at water quality nonprofit Heal the Bay have noticed more sharks coming closer to the coastline in recent years, which they attribute to more potential food sources flourishing in cleaner waters. “We try to remind everybody that sharks are an important part of the marine ecosystem. And as the water quality in the ocean has improved, we’re probably going to see them from time to time,” Rodriguez said.

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Woman Dies in Venice Motorcycle Crash Facebook photo

A motorcyclist died last week after striking a car while attempting a left turn onto Venice Boulevard three blocks west of Venice High School during rush hour. Police say Cassie Haakenson, 36, was turning westbound from Glyndon Avenue at 7:10 p.m. on Jan. 31 when she was struck by a late model sedan. Haakenson suffered multiple traumatic bodily injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from LAPD’s West Traffic interviewed the driver of the sedan, who stopped after the crash, and released the driver after determining the collision was an accident. “The motorcyclist appeared to have the sun in her eyes as she was trying to make a westbound turn,” said West Bureau Det. Garry McQueen.

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also 32 years — gives him the insight to know how to motivate the department’s nearly 1,000 sworn deputies. “I know exactly what’s happening inside of the department, and it’s in crisis right now,” Lindsey said. “The current sheriff has changed rules of discipline to take deputies and make them victims. They can’t do proactive policing anymore. Deputies don’t want to engage anymore because this sheriff leads by fear. Most deputies don’t fear discipline. … They fear unfair discipline.” Villanueva said that in addition to implementing merit-based management policies and higher education requirements for aspiring deputies, he’d fix low morale in the department by cleaning house at the top. “I expect a wholesale turnover of the

executive staff if I assume office,” said Villanueva, who initially gave McDonnell the benefit of the doubt. But, “By 2016 I realized that this guy is no different than the preceding sheriffs. He failed to read the terrain when he entered office and never ventured outside his own cadre of people and talked to his line staff.” Lindsey said he would “always be available to the community, and deputies will know that they have my support.”

A who’s who of Westside politics gathered on Santa Monica Pier last Saturday to rally support for protecting the Santa Monica Bay against the Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling permits along the West Coast. Congressman Ted Lieu, state Sen. Ben Allen, state Assemblyman Richard Bloom — all of them Democrats whose respective districts

include Santa Monica — were joined by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, as well as environmental activists from Heal the Bay and the student-led California Public Interest Research Group. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), author of a bill that would challenge any coastal drilling expansion, also spoke during the rally.

Local Killed in Newport Helicopter Crash A Santa Monica woman was one of three people killed when a four-seat helicopter bound for Catalina Island crashed into a home in Newport Beach on Jan. 30. Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, was general manager of The Standard hotel in West Hollywood and had previously worked at the Viceroy Hotel and the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. She and the other two passengers were headed to a retreat for hospitality professionals, according to National Traffic Safety Board Senior

Investigator Joshua Cawthra. The NTSB expects to release a preliminary report of its crash investigation as early as this week, NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said. The Los Angeles Times reports that the company operating the helicopter had been investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration last year for allegations of improper maintenance. “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our friends,” reads a statement by Standard International CEO Amar Lalvani.

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SPARKS FLY AT THE SANTA MONICA DMV Alma & Damien Petralli of Mar Vista Married 10 years “It was 2006. It was Fourth of July weekend and Damien was sitting right next to me. We were there for probably two hours and we didn’t say a word to each other, until this little girl came up and stopped right in front of us. She was so adorable and she just gave a beautiful smile at the two of us. And I looked at him and said, ‘She’s adorable, isn’t she?’

And he looked at me and said, ‘Yeah, she’s such a cutie.’ And then we started talking after that. And he said, ‘Well, what are you doing for the holiday?’ I said, ‘Oh, I’m not doing anything. My dad is in the hospital, diagnosed with cancer.’ He looked at me and said, ‘I’m so sorry you’re going through that because I lost my stepfather from cancer. It’s the most devastating situation you can go through. If you need someone to talk to, I can give you my number.’ At the time I was like, ‘I don’t know who this guy is.’ But I remember the first time we looked at each other I thought, ‘He’s got these beautiful eyes.’ So I said, ‘Why don’t you give me your number and I’ll call you.’ He said, ‘OK.’ And I left.  And then three days later, I was going through this horrible situation at the hospital. And I remember the guy I met at the DMV and I said, ‘You know what I’m

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going to call him and I’m sure he’s going to understand what I’m going through.’ And I called him. … We met for coffee at the Coffee Bean in Santa Monica at 9th Street and Wilshire. We talked every day after that. I had this connection with him. … Within a week or two of us meeting, he showed up at the hospital at two in the morning and he left me a message. He said, ‘I just wanted you to know that I can see how you’re feeling and what you’re going through. I wanted to be here and support. I brought you some tea. ... I left the tea for you where the security guards are, and hopefully you can get it.’  I was blown away. I just felt like he was the only person — other than my family — who was really truly there. ... We eloped in 2008 and we have a baby. He’s three years old.” — As told to Christina Campodonico by Alma D. Petralli

FIREWORKS IN THE MARINA Mary McGrath & Erika Cole of Culver City Together 25 years “I had been single for about two weeks, suffering from a dysfunctional relationship with five years in. Erica had been single for about a year and also coming from a dysfunctional relationship. Two of our friends had talked to each of us regarding one another and one friend said, ‘You know you and Erica would really get along,’ and to Erica they said, ‘You know, I think you’d really like Mary. I think you would just be a great fit.’  One of them was a therapist, so of course she knew everything. And she was actually right! We met at a Fourth of July barbecue where Erica was living and she had four dates set up for that night. I didn’t have any. So, one by one, she blew off all


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these dates and I thought, ‘I guess I’m the lucky winner!’ I was too shy to ask her to go see the fireworks by myself, so I asked a group of people and this other person came along. I was kind of happy that she did and not happy at the same time. So, we went to the fireworks in Marina del Rey at Burton Chace Park. Then she asked me to go up to Micky’s in West Hollywood and have a drink, so we did. A month later, I said ‘What are you doing pay rent over there [in Hollywood]? Why don’t you just come over here?’ So she came over [to the Westside], and that was that. We’ve been together for 25 years since.” — As told to Kelby Vera by Mary McGrath

‘A VENICE LOVE STORY’ Flower Miller-Fowler & David Fowler of Venice Married 15 years We’re both born and raised here in Venice. And still live here. Dave’s six years older than me, but we both were kind of in the same circles. ... I didn’t know him that well until maybe I was in my early 20s. And we were just friends. We were both dating other people. When I was 26 years old, he asked me to a concert and I was like, ‘Uh, I don’t know. We’re just friends, but hopefully he doesn’t think about me like that.’  I told

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him I had tickets to Cake and coincidentally he goes, ‘I have tickets to Cake.’ So he’s like, ‘I’ll drive.’ So we go to the concert and we were on the dance floor and he just like turned my face and kissed me. And this may sound corny, but it’s so true — it’s like fireworks! And I fell in love with him with one kiss!  

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We’re still very, very grateful to live right here in Venice. Our daughters go to the same school that we went to — Coeur d’Alene Elementary. My oldest now goes to Venice High. It’s just kind of like a Venice love story.” — As told to Christina Campodonico by Flower Miller-Fowler

“You learn a lot living with a grateful person, an appreciative person.” — Alley Mills We’ve been together ever since, and that was 18, 19 years ago. We were married on Aug. 20, 2002. And then exactly a year later, on that same date we got married — to the hour — our daughter Violet was born. ... And then a few years later, we had twins, Maile and Malia. The love story between is yes, we’re in love, we’re still together, and we’re super, super happy. But I’ve been in remission from Stage 3 cancer for three years and two of our daughters have Type 1 diabetes. And this all happened around the same time. I had no hair, no eyebrows, no eyelashes, and he’s like, ‘You’re so beautiful!’   We’ve been through all these sort of real heavy, crazy times but it has not dampened our spirits or our love.

ROCK AND ROMANCE Babette Labeij & Dimitri Veltkamp of Marina del Rey Married 14 years “We moved here for work for the music industry, which is how we met. My husband is seven years older than I am. I was 16 when I first met ... well, not really met. I went to a concert. He was a really famous bass player in Europe. He was in one of the bands I went to see. I came in and I was just immediately in love, like you can be as a groupie kind of thing.  And I told my friend, ‘He’s going to be my husband.’ She started laughing. At that time he was already in a relationship and it was like looking at your idol,

so it didn’t make sense. Then, when I turned 20, we started playing in the same band, so we started touring together. And although I was already in love from the moment I saw him, I tried to look cool and be the cool friend in the band. And then it became a romantic thing. Now, 24 years later, we’re living in Los Angeles and have a daughter, who’s 18.  Dimitri already played a lot in America, so the first time he came here, he came back home to Europe, where we lived at the time ... and he said, ‘I’ve been to Venice — Venice Beach. This is the place where I want to live.’ … But every time we went on a holiday here, we stayed in Marina del Rey. And we fell in love with Marina del Rey. So one of our dreams became moving to Marina del Rey. And then I got a job opportunity for ‘The Voice,’ so it was 1 + 1 is 2. In Holland and in Europe, we were living a lot without each other. He was touring. I had my school, my television career. So we were always on the road. We were not playing in the same band anymore, so our time together was sometimes difficult. Everything depended on the holidays together.  So when we decided to move to the marina, we became more like a family and we had to depend way more on each other, because it was a totally new (Continued on page 12)

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other as they tell their life stories — from the time they first meet to childhoods experience. … It made us realize that we marked by traumas, testing boundaries are strong together, that we can overcome and breaking rules. Mills, a child of all these situations. It made our bond even divorce, was a troublemaker at an elite stronger. That’s what happened when we Manhattan prep school; Bean, fleeing his came here.” alcoholic mother, bused tables as a teen to — As told to Christina Campodonico by afford a room of his own. Babette Labeij An independent streak runs through both life stories — Mills as a single working actress for much of her adult life; Bean as ANSWERING LOVE’S CALL a blacklisted comic during the McCarthy era (over chasing a girl, he says). But both Alley Mills & Orson Bean of Venice found that missing piece, so to speak, 27 Married 25 years years ago when the couple and Mills’ Orson Bean and Alley Mills admit mother met at a play reading in Hollythey’re an unlikely pair. Best known for wood held by Mills’ co-star on “The playing a 1960s housewife on 1980s teen Wonder Years” Dan Lauria. dramedy “The Wonder Years,” Mills, 66, “I always thought she was a fox,” says is a Baby Boomer. Bean, almost 90, is a Bean, recalling the first time he laid eyes member of the so-called Silent Generation on Mills. “When I saw her, I moved in. … (though the famed wit and entertainer is I moved in pretty strongly.” known for being anything but). Mills also felt an immediate attraction, Yet something they share, in addition to but remained cautious. their home on the Venice Canals, is a “I just thought he was vibrant, and rebellious streak. hilarious, and really smart, and really “If we’d known each other as kids, we great,” says Mills. “But my radar was out, would have been best friends,” says Mills. being 40 years old. He sounded very That sense of camaraderie resonates married to me, because his kids lived with throughout the couple’s new biographical him [at the time] and he didn’t mention a play “Alright Then” (a follow up to wife. … Then when my mother told me, Bean’s solo show “Safe at Home”), as we were walking to the car, that she’d playing at Pacific Resident Theatre asked him if he was married and he said, through March 25. ‘No.’ … I immediately put his card by my On stage, they tease and console each bed. I thought, ‘Okay. I really, really like

this guy.’ I kind of thought this really could be the one. Like, right away, I thought that.” Some heavier reservations came later, when Bean asked Mills to marry him. Mills hesitated with a reply, knowing that their age difference might one day leave her a widow, but ultimately did not let the thought deter her. “I realized,” says Mills, “that the reason I was single at the age of 40 is because the people that I kept picking were people that I was never going to able to be intimate with, truly. Every single one of the guys was trouble. I realized that I was afraid of intimacy because of so much disappointment in my childhood, and so much … I don’t know if trauma’s the right word, but betrayals and things that had hurt me in the past.” For Bean, Mills’ “yes” — which arrived in an envelope wrapped in a Brooks Brothers sweater on Christmas Eve 1991 — was a relief. “The days were like weeks, and the weeks were like months,” recalls Bean of waiting for her answer. “It was an eternity.” But a wedding soon followed in 1992, when the couple married in a backyard ceremony, catered with the dish from their very first date: meatloaf and mashed potatoes. “[Alley] said, ‘I want to be a June bride.’ … We settled on April,” Bean quips dryly. Jokes aside, the couple hopes that their

play — their story — shows that marriage is serious business. “I think there’s a huge difference between living together, which so many young people do today, and getting married. When you really understand that marriage is a public statement of the fact that you are committed, that’s what gets you through the times when she is driving you nuts,” says Bean. “Or he,” adds Mills. Kidding aside, “I love the way that he looks at things. It always surprises me,” she says. “I love to laugh with him, and it makes me grow because he’s a very grateful person. You learn a lot living with a grateful person, an appreciative person. It really makes you want to be positive all the time, look at things in a different way, even really sad things, and really weird things.” “Several times a day, she walks in from another room and I’m startled at how beautiful she is. I’m just startled,” adds Bean. “I really feel like I’m the luckiest sonuvabitch on the face of God’s green Earth.” — Story by Christina Campodonico “Alright Then” plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 25 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Tickets are $25 to $34. Call (310) 8228392 or visit pacificresidenttheatre.com.

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By Bliss Bowen The mainstream success of Texas vocal group Pentatonix, NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Bravo’s unscripted “Sing It On” and the three “Pitch Perfect” movies has thrust a cappella performance into the spotlight. But with musicians continually challenged to find venues hospitable to live music, and audiences conditioned to expect highly produced sounds, what has driven that success? “People are conditioned to recorded music being so produced,” agrees Tom Keyes, executive producer of this weekend’s Los Angeles A Cappella Festival. “When they’re able to hear a stage full of voices, all of which are probably excellent singers technically just within their own right, performing at such a high level, I think that’s unexpected and also pleasant to realize that there are still great singers out there. “With live music, you’ve got that energy exchange between the group and the audience. When you have singers, there’s no instrument in front of them; it’s just them. So I think it’s even more personal than instrumental music in that regard. A very human connection.” Produced by the nonprofit Contemporary A Cappella Society (casa.org), the festival initially launched in 2009 as UCLA Bruin Harmony’s Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, and then, after the Bruins reached out for assistance, was officially taken over by CASA in 2011. Taken as a whole, the festival presents a multigenerational and stylistically varied view of a cappella, although beatboxing defines contemporary a cappella more than traditional doo-wop sounds. “It’s primarily beatboxing,” Keyes acknowledges. “We are not exclusive to groups that use a rhythm section, so to speak, but that tends to be what we attract. We’ve had limited success with barbershop groups and classes, but the barber-


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“Trump’s ABC” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s picture book for adults By Bliss Bowen What better way to satirize our president’s notoriously limited attention span and juvenile temper tantrums than with an itty bitty-hand-sized board book of cartoons for adults? That is the cleverly executed conceit behind Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes’ “Trump’s ABC.” Just published by Fantagraphics, the book will be the subject of a conversation between Telnaes and acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist (and former “Seinfeld” and “Six Feet Under” writer) Bruce Eric Kaplan at Diesel Bookstore on Tuesday night. Captioned with nursery-style rhymes, each colorful page represents a letter in the alphabet and headlines that have made this an administration like no other: “B is for brand and access they’ll buy” captions an on-point drawing of Trump opening the Oval Office door to grinning sheiks and businessmen bearing bags of money. “Fake news” (“created for cash”) is represented, along with pussy grabbing, multiple marriages, nepotism, separation of powers abuse and Vladimir Putin. Oh, and Xanax (for us, not him).

“Even though it’s in the guise of a children’s book, I wanted it to have issues in it,” says Telnaes, who studied character animation at Cal Arts and worked at Walt Disney Imagineering for a few years before she started paying attention to the

separation of powers, obviously. So I really tried to get those into the pages of this.” Trump’s an easy target for cartoonists because he’s so flamboyantly odious, and Telnaes’ witty drawings cleanly pin

“Even though it’s in the guise of a children’s book, I wanted it to have issues in it. I wanted to point out the things that maybe not everyone is focusing on because it’s more fun to talk about a tweet that has ‘covfefe’ in it.” — Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes news. A political awakening guided her to editorial cartooning. “I wanted to point out the things that maybe not everyone is focusing on because it’s more fun to talk about a tweet that has ‘covfefe’ in it,” she says. “I actually am most concerned with conflict of interest, with his family and the business. ... That concerns me with the

down physical characteristics like his elaborate comb-over, the red tie, the orange tan and the way he holds up his (“itty bitty”) fingers during speeches. More vitally, they capture intangible behavior. She says her caricatures feel true because she studies who her subjects are as people. “I always approach caricatures as who

the person is inside. I really need to get to know who the person is, and then the caricature comes out of that,” Telnaes explains. This isn’t the first time she’s sharpened her pens on presidents or weighty issues. In 2001 she won a Pulitzer Prize for cartoons that mostly covered the 2000 election. The Iraq War provided more grim inspiration. One of her most powerful statements was expressed in a cartoon depicting then President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney roped in chairs before reporters peppering them with questions about the invasion of Iraq, above a caption reading, “When interrogation methods do result in saving American lives.” She has been working with the Washington Post since 2008. Telnaes does — pardon the pun — draw lines for herself around taboo subjects. For instance, an individual’s personal religious beliefs are off limits, although she considers religious organizations that insert themselves into the political process fair game. (Continued on page 16)

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“The problem is, especially in the last few years, religion has become politicized,” she observes. “Several years back when we had the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, I did a lot of cartoons, and of course I got a lot of criticism from people saying I was attacking their religion. No, I wasn’t. I was attacking the leaders of the institution — that’s different.” More recently, she submitted a cartoon during the Charlottesville protests that her editor held back. She understood his reasoning. Tensions were high at that time, and the visual metaphors that are an editorial cartoonist’s stock in trade can be highly charged. The basic cartooning language that those visual metaphors inform is shifting, as our society becomes more and more oriented toward visual storytelling. When was the last time you saw a cartoon use a phone with a telephone cord as a punchline? Younger audiences don’t necessarily know what those look like, and cartoonists as well as editors need to be mindful of timing — in terms of each generation’s cultural norms as well as current events. Telnaes worries that people “don’t know what visual metaphors are” or the language of editorial cartooning. While discussing the 30th anniversary of the

Ann Telnaes isn’t pulling any punches in “Trump’s ABC” Hustler v. Falwell case, as well as Trump’s ongoing attacks on the press, she says she places the responsibility for educating readers on editors. “If editors are not choosing good editorial cartoons, and they’re not defending them and explaining why, then you have readers still misinterpreting them, getting outraged and demanding they be pulled.” Until recently, Telnaes served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. She gave up that

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position at the beginning of the year, although she is still involved with the organization. “My big mission was gonna be to make sure that none of us ended up in jail,” she says with a laugh. “I guess I succeeded even though it wasn’t through my efforts — it was just because Trump doesn’t read! [Laughs] Isn’t that funny?” Indeed. The reading level required for “Trump’s ABC” is reportedly within the abilities of the president whose “execu-

tive time” seems dominated by tweeting and television viewing, and the book is funny. But 45’s infamously thin skin is bound to get pricked. Ann Telnaes discusses “Trump’s ABC” with Bruce Eric Kaplan at Diesel Bookstore (225 26th St, Ste. 33, Santa Monica) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Call (310) 576-9960 or visit dieselbookstore.com and anntelnaes.com.


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Sausal’s Angry Mussels are steeped in a chili cream broth cauliflower taco bursts with disparate flavors and textures, like chia seeds, cashew crema and pepita-habanero mixta (pumpkin seed and pepper). A more traditional choice, the pork al pastor sings its own tune as well, achiote marinated and studded with pineapple. For those heeding the call of the nearby sea, the “angry mussels” steeped in a chili cream broth will satisfy that craving. Adventurous eaters can also look to the sky for inspiration and order the duck mole enchiladas. The short rib picadillo empanadas are supreme comfort food, rounding out a menu that offers something for just about everyone. While some of the food at Sausal harkens backward, much of the menu reflects today’s

vegetable-forward California flavors, with fresh, seasonal ingredients featured in interesting ways — like jicama slaw with radish and mint, and caramelized Brussels sprouts with shrimp powder. Not all great restaurants seem to care much about sweets these days; the offerings often feel like an afterthought. Not so at Sausal. Pastry chef Natasha MacAller consults with chef/ (Continued on page 18)

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Stunning new Kentwood Home “Brand new stunning Coastal Cape Cod home with classical beauty located in most sought after street in the entire North Kentwood,” says agent Amir Zagross. “Featuring 5 bedsrooms + 5.5 baths and nearly 3,800 sf of living space situated on an oversized 7,400 sf lot. Perfect open floor plan with two guest suites situated on the first floor, and 2 en-suite bedrooms and a spacious master suite upstairs featuring private balcony, spacious dual walk in closet, large Euro-tub, and rain shower. Dramatic two story foyer entry with wainscoting and crown molding throughout, leading to an open floor plan living room. Gourmet kitchen anchored by a large center island, and generous family breakfast nook with custom made cabinets and high end stainless steal appliances. The entire house is wired with Adobe 5 Wi-Fi control sound system throughout, surveillance camera system, low voltage and media lines. Both floors enjoy 10 ft coffered ceilings and soffits with decorative LED lighting throughout. Super spacious backyard with tall fence and hedges, grass and outdoor seating with plenty of room for pool and spa addition. Make this home your personal paradise.”

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Loc in Stonehaven community, fully updated 3BR 2.5BA townhome is move-in ready

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Probate: 330 S. Oak St, 3Bd,1Ba,Fixer. Court date Feb 20 w/ overbid price $491,900

Probate: 540 Nectarine St,2Bd, 1Ba,Fixer. Court date Feb 20 w/ overbid price $342,800

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6265 Mosley Ave | 2BD 2BA | Comfortable elegance in this Ladera Heights Traditional

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3/2 $979,900

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Open House Directory listings are published inside The Argonaut’s At Home section and on The Argonaut’s Web site each Thursday. Open House directory forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off. To be published, Open House directory form must be completely and correctly filled out and received no later than 12 Noon Tuesday for Thursday publication. Changes or corrections must also be received by 12 Noon Tuesday. Regretfully, due to the volume of Open House Directory forms received each week, The Argonaut cannot publish or respond to Open House directory forms incorrectly or incompletely filled out. The Argonaut reserves the right to reject, edit, and/or cancel any advertisng at any time. Only publication of an Open House Directory listing consitutes final acceptance of an advertiser’s order.

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Offered at $1,579,000 Stephanie Younger, Compass 310-499-2020

Offered at $1,199,000 Jesse Weinberg, Jesse Weinberg & Associates 800-804-9132

Dazzling Views

traDitional Home

“Nestled in a verdant setting, this Cape Cod home offers gracious living at its best,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “With hardwood floors sunlit by oversized windows, the open concept living room is the heart of the home. Enjoy company in the family room, or step outside to enjoy the backyard and patio space. The converted garage offers a spacious studio perfect for an at-home office or creative space. The master suite and three additional bedrooms boast natural light and plenty of storage space.”

“Watch the boats in the marina from this freshly painted and staged single-story, two-bed condo,” says agent Jane St. John. “This property is perfect for that buyer who wants dazzling views in the quiet southern Marina del Rey location. Adjacent to the open living room is a den and a corner office area. Unique to most peninsula properties, there is direct access to the sand from the side kitchen area. Other features an inside laundry room, patio area with a spa tub, three parking spaces, and dual AC units.”

Offered at $2,695,000 Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-577-5300

“Warm and sophisticated, this townhouse-style three-bed, three-bath, unit is in the desirable Carabela,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “Located on a cul-de-sac street, the open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. The living room features hardwood floors, a cozy fireplace, and sliding glass doors that open to an oversized patio. Upstairs boasts a master suite with patio access, an en-suite spa-like bath, and a walk-in closet. Live in modern comfort with all the benefits that Playa Vista has to offer.”

“Comfortable elegance abounds in this Ladera Heights traditional,” says agent Janet Singleton. “The remodeled kitchen offers a large breakfast area and lots of storage. Loads of windows welcome the sunlight into the living room with a brick fireplace. A lovely formal dining room lets you entertain large parties. Other details include remodeled bathrooms, and an enclosed patio. This is a must see.” Offered at $875,000 Janet Singleton, Coldwell Banker 310-722-0679

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The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A Q: Is this a housing bubble? How can I know when it’s the right time to sell? A: What a question. I am asked this question multiple times a day. If I could accurately predict the exact timing of the next market downturn, I promise I would share it with you. Here is what I do know:

at bay despite conventional wisdom, and the comparatively higher and increasing yields of the bond market are likely contributors to the investor sell-off.

The real estate market in the Los Angeles area has achieved all-time record high prices, surpassing the previous record highs right before the 2007 market crash.

This is a time defined by uncertainty. Although the current political climate is pro-business and touted as contributor to a thriving economy, many individuals are not seeing this translate to money in their pockets. With wages rising at a slower rate than housing expenses, and changes in tax treatment impacting net income, many are unsure of their financial health and how it may change in both the near and distant future.

The stock market has also been on a roll, the Dow hitting record highs, with people asking the same questions — is it too good to be true? Will the stock market crash? Market investors received a reality check this week when on a single day, the Dow dropped almost 1,600 points, the largest point decline in history within a single trading day. Concerns over inflation, which has been generally kept

Is it time for you to sell? It depends on your very personal circumstances, and because of that, my evaluation for each client differs. As we witnessed with even the very severe market crash that began in 2007, real estate remains an excellent long term investment. If you are in a position to hold your property in the face of a downturn for a period of approximately ten years, there is certainly

When too many people are asking if the market is too good to be true, it’s probably approaching time for some form of correction.

no reason to panic. If you intend to live in your home for that amount of time, enjoy it! Depending on your finances, this is why it may even be a smart decision for you to buy. On the other hand, if you are expecting to retire, relocate, or your home is your life savings and you may need to access it within a ten-year period, it is certainly worth considering whether it is in your best interest to cash in on this unbelievable Sellers’ market. If you are staying in your home only out of excitement and optimism that it may be worth more next year, give it some thought, and consult with your financial planner- look at the worst case scenarios and plan for them. We know what today will bring, but can’t be sure of tomorrow. Can you afford to “let it ride”? I have watched many clients through several downturns of both real estate and stock market take heartbreaking losses, usually because they were not sufficiently diversified, and because they believed they would recognize a potential decline

in value before anyone else, and sell at that perfect moment in time. I’ve rarely seen that gamble pay off. As always, my advice is to consult with professionals and make thoughtful, educated decisions regarding your financial future. Whether you decide to keep your home or take the money and run, having a plan and confidence in that plan will get you through either scenario and keep you calm. Namaste, my friends.

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not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2017 361892 The following persons is (are) doing business SB Works 1519 6th St apt 208 Santa Monica, CA. 90401 Sharon Bloom 1519 6th St Santa Monica, CA. 90401: This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/20/17. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant SHARON BLOOM Owner Argonaut published: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2018 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.

or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Monique Christine Muro. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: December 26, 2017. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut. Dates: 1/25/18, 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18

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Miriam Wenger, known to the community as ‘Mimi’, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018. The longtime spouse of late photographer Greg Wenger, both were raised in New York City, and both were born at same New York City hospital — Mimi on Aug.15, 1931, as Miriam Sheinberg, and Greg on Oct. 30 of same year. “It was the Great Depression, and people couldn’t afford middle names,” Mimi would joke to her family. Active with Marina del Rey Historical Society in her retirement, “Mimi was the behind-the-scenes prime mover archiving photos taken by Greg or acquired from County of Los Angeles,” says Marina del Rey Historical Society past president Willie Hjorth. “Her catalog system would eventually organize 34,000 photos.” Mimi was also an active volunteer at the society’s History Gallery at Fisherman’s Village. Mimi previously worked at UCLA Medical Center in the Student Health Division, and later as assistant to branch manager at Marina Bank on Washington Boulevard. During a vacation to California during Christmas holidays of 1968, Mimi, Greg and their two sons Howard and Stuart first visited Marina del Rey. Returning home to Long Island, the family survived the Blizzard of ‘69, made plans to relocate, and by September of that same year moved to Venice — and soon after that to Marina del Rey. It was on a walk through their Villa Marina neighborhood in late November 1971 that they remarked to each other how they wish there could be a local paper. Lying on their doorstep as they ended their stroll was Volume 1, Number 1 of The Argonaut. Mimi’s husband Greg Wenger contacted Argonaut publisher David Asper Johnson, who hired Greg as the newspaper’s photographer. Mimi is survived by two sons, Howard and Stuart, daughters-in law Deb and Kathy, grandchildren Kirsten, Jillian, and Natalie, and great-grandchildren Ally, Evelyn, William ‘Liam,’ and Charlee. A celebration of life and scattering at sea of both Mimi’s and late husband Greg’s ashes will happen in the coming months, date to be announced.

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club is open to the public. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. baycitiescc@gmail.com Los Angeles Real Estate Investors Club, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Star of “Flipping Nightmares” and “Flip this House” Armando Montelongo speaks about his career as a residential real estate investor and teaches how to find, fund, fix and flip homes profitably. Meet more than 25 real estate specialists at the vendor expo from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., Third Floor Ballroom, West L.A. Free; RSVP required. (310) 792-6404; lareic.com Burning Heart Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m. L.A.’s own Burning Heart Bluegrass bring guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and doghouse bass to Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. No cover. (310) 390-7800 Del Rey Neighborhood Council Meeting, 7:15 p.m. The local advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org Live Music Thursdays, 9 to midnight. Discover new bands by the beach. A different blues, reggae, rock or hip-hop artist is featured each week. Surfside, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com

Friday, Feb. 9 V-Day Shopping & Movie Night, 4 to 9 p.m. Bring blankets, pillows, snacks and vino for this backyard patio movie screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Come early to shop the trunk show featuring brands from France, New Zealand and L.A. All guests receive a $15 Enze gift card. The movie screens at 6:30 p.m. Enze, 1507 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $15. facebook.com/enzeapparel Nesbitt Variety Band Concert, 5 to 7 p.m. Live jazz, blues, soul and pop at Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. facebook.com/ NesbittVarietyBand “Coming Home From Combat,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. This community conversation covers how veterans talk about their experiences in combat, how they relate to others after returning from war, feelings of isolation that many veterans grapple with, and the institutions in L.A. that are available to support those who served. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $70. centertheatregroup.org Runway Mardi Gras, 6 to 9 p.m. Let the good times roll at Runway Playa Vista’s Mardi Gras celebration, with wine, craft beer and food trucks featuring authentic flavors from NOLA. Kids can create masquerade

Experience Cuba through the arts at LMU’s Cuban Arts and Culture Celebration. SEE SATURDAY, FEB. 10. masterpieces at the Craft Camper, and eight-piece brass ensemble Mudbug Brass Band plays New Orleans dancing tunes. Runway Playa Vista, 12775 Millennium Dr., Playa Vista. Free admission. (310) 862-9461; runwayplayavista.com Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Marina City Club Quasar Room, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Mark at (562) 508-0260; facebook.com/toastedfridays SongWriter Soiree, 7 to 11:30 p.m. (Sign up at 6:30 p.m.) Show up and prove your talent, then stay to support

your fellow singers and musicians during the open mic each Friday at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to participate. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com Romantic Dinner Cruise, 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Find romance between the sea and the sky with spectacular views, a special Valentine’s Day menu and music for dancing. This 2.5-hour cruise makes for a quick romantic getaway. Yacht boards 30 minutes before cruise. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $87.95 to $150; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; hornblower.com (Continued on page 34)

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The Academy of Music and Performing Arts at Hamilton High School presents the classic Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows musical about hustlers, gamblers and dames mixing it up in New York City and Havana. Now playing at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 17 at Pattiz Concert Hall, 2955 S. Robertson Blvd., West L.A. $10+. tinyurl.com/hamiltonguysanddolls

Cameron Tagge and Irish Giron in “An Illegal Start” Au Naturel:“naked” @ Odyssey Theatre Is it possible to view the nude body in a non-sexual way? Choreographer Corina Kinnear explores the idea with the aid of movement, an art installation, a photo series and live music by the indie band Silent Scream. Expect nudity. Two performances only: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 8 and 9) at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $15 to $25. (866) 811-4111; odysseytheatre.com Luck Be a Lady:“Guys and Dolls” @ Hamilton High School

Table Manners:“Hands Across the Sea” @ Pacific Resident Theatre February’s Theatre Fare, a monthly reading series, features a reading of Noël Coward’s “Hands Across the

Disaster Duo:“Moon Over Buffalo” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre Fictional fading stars Charlotte and George Hay attempt to impress Frank Capra when he comes to town, but everything goes awry when their daughter and her oblivious fiancé arrive. Closing Soon: Last shows are at 8 Photo by Craig Schwartz

Two Peas in a Pickle: “An Illegal Start” @ Santa Monica Pier The merry go-round in Santa Monica’s historic Looff Hippodrome serves as the backdrop for this Santa Monica Public Theatre production about two young men who find refuge in an abandoned amusement park and strike up an unlikely friendship. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 10 at the Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $30. (310) 458-8901; Search “An Illegal Start” at eventbrite.com

The Hell of War:“Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre Elliot Ortiz is a soldier, like his father and his father before him, but none can share their experiences of war in this play by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes. Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 25 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $70. (213) 628-2772; centertheatregroup.org

Sea,” a light take on the pitfalls of entertaining. One performance only: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 13) at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidentheatre.com

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p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9, 10 and 11) at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Ages 13+. $20 to $23. (310) 828-7519; morganwixson.org Boiling Point:“The Crucible” @ Westchester Playhouse The Kentwood Players present Arthur Miller’s classic drama on infidelity in Puritan New England, the Salem Witch Trials, and the dangers of following the herd. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 17 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org Shared Histories:“The New Colossus” @ The Actors’ Gang Tim Robbins directs this bold play featuring ancestral stories from The Actors’ Gang ensemble that delve into 300 years of struggle, survival and forced migration. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 24 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $20 to $34.99. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com

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Fireside Concert Series: Orchestra Santa Monica Woodwind Quintet, 8 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a cozy evening of classical music in front of an open fire. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. milesplayhouse.org “Casablanca” Screening, 8:15 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Considered one of the greatest movies of all time, “Casablanca” stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as former lovers who must choose what’s right over each other. Every show begins with pipe organ music, an audience sing-a-long and a comedy short followed by a 15-minute intermission and then the feature screens. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $10. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, Feb. 10 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade + Festivities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual revival of Venice’s Mardi Gras celebrations, a tradition that dates back to Venice founding father Abbot Kinney, steps off from Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk at noon. The Venice Ale House (2 Rose Ave.) is open at 10 a.m. for pre-parade festivities, and Surfside (23 Windward Ave.) hosts a post-parade dance party from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring New Orleans food and live music by Venice’s own The Gumbo Brothers. Steve Eustace and Colleen Saro are this year’s king and queen. Search “The Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade” on facebook.com for updates.

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Town Hall with Congresswoman Karen Bass, 10 a.m. to noon. The West L.A. Democratic Club hosts a town hall with Bass, who represents parts of Culver City, Del Rey, Mar Vista and parts of West Los Angeles. Light refreshments will be served. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. $5 suggested donation. westlademocrats.org Flight Path Museum Second Saturday Speaker Series, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aerial reporter and photojournalist Stu Mundell talks about how he combined his passion for aviation and reporting news into a successful career. Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy, Westchester. Free. (626)4247284; flightpathmuseum.com Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater, 10:30 a.m. Ilene Cohen entertains with her puppet, Woody, and his puppet friends with stories to tickle the funny bone. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. Ages 3 to 7. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com “Click, Clack, Moo I Love You” Storytime, 11 a.m. Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this story from the “Click, Clack” series. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; barnesandnoble.com

School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. artistsandfleas.com Venice Brazilian Bloco Carnavelesco, noon. Join Brazil Arts Connection for a colorful and family-friendly procession down the Venice Boardwalk celebrating Mardi Gras and Brazilian Carnaval. Face painting, costumes and masks are encouraged. And don’t forget your beads! The parade begins at Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk and concludes at Windward Avenue. Free. brazilartsconnection.org Cupid’s Undie Run, noon to 5 p.m. This pants-optional party and a “brief” mile-long fun run raises money to find a cure for neurofibromatosis. Costumes are cool if being outside without much on isn’t your thing. The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. cupids.org Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, noon. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic wood-fired adobe community oven. Pizza cooks in 90 seconds. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; westchestercommunityoven@gmail.com

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Laissez les bon temps rouler! The annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade returns to the boardwalk in grand style. SEE SATURDAY, FEB. 10. PAGE 34 THE ARGONAUT February 8, 2018

Katalyst Jazz, 8 p.m. Inglewoodbased future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte Speakeasy, followed by DJ Shiva spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, electronic and dance music at 10 p.m. DJ Vinyl Don spins upstairs at

10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com Fireside Concert Series: “Dance by the Fire,” 8 to 10 p.m. Dancer-choreographer Angela Todaro brings some of the finest dancers to the Fireside series. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. milesplayhouse.org

Sunday, Feb. 11 Hollywood Gamechangers, 10 a.m. to noon. A panel of Jewish women working in Hollywood discuss their personal careers, what they do to promote positive images of Jewish women on screen, and how they are smashing the glass ceiling. Includes a light brunch. The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Suite 102, Santa Monica. $20. jewishwomenstheatre.org Music at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. L.A. band Mayaztek intertwine cumbia with songo, rock steady, Latin jazz, reggae, troba, rumba and ska for a multicultural concert. Santa Monica Farmers Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. smgov.net “The Current Situation and the Way Forward,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sholem Community hosts this community discussion on the Israel and Palestine situation and what part American Jews can play. Doors open at 10 a.m. with coffee and bagels served. Westside Neighborhood School, 5101 Beethoven St., Del Rey. Free. (310) 839-4288; sholem.org Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B dance concert by Floyd & The Flyboys. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Music and Comedy at UnUrban, 1 to 7 p.m. Performances by Almost Vaudeville (1 to 4 p.m.) and Mews Small and Company (4 to 6 p.m.) precede the Screenwriting Tribe workshop Meetup group at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com Sofar Sounds: Culver City, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live


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Monday, Feb. 12 Jazz Jubilee, 3 to 5 p.m. Sonic experiments and improvised live music begins at 3 p.m., followed by an avant-garde jazz film screening at 3:30 p.m. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com Culver City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. City Hall of Culver City, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. culvercity.org Writers Blok, 7 to 10 p.m. Writers Blok provides everything needed for a productive writing evening: space, WiFi, outlets and the implicit peer pressure of fellow writers. Open writing with tea and coffee from 7 to 9 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman talks about his daily process and ways to keep your work moving forward at 9 p.m. followed by a Q&A. Writers Blok, 1001 18th St., Santa Monica. $12. writersblok.org

Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m., followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221; facebook. com/westendsalsa

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Theatre Fare Play Reading Class, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Every second Tuesday of the month, participants hold readings with PRT artists. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-8392 Westchester Senior Citizen Center Club, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Come for

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By Carl Kozlowski As a graphic designer for the prominent Westside architecture firm Marmol Radziner over the last 26 years, Robin Cottle has seen the company grow into a powerhouse that fuses natural elements with inventive designs to create properties that draw worldwide attention. Yet it’s her work as the chief designer for the firm’s unique line of “architectural jewelry” that has brought her even greater fulfillment. Cottle’s latest line, the Stone Collection, blends architecturalgrade brass plated in 18-karat gold with an array of handpicked stones — the pieces fabricated in small production runs by the firm’s in-house metal shop in El Segundo, normally used for custom architectural hardware and furniture. The Stone Collection and the company’s earlier lines of rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets have grown popular enough to be sold through 11 online retail sites and nearly 100 brick-andmortar stores across the U.S. and in Canada, Australia and Japan. Not bad for an idea that was born from the fact that Cottle’s husband, firm co-founder Ron Radziner, loved wearing a piece of metal he found on the street as a cufflink. “He always loved it, a long, long time ago, and many years later, he has a firm with a metal shop and a cabinetry shop, and they’re doing their own construction,” explains Cottle, who lives in Mandeville Canyon with Radziner and their two teenagers in a home he designed. “He says to somebody in the metal shop,

The Stone Collection combines nature’s handiwork with architectural fixtures ‘Hey, can you make me a cuff like this?’ and described it like the metal piece he found. That was the first Marmol Radziner cuff. He showed a client, who admired them; I saw and wanted them, but as something different because it wasn’t fitting me properly. Several architects and I got together and asked if we thought they could make a few pieces, and before you know it we had a line of jewelry.” Cottle believes that a key to the success of the jewelry lies in the fact that the architects came up with “an irregular pacing” to the designs that parallels what Radziner does with his lighting designs for rooms. The jewelry was originally having designs that had a distinctive absence of stones, yet maintaining small holes that drew onlookers to wonder why there were no stones. “Then one day I found a piece of broken mirror on the ground and kept it because it had beauty from the organic quality of it, and I placed it on one of our rings and saw it was really beautiful,”

recalls Cottle. “That’s the aesthetic that interests me. I started going to gem shows and discovering irregularly faceted pieces of rutilated quartz.” A native of Chicago, Cottle moved to Los Angeles in time for high school and earned an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. Prior to jewelry design, she focused her passion on print and graphic design for film and television, with a focus on typography. She now heads a five-person design team as they explore new ways to bring stones and metals together. “My biggest challenge was: How do you make these architectural-grade materials wearable? How do you cut them, slice them up and finish them to be jewelry?” asks Cottle. “How do you also bring it to another level, where something happens with the form and you can bring it to another place? It’s a fascinating challenge I always love learning to do.” See more of Cottle’s work at marmolradzinerjewelry.com.


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Mixed Emojis all sorts of information is getting “bloop!”ed back and forth. However, you end up missing some vital elements — tone of voice, emotion, body language — that you’d have in person or even FaceTiming on your phone. People shrug that off: “No biggie … I’ll just see all that stuff when we meet.” Well, Back in, say, 539 B.C. in Sumer, there’s a problem with that. if you wanted to tell somebody “Nature,” it’s said, “abhors a vacuum,” and it seems the you were “laughing out loud,” human brain isn’t so hot on it, you’d have to dispatch your either. Research by neuroscieunuch across town with the entist Michael Gazzaniga message on a cuneiform suggests that when people tablet. Okay, so the “tablets” lack information, their brain are way more tricked out these days, but oh, how far we helps them by making up a narrative that seems to make haven’t come. sense. So there’s a good Texting can be a great way chance your brain is going to to get to know somebody be your helpful little servant — somebody who can’t talk on the phone because they’re and fill in the missing bits — hiding in a closet from kidnap- with ideas about a person that may not correspond all pers in a Liam Neeson movie. that closely with reality. However, assuming neither of In other words, you’re acciyou is in immediate danger of dentally onto something with being sold into sex slavery by your dislike of textathons. That the standard swarthy Hollysaid, the telephone isn’t the wood terrorists, you should hold off on any textathons until best way to get to know somebody, either — not even after you put in some solid via FaceTime, which only gives face-to-face time. you a partial picture. That’s Sure, in texting, it seems like I’m dating again now and annoyed by how texting’s become the way you get to know somebody you might want to go out with. I type all day at work. I’ll talk on the phone, but the last thing I want to do when I’m off is type text messages. --Contrary Millennial Woman

why I think you and anyone you’re considering dating should communicate minimally online or by phone and get together in person ASAP. Ideally, your first date should be three things: cheap, short and local — making it low-cost in time, money and, on some occasions, “lemme outta here, you sick pumpkin latte-slurping degenerate!” (Apologies to any degenerates who don’t befoul their latte with autumn Febreze.) Tell guys your preference, and don’t be swayed by texting aficionados who insist that you simply must engage in marathon text sessions before meeting somebody … because … because safety! Sure, meet your dates in public places (rather than have them pop by your place so they can zip-tie you and stuff you in their trunk). The reality is texting somebody till your fingers bleed is not the equivalent of an FBI report on their trustworthiness, though it will leave you well-prepared to testify at The Hague on their war crimes against the apostrophe.

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Kinking Outside The Box My wife and I have our differences in bed. Let’s say that I like A and she likes B. So we alternate — A one time and B the next — meaning we’re each only satisfied half the time. Is this a smart compromise? — Curious Relationships do take compromise — especially when one of you’s in the mood for foreplay with whipped cream and strawberries, and then a glance at the calendar reveals “Oh, crap. It’s Medieval Torture Device Monday.” As for whether your sex compromise is “smart,” that depends. Research by social

psychologist Shelly Gable finds that in a relationship, you can do the exact same activity on your partner’s behalf — say, picking up their thumbscrews from the welder — and have it be good or bad for the relationship, depending on your motivation. Couples in Gable’s studies were happiest when partners’ efforts for each other were driven by “approach” rather than “avoidance” goals. “Approach” involves moving in a positive direction, making an effort for positive reasons — such as barking like a gibbon in bed because you love your partner and want them to be happy. “Avoid-

ance” involves doing it to prevent rejection or conflict (like being exiled to the couch for three days). An “approach” approach to sex, especially, appears to pay off. Social psychologist Amy Muise found that partners who took pleasure in giving their partner sexual pleasure “felt more satisfied and committed” both at the time and three weeks later. The message in all of this? A smart sex compromise runs on enthusiasm for rocking each other’s world in bed — even if the thing your partner’s into plays for you like “How ‘bout we sneak out to my car for a quick endoscopy?”

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave, Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. ©2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Alkon’s latest book is “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Follow @amyalkon on Twitter and visit blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon.

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Santa Monica City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m. The council meets every other Tuesday at Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., Santa Monica. smgov.net Women’s Sailing Association, 6 p.m. Stacie Straw speaks about her experience growing up and sailing in Marina del Rey, and winning the 2002 Women’s Match Racing Worlds as tactician for Liz Bayliss. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., a light dinner at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:45 p.m. Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. RSVP to rsvp@wsasmb Mar Vista Community Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The elected advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council

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two sets of organ trio jazz at TRiP, meets the second Tuesday of each 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. month at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com marvista.org Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Election Forum, 7:15 p.m. The Villa Marina Council hosts a community forum for L.A. County Sheriff candidates in the upcoming election. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP required to Allan (310) 569-6333 or dr.allanz@verizon.net The Brig Band Concert, 9 p.m. Every Tuesday enjoy Back of The Hand All-Stars at Surfside Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com Tuesday Night Jazz, 9:15 p.m. The Julian Coryell Trio hard grooves for

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Wednesday, Feb. 14 Santa Monica Oceanaires Singing Valentines, various times. The Westside’s premiere men’s a cappella chorus will send a barbershop quartet to deliver a card and sing two songs to your Valentine. $50 if ordered before Feb. 11. (323) 247-SING; oceanaires.org L.A. County Small Craft Harbors Commission Meeting, 10 a.m. The county commission meets the second Wednesday of each month and reports to the Board of Supervisors about the operation and management of Marina del Rey. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (424) 526-7777; beaches.lacounty.gov Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131; toastmastersspeakersbythesea@gmail.com Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites Unkle Monkey perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar, with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com

Angela and Jenny are readying a new EP Jenny and Angela bring Roses & Cigarettes back to Harvelle’s with a full band Roses & Cigarettes singer Jenny Pagliaro and guitarist Angela Petrilli, who named themselves after a favorite Ray LaMontagne song, are returning to Harvelle’s Friday for a rare performance with their band (longtime bassist/ producer Mike Lyons, guitarist Carl Osterloff and drummer Vic Vanacore). There’s an inevitable sense of celebration about this show, and not just because they recently exceeded their goal for the Kickstarter campaign funding Roses & Cigarettes’ sophomore album, due this summer. Once a regular presence at local watering holes like Sonny McLean’s, Pagliaro and Petrilli were compelled to hit the pause button after releasing their first album in 2015 when Pagliaro was diagnosed with cancer. Music has been a healing weapon for the gutsy metavivor, whose health battle

is ongoing, and she and Petrilli have continued writing, recording “live in the living room” videos for fans, and making short tours to Austin, Nashville and Pennsylvania. Their jubilant onstage chemistry is palpable, heightening the sense of occasion at their shows. They’re currently readying an EP, “The Acoustic Sessions,” for release next month. Expect to hear tracks like “Echoes & Silence” Friday, plus four tunes from the forthcoming album. R&C shows tend to sell out at this venue, so best to get tickets early. — Bliss Bowen Roses & Cigarettes headline at Harvelle’s (1432 4th St., Santa Monica) at 9 pm. Friday, Feb. 9. They’ll be followed onstage by the Smokin’ Kills. Tickets are $10. Call (310) 395-1676 or visit rosesandcigarettes.com.

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Who says college has to end when you graduate? The pants-optional Cupid’s Undie Run also raises money for a good cause. SEE SATURDAY, FEB. 10. L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring the Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com Valentine’s Special TRiPTease, 10 p.m. Burlesque dancers, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Thursday, Feb. 15

Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Each Wednesday night, anyone can sign up to do a four-minute comedy set or perform two songs. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800

Positive Aging Series: Living Well with Asthma, 2 to 3 p.m. Living in an urban area with poor air quality and out-of-control seasonal wildfires create dangerous health and wellness conditions. A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health professional shares important information on managing asthma in older adults. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; colapublib.org

Culver City Democratic Club Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Meet the Democrats running for city council in Culver City this year. Light refreshments. Culver City Veterans Building, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. Free. culvercitydemocraticclub.com

Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the thriving art, culture and entertainment scene in Venice with some of the artists and merchants who make it happen. Surfside Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. $5; RSVP venicechamber.net

Rusty’s Rhythm Club Swing Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Fabulous Esquires Big Band brings authentic swing music from the ’30s and ’40s to life for Valentine’s Day. A half-hour beginner class happens at 7:30 p.m.(no partner needed), followed by live music and a deejay $15 cover, includes the class. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606 5606; rustyfrank.com

Serving Up Comedy, 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring a new lineup of standup comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com

Pop Quiz Team Trivia, 8 p.m. Each Wednesday, take part in a friendly game of trivia while enjoying a burger and any of 20 beers on tap. Tompkins Square Bar & Grill, 8522 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. No cover. (310) 670-1212; t2barandgrill.com

“In Focus: Mozart & Brahms,” 7:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s newest chamber music series highlights the works of Mozart and Brahms with Brahms’ Horn Trio, his String Sextet in B-flat major and Mozart’s D Major Flute Quartet. Moss Theatre, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $49. (213) 622-7001; laco.org

Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of

Sofar Sounds: Santa Monica, 7:45 to 10 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a

secret location in Santa Monica. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its long tradition of turtle-racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119; brennansla.com Howl, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A dance party featuring music by Venice’s own LoboMan and his special guests. DJ Vinyl Don spins at 10 p.m. in the Townhouse bar. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Galleries & Museums Eat Art: Emily Van Horn, opening reception 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Eat Art presents abstract paintings by local artist Emily Van Horn and portraits of Venice artists by photographer Debbie Zeitman at Wabi Sabi, 1635 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. eatartvenice.com “Daisy Chain,” through Feb. 25. Sam McKinniss assembles paintings inspired by images of Los Angeles’ movie stars, pop icons and landscapes into a “fantasia of greeting card images” exploring the city’s underbelly of cults, murder, suicide and drug addiction, as well as the metropolis’ glamorous allure. team (bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945; teamgal.com “Moldando Pedra Dura” and “Tools of the Trade,” through March 3. Brazilian painter and mural artist Rodrigo Branco presents his eclectic and colorful paintings, exploring his own life’s narrative through the discovery of family photographs. Carmen Spera’s “Tools of the Trade” showcases hyper-realistic glass sculptures, playing with ideas of magic and illusion. Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station E3, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-6990; loislambertgallery.com Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar @argonautnews.com.


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