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Weekly Culture Collection is a column that gives the best things to eat, see and do near Pepperdine, Malibu and the surrounding Los Angeles area. It’s like The New Yorker’s Goings on About Town section but not as high-brow, and there is no dandy with an eyeglass. It also has nothing to do with New York.
This week’s Culture Collection gives a cursory overview of nearby thematic productions, movie screenings, exhibits and bizarre culinary provisions.
Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, beginning at 3:30 p.m. — 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu, CA 91302
The 1987 horror comedy film “The Lost Boys” will celebrate its 30th anniversary via a camping excursion in the Santa Monica Mountains. “The Lost Boys” is, perhaps, a prelude to “Twilight” for the millennial generation. It’s a campy vampire flick about two brothers fighting a gang of vampires. An outdoor camping experience will provide the opportunity to experience the vampiric milieu in real-time, exposed and outdoors in the frigid Malibu fall nights.
Through Oct. 27 — Santa Monica Pier
Every Friday in October is the chance to indulge in films — both tried and true classics like “The Princess Bride” or new cinematic marvels like “La La Land.” Co-produced by Eat See Hear, Front Porch Cinema is a free event for cinephiles to enjoy an outdoor movie at the Santa Monica Pier.
Through Dec. 31 — 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
As part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, now through Dec. 31, the Hammer Museum at UCLA will be exhibiting “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985.” With more than 100 female artists and 15 countries represented, the Hammer’s exhibition weaves a rich tapestry of female artists. Each influenced and challenged the art historical canon and have warranted their revolutionary or rather, “radical” epithet.
Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 — 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Improvised theatre may seem like an oxymoron, all adages of “practice makes perfect” and talk of rehearsals vanish into the ether. But if it is oxymoronic, it is of the sort that works wonderfully well. Impro Theatre’s “Sondheim Unscripted” improvisation is a completely improvised musical, using the work of Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s most esteemed artists.
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
It is not a bazaar in the conventional sense. There are no colorful arrays of spices, gem-like treasures nestled in small circular baskets and no rolled up carpets. Nor is this bazaar a life changing and slightly sad bazaar experience as in James Joyce’s “Araby.” Every Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica hosts a motley of gourmet food trucks. Gourmet, however, should not be conflated with expensive. The Food Truck Bazaar includes affordable options that rival the prix-fix menu of the school cafeteria.
Become part of the intelligentsia by flaunting recently acquired prowess of Sondheim-inspired musicals, redefined bazaars, outdoor cinema and canon-redefining art.
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