Weekend Planner: Get Out with Mar Vista Patch

Sit on stage with Helen Hunt in "Our Town," listento live Blues, recycle your e-waste and sign up for the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase.

It’s a long weekend for many in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Mar Vista Patch has the low-down on events to get you out of the house and into the neighborhood this weekend. Check out our picks:

Where/When: , 1310 11th St.; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

What:  Preview performance with on-stage seating

Why go: KCRW presents a new version of Wilder’s iconic American play starring Helen Hunt. Get up close and personal with the Hunt, as most of the seating for the production will be on stage with the actors. Preview performances start Friday night. 

Price: $40

What: Recycling collection for old electronic devices.

Where/When: , 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City.

Why Go: Get rid of unwanted old electronics responsibly. Drop them off at the Culver Palms United Methodist Church to be recycled.

Items accepted are: Computers, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, Laptops, Modems, Televisions, VCRs, DVD Players, Radios and Stereos, Cassette Players, CD Players, Phones and Systems, Fax Machines, Cell Phones, PDAs, Cables.

Price: FREE

What: SPARC is hosting the opening reception for photographer Lekha Singh’s Los Angeles premiere exhibition which runs through Friday, February, 24th.

Where/When: , 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA., Sat., Jan. 14, 7:00 pm.

Why Go: In her Los Angeles premiere, photographer Lekha Singh compels the viewer to step into this world through a collection of photographs from Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, India and Afghanistan – photographs that display haunting beauty and startling familiarity. Dare to come face to face with humankind – and yourself. To see that we are all created equal.

Price: FREE

What: A Soulful Evening of Blues every 3rd Sunday of the month with guitarist Tom Gramlich & Mystic Miles.

Where/When: , 1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice.

Why Go: Listen to classic live blues in an intimate local coffee house.

Price: FREE

What: Learn about the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase and find out if your garden qualifies to be on the tour.

Where/When: , 3826 Grand View Blvd., Sun., Jan. 15. 8:30 am -2:00 pm.

Why Go: The Garden showcase, now in its fourth year, highlights best practices for green gardening in our area. The many gardens on the tour inspire locals with ideas on landscaping with native plants, using less water and doing without pesticides and fertilizers that pollute the ocean.

Price: FREE


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