L&M Arts: ‘For the Martian Chronicles’ Opens Tomorow

L&M Arts will host an opening reception for “For the Martian Chronicles” tomorrow evening, November 8th, from 6-8 PM.

From L&M Arts Venice:

L&M Arts is proud to present For the Martian Chronicles, an exhibition that pays homage to the late writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), who in the 1940’s lived in a home located on the current L&M Arts property. Here, in what was then a small white clapboard house, Bradbury wrote much of what would become his celebrated book, The Martian Chronicles.

Ed Ruscha, HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE I'M NO MARTIAN, 1980
Ed Ruscha, HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE I’M NO MARTIAN, 1980

Published by Doubleday in 1950, Bradbury’s epochal Red Planet colonization tale begins in the year 1999 and moves chapter-by-chapter, expedition-by-expedition, into the future. Fleeing a troubled and ultimately atomically devastated Earth, the humans arrive first in small numbers and then in droves. A dark, bloody and mystical saga of manifest destiny, The Martian Chronicles depicts the planet as a barren desert of death and glory, androids and telepathy, crystal pillars and fossil seas, where phantom spirits haunt ancient cities. Continue reading

ICE Santa Monica: Grand Opening to Feature Venice

The ICE at Santa Monica skating rink, located at 1324 5th Street (Corner of 5th & Arizona), has returned for a 6th year!

ICE Santa Monica

The grand opening celebration will be held tomorrow, November 8th, from 6-10pm and feature Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia, performances by synchronized skating team California Gold, a night of free skating to music by DJ Kelly Dlux and a holiday concert by the band Venice. Continue reading