Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Free, Live Theater in Culver City!

A wonderful idea, really, live theater in the park. Especially when it's free. Culver City is just 10 minutes drive from the Inn at Playa del Rey, and we're happy to loan you some beach chairs & beach towels. Grab a picnic lunch from one of our many local restaurants and join the fun!



Culver City Public Theatre (CCPT) presents its 13th season of free theater in Carlson Park for families and theatre fans of all ages. Founded in 1998, CCPT (a 501(c)3 non-profit) is a member of the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT). All shows are open to the public for free, though donations are accepted. We recommend that patrons do not park in front of neighborhood residences, and bring their own blankets or chairs for lawn seating.

Big Bad Wolf Tales
Dates:               Saturdays & Sundays only July 16-August 21
Time:                12:00pm
Location:         Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (Motor & Braddock)
                                     10420 Park Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets:            No Tickets necessary. Performances are free/donation, open to the public.

Around the World in 80 Days

Dates:               Saturdays & Sundays only July 16-July 31
Time:                2:00pm
Location:        Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (Motor & Braddock)       
 10420 Park Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets:           No Tickets necessary. Performances are free/donation, open to the public.

Little Women

Dates:               Saturdays & Sundays only August 6-August 21
Time:                2:00pm
Location:        Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (Motor & Braddock)
                            10420 Park Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets:           No Tickets necessary. Performances are free/donation, open to the public.


Information Line: 310-712-5482, info@ccpt.org

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Carmageddon" - the countdown begins! 405 Closure Information


It's actually happening... the 405 Freeway is going to be shut down. Gridlock or Hype? You tell us.

We sent out a letter last week to our guests who plan to stay next week and weekend, warning them of the freeway closure. Though the Inn is out of "harm's way", we anticipate gridlock throughout the Westside of Los Angeles.

Here's what we said:

The 405 freeway (between the 10 Freeway and the 101 Freeway) will be closed for approximately 53 hours on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of July. Although the portion of the 405 freeway nearest to the Inn at Playa del Rey will remain open, we thought you should know – just in case it will affect your imminent travel plans.

Traffic going south of Playa del Rey should be affected very little.  Traffic headed NORTH of Playa del Rey will be substantially delayed. Travel between the Inn and LAX will not be affected. Below is a link to an article describing the closure in detail.


Please let us know if you have any concerns or need directions for alternate routes. We are happy to be of assistance.

Tell us what you think - will traffic be one insane snarl or is this all just LA hype?