Things to do in Culver City
Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who got his start onstage but became best known for playing Spartacus onscreen, helped inspired the Center Theatre Group to renovate this bygone movie palace in downtown Culver City, which dates back to 1947.
Sicily-born chef Celestino Drago originally opened Dolce Forno Bakery (“sweet oven") to supply bread to sister restaurants, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, and Drago Centro.
Royal/T in Culver City is a cafe, contemporary art gallery, and shop all in one—and al united by a love of Japan. Staff wear coquettish maid uniforms as a form of cosplay (costume play) popularized in Japan, and the walls of the bright, high-ceiling cafe are often adorned with Anime.
Marked only by a neon Cocktail sign, this low-key bar is somewhat hidden on the eastern end of the Culver City art district. The interior resembles a minimalist gallery, with a concrete floor and wood-paneled walls hung with local artwork.
Tucked away in a residential area, this nursery spans eight greenhouses across two acres and sells plants, garden accessories, outdoor furniture, vases, and containers.
From its trendy digs in West LA’s Culver City Art District, the Walter Maciel Gallery showcases the works of emerging to mid-career contemporary artists.
Blocks from The Grove in Hollywood, Empiric got its start as a printmaking studio 15 years ago. Derived from the word empirical, this home décor shop specialized in mid-century modern furnishings.
Billing itself "the seminal spot for contemporary art in Los Angeles," LAXART on La Cienega provides an independent, non-profit venue for experimental and public art.
This massive 10,000-square-foot showroom could easily double as an airplane hanger, but instead, the space has an arched roof with exposed wood beams, brick walls, concrete flooring, and assorted chandeliers that hang from the rafters.
Modeled after the 18th-century cabinet of curiosities, this unique museum is housed in an unassuming two-story building on Venice Boulevard.