Top things to do

Top Choice Asian in Culver City & Mar Vista

Lukshon

This upscale, teak-clad restaurant is one of LA's underrated highs. Chef and owner Sang Yoon steers a sharp, well-rounded menu of sharing dishes inspired by East and Southeast Asia. Special shout-outs go to the tang…
Top Choice Bar in Culver City & Mar Vista

Blind Barber

Clippers and cocktails conspire at this winning speakeasy. The front section is an actual barbershop, complete with vintage barber chairs and inked staffers. Behind that back-wall door, however, is a dimly lit hidea…
Top Choice Books in Culver City & Mar Vista

Arcana

Set in the Helms Complex, this is the city's best visual-arts book depot, with new, fine and out-of-print titles on its shelves and in its cabinets. The sheer breadth is overwhelming and almost any artist, architect…
Museum in Culver City & Mar Vista

Wende Museum

Newly housed in the former National Guard Armory, this under-the-radar museum stands out for its vast, yet niche collection. German for 'turning point', Wende collects anything and everything made, bought, sold and …
Architecture in Culver City & Mar Vista

Hayden Tract

Architecture fans gravitate to the block where Eric Owen Moss has turned a worn-out industrial compound into a hub of avant-garde architecture. Start with the Samitaur Tower on the corner of National and Hayden, a r…
Area in Culver City & Mar Vista

Mar Vista Tract

Aficionados of mid-century architecture will appreciate the Mar Vista Tract, bordered by Palms Blvd, Marco Pl, Beethoven St and Meier St. The first designated historic district in the city consisting solely of moder…
Museum in Culver City & Mar Vista

Museum of Jurassic Technology

Nope, this kooky museum has nothing to do with dinosaurs and even less to do with technology. Instead you’ll find madness nibbling at your synapses as you try to read meaning into displays about Cameroonian stink an…
Area in Culver City & Mar Vista

Culver City Arts District

The Helms complex marks the beginning of Culver City’s vital Arts District, which runs east along Washington Ave to La Cienega Blvd and up one block to Venice Blvd. Most of the galleries on Washington are clustered …
Japanese in Culver City & Mar Vista

Sunny Blue

In Japan omusubi (rice balls, aka onigiri) are an everyday staple, and this counter-service shop aims to make them popular Stateside. Before your eyes, the cheerful staff stuff fluffy rice with dozens of fillings su…
Gallery in Culver City & Mar Vista

Blum & Poe

Major player and juggernaut of the Culver City Arts District, Blum & Poe represents such international stars as Takashi Murakami, Sam Durant and Sharon Lockhart. The gallery recently hosted a solo exhibition of …