Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Friday, October 19

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: The Horror

7 p.m.

Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills brings L.A.'s finest musicians, storytellers, and comedians to our beautiful sanctuary for a night of music and laughs which the L.A. Times recently called "Hilarious!" and "A compelling experience."

This month's theme is THE HORROR: Music, Comedy, And Storytelling covering horrors however our performers interpret them. Scary songs? Ghost stories? Maybe an appearance by La Llorona? We don't know. Anything could happen (and still be family-friendly, of course).

Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests Maria Alexander, Marisol Barrett, Chris Bonno, Lisa Finnie, and Steve Johnson, for a night of entertainment in our cool sanctuary that is not to be overlooked.

If you are a parent needing a date night, come right in! We have childcare available for a nominal fee, provided by licensed and trained childcare workers. Please contact Elizabeth Brown at least a week beforehand.

Recommended donation: $10

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Sunday, October 21

Sunday Service: Can Reaching Your Full Potential Really Change the World?

Guest Speaker: Tracey Marashlian

10:30 a.m.

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Saturday, October 27

UUVerdugo Movie Night: "Frankenweenie" (2012)

6 p.m.

Join us for Tim Burton's 2012 feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short film. With the voice talents of Burton movie staples Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Landau, "Frankenweenie" is a delightful and painstaking black and white, stop-motion animation masterpiece. Come for the movie and stay for snacks and discussion with resident cineaste Paula Hollowell.

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Sunday, October 28

Sunday Service: This Is Halloween!

Rev. KC Slack

10:30 a.m.


Halloween is here! As we enjoy this spooky season, we consider how cultures, societies, and communities handle fear and the specter of death.

 

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Tuesday, March 7 2017

 

Suffragette Movie Night
March 7, 2017, 6:00pm
Community Hall
Contact: Paula Hallowell
Mothers  Daughters  Rebels
Suffragette is the story of the early feminist movement in Britain. Women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing became radicalized and turned to violence as the only route to change.  They risked their jobs, homes, children and lives to fight for equality. Suffragette is as heart-breaking, inspirational and gripping as any thriller.    (106 minutes)                                  
Trailer: suffragettethemovie.com

 

 

 
Amadeus Movie Night
February 18, 2017, 6:30pm
UUVerdugo, Community Hall
Contact: Jesse Silver
February's Movie Night will be Amadeus, Best Picture of the Year for 1984.

Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his Tony Award winning play, Amadeus tells the story of Mozart's rise and eventual fall, as told by his arch rival Antonio Salieri.  The film's theme revolves around Amadeus, which translates as beloved of God, for while Salieri has devoted his life to serving God through music, his world has been turned upside down when Mozart appears on the scene.  Salieri hears the voice of God in Mozart's "divinely imspired" music, yet Mozart himself is an utterly uncouth foulmouthed libertine.  How could the same God that Salieri has served, adored, and to whom Salieri has sacrificed his life, bestow blessed genius upon so foul a creature, while rewarding Salieri with the knowledge of his own mediocrity?

As much as a celebration of the genius of Mozart, and an opulent recreation of late 18th century Vienna, Amadeus is a cautionary tale and a meditation on what happens when one sees God as some sort of servant, expected to do what is expected of Him.

Because the film is 3 hrs, the screening will begin at 6:30.

There will be pizza.

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