Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Tuesday, January 22

UUVerdugo Movie Night: "Wag the Dog" (1997)

Released at the tail (ahem) end of the Clinton administration, "Wag the Dog" ("Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal") has just as much relevance now, and serves as a not-so-quaint reminder of a not-so-innocent time. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Requested $5 donations will be sent to IRC San Diego for immigrants who are waiting for asylum hearings. 

7 p.m.


Sunday, January 27

Sunday Service: Unitarian Universalism Is a Very Long Name

Rev. KC Slack

We begin a monthly series on Unitarian Universalist history, theology, and practice by asking: what on earth is Unitarian Universalism and why does it have such a long name? 

10:30 a.m.



January 19 at 7 p.m.: Laurel Canyon Adjacent Adjacent


Our monthly Hootenanny in the Hills begins its second year with a tribute to the late 60's/early 70's sound that made Laurel Canyon the long and winding hub of the music universe.

From The Doors and Love to Joni Mitchell, Carol King, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young, the music that came from this area still resonates and has influenced artists like Elliott Smith, Dar Williams, and Mumford & Sons. Join us in our very, very, very fine house for an evening of music, comedy, and coffee.

Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests, both HUUT veterans and new friends, for an everything-is-easy evening of entertainment in our friendly sanctuary.

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

The Verdugo HUUT! is a family-oriented show for audience members 12 and up.


Each month UUVerdugo hosts a great selection of L.A.-area musicians, comedians, writers, and storytellers for our curated "Hootenanny in the Hills": The Verdugo HUUT!

This most-ages show (we recommend 12 and up) features all the friendly and familiar aspects of the Greenwich Village "hoots" of the 1960s that introduced the world to Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Judy Collins, and that have been captured in movies like "Inside Llewyn Davis" and TV's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

But our HUUT! goes one better: we have low-cost snacks, the occasional Powerpoint presentation, and the best urn-based coffee on either side of the Foothill freeway.

Past shows have included "Your Valentine Is Wrong," "Reassurance And/Or Despair," "Whiskey in the Jar And Other Vices," and "Tape from California." Gracing the stage of our acoustically-lovely 100-seat sanctuary have been Lisa Finnie, Art Stucco, Jon Raymond Fisher, Mitchell Schaffer, Ric Taylor, Carrie Wade, Ben and Lisa Marie Deily (Varsity Drag), Non Duo, Jordan Kurtzman, Julie Perkins, Gabriela Gonzalez, Marisol Barrett, Jan Davidson, Daily Cry (John Crye and Bill Daly), Fogelfoot, Josh Lewis, Alex Acevedo, Ken Lasaine, Michelle Gardner, Carleen Carney, Raspin Stuwart, Phil Ward, Stand Easy, David Kaufman, and Gregory Ivan Smith.

For press or performer inquiries, please contact host Marty Barrett.