Upcoming at UUVerdugo

THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: High Crimes 'n' Misdemeanors

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 HIGH CRIMES 'n' MISDEMEANORS: Music, Comedy, And Storytelling covering the whole spectrum of wickedness. Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests, both HUUT veterans and new friends, for an unimpeachable night of entertainment in our cool 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

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Sunday, September 23

In Theory

Lay Leader: Howard Richman

10:30 a.m.

UUVerdugo has long been a contributor to the L.A. Times community newspapers' "In Theory" column, in which various spiritual, spiritual-adjacent, or decidedly non-spiritual thinkers opine on current topics.

Join us for our occasional (and often entertaining) In Theory reading and discussion, in which congregation members take on all the viewpoints from a recent column.

 

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Saturday, September 29

UUVerdugo Movie Night!
Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" (1940)

7 p.m.

Join our own resident cineaste Jesse Silver for snacks, a screening, and discussion of Mr. Chaplin's dual-role masterpiece in which Chaplin plays a demagogue much like Adolf Hitler, released when the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 30

Church As Agent of Cultural Change

Guest Speaker: Rev. Rick Hoyt

10:30 a.m.

Some important social problems don’t lend themselves to legislative solutions.  To change the world we need not only better laws but better people.  The church is a special institution with a unique ability to actually change the culture.

 

September 21 at 7 p.m.: HIGH CRIMES 'n' MISDEMEANORS

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 HIGH CRIMES 'n' MISDEMEANORS: Music, Comedy, And Storytelling covering the whole spectrum of wickedness. Host Marty Barrett welcomes special guests, both HUUT veterans and new friends, for an unimpeachable night of entertainment in our cool 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.

 

 

 

 

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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, Jan Davidson, Daily Cry (John Crye and Bill Daly), Fogelfoot, Josh Lewis, Alex Acevedo, Ken Lasaine, Michelle Gardner, Carleen Carney, Raspin Stuwart, and Gregory Ivan Smith.

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