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2020 Events


Saturday July 11, 2020

Intimate Dinner and Performance with Randy Newman

End the Venice Design Series with a musical performance by Academy Award, Grammy Award-winning American composer, songwriter, singer, and pianist Randy Newman.  Known for his character-driven, ironic, and often humorous compositions of sardonic songs like “I Love LA” and film scores including Toy Story 1-4, Meet the Parents, Sea Biscuit, and Marriage Story, to name a few. You won’t want to miss this special evening of entertainment.


COVID-19 UPDATE: Although the 6th annual Venice Design Series 2020 could not move forward as we had hoped in light of COVID-19, the important work serving our community carries on, thanks to you!  While our home and studio tours had to be suspended, our intimate Randy Newman concert remains scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2020!  We hope to safely reunite then, in person, with our supporters, as deemed possible by city and state protocols.  All VDS 2020 paid donors are eligible for ticket(s) to the event*.  We may even have additional tickets remaining for sale closer to date!  Stay tuned for more details.

The Venice Design Series creates annual architectural tours and events in various neighborhoods in Los Angeles to support the programs at Venice Community Housing, a nonprofit developer/operator of affordable housing and provider of services to low income residents in West Los Angeles. VCH details may be found on the website:

Now in its sixth year, the Venice Design Series takes place every April and May over successive week-ends.  It has become a signature Westside event, presenting an eclectic range of architecture, food, and other creative expression in LA neighborhoods, from wow modern architecture to adaptive reuse solutions to grassroots/street art.  We call in experts to teach us about local culture and history.

Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call Linda Lucks @ 310-526-3857 or email:


*Availability subject to confirmation closer to event date and based on permitted capacities as well as city and state regulations.  Those sponsors paid on or before April 27, 2020, are already eligible for Randy Newman event tickets, subject to availability.