Calendar of Events

There is always a great variety of Southern California events happening, from the Santa Monica Pier summer concert series to the Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, from the Barneys New York Annual Sale to the Taste of Santa Monica: and that's just the big name venues.

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Southern California Attractions and Santa Monica Events Calendar

From the Santa Monica Pier’s free summer concerts with major recording acts to a variety of music venues, small to large, from theatre to stand-up comedy, you’ll find every type of performance is in this creative city by the sea. And because of our central Southern California location, you’ll have easy access to hundreds of attractions and events.

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09/28/2014 - 10/04/2014

Featured Events

Roga at the Pier

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 10/11/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8am Run, 9am Yoga
  • Location: West end of the Santa Monica Pier
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: Free

Free Run + Yoga classes at the Pier brought to you by Clif Bar and Honest Tea. Come and get stretchy!

Double The Bubble Champagne Brunch at Viceroy Hotel

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 10/12/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave
  • Contact: Viceroy Hotel
  • Phone: (310) 260-7500
  • Admission: Reservation Required

Enjoy a month of Double the Bubble champagne brunch at Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica! Every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 20-Oct. 12, brunch goers can order a bottle or glass of Veuve Clicquot and get the second one free with an entree. Chef Tony DiSalvo will be featuring his favorite dishes including, Quinoa & Eggs, Buttermilk & Brown Butter Pancakes & House Smoked Alaskan Salmon. Reserved patio seating is available with an Open Table reservation.

 

Noises Off

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 10/19/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
  • Location: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (310) 828-7519
  • Admission: $20; Senior/Student $18

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

 

Beasts and Trees

  • Date(s): 09/28/2014 - 10/21/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station space G8A, 2525 Michigan Ave
  • Phone: (323) 788-1339

bG Gallery Bergamot Station presents Beasts and Trees, Cities and Seas, a two person exhibition featuring bodies of work from artists Suzanne Unrein and Gay Summer Rick. Both artists juxtapose the natural world against human existence, reminding the viewer that they, too, are a volatile organic entity.

 

New Exhibition at TAG Gallery Featuring Artists Sue Keane, Andrea Rubin Kichaven, and Alison Lowe Pl

  • Date(s): 09/30/2014 - 10/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11th 5-8 pm; Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th 5pm
  • Location: TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, (Bergamot Station)

New Works on Paper, Sue Keane: Making a dramatic shift from her previous focus on ceramic media, artist Sue Keane explores abstract two dimensional expression in her current body of work. Working solely with oil based inks and paper, Keane creates monoprints within a restrictive palette of black and white, occasionally infusing bold orange hues.

Windows of Dreams, Andrea Rubin Kichaven: The exploration of atmosphere, weather, composition and mood are Kichaven’s focus in her upcoming show, Windows of Dreams. Mindful moments captured in a small window of time create a dreamlike expression of space and place. The spiritual and physical become the catalyst of her exploration. From a lifelong fascination with the magic of the sky and the elusiveness of clouds, Kichaven’s current work reveals the fleeting moments that have the power to make us stop, look up, and daydream.

Explorations, Alison Lowe Platt: In her most recent body of work, artist Alison Lowe Platt shifts stylistically from her pleinair and oil painting background to focus on animated mixed media compositions. Implementing a vibrant use of color with media that combines photo transfer along with ink, gouache, oil based inks, and pencil elements, Platt's new work takes on a more intuitive approach.

 

New Exhibition at TAG Gallery Featuring Artists: Sue Keane, Andrea Rubin Kichaven, Alison Lowe Platt

  • Date(s): 09/30/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11 5-8pm
  • Location: TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, (Bergamot Station)
  • Contact: TAG Gallery
  • Phone: (310) 829-9556
  • Admission: Free

New Works on Paper, Sue Keane: Making a dramatic shift from her previous focus on ceramic media, artist Sue Keane explores abstract two dimensional expression in her current body of work. Working solely with oil-based inks and paper, Keane creates monoprints within a restrictive palette of black and white, occasionally infusing bold orange hues.

Windows of Dreams, Andrea Rubin Kichaven: The exploration of atmosphere, weather, composition and mood are Kichaven’s focus in her upcoming show, Windows of Dreams. Mindful moments captured in a small window of time create a dream-like expression of space and place. The spiritual and physical become the catalyst of her exploration.

Explorations, Alison Lowe Platt In her most recent body of work, artist Alison Lowe Platt shifts stylistically from her plein-air and oil painting background to focus on animated mixed media compositions. Implementing a vibrant use of color with media that combines photo transfer along with ink, gouache, oil-based inks, and pencil elements, Platt's new work takes on a more intuitive approach.

King Sports/ESPN2 present: An Epic Night of Boxing

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014
  • Times: Doors 5pm; Fight 6pm
  • Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave
  • Admission: $62-$200

Join us for an Epic Night of Boxing in Santa Monica featuring a match between former middleweight champion, Hassan N'Dam and ranked #6 middleweight in the world, Curtis Stevens. The winner fights for the world championship.

 

Zoe Nathan: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Huckleberry

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014
  • Times: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd

Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery founder and baker Zoe Nathan discusses her new cookbook Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen with Los Angeles Magazine Food Editor Lesley Bargar Suter. When Huckleberry opened in 2009, the line formed instantly. Zoe is known for transforming the best ingredients into beautiful and delicious offerings, served up in generous heaps. Now fans can choose whenever they have a Huckleberry craving: visit with the other devotees, or make Zoe's brilliant recipes at home. The book contains 115 recipes for her now legendary brunch dishes, sweets, sides, and pastries, and brings Huckleberry into your own kitchen, introducing deliciousness, inspiration, and love into every morning of your life. A book sale and signing follows the program. This will be a ticketed event; free tickets will be released one hour prior to the program in courtyard outside the MLK Jr. Auditorium.

 

An Evening with Peter Thiel

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014
  • Times: 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)
  • Location: Moss Theatre, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd
  • Admission: $20 General Admission

As co-founder and leader of PayPal, Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure. Currently, he works to accelerate innovation by funding promising technologies and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries. Some of his investments include: Facebook, SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, RoboteX, and Spotify.

 

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014
  • Times: Music starts at 6pm; Film starts at 7:30pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: Free

Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We've got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. Lineup includes: Frozen, Gravity, Grand Budapest Hotel and Ferris Bueller's day Off. Special opening night movie on Thursday, October 2nd featuring a screening of Higher.

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: Music starts at 6pm; Film starts at 7:30pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: Free

Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We've got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. Lineup includes: Frozen, Gravity, Grand Budapest Hotel and Ferris Bueller's day Off. Special opening night movie on Thursday, October 2nd featuring a screening of Higher.

Vegan Oktoberfest

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014
  • Times: 1-6pm
  • Location: 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, 90405
  • Contact: David Burke
  • Phone: (562) 746-5147
  • Admission: $20-$65

Vegan Oktoberfest is LA’s newest, most festive and authentic Oktoberfest celebration. It kicks off this year on October 4th! Our beer hall by the beach will feature traditional Bavarian food, live Oompah bands, beer maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries. Come enjoy a taste of Germany while you make new friends and indulge to your heart’s desire. Since all the food and beer is vegan, you can experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with a clear conscience. Did we mention there’s a view of the Pacific Ocean while you drink? Prost!

 

Ongoing Events

American Cinematheque Screenings: Aero Theatre

  • Date(s): 01/01/2008
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street
  • Phone: (323) 466-3456
  • Admission: Tickets $10 or $7 for members

Movie presentations by American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization, dedicated to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms, from classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. Weekly screenings of art, independent and classic films. Also sneak peaks of upcoming movies with celebrity guest appearances and discussions with film-makers. Call for program information: 323-466-3456. Tickets $10 or $7 for members.

Downtown Farmers' Market

  • Date(s): 01/02/2008
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday 8:30am-1:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Location: Arizona Avenue between Second and Third Street
  • Phone: (310) 458-8712
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy one of Santa Monica's farmers markets, widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and featuring field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music and more.

Farmers' Market Locations: Wednesdays at Arizona Ave & 2nd St and Saturdays at Arizona & 3rd St

Pico Farmers' Market

  • Date(s): 01/05/2008
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield
  • Phone: (310) 458-8712
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy one of Santa Monica's farmers markets, widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and featuring field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music and more.

Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Tours of Downtown Santa Monica

  • Date(s): 01/05/2008
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: Every Saturday morning, 10am
  • Location: 1436 2nd St (between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd)
  • Phone: (310) 496-3146
  • Admission: $5 for members, $10 for public

Presented by the Santa Monica Conservancy, discover more than 130 years of Santa Monica history. In approx. 2 hours and six blocks, the walk traverses more than 130 years of Santa Monica History, from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the sophisticated metropolis of today. RSVP the Thursday prior to the tour at (310) 496-3146.

Tours are every Saturday morning, $5 for members, $10 for public. Parking is available in the city parking structure opposite the hostel on the east side of 2nd Street. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Note that this tour is not suitable for young children.

Tours are rain or shine, but "rain checks" are offered if you call or email to reschedule.

Main Street Farmers' Market

  • Date(s): 01/06/2008
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Location: Main Street at Ocean Park Boulevard
  • Phone: (310) 458-8712
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy one of Santa Monica's farmers markets, widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and featuring field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music and more.

Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market

  • Date(s): 01/27/2008
  • Recurring monthly on the 4th Sunday
  • Times: Every 4th Sunday of the month, 6:00am - 8:00am $7.00 8:00am - 3:00pm $5.00
  • Location: Santa Monica Airport, in the parking lots at Airport Ave and Bundy Drive
  • Phone: (323) 933-2511
  • Admission: Seniors $3.00 Age 16 & Under Free We Welcome Your Friendly Dog

Fun outdoor antique and collectible market, many great dealers with many treasures, dog friendly, home cooked food. Every 1st & 4 Sundays. Located on the south side of the Santa Monica Airport.

Ballroom Dancing at Ballroom by the Bay

  • Date(s): 03/04/2009
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday
  • Times: 7pm-11pm, Dance Lesson 7-7:40 pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Bay Women's Club, 1210 4th St
  • Phone: (310) 487-0911
  • Admission: Genreal: $14; Students: $5 (with ID)

Join us for a night of Ballroom Dancing at its finest.  We have a great crowd of dancers of all ages and levels of experience.  Dance to todays hits and old standards provided by our experienced DJ’s. Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Swing and more! Dance mixers and a drawing for free passes. Light snacks provided, bottled water for sale.

Heal One World Free Yoga

  • Date(s): 06/22/2010
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 5:15-6:20pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Location: 1318 2nd St, #21
  • Phone: (310) 826-1971
  • Admission: Free (donation only basis)

FREE (donation only basis) classes for beginners in need of Wellness Help.

Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours

  • Date(s): 02/04/2011
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: as early as 7:00am up until dark
  • Location: Downtown Santa Monica, Main St., &/or Montana Ave
  • Phone: (310) 595-4526
  • Admission: $20.00 per person

Guided, exciting & informative "Daily" Santa Monica Walking Tours in Downtown Santa Monica, Main St., &/or Montana Ave. All Walking Tours honor the greatness of our popular city by the beach! Energetic, year around, varied Walking Tours, Shopping Tours, Walking Fitness, "Talk Walks", etc., highlight Santa Monica's "Hottest" Stores, Restaurants, Art, Entertainment, Sustainability, City Involvement, New Happenings, Special Events, & History, with entertaining stories/surprises designed to create lasting memories! Our Walking Tours promote fitness as well! Individuals/Groups/Privates are welcome! Approximately 2 hour Walking Tours. The "Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours" (varied walking tours) are "open hours" by schedule via phone or e-mail scheduled appointments.

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club Artists League

  • Date(s): 02/15/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm
  • Location: 1210 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
  • Phone: (310) 310-2273
  • Admission: free

Join fellow artists every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm to work on your own projects in watercolor, gouache, acrylic or collage. Our historic building provides a quiet space that will allow your creativity to blossom and working with other artists will provide you with valuable feedback and new inspiration.

Shark Sundays at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

  • Date(s): 03/06/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk
  • Phone: (800) HEAL-BAY

Shark Sundays are a favorite weekly feature at the Aquarium. At 3:30 p.m. every Sunday, you can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while our horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of the water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come.  Expect a splash of seawater if you’re close enough to the exhibit. Watch a shark-themed film – they’re shown at scheduled intervals throughout the afternoon. Also, stop by our pier exhibit, and see if you can find our Pacific angel shark. Everyone is invited to make a fun shark craft project to take home.

Santa Monica: A Journey Into An Extraordinary Past Permanent Exhibit Gallery

  • Date(s): 03/30/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm - 8pm Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 5pm
  • Location: The Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 Seventh Street
  • Phone: (310) 395-2290
  • Admission: $5 general, $3 seniors & students, free for children under 12

Come experience the remarkable chapters of Santa Monica’s history in the permanent exhibit gallery. Place yourself in the front-page news of a past era, explore Santa Monica landmarks, or step into a re-created section of a Douglas C-47. Here you will discover the compelling people and stories that have shaped the extraordinary city of Santa Monica.

Four themed exhibit rooms delve into the rich and colorful history of Santa Monica: A Town in the Arts, A Town in the News, A Town at Work, and A Town at Play. Each themed exhibit showcases original artifacts, photographs, and documents. In addition, there are three hands on interactive exhibits that bring the history to life.

The Punk House - Standup Comedy @ M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

  • Date(s): 06/22/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 9:00-10:30 PM
  • Location: 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Sean Casey
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: $8.00

Westside Comedy Theater's weekly cutting-edge standup show hosted by Ed Galvez! Every week features a hot new set of headlining comics, as well as hardcore up-and-comers and selected musical guests.

The Grind @ M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

  • Date(s): 06/23/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 10:00 PM
  • Location: 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade (in the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets)
  • Admission: Free

The Grind is M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater's flagship long form improv show. Incredible improv brought to you by the guys who own and run the theater. The cast has been performing together for over a decade.  Come see what many people consider their favorite improv show in Los Angeles. A new standup opener every week. This show is free and 18+. Featuring improvisers from The League, Modern Family, Justified, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Funny or Die, Playboy TV, Manswers, MadTV, the host of Speed Channel's The List and the co-creator/star of Epic Rap Battles of History!

 

The Jam @ M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

  • Date(s): 06/23/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 11:00 PM
  • Location: 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade (in the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets)
  • Contact: Sean Casey
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: Free!

The Jam is the WCT's weekly open improv show where anyone from the audience can come onstage and try their hand at improv comedy. Hosts Cole Stratton and Morgan Christensen draw names at random to jump up on stage and perform 2-to-3-person scenes. After everyone has performed, all are invited onstage for a free-form montage.

The Mission IMPROVable Show

  • Date(s): 06/24/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 PM
  • Location: 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade (in the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets).
  • Contact: Sean Casey
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: $10.00

Mission IMPROVable is award winning, high-energy explosive improv show with lots of audience interaction! Every Friday and Saturday at 10PM.  Members of Mission IMPROVable have had roles on such shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Modern Family, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Speed Channel Host, Brothers & Sisters, Parenthood, Justified, Epic Rap Battles of History (Over a billion series downloads, 4 Streamy Awards this year), multiple national commercials, and thousands of live shows in over 7 countries and all 50 states. Mission IMPROVable is a 9 time nominee for Comedy Act of the Year, 2011 Winner of that award. They are the 2012 National Entertainer of the Year winners. They've also performed as part of Lollapalooza and on Disney's cruise ship!

 

Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

  • Date(s): 06/25/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Phone: (310) 458-4904
  • Admission: Free

Learn about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no reservations are required.

The Guest House is scheduled to be open from 11am-2pm on dates listed below, unless otherwise noted, with tours beginning at 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Guest House hours are subject to change. Changes to the below schedule will be posted with as much notice as possible. Please call the day before you plan to visit to confirm. The Guest House may close in instances of inclement weather.

Food Truck Bazaar at California Heritage Museum

  • Date(s): 07/12/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Location: California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St
  • Phone: (310) 392-8537

Gourmet Food Trucks, sit-down eating accommodations and facilities. Free parking in the Museum parking lot. Metered parking in the adjacent lots. Free bicycle valet! Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Prime Night Tours

  • Date(s): 08/09/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Registration and Appetizers from 6 PM-7 PM
  • Location: Ozumo's
  • Contact: Corinthian "D. Platinum" Kelly
  • Phone: (310) 991-9938
  • Admission: $30 per person

Prime Night Tours offers our guests a fun and energetic tour of Santa Monica's nightlife like you have never seen it before... We will be your official guides, ensuring that you are well taken care of and having the time of your life while partaking in the best bars and nightlife which Los Angeles has to offer. Our international and local guests makes it happen each Tuesday night. Good conversation, Good People, Good Times, and a safe environment. PRIME Night Tours and YOU will be the Life of the Party!!! Includes entry into all clubs, free welcome shots, and drink discounts!

Comedy Nights in the Basement

  • Date(s): 10/05/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 8pm-12midnight
  • Location: Yankee Doodles - 1410 Third Street Promenade
  • Contact: Jordan Reynolds
  • Phone: (310) 985-4143
  • Admission: Free w/ $20 minimum purchase during show

Stand-Up Comedy Night - Hosted by LA's #1 Comedy Show Producer Jay Davis. Talent from Comedy Central, Showtime Presents, and HBO specials. Many comedians have headlined their own US and International tours. Please join us at The Basement Under Yankee Doodles for great food, cold beverages, and superior service! No cover!

Gallery at Annenberg Community Beach House

  • Date(s): 10/10/2011
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9-3pm, Gallery hours are subject to change. Upcoming closures will be posted here with as much notice as possible.
  • Location: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Phone: (310) 458-4904

Cultural Abstraction, Contemporary Figurations: the Work of Seven Contemporary Figurative Painters in Santa Monica.


July 28 - December 4, 2011
An exhibition of work by seven artists from the Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program. Francisco Cabas, Quinne Larson, Abdul Mazid, Kathleen Melian, Jessica Nicol, Elizabeth Weber and Elena Wolek spin the narrative in their work into a thread that joins seemingly incongruent concepts in a visual dialogue, investigating and reporting ideas about cultural identity, gender empowerment, dislocation, consumption and human regeneration. The works display constant movement in delicate balance between figurative and abstract representations.

"Emerging Artists for Emerging Collectors" Art Opening / Artist Reception

  • Date(s): 01/06/2012
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Friday
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Location: haleARTS S P A C E
  • Contact: Sean Hemeon
  • Phone: (310) 314-8038
  • Admission: Free

"Emerging artists for emerging collectors" - New local artist featured every other friday with reception.

Brett Young at Sonoma Wine Garden

  • Date(s): 03/13/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place, 3rd Floor Dining Deck
  • Phone: (424) 214-4560

Join Brett Young and special guests, every Tuesday night for a live music set at 6:30pm on our garden patio.

Paint, Wine and Cheese Nights

  • Date(s): 07/07/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: 2912 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Contact: info@paintlab.net
  • Phone: (310) 450-9200
  • Admission: $30.00 + cost of canvas

Need some guidance and some liquid inspiration to get in the creative mood? Try our Instructed Paint, Wine, and Cheese Workshops! It’s fun and social, and our instructors walk you through the steps to help you create your own beautiful piece of art, which make great gifts or souvenirs. Price includes instruction, paints, brushes, and complimentary refreshments and we cleanup for you! Ask us about other dates available. Call to reserve.

 

Painter's Breakfast at Paint:Lab

  • Date(s): 07/08/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10AM-1PM
  • Location: 2912 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Contact: info@paintlab.net
  • Phone: (310) 450-9200
  • Admission: $25.00 + the cost of canvas

Start your Sunday morning off on the creative side of the bed, filled with painting, coffee, tea and a light breakfast fare. Painters Breakfast @ Paint:Lab Sundays from 10am – 1pm. $25 plus the cost of your canvas ** Includes all the brushes, paints, easels, set up and cleanup, coffee, tea, oatmeal or bagel. **mention this post for a 10% discount on your canvas purchase**

Destination Food Tour Presents A Taste of Santa Monica

  • Date(s): 07/27/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Throughout Santa Monica
  • Admission: $59

You will be taken on a 3-hour adventure starting with how Santa Monica was established, all the ways Santa Monica has changed over the years, and of course all of the great things that Santa Monica has to offer today. You will sit down and relax with an interesting mix of people while you enjoy distinctive food and wine from some of Santa Monica's unique restaurants and shops. Tourists and locals alike will benefit from Destination Food Tour's knowledgeable suggestions for activities, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Take this tour at the beginning of your visit; then go out and explore all the great places that may otherwise go unseen.

Story Time at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

  • Date(s): 08/04/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk
  • Phone: (310) 393-6149

Join us every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for a whale of a tale! The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will host story time in the Dorothy Green Room. Children (and adults) love to hear a good story, and the Aquarium has a nearly endless supply of books celebrating life of the sea. Join us any Saturday for a fun-filled story time. And while you're here, be sure to get a hug from a sea urchin, check out the new-born sharks in the nursery, make a marine-themed craft to take home and learn about the more than 100 species on exhibit - all marine life found in the Santa Monica Bay.

Hump Day Food Trucks

  • Date(s): 08/08/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Lunch hours are 10am-3pm, Dinner hours are 4-9pm
  • Location: 1401 Santa Monica Boulevard

Officially called Hump Day Lot, a collection of food trucks will be available every Wednesday featuring easy access parking for bikes and vehicles alike. The food trucks will be located at 1401 Santa Monica Boulevard, which is at the corner of 14th and Santa Monica.

As many as six trucks may be on site at once, serving lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entertainment will also be available in the form of music by The Central, a “social aid and pleasure club,” from noon to 9 p.m.

Wine Wednesdays at The Buffalo Club

  • Date(s): 08/08/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Blvd.
  • Phone: (310) 450-8600
  • Admission: $24

 Our Certified Sommelier, Brayner Ferry, will be describing, pouring and teaching you about selected wines every Wednesday at our Garden Courtyard Lounge. It's casual; arrive anytime. Wines are accompanied by an assortment of artisan cheeses. If you stay for dinner, enjoy 50% off any wine from our Garden Courtyard list.

Harlow Gold at Harvelle's

  • Date(s): 10/25/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Doors open at 8pm; Shown starts at 10pm
  • Location: Harvelle's, 1432 4th St.
  • Admission: General Admission: $25; VIP premium reserved: $50

In the mood for something a little different? The Harlow Gold show at Harvelle's is the perfect recipe for a fun night out. Providing LA's only modern cabaret review, the dancers will amaze with their superbly choreographed performances that occur throughout the entire room. Sit back and hold onto your drinks, the show will come to you!

First Friday Sessions

  • Date(s): 12/07/2012
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Times: 8pm-2am
  • Location: Harvelles
  • Contact: Harvelles, 1432 Fourth St
  • Phone: (310) 395-1676
  • Admission: $10.00

Come enjoy an eclectic night of live music, featuring signed and unsigned local and national artist from all genres of music, including singer songwriters, funk n'soul, indie rock and anything that will make you dance and enjoy your Friday night out on the town! Check out Harvelles.com for artlist line up.

 

House Team Party

  • Date(s): 04/15/2013
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: M.I.'s Westisde Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade
  • Contact: Mike Betette
  • Phone: (310) 405-5885
  • Admission: Free

Three of our amazing house teams perform long-form improv based on your suggestions. No drink minimum. Always free. Come see why we're the fastest growing comedy theater in Los Angeles.

 

Kids Weekend Art Camp

  • Date(s): 05/18/2013
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: 2912 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Contact: Paint Lab
  • Phone: (310) 450-9200
  • Admission: $55 includes all materials

Bring your child to come enjoy our Kids Weekend Art Camp on Saturdays & Sundays! Open to ages 5 - 12yrs old. $55 includes all art materials (instruction, paint, brushes and paper). Choose from individual lessons or a multi-week lesson plan. Reservations required. Mention this add for a 5% discount on one child or signing up more then one child, up to 10% off per child, same day.

 

Community Dinners at RAWvolution

  • Date(s): 06/12/2013
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, 2301 Main St
  • Phone: (310) 392-9501
  • Admission: $20

RAWvolution hosts a weekly dinner series with live music. The multi-course raw/vegan menu includes cheese & crackers plate, choice of two soups and a large Radiance salad. You can also order a la carte. Candlelight dinner, great atmosphere and Open Mic showcase at the end of the night, 7pm every Wednesday. Bring your own wine and we'll uncork it for you!

 

Spin Cycle @ Trip Music Series

  • Date(s): 05/01/2014
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
  • Times: 8pm - 1:30am
  • Location: TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd
  • Contact: Keith Erickson
  • Phone: (310) 409-8001
  • Admission: Free

The Spin Cycle music series takes place the first Thursday of every month at TRiP in Santa Monica, CA. The Spin Cycle features local and regional Jam bands (including psychedelic rock, funk/fusion, jazz, bluegrass and reggae). This is it! Come out and hear great new music, network with musicians, meet new and old friends, dance, sing, drink and be happy!

 

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen No Cover Live Music Line-Up

  • Date(s): 06/12/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: The Craftsman Bar, 119 Broadway
  • Phone: (310) 395-6037
  • Admission: Free

Join us at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen for some of the best live music in Santa Monica 5 nights a week. Bands play Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and we never charge a cover. Kick back and listen to some sweet jams while enjoying one of our famous gourmet mini burgers or a drink of of our happy hour which goes until 8 PM every single day! Visit our website for band line-ups www.thecraftsmanbar.com or to check out some future interviews with our bands visit our blog. www.thecraftsmanbar.blog.com.

 

Chris Vincent - One Man Band @ The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

  • Date(s): 08/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10pm-1am
  • Location: 119 Broadway
  • Contact: The Craftsman Bar & Kitchen
  • Phone: (310) 395-6037
  • Admission: Free

Chris Vincent is a Seattle born guitarist & singer. His One Man Band show consists of stripped down acoustic blues versions of classic rock and contemporary favorites. 21+ Event, No Cover.

 

Hatch Chile Festival

  • Date(s): 09/08/2014 - 10/08/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Coast Restaurant at Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd
  • Admission: $34 per person

In New Mexico, the season of Hatch Chile’s is a revered one!  Enjoy Chef Isaac Gamboa’s limited-time menu celebrating this Southwest tradition. Featuring culinary creations centered around the Hatch Chile, this three-course flavor festival is best paired with a new specialty cocktail - the "Chefs Smoky Bandito" - a fiery blend of mescal, pineapple ice, hatch chile, & ginger beer.

 

Sleeping Beauty

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 11/09/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1-2pm
  • Location: Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $12.00 Child - $20.00 Adult

Creating Arts Company is proud to bring to life another beloved Princess tale! When the King and Queen are blessed with a lovely baby girl, Princess Aurora, an evil sorceress cast a spell on the newborn Princess. She declares that on her sixteenth birthday, the Princess will prick her finger on a cursed spindle and fall into a deep slumber that only a kiss of true love can awake. Desperate to save their daughter, the King and Queen rely on the help of the forrest fairies to keep her safely hidden away until after her sixteenth birthday. Will they young Princess make it past her sixteenth birthday without the evil sorceress finding her or will she fall victim to the spell, to have a kiss of true love awake her? This classic fun fairytale is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play, it’s a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical experience for ages 3 and up!

 

Willy Wonka

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 11/09/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 3:00 - 4:00PM Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $12.00 Child; $20.00 Adult

Roald Dahl’s delicious tale of young Charlie Bucket and the strange and elusive confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in musical form in this fun fantasy Creating Arts Company Mini-Musical. When Charlie wins a Golden Ticket to the weird Wonka Chocolate Factory for a once in a lifetime tour he has no idea what’s in store. Beyond the gates Charlie along with Varuka Salt, Agustus Gloop, Mike Teavee, Voilet Beauregard and their guardians step into a world full of wonder and edible delights but soon discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Parents and children alike will delight in this fun musical and parents and teachers can use Creating Arts Company’s Page to Stage educational resources! This show is a Creating Arts Company Signature Mini-Muscal, a one hour interactive-cinimatic-musical-experience. All children receive a free toy musical instrument upon arrival.

 

Comics Quitting

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 11:30pm
  • Location: M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Westside Comedy Theater
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: Free

You ever quit a job in a blaze of glory and wish people saw it everywhere. How about that time you quit watching "Boy meets World" because it was affecting your life? Comics Quitting is a unique show that allows comics to quit whatever they want, however they want. Comics get up to 10 mins to do standup, sketch, stories, characters, etc quitting a job, a habit, a necessity, etc. Hosted by Brian Blank.

 

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