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.


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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Next to Normal

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
  • Location: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (310) 828-7519
  • Admission: Premium Seating - Adults $30, Students/Seniors $25; General Admission - Adults $25, Students/Seniors $20

Next to Normal tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.


Fancy Nancy

  • Date(s): 03/21/2015 - 04/05/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11am
  • Location: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (310) 828-7519
  • Admission: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $8

Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100% sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?


New Exhibition Featuring Artists Dan Janotta, Shelley Lazarus and Betty Sheinbaum

  • Date(s): 03/24/2015 - 04/18/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 12pm-4pm
  • Location: TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, (Bergamot Station)

Streets of LA: LA is a city of commuters. We spend countless hours getting to and from our jobs. Dan Janotta’s interest is in these hours. Streets of LA reintroduces the viewer to his/her surroundings. The work reminds us to take everything in and see the beauty that is all around. Dan’s painting style and compositions reflect the Southern California environment of strong sunlight, dense vehicular movement, and beautiful landscape.

Figuring It Out: The figures that Shelley Lazarus captures in this show are very personal to her. Models who have become friends over the years, family, or just people she may have met or seen and photographed on one of her many trips. She tries to capture their emotion and involvement at the time, through various mediums and styles.

Strike a Pose: Artist Betty Sheinbaum’s current series, “ Strike a Pose”¨ features acrylic studies on canvas with an emphasis on drawing and painting figures. Sheinbaum spent the past year concentrating on works where her subjects were live models with an emphasis on the use of black, white and gray. This time out, Sheinbaum reveals a different side of her work: one of calm, pensive and thought-­filled subjects.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 5-­8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 11, 3pm


Father, Father

  • Date(s): 04/03/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 310-394-9779 ext.1
  • Admission: $20

Father and Son. Love. Life. Betrayal. Deception. A boy’s tortured desire to discover his mother’s guarded secret, and his father’s struggle to save his son's life even though the revelation might cost him his own. A brilliant and startling testament to the human condition, Father, Father delves into a whirlwind of universal emotions, and is awash with suspense and heart pounding intensity. Its edge of the seat pace and explosive ending will leave audiences breathless and in a state of shock for a long time to come. There will be a reception with the cast following the April 3rd performance.


Easter Weekend Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theater

  • Date(s): 04/04/2015 - 04/05/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:30am & 1pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 310-394-9779 ext.1
  • Admission: $15 for kids 4 to 10; Adults $5 each

Interactive story-telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, enactment of an Easter Bunny fairytale, theatre games, refreshments and special surprise gifts make this delightful Santa Monica Playhouse special event a wonderful Easter weekend event for kids ages 4 to 10 and their adult companions. Enchanted Fairytale interactive theatre is just the thing to give kids the chance to make new friends, improvise, make handicrafts, sing, dance, and act out the story, working with members of Actors’ Repertory Theatre, Santa Monica’s professional acting company, as they take the stage for 90 minutes of pure theatre fun. Hosted by the gaily costumed Enchanted Fairytale Players, these events only take place a few times during the year, so make your reservations right away. Space is extremely limited and reservations are a must.


West Coast Spike Ball

  • Date(s): 04/04/2015
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Santa Monica Beach (North)
  • Contact: Cody Thompson
  • Phone: (530) 680-6072

Come enjoy spring on the Santa Monica Beach with a Spikeball tournament. See the best teams of the West battle it out on the beach to advance in the tournament series. Have an opportunity to watch a competitive sport with your friends and family in arguably one of the best beaches on the West Coast.



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.

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:
  • 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:
  • 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**

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 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 or to check out some future interviews with our bands visit our blog.


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.


Traditional Irish Music Sundays with the Brilliant Gypsies

  • Date(s): 10/19/2014
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday
  • Times: 5-8pm
  • Location: Finn McCool's, 2702 Main Street
  • Contact: Peter Romano
  • Phone: (310) 452-1744
  • Admission: Free

Peter Romano and The Brilliant Gypsies perform every other Sunday at Finn McCool's Irish Pub in Santa Monica. This acoustic line-up showcases the musicians' mastery of traditional Celtic instruments, and an innate ability to charm and captivate any audience. Prepare for toe-tapping (at the very least) as they blend rousing favourites and familiar melodies with a haunting ballad or two. Kids Eat Free* on Sundays, so bring the whole family -- and your kids will love joining in with a jig or two up and down the aisles. Sláinte. *One free kiddie entree with one purchased adult entree. Promotions may change without notice - ask your server for details.


Train to Zakopane

  • Date(s): 11/21/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM; Sundays 5:00 pm.
  • Location: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street
  • Contact: Edgemar Center for the Arts
  • Phone: (310) 399-3666
  • Admission: General $34.99

The Rainbow Theater Company and The Edgemar Center for the Arts present Tana Frederick and Mike Falkow in a true story of hate and love. It's been said that the other side of love is hate. But is it possible that the other side of hate is love? Train to Zakopane: A true story of hate and love explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments. It is a compelling love story that lays bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one.

Lip Service

  • Date(s): 12/03/2014 - 05/20/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10:00-11:30 PM
  • Location: M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Andrew Caudill
  • Phone: (805) 550-1243
  • Admission: $5

Lip Service is a one of a kind comedy show that blends the worlds of stand up, sketch, and character showcase into one unforgettable night of comedy. Each night, Lip Service brings together the best of the Los Angeles comedy scene for a one-of-a-kind comedy show that defies categorization. From national headliners to up and coming sketch performers, Lip Service is a stand up showcase with a fluid format -- who's only guarantee is bringing you the best comedy Los Angeles has to offer. Hosted by: Robbie Goodwin (Brown College Comedy Festival, Comedy Studio, Purple Onion) Kyle Everett (Indie Improv Comedy Festival) Andrew Caudill (Ice House).


Live Music at Sonoma Wine Garden

  • Date(s): 01/30/2015 - 04/10/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place
  • Phone: (424) 214-4560
  • Admission: Free

Every Friday night beginning January 30, Sonoma will host an evening of music, spoken word, comedy or food and beverage education in our Garden Patio for our guests. We will be working with the experienced team from Rum & Humble (Santa Monica Pier Summer Concert Series) to book music acts every other Friday that are well known but have not yet “tipped.”


Comedy Smash

  • Date(s): 02/05/2015 - 12/03/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd.
  • Contact: Vidiots
  • Phone: (310) 392-8508
  • Admission: $10 or pay-what-you-can

Blisteringly funny improv, standup, surprises, and special guests! Hosted by Mike Player. All proceeds to benefit Vidiots Foundation in Santa Monica. Help Save Indie DVD Stores! Different show every month. Guests have included Oscar Nunez of NBC's "The Office" and Betsy Salkind of Showtime's "Fierce Funny Women." The Vidiots Annex is fast becoming the alternative comedy hub for Silicon Beach. Thursday January 8, 2015 at 8 p.m. and every first Thursday of the month after that.


Historical Walking Tour of the Santa Monica Pier

  • Date(s): 02/11/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: By appointment only
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier, Pier Shop in the Historical Carousel Building, 200 Santa Monica Pier
  • Contact: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: $100

Join the Santa Monica Pier in an one-hour historical walking tour with Pier Historian James Harris. Experience an insider tour and immerse yourself in the history of a beloved icon in Santa Monica. Participants will get behind-the-scenes access to certain areas of the Pier that is not opened to the public. 

Around the World in 80 Wines

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 02/24/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard
  • Contact: Bryan Marn
  • Phone: (310) 450-8600
  • Admission: $30

A casual tasting of fine wines from around the globe. Five hand selected wines will be served with an assortment of artisan cheeses. Tastings will be conducted by our Sommelier, Brayner Ferry, C.M.S. (Attendees must be at least 21 years of age).


Thénardiers Inn - A Les Misérables Cabaret

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Thursdays: 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • Location: Creating Arts Studios, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $15 - $30

Welcome to Thenardier’s Inn, a re-telling of the Victor Hugo Les Miserable tale put on by the man himself. Submerge yourself in the dancing, drinks, and girls of the Inn, while singing along with the classic characters and songs, in this 360 degree immersive theatrical cabaret. You will be escorted through the event by Master Thenardier, where the audience is invited to his very Inn for an intimate yet rambunctious evening where every seat is in on the action! Forget Broadway, and bring in the broads, it’s Master Thenardier’s turn! No admittance under 21 as this show features adult content. Dress in your finest French Revolutionary fashion, and receive a drink. We are also offering ticket discounts: Promo Code LESMIS and get 50% Off.



  • Date(s): 03/13/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8-10pm
  • Location: 3110 Pennsylvania Ave
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $15 - $30

Take a seat in the Kit Kat Klub and explore the Bohemian lifestyle in this Chicago, Cabaret, Rent musical cocktail! The owners of the establishment, Emcee and Matron “Mamma” Morton will guide you through a satirical romp of sex, drugs, liquor, murder, jazz, art and love. Dive into the drinks, dance and songs in this 360 degree completely immersive cabaret event that begins before you even walk through the front door! Girls, guys and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at this speak-easy but only those with the password will get in! Doors open at 7PM for cocktails and live music. Dress in your finest 20’s fashion, and your first drink is on us.


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