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.

Photo: www.karenmaze.com

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.

Want to submit an event to be included on the Santa Monica Events Calendar? Click here to submit your event.

 

March 2015

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Events Search

Choose Date
Choose Date

03/01/2015 - 03/07/2015

Featured Events

Alice in Wonderland - In the Round

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 3:00 – 4:00PM
  • Location: Creating Arts Studios, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $15 General Admission

A Mini Musical for Ages 3 and Up Come see Alice in Wonderland like never before in a 360 degree, immersive in the round setting!Join Alice as she follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland where she meets the Chesire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and other zany characters. Sing and dance along to modern day songs with this audience interactive musical as she finds her way back home through a journey of self discovery! This is a Creating Arts Company Mini Musical, which is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family and will entertain adults as well as children ages 3 and up!

 

Roga at the Pier

  • Date(s): 02/21/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8am Run, 9am Yoga
  • Location: West end of the Santa Monica Pier
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: Free

Need a little help getting back in shape this Spring? ROGA is back! FREE Run + Yoga class on Saturday mornings with the best views in town. You can join either class or both, in an inclusive no-judgment environment with some of Santa Monica’s best instructors.

International Women's Day Breakfast

  • Date(s): 03/02/2015
  • Times: 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM
  • Location: Le Meridien Delfina, 530 Pico Blvd
  • Contact: Gigi De Pourtales
  • Phone: 310-393-9825 x114
  • Admission: $50 (Members), $65 (Non-Members)

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women and Organization of Women Leaders will host their annual inspirational networking breakfast in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. This motivational and fun event will gather the top women business leaders from around Santa Monica at the Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica on Monday, March 2nd from 7-9 a.m. The event has grown from 50 to 300 women who connect at this enjoyable event. This year’s theme of International Women Day is “Weaving Women’s Stories”. Each year, an “Owlie” is honored in relation to the theme and for their commitment to the community. Past “Owlies” include Santa Monica Chief of Police Jacqueline Seabrooks, Channel 11 news anchor and Wednesday’s Child Founder Christine Devine and YWCA Executive Director Julia Miele. This year we are proud to honor author, blogger, and founder of Intent.com, Malika Chopra and VP of External Affairs for SOCAL Gas/SEMPRA, Denita Willoughby-Gray with the Owlie Award!

 

Cracked Presents: Unpopular Opinion

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015
  • Times: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:45pm)
  • Location: M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: Free

The only Tuesday night stand-up comedy show Santa Monica will ever need. Presented in part by Adam Tod Brown, an editor and columnist at Cracked.com (the #1 comedy site on the web), Unpopular Opinion's eclectic mix of up-and-comers, established comics and the Internet's funniest writers and performers make for one of the most entertaining comedy shows around. The show is free and the next lineup is a great one! Get there early! Lineup: Dan St. Germain, Laurie Kilmartin, Lahna Turner, Mo Mandel, Matt McCarthy, Dan O’Brien, Soren Bowie, Adam Tod Brown.

 

Food Fare

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015
  • Times: Day session: 11am-2pm; Evening session: 6:30-9:30pm
  • Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave
  • Phone: (213) 284-3300
  • Admission: $150+

From its prestigious beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, Food Fare has become one of the oldest and most recognized food events in Los Angeles. This year we will be celebrating the 36th anniversary of Food Fare on Thursday, March 5th at the Barker Hangar. Over 100 of the city’s best restaurants, caters, wineries, florists, vendors and entertainers will be part of the festivities. With this long tradition of offering the finest of Los Angeles’ culinary delights, Food Fare 2015 will be an occasion to savor the best of Southern California all under one roof!

 

Intro to Improv with Westside Comedy

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015
  • Times: 8-10pm
  • Location: M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
  • Contact: Bryce Wissel
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: Free

Get a taste of our improv comedy at M.i. Westside Comedy Theater. Anyone ages 18 & older is welcome, but you must RSVP to attend.

 

Cultivating Awe with Plant Essences with Paula Ferraro

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015
  • Times: 1:00- 2:00 pm
  • Location: Lotus East West Medical Center - 2222 Santa Monica Blvd
  • Contact: Front desk
  • Phone: (310) 828-8258
  • Admission: Free

Join Paula Ferraro for a talk on essential oils. Paula Ferraro is an alchemical artist, weaving her passions for healing through nature re-connection into internal and external beauty solutions.Reconnecting with our natural state of being is an alchemical process that is guided and accelerated through communing with Nature's most powerful and ancient plant essences: Essential oils. These potent plant extracts are the pure living essence of plants; the immune system of Mother Nature's vegetation. Essential oils are agents of interaction, they are a fundamental ingredient of life itself, strengthening vitality and the fabric of being.

From Birth to Beyond: An Intro to Osteopathy with Dr. Cynthia Kodama

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015
  • Times: 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Location: Lotus East West Medical Center - 2222 Santa Monica Blvd
  • Contact: Front desk
  • Phone: (310) 828-8258
  • Admission: Free

Join us for a free informative talk on osteopathy and its benefits from birth and beyond and learn about what osteopathy is and how it can help you and your loved ones! Dr. Kodama will be demonstrating cranial osteopathy and myofascial release techniques!

 

CA Neda Walk

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Avenue
  • Contact: Julie Steinberg
  • Phone: (212) 575-6200

The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment and research. Help support this important cause by making strides in the righ direction towards prevention of these eating disorders. 

 

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.

 

The Amazing Bubble Man

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat 11am, 1pm & 3pm; Sun 11am & 1pm
  • Location: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street
  • Contact: info@edgemar.org
  • Phone: (310) 392-7327
  • Admission: 25 for Adults; $20 for Children

Utilizing many devices of his own invention, The Amazing Bubble Man has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. As well as exploring the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, the show combines comedy and artistry with plenty of audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep every child and adult mesmerized.

 

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): 02/03/2008
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
  • Times: Every 1st Sunday of the month, 8am-3pm
  • 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**

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.

 

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.

 

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 - 03/25/2015
  • 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

Coming to you from the hallowed halls of the Westside Comedy Theater is a brand new, weekly comedy show from Robbie Goodwin, Kyle Everett, & Andrew Caudill on the most fun stage in all of Los Angeles. Premium live comedy on the beautiful Santa Monica promenade!

 

Annabelle and the Snow Queen Express

  • Date(s): 01/17/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 12:30
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 310-394-9779 ext.1
  • Admission: General admission $15.00; Kids 12 and under $12.50.

Share in the magic of this latest Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy that sheds a heart-warming light on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness. Join the Snow Queen and her Icy companions as they help Annabelle close the rift in Time and melt the cold front that is threatening the hearts of the modern world. A host of colorful Dickensian characters, led by a charmingly dotty old lady (or is she the Snow Queen in disguise?) confront the miracles and mysteries of the modern world as they enlist the audience’s aid to unthaw the frozen hearts of the MTV Generation and convince a feisty teen that you’re never too old to believe in the magic of love and family. Come along on a topsy-turvy ride, featuring a magical train, breathtaking Victorian Steampunk costumes, and special effects that will transport you to an icy North Pole glitter freeze that can only be set right by joyous, warm hearted believers. Fun audience participation heightens the enjoyment as youngsters interact with cast members to help bring the story to a joyous conclusion.

 

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.

 

Leaving Home by David French

  • Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday-Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.
  • Location: Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave
  • Phone: (310) 397-3244
  • Admission: $25 for General Admission; $20 for Students, Guild Members, and Seniors

Ruskin Group Theatre presents Leaving Home by David French, Directed by Barbara Tarbuck and Produced by John Ruskin & Michael Myers. Chosen as one of the “1,000 Essential Plays in the English Language” by the Oxford Dictionary of Theatre, Leaving Home focuses on immigration challenges, shared across cultures. A compelling story centering around one family, Leaving Home is the first of a five-play cycle, which introduced the Mercer family to audiences around the world.

 

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. 

“Love in the Key of C# or Bb (see sharp or be flat, get it?!)”

  • Date(s): 02/14/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 3:30pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 310-394-9779 ext.1
  • Admission: Gen Adm: $29.50; students, teachers, seniors, military $22.00 (includes complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple juice and a delicious foil-wrapped chocolate rose)

A hilarious and heartwarming musical about first love, puppy love, second time around love, everlasting love, love in the afternoon, love of mothers, grandmothers, men at arms, men in our arms, a celebration of love with a delightful look at everything from the waiting game to the dating game, from breaking up to making up, from holding hands to wedding bands, and from grandparents to parents to the little ones. Filled with romance, humor and a soupcon of spice, this highly entertaining, light-hearted musical revue is perfect for every member of your family - terrific for birthdays, anniversaries, or just for having a wonderful night (or afternoon) on the town. And each admission comes with a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple juice and a delicious foil-wrapped chocolate rose!

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • Date(s): 02/21/2015 - 03/22/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 – 2:00PM
  • Location: Creating Arts Studios, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $15 General Admission

A Pint Size Play Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one large, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. They try to get rid of him by any means possible. This fun adaptation will have adults and children cheering for the good guys and booing for the villains! This is a Creating Arts Company Pint Size Play, which is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family and will entertain adults as well as children ages 3 and up!

 

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).

 

Musical Explorers

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015 - 03/12/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Showings
  • Location: The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
  • Contact: The BroadStage
  • Phone: (310) 434-3200

This is an interactive music event that stems from New York's legendary Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Audiences can come and experience the world of music that is found everywhere in the world. This is a program tht will inspire children to listen, sing and explore a world of music. 

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.

 

Dead Man Walking

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
  • Contact: The Broad Stage
  • Phone: (310) 434-3200

Experience the critically acclaimed opera, Dead Man Walking at Santa Monica's Broad Stage. The emotional and shocking scenes are presented by Opera Parallèke and tell a story involving love, suffering and redemption.

 

Santa Monica Event Information

The Events Calendar is updated regularly with specials, events and things to do in the city of Santa Monica. Please continue to check back for new interesting and fun happenings in Santa Monica, California.

 

  • Hotels
  • Flights
  • Cars
  • Activities

Search Hotels

Search Flights

Search Cars

Search Attractions







Sign up for Santa Monica eNewsletters