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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Featured Events

The Music Man

  • Date(s): 07/03/2014 - 07/05/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Times: Thursday 7:30 pm; Saturday 6:30 pm; Sunday 12:30 pm
  • Location: 1008 11th Street
  • Contact: Shalimar Carducci
  • Phone: (310) 393-8258
  • Admission: $15/adult; $10/senior; $5/child

“All aboard!” the train to River City, Iowa, circa 1912. Come see the traveling salesman “Professor Harold Hill” as he bamboozles this small town and loses his heart to it at the same time! It’s the perfect 4th of July holiday treat!  Free parking is available in the underground garage across 11th St. Look for the "Church Parking" signs. Both the garage and church campus are fully handicap accessible.


30th Annual Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier

  • Date(s): 07/10/2014 - 09/11/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier
  • Phone: (310) 458-8901
  • Admission: Free

LA's favorite Summer tradition and premier outdoor concert series, the 30th Annual Twilight Concerts at the Pier, returns July 10th! FREE on Thursday nights 7-10pm.

Cinema on the Street

  • Date(s): 07/11/2014 - 08/15/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 7:30p.m.
  • Location: Corner of Third Street and Wilshire on Third Street Promenade
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

Break out the blankets and beach chairs, but check those umbrellas at the door... the outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on Third Street Promenade with a full slate of films across the genre spectrum. In celebration of Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary, what was once a four-night film affair is now a six-night series beginning at 7:30p.m. on Friday, July 11, and continuing each Friday through August 15. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot.

Cinema on the Street presents: Field of Dreams (1989) July 11, The Wizard of Oz (Musical) July 18, Airplane! (Comedy) July 25, Apollo 13 (Oscar Winner) August 1, How to Train Your Dragon (Animated) August 8, Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) August 1. 

CityShakes Presents "Romeo & Juliet"

  • Date(s): 07/11/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Doors open at 7:30pm; Shows start at 8pm
  • Location: 1454 Lincoln Blvd.
  • Contact: The City Shakespeare Company
  • Phone: (323) 388-5854
  • Admission: $20

The City Shakespeare Company is bringing an intimate, visceral, and highly physical production of the greatest love story ever told to Santa Monica this summer. The show will run 90 minutes, no intermission, in CityShakes' early twentieth century warehouse space, and features a live rock score. The City Shakespeare Company is known for its contemporary, accessible, and riveting productions. No late seating.


Charlotte's Web

  • Date(s): 07/12/2014 - 07/27/2014
  • 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 and under $8

Based on the book by E.B. White; Adapted by Joseph Robinette; Directed by William Wilday; Produced by Tracy Saltzman and Mary Beth Sciarabba. A beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give families a morning of enchantment, Charlotte’s Web is based on the classic book by E.B. White, which The Children’s Literature Association named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.”


New Exhibition at TAG Gallery Featuring Artists: Carole Garland, Suki Kuss, Elyse Wyman

  • Date(s): 07/15/2014 - 08/09/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, (Bergamot Station)
  • Contact: TAG Gallery
  • Phone: (310) 829-9556
  • Admission: Free

New Exhibition at TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station will be running Tues. July 15 - Sat. August 9, 2014 featuring Artists: Carole Garland, Suki Kuss, Elyse Wyman. Join us for the Opening Reception Saturday, July 19, 5-8 p.m. and an Artist Talk Saturday, August 2nd, 3 p.m.

Santa Monica Pier: Night and Day, Carole Garland: In her latest show, Carole Garland focuses on the variability of the Santa Monica Pier as a spectrum of illumination throughout the day and into the night. Garland plays with natural and artificial light and shadows falling on the beach, pier and water and explores the familiar architecture in close-up and from afar.

Small Offerings, Suki Kuss: Suki Kuss embarks on a personal journey in her latest exhibition, Small Offerings. Putting aside her signature vintage materials such as lace, dress patterns, sheet music, and reflective objects, Kuss limits herself to only immediately accessible and basic materials available in her studio.

Light of Day, Elyse Wyman: In her latest series, Elyse Wyman combines painting and photography to explore the crepuscular transition of day to night. These mixed media works showcase the ephemeral nature of the cyclical rhythms of the earth, as light is filtered through a haze of clouds, mist and pollution in and around the Los Angeles area.

Jacob Jonas The Company presents In A Room On Broad St.

  • Date(s): 07/25/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Location: Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St.
  • Admission: $25

In A Room On Broad St is Jacob Jonas’s view on society’s competitive nature: how it hurts relationships, creates our work ethic, and brings certain qualities out of each individual including balance, patience and strength. Jacob Jonas The Company explores the relationship of man v. self, man v. man, man v. society, and man v. time while combining the techniques of breakdancing, contemporary ballet, and circus arts. Jacob Jonas The Company is a Santa Monica based creative company specializing in dance, production, and arts education.


Are We There Yet? A Comedy of One Boomer’s Journey to Reclaim his 60s’ Revolutionary Spirit

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 3103949779ext1
  • Admission: General Admission $25, Special Price for Boomers $20.

It’s a “wildly entertaining” (GoodTime Weekly, Santa Cruz) multimedia celebration of the Baby Boom generation including a “hit parade” of cultural touch points from the ‘50s, ‘60s and into the ‘70s. The spirit of the ‘60s is alive in longtime stand-up comic/monologist Richard Stockton's Are We There Yet? A comedy of one boomer’s journey to reclaim his 60s’ revolutionary spirit using standup, stories, music and videos to inspire fellow baby boomers to reclaim their history and own their destiny... to make a difference.

Written and Performed by Richard Stockton, a baby boomer who transitioned from morning talk show host to full-time touring comic in the 80s. Co-Producer Julie Flannery, graphic art Dirk Stockton, videography, James Clark Productions, presented by Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series and SOMEONE Productions. Age Limit: No babies please; the show contains rock and roll music.

Douglas C. Bloom Exhibit Opening Night

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014
  • Times: 5-7pm
  • Location: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (310) 829-3300
  • Admission: $0.00

Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The show opens on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will feature Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape. Rich in color and texture, the paintings reflect the brief seconds of time when seismic light appears in nature just before it shifts and is lost, stirring a visual and emotional reaction in those who experience it. Exhibition continues through August 30, 2014.


Eat|See|Hear Presents: Super Troopers Outdoor Movie Event

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014
  • Times: Doors 5:30pm; Movie Starts 8:30pm
  • Location: Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd
  • Admission: $10

Eat|See|Hear, a premier LA outdoor movie series presented by SHOWTIME, will be showing Super Troopers at Santa Monica High School. The event will also include live music beforehand and the following food trucks: Steel City Sandwich, Vizzi Truck, Burnt to a Crisp Texas BBQ, Umami Burger, Ta Born, Coolhausm Brasil Kiss, and more. Movie is rated R.


Native American Story-telling & Craft Workshops

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014
  • Times: 10am-12pm
  • Location: Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave
  • Admission: Free

Families are invited to the children’s play area to explore the culture of the Chumash, Gabrieleno and Tongva, the original inhabitants of the Los Angeles region for whom the park is named. The morning will include storytelling and songs handed down through generations with Ted and Dennis Garcia. Julia Bonagy, a member of the Tongva Nation/Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, will also lead hands-on workshops in soapstone and wood carving and the ancient art of using plants to create toys and games.


Princess Luau

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat. and Sun. 1:00 - 2:00PM Two Days Only
  • Location: The Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $12.00 Child - $20.00 Adult

It’s summer time and what better way to celebrate than a Luau with all your favorite princesses! Join the Ice Queen and Ice Princess, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and many more while they take you on a Hawaiian Luau journey! Fun summertime songs that the entire family can sing and clap along with! This show is a one hour long interactive Creating Arts Company original. All children receive a free musical toy instrument and a special summertime luau surprise upon arrival!

Santa Monica Place Celebrates National Dance Day

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014
  • Times: 11am-4pm
  • Location: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Blvd., Center Plaza
  • Admission: Free

Come celebrate National Dance Day at Santa Monica Place! From 11am-1pm, Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica instructors will be teaching two routines to promote a healthy lifestyle through dance! 2-4pm, Lorna Jane invites you to continue the celebration with energetic dance ambassador Teresa Seymour! After dancing your heart out, join the Lorna Jane team in-store on Level 1 next to Nordstrom for your favorite womens fitness apparel, DJ beats, healthy nibbles from Lorna Jane's new cookbook and exclusive savings! Open to the public. FREE to participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.


The Boondoggles

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 - 4:00PM Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: The Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd
  • Contact: Ticket Sales
  • Phone: (310) 804-0223
  • Admission: $12.00 - $20.00

A Creating Arts Original - Mini Musical Two Days Only. The Boondoggles Adventure “Out of Boondoggle Central” centers on Colton the cowboy, an imaginary friend who is determined to find his way back into the real world to find his boy Michael. Along the way he befriends a few of the imaginary friends that call Boondoggle Central home, Howard the monster, Crash the ninja, Fae the fairy, Pinkle the pirate, Jade the witch, Carmen the diva and even the Princess Taisie. He discovers that Barb the doll, Candy and Sandy the twins, Mosh and Leel the evil management will do everything they can to keep him from leaving their imaginary paradise. Overflowing with heart, humor, imagination and self-discovery, The Boondoggles is an extraordinary new children’s musical that reminds us what friendship is all about!


Ultimate Beach Art Exhibit

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014
  • Times: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: bG Art Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue
  • Contact: Om Bleicher
  • Phone: (805) 509-3100
  • Admission: Free

bG gallery is pleased to present "Ultimate Beach" the latest exhibit by curator, Daniel Rolnik. Traveling the entire perimeter of the USA, Rolnik searched for artists for the penultimate beach exhibit, uncovering some very unique and eccentric personalities in the process. Opening Reception is Saturday July 26 630pm-10pm and Show Run is July 26 - August 9.


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.

Ruskin Theatre: L.A. Cafe Plays

  • Date(s): 01/20/2008
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: The 3rd Sunday of every month, 7.30pm & 9pm
  • Location: Ruskin Theatre, 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Phone: (310) 397-3244
  • Admission: $10 admission

Cafe Plays gives directors, actors and writers the chance to create a one-act play from scratch in 10 1/2 hours before presenting it the same evening to a live audience. Five one-act plays, bound by a common theme and locale, are staged each night. The 3rd Sunday of every month, 7.30pm & 9pm. $10 admission. Tel. 310 397 3244 or

Jazz Party

  • Date(s): 07/19/2009
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 1pm-5pm
  • Location: The Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd
  • Contact: Pat Kerry
  • Phone: (310) 395-1471
  • Admission: Admission for members is $10; non-members $15

Jazz Forum of Santa Monica presents "Classic Jazz Music" the 3rd Sunday of every month featuring the Hot Jazz of the 1930’s, Swingin’ Jazz of the 1940’s, and Cool Jazz of the 1950’s. Jam sessions featuring LA’s finest Jazz artists, starts at 1 pm-5 pm at “The Lodge” on the corner of 16th and Ocean Park in Santa Monica. A large dance floor, bar, great food and free parking available.

Free Furry Fitness Walk

  • Date(s): 04/18/2010
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 10am - 11am
  • Location: Palisades Park
  • Contact: Anastasia Taylor
  • Phone: (310) 914-3033
  • Admission: Free

Join us on Sunday, April 18th from 10am-11am for a “dog/owner” warm up followed by a walk in Palisades Park. Water & healthy snacks will be served. All are welcome so invite your friends! Participants will receive a complimentary 1-Week Guest Pass + a 1-hour Training Session to the Spectrum Athletic Club plus discount coupons for The Loved Dog. Meet at the top of the Montana Stairs (Ocean and Montana). For more info or to RSVP contact Anastasia Taylor at 310-914-3033 or Event is held the 3rd Sunday of every month.

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.

The L.A Cafe Plays

  • Date(s): 02/20/2011
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 7:30PM & 9PM
  • Location: Ruskin Group Theatre
  • Contact: Ruskin Group Theatre
  • Phone: (310) 397-3244
  • Admission: $15.00 for 7:30PM Show; $10.00 for 9PM show

Ruskin Group Theatre’s popular “L.A. Café Plays” – dubbed the “Fastest Theater in Town” because five short plays go from conception to execution in just 10 1/2 hours – happen every third Sunday of the Month The Café Plays have won praise from audiences and the press alike. Many celebrities frequently participate. Past participants include Dylan Mcdermott, Ed Asner, Chris Mulkey to name a few.

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.

Extreme Close Up: Essays Inspired By the Movies

  • Date(s): 03/20/2011
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 7-9 PM
  • Location: Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd.
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (310) 392-8508
  • Admission: $10.00

Vidiots Annex and Christine Schoenwald Presents Extreme Close-Up Essays Inspired by the Movies Sunday, April 17th at 7PM, space is limited.

This Month's Cast: Nancy Pimental Sarah Stanley Adam Gropman Jenny Noa Tom Cendejas Ted Hardwick Dylan Brody

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.

Tale Spin: A Monthly Gathering of People Telling True Stories

  • Date(s): 04/28/2011
  • Recurring monthly on the last Thursday
  • Times: 7:30 - 9:30
  • Location: Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd.
  • Contact: Patty Polinger
  • Phone: (310) 392-8508
  • Admission: $10.00

Join us for our second Tale Spin: A monthly gathering of people telling true stories. In the flesh. Unplugged. Make us laugh, make us cry, share your personal experiences. And, pay $10 at the door and help keep Vidiots, our local storytelling vendors, in business! We will meet on the last Thursday of every month.

Seating is limited to 35. Please bring a $10 contribution to help keep Vidiots’ doors open. Bring a bottle of wine or preferred beverage and an appetizer of any kind. The stories are free.

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**

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!

This Is How We Do It Sunday

  • Date(s): 02/17/2013
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: Mi's Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (310) 451-0850
  • Admission: $10

Come out for this 90s-themed comedy show. Everyone who comes in 90s gear gets in for half price. The show features the best comics in the city, celebs from the 90s, 90s trivia & prizes...This Is How We Do It!


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!


Awkward Family Photos Exhibit at California Heritage Museum

  • Date(s): 03/28/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Recurring every 12 weeks on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11am to 4pm
  • Location: California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St
  • Phone: (310) 392-8537
  • Admission: $10 adults; $5 Senior and Students; Members & Children Under 12 are Free

The “Awkward Family Photo” exhibition, at the California Heritage Museum, opens on March 28, and will continue through July 27, 2014. It invites you to celebrate those less than picture-perfect moments in an exhibition that explores ten family themes: The Family Portrait; Siblings; Vacation; The Kids; The Holidays; Weddings; Dad; Mom; The Grandparents; Birthdays; and The Family Pet. This exhibit is based on the popular blog and books, "Awkward family Photos."


Sommelier Saturdays at Del Frisco's Grille

  • Date(s): 03/29/2014
  • Recurring monthly on the last Saturday
  • Times: 1pm-3pm
  • Location: Del Frisco's Grille, 1551 Ocean Ave #105
  • Phone: (310) 395-7333
  • Admission: $35

Join Del Frisco's Grille Sommelier Adem Sash for Sommelier Saturdays - a monthly wine series for vino lovers! $35 per person for a two-hour wine lesson from one of LA's top sommeliers, along with hors d'oeuvres. Topics include, the differences between Pinot Noirs from different regions, oaked vs. unoaked Chardonnay and the art of sounding savvy when speaking with a restaurant's sommelier. Del Frisco's Grille is located on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Colorado Blvd, and valet parking is available adjacent to restaurant. Reservations can be made by calling: (310) 395-7333.

Picnic on the Promenade

  • Date(s): 05/16/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 12-3pm
  • Location: Corner of Arizona and Third Street
  • Admission: Free

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. introduces Picnic on the Promenade, a patio that pops up on Third Street Promenade Fridays beginning May 16 through the summer. From noon to 3 p.m. at the corner of Arizona and Third Street in Santa Monica, picnic tables and umbrellas spring up to create a lively outdoor lunching area. Picnicgoers are welcome to bring their own food, or grab-and-go from their favorite Third Street Promenade eateries. It’s free, and it’s here for the summer to help celebrate Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary. To provide a soundtrack to this scene, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has partnered with locally produced NPR affiliate KCRW. To launch the inaugural May 16 Picnic, station DJ Garth Trinidad will spin his signature progressive world rhythm for picnic-goers. Chris Douridas will take the turntables on June 13th, and Raul Campos will lay down the Friday funk on August 8.


3rd Annual Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games

  • Date(s): 05/31/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 4-6pm
  • Location: Miramar Beach Club, 930 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Phone: (310) 319-3111
  • Admission: Free

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is bringing Saint-Tropez style to Santa Monica as they team up with iconic Côte d'Azur swimwear company Vilebrequin. Guests and locals alike can get ready to bump, set and spike en vogue at the new Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games. The fun and fashion doesn’t stop there, as each winning player will receive exclusive Vilebrequin prizes. Participating teams will celebrate afterwards with complimentary FIG artisinal beer, wine and seasonal snacks from 6-7pm.


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.


Barnyard Madness with The Three Little Pigs

  • Date(s): 06/28/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 12:30
  • Location: Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street
  • Contact: Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office
  • Phone: 310-394-9779 ext.1
  • Admission: $10.50 for kids 12 and under; $12.50 for adults

This rib-tickling Family Theatre Musical for Kids 2 to 102, created by the internationally acclaimed team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, proves once and for all that friendship doesn’t depend on size, color, background, “species” or nationality. Acclaimed designer James Cooper’s set - a delightful 40s diner - festooned with a collection of more than 100 vintage piggies of all shapes and sizes – alone is worth the price of admission. Delightful audience participation and a sprinkling of puns and word play adds an extra pig-me-up to the overall enjoyment of this hilarious musical comedy. Those delicious piggies will tug on your hamstrings as they give their wolverine admirers a run for their money, giving a whole new meaning to the term “pig out!” For that special day, Family Theatre Musicals also offer complete birthday and tea parties with every performance. 


Mel Brooks' The Producers

  • Date(s): 06/28/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm
  • Location: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (310) 828-7519
  • Admission: Reserved Seats start at $25, Senior/Student start at $20

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.


Warriors of Flames Exhibit

  • Date(s): 06/28/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday and Thursday 12-8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Location: Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th Street
  • Contact: Danielle Lewis
  • Phone: (310) 395-2290
  • Admission: $5 for General Admission, $3 for Students (13-18), Free for children (12 & under)

The Santa Monica History Museum is holding a celebration for the Santa Monica Fire Department’s 125th anniversary with an exhibit, Warriors of Flames, that charts the evolution of the Santa Monica Fire Department from a small grass-roots organization to one of the premiere, most progressive fire departments in the United States with over 50 historic photographs and artifacts on exhibit. The exhibit opens on June 28th and runs until September 27th with the Santa Monica’s Fire Department’s 1952 Mack fire engine on display at the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum is donating $1 from every paid admission to help restore the historic fire truck.


Superheroes And Fairytales

  • Date(s): 07/07/2014 - 08/25/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street
  • Contact: Alexandra Guarnieri
  • Phone: (310) 366-3999
  • Admission: $455

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero or a magical princess from a fairytale? We will choose our favorite characters from well-known literature like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Batman and Spiderman. There will be drama games, music and dance, as we work together to create our very own superhero and fairytale stories! Suitable for ages 4-5.


Hey There Muscles - Lean Fitness by FerrignoFIT

  • Date(s): 07/12/2014 - 08/16/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 9:00am
  • Location: Santa Monica Pier
  • Contact: Brennan Lindner
  • Phone: (310) 821-7898
  • Admission: Free

The Santa Monica Pier and the Ferrigno family fitness dynasty is hosting the newest free six week class at the Pier! Get ready for a mind-body-soul overhaul focused on creating lean muscle and healthy habits, taught by Lou Ferrigno, daughter Shanna, and the extended family. No muscles? No problem. By the end of this thing, they’ll be saying ‘Hey There Muscles’, and you’ll just nod.


Turning Thirty (Extended!)

  • Date(s): 07/19/2014 - 09/28/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30 PM on Saturdays, 3:00 PM on Sundays
  • 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; students, teachers, seniors, military $22.50. Groups of 8 or more $17.50. Under 12’s $15.00.

It’s the rom-com to end all rom-coms.It's got everything! Lisa Phillips Visca's Turning Thirty has passion and friction between mothers and daughters, sisters and cousins, boyfriends and ex's, in a side-splitting whirlwind comedy of romance, sibling rivalry, trust fund deadlines, suspense, dating dilemmas, and life-changing peanut butter frozen yogurt! Helmed by award-winning director Chris DeCarlo and featuring a spectacular cast of stage and screen personalities, it’s the go-to theatre event of the season. And what's more, there's free frozen yogurt coupons offered by Santa Monica’s brand new Yogurtland for everyone in the entire audience. A win-win for all!


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