Wake up with the Waves
Saturdays March 26 through April 30, 10:30am to 12pm
Calling all kids, ages 1-8, your Saturday mornings are about get musical! Join us for Wake Up With the Waves, the interactive concert series for children each Saturday morning 10:30AM to noon at the Santa Monica Pier (it’s free!). It’s fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and entertainers who get kids engaged with singing, dancing, playing and more! It’s a perfect way to start the day. Then stick around for family fun at the Pier with amusements, rides, restaurants and more!
Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition
April 14 through June 23
An annual Spring tradition on the Pier, Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition returns to the popular restaurant/nightclub. Twenty bands vie for an opening spot in the Pier’s prestigious Twilight Concert Series. First round competition takes place Thursdays April 14 – May 12; Semi-Finals May 19 and 26; Finals June 23.
April 30, 7:30am to 3pm
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5K* run (or walk), an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation – but with a twist. From DJs on the main stage to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to local food and craft vendors, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognized teachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled day.
3rd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street
Come out for a foodie take on the classic board game Memorial Day weekend! MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will showcase the best restaurants and businesses on Santa Monica’s Main Street to raise funds for Summer SOULstice through a fun event mirroring the classic board game. Attendees will receive “Mainopoly” dollars for tastings at participating locations. Come out, have fun and wear your best “Monopoly”-inspired costume!
Pedal on the Pier
Pedal on the Pier is an annual event where individuals and companies ride 100+ stationary bikes in order to raise money and send underprivileged children to summer camp. Have the opportunity to bike for a cause while staring out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
2016 Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
June 11, 8am
The Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. Tracing it’s roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this year’s event offers epic competition. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier. The event is free for spectators and fun for the whole family. Besides the races, there will be beach games and races for the kids, a lifeguard and surf history pop-up museum – plus live music and hula dancers performing throughout the day. Tommy Bahama will also bring back their signature lounge tent and 21 and over rum bar. Come celebrate decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.
Father’s Day at Santa Monica History Museum
Bring your father to the Santa Monica History Museum on Saturday, June 18 (the day before Father’s Day) and receive half-price admission!
CINCO DE MAYO EVENTS
Our house-special: the Mega Margarita will be served all Cinco de Mayo weekend long! We will be serving 99 cent Coronitas, and we will be honoring our world-famous Happy Hour, where all drinks are 2-4-1, from 4pm to 8pm!!! Yes, that means two chilled patron shots for the price of one; two cervezas for the price of one; and yes, even two margaritas for the price of one! We serve fresh south of the border favorites such as tacos, burritos, nachos and fajitas ’til close! Valid May 5-8, 2016.
Start your Cinco de Mayo weekend early for a celebration to taco about. There will be $5 margaritas all day and regular happy hour. Join us for food, cocktails and live music!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Mercado on May 5, 4pm to midnight. Yxta dinner specials include $7 house margaritas, $10 cadillac margarita, $6-7 shots, $4 Modelo Especial and food specials.
Healing Arts Reaching Kids: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Upper West benefiting HARK of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 30% of the proceeds from the evening will go to HARK. Surprise piñata & raffles for gift cards to local stores add to the festive fun for a great cause.
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica
On Mother’s Day, Del Frisco’s Grille will be giving the royal treatment to moms with flowers, a complimentary Lemon Cake Jar and $15 off card for their next visit. Also featured all day, the Grille will be offering a $42 prime rib and their classic Sunday Brunch on May 8 for the whole family to enjoy.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters Wine Shop & Bar is celebrating their first Mother’s Day by making the shop the go-to destination for gifts and wine tasting. Besides picking up the perfect bottle of sparkling rosé for brunch, the shop is offering fully customizable Mother’s Day Gift Baskets which includes an array of chocolates, artisanal food items, cookbooks, and of course, wine. The baskets can be ordered in advance by calling 310.899.6900 and are priced $65-150. Additionally, Esters is thrilled to welcome back local florist Krystal Chang who is putting together mini flower bunches for the gift baskets, as well as beautiful floral bouquets which can be picked up in the shop on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. On Mother’s Day, Esters is also hosting their regular Sunday Wine Tastings from 3-5 p.m. on the outdoor patio. Priced at $25 per person, guests can show up any time to taste through the wines at their pace, and enjoy a wine flight and snacks, with all wines from the tasting line-up available for purchase with a 10% discount that same day.
Pamper Mom with Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Shangri-la Santa Monica Served Alfresco in the courtyard, the sumptuous Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch features abundant selections of delicacies fit for a queen, along with a glass of complimentary champagne for guests over the age of 21 and a beautiful rose for every Mom. Takes place 11am to 2pm. Adults are $65; Kids 12 and under are $30.
Santa Monica’s Huckleberry Bakery & Café is offering a variety of Mother’s Day-inspired desserts available in store for pick-up the week of May 2: Glazed Shortbread Cookies ($2.75 each) – Heart-shaped strawberry-glazed shortbread cookies decorated with “I Love Mom” in icing; Heart Ganache Tarts ($6.50 each) – A gourmet chocolate tart adorned with the word “MOM” in icing; Individual Heart-Shaped Chocolate Mousse Cakes ($11 each); Seasonal Kouign Amann Fresh Fruit Tarts – ($5.50 each).
Milo + Olive
Milo & Olive, the Rustic Canyon Family’s beloved neighborhood pizzeria and bakery, is gearing up for a lively Mother’s Day Brunch along with some unique baked goods also on offer throughout the day. Signature brunch dishes will also be available such as Creamy Polenta with Poached Eggs, braised bacon bits, and baby greens, and Wood Fired Dutch Baby Pancakes with berries, maple syrup, sea salt, and powdered sugar. Brunch cocktails like the Vermouth Spritzer made with prosecco, soda, and a lemon twist will also be available.
Ocean & Vine Restaurant at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Join us on Mother’s Day for a Champagne brunch buffet at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s Ocean & Vine Restaurant. Admire spectacular views while enjoying made to order omelets, a waffle – French toast station, carving station, seafood bar and more. 11am to 3pm. $85 for adults, $37 for kids 12 and under. Tax and gratuity are not included. Please call 310.576.3180 for reservations.
Pizza Antica Santa Monica
Join us for Mother’s Day brunch with bottomless mimosas. Available 11am-3pm.
Santa Monica History Museum
Bring your mother to the Santa Monica History Museum on Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) and receive half-price admission!
This Mother’s Day, The Albright will be offering fully stocked picnic baskets including: entrees for two adults, a Mexican blanket, Govino stemware and bamboo cutlery. The menu features a Brown Rice Bowl garnished with sprouts, fresh mint, basil and your choice of grilled shrimp, salmon or chicken, a BLT on rustic country bread, a Citrus Kale Salad and a Seasonal Panna Cotta. Children’s add-ons are available for $7 per child and include your choice of an Almond Butter and Homemade Fig Jam Sandwich or Lightly-Breaded Chicken Tenders and baby carrots with homemade Ranch, S’mores cookies and Horizon Organic milk. Main menu add-ons are also available for $45 per adult. To order please email email@example.com and allow for 48 hours notice.
The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories
Kid’s Cooking Class: Mother’s Day Treats. Treat your sweet mama to breakfast in bed this year and learn it all here! Let us give your child the gift of culinary confidence so you can sit back this Mothers’ Day. These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers. Mini Ricotta and Tomato Quiches, Berry Special Jam Cake, Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes. Class is May 7, 2016.
VIP 10% off any menu item. Please print this and show cashier. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Valid on dine-in and take-out only. Not valid on delivery 20% VIP discount on catering! Valid 4pm to 10pm March 1-May 6, 2016.
Take the bus in spring and save the planet! Show us your bus pass/stub, and get your free gift! Also, get 10% off any beverage or pastry. Valid February 29-June 30, 2016.
Beachside Blowouts $39 each or $149 (4 pack plus free #Unite dry shampoo)! Book yours now! Valid February 24-May 31, 2016.
Burke Williams Day Spa
Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to introduce three special Mother’s Day packages to treat the women in your life with an indulgent pampering experience. Each exclusive package offers a unique combination of soothing services and enhancements for moms and daughters to enjoy. The Mother’s Day packages introduce Burke Williams’ new elegant Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure. The indulgent service begins with a Yuzu Rose Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, followed by a Honey Heel Glaze, and for the ultimate renewal, a deliciously refreshing Yuzu Rose Body Butter. We’ll finish off the perfect pedicure with our new Gold Polish in the color of her choice. Moms will “Relax” with Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure with her choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- Spa Style facial starting at just $149 ($194 value or higher). “Escape” with a Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure, a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -and- a 50-minute Spa Style facial all starting at $249 ($313 value). Mothers and daughters can share in a relaxing experience and enjoy our elegant Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure with their choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage -or- a 50-minute Spa Style facial for just $309 ($388 value). Valid April 1-May 8, 2016.
Free appetizers or salads with purchase of any Kabob Entrees. Valid March 1-September 30, 2016.
Giant Santa Monica
Roll into spring at Giant Santa Monica and receive a free Giant Horizon Bike Helmet ($40 Value) with any Bike purchase over $400. Valid April 1-30, 2016.
Santa Monica’s Huckleberry Bakery & Café is offering their annual Passover Catering Menu through April 30, so fans can place orders any day of the week after 2:00 p.m. within 24-hours’ notice by calling 310-451-2311. Highlights include: Charoset with apples, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon ($10, serves 2-3 people); Rutiz Farm’s Potato Pancakes with crème fraiche and apple sauce ($24 for a dozen); Creekstone Farms Braised Beef ($110; serves 8-10 people); A gluten-free and flourless Apple Honey Up-Side-Down Cake ($50); Traditional and Chocolate-Covered Coconut Macaroons ($8.50 for a box of four and $9.50 for the chocolate-covered version); and Housemade Matzo in flavors like olive oil & fleur de sel or onion ($9.50 for a box of 10). Valid April 1-30, 2016.
Spring Sale! 20% off on engagement rings and wedding bands! Perfect time to propose to your one and only this spring! Custom designs, jewelry and watch repairs on premise. Sale items not included. Valid March 21-May 31, 2016.
Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Book a Suite at our best available rate and receive breakfast for two each day! Valid February 24-December 31, 2016.
Pono Burger’s 3 Year Anniversary & Burger Month! May is National Burger Month, and it is also Pono Burger Santa Monica’s 3rd Anniversary! We’ll be celebrating all month with special Spring Pairings. Try any of our new spring menu seasonal burgers along with its beer pairing listed on the menu for $18. Spring Pairings THE SASSY WAHINE Organic beef patty, housemade wasabi mayo, pickled ginger, organic avocado, organic pea shoots,housemade organic Okinawan sweet potato chips, housemade sesame ponzu dressing ~ Pair with Allagash Saison ‘ALEKINA BURGER Organic beef patty, housemade chimichurri sauce, organic avocado, Belcampo chorizo, organic sweet potato nest ~ Pair with Pranqster THE PALANI Organic beef patty, herbs de Provence, grilled organic sliced tomato, Cypress Grove Purple Haze chèvre, Niman Ranch bacon, sunny-side up egg, organic arugula, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil ~ Pair with Scrimshaw Pilsner Although not a burger, we are also including THE BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, apple wood smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese, arugula, chipotle-bacon aioli ~ Pair with Strand 24th St. Pale Ale Like always, people can add a patty of organic beef to The Breakfast or Mary’s Organic free-range, antibiotic-free turkey for $5 more. Plus, we’ll be sharing the birthday love by giving away a dinner for 2 (valued at $50) to one of our Instagram followers EVERY WEEK through our birthday month of May! Diners just have to post a photo of their favorite Pono Burger on Instagram, tag @ponoburger, and a winner will be selected and announced on our Instagram each Sunday in May. Valid May 1–31, 2016.
Pressed Juicery Santa Monica
Custom Bundle of any five juices for $29.50. Valid in-store only. Valid February 25-May 31, 2016.
Santa Monica Tickets
5% off all in stores purchases over $200. Valid Mondays through Friday 9am to 2pm. February 24-June 22, 2016.
Sweet Rose Creamery
Available online for national shipping, Sweet Rose currently features an April Pint Pack ($60) with four flavors made from scratch by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Shiho Yoshikawa using fresh spring ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, including: Olive Oil, Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate Sorbet (dairy free), and Ojai Pixie Tangerine Frozen Yogurt – created in partnership with the 4th Annual Ojai Pixie Month, celebrating the petite, sweet, and seedless tangerine native to the area. These flavors are also available the entire month at the Sweet Rose Creamery store location along with other seasonal treats. Valid April 1-30, 2016.
Pedal Power in SaMo! Enjoy Traditional King or Double Queen accommodations with all the extras! The Ambrose will reimburse guests up to $25.00 per room per day for bike rental(s) from Breeze Bike Share. Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday in March, April, May. $295.00 plus applicable taxes. Valid March 1-May 31, 2016.
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