There’s no better place to be during the summer than by the beach, experiencing what Santa Monica, California has to offer. Head to the Southern California coast and enjoy summer events and special offers.
Eat | See | Hear Outdoor Movie Series
Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd
Showtime presents Eat|See|Hear, a summer-long celebration of food, music & movies! Events takes place at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Blvd (entrance on 4th St). Doors open at 5:30pm with live music starting at 7pm and movie at 8:30pm. Admission is $12. Check website for movie lineup.
Legally Blonde The Musical
June 27th-August 1st
Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd
Join us for the show of the summer! A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
31st annual Twilight Concert Series
Thursdays, July 9th-September 10th, 7pm
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier presents the 31st Annual Twilight Concert Series every Thursday from July 9th through September 10th, 2014. Concerts are free and run 7pm-10pm. Lineup: July 9th – Morris Day & the Time; July 16th – Real Estate; July 23rd – Cubanismo; July 30th – JD McPherson; August 6th – Australia Rocks the Pier; August 13th – Sister Nancy; August 20th – Ariel Pink; August 27th – Jefferson Starship; September 3rd – Rebirth Brass Band; September 10th – TBA.
Picnic on the Promenade
Fridays, July 10th — August 21st, 12pm — 3pm
1300 block Third Street Promenade (Between Arizona and Santa Monica Blvd)
Escape from the cubicle and enjoy lunch at Downtown Santa Monica’s Picnic on the Promenade. This annual summer series eases locals and Promenade walkers into the weekend every Friday afternoon with live music, classic board games, interactive challenges, and free services from Downtown merchants. Bring a lunch or grab-and-go from one of Downtown’s award-winning eateries and soak in the sun.
EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN
July 11th, 8pm-10:30pm
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave
18th Street Arts Center proudly presents award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson’s latest work EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN at Bergamot Station on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Enveloping the buildings of historic Bergamot Station Art Center in light, shadows, and video projections, Johnson transforms the art campus into a single art installation in collaboration with site-specific contemporary dance by Pennington Dance Group and light installation art by Greg Christy. Through projections and light on a main wall and throughout the campus, the work aims to explore connections between the individual identities of the galleries and artists at Bergamot Art Center as a unified space.
Cinema on the Street
July 17th, 8pm
1400 block Third Street Promenade (just north of Broadway)
Downtown’s outdoor movie series Cinema on the Street returns with a screening of the movie musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring the zany and always entertaining Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. Sing along with Oompa Loompas and savor delicious Belgian chocolate bars from KC Chocolatier. A few fortunate moviegoers will unwrap Golden Tickets and win free gifts from the gourmet chocolate company. Installations include an interactive photobooth and a chance to win VIP seating in an outdoor viewing lounge styled by West Elm.
Whole Foods Presents: 2015 Summer Champagne Social
July 19th, 11am-3pm
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St
Join us at 18th Street Arts Center for guided studio tours and champagne! Our Champagne Socials happen twice a year and are an afternoon campus-wide open studio. Come for a meet and greet with cheerful libations. Enjoy access to new works in progress and intimate discussions with the artists. 18th Street Arts Center’s residency programs help build and strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators. There are five types of residencies, including local organizations in residence, where arts organizations have their offices and activities on our campus; local artists in residence, where LA-based artist occupy either live/work or day work studios for 1 year or more; a visiting artist program that hosts international and national artists and curators from between 1 to 3 months; a curator in residence, who has studio space for one calendar year to conduct research and foster community engagement through ancillary programs, such as symposia, lectures, and artist talks; and the Artist Lab Residency program, structured as both a residency and an exhibition for an LA-based artist in our Main Gallery. Our 2015 Summer Champagne Social is sponsored by Whole Foods and supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.
ALT 98.7 Summer Camp
August 8th, 4pm
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
Join us for this concert on the Pier featuring performances by Matt and Kim, James Bay, Andrew McMahon, Saint Motel, Wolf Alice and Meg Meyers.
August 22nd, 6pm — 11pm
1300 block Third Street Promenade (Between Arizona and Santa Monica Boulevard)
Downtown’s signature electronic music festival Sonic Submarine returns for its second voyage into the funky depths of sound. Rockstar KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad, Raul Campos, and Travis Holcombe will dive deep into their vinyl crates for eclectic hour-long sets. Sonic Submarine pays homage to the Promenade’s roots as a street performer’s paradise where dancing in the streets is an everyday occurrence. Join in on the disco as the sun dips and disappears into the Pacific.
Enjoy our 3-course brunch and lunch everyday for $15! Please visit www.barpintxo.com for the menu. Sit on our patio with ocean views and enjoy a selection of tapas for only $15, the best deal in Santa Monica! Valid March 12-August 21, 2015.
First time clients – enjoy a $45 haircut. Try our salon then get $20 off every time you refer a friend. Valid all summer long.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Run, Forrest, Run to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. located at the Santa Monica Pier. Come in and try our rockin’ lineup of seasonal items, available for a limited time! Headliners include items like Grilled Seafood Trio and Shrimp Bruschetta, as well as cool new Beer Cocktails and mixed drinks like Rhythm and Booze- Bacardi Limon Rum, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice and Finest Call Watermelon Puree. With a fun, casual atmosphere, out-of-this-world seafood dishes and a fun drink selection for all ages, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is the hottest ticket this summer.
This summer Burke Williams Day Spa invites you to spoil dads, grads and the ones you love with the memorable gift of a spa treatment. Guests who spend $150 on a gift card at Burke Williams Day Spa will receive a complimentary $25 gift card. For each $250 gift card purchase, you will receive a gift card for $50. Whether it’s a gift for your dad, husband, new grad, best friend or bride-to-be, purchase a gift card and receive a little something special for yourself at Burke Williams Day Spa. Valid June 15-July 15, 2015.
Charlie Kabob of Santa Monica
Free appetizer or salad with purchase of any Kabob Entrees. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer has no cash value. Valid June 15-December 31, 2015.
Daily Grill- Santa Monica
All summer long Daily Grill will be offering our no-fuss Picnic Bags that are the perfect, shareable complement to any casual summer activity. Packed with your favorite Daily Grill dishes and conveniently prepped to grab & go. Daily Grill will be offering a new seasonal lunch menu featuring only the finest tastes of summer. Valid June 15-September 1, 2015.
European Skin and Massage Studio
Summer Special: $65 One-Hour European Facial or $57 One-Hour Swedish Massage. Valid June 22-September 1, 2015.
The Georgian Hotel
Book The Georgian Hotel’s Suite End of Summer Sale between July 1 & July 31 (stay between August 24 & October 30) for up to a 15% discount on Signature & Ocean View Suites. *Subject to availability. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid August 24-October 30, 2015.
Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean, Santa Monica
Hotel Shangri-La’s new “Have It All – Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast” Package is the perfect summer get-away. Select dinner for two on night of arrival and a traditional full breakfast for two in the morning; all meals are served in the ocean front Dining Room with tax and service included. Life can be perfect, we’ve thought of it all. Valid June 16-September 30, 2015.
Live Language LA
Upon signing up for one-to-one English conversation lessons, you’ll be given an Urth Caffé gift card (valued at $50) that you can use for summer beverages! Valid June 15-September 30, 2015.
Lotus East-West Medical Center
Heal on the 4th! Receive 10% off your initial acupuncture treatment with Clinic Director, Dr. Brendan Armm of Lotus East-West Medical Center, in Santa Monica, California. Our center is the first certified “green business” medical center in Los Angeles. Valid June 18-December 31, 2015.
Stop by Margaret O’Leary this Fourth of July to shop our Spring/Summer Collection, including beach cover-ups and linen knits. Enjoy 40% off select items, as well as complimentary champagne and treats all weekend! Valid 9am-6pm July 1-6, 2015.
Summer’s here, and so is the time to get your brunch on at Mercado Santa Monica The Santa Monica location is ideal for pre/post beach adventures. Known for its unique and contemporary twist on classic Mexican dishes, Mercado’s brunch menu boasts amazing dishes. Please see below and attached, and let me know if we can work on any relevant summer brunch stories, or segments. Summer brunch menu includes: Chilaquiles Rojos con Huevos – crispy tortillas, salsa roja, two over-easy eggs, queso cotija, crema fresca, cilantro, red onions; Rompope French Toast – telera bread, rompope batter, fresh berries, whipped cream, chile-infused agave syrup; Torta de Carnitas – slow-cooked pork, red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, queso fresco, chile de arbol aioli, guacamole, potato chips. Chef Partner Jose Acevedo also introduced new dinner items including Lobster Tacos and Tostados de Ceviche.
Pedego Santa Monica
Cool off for the summer on a new Pedego Electric Bike. Mention “Buy Local” and take a cool $195 Off MSRP. Valid 11am-6pm June 19-September 6, 2015.
Cheers to Happy Hour! Here’s to a summer you will always remember with the friends you will never forget. Enjoy 1/2 off any medium or larger Pinkberry during Happy Hour Mondays-Thursdays 5pm-7pm. Valid July 7-30, 2015.
Sweet Rose Creamery
Celebrate July’s National Ice Cream Month the tasty way at Sweet Rose Creamery. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Shiho Yoshikawa have churned up flavors that celebrate the true essence of summer like Fig Jam Swirl with Salty Crumble, Lemon Chamomile, Stone Fruit, Melon, and Candied Lime sorbets, and dairy-free Horchata with housemade rice milk, all of which can be purchased as scoops (starting a $4) or pints to-go ($9.50). For something more decadent, Sweet Corn makes its annual return, available by the scoop or as an ice cream sandwich with housemade vanilla cookies ($4.50).