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Tongva Park will host free family events this Saturday from 10 am to noon at the children’s play area and Wednesday from 7-9 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Enjoy Two Free Fun Tongva Park Events This Saturday, Wednesday

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am

A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.

History, travel, romance, and fantasy inspire debut novel by young Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author C.T. Hillin Debuts First Novel "The Imati"

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am

Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.

Artist Stephanie Trachtenberg is gearing up to exhibit more than three dozen art works at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica starting Sunday.

Life And Arts, Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Upper West To Host Opening Reception Sunday For New Art Exhibition

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:22 am

For more than two years, Upper West in Santa Monica has put its restaurant walls to the best possible use, displaying paintings of different local artists for about four months at a time through a partnership with local company The Beach Vault.

Staples III 2013, 12.5” x 12.5” x 2.5.” Staples, rope, 24K gold leaf on panel $2,500.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Culver City

Exploring The Culver City Arts District

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:10 am

When you think of art, paintings are usually the first medium that comes to mind. However, in today’s market, “art” covers a broad spectrum. Mixed media has fast become one of the leading forms of art.

Cinema on the Street has expanded this year to six free screenings on Friday nights on the Third Street Promenade starting this week.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Film

Watch Free Film "Field Of Dreams" On Third Street Promenade Tonight

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am

Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

City Shakespeare Company Presents "Romeo & Juliet" In Santa Monica Starting Friday

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:40 am

The City Shakespeare Company opens the doors to its summer production of Romeo & Juliet this Friday, July 11. They kick off the run with a red carpet masquerade ball in honor of the famous ‘ancient feast’ in the story, and run through July 26.

Cinema on the Street has expanded this year to six free screenings on Friday nights on the Third Street Promenade starting this week.

Life And Arts, Downtown, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Cinema On The Street Returns Friday To Third Street Promenade

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:23 am

Santa Monica’s popular outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on the Third Street Promenade this Friday.

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of American indie pop band Cults will open the 2014 Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Cults To Headline Twilight Concert Series Opener This Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am

One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.

Cinema at the Edge founder Michelle Danner and festival creative director Brian Drillinger at the inaugural event in 2013.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Independent Santa Monica Film Festival Returns For Second Year This Weekend

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:05 am

Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking will all be part of the 2nd Annual Cinema at the Edge festival in Santa Monica this weekend.

The three Santa Monica young adult authors taking part in the panel: Holly Goldberg Sloan (from left), Ava Dellaira and Margaret Stohl.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Young Authors To Lead Panel At Santa Monica Main Library This Tuesday Evening

Posted Jul. 7, 2014, 2:11 pm

A young adult author panel titled “Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation” will take place from 7-9 pm this Tuesday, July 8 at the Santa Monica Main Library. It will include six successful young authors – three hailing from Santa Monica.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehinger Wins Prestigious Award

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.

Almost Holden Collection, an artistic collective, is located at 2821 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Ocean Park, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Youth

Ocean Park Art Space Draws In Youth

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:19 am

Imagine a space that transcends space itself, whose sole intention is to allow the creative people of Los Angeles a place to express themselves, to learn new things, and to collaborate. In Santa Monica, such a place exists.

Uplifters Kitchen co-owner Elizabeth Spaulding (above) has created a farm-to-table approach for the newly opened café.

Life And Arts, Dining, Ocean Park, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Uplifters Kitchen Elevates Casual Cafe Experience In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:17 am

For anyone interested in a hand-roasted cup of coffee, a fresh-out-of-the-oven scone, or a friendly place to sit in, Uplifters Kitchen has just opened up on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Learn more on Henry Miller’s literary career and storied life at Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Arthur Hoyle Presents Henry Miller Talk At Santa Monica Main Library This Wednesday

Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 9:06 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes author Arthur Hoyle for a presentation on legendary American author Henry Miller this Wednesday, June 25.

Two of the works from artist Bruria Finkel that are part of an exhibition at ARENA 1 Gallery in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Art & Trauma: Bruria Finkel Recovers Through Art

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:21 am

It was Jan. 19, 2010, when Bruria Finkel and a friend were driving to a luncheon in Palm Springs. Just after leaving Interstate 10, they began the last leg of their journey on Highway 111.

John S. Reynolds’ “Oil Fields and Orchards” oil on canvas that is part of a new Jean Madsen Gallery exhibit that opens today.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica

Jeanie Madsen Gallery Celebrates The Art Of Doing It All With “I heART LA”

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:19 am

In the past when students said goodbye to college, they embarked on a career and never looked back. These days, switching careers and adding new ones have become commonplace.

Hart Pulse Dance Company presents “Bask” this weekend at the Miles Memorial Playhouse.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Dance

Hart Pulse Dance Debuts “Bask” In Santa Monica This Weekend

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:13 am

A Santa Monica and Los Angeles dance staple, Hart Pulse Dance Company presents its latest creations choreographed by Amanda Hart in the upcoming debut of “Bask” this weekend at the Miles Memorial Playhouse.

SMC Art Mentor Program exhibit – “amplified 2014” – concludes this Saturday at SMC’s Pete

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Art Mentor Show Concludes “Amplified 2014”

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:11 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is encouraging the public to visit “amplified 2014,” an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP).

Watch Ray Romano on stage at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Celebrity, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Ray Romano & Friends In Santa Monica This Saturday Night

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:09 am

The Broad Stage presents a night with Ray Romano and Friends at 7:30 pm this Saturday.

Hands on History will be held this Saturday at the Santa Monica History Museum.

Life And Arts, Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Santa Monica History Museum Presents 'Hands On History'

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 8:58 am

The Santa Monica History Museum presents its “Hands on History” program at 11 am this Saturday.

The 24 Hour Plays is a one-night-only live performance at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Friday. The entire creative process – from writing to directing and performing – takes place in just 24 hours. Pictured is Jamie Chung and Molly Sims in a previous production.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Celebs To Create Short Plays At The Broad Stage In Just 24 Hours This Friday

Posted Jun. 18, 2014, 12:18 pm

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica will host six 10-minute performances this Friday night as part of 24 Hour Plays starring the likes of Alanis Morissette, Kelly Osbourne, Abbie Cornish, Seth Green, John Cho, and Wilmer Valderrama.

One of the works part of the solo exhibition by Bruria Finkel created over the past four years.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Opening Reception Saturday For Bruria Finkel Exhibit

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:08 am

An opening reception will be held this Saturday, June 14 for artist Bruria Finkel’s newest exhibition, “The Past Four Years.” It will be held from 5-8 pm at ARENA 1 gallery in Santa Monica.

Highlights from last year’s annual Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park. This year’s celebration will be held this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Festival Returns This Saturday To Clover Park

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:06 am

Two stages with music and dance performances, food trucks and carts, a culinary stage, and craft vendors – that’s some of the highlights at this year’s annual Santa Monica Festival this Saturday at Clover Park.

The California Heritage Museum will present its 14th Annual Antique and Contemporary Tile Sale this Saturday, June 14.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Buy Rare Tiles At Santa Monica Sale This Saturday

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:01 am

The California Heritage Museum will present its 14th Annual Antique and Contemporary Tile Sale this Saturday, June 14.

A selection of the art works that will be on display at Blue 7 Gallery’s newest exhibit.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Blue 7 Gallery In Santa Monica Dishes Up Newest Exhibit

Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:10 am

Following the first installment of its food themed show “Food for Thought,” Blue 7 Gallery in Santa Monica will host a gala opening reception this Saturday, June 7 from 6-8 pm, for part two: “The Second Course.”

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