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Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Halloween

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Returns For Second Year This Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:52 am

The 2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will bring out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of the city this Friday, Oct. 31.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Main Library Presents "An Evening with Michael Connelly" On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:49 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present "An Evening with Michael Connelly" on Tuesday, Nov, 4 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

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

Sneaky Math For Teens & Youth Workshop At Santa Monica Library On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:44 am

Best-selling "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things" author Cy Tymony brings his unique, fun, hands-on learning approach to all things math in "Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects" to Santa Monica next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Ursula Boschet offers tips on Halloween costumes.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Halloween

VIDEO: Santa Monica Costume Shop Talks Trending Halloween Costumes

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:31 am

Still pondering over what kind of costume to wear this Halloween? Santa Monica-based Ursula’s Costumes may have the solution: as a year-round costume shop, the store is essentially a treasure chest for those who are seeking the perfect Halloween attire and willing to spend a little time exploring their options.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

SMC Emeritus College Band To Present Free Concert This Sunday, Nov. 2

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

The SMC Emeritus College Band will present a concert at 2 pm this Sunday, Nov. 2. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:02 am

For an entertaining way to combine the spirit of Halloween and the quintessential SoCal lifestyle, look no further than ZJ Boarding House’s annual Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 am. Far from the ordinary surf competition, the participants will be riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean all the while donning their Halloween costumes.

Pier Aquarium To Go Spooky

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium To Turn Spooky This Weekend

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:01 am

In lieu of the Halloween season, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is incorporating a number of spooky themes into its family-friendly activities this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, starting at 12:30 pm, the Pier Aquarium will be hosting a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos celebration, with costume wear encouraged.

Hear pianist Gloria Cheng perform a white note only piano concerto by Latvian composer Georgs Pelecis this Sunday.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Orchestra Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Kicks Off Third Season This Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:55 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will kick off its 2014-15 season with the program “Heroic Beethoven and More” this Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 pm.

One of the artworks that will be on display as part of the new Upper West exhibit.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Opening Reception Sunday For Upper West Exhibition

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:54 am

A colorful change is coming to Upper West in Santa Monica this weekend with the arrival of new art being hung on its walls.

Naam Yoga LA executive director Jane Ohmes Mirshak.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Naam Yoga Celebrates Its Third Anniversary This Weekend

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:53 am

Naam Yoga Los Angeles will host its third anniversary gala celebration and fundraiser “A Simple Gift!” tonight, Oct. 24 to benefit their 501(c)(3) and Giving Naam community outreach programs.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Quaker Group To Host One Woman Show Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:50 am

A one-woman show called “Holy Pal - Decades of Joy, Revelation and Spiritual Creativity as a Teacher” will be held this Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 1 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Phillips Lerner Event In Santa Monica On Sunday To Benefit Gang Reduction

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:18 am

Phillips Lerner has announced its annual Adopt-A-Center event, this year celebrating the recipient of the 2014 award: El Nido Family Centers.

Opening reception for 'Pyrometrics' – a survey of creative works by Ceramicist Franklyn Phillips – will be held on Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SMC's Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery. Exhibit runs from Oct. 28 to Dec. 6.

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

Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 25 For Santa Monica College "Pyrometrics" Exhibit

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 10:08 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present "Pyrometrics – A Retrospective in Ceramics,” an exhibition of original works by professional studio artist, ceramic sculptor, and ceramic painter Franklyn Phillips.

Julia Arian (as Rachel), Tom Berklund (as Patrick), Stacey Moseley (as Christina), Chip Bolcik (as Barry), Paul Zegler (as Sol), and Aidan Blain (as Mose) in Robin Uriel Russin’s “The Face In The Reeds” making its World Premiere at the Ruskin Group Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Ruskin Group Theatre Extends "The Face In The Reeds" Through Nov. 22

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:30 am

Ruskin Group Theatre's new comedy "The Face in the Reeds" has been extended through Nov. 22, 2014.

The Grant Fall Festival is a community event this Saturday, Oct. 25.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Grant Elementary School To Hold Fall Festival With Haunted Hallway Saturday

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:48 am

The students, parents, teachers, and staff of Grant Elementary School in Santa Monica are rallying together for an incredible community event this Saturday, Oct. 25 – the Grant Fall Festival, Monster Mash Dance – and the Westside’s only Haunted Halloween Hallway.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival This Sunday, Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica will host its “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival this Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Santa Monica Symphony presents its landmark 70th season of free quality classical music concerts starting Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season; Perfomance Saturday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) will open its 70th concert season this Saturday, Oct. 18 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Acclaimed pianist Gabriela Montera will make her New West Symphony debut this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Celebrates 20th Season With Performances This Weekend

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the opening Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary Season this weekend, which includes a show in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Locanda del Lago chef Gianfranco Minuz at a previous “Bite of the Beast” dinner. This month’s five-course event on Oct. 30 will feature an all-natural Muscovy duck menu.

Dining, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Locanda Del Lago To Star Duck At Its “Bite Of The Beast” Series

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:00 am

Italian-restaurant Locanda del Lago on the Third Street Promenade continues its monthly series called “Morso della Bestia,” which translates to “Bite of the Beast,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 featuring an all-natural Muscovy duck menu.

All proceeds and donations collected at Yoga for a Cause Santa Monica will entirely support The Painted Turtle’s life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with serious medical conditions.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Yoga For A Cause Event Seeks To Raise Awareness For The Painted Turtle

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 2:17 pm

Traditional yoga is taught very differently from how it’s learned in America, and instructor Ryan Silvers is elated to offer locals a chance to experience what he coins “the next stage of yoga”.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

2XU Santa Monica RunFEST To Take Place This Sunday, Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 9:04 am

The 2XU Santa Monica RunFEST invites runners of all levels to participate in friendly competition and family fun at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 am.

Jeremy Pope reprises his role as Pharus in Tarell Alvin McCraney's 'Choir Boy' on stage at the Geffen Playhouse.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“Choir Boy” Makes West Coast Premiere At Geffen Playhouse

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:36 am

Any time a production comes to down that originated at New York’s Alliance Theatre or the Manhattan Theatre Club, you almost automatically know that it’s a play that deserves your attention.

The Brothers Grand performed at Bergamot Jazz on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy Bergamot Jazz Sunday In Santa Monica This Weekend

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:04 am

Robert Berman Gallery (Gallery B7 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica) will this Sunday, Oct. 19 host live jazz fusion, instrumental, and original music performed by local artists from 2 pm to 6 pm.

From left: Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts, Blair Underwood as her son Ludie, and Vanessa Williams as Ludie’s wife, Jessie Mae in “The Trip To Bountiful,” on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity

Cicely Tyson Wows In “The Trip To Bountiful” At The Ahmanson Theatre

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:48 am

Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts brilliantly shines in Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” a revival production currently on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed with surgical precision by Michael Wilson, Foote’s iconic script was enough to entice Miss Tyson back to the Broadway stage after a 30-year break, which was rewarded with a Best Actress Tony Award.

BAM Fest attendees can enjoy more than 40 craft breweries on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) Returns To Santa Monica Sunday, Oct. 26

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:35 am

Tickets are selling fast to the 18th Street Arts Center’s renowned BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

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