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Kaylene Garcia as Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier (Evan Swenson) from Westside Ballet of Santa Monica’s “Nutcracker.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Final Performances This Weekend For “Nutcracker” In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:25 am

The Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is bringing festive delight in the form of the classic “Nutcracker” at the Broad Stage.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Free Diet Books From Author In Lead Up To Christmas

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:14 am

Your New Year’s resolution to lose weight may be made much easier as free copies of “The New Lean For Life” will be given away during each of the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 12-23).

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Quaker Group To Host Special Guest Sunday, Dec. 21

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:13 am

Shan Cretin, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will speak and show slides of her September trip to the Gaza strip and surrounding areas this Sunday, Dec. 21.

Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Religion

Church In Ocean Park To Host Longest Night Service This Saturday, Dec. 20

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:43 am

Church in Ocean Park will host "Longest Night Service" this Saturday, Dec. 20 from 5 pm to 6 pm, followed by a "Hug Walk" along Main Street from 6 pm to 7 pm.

News, Environment, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Vigil On Dec. 23 To Remember Conservationist John Muir

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 9:48 am

John Muir, the renowned conservationist and Sierra Club founder who passed away 100 years ago, will be remembered and honored at a public 'John Muir 100th Anniversary Memorial Candlelight Vigil' in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Holiday, Religion

Fiesta Chanukah Celebration To Be Held In Boyle Heights

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:19 am

The third annual Fiesta Chanukah Celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights and will include a Hanukkah sweater fashion show, a holiday boutique, games, live screen printing and food.

Long before Dorothy from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz, including Emma Hunton as Elphaba who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Hollywood

REVIEW: "Wicked" Now On Stage At Pantages Theatre For 14-Week Engagement

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 1:59 pm

When touring Broadway shows arrive at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, most typically stay for just three weeks. Fans of “Wicked” are in for a treat following its return on Wednesday – it will remain for a 14-week engagement through Sunday, March 15, 2015.

One of the 13 Nativity Scenes that will be displayed at Mount Olive Lutheran Church for the second year in a row starting Sunday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Lifesize Nativity Scenes Return To Santa Monica Church Sunday

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica’s controversial nativity installations will be unveiled for their annual Christmas display in the Ocean Park neighborhood this Sunday, Dec. 14. The lifesized Nativity Scenes grabbed national attention two years ago after efforts were successfully made to ban them from public land.

Santa Monica Assistance League is located at 1453 Fifteenth Street.

News, Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Helps With Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:42 am

Santa Monica Assistance League is ready to help residents with last minute holiday shopping.

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

Skylar Stecker To Perform Two Free Concerts Sunday At Santa Monica Place

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:27 am

Emerging artist Skylar Stecker will perform two concerts at Santa Monica Place this Sunday, Dec. 7, one at 1 pm followed by a second show at 3 pm.

The 61st anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will return Dec. 14 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes To Return To Mount Olive Lutheran Church Dec. 14

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:04 am

Thirteen life size scenes depicting events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ will return as part of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes this year on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Biking

11th CicLAvia To Be Held In Los Angeles Sunday

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:33 am

The latest CicLAvia street festival, in which streets are cleared of vehicle traffic to make way for pedestrians and bicyclists, will be held in South Los Angeles Sunday.

Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Holiday-Themed Breakfast For Children With Santa At Santa Monica Place Saturday

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 11:56 am

In honor of Santa’s arrival, children of all ages are invited to have breakfast with jolly ole’ St. Nick at Santa Monica Place this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Stacey and Walter Todd.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Father-Daughter Authors Host Santa Monica Book Launch Party Tuesday, Dec. 9

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 9:43 am

Father-daughter author team Walter and Stacey Todd will hold a free book launch release party in Santa Monica at Hamilton Gallery this Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Nat Trives, known as Mr. Santa Monica, will have his 80th birthday at Pacific Park on Tuesday with guests asked to donate $100 to one of the causes he supports in return for food, rides, and games at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Mr. Santa Monica To Host Charity Birthday Fundraiser Tuesday, Dec. 9

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:48 am

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 9, a celebration at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will be providing the means to donate to a local charity and have fun at the same time, thanks to the birthday boy himself.

The Holiday Hop Along Pico will be held Saturday, Dec. 6.

Life And Arts, Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Holiday Hop Along Pico Boulevard In Santa Monica This Saturday Afternoon

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:46 am

Businesses on Pico Boulevard from the ocean to 34th Street in Santa Monica will take part in a “Holiday Hop Along Pico” this Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 6 pm.

The SMPD/SMFD Candy Cane Drive will take place this Saturday, Dec. 6, from from 10:30 am to 3:45 pm.

Fire Department, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Firefighters, Police To Distribute Free Candy Canes This Saturday

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:43 am

The 22nd annual Candy Cane Drive returns to Santa Monica this Saturday, Dec. 6. Santa and his public safety helpers at the Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the event.

The Santa Monica community is invited to the free Main Street holiday festivities this Saturday, Dec. 6.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Main Street To Light Up Saturday Night For Sparkling Holiday Celebrations

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:41 am

The thriving Santa Monica Main Street business community will unite in an evening of fun-filled festivities this Saturday, with caroling, parties, aerialists, and Santa all on the bill to kick-start the holiday season.

The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers (from left) Jon Preston, Kathy Leonardo, Suzy Williams, Catherine Allison, Mikal Sandoval, and Rory Johnston perform tonight at Montana’s Holiday Walk, Saturday night at the Main Street holiday celebration, and Sunday afternoon on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Main Street, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers To Perform Three Free Gigs This Weekend

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:39 am

The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers are back to celebrate the holidays at three free community events this weekend.

The Santa Monica Symphony is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Santa Monica Symphony Concert This Sunday At Barnum Hall

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:36 am

The Santa Monica Symphony performs Beethoven’s spectacular “Ninth Symphony,” with internationally acclaimed soloists and chorus singing the “Ode to Joy,” in celebration of the Symphony’s 70th anniversary this Sunday, Dec. 7.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

SMC Begins Performances Of Award-Winning Rock Musical "Next To Normal" Friday

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 9:05 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Next to Normal” Dec. 5-14 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Reine du Desert 2005 31.5 in. x 16 in. Acrylic, pigment, and mineral on hardboard.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Art

Tara Gallery To Host Opening Reception Saturday For Chahab Tayefeh-Mohajer Exhibit

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:58 am

Tara Gallery will welcome Chahab Tayefeh-Mohajer hailing all the way from France for his first solo exhibition at Tara Gallery. Ancient Meets Contemporary opens this Saturday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“What The Butler Saw” On Stage Through Dec. 21

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:12 am

Although “All About Eve” is not in the same genre as Joe Orton’s scathing satire “What The Butler Saw,” there was one line spoken by Margo Channing, played by the iconic Bette Davis, that could very easily sum up the high-voltage shenanigans that take place in the current revival at the Mark Taper Forum: “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

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

Santa Monica College To Present Student Portfolio Photo Exhibition Dec. 6-19

Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:48 am

Santa Monica College will present the semi-annual SMC Student Portfolio Photo Exhibition December 6-19 at the SMC Photography Gallery.

Enjoy a performance by the SMC Jazz Band this Monday, Dec. 1.

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Jazz, Opera, Piano Concerts In December Begin Monday

Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Santa Monica College presents a December filled with music, ranging from percussion ensemble recitals to the sounds of the season and more.

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