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Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo as lovers dealing with AIDS in the powerful television film, 'The Normal Heart.'

News, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo: Life At Home & The Psychological Challenges Of Acting

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 12:30 pm

Any time you mention Mark Ruffalo’s name to anyone, the response is always, “He seems like a really nice guy;” or “He seems so genuine and not full of himself;” or “I love his acting;” or “I really love that guy.” And so it goes.

Locals will have a chance to view an original 1911 Santa Monica Road Race car owned by Brian Blain on Friday, July 17.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Relive The Santa Monica Road Races On Friday, July 17

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am

Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana play husband and wife in Maya Forbes’ film 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' a true story about her father’s bipolar disorder and the effect it had on her childhood.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo On “Infinitely Polar Bear,” The Art & Challenge of Acting, Family

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:19 am

Any time Mark Ruffalo’s name appears in the cast of a project, you know he will be giving an absolutely perfect performance. Hence, he is one of the most successful, sought after Hollywood actors.

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Concert Band will perform at 3 pm today, June 21 at The Broad Stage at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

SMC Emeritus College Concert Band To Perform Today At The Broad Stage

Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:19 am

The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Late Spring concert at 3 p.m. today, June 21. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

Ray Brooks and the Blues Masters Band will perform at the free Santa Monica Juneteenth Festival at Virginia Avenue Park this Saturday.

Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Free Juneteenth Festival Returns To Santa Monica This Saturday

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:10 am

People tend to learn in history class growing up about the emancipation proclamation, where president Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by law in the third year of the United States’ civil war.

Acclaimed Pop opera recording artist Nick Palance will be headlining the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit to benefit OPCC on June 28.

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

Nick Palance To Headline OPCC Charity Benefit June 28 At Casa Del Mar

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:38 am

After years of singing at others’ events, crossover music star Nick Palance will be teaming up with the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) to put on his own benefit Sunday June 28, “Coming Home,” to raise money to help homeless people in Los Angeles.

Brett Ryback and Jeff Blumenkrantz as the original dynamic, sometimes competing for center stage duo, in 'Murder for Two.'

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

The Wonderful Whacky World Of “Murder for Two” On Stage At The Geffen

Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:57 am

Murder for Two is an Agatha Christie-style whodunit on speed. With an original fun book and entertaining music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, under the superb split-second timing and staging by director Scott Schwartz, fasten your seat belts for a non-stop 90 minutes of unabashed, high spirited, comic antics.

Mia Sinclair Jenness as Matilda in the national touring company production of 'Matilda, The Musical,' on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Roald Dahl’s “Matilda, The Musical” On Stage At The Ahmanson Theatre

Posted Jun. 15, 2015, 3:46 pm

The national touring company production of Matilda, The Musical is basically a giant piece of cotton candy that once consumed, will leave a sugary aftertaste in your mouth. The story revolves around the main character of Matilda, played on opening night by a tiny tot of a young lady named Mia Sinclair Jenness.*

The Historic San Vicente District Coalition is a grassroots effort by Santa Monica residents to preserve the courtyard housing between Ocean Avenue and 7th by creating a historic district, garnering support for the district and educating owners and residents about the benefits and process of creating a historic district.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Historic San Vicente District Coalition To Host Make Music Day June 21

Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 9:40 am

Historic San Vicente Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to preservation the iconic courtyard housing on San Vicente Boulevard by having it designated as a historic district, will host a free, four-hour concert of performers on Sunday, June 21, 3 pm to 7 pm at Inspiration Point in Palisades Park (Ocean Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard).

Novelist Charles Dubow.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Emerging Novelist To Speak At Library Book Group Open House

Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:34 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow this Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Scott Horton’s mixed media “Let’s Go Punk!”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Art Studios To Show Work Of Three Artists Beginning June 13

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:15 am

Three artists will come together to show their art works in a celebratory art opening on Saturday, June 13 at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Free Arts will host its Family Fun Day at The Victorian this Saturday, June 6.

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

Free Arts Los Angeles To Host 'Fun Day' At The Victorian In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:40 am

Free Arts Los Angeles will host their 2015 annual fundraiser, Free Arts’ Fun Day, a day for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles to come together to enjoy music, engaging art activities, children's art galleries, a group Mandala project, silent auction, food (taco bar and Dylan’s Candy Bar), refreshments and more.

The 6th Annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier will be held this Saturday, June 6.

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

Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival Returns Saturday To Santa Monica Pier

Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 9:03 am

Hundreds of the top stand up paddleboard racers in the world and thousands of spectators will gather at the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, June 6, for the 6th annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.

Take a look at Tongva Park that's now open seven days a week to the public.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Park

Tongva Park Kicks Of Summer With Free Events June 10 & 20

Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 8:47 am

Tongva Park kicks off summer with two events, an evening concert of upbeat Afro-Latin urban roots music, and a family-friendly morning filled with the magic of puppet-making and performance.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

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

Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop Presents "Comedy Tonight!" June 5-7

Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.

Sandra Mae Frank as Wendla and Austin McKenzie as Melchior, struggle with new sensations in their bodies.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Deaf West Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” Electrifies The Senses

Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 3:24 pm

The lobby of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was filled with excitement as hearing-impaired friends greeted each other with hugs and kisses, signing their enthusiasm that almost translated itself for those of us who are not hearing impaired. This enthusiasm was only the beginning of what was an astounding evening of a rare, emotionally charged theatrical experience.

Topanga Canyon Gallery is an artist-owned and run collective that grew from the first Topanga Artists' Guild in the 1950s.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Topanga Canyon 14th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour Returns This Weekend

Posted May. 29, 2015, 1:13 pm

Join intrepid art lovers on a unique self-guided odyssey through Topanga Canyon for the Artists’ Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31.

Santa Monica History Museum presents a unique exhibit on Shirley Temple June 4-10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum To Present Shirley Temple Exhibit June 4-10

Posted May. 28, 2015, 8:42 am

The Santa Monica History Museum has been chosen as one of only five museums in the world to exhibit Shirley Temple’s personal childhood collection. The exhibit will be held June 4 through June 10.

(Back row, left to right) Corley Shelby, Rojan Telo, Natalie Kahn, Henrik Rivera, Jesse Sandoval, and Joel Reyes, along with (front row, left to right) Aaron Bertucio, Julian Schwartzman, Hayley Howe, Marissa Dubois, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Brendan Cobia perform in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage May 22-31.

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

SMC Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Until May 31

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Antoinette Perry will be a soloist at Santa Monica Symphony’s free show this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Staying In Town This Memorial Day Weekend? Santa Monica Symphony Presents Free Show

Posted May. 22, 2015, 10:02 am

The Santa Monica Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a concert this Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

The 2015 Twilight Concert Series begins July 9 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2015 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm

The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.

The family breaks up a fight between Ronnie and Evy in Paul Oakley Stovall’s 'Immediate Family.'

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

An Evening Of Laughter With “Immediate Family”

Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:47 am

Paul Oakley Stovall’s “Immediate Family” blasted off like a rocket and continued its hilarious trajectory throughout the 90-minutes of almost non-stop merriment. You could say it was a kind of an “All In The Family” sitcom on speed as it dealt with the complications of revealing an alternate life style versus adhering to traditional family values, as well as smoldering sibling resentments. Serious subjects are handled in almost a farcical manner.

Noted Broadway director Steve Zuckerman helms this world premiere of '63 Trillion' by John Bunzel, now playing as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Up Front With "63 Trillion" Director Steve Zuckerman

Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:17 am

Money. Sex. Bad behavior. It’s just another day at the stock exchange. When global financials go radioactive, predators stand poised for a fight to the finish. Partnerships prove to be perilous and laws are meaningless in the jungle of scheming money managers.

Tongva Park has sweeping views of the Ocean.

Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Free Dance Performance At Tongva Park Sunday Afternoon

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:35 am

Donna Sternberg & Dancers presents The Architecture of Space, an exploration in movement at a free performance today, May 17, at Tongva Park in Santa Monica.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

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

Final Performances Today Of SMC's Global Motion World Dance Company

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:30 am

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

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