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A new website called Little Quest helps parents find productive activities for their children over summer.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Youth, Summer

New Website Helps Parents Find Local Summer Activities For Children

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:07 am

With the summer season coming up, parents will be inevitably facing a search for productive activities for their children. A convenient medium has emerged thanks to a couple of Santa Monica entrepreneurs who have come up with a way to assist in the search for youth summertime activities.

Macon Blair as Dwight in Jeremy Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin,” a tale of revenge.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Review: "Blue Ruin" A Variation On Theme Of Revenge Killings

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:02 am

Violent family feuds are part and parcel of Americana, the most notorious one being between The Hatfields and The McCoys, which began in 1865 and resulted in around one dozen deaths.

Scarlett Johansson as an alien on the prowl for male victims in Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin.”

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Review: Scarlett Johansson Amazing In “Under The Skin”

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:01 am

If you combined the best science fiction elements of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” with Michael Mann’s extraordinary lighting effects in “Thief,” as well as Ingmar Bergman’s long, lingering landscape shots in “The Virgin Spring” or “Wild Strawberries,” this will give you an idea of the highly textured look of Jonathan Glazer’s haunting film, “Under the Skin.”

Santa Monica director and filmmaker Henry Jaglom released a new DVD set Tuesday boasting four of his femininity-centered movies. His latest film “The M Word” will be released in theaters April 30.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

New Henry Jaglom DVD Set, Movie Released This Month

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:06 am

The life stories and backgrounds of artistic creators will naturally infiltrate their work. Henry Jaglom, a legendary experienced director and filmmaker who has lived in Santa Monica for more than 30 years, serves as no exception.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Santa Monica Tree Rededication This Wednesday In Palisades Park

Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

Santa Monica Palisades Park presents a Tree Rededication to Late Mayor Ken Edwards at 6 pm this Wednesday, April 16.

The debut of Boxing at Barker will be this Wednesday, April 16 featuring heavyweight Charles Martin and 9 other boxers.

Sports, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Premier Boxing Event Comes To Santa Monica This Wednesday Night

Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:10 am

Sporting events remain the highest rated programs on all of television. But Michael King, founder and CEO of King Sports Worldwide, noticed a disparity within one of the numerous televised sporting events on today’s television programs.

Carlisle (Frank Noon) tries to seduce Tom (Ben Sharples) to write text that minimizes the side effects of his company’s new drug.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“Co-Dependents: 2 Plays On Drugs” On Stage At The Little Theater

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:24 am

With the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a cocktail of heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs, he became another number in the tens of thousands of people who succumb to deadly drug addiction annually.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is on stage at Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage through April 19, 2014. Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica has teamed up with the venue to offer a “Dreaming of LA” package.

Seven Days, Broad Stage, Santa Monica, Hotel

Dreaming Of LA At The Le Meridien Delfina, Broad Stage

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:20 am

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica has teamed up with The Broad Stage to create a “Dreaming of LA” package to celebrate the start of the theater season with the opening of Shakespeare’s “A Midnight Summer’s Dream.”

The 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival will be held this Sunday, April 13.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

What's Hot: 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival Returns To Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:11 am

Otis College of Art and Design presents its 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival at 11 am this Sunday. Join 3,000 Los Angeles youth for a day of building and flying kites.

Author David Boulé will share the absorbing story of the orange and its impact on the culture of California this Tuesday.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Author David Boulé To Discuss The Orange At Free Library Event Tuesday

Posted Apr. 7, 2014, 9:20 am

Ripe with history, juicy with anecdotes, and deliciously illustrated, author David Boulé will be in Santa Monica this Tuesday evening to present a talk on the history of the orange.

A fundraiser will be held Tuesday at Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Comedy, New Roads School

Westside Comedy Theater To Host Fundraiser Tuesday For New Roads School

Posted Apr. 7, 2014, 9:11 am

Westside Comedy Theater presents Karmic Comedy: Fundraiser for New Roads School at 8 pm this Tuesday. This event features comics from Conan, Jimmy Fallon, and Comedy Central.

Jacaranda will perform David Byrne’s “The Knee Plays” in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy The “The Knee Plays” This Saturday In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:48 am

This Saturday night, Jacaranda will perform “The Knee Plays” by David Byrne, the famed driving force of the “art rock” band the Talking Heads at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.

Artist Gary Paller will feature this acrylic on canvas as part of a new exhibition that opens this Saturday at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Italy Comes To Santa Monica Art Studios Starting This Weekend

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:42 am

Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena 1 Gallery host a special two-night opening this weekend for a mini Italian festival featuring art, music, and fashion titled “All Roads Lead to LA.”

haleARTS S P A C E invites residents to the opening reception of its latest $100 Art SALE, tonight, April 4.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Main Street Gallery To Host Reception Tonight

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:40 am

Located at 2443 Main Street in Santa Monica, haleARTS S P A C E invites residents to the opening reception of its latest $100 Art SALE, tonight, April 4 from 5-8 pm.

LA Puppet Fest 2014 Sunday, April 6Third Street Promenade

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

What's Hot: LA Puppet Fest 2014 To Take Over Third Street Promenade Sunday

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:37 am

LA Puppet Fest 2014 will present its Million Puppet Parade and Puppet Making event starting at 10 am this Sunday.

Barbara Urich as cut-throat Jan Ballas and Bart Petty as Josef Gross, the Managing Director of a corporation in “The Memorandum.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rep Presents "The Memorandum" At the Miles Memorial Playhouse

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:18 am

George Orwell was the prophet of Big Brother everywhere and his dystopian novel, “1984” painted a grim picture of what the world could expect.

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya.

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

A Night With Culture Clash Satirist Richard Montoya In Santa Monica On Thursday

Posted Mar. 31, 2014, 9:14 am

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya will explore the controversial history of Chavez Ravine at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections chamber music series this Thursday, April 3.

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its next concert this Sunday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Experience “Chamber Orchestra Elegance” In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:51 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its third concert of its 2013-2014 season this Sunday, March 30, entitled “Chamber Orchestra Elegance.”

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Envir

Celebrate Free Earth Hour Yoga Saturday At The Fairmont In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:49 am

Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement, will return at 8:30 pm this Saturday, March 29.

Jazz For KidsSaturday, March 29The Broad Stage 1310 11th Street

Seven Days, Broad Stage, Santa Monica, Youth

What's Hot: The Broad Stage Presents Free “Jazz For Kids” This Saturday

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:46 am

The Broad Stage presents “Jazz for Kids” at 11 am and 1 pm this Saturday. The event features an interactive performance and session with local jazz musicians as children get an up-close look at jazz music.

Into the Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop SeriesSaturday, March 29The Santa Monica Museum of Art2525 Michigan Ave. G1

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Into The Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop Series

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:44 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents “Into the Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop Series: Part 1” at 2 pm this Saturday.

The masquerade ball will be held this Thursday, March 27.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

City Shakespeare Company To Host Masquerade Ball This Thursday Night

Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:01 am

The City Shakespeare Company is kicking off its 2014 season with a bash. The Santa Monica-based theater company is hosting a red carpet masquerade ball on opening night this Thursday, March 27.

The “Solo Series” continues on April 10 and April 17 with performances of “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less than Five Hours,” written and performed by Andrea Schell.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rep Kicks Off "Solo Series" This Thursday

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica Repertory Theater, the popular and critically acclaimed Westside theater company, launches its first ever “Solo Series” with performances of “bigblueride” and “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less than Five Hours” this Thursday, March 27 through April 17 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.

Christo Brock, Seeing / Seen / Pulpo, 2013, Photograph on Aluminum

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

New Exhibition Opens Tuesday At TAG Gallery

Posted Mar. 24, 2014, 9:03 am

A new group exhibit opens this Tuesday at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica that will run through April 19 featuring artists Christo Brock, Elsie Dye Sims, and Kamil Vojnar. An opening reception will follow next Saturday, March 29 from 5-8 pm.

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

SMC Symphony Orchestra Concert Today Features Russian Music

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:21 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, under the sponsorship of the Westside Music Foundation and MTAC Santa Monica Bay, will present a special concert today, March 23, featuring Russian music and – an annual highlight of the SMC Symphony programs – guest performances by outstanding youth soloists from Santa Monica High School and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

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