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Abbot Kinney Fest offers a day of fun, food and entertainment while attendees soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Music, Art

Abbot Kinney Festival To Shut Down Famed Mile-Long Stretch This Sunday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:27 am

The annual Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its 30th year this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm toasting to the best of world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Cultures clash in 'Locals Only!' with Harrison Meloeny as Buzz, Brendan Cobia as Lance, and Ryan Snanoudj as Rick. SMC art student Pace created the murals that will be projected onstage and serve as backdrops in the production.

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

"Locals Only!" Musical Takes A Look At Santa Monica-Venice Surfer Culture

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:17 am

Santa Monica College will next month present “Locals Only!” – a world premiere musical written by the Emmy Award-winning creator of the smash hit “High School Musical” – Oct. 3 through 19 in the SMC Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Hosts Authors Stephen D. Gutierrez, Jim Krusoe

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica College has announced that award-winning authors Stephen D. Gutierrez and Jim Krusoe will read and talk about selections from their works at 11:15 am Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The “LACO à la carte” fundraiser events pair intimate musical performances with international cuisine at Consul General residences across the Westside. Pictured is the evening at the residence of the Consul General of Armenia in 2013.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra "A La Carte” Fundraising Series Returns

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:37 am

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra kicked off is sixth annual “LACO à la carte” fundraising series last Thursday night at the official residence of the Consul General of Finland in Bel Air.

One of Santa Monica's most distinguished citizens, John Bohn, sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's first concert of the 2014-15 season.

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

John Bohn Sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's Season Opening Concert

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:40 am

Supporting classical music is a family tradition that Santa Monica’s John Bohn is carrying on with enthusiasm. He is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Orchestra Santa Monica’s season opening concert in October.

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

"Madam Secretary" To Premiere On CBS Tonight

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:31 am

"Madam Secretary," a drama starring Tea Leoni as a secretary of state balancing demands of her job with her responsibilities to her family, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight and will be rerun at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Charles Andrews, Marissa Rubin, and Jerry Rubin are hoping that their campaign to save the Muir Woods mural is successful when mediation begins next week.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art

Muir Woods Mural Mediation To Start Monday

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:15 am

The future of the Muir Woods mural that adorns the Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park corner of Olympic High School in Santa Monica is uncertain, with parties for and against the current design, heading to mediation.

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

SMC’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Starts Sept. 23

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:45 am

Methods for protecting precious antiquities from earthquakes, and the latest developments in solar energy are just two of the topics of the Santa Monica College Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series.

The 8th Somatic Movement Arts Festival concludes this weekend with three embodiment performances.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Somatic Movement Arts Festival In Santa Monica Amplifies Body-Mind Awareness

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:57 am

The 8th Somatic Movement Arts Festival culminates this weekend with three embodiment performances at 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, following a week of creative body-mind-movement workshops since Tuesday.

'Redefining Home' by Hossein Khosrojerdi opens Saturday Sept. 20 at Tara Gallery in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Tara Gallery To Host Opening Reception Sept. 20 For Iranian Expatriate

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:50 am

Save the date -- Tara Gallery in Santa Monica has announced the opening of acclaimed Iranian expatriate Hossein Khosrojerdi. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Tara Gallery with a reception from 6-9 pm and continues until Oct. 15.

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

SMC Stages Original Play About Women In Afghanistan Sept. 9-13

Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:49 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present free performances of “Disgraceful Veils of Afghanistan’s Taliban” Sept. 9-13 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

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, Theater, Santa Monica

"The Face In The Reeds" World Premiere At Santa Monica's Ruskin Group Theatre

Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 8:41 am

There are traditional Passover Seders and then there are Passover Seders of a different kind. One of the recent depictions of this 2000-year-old tradition, was the one presented in the West Coast Jewish Theatre’s production of “The Whipping Man,” in which the Seder was conducted by Simon, a newly freed slave whose owners were Jewish and whose religion and its practices he embraced as his own.

'Grenade' is one of the works by Long Beach artist Roxanne Sexauer will be on exhibit at SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery from Sept. 2 to Oct. 11.

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

SMC Exhibit "Sight Readings" From Artist Roxanne Sexauer Opens Tuesday

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:17 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is presenting “Sight Readings: A 35-Year Survey of Work by Roxanne Sexauer,” an exhibition of original works by the printmaker renowned in the contemporary printmaking community as an artist whose aesthetic of abstraction references nature. Sexauer’s work recognizes a long tradition built in the distinctive qualities and processes of hand-pulled prints.

Author Craig Horowitz with his book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy.”

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author Writes Book On Ted Kennedy’s Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am

For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.

In a one-night only performance at the Ford Anson Amphitheatre, Jennifer Holliday was the headliner in 'Broadway Under The Stars' and wowed the audience with her heart-thumping rendition of 'I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from 'Dreamgirls,' which she starred in 33 years ago.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

"Broadway Under The Stars" A Hit At Ford Amphitheatre

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am

Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Quilt Guild To Host Fall Quilting Exhibition Starting Saturday

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:40 am

A fall quilting exhibition will feature the work of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, along with two other Los Angeles-based quilt guilds, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitors’ Center in West L.A.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

Classic Car Night begins this Tuesday Night in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food Trucks, Santa Moniac

California Heritage Museum To Host Monthly Classic Car Night Starting Tuesday

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:32 am

The California Heritage Museum will present a new monthly community event starting this Tuesday called the Ocean Park Classic Car Night.

The Museum of Flying's presentation series continues featuring the author of the biography of Californian aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica Museum

Museum Of Flying To Host “Quest For Flight” Author This Sunday

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:22 am

“Quest for Flight” author Craig S. Harwood will provide a talk on the biography that he wrote about his great grand uncle, John J. Montgomery this Sunday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 pm.

Annie Chernecky plays Jennifer, a 15-year-old “Lolitaesque”seductress who might be in dangerous waters with Terry(Aaron McPherson).

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

"In A Dark Dark House" Makes Its L.A. Premiere At The Matrix Theatre

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:08 am

Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting. His play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating, albeit painful, journeys into childhood trauma, memories of which are trapped in the subconscious or too painful to consciously revisit.

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

Meet Grumpy Cat Today At Santa Monica Place

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:28 am

Grumpy Cat, the feline with the famous frown, will make an appearance at Kitson at Santa Monica Place to promote her new book today, Aug. 4. The book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat, is the follow-up to New York Times bestseller Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book.

Critical Brass, a New Orleans band that blends Dixieland jazz, gospel funk, Afro-Latin grooves, and neo-soul hip-hop freestyles, will perform this Sunday at Jazz on the Lawn.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Jazz On The Lawn Series Returns Sunday At Stewart Street Park

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:02 am

The smooth sounds of jazz is set to fill the air at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5-7 pm, beginning this weekend thanks to the return of the free Jazz on the Lawn series.

Left: J.J. L'Heureux's 'Lazzaroni,'  print with knotted threads in an edition of 40. Right: Julienne Johnson's 'La Suite Jany 2013'.

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

New Exhibition Opens Tonight At FABstudio On Main Street In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 8:59 am

Tonight, Aug. 1, Los Angeles artists Julienne Johnson and J.J. L’Heureux will take part in an opening reception for a new group show titled “Five Artist Show” at FABstudio in Santa Monica. Both artists have exhibited their work around the world, but admit they are looking forward to being featured in this Main Street gallery.

'The Way You Look Tonight' is currently on stage at the Odyssey Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Anything To Never Leave Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica resident and Emmy-Award winning playwright-producer, Peter Lefcourt, is the epitome of the local who doesn’t want to leave home even to go to work.

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.

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