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.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:21 am
Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:52 am
The Santa Monica Main Library presents Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis this Tuesday, Dec. 2 for a discussion on her catalog "Hollywood Costume" with guest moderator Frank DeCaro.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:27 am
Argentinian artist Javier De Aubeyzon will be celebrated in a solo exhibition dubbed “Environmentalism-O” at FABstudio Gallery in Santa Monica on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, taking place from 5-9 pm, will feature 10 original oil paintings on canvas depicting landscapes and cityscapes.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:25 am
When one writes about art, one often comes to expect the norm – paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. Mixed media has crept into the repertoire of many skilled artists and now plays a prominent part in contemporary art. More often than not, the predictability of the fusion of paint, found objects and whatnot has caused many an art lover to heave a heavy sigh.
Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:37 am
Santa Monica will host Handel’s popular holiday oratorio “The Messiah” with acclaimed director Daniel Suk and young local soprano Golda Berkman promising a breathtaking performance.
Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:01 am
The California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica is paying homage to West Hollywood’s Shamrock Social Club, Mark Mahoney’s iconic Sunset Boulevard tattoo parlor.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:37 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company will present “Peace and Security,” an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:50 am
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday's presentation of the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each have five.
Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:37 am
The Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 2015.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:47 am
When life knocked you down or fear gripped you, how did you move forward? These are questions storytellers will answer at the next SHINE event with its inspiring true stories of “Finding Bravery.”
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:41 am
Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble of Santa Monica College – will present a program showcasing new works by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers this Friday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 23.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:34 am
The newly opened P32 gallery in Santa Monica raised $9,000 for the Chase Foundation in the first week of its exhibition, "Filling the wHole." The exhibition runs until Dec. 4 with a goal of raising $15,000. More than 150 people attended the opening reception on Oct. 25.
Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 9:37 am
The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division hosts its first Artist Resource Fair this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Open to all artists, the fair offers workshops and information about ways to live and work as an artist in Santa Monica, from affordable housing to health care.