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From left: Lara Wallace as Lauren, Sarah Long as Marty, Nico Lozano as James, Olivia Worthen as Teresa, and (center) Zeno Robinson as Schultz perform in 'Circle Mirror Transformation' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Studio Stage Apr. 3-12.

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

Santa Monica College To Present "Circle Mirror Transformation" April 3-12

Posted Mar. 30, 2015, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” Apr. 3-12 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

New West Symphony presents the very challenging 'Sibelius Violin Concerto' featuring acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi as guest artist this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Presents "The Planets" In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 11:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar tonight.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Show At Sonny McLean’s In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:39 am

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica from 9 pm to 12:30 am tonight, March 27.

Laura Linney as the best-selling crime novelist Patricia Highsmith and Seth Numrich as Edward in Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland” on stage at The Geffen Playhouse.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Laura Linney Graces Geffen Playhouse In Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland”

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:30 am

Laura Linney is no stranger to the stage and has racked up multiple impressive Broadway credits including “Time Stands Still,” “Sight Unseen,” “The Crucible,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Uncle Vanya,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “The Seagull.” Equally at home on the big screen, she had key roles in “You Can Count on Me,” “Kinsey,” “The Savages,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Love Actually,” and “The Truman Show,” just to name but a few.

Bob Aguirre with Stevie Nicks, now a Santa Monica resident.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (from left), Jason Weiss and Mark Belnick in Donald Margulies' 'Sight Unseen' on stage at The Lounge Theatre.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Award-Winning “Sight Unseen” On Stage At The Lounge Theatre

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 3:59 pm

Playwright Donald Margulies is a writer with issues to explore. In his play, "Sight Unseen,” presented by Wasatch Theatrical Ventures, he delves into questions of what constitutes art as well as the slippery slope of love, commitment, bigotry, and the loss of creative purity.

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

Santa Monica College Symphony Presents Romantic Program March 29

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:07 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert Sunday, March 29, featuring a romantic program of music both happy and sad. Los Angeles baritone John Atkins joins the symphony to perform as guest artist. SMC student Joseph Rishik, a cellist, is also featured.

'90404 Changing' is a multi-dimensional feature-length film that employs a unique form of story-telling which blends standard documentary coverage with dramatic narrative.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Free Movie Screening “90404 Changing” Thursday

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy will host a free screening of local film “90404 Changing” at 6:30 pm this Thursday, March 26.

Senator Bernie Sanders.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Politics, Lax

Sen. Bernie Sanders To Speak At Marianne Williamson's Sister Giant Conference

Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:10 am

Former 33rd Congressional District candidate Marianne Williamson will host the third Sister Giant conference on the weekend of March 28-29, at the Councourse Hotel at LAX.

Nico Jesus (to the right of “Jack Kelly” leaning on the wagon) stars in “Newsies”.

Seven Days, Theater, Ucla, Santa Monica, Hollywood

UCLA Grad Nico DeJesus To Star In “Newsies” On Stage At Pantages Theatre

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 12:08 pm

When “Newsies” opens at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood this Tuesday, March 24, there’s one performer with local roots who’s extra excited for the four-week Los Angeles engagement, as it’s a chance to sing and dance in front of plenty of friends and family.

An afternoon with Jo Baker at Santa Monica Public Library will take place this Saturday, March 21, at 2 pm.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

13th Annual Santa Monica READS Program Concludes Saturday With Author Jo Baker

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:26 am

Santa Monica Public Library wraps up its annual community reading program, Santa Monica READS, with an afternoon talk with this year’s featured author, Jo Baker, this Saturday, March 21.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Women

League Of Women Voters To Host “Women Who Shape Santa Monica” Celebration

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 8:34 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) invites the community to join them on Thursday, March 26, as the organization honor four "Women Who Shape Santa Monica."

Theodore Folsome, Darya Razaviani, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Silvana Gonzalez in 'Elephant’s Graveyard,' Mar. 20-29 at Santa Monica College.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Begins "Elephant's Graveyard" Performances Friday

Posted Mar. 18, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present "Elephant's Graveyard" starting this Friday, March. 20 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Performances will continue through March 29.

Violinist Vijay Gupta will perform with Santa Monica Symphony this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Hits The Road Saturday Night With Free Concert

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am

The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk Returns This Saturday, March 14

Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:42 am

The public is invited to explore the more than 60 artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars during the 9th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk this Saturday, March 14.

Victor Franz (Sam Robards) discusses the sale of the family furniture with Gregory Solomon (Alan Mandell).
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Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Arthur Miller’s “The Price” On Stage At The Mark Taper Forum

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:16 am

It’s almost sacrilegious to even think about criticizing Arthur Miller – one of America’s most preeminent, most lauded playwrights. His Death of a Salesman, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, stands as one of the greatest plays ever written as it dissected the slow demise of a once very successful salesman.

Shows are March 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 pm and March 14 and 21 at 2 pm.
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Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Theatre Arts Presents The Wizard Of Oz Musical Starting Friday

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Frank Baum’s beloved classic The Wizard of Oz musical is being brought to life by two talented casts of Samohi theatre, choir, orchestra, band and dance students in seven performances at Barnum Hall this month.

Lee Davis.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Women

Free "Building Self-Esteem Class" For Women This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:40 am

Santa Monica life skills trainer Lee Davis is presenting to women a free "Building Self-Esteem Class" on Sunday, March 8.

The Annual Emeritus College Student Photography Exhibition runs March 5-April 22 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on March 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

SMC Emeritus College Emeritus College Art Gallery Presents Photography Exhibit

Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 9:43 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery presents its Annual Student Photography Exhibition start this Thursday, March 5. It will run through April 22, 2015.

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC's Free Spring Environmental Lecture Series Begins Tuesday, March 3

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:45 am

Santa Monica College’s Spring 2015 Environmental Issues Lecture Series – featuring experts discussing important environmental and urban issues of our time – begins this Tuesday, March 3.

National Eating Disorders Association’s third annual Los Angeles NEDA Walk will be held this Saturday, March 7.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Los Angeles NEDA Walk To Take Place In Santa Monica This Saturday, March 7

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:36 am

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

League Of Women Voters Of Santa Monica To Host Higher Education Forum March 7

Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 8:12 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) invites the community to “Students Speak,” a forum on access to public higher education at Santa Monica College on Saturday, March 7.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Emeritus College Acting Troupe To Present Free Performance Today

Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 7:59 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe will presents its Spring 2015 Performance at 1 pm today, March 1.

Prolific screenwriter Richard LaGravenese’s latest film is “The Last Five Years,” which he adapted and directed from Jason Robert Brown’s musical.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Part One: Richard LaGravenese’s Journey To Success As Writer, Director

Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:41 am

Ask the average movie buff if he or she knows who Richard LaGravenese is and the answer is probably going to be no. In the same sentence add that he wrote “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Little Princess,” “The Ref,” “Erin Brockovich,” “The Fisher King,” and “Rude Awakening.” Then, of course, the light goes on, as LaGravenese’s body of work is immediately recognizable as he written some of the most emotionally profound Hollywood scripts.

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