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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.

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Hunger Games Star To Take Santa Monica Stage At Urban Outfitters On Friday

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 10:47 am

Urban Outfitters welcomes The Shoe for a musical performance this Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 pm to 8pm at 1440 Third Street Promenade.

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.

The Zombies include Jim Rodford (on bass), Steve Rodford (on drums), Tim Toomey (on guitar), and of course, the two original and founding members Rod Argent (keyboards) and Colin Blunstone (lead vocals).

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

The Zombies To Rock Twilight Concert Series Thursday At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:01 am

The Santa Monica Pier is in for a rare treat this Thursday, Aug. 21, as the Zombies take over the stage at the Twilight Concert Series.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Kiwanis Club Of Santa Monica To Host Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament On Saturday

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:25 am

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica will hold its 6th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament this Saturday evening, Aug. 23 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

In Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound,” on stage at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Simon's alter ego Eugene (Ian Alda) and his brother Stanley (Noah James) bounce ideas back and forth to try to come up with a sketch for CBS by the next morning.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

"Broadway Bound" Reincarnated A Odyssey Theatre

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:13 am

Once in a while, someone decides to revive an old chestnut. Sometimes it’s a waste of time and sometimes it’s fun to welcome an old theatrical friend.

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.

James Cameron in his Deep Sea Challenger sub that took him to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

James Cameron’s Astonishing “Deepsea Challenge 3D” Documentary

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 3:10 pm

Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s fascination with the sea began as a youngster when he was inspired by “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” popular television specials that aired in the 1960s and 1970s.

Get up close and personal with live sharks at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Embrace Shark Week At Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

Want to see live sharks during Shark Week? Visit Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to check out three species of sharks on exhibit and the marine center’s shark nursery.

News, Seven Days, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica

Committee For Racial Justice To Host Workshop In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 9:09 am

The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) will host a workshop entitled “Is there a debt owed to black America?” tonight, Aug. 10 at the Thelma Terry Building in Santa Monica's Virginia Avenue Park.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film, Television

2014 Teen Choice Awards Tonight At Shine Auditorium: Full Nomination List

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 8:47 am

The entertainment industry's seemingly never-ending awards season will be in the hands of teenagers tonight with the presentation of the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, honoring feats such as on-screen liplocks and hissy fits.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

The Bluebirds To Perform Free Concert Saturday At Ocean Park Library Branch

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch hosts local band The Bluebirds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 pm on the Branch’s front lawn, 2601 Main Street.

Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Place Summer Block Party Continues This Weekend

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:56 am

Santa Monica Place sizzles with the coolest beachside Summer Block Party that continues this weekend. The free event features a live concert, summer beauty tips and giveaways, tasty summertime treats, face painting, kids crafts, DJ beats, and a Smilebooth.

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.

The Festival of the Chariots included a free feast for thousands, free entertainment, and exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture.

Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica

Festival Of The Chariots Takes To The Streets Of Santa Monica, Venice Today

Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 9:11 am

The annual Festival of the Chariots commences at 10 am today at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main Street, with three ful...

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Brentwood

Brentwood Grand Prix Returns Sunday; 14 Races Scheduled

Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 9:25 am

For those who seek the thrill of a local sporting event, Brentwood is gearing up for its annual Grand Prix this Sunday, Aug. 3. Bearing basic similarities to the famous Grand Prix de Paris and other international racing contests, the Brentwood Grand Prix is a community cycling competition with cash prizes and merchandise up for grabs.

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 fifth annual An Evening on the Beach returns to the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica on Aug. 7 in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

"An Evening On The Beach" Fundraiser Returns To Santa Monica Thursday, Aug. 7

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:07 am

Few tickets remain for one of summer’s premiere food and wine experiences – An Evening on the Beach at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica – that benefits St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles.

'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.

History, travel, romance, and fantasy inspire debut novel by young Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author C.T. Hillin Debuts First Novel "The Imati"

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am

Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.

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