Seven Days Show
Welcome to "The Seven Days Show," Santa Monica's newest show that will appear every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. The show will cover lifestyle-themed stories in Santa Monica and the surrounding region, including art gallery exhibitions, fashion news, happy hours, live music, and restaurant reviews.
LATEST: May. 23, 2013In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: To jumpstart the summer this Memorial Day Weekend, Showtime will be hosting an outdoor trifecta of entertainment on Saturday night. RHYTHM: And if you'd like to be part of a momentous concert at Santa Monica's most iconic performing arts center, you'll want to be in town this weekend. But if folk music is more your style, McCabe's Guitar Shop will present 2 indie-rock artists on Friday night.
Posted May. 16, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: FITNESS: Women’s Health and Exhale Spa will be celebrating 10 years of “Core Fusion,” and they want you to join them in making it your most hard-core day of the year. THE DISH: And Dennis Klempner is carrying on an Italian tradition at his own restaurant. EXHIBIT: LA’s Cancer Support Community is hosting the Fresh Canvas Party at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica to benefit their free wellness programs. Also, the Venice Art Walk and Auctions will celebrate the 34th year on Saturday.
Posted May. 9, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: On Monday, fashion historian Kimberly Truhler will be hosting "History of Fashion in Film" at the Annenberg Beach House. LOEWS: Beach body season’s on its way, and a membership to Ocean Spa and Fitness can make sure you’re looking trim this summer. EXHIBIT: And whether you're a seasoned art collector, or a first-time buyer, there's an exciting art benefit that levels the playing field with an element of surprise. FILM SCHOOL: If your passion is storytelling, you won't want to miss the summer programs at the Relativity School of Film, Media and Performing Arts.
Posted May. 2, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: RHYTHM: Santa Monica is hosting it's Spring Jubilee with BritWeek, and if you're a Beatles fan, you won't want to miss the British Invasion concert coming to town this weekend. EXHIBIT: BritWeek will also feature a few of the world’s most well known street artists, including 2 of London's prolific graffiti stars Inkie and Eine. SHOTS: Cinco de Mayo is Sunday, but the bars on the Westside will start celebrating all weekend. VENICE TOURS: And if you'd like to experience the hip style of Venice Beach, you can check out some it's most unique urban designs this weekend.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: On the last Friday of every month, local improv actors take the Westside comedy stage to sing, dance and bring out the laughs for an hour called Power Up! LOEWS SPA: And if you’re preparing for your own day in the spotlight, Ocean Spa and Fitness at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel can make sure you’re looking your best for your big night out. EARTH WEEK: SMART, the all-new urban micro-car, has kicked-off its national tour downtown, and is giving locals a chance to take the wheel for a test-drive. RHYTHM: On Saturday, Rusty’s Surf Ranch will host a live music benefit to raise restoration funds for Chain Reaction, and local teens from the Pico Youth and Family Center will host the CD release party for Volume 4 of the PYFC All-stars.
Posted Apr. 18, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Director Greg Shane brings you "Yesterday's," a play about overcoming obstacles, performed by 11 visually impaired actors and musicians. And, after a successful run earlier this year, including an LA Times Critic's Choice and Ovation award, Tanna Frederick and the cast are bringing the classic tale about love back to Main St. RHYTHM: This weekend, you can experience a world-renowned musician who not only sings the happy Blues, but also moonlights as a rock violist. SHOTS: And finially, the 4th annual Sip. Savor. Stop Cancer event will be back this weekend with plenty of bottles from vineyards across California.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Enjoy a traditional dance of Spain from someone who has studied the art form since she was six years old. If you're looking for a play to see, director Joel Polis from the Santa Monica area opened a world premiere play last weekend at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. RHYTHM: If you're ready to jam out, 80's style, you can sing along with best hits of the decade every Friday night with The Spazmatics. EXHIBIT: The Robert Berman Gallery is featuring two new exhibits this month that unite the past with the present.
Posted Apr. 4, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: TAG Gallery will be showcasing the collections of three female artists who were inspired by some of life's most introspective moments. LOEWS SPA: The weather is getting warmer which means beach body season’s on its way, and a membership to Ocean Spa and Fitness can make sure you’re looking trim this summer. THE DISH: Dennis Klempner is carrying on an Italian tradition at his own restaurant. SPOTLIGHT: If you like high quality jewelry, there’s a show this weekend where you can buy some new pieces to dazzle-up your wardrobe.
Posted Mar. 28, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: An LA Artist will take you through the world on a smaller scale with her new exhibition at the Patrick Painter Gallery. RHYTHM: LA's alternative rock radio station will host an all-day concert event this Saturday on the Santa Monica Pier. SPOTLIGHT: After selling out show after show for the past two months, the Ruskin Group Theatre has extended the run of the blue-grass musical “Paradise.” COMEDY: And starting early next week, you can see your favorite comic actors from Cracked.com at the Westside Comedy Theater.
Posted Mar. 21, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Gina Young has taken the famous play The Women, and added new characters and scenarios from her own life experiences. And if you'd rather watch a film instead of live theatre, the Shutters luxury hotel is continuing their "Movies on the Coast series" this Sunday. RHYTHM: If you’re looking for some great lounge and some fine dining, look no further than the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. And for some music with a Cuban kick, the three time Grammy-nominated group, Tiempo Libre, will perform at the Broad Stage this Saturday night.
Posted Mar. 14, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SHOTS: If you can't wait to show off your Irish side this weekend, there's more than one pub in town ready to join in the St. Patrick's Day festivities. THE DISH: If you’re looking for a hearty Irish meal before you head to the pubs, Chef Nyesha Arrington is throwing a Paddy O'Party at Wilshire restaurant. ZJ BOARDING HOUSE: If you’re looking to do some spring shopping this weekend, you can get up to half off your beachwear at Santa Monica’s best surf shop. EXHIBIT: On Saturday, the Santa Monica Airport will host its annual Art Walk.
Posted Mar. 7, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Aero Theatre will hold a film festival featuring the next generation of directors. LOEWS SPA: The weather is getting warmer which means beach body season’s on its way, and a membership to Ocean Spa and Fitness can make sure you’re looking trim this summer. THE DISH: Dennis Klempner is carrying on an Italian tradition at his own restaurant. EXHIBIT: C.A.V.E. Gallery is presenting 4 very captivating artists this weekend.
Posted Feb. 28, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Amazing Bubble Man, Louis Pearl, is coming to the Edgemar Theatre this weekend. RHYTHM: The Broad Stage is bringing Hawaii to you with a four-time Grammy winner. EXHIBIT: The Main Library will hold its 5th annual Super Seuss-a-bration, and three new exhibits hit TAG gallery this week, and you can enjoy them at the reception this weekend.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Comedian Doug Knott puts his past and his heart on the stage at the Santa Monica Playhouse in his semi-autobiography, “Last of the Knotts.” SHOTS: If you are looking for an upscale happy hour, check out the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. EXHIBIT: Artist Lauren Marsolier has won awards for her photography, but she has gone beyond just taking pictures, she's creating new images by mixing certain subjects from her previous photos.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: If you’re looking for something original to do with your sweetheart on Valentines Day, then here’s a way to express your love in full color. SPOTLIGHT: After selling out their first week of shows, the world premiere of the blue-grass musical “Paradise” continues this weekend at the Ruskin. RHYTHM: A local musician is gaining notoriety after releasing his first music video this week.
Posted Feb. 7, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Rave reviews and an LA Times Critic's choice have a Santa Monica director's play extending at a new location. NEKTER JUICE BAR: And if you're looking for a healthy breakfast after a night out, smoothies and dishes from Santa Monica's newest juice bar can bring you back to health. THE DISH: If you'd like to make your sweetheart swoon this Valentine's Day, the Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will sharpen your culinary skills next week. RHYTHM: If you're looking for something to dance to this weekend, Central Santa Monica will have some electronic rhythm playing on Saturday night. EXHIBIT: And if you've ever wondered what art looks like from the land down under, a new exhibit Downtown will curb your curiosity.
Posted Jan. 31, 2013
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: This week, the spotlight will fall on Tanna Frederick and her new production at the Edgemar. And you're looking for something with a little more intensity and a lot more laughs, the Westside Comedy Theater has a brand new act for your Friday night. FASHION: The Civic Auditorium will have plenty of retro duds that will catch your eye. RHYTHM: And if you’re looking for something a little more classical, the new orchestra in town will put on their second major concert of the season. EXHIBIT: And finally, this weekend is your last chance to catch 2 compelling art exhibits at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice.
Posted Jan. 24, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: RHYTHM: Five bands will rock at a music video premiere at TRiP in Santa Monica. And if you're looking for a more regular gig, Hunter and Dirty Jacks play every Tuesday night at Harvelle's. LOEWS: The weather is getting warmer which means beach body season’s on its way, and a membership to Ocean Spa and Fitness can make sure you’re looking trim this summer. SPOTLIGHT: The Broad Stage is premiering a one-woman comedy that takes on a taboo topic. EXHIBIT: The Santa Monica Museum of Art has unveiled a trio of exhibitions this week, sharing the works of three very different artists.
Posted Jan. 17, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: ICE at DTSM: If you want a great place for a date night this weekend, Ice at Santa Monica is down to its final days of the winter. LOEWS: And if you want to look good for your date night, the Ocean Spa and Fitness at the Loews Hotel will make it happen. EXHIBIT: And starting tonight, you’ll find the longest running art fair in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. SPOTLIGHT: And finally, in the spotlight this week, an all-star cast will take the stage at the Odyssey Theatre for a new play about life at middle age.
Posted Jan. 10, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Santa Monica Playhouse will premiere a one-woman play that has received plenty of buzz from critics in New York. And if you’re looking for a more interactive show, you can head to the Westside Comedy Theater on Friday night for “Dragged thru the Alley.” SHOTS: You’ll find plenty of shots at a pub crawl that will raise money to fight cancer. EXHIBIT: And finally, a local art gallery is kicking off the New Year with an exhibition of all 40 of their artists.
Posted Jan. 3, 2013
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: The New Year always brings about a sense of renewed inspiration, and with Santa Monica being such a well-known art Mecca, we’d like to take a look back at some of 2012’s most memorable exhibits.
Posted Dec. 27, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: RHYTHM: The Viceroy Hotel will dance New Year's Eve away with their annual celebration. SPOTLIGHT: With the success of his works, Ron Sossi's will select his best short plays from "Theatre in the Dark" and "More Dark" to go into a special compilation, called "Beyond Dark." DISH: Upper West Restaurant will serve gourmet Cuban Food on New Year's Eve night.
Posted Dec. 20, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Alan Aymie will perform his critically acclaimed A Child Left Behind for the last time at the Ruskin Group Theatre. If you're looking for some laughs, tonight is also Comedy night at the Miles Memorial Playhouse. THE DISH: You can find a family-style Christmas Day Dinner at one of Santa Monica's best restaurants. EXHIBIT: Venice's CAVE gallery has a new exhibit that shows the power of joining forces.
Posted Dec. 13, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SHOTS: The 4th annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl will put the bars in the city on the map for a night of holiday partying. SPOTLIGHT: MI’s Westside Comedy Theater’s best improv performers will take you back to the 1930’s. And also in the spotlight, the Free People store at Santa Monica Place will be hosting their own fashion show to flaunt their newest holiday collection. EXHIBIT: BG Art Gallery is presenting an exhibit this month inspired by the artwork of Jim Holyoak.
Posted Dec. 6, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SMFF: The Aero Theatre will bring you some unique films from around the world at the Santa Monica Film Festival. LOEWS: And, if you’re looking to get in shape this Holiday season, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has professional trainers that can help you reach your goals. SPOTLIGHT: The Ruskin Theatre has a new set of one-act plays that will have you saying forget about it. And tonight at The Broad Stage, you can learn about the exciting adventures of extreme cave diver Kenny Broad. EXHIBIT: The TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station has a new exhibition this month from three very different artists.
Posted Nov. 29, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Santa Monica Playhouse is bringing the classic story of Cinderella back to the stage in musical matinee form. And, the Odyssey Theatre has something for all of the senses. THE DISH: Upper West made great use of some Thanksgiving leftovers. EXHIBIT: The Robert Berman Gallery uses firearms to make peace, not war.
Posted Nov. 22, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days show, Downtown Santa Monica has new stores and plenty of deals so you can get what you need on Black Friday. SPOTLIGHT: You can see a new rendition of Hamlet this weekend at the Broad Stage. DISH: Hostaria del Piccolo has some new dishes made especially for Black Friday.
Posted Nov. 15, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: DOWNTOWN SM: If you’ve ever been tempted to spoil your dinner with something sweet, then here’s a great reason to do just that. SPOTLIGHT: One special show tells a unique story using the power of dance. LOEWS SPA: Loews Santa Monica beach hotel will help you look and feel beautiful head to toe. THE DISH: If you’d rather not slave over a hot stove this Thanksgiving, here’s a restaurant in town that can take care of everything.
Posted Nov. 8, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: If you’re in need of a good laugh, you can check out one of the area’s most popular comedy shows. LOEWS FITNESS: The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has professional trainers that can help you reach your goals. RHYTHM: The Santa Monica Symphony opens their concert season with a special performance led by a local musician. EXHIBIT: You can enjoy some contemporary designs at a new art gallery in town.
Posted Nov. 1, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SHOTS: The Charleston hosted a 1930's-themed masquerade on Wednesday night that raised money for a good cause. And, If you’re looking for a fun night out with your sweetheart or friends, you can get in the winter spirit by skating under the stars. SPOTLIGHT: The Santa Monica Rep will open an old, Off-Broadway favorite this weekend. RHYTHM: You can hear one of California’s favorite funk rock bands at TRiP on Saturday night.
Posted Oct. 25, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: This weekend, you can see a local choreographer show her real-life inner struggles on stage. And with Halloween right around the corner, Santa Monica Place has a must see attraction for those of you looking for a scare. SHOTS: Spooky Saturday is partying from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Sonoma Wine Garden, where you can find music, drinks, and plenty of Halloween fun. RHYTHM: British folk rock icon, Richard Thompson, presents his latest work, Cabaret of Souls that has also been regarded as his best. EXHIBIT: The Santa Monica Museum of Art is featuring an ongoing public art project that connects professional artists with local students.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: You can score some vintage collectables this weekend at the Vintage Fashion Expo. And for a deeper look into the fashion industry, The Jeanie Madsen Art Gallery continued its “A New Beautiful” series with a screening of the documentary, “Cover Girl Culture” on Tuesday night. Also, Front Porch Cinema is back for its final week with the perfect date movie to kick off the weekend. SHOTS: If you are looking for an upscale happy hour, you can check out the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. RHYTHM: Grammy winner Carlos Nuñez will perform in Santa Monica this Saturday night.
Posted Oct. 11, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Comedians and fans will unite this weekend for a special event that is sure to bring the laughs. Also, after selling out for five straight months, Sideways the Play at the Ruskin Group Theatre has extended its run for another month. And Front Porch Cinema is back this week with an Academy Award nominated documentary that brings new light to the meaning of graffiti. PARANOIA: Santa Monica Place has a new attraction for those of you looking for a scare this Halloween season. EXHIBIT: Santa Monica Art Studios will celebrate the works of their in-house artists with a special exhibit this weekend.
Posted Oct. 4, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Santa Monica Pier continues its Front Porch Cinema series on Friday; Alan Aymie’s "A Child Left Behind" begins tonight at the Ruskin Group Theatre. EXHIBIT: After opening this past weekend, Photographer Gil Garcetti shows the value of one of nature’s greatest resources. SHOTS: This Friday, LA’s BEST foundation will present UnWINEd at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, where you can taste great Californian wines, while supporting a good cause. RHYTHM: The 18th Street Arts Center presents BAM Festival this weekend, bringing you the best is in beer, art and music.
Posted Sep. 27, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The Santa Monica Pier will begin their Front Porch Cinema series on Friday; Henry Jaglom's "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway" is making its way from a Santa Monica stage to Los Angeles box offices. EXHIBIT: The Art Platform-Los Angeles event will take over the Barker Hangar from Friday through Sunday. RHYTHM: The New West Symphony returns for another season with a concert at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School on Sunday. SHOTS: The Australian Football League and National Rugby League championships are this weekend, and two local hotspots in Santa Monica are showing the matches.
Posted Sep. 20, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: This Saturday the Aero Theatre will hold a special tribute to animation icon, Chuck Jones. Also, the Rogue Machine Theatre has a new play that has already won two prestigious awards. SHOTS: Chef Keith Roberts creates seasonal bar appetizer menus to pair with the great drink specials at the Six on the Beach Happy Hour. EXHIBIT: Santa Monica's Blue 7 Gallery will showcase a collection of suggestive artwork, specifically created to raise some eyebrows. RHYTHM: Trip bar in Santa Monica will feature three musical acts tomorrow night, including covers from Chris Creed and The Heroes of Midvale, Australian Jilly Moon, and the big band sounds of The Urban Renewal Project.
Posted Sep. 13, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Director Terri Hanauer brings a script to the Odyssey Theatre that is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Best Play; The 8th Annual Tony Sousa Memorial Car Show will use up the parking spaces on the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday morning. RHYTHM: September's Live from Loews event will be at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Friday night; Up-and-coming DJ Avicii will perform three shows this weekend at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. EXHIBIT: Jeanie Madsen of the Jeanie Madsen Gallery asked for pieces that put Hollywood on a canvas for her newest exhibition.
Posted Sep. 6, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: With the NFL season officially underway, the show has a rundown of bars in the area where you can watch your favorite team. RHYTHM: In tonight's summer finale of the Twilight Concert Series, Best Coast and the band NO will send Santa Monica off the right way; You can get your tickets now for next Friday's Live From Loews event at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. DISH: Chef Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant unveiled some of her own special dishes at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Wednesday. EXHIBIT: The galleries at Bergamot Station will host their top artists for the 18th Anniversary Show on Saturday. One of those artists will be Les Mayers as he brings a slice of life from his time in Asia to the ArtLA Gallery.
Posted Aug. 30, 2012
EXHIBIT: Photos from the Kids with Cameras program are on show as part of a month-long exhibit. SPOTLIGHT: The International Gem and Jewelry Show will display high quality jewelry this weekend in Santa Monica. RELAX: Ocean Spa and Fitness at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, can make sure you're looking your best for your big night out. RHYTHM: The Gumbo Brothers will open the show for the Brooklyn-based band Pimps of Joy Time at Thursday's Twilight Concert Series; Friday marks the first year anniversary of the Venice hotspot WitzEnd.
Posted Aug. 23, 2012
In this week’s episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: The producers of the documentary “3 Magic Words” held a screening at the Laemmle 4-Plex this week; The Santa Monica Cat Club will host “Tiki Time” for their annual cat show at the Civic Auditorium. RHYTHM: The Twilight Concert Series will welcome Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba to the stage with Lucky 7 Mambo as the opener; The Miles Memorial Playhouse will have two weekends of dance from around the world at the 6th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival. EXHIBIT: The gallery at Santa Monica Art Studios is exhibiting over 200 artists who create pieces with applications on their iPhones and iPads.
Posted Aug. 16, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: MI's Westside Comedy Theater will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their hit comedy show, Laugh Party, with eight comics from the area. RHYTHM: The Twilight Concert Series will rock tonight with Y La Bamba and the husband and wife duo of Amadou and Mariam; The Loews Hotel will hold this month's Live from Loews event on Friday night. DISH: Upper West restaurant's foreign spin on American food makes them one of Santa Monica's top restaurants. EXHIBIT: The Santa Monica Museum of Art will show their current exhibits and have a community bike ride this weekend for the 4th annual Tour da Arts.
Posted Aug. 9, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: DISH: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will host "MasterChef" judge Graham Elliot and other top chefs from around the country for the Summer at the Shore/Indulge LA event on Friday night. RHYTHM: Band members from the Las Vegas shows of Cirque du Soleil will perform some original work at tonight's Twilight Concert Series; Loews Santa Monica Hotel is gearing up for next Friday's Live from Loews event. EXHIBIT: Photographer Stuart Alan Green will host his first exhibit at the ADC & Building Bridges International Art Exchange on Saturday night. SPOTLIGHT: Shakespeare Santa Monica will hold their annual performances at the Reed Park tennis courts throughout the month of August.
Posted Aug. 2, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx will hold a special screening of his documentary "Thunder Soul" at the Broad Stage on Saturday; Santa Monica's annual Festival of the Chariots will march down Main Street to Venice Beach on Sunday. EXHIBIT: The Human Relations Council's Kids With Cameras finished shooting their photos this week and are preparing their work for an upcoming exhibit; Bergamot Station will have plenty of new exhibits this weekend, including unique pieces for sale at ArtLA. RHYTHM: Australia will rock the Santa Monica Pier at tonight's Twilight Concert Series; Santa Monica's annual Jazz on the Lawn Series begins Sunday at Stewart Street Park.
Posted Jul. 26, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: The Santa Monica Museum of Art sold out this weekend's Indigo Go Go Event, but they will have another one soon so you can learn the ancient art of indigo dyeing. DISH: The Sheraton Delfina is changing their menu next month to include a new family-oriented, build-your-own burger station. SPOTLIGHT: "Mutually Assured Destruction" is now playing at the Odyssey Theatre in West LA; The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy provides the best education in the industry so their students will help you look your best before your night on the town. RHYTHM: Rusty's Surf Ranch competition winner Me and Heath will open for the "Prince of New Americana," Jackie Greene, at Thursday's Twilight Concert Series; Venice Beach will flood with art and music lovers at this weekend's Venice Beach Summerfest.
Posted Jul. 19, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: RHYTHM: The Twilight Concert Series will bring indie artists Wildcat! Wildcat! and Haim to the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night; The Loews Hotel will hold their July Live From Loews music, food and wine event on Friday night. EXHIBIT: The annual Montana Avenue Artwalk and Street Fair will bring in original artwork to the street on Saturday and Sunday. SPOTLIGHT: The Westside Comedy Theater is the place to see the prestigious improv performers of the Waterbrains; Sideways The Play received an extension through Aug. 12 at the Ruskin Group Theatre.
Posted Jul. 12, 2012
In this episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Downtown Santa Monica's Cinema on the Street Series continues with a showing of Ghostbusters; The Salty Shakespeare Company is taking a break from their usual flashmob antics to perform Hamlet at the Annenberg Community Beach House this month. EXHIBIT: Back from conquering his seventh continent, photographer Mohan Bhasker will display his photos from Antarctica at the Hamilton Gallery Saturday night only. RHYTHM: Concert No. 2 of the Twilight Dance Series will happen Thursday night with the Jamaican rhythms of The Lions and the Mighty Diamonds. DISH: A long-time staple of Downtown Santa Monica, Locanda Del Lago on Arizona is one of the few places to get fresh, authentic cuisine from Northern Italy.
Posted Jul. 5, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Downtown Santa Monica's Cinema on the Street begins Friday night with the 1993 classic, The Sandlot; The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel can help prepare you for your big night out with the long list of treatments at their day spa. RHYTHM: Music will fill the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night at the summer premiere of the Twilight Dance Series. DISH: The Third Street Promenade is the new home of the Lotería Mexican Grill. EXHIBIT: The Art One Gallery on the Third Street Promenade can help you take home works of art complete with custom framing.
Posted Jun. 28, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: THIS WEEK: Marley runs down the places to watch fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July. SPOTLIGHT: Comedian Doug Knott puts his past and his heart on the stage at the Santa Monica Playhouse in his semi-autobiography, "Last of the Knotts"; If you want to be ready for your own spotlight with a new beach body, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has some quality fitness programs to get you there. RHYTHM: The Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI) in Venice will have two live interactive shows this weekend, including Venice natives Clayton Joseph Scott and the Luminaries.
Posted Jun. 21, 2012
In this week's Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: Artist Gay Summer Rick from Malibu will open an exhibit this weekend at the Bleicher/Golightly Galleries in Santa Monica. RHYTHM: The 12th Annual Summer SOULstice will play all day Sunday on Main Street; Friday night, Loews Santa Monica Hotel will hold its monthly Live From Loews event with gourmet food, wine, and live music. SPOTLIGHT: Writer/director Leslie Gray will put her original play, Maudit (the wife of the famous Italian artist Amedeo Modilgiani), on the stage for this weekend only at the Highways Performance Stage.
Posted Jun. 14, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SHOTS: Santa Monica's Beach Barcycle takes parties on the road to the best bars in town; The Passport to Main event will include 10 bars showing up their summer specials along Santa Monica's Main St. Thursday night. EXHIBIT: Shine Global's documentary, Inocente, debuted at Bergamot Station on Wednesday. The film follows a young artist who spent a majority of her life on the streets of San Diego. SPOTLIGHT: The Intecollectuals, a comedy sketch group in Venice, will have two shows this weekend at the Electric Lodge and two more in August.
Posted Jun. 7, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: EXHIBIT: Street artist from the United Kingdom painted a mural on the outside wall of the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club this week; Art pieces from Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jeff Koons and others will be up for auction this weekend in the final event at Santa Monica Auctions before construction of the Expo Light Rail begins. RHYTHM: The Paul Chesne Band will pay their monthly visit to O'Brien's Irish Pub on Main Street this weekend. SHOTS: Santa Monica Place will drink wine for a good cause at the annual Sip. Savor. STOP CANCER event this weekend.
Posted May. 31, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: RHYTHM: The Twilight Dance Series has posted their lineup for their concerts on the Santa Monica Pier this summer. SPOTLIGHT: The novel/film Sideways goes on stage for the first time ever at the Ruskin Group Theatre; The Aero Theatre will host the KCET Cinema Series starting this Tuesday. EXHIBIT: Hamilton Galleries will hold a fundraiser for 100 Cameras, where underprivileged children from around the world receive cameras to document their everyday life.
Posted May. 24, 2012
In this week's Seven Days Show: SPOTLIGHT: Eat-See-Hear starts their summer series at the Samohi Greek Theatre with the movie "Anchorman." RHYTHM: Rusty's Surf Ranch begins the semifinals of their annual Emerging Artists Competition; Harvelle's in Downtown Santa Monica features live bands every night. DISH: Santa Monica's Upper West restaurant takes American food and modifies it with flavors from around the world. SHOTS: You can find extravagant drinks with liquors from all over the world at the new SHOREbar in Northern Santa Monica, just off the Will Rogers State Beach.
Posted May. 17, 2012
In this episode of the Seven Days Show: The annual FILManthrophy Film Festival comes to town, helping directors like Philip Lauri, Sylvia Johnson, Bil Yoelin and others raise awareness and money for different causes; With the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings all advancing in the playoffs, we have a list of the best sports bars in Santa Monica to have fun while watching the games; Top artists will show their work at the annual Venice Artwalk at the Google Building; Dennis Blair headlined the latest show at Earth Wind and Flour's new comedy club.
Posted May. 11, 2012
In this episode of the Seven Days Show: The inaugural Miss Fitness Santa Monica will take place on Saturday; Typhoon restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport is hosting local bands as part of their May Entertainment Calendar; the Los Angeles alternative rock group Deleyaman ends their Change Things Tour at the Santa Monica Playhouse; and Santa Monica Place kicks off their Summertaste wine-tasting series.
Posted May. 3, 2012
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: Host James Green fills in for Marley Mendoza; a preview of the final weekend of "Why We Have A Body"; the best places in the area to celebrate Cinco de Mayo; a look at Ocean and Vine, a coastal cuisine restaurant in the Loews Hotel; highlights from Monday's Fashion and Beauty Bloggers Convention; Lincoln and JAMS middle school student surfers met pro surfer and world-record holder Garrett McNamara on the beach before his appearance at Friday's Billabong