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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:22 am
For more than two years, Upper West in Santa Monica has put its restaurant walls to the best possible use, displaying paintings of different local artists for about four months at a time through a partnership with local company The Beach Vault.
Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:10 am
When you think of art, paintings are usually the first medium that comes to mind. However, in today’s market, “art” covers a broad spectrum. Mixed media has fast become one of the leading forms of art.
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am
Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.
Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:40 am
The City Shakespeare Company opens the doors to its summer production of Romeo & Juliet this Friday, July 11. They kick off the run with a red carpet masquerade ball in honor of the famous ‘ancient feast’ in the story, and run through July 26.
Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:23 am
Santa Monica’s popular outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on the Third Street Promenade this Friday.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am
One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:05 am
Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking will all be part of the 2nd Annual Cinema at the Edge festival in Santa Monica this weekend.
Posted Jul. 7, 2014, 2:11 pm
A young adult author panel titled “Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation” will take place from 7-9 pm this Tuesday, July 8 at the Santa Monica Main Library. It will include six successful young authors – three hailing from Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am
The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.
Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:19 am
Imagine a space that transcends space itself, whose sole intention is to allow the creative people of Los Angeles a place to express themselves, to learn new things, and to collaborate. In Santa Monica, such a place exists.
Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:17 am
For anyone interested in a hand-roasted cup of coffee, a fresh-out-of-the-oven scone, or a friendly place to sit in, Uplifters Kitchen has just opened up on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 9:06 am
Santa Monica Public Library welcomes author Arthur Hoyle for a presentation on legendary American author Henry Miller this Wednesday, June 25.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:21 am
It was Jan. 19, 2010, when Bruria Finkel and a friend were driving to a luncheon in Palm Springs. Just after leaving Interstate 10, they began the last leg of their journey on Highway 111.