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Carlisle (Frank Noon) tries to seduce Tom (Ben Sharples) to write text that minimizes the side effects of his company’s new drug.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“Co-Dependents: 2 Plays On Drugs” On Stage At The Little Theater

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:24 am

With the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a cocktail of heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs, he became another number in the tens of thousands of people who succumb to deadly drug addiction annually.

Join the Santa Monica Public Library for a special concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica Strings section and guitarist Ricardo Escobar.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Orchestra Santa Monica To Perform Free Library Concert This Saturday

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica Public Library continues celebrating The Big Read with a free concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) Strings this Saturday, April 12.

Artist Gary Paller will feature this acrylic on canvas as part of a new exhibition that opens this Saturday at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Italy Comes To Santa Monica Art Studios Starting This Weekend

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:42 am

Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena 1 Gallery host a special two-night opening this weekend for a mini Italian festival featuring art, music, and fashion titled “All Roads Lead to LA.”

haleARTS S P A C E invites residents to the opening reception of its latest $100 Art SALE, tonight, April 4.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Main Street Gallery To Host Reception Tonight

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:40 am

Located at 2443 Main Street in Santa Monica, haleARTS S P A C E invites residents to the opening reception of its latest $100 Art SALE, tonight, April 4 from 5-8 pm.

Barbara Urich as cut-throat Jan Ballas and Bart Petty as Josef Gross, the Managing Director of a corporation in “The Memorandum.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rep Presents "The Memorandum" At the Miles Memorial Playhouse

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:18 am

George Orwell was the prophet of Big Brother everywhere and his dystopian novel, “1984” painted a grim picture of what the world could expect.

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

A Night With Culture Clash Satirist Richard Montoya In Santa Monica On Thursday

Posted Mar. 31, 2014, 9:14 am

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya will explore the controversial history of Chavez Ravine at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections chamber music series this Thursday, April 3.

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its next concert this Sunday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Experience “Chamber Orchestra Elegance” In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:51 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its third concert of its 2013-2014 season this Sunday, March 30, entitled “Chamber Orchestra Elegance.”

Into the Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop SeriesSaturday, March 29The Santa Monica Museum of Art2525 Michigan Ave. G1

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Into The Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop Series

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:44 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents “Into the Beautiful North Filmmaking Workshop Series: Part 1” at 2 pm this Saturday.

The masquerade ball will be held this Thursday, March 27.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

City Shakespeare Company To Host Masquerade Ball This Thursday Night

Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:01 am

The City Shakespeare Company is kicking off its 2014 season with a bash. The Santa Monica-based theater company is hosting a red carpet masquerade ball on opening night this Thursday, March 27.

The “Solo Series” continues on April 10 and April 17 with performances of “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less than Five Hours,” written and performed by Andrea Schell.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rep Kicks Off "Solo Series" This Thursday

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica Repertory Theater, the popular and critically acclaimed Westside theater company, launches its first ever “Solo Series” with performances of “bigblueride” and “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less than Five Hours” this Thursday, March 27 through April 17 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.

Christo Brock, Seeing / Seen / Pulpo, 2013, Photograph on Aluminum

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Exhibit

New Exhibition Opens Tuesday At TAG Gallery

Posted Mar. 24, 2014, 9:03 am

A new group exhibit opens this Tuesday at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica that will run through April 19 featuring artists Christo Brock, Elsie Dye Sims, and Kamil Vojnar. An opening reception will follow next Saturday, March 29 from 5-8 pm.

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

SMC Symphony Orchestra Concert Today Features Russian Music

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:21 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, under the sponsorship of the Westside Music Foundation and MTAC Santa Monica Bay, will present a special concert today, March 23, featuring Russian music and – an annual highlight of the SMC Symphony programs – guest performances by outstanding youth soloists from Santa Monica High School and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

Meet Father Gregory Boyle this Sunday, March 23.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Exhibits, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

What's Hot: Enjoy An Afternoon With Father Gregory Boyle This Sunday

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:46 am

William Turner Gallery presents An Afternoon with Father Gregory Boyle at 3 pm this Sunday. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries.

Sharon Ellis’ “Winter Bouquet” is a 2009 alkyd on canvas.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Art

Christopher Grimes Gallery To Host Opening Reception Saturday Night

Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 9:02 am

Christopher Grimes Gallery will host an opening reception this Saturday night from 6 pm to 8 pm for a new exhibition of paintings by Sharon Ellis and Dane Mitchell. The exhibition will run through May 3.

The Santa Monica Museum of Art hosts a unique workshop.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Museum Of Art To Host Unique Workshop Thursday Night

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 9:18 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Art Buzz: Veggie Prints and Patterns Workshop with Good Eggs at 6 pm this Thursday.

Santa Monica-based Vicki McClay will display about 20 of her paintings at Upper West through June 2014.

Life And Arts, Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Upper West Restaurant To Exhibit Santa Monica Artist Vicki McClay

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:21 am

Upper West will present an opening reception this Sunday for Santa Monica artist Vicki McClay who will display about 20 of her paintings on the walls of the restaurant for the next three months.

The Santa Monica Symphony will feature great romantic Russian music at this Sunday’s concert.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Presents “Romance and Russia” Concert This Sunday

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:17 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Guido Lamell, presents “Romance and Russia” a concert of great romantic Russian music this Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

A scene in the tearoom of the railway station with a rear screen projection of the menu, with changing projections that complement specific scenes, such as champagne bubbles, or waves crashing, symbolizing the seething passion of the two lovers.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills

Noël Coward’s "Brief Encounter" Brilliantly Performed At The Wallis

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:39 am

There are theatre purists who believe that like separation of church and state, there should also be a separation of stage and cinema.

The play is written by and stars 23-year-old Caitlin Hernandez, born totally blind.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Theatre By The Blind To Present Performances Of "Walk Me Home"

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:37 am

Theatre By The Blind will present five performances of “Walk Me Home” at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica over the next two weekends.

Billy Blake is a 71-year-old artist Santa Monica resident who has had a colorful life as an acclaimed photographer. He lost almost everything in a fire, adopted a resolve, re-created photos, is publishing a book, and has a live project on Kickstarter.

Life And Arts, Malibu, Santa Monica, Arts

At 66, I Lost Almost Everything In A Malibu Fire

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 11:57 am

I am Billy Blake, and I have been a fine art photographer for over 50 years. I am now 71, and definitely not the typical age demographic for kickstarter. I am not a techie, I don’t play video games, and I know nothing of the latest gadgetry.

Michel Tabori’s “Remembrance of Things Past,” a 61” x 87” mixed media and resin on canvas.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Two Exhibitions Opening At William Turner Gallery This Saturday Night

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, 9:11 am

William Turner Gallery will host an opening reception this Saturday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for two new exhibitions at the gallery.

Artist Don Adler’s 19x10x12 inch marble sculpture called “Love/Seat.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Exhibit

TAG Gallery Opens Newest Exhibition Today Featuring Trio Of Artists

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, 8:45 am

TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station will open its newest exhibition today featuring artists Don Adler, Brigitte Schobert, and Betty Sheinbaum.

From left: John (Kirk Kelleykahn) and Simon (Ricco Ross) share a cheerful moment as Caleb (Shawn Savage) reluctantly participates in the Seder, contributing hardtack to the makeshift Seder plate.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

"The Whipping Man" A Powerful Stage Show At Pico Playhouse Through April 13

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 9:16 am

The West Coast Jewish Theatre has presented many productions with a Jewish theme, some of which were outstanding and some of which were sub-par.

Ricardo Escobar, one of Mexico’s most promising young guitarists, will be a guest guitar soloist at Orchestra Santa Monica’s second concert of its season this Sunday.

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

Orchestra Santa Monica Names Three New Board Members

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 9:04 am

Three leading community figures have joined Orchestra Santa Monica’s Board of Directors: Attorney George Collins, Public Relations Executive Barbara Bishop, and Publisher T.J. Montemer.

Golden Pagoda acrylic on canvas  24” X 36”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Art

“Art Deco On Acid” Opens At Bleicher/Golightly Gallery In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:17 am

An opening reception will be held this Saturday night at bG Gallery for “Art Deco on Acid,” a visual trip through 1967 with artist Simone Gad.

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