Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:58 am
Come help Santa Monica College students learn firsthand what it means to be global citizens. All you need to do is enjoy a special meal this Labor Day weekend.
Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:30 am
Venice Beach has a reputation for being anything but regular and it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd on the boardwalk. The Calypso Tumblers are one of the most popular street performers – Raymond Bartlette and Patrick the Fantastic give a glimpse into their performance philosophy and techniques.
Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:19 am
When dancer Bianca Blanco, 34, was a young girl, she described herself as very shy. “I was not good at expressing myself verbally,” she said. “But when I had my first ballet lesson, I felt like I had been set free.”
Posted Aug. 25, 2015, 9:20 am
The oldest comic book store in Los Angeles County has added something new. Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica not only offers the latest superhero stuff, but recently the store has added a Comics Night – as in comedians.
Posted Aug. 23, 2015, 10:15 am
The Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series continues at Santa Monica’s Stewart Street Park this afternoon with the California Feetwarmers.
Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 8:56 am
The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery is hosting a special closing event for the Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition from 5 pm to 6:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 9:10 am
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5 to 7 pm.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:18 am
Classical music DJ Rich Capparela brings his rock band, Otherwise Normal, to Santa Monica tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 15 for a summer party to benefit the Santa Monica Symphony.
Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 9:31 am
St. Monica Catholic Community will present a special performance of "JOB: The Now Testament," an original musical by John Angotti, at 8 pm in the church on Friday, Aug. 28.
Posted Aug. 8, 2015, 10:06 am
Omar Sy is one of those gifted actors whose presence lights up the screen. American of audiences saw this French actor for the first time in “The Intouchables,” for which he won the French Cesar Award for Best Actor in 2012. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. One of France’s top actors, he has crossed the pond, acting in two blockbuster films “X-Men: Days of Future Passed” and “Jurassic World.”
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:20 am
The slaughter of six million Jews under Hitler’s extermination plan is well documented and that, in and of itself, is the terrifying face of the Holocaust. It is an historic fact that the Third Reich also rounded up gypsies, the mentally retarded or handicapped, and intellectuals. What is perhaps a lesser known is that gays, referred to as “bents” or “fluffs,” also fell victim to not fitting into Hitler’s manifesto of a pure Aryan race. Martin Sherman’s powerfully written play, “Bent,” shines a light on that more obscure piece of history, illuminating the treatment of homosexuals under the Nazi regime.
Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:18 am
Two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Overstreet has chosen Santa Monica and the Ruskin Group Theatre as the location to premiere his new musical, “Sneaky Ole Time.” A BMI Songwriter of the Year (five years in a row), and Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Famer, Overstreet didn’t have much trouble catching Ruskin’s attention, but locking in a deal was a journey that took another few years.
Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:16 am
Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology, angered the gods by cheating death. When he was caught, he was condemned to push a stone up a hill, only for it to roll back down and have him restart the process all over again. Imagine seeing that situation on stage. Imagine the screams of agony. Now, imagine that all of it and the events leading up to it is silent. That is exactly what one would see when they go to see the production of “Sisyphus” opening this Tuesday at Theatre 40 (241 S Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills).
Posted Jul. 23, 2015, 9:22 am
Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe has announced its Summer 2015 Performance at 1 pm on Saturday, July 25.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:14 am
Ye Olde King’s Head is one of few restaurants in Santa Monica where one can get a shepherd’s pie that isn’t a frozen one from Trader Joe’s. But it’s not just a British pub on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Second Street; it’s a place where one can laugh so hard that their pint may shoot through their nose.
Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:28 am
Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a variety of events, but it’s the artists that truly give it soul. Co-directors Yossi Govrin (an artist for more than 30 years) and Sherry Frumkin (owned a gallery for 20 years) truly understand the plight of an artist.
Posted Jul. 11, 2015, 10:51 am
To do a riff on a recent credit card commercial that ends with the spokesperson saying: “What’s in your wallet?” - that tag line could be rewritten to “What’s in your suitcase?”
Posted Jul. 10, 2015, 9:32 am
Laura Korman Gallery is currently featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Rohrbacher in the gallery’s opening exhibition called “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections.”
Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:29 am
The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery will host an opening reception today for its Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition that will remain on display through Sept. 10.
Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:16 am
Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's installation "EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN" will be presented at Bergamot Station this Saturday, July 11 from 8 pm to 10:30 pm. large-scale, site-specific work incorporating projections, dancers, musicians and poets in a one-night only event at Bergamot Station
Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 8:06 am
It’s that time of the year again – Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier returns this coming Thursday with Morris Day & the Time headlining the opening show.
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
“We were driving down Main Street and saw this show going on,” said New York City street artist known as Westgard. “The gallery is very inviting, with a huge glass store front. Inside were bright, large-scale paintings and lots of people. So we parked and went in.”
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
Delightful Santa Monica restaurant Upper West is counting down the days ‘til its next featured artist celebration next weekend when the art on its walls is changed for the next few months.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.