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Santa Monica Symphony presents its landmark 70th season of free quality classical music concerts starting Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season; Perfomance Saturday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) will open its 70th concert season this Saturday, Oct. 18 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Acclaimed pianist Gabriela Montera will make her New West Symphony debut this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Celebrates 20th Season With Performances This Weekend

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the opening Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary Season this weekend, which includes a show in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

The Brothers Grand performed at Bergamot Jazz on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

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

Enjoy Bergamot Jazz Sunday In Santa Monica This Weekend

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:04 am

Robert Berman Gallery (Gallery B7 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica) will this Sunday, Oct. 19 host live jazz fusion, instrumental, and original music performed by local artists from 2 pm to 6 pm.

From left: Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts, Blair Underwood as her son Ludie, and Vanessa Williams as Ludie’s wife, Jessie Mae in “The Trip To Bountiful,” on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity

Cicely Tyson Wows In “The Trip To Bountiful” At The Ahmanson Theatre

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:48 am

Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts brilliantly shines in Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” a revival production currently on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed with surgical precision by Michael Wilson, Foote’s iconic script was enough to entice Miss Tyson back to the Broadway stage after a 30-year break, which was rewarded with a Best Actress Tony Award.

BAM Fest attendees can enjoy more than 40 craft breweries on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) Returns To Santa Monica Sunday, Oct. 26

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:35 am

Tickets are selling fast to the 18th Street Arts Center’s renowned BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Book Buzz With Random House Event Tuesday Night At Santa Monica Main Library

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:41 am

Santa Monica Public Library hosts Book Buzz with Random House this Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 pm in the Main Library MLK Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva After Dark Concludes First Season With Special Event Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:37 am

Tongva After Dark concludes its first season of cultural programming with an evening of performances by superlative artists this Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Brentwood

Brentwood Art Festival To Close Portion Of San Vicente Blvd. Today

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:09 am

Motorists are warned that the south side of San Vicente between Saltair and Barrington will be closed today, Oct.12 between 10 am and 6 pm fro the Brentwood Art Festival.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce returns its popular Wellbeing festival to a new venue this year: the Santa Monica Civic surface lot.

Life And Arts, Chamber Of Commerce, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival Featuring Buy Local Marketplace Sunday, Oct. 18

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents its Wellbeing Festival featuring the Buy Local Marketplace on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Multi-platinum British band Rixton to perform a free concert at Santa Monica Place this Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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

Rixton To Perform Free Santa Monica Place Concert This Wednesday

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:42 am

British sensations Rixton will hit center stage at Santa Monica Place for a free live concert at 7 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Santa Monica College honors National Hispanic Heritage Month with a free screening of 'La Corona' and talk by filmmaker Isabel Vega this Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11:15 am in Art Lecture Hall 214 on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd.

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

SMC Screening Of "La Corona" & Talk With Isabel Vega This Thursday

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:32 am

Santa Monica College will present a screening and discussion of “La Corona” by SMC’s National Hispanic Heritage Month speaker Isabel Vega.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Tongva After Dark Program Continues This Wednesday Night

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:39 am

Tongva After Dark continues its first season of cultural programming with a spectacular new site-specific dance work by noted Los Angeles choreographer Holly Rothschild.

Party On The Pier Returns This Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Ucla, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Party On The Pier Fundraiser Returns To Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:01 am

A fun-filled, charitable event will take place on the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 5 in the form of the 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier as part of a partnership between Mattel and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Front Porch Cinema Returns To Santa Monica Pier On Each Friday In October

Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 9:36 am

Back by popular demand, the iconic Santa Monica Pier presents Front Porch Cinema, a free community movie experience under the stars every Friday night starting on Oct. 3.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Music Department To Host Five Concerts In October

Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present five concerts – plus the premiere of "Locals Only!" – in October starting today.

Abbot Kinney Fest offers a day of fun, food and entertainment while attendees soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Music, Art

Abbot Kinney Festival To Shut Down Famed Mile-Long Stretch This Sunday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:27 am

The annual Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its 30th year this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm toasting to the best of world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Cultures clash in 'Locals Only!' with Harrison Meloeny as Buzz, Brendan Cobia as Lance, and Ryan Snanoudj as Rick. SMC art student Pace created the murals that will be projected onstage and serve as backdrops in the production.

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

"Locals Only!" Musical Takes A Look At Santa Monica-Venice Surfer Culture

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:17 am

Santa Monica College will next month present “Locals Only!” – a world premiere musical written by the Emmy Award-winning creator of the smash hit “High School Musical” – Oct. 3 through 19 in the SMC Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Hosts Authors Stephen D. Gutierrez, Jim Krusoe

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica College has announced that award-winning authors Stephen D. Gutierrez and Jim Krusoe will read and talk about selections from their works at 11:15 am Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The “LACO à la carte” fundraiser events pair intimate musical performances with international cuisine at Consul General residences across the Westside. Pictured is the evening at the residence of the Consul General of Armenia in 2013.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra "A La Carte” Fundraising Series Returns

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:37 am

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra kicked off is sixth annual “LACO à la carte” fundraising series last Thursday night at the official residence of the Consul General of Finland in Bel Air.

One of Santa Monica's most distinguished citizens, John Bohn, sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's first concert of the 2014-15 season.

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

John Bohn Sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's Season Opening Concert

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:40 am

Supporting classical music is a family tradition that Santa Monica’s John Bohn is carrying on with enthusiasm. He is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Orchestra Santa Monica’s season opening concert in October.

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

"Madam Secretary" To Premiere On CBS Tonight

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:31 am

"Madam Secretary," a drama starring Tea Leoni as a secretary of state balancing demands of her job with her responsibilities to her family, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight and will be rerun at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Charles Andrews, Marissa Rubin, and Jerry Rubin are hoping that their campaign to save the Muir Woods mural is successful when mediation begins next week.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art

Muir Woods Mural Mediation To Start Monday

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:15 am

The future of the Muir Woods mural that adorns the Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park corner of Olympic High School in Santa Monica is uncertain, with parties for and against the current design, heading to mediation.

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

SMC’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Starts Sept. 23

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:45 am

Methods for protecting precious antiquities from earthquakes, and the latest developments in solar energy are just two of the topics of the Santa Monica College Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series.

The 8th Somatic Movement Arts Festival concludes this weekend with three embodiment performances.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Somatic Movement Arts Festival In Santa Monica Amplifies Body-Mind Awareness

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:57 am

The 8th Somatic Movement Arts Festival culminates this weekend with three embodiment performances at 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, following a week of creative body-mind-movement workshops since Tuesday.

'Redefining Home' by Hossein Khosrojerdi opens Saturday Sept. 20 at Tara Gallery in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Tara Gallery To Host Opening Reception Sept. 20 For Iranian Expatriate

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:50 am

Save the date -- Tara Gallery in Santa Monica has announced the opening of acclaimed Iranian expatriate Hossein Khosrojerdi. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Tara Gallery with a reception from 6-9 pm and continues until Oct. 15.

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