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The Zombies include Jim Rodford (on bass), Steve Rodford (on drums), Tim Toomey (on guitar), and of course, the two original and founding members Rod Argent (keyboards) and Colin Blunstone (lead vocals).

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

The Zombies To Rock Twilight Concert Series Thursday At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:01 am

The Santa Monica Pier is in for a rare treat this Thursday, Aug. 21, as the Zombies take over the stage at the Twilight Concert Series.

Get up close and personal with live sharks at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Embrace Shark Week At Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

Want to see live sharks during Shark Week? Visit Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to check out three species of sharks on exhibit and the marine center’s shark nursery.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Silent Dance Party To Take Place On Santa Monica Pier Every Sunday

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am

Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 10th Annual PALpalooza on Wednesday, July 23.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Youth

10th Annual PALpalooza Held On Santa Monica Pier At Pacific Park

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:14 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) with more than 500 children and more than seven Califo...

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Taxi Magic Announces Partnership With Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts

Posted Jul. 16, 2014, 9:32 am

Taxi Magic, the nationwide taxi app, is partnering with the Santa Monica Pier for the much-anticipated summer Twilight Concert Series.

Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Yuna.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Malaysian Singer-Songwriter Yuna To Bring Eclectic Music Mix To Pier Thursday

Posted Jul. 16, 2014, 9:16 am

Rising international star Yuna will grace the Santa Monica Pier with her presence as the second headliner of the Twilight Concert series this Thursday, July 17.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Ocean

Animal-Rights Group To Campaign For Ban On Fishing From Piers

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 9:05 am

An animal-rights group campaigning for a ban on fishing from piers will send a banner flying over Southland beaches today with the message "Keep Hookers Off the Pier! Ban Fishing."

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of American indie pop band Cults will open the 2014 Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Cults To Headline Twilight Concert Series Opener This Thursday Night

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.

Pacific Park celebrates 4th of July with patriotic colors and patterns on the world-famous Ferris wheel.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica's Ferris Wheel To Light Up Sky With Patriotic Colors

Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am

While Santa Monica doesn't have a fireworks display today, it does have Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel to light up the sky with a red, white, and blue extravaganza.

The format of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series will be changed to reduce the size of crowds.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Santa Monica Police To Ramp Up Law Enforcement At Twilight Concert Series

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:21 am

With the return of the Twilight Concert Series on July 10, the Santa Monica Police Department says it will be enforcing laws governing the beach and the Santa Monica Pier regarding alcohol, glass bottles, and smoking.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Ocean

Heal The Bay Celebrates Legendary L.A. Waverider Nick Gabaldón Today

Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 8:59 am

Heal the Bay today commemorates the legacy of Nick Gabaldón, L.A.’s first early surfer of color, with a day full of family-friendly activities at Santa Monica’s historic Bay Street beach.

Jagwar Ma will perform Thursday, August 7 as part of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series.

Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2014 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 10:21 am

The line-up for the 30th annual Twilight Concert Series has been announced. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting in July.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

What's Hot: Wine Festival On Santa Monica Pier This Saturday

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 8:49 am

Santa Monica Pier presents “Drink:Eat:Play Wine Festival” at 5 pm this Saturday.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this year’s pier paddleboard race offers epic competition.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race, Ocean Festival Returns Saturday

Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:54 am

The fifth annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival returns this Saturday, June 7.

Today the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will exhibit a tiny fish – the tidewater goby – only on display in one other facility in the country.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Presents New Exhibit

Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:06 am

The tidewater goby, an endangered species only found in California’s streams and estuaries, will have its debut at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium today, June 6.

Paddlers dash into the water at the start of the 5.5 mile competition. Some 200 people competed in the 2nd annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival To Take Place June 7

Posted May. 29, 2014, 7:58 am

The world famous Santa Monica Pier announced on May 19 that Tommy Bahama, the popular beach lifestyle brand, will return for the second year as the presenting sponsor for the fifth annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival taking place on June 7, 2014.

Santa Monica, Pier, Events, Santa Monica Beach, National Animal Rights Day

Santa Monica To Observe National Animal Rights Day On May 31

Posted May. 21, 2014, 4:28 pm

National Animal Rights Day will be observed at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, May 31.

The 4th annual Wanderlust Yoga in the City series comes to Santa Monica this Saturday.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Free Wanderlust Yoga To Embrace The Santa Monica Pier This Saturday

Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

Wanderlust, the fast-growing evolutionary yoga lifestyle brand, will kick-off of its 4th annual Wanderlust Yoga in the City (YITC) series in Santa Monica this Saturday, May 10.

Pacific Park is offering moms a free ride on the Ferris wheel for Mother's Day.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park To Offer Free Family Photo & Ferris Wheel Ride This Mother’s Day

Posted May. 8, 2014, 8:28 am

It will be a picture-perfect Mother’s Day at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier as the first 1,000 moms receive a free family photo and free Ferris wheel ride this Sunday, May 11 from 11 am to 9 pm.

Chefs from The Lobster participated in the Pier Party on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Smmusd

Inaugural Santa Monica Pier Party Raises Funds For Local Public Schools

Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:11 am

The Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier has always been a great place for kids to enjoy rides, mid-way games and food treats like cotton candy and popcorn, but on Sunday, April 27 it was the adults, along with kids of all ages, who were entertained and feted -- with champagne and delectable grown-up hors d’ oeuvres -- at the inaugural Pier Party, a fundraiser for Santa Monica public schools.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Pier

Treats Frozen Yogurt To Donate 100 Percent Of Sales To SMMEF

Posted Apr. 27, 2014, 8:50 am

A day of rides, entertainment, food, and raffles benefiting all Santa Monica-Malibu schools is taking place today, April 27 at Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park from 10 am to 2 pm.

Heal the Bay's Earth Day Celebration will be held this Saturday.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Earth Day Celebration To Take Place This Saturday

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:38 am

To honor Earth Day, local environmental group Heal the Bay hosts a Saturday full of eco-friendly and family-friendly activities on the shoreline, including a designer sandcastle competition, massive beach cleanup and free admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for those who volunteer.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park Ferris Wheel To Go Lights Out Saturday For Earth Hour

Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:29 am

Earth Hour will happen this Saturday, March 29. As part of the worldwide event, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joins the initiative in its “Use Your Power” mantra with a one-hour, lights-out on the world-famous Ferris wheel, except for the wheel rim safety lighting, at 8:30 pm.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for Ristorante Al Mare on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Pier

Ristorante Al Mare Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate Grand Opening

Posted Mar. 17, 2014, 9:04 am

Italian dining is now available on the Santa Monica Pier, as Ristorante Al Mare officially celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. The Italian restaurant is one of the first venues spotted at the base of the Pier Bridge and its noticeable blue-and-white signage and modern décor makes the eatery quite hard to miss.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park To Fill 150 Spring Break, Summer Positions At Job Fair

Posted Mar. 11, 2014, 9:07 am

Pacific Park will host its 2014 Job Fair on Saturday, March 22 from 9 am to 3 pm in the Seaside Pavilion at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier located at 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.

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