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Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel will go 'green’ for Earth Day today, April 22.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Ferris Wheel To Go Green For Earth Day

Posted Apr. 22, 2014, 9:19 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will turn its Ferris wheel “green” tonight with a variety of patterns and colors in support of Earth Day.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Pier Corp. Hires Pier Administrator

Posted Apr. 26, 2012, 5:00 am

S. Jay Farrand, former Marketing Director for Marina-based TOMS Shoes, has been named the new Pier Administrator by the Santa Monica Pier Corporati...

The Santa Monica Pier is home to one of 30 pianos across Los Angeles for the next  three weeks.

Santa Monica Pier, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Piano Art Installation At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Apr. 15, 2012, 1:11 am

The Santa Monica Pier has been chosen as one of 30 venues in the Los Angeles area to participate in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) “Pla...

Santa Monica beach will be full of color in the sky when Otis College hosts its first annual Kite Festival on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Santa Monica Pier, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Kites, Kite Festival

Kite Festival Flies Into Pier On Saturday

Posted Apr. 13, 2012, 9:17 am

Otis College will hold its first annual Kite Festival directly north of the Santa Monica Pier this weekend from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sund...

Check Your Number, Saturday, April 14, Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier

Environment, Santa Monica Pier, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot:

Posted Apr. 13, 2012, 2:05 am

CalRecycle hosts on Saturday a public education campaign event to inform drivers of how to re-evaluate their oil change habits. The “Check Your N...

A rendering of the three-story garage proposed for the parking lot next to the Santa Monica Pier.

News, City Council, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier Parking Changes Ahead

Posted Apr. 10, 2012, 2:28 am

There was probably a time when a driver could drive his or her vehicle onto the deck of the Santa Monica Pier and comfortably find a parking spot ...

The Ladybug is big, strong, and full of life while The Foreigner is a fly that's an attention seeker that's full of bravado.

News, St. Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Theater

Free Cirque Du Soleil 'OVO' Tickets Up For Grabs For Anyone Born On February 29

Posted Feb. 29, 2012, 2:45 am

Calling all those born on February 29 -- the first 100 people who can show that February 29th is their birthday with a valid id today, Wednesday Fe...

The Grand Chapiteau will be able to accommodate more than 2,500 people once complete.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Theater, Video, Santa Monica

Cirque Du Soleil Returns!

Posted Jan. 13, 2012, 12:56 am

Measuring in at 66 feet high with a diameter of 167 feet, Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau (big top) now stands tall next to the Santa Monica P...

The blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau tent was raised next to the Santa Monica Pier today in preparation for the first show on Jan. 20.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Theater, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Cirque Du Soleil's Grand Chapiteau Tent Raised For Upcoming 'OVO' Production

Posted Jan. 10, 2012, 9:00 am

The production of Cirque du Soleil's "OVO" in Santa Monica moved one step closer to its first performance on Jan. 20 with the raising of the blue a...

News, Venice, Santa Monica Pier, Parks, Santa Monica

Occupy Venice To Hold Public Protest, Solidarity Rally At Palisades Park On Saturday Afternoon

Posted Nov. 18, 2011, 2:02 am

Occupy Venice, in collaboration with other regional Occupy movements such as Occupy Santa Monica College and Occupy Culver City, will be holding a ...

Guitarist Greg Menjivar and lead singer Nancy Rae Pride of PapaFish at Rusty's Surf Ranch on Aug. 18. The return to the venue this Friday night, Oct. 7

Santa Monica Pier, Calendar, Music, Santa Monica

Rusty's Surf Ranch To Feature Reggae Rock Band PapaFish Tonight

Posted Oct. 7, 2011, 2:41 am

Veer away from the weekly grind and feel good with the fresh sounds of reggae rock band PapaFish at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier t...

LA BBQ Festival runs from September 9-11.

Santa Monica Pier, Calendar, Santa Monica

LA BBQ Festival Concludes On Santa Monica Pier Today

Posted Sep. 11, 2011, 3:07 am

The Third LA BBQ Festival concludes at Santa Monica Beach today, in the parking lot north of the pier. The three day event, which started o...

Donald Harrison belts out some smooth saxophone power under the moon light.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Video, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Dance Series Concludes For 2011 With New Orleans Based Bands

Posted Sep. 9, 2011, 12:00 pm

The finale of this year's Twilight Dance Series on Thursday included two New Orleans-based bands at the Santa Monica Pier, headlined by Jon Cleary'...

Fronting a massively intense rock and roll attack, local band Dawes performs onstage with Jackson Browne (far right).

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Video, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Dance Series Week 9 Wrap: Americana Band Dawes Bring Surprise

Posted Sep. 3, 2011, 5:51 am

The ninth night of performances of the Twilight Dance Series on Thursday at the Santa Monica Pier featured a trio of “Americana Bands,” that ga...

News, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Pacific Park On Santa Monica Pier To Shine Vibrant Red Colors This Weekend

Posted Sep. 3, 2011, 12:55 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will celebrate the end of summer with vibrant red colors and patterns in honor of the Labor Day holiday weeke...

Children of the Santa Monica Police Activities League enjoyed a free day at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier for the 7th Annual PALpalooza

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Video, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Activities League Hosts Annual PALpalooza

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 5:57 am

The 7th Annual PALpalooza took over Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Wednesday night. The Santa Monica Police Activities League sponsor...

Yessenia Munot and Ryan Jhono salsa their way around the pier dance floor to sounds of the L.A. Salsa AllStars at the 27th Annual Twilight Dance Series, Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2011. Munot, a Malibu native, grew up dancing to Latin music whereas Jhono says he "has to work a little harder at it".

Santa Monica Pier, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Tango On The Timbers At The Santa Monica Pier Tonight

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 1:30 am

Week eight of the Twilight Dance Series will have attendees dancing on the Santa Monica Pier with the captivating theme “Tango on the Timbers” ...

Santa Monica Beach concert goers starting to arrive.

Santa Monica Pier, Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Embracing The Beach Culture At Santa Monica's Twilight Dance Series

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 1:22 am

There are two crowds who attend the Twilight Dance Series, which are the free concerts held Thursday nights throughout summer. With the stage set u...

Paul Johnson (left) and Gil Orr of the Duo-Tones begin the evening theme of 'Surf Guitar' with classic surf sounds during the daylight hours of the Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Video, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Slacktone Lead The Surf Pack On The Santa Monica Pier During Twilight Dance Series

Posted Aug. 19, 2011, 10:57 am

The seventh night of performances at the Twilight Dance Series last night featured three surf rock bands that sent out waves of oceanic sounds to t...

Headliners Gil Orr (left) and Paul Johnson (right) of the Duo-Tones share a magical moment playing dual acoustic guitars to accompany their endless ride in search for the quintessence of surf music."

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Surf Music To Rock The Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 17, 2011, 3:05 am

Get amped with some instrumental music at week seven of the Twilight Dance Series as surf guitar artists from The Duo-Tones, The Eliminators, and S...

Jennifer Keith traded off vocals with Royal Crown Revue front man Eddie Nichols as the headlining act of the Aug. 11 Twilight Dance Series

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Music, Video, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Royal Crown Revue, Swing Dance Fever Grips the Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 13, 2011, 1:25 am

The sixth night of performances at the Twilight Dance Series included three big bands on the Santa Monica Pier headlined by the swing music of the ...

The RCR swings with the soft power of saxophonists Jedeikin (left) and Dorame (right).  Keith (center) strikes a coquettish pose in the arms of Nichols in front of their big band that played, "Hey Pachuco" in 1994 Hollywood movie, "The Mask."

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Music, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Royal Crown Revue, Big Bands to Beguile Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, 12:29 am

Feel the funk and soul, then swing dance, bop, and boogie with a ‘50s-style night of big band music on Aug. 11 at the sixth installment of free ...

Nelson Marquez and the Moderators perform a Latin-Funk rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, August 4, 2011. The troupe headlined Thursday's concert, which was assembled to promote cleaner waters in southern California.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Music, Video, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Review of Week Five of the Twilight Dance Series

Posted Aug. 5, 2011, 4:25 pm

The fifth night of performances at the Twilight Dance Series included two chilled out bands at the Santa Monica Pier headlined by the jazzy rock of...

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley speaks about coastal conservation during the unveiling of the newly designed Whale Tail License Plate for California, Santa Monica Pier, Calif., Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funds from the newly designed plate, which is a collaboration between artists Elizabeth Robinette Tyndall and Bill Atkins, will support coastal conservation in California.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Video, Transportation, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Whale Tail Grant Program Shows New License Plate at Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 3, 2011, 11:08 am

California's Whale Tail program has been giving back to the beaches since 1997. Every Whale Tail license plate purchased gives money for beach clea...

Cuban-born artist Nelson Garcia Marquez rocks out with his band, playing a piña colada colored Telecaster called "Coconut."

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Music, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Rock Bands to Heal the Bay

Posted Aug. 3, 2011, 2:42 am

Just chill out or bob and groove at the fifth installment of the Twilight Dance Series, the free weekly concerts taking place at the Santa Monica P...

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