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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.

Visit www.thesamburuproject.org to discover more about the importance of clean water.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Samburu Project’s 2nd Annual Splash Bash In Santa Monica This Saturday

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

The Samburu Project will host its 2nd Annual Splash Bash fundraising gala this Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in downtown Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

OPCC To Host 50th Anniversary Celebration This Weekend In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

OPCC is celebrating 50 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable members of our community on the Westside of Los Angeles County with a 50th anniversary celebration this weekend.

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.

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

5,000 People Expected For Heart Walk In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:46 am

The American Heart Association will host its second annual Heart Walk at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Sept. 21. An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Museum Of Flying

Santa Monica Museum Of Flying To Unveil Mural "Fly Navy" This Saturday

Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:22 am

A newly completed mural painting called “Fly Navy” will be unveiled at the Museum of Flying this Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 pm.

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.

For Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is hosting three events this week.

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Celebrate Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary At Free Events

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:18 am

The 25th anniversary celebration of the Third Street Promenade continues with three free community events this month.

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.

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

SMC Stages Original Play About Women In Afghanistan Sept. 9-13

Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:49 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present free performances of “Disgraceful Veils of Afghanistan’s Taliban” Sept. 9-13 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Learn about the famous flight that put Santa Monica on the aviation map at a gala dinner later this month.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum To Host Gala Dinner Sept. 21

Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:05 am

The Santa Monica History Museum will host a gala dinner on Sept. 21 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first around the world flight in Donald Douglas cruisers.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Child Safety Program This Saturday

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:21 am

The Santa Monica Main Library will host a child safety program this Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 am. The free interactive program will be for parents with children ages 5-8.

Julia Arian (as Rachel), Tom Berklund (as Patrick), Stacey Moseley (as Christina), Chip Bolcik (as Barry), Paul Zegler (as Sol), and Aidan Blain (as Mose) in Robin Uriel Russin’s “The Face In The Reeds” making its World Premiere at the Ruskin Group Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

"The Face In The Reeds" World Premiere At Santa Monica's Ruskin Group Theatre

Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 8:41 am

There are traditional Passover Seders and then there are Passover Seders of a different kind. One of the recent depictions of this 2000-year-old tradition, was the one presented in the West Coast Jewish Theatre’s production of “The Whipping Man,” in which the Seder was conducted by Simon, a newly freed slave whose owners were Jewish and whose religion and its practices he embraced as his own.

'Grenade' is one of the works by Long Beach artist Roxanne Sexauer will be on exhibit at SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery from Sept. 2 to Oct. 11.

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

SMC Exhibit "Sight Readings" From Artist Roxanne Sexauer Opens Tuesday

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:17 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is presenting “Sight Readings: A 35-Year Survey of Work by Roxanne Sexauer,” an exhibition of original works by the printmaker renowned in the contemporary printmaking community as an artist whose aesthetic of abstraction references nature. Sexauer’s work recognizes a long tradition built in the distinctive qualities and processes of hand-pulled prints.

In a one-night only performance at the Ford Anson Amphitheatre, Jennifer Holliday was the headliner in 'Broadway Under The Stars' and wowed the audience with her heart-thumping rendition of 'I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from 'Dreamgirls,' which she starred in 33 years ago.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

"Broadway Under The Stars" A Hit At Ford Amphitheatre

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am

Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Hunger Games Star To Take Santa Monica Stage At Urban Outfitters On Friday

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 10:47 am

Urban Outfitters welcomes The Shoe for a musical performance this Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 pm to 8pm at 1440 Third Street Promenade.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Quilt Guild To Host Fall Quilting Exhibition Starting Saturday

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:40 am

A fall quilting exhibition will feature the work of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, along with two other Los Angeles-based quilt guilds, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitors’ Center in West L.A.

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Kiwanis Club Of Santa Monica To Host Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament On Saturday

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:25 am

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica will hold its 6th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament this Saturday evening, Aug. 23 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

In Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound,” on stage at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Simon's alter ego Eugene (Ian Alda) and his brother Stanley (Noah James) bounce ideas back and forth to try to come up with a sketch for CBS by the next morning.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

"Broadway Bound" Reincarnated A Odyssey Theatre

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:13 am

Once in a while, someone decides to revive an old chestnut. Sometimes it’s a waste of time and sometimes it’s fun to welcome an old theatrical friend.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

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