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

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Smmef

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation To Host Pier Party April 26

Posted Apr. 19, 2015, 8:51 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) will host its second annual Pier Party, a fundraising event to benefit all students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). Pier Party will take place on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One of the pieces from fine art photographer John Reiff Williams that's part of the 'Extinction' exhibit.

Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

"Extinction" Photography Exhibit Opens At EarthWE Gallery At Bergamot Station

Posted Apr. 19, 2015, 8:47 am

EarthWE Gallery opened a new exhibition Friday featuring fine art photographer John Reiff Williams, who brings to life ‘trash’ from the beach collected by environmental educator Peter Kreitler.

Achinta S. McDaniel, Artistic Director and Founder of Blue13, a Los Angeles-based contemporary Indian dance company

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Tongva Park Kicks Off Second Season Of Cultural Programming

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:52 am

Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class this Wednesday, April 22.

Rob Stewart’s award-winning eco-documentary 'Revolution' will premiere at Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 18.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Free Screening Saturday Night On Pier Of Rob Stewart's Eco-Documentary

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:54 am

A special free outdoor screening of Rob Stewart’s award-winning eco-documentary "Revolution" will be held at Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, April 18, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Water

League of Women Voters Of Santa Monica To Host Update On Water Policies

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:38 am

Water is on everyone's mind with the recent proclamation by the governor, a snow pack that is only five per cent of the normal average and reminders from every direction to cut back.

Orchestra Santa Monica's 'Border Crossings' features the west coast premiere of 'Andean Elegy' by Berkeley-born composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Presents "Border Crossings" Concert Sunday, April 19

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:32 am

For its third concert of the season this Sunday -- “Border Crossings” -- Orchestra Santa Monica reaches across borders and around the world bringing exciting and colorful orchestral pieces to Santa Monica.

Environment, Seven Days, Santa Monica

RSVP For Santa Monica National Arbor Day Tree Planting Event April 24

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:19 am

The City of Santa Monica will celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, by planting 20 trees at Clover Park. Participating in the planting ceremonies will be the City’s Urban Forest Task Force and Recreation and Parks Commission along with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica, UCLA Circle K, and Santa Monica Lions Club.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Fourth Annual Otis Kite Festival At Santa Monica Beach Saturday

Posted Apr. 10, 2015, 3:30 pm

Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 11, 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Marco Gualtieri’s “The Statue: A Story Told Twice - Apollo, Florence, 2012.”

Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica

bG Gallery Hosts Photography Show “As Above, So Below”

Posted Apr. 10, 2015, 9:05 am

This Saturday, April 11, bG Gallery presents an eclectic group show titled “As Above, So Below.” Gallery director Om Bleicher said photography is a new medium for the gallery that has now become one of its focuses.

Jennifer Verge's 'It's Time' will be part of the FAB Studio exhibition.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica

FABstudio Presents Opening Reception For New Exhibition On Thursday, April 9

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 10:07 am

FABstudio gallery owner, Flavio Bisciotti, and Flower & Hewes gallerist, Brekelle Lavee' Long and have partnered to present "7 Extraordinary Artists" on April 9 at Fabstudio in Santa Monica.

Best-selling YA authors and co-organizers Melissa de la Cruz  and Margaret Stohl.

Samohi, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Teen Dream: Santa Monica YA Book Festival Debuts April 11

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica’s own literary version of Coachella, YALLWest, will make its debut as the city’s first Young Adult book festival on April 11 and 12.

“Voices From The Bottom Of The South China Sea” is a book many years in the making for Santa Monica native Robert S. Wells.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Native Pens Book About Untold Story Of International Relations

Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 9:01 am

Santa Monica native and author Robert S. Wells delves into the story behind the economic relationship between the U.S. and China in his new book, “Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Chinese Emigrant Disaster.”

Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at 2011 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica

St. Anne Catholic Church To Host Free Community Easter Dinner This Sunday

Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:55 am

St. Anne Catholic Church & Shrine in Santa Monica will host a free Easter Sunday dinner this weekend for the needy and less fortunate in our community.

From left: Lara Wallace as Lauren, Sarah Long as Marty, Nico Lozano as James, Olivia Worthen as Teresa, and (center) Zeno Robinson as Schultz perform in 'Circle Mirror Transformation' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Studio Stage Apr. 3-12.

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

Santa Monica College To Present "Circle Mirror Transformation" April 3-12

Posted Mar. 30, 2015, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” Apr. 3-12 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

New West Symphony presents the very challenging 'Sibelius Violin Concerto' featuring acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi as guest artist this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Presents "The Planets" In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 11:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar tonight.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Show At Sonny McLean’s In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:39 am

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica from 9 pm to 12:30 am tonight, March 27.

Laura Linney as the best-selling crime novelist Patricia Highsmith and Seth Numrich as Edward in Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland” on stage at The Geffen Playhouse.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Laura Linney Graces Geffen Playhouse In Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland”

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:30 am

Laura Linney is no stranger to the stage and has racked up multiple impressive Broadway credits including “Time Stands Still,” “Sight Unseen,” “The Crucible,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Uncle Vanya,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “The Seagull.” Equally at home on the big screen, she had key roles in “You Can Count on Me,” “Kinsey,” “The Savages,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Love Actually,” and “The Truman Show,” just to name but a few.

Bob Aguirre with Stevie Nicks, now a Santa Monica resident.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (from left), Jason Weiss and Mark Belnick in Donald Margulies' 'Sight Unseen' on stage at The Lounge Theatre.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Award-Winning “Sight Unseen” On Stage At The Lounge Theatre

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 3:59 pm

Playwright Donald Margulies is a writer with issues to explore. In his play, "Sight Unseen,” presented by Wasatch Theatrical Ventures, he delves into questions of what constitutes art as well as the slippery slope of love, commitment, bigotry, and the loss of creative purity.

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

Santa Monica College Symphony Presents Romantic Program March 29

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:07 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert Sunday, March 29, featuring a romantic program of music both happy and sad. Los Angeles baritone John Atkins joins the symphony to perform as guest artist. SMC student Joseph Rishik, a cellist, is also featured.

'90404 Changing' is a multi-dimensional feature-length film that employs a unique form of story-telling which blends standard documentary coverage with dramatic narrative.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Free Movie Screening “90404 Changing” Thursday

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy will host a free screening of local film “90404 Changing” at 6:30 pm this Thursday, March 26.

Senator Bernie Sanders.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Politics, Lax

Sen. Bernie Sanders To Speak At Marianne Williamson's Sister Giant Conference

Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:10 am

Former 33rd Congressional District candidate Marianne Williamson will host the third Sister Giant conference on the weekend of March 28-29, at the Councourse Hotel at LAX.

Nico Jesus (to the right of “Jack Kelly” leaning on the wagon) stars in “Newsies”.

Seven Days, Theater, Ucla, Santa Monica, Hollywood

UCLA Grad Nico DeJesus To Star In “Newsies” On Stage At Pantages Theatre

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 12:08 pm

When “Newsies” opens at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood this Tuesday, March 24, there’s one performer with local roots who’s extra excited for the four-week Los Angeles engagement, as it’s a chance to sing and dance in front of plenty of friends and family.

An afternoon with Jo Baker at Santa Monica Public Library will take place this Saturday, March 21, at 2 pm.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

13th Annual Santa Monica READS Program Concludes Saturday With Author Jo Baker

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:26 am

Santa Monica Public Library wraps up its annual community reading program, Santa Monica READS, with an afternoon talk with this year’s featured author, Jo Baker, this Saturday, March 21.

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