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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.

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.

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.

“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.”

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.

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.

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.

Violinist Vijay Gupta will perform with Santa Monica Symphony this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Hits The Road Saturday Night With Free Concert

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am

The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk Returns This Saturday, March 14

Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:42 am

The public is invited to explore the more than 60 artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars during the 9th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk this Saturday, March 14.

Victor Franz (Sam Robards) discusses the sale of the family furniture with Gregory Solomon (Alan Mandell).
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Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Arthur Miller’s “The Price” On Stage At The Mark Taper Forum

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:16 am

It’s almost sacrilegious to even think about criticizing Arthur Miller – one of America’s most preeminent, most lauded playwrights. His Death of a Salesman, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, stands as one of the greatest plays ever written as it dissected the slow demise of a once very successful salesman.

Shows are March 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 pm and March 14 and 21 at 2 pm.
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Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Theatre Arts Presents The Wizard Of Oz Musical Starting Friday

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Frank Baum’s beloved classic The Wizard of Oz musical is being brought to life by two talented casts of Samohi theatre, choir, orchestra, band and dance students in seven performances at Barnum Hall this month.

The Annual Emeritus College Student Photography Exhibition runs March 5-April 22 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on March 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

SMC Emeritus College Emeritus College Art Gallery Presents Photography Exhibit

Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 9:43 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery presents its Annual Student Photography Exhibition start this Thursday, March 5. It will run through April 22, 2015.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Emeritus College Acting Troupe To Present Free Performance Today

Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 7:59 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe will presents its Spring 2015 Performance at 1 pm today, March 1.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Season Continues With Sunday Show In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:44 am

New West Symphony continues its 20th anniversary season theme of “Breaking New Sound” with performances of two works new to the Symphony’s repertoire, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Adventure travel photographer David Heath will exhibit never-before-seen images from his new book “BURMA: An Enchanted Spirit” in Santa Monica starting this Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Adventure Travel Photographer To Exhibit Burma Images From Book

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:43 am

Globetrotting adventure photographer, David Heath, will launch the exhibition of exclusive images from his new book, “Burma: An Enchanted Spirit” this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Spring 2015 Art Lecture Series Begins Today

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:43 am

Santa Monica College launches its Spring 2015 Art Lecture Series today, a selection of eclectic lectures and presentations exploring the many facets of art in its various manifestations.

Matt Paweski “Corner (Jade)”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Renowned Artists Exhibit Works At Santa Monica College Art Gallery

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:37 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is currently presenting "FONDAMENTA: Future Furniture Formed in a Collective Memory,” an exhibition of original works by renowned artists Peter Shire, Matt Connors, Peter Harkawik, and Matt Paweski.

Santa Monica Place's center court.

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

Ring In Lunar New Year This Weekend At Santa Monica Place Free Entertainment

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica Place rings in the Lunar New Year with lots of cultural entertainment this weekend.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen will perform at Santa Monica Place this Friday, Feb. 20, for a Lunar New Year celebration.

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

Acclaimed Pianist To Kick Off Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:35 am

Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance taking place on Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place.

Karen Landry and Chris Mulkey star in David French’s “Leaving Home” on stage at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Theater, Santa Monica

“Leaving Home” - Ruskin Group Theatre Play Has Hits & Misses

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 8:47 am

“Kitchen sink realism,” a style of theatre, as well as other art forms, popularized in Britain in the late 1950s and 1960s, illuminated the domestic challenges of every-day living of the working class. David French’s “Leaving Home” clearly falls into that genre as it explores the dynamics of a particular dysfunctional family.

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