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Elle Martin’s “Mountain Sunrise” (2014) tissue paper collage (14 x 10 inches).

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Emeritus College Launches New Art Exhibition Series “Inside/Out 1”

Posted Jan. 8, 2016, 7:16 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus Art Gallery will present "Inside/Out 1,” the first in a new series of recurring exhibitions featuring art from inside the Emeritus College community presented alongside art from established outside professionals.

“Private Eyes” at Morgan-Wixson Theatre runs Jan. 16 through Feb. 7. It will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre Presents “Private Eyes”

Posted Jan. 8, 2016, 7:13 am

Nothing is ever quite what it seems. Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British theatre director. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to Frank, his therapist.

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd.

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

Winter Constellations & Mysteries Of Comets Featured At SMC

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 8:58 am

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium will present its schedule of Winter 2016 feature shows and special telescope-viewing sessions, which begin on Friday, Jan. 8.

Pastor Paul (Andrew Garman) listens as associate pastor Joshua (Larry Powell) challenges his new ideas.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

CTG & Playwrights Horizons Present the Actors Theatre Of Louisville Production Of “The Christians”

Posted Dec. 22, 2015, 9:16 am

Pretend that it’s Sunday morning and you are tuning in to your favorite Evangelistic preacher. The Mark Taper Forum stage has been transformed into such a typical televised church setting, well done by set designer Dane Laffrey, augmented by Ben Stanton’s lighting design.

One of the images featured in 'Venice Beach Sunsets.'

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Laura Korman Gallery To Host Opening Reception Today For 'Venice Beach Sunsets'

Posted Dec. 12, 2015, 9:50 am

Venice-based photographers Danny Rice and Andrew Karl will host their first gallery exhibition with an opening reception today at Laura Korman Gallery.

The popular Santa Monica College Holiday Student Art Sale will be held Dec. 11-13 in the Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

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

SMC Presents Annual Holiday Art Sale This Friday Through Sunday, Dec. 11 - 13

Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 12:23 pm

Santa Monica College's 38th Annual Holiday Student Art Sale, featuring a wide range of works in various media, will be a three-day event again this year.

Visit Santa Claus from noon to 3 pm on Pico Blvd. for photos that can be taken free of charge – selfies with Santa too!

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Holiday Hop Along Pico Boulevard In Santa Monica Returns Saturday

Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 9:20 am

Here comes Santa Claus and the Holiday Hop Along Pico – this year’s event takes place this Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 4 pm on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, with festivities for adults and children who will enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and shopping.

J.J. L’Heureux’s 'Etichette # 90,' collage with thread.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Renowned Photographer J.J. L’Heureux Shows A Different Side In Santa Monica Exhibit

Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

The art of J.J. L’Heureux will be featured in a solo exhibit at BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE in Santa Monica (Bergamot Station Arts Center) starting next Saturday, Dec. 12.

After waiting years, Rosemary (Jessica Collins) finally gets her kiss from Anthony (Dan Donohue.)

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar” On Stage At The Geffen Playhouse

Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 9:08 am

As a rule, a review doesn’t begin with a “thank you” note. That said, I feel compelled to express my deep gratitude to Irish playwrights, poets, and novelists – Irish American and those writers who live or lived in the Emerald Isle.

Santa Monica Conservancy will host its Holiday Part at the Spanish Colonial Revival home of Neal Roberts.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Annual Holiday Party On Saturday

Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 8:19 am

Santa Monica Conservancy is gearing up for its annual Holiday Party, a favorite annual tradition and thank you event for its wonderful members. This year's celebration will take place at 1720 Carlyle Ave. in the Gillette’s Regents Square area of northern Santa Monica.

The Dream Orchestra will perform at St. Monica Catholic Church on Dec. 3 and 4.

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

Dream Orchestra's Two Concerts Of Handel’s “Messiah” To Take Place This Thursday, Friday

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:10 am

The Dream Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s ”Messiah” was so popular last year that two concerts are planned this year. The performances will be held this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica.

The Dream Orchestra will perform at St. Monica Catholic Church on Dec. 3 and 4.

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

VIDEO: Enjoy The Best “Messiah” Concert In Town With The Dream Orchestra

Posted Nov. 26, 2015, 9:35 am

The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3 and 4 at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Its Brass Ensemble sets a festive mood before the concert.

Costumes and sets being prepared for the production of 'M. Courage' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage Dec. 4-13.

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

Santa Monica College To Stage "M. Courage"

Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 9:58 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “M. Courage” Dec. 4-13 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica company members and Santa Monica residents Giorgia Martelloni Zabriskie (left) and Molly Novak (right) will alternate as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Nov. 28 - Dec 6 at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Dance

The Nutcracker: Holiday Tradition Begins Nov. 28 At The Broad Stage

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am

In its 5th decade of performances, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, with live music by Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, returns to present its enchanting rendition of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.”

The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Our Brass Ensemble sets a festive mood before the concert. Then emotions will soar as Artistic Director Daniel Suk conducts the orchestra, the Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and world-class soloists in this operatic celebration.

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

VIDEO: Enjoy The Best “Messiah” Concert In Town With The Dream Orchestra

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am

The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music

New West Symphony Music Director To Conclude Tenure At End Of 2016 Season

Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 11:21 am

Marcelo Lehninger, who helped guide the New West Symphony (NWS) through its 20th anniversary celebration a year ago and who has been highly-praised for his conducting skills, will be concluding his tenure as music director at the end of the 2016 season, it was announced today.

The Santa Monica Quilty Guild will host its 25th anniversary boutique, “Quilting By the Sea” on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

“Quilting By the Sea” To Look Back On 25 Years

Posted Nov. 11, 2015, 8:24 am

The Santa Monica Quilt Guild will present a craft boutique to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Guild’s existence this Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 am to 4 pm. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 1008 11th St., Santa Monica.

Latest New West Symphony news.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony’s “Scottish Fantasy” Comes To Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:36 am

GRAMMY-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding will make her New West Symphony debut as guest soloist in “Scottish Fantasy,” an all-Mendelssohn program to be presented by the orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall. Also featured will be National Geographic photojournalist Jim Richardson’s stunning imagery of Scotland, with the acclaimed photojournalist present at the performance.

SMC’s Synapse Dance Theater performs Nov. 6 and 8 in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th St., Santa Monica).

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

Synapse Dance Theater Showcases New Works

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:31 am

Santa Monica College’s Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised Contemporary Dance ensemble – will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers tonight and Sunday.

Dias de los Muertos events in Santa Monica running until November 7, including the City of Santa Monica’s event at Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica To Host Nine Dias de los Muertos Events At Seven Venues

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 9:36 am

Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed.

Artist Emily Van Horn will exhibit her works at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica starting this Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Opening Reception Sunday At Upper West For Artist Emily Van Horn

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 3:08 pm

For Venice artist Emily Van Horn, her paintings represent the distillation of accumulated experiences and how they’ve been instinctively contained and translated.

The Dream Orchestra will perform at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica on Friday, Oct. 30.

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

VIDEO: Dream Orchestra Presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem” Oct. 30 At St. Monica Catholic Church

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 9:15 am

Following its successful “Opera Forever” gala kickoff, the Dream Orchestra continues its 2015-16 season with Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor” on Friday night, Oct. 30, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.

Franklin Elementary’s annual Halloween Carnival will be held Saturday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Halloween Carnival Returns Saturday At Franklin Elementary

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 8:51 am

Franklin Elementary’s annual Halloween Carnival will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann will have her works exhibited at Laura Korman Gallery starting this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Laura Korman Gallery To Host Reception Saturday For Artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 9:38 am

Laura Korman Gallery will present a new exhibition featuring artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann in the gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, CAULDRON. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 15, 2015 with a public reception this Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5-8 p.m.

An opening reception will be held Sunday at Upper West for the restaurant's newest exhibit featuring the works of Emily Van Horn.

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

Upper West To Host Opening Reception Sunday For Artist Emily Van Horn

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 10:19 am

For Venice artist Emily Van Horn, her paintings represent the distillation of accumulated experiences and how they’ve been instinctively contained and translated.

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