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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.

Classic Car Night begins this Tuesday Night in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food Trucks, Santa Moniac

California Heritage Museum To Host Monthly Classic Car Night Starting Tuesday

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:32 am

The California Heritage Museum will present a new monthly community event starting this Tuesday called the Ocean Park Classic Car Night.

James Cameron in his Deep Sea Challenger sub that took him to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

James Cameron’s Astonishing “Deepsea Challenge 3D” Documentary

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 3:10 pm

Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s fascination with the sea began as a youngster when he was inspired by “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” popular television specials that aired in the 1960s and 1970s.

Get up close and personal with live sharks at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Embrace Shark Week At Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

Want to see live sharks during Shark Week? Visit Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to check out three species of sharks on exhibit and the marine center’s shark nursery.

News, Seven Days, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica

Committee For Racial Justice To Host Workshop In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 9:09 am

The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) will host a workshop entitled “Is there a debt owed to black America?” tonight, Aug. 10 at the Thelma Terry Building in Santa Monica's Virginia Avenue Park.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film, Television

2014 Teen Choice Awards Tonight At Shine Auditorium: Full Nomination List

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 8:47 am

The entertainment industry's seemingly never-ending awards season will be in the hands of teenagers tonight with the presentation of the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, honoring feats such as on-screen liplocks and hissy fits.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

The Bluebirds To Perform Free Concert Saturday At Ocean Park Library Branch

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch hosts local band The Bluebirds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 pm on the Branch’s front lawn, 2601 Main Street.

Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Place Summer Block Party Continues This Weekend

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:56 am

Santa Monica Place sizzles with the coolest beachside Summer Block Party that continues this weekend. The free event features a live concert, summer beauty tips and giveaways, tasty summertime treats, face painting, kids crafts, DJ beats, and a Smilebooth.

The Museum of Flying's presentation series continues featuring the author of the biography of Californian aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica Museum

Museum Of Flying To Host “Quest For Flight” Author This Sunday

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:22 am

“Quest for Flight” author Craig S. Harwood will provide a talk on the biography that he wrote about his great grand uncle, John J. Montgomery this Sunday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 pm.

Annie Chernecky plays Jennifer, a 15-year-old “Lolitaesque”seductress who might be in dangerous waters with Terry(Aaron McPherson).

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

"In A Dark Dark House" Makes Its L.A. Premiere At The Matrix Theatre

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:08 am

Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting. His play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating, albeit painful, journeys into childhood trauma, memories of which are trapped in the subconscious or too painful to consciously revisit.

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

Meet Grumpy Cat Today At Santa Monica Place

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:28 am

Grumpy Cat, the feline with the famous frown, will make an appearance at Kitson at Santa Monica Place to promote her new book today, Aug. 4. The book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat, is the follow-up to New York Times bestseller Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book.

The Festival of the Chariots included a free feast for thousands, free entertainment, and exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture.

Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica

Festival Of The Chariots Takes To The Streets Of Santa Monica, Venice Today

Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 9:11 am

The annual Festival of the Chariots commences at 10 am today at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main Street, with three ful...

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