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Lee Davis.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Women

Free "Building Self-Esteem Class" For Women This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:40 am

Santa Monica life skills trainer Lee Davis is presenting to women a free "Building Self-Esteem Class" on Sunday, March 8.

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC's Free Spring Environmental Lecture Series Begins Tuesday, March 3

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:45 am

Santa Monica College’s Spring 2015 Environmental Issues Lecture Series – featuring experts discussing important environmental and urban issues of our time – begins this Tuesday, March 3.

National Eating Disorders Association’s third annual Los Angeles NEDA Walk will be held this Saturday, March 7.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Los Angeles NEDA Walk To Take Place In Santa Monica This Saturday, March 7

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:36 am

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

League Of Women Voters Of Santa Monica To Host Higher Education Forum March 7

Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 8:12 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) invites the community to “Students Speak,” a forum on access to public higher education at Santa Monica College on Saturday, March 7.

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.

Prolific screenwriter Richard LaGravenese’s latest film is “The Last Five Years,” which he adapted and directed from Jason Robert Brown’s musical.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Richard LaGravenese’s Journey To Success As Writer, Director

Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:41 am

Ask the average movie buff if he or she knows who Richard LaGravenese is and the answer is probably going to be no. In the same sentence add that he wrote “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Little Princess,” “The Ref,” “Erin Brockovich,” “The Fisher King,” and “Rude Awakening.” Then, of course, the light goes on, as LaGravenese’s body of work is immediately recognizable as he written some of the most emotionally profound Hollywood scripts.

Santa Monica actress Marie Paquim and Meryl Streep at the Women In Film’s event.

Awards, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monican Actress Attends Oscar Week Festivities

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:47 am

Oscar Week, as always, is a time for Hollywood’s best to not only accept awards, but to share on the recent year’s activity, as well as the possibilities in the year ahead.

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Mayor

League Of Women Voters Invites Community To Lunch With Mayor Kevin McKeown

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:33 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica invites the community to "Luncheon with the Mayor".

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Hear From Director/ Screenwriter Ned Benson At Vidiots Foundation Event

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:05 am

American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Women's History Month Kicks Off With Reception Tuesday

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:59 am

The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) invites everyone in the community to celebrate Women's History Month in March 2015.

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.

'I HEART WFHC' on Saturday will help raise money to provide health care to those in need.

Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Westside Family Health Center Throwing Dance Party Fundraiser On Saturday

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:38 am

Valentine’s Day may be over another year, but Santa Monica residents are being urged to treat themselves or their sweetie to a night of delicious food and desserts, wine and champagne, art, dancing and other fun activities at the “I HEART WFHC” Champagne and Dessert Dance Party Fundraiser 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.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Kicks Off Black History Month Free Events Today

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:33 am

Santa Monica College is proud to present a series of free events in February honoring Black History Month, starting today.

Latest Santa Monica Museum of Flying news.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Museum Of Flying

Ticket Sales Close Midnight Wednesday For Museum Of Flying Film Festival Series

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 9:17 am

Ticket sales will close at midnight this Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the Museum of Flying Film Festival Series in Santa Monica.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Seven Days, Dr. Mao

Boosting The Immune System: The Cold & Flu Season

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:57 am

It is wintertime and we are in the height of the flu and cold season. The old adage that prevention is the best cure is true; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you give your immune system a boost. A healthy immune system will ward off cancer, infections, and degenerative illness.

Jane Austen’s Regency Period classic “Pride and Prejudice,” will be celebrated at the the Library’s kickoff celebration with live music, English country dancing with dancers in period costume and guest caller Judee Pronovost.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Read, Dance & Eat At Santa Monica READS Library Kickoff Event Saturday

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:47 am

The thirteenth annual Santa Monica READS community reading program will host a kickoff celebration this Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 pm, in the Main Library’s North Entry Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The 66th annual Stairway of Stars choir concert returns at Barnum Hall tonight. A band concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 while an orchestra concert will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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

66th Annual Stairway Of The Stars Returns Tonight At Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).

Much to the delight of audiences around the world, Dr. Barry Humphries has been channeling Dame Edna for over sixty years.

Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Dame Edna's "Glorious Goodbye" Farewell Brings Down The House

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:46 am

What can you say about Australian-born Dr. Barry Humphries’ “Anima,” Dame Edna, that hasn’t been said over the past 60 years? Well, as luck would have it, this was my first experience with the Grand Dame of nuanced “nastiness,” so I can talk about her performance with virgin eyes.

Shlomi Elkabetz and his sister Ronit Elkabetz co-wrote and directed “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” in which Ronit plays the lead character and is Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Shlomi & Ronit Elkabetz Talk About Their Film: “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 9:00 am

“GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is an award-winning film and Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began more than a decade ago.

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