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(Back row, left to right) Corley Shelby, Rojan Telo, Natalie Kahn, Henrik Rivera, Jesse Sandoval, and Joel Reyes, along with (front row, left to right) Aaron Bertucio, Julian Schwartzman, Hayley Howe, Marissa Dubois, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Brendan Cobia perform in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage May 22-31.

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

SMC Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Until May 31

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Antoinette Perry will be a soloist at Santa Monica Symphony’s free show this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Staying In Town This Memorial Day Weekend? Santa Monica Symphony Presents Free Show

Posted May. 22, 2015, 10:02 am

The Santa Monica Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a concert this Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

The 2015 Twilight Concert Series begins July 9 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2015 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm

The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.

The family breaks up a fight between Ronnie and Evy in Paul Oakley Stovall’s 'Immediate Family.'

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

An Evening Of Laughter With “Immediate Family”

Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:47 am

Paul Oakley Stovall’s “Immediate Family” blasted off like a rocket and continued its hilarious trajectory throughout the 90-minutes of almost non-stop merriment. You could say it was a kind of an “All In The Family” sitcom on speed as it dealt with the complications of revealing an alternate life style versus adhering to traditional family values, as well as smoldering sibling resentments. Serious subjects are handled in almost a farcical manner.

Noted Broadway director Steve Zuckerman helms this world premiere of '63 Trillion' by John Bunzel, now playing as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Up Front With "63 Trillion" Director Steve Zuckerman

Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:17 am

Money. Sex. Bad behavior. It’s just another day at the stock exchange. When global financials go radioactive, predators stand poised for a fight to the finish. Partnerships prove to be perilous and laws are meaningless in the jungle of scheming money managers.

Tongva Park has sweeping views of the Ocean.

Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Free Dance Performance At Tongva Park Sunday Afternoon

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:35 am

Donna Sternberg & Dancers presents The Architecture of Space, an exploration in movement at a free performance today, May 17, at Tongva Park in Santa Monica.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

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

Final Performances Today Of SMC's Global Motion World Dance Company

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:30 am

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

The Amgen Tour of California will conclude today with a 65.4-mile stage from downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl.

News, Los Angeles, Seven Days

Amgen Tour Cyclists To Ride From Downtown L.A. To Rose Bowl Today

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:18 am

The Amgen Tour of California will conclude today with a 65.4-mile stage from downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe holding a two-second lead over Peter Sagan of Slovakia.

White Sun lead singer Gurujas.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

White Sun To Host Free Concert Tonight In Santa Monica

Posted May. 16, 2015, 10:59 am

White Sun will host a free concert and record release party tonight, May 16, to celebrate its debut album.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

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

SMC Global Motion World Dance Company To Perform This Weekend

Posted May. 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company is proud to present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

Tongva Park will be open daily from 6 am to 11 pm at 1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva After Dark This Wednesday To Feature Gypsy, Eastern European Entertainment

Posted May. 12, 2015, 9:20 am

Tongva Park continues its second season of cultural and eclectic programming this month with an enchanting Tongva After Dark evening of Gypsy and Eastern European musicians and singers, followed by a Family Saturday presenting a hula hoop fitness concert for all ages.

Father Micky Lee (Tom Dunne) and daughter Helena Lee (Mariah Blonna) in “The Ocean of Helena Lee.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Review: “The Ocean Of Helena Lee” Set On Santa Monica Oceanfront

Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

By turns exuberant and headline grabbing violent, the long world-famous local movie star featured in Jim Akin’s new film, “The Ocean of Helena Lee”, is our own Santa Monica oceanfront. Yet watching it in “Helena Lee” is the equivalent of holding a conch shell to your ear and being privy to a singular, captivating experience, even to this writer, who has for decades ridden the bike path and even lived alongside it.

Dr. Bob Hamilton, Santa Monica pediatrician, with a child in Tanzania holding one of hundreds of soccer balls donated by former Los Angeles mayor, Richard Riordan.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica

“Walk To Africa” Returns Next Saturday In Santa Monica; Still Time To Sign Up

Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

On Dr. Bob Hamilton’s latest trip to Tanzania, Africa, the Santa Monica pediatrician witnessed buffalo stampeding across the Serengeti, the peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro and the edges of Africa’s largest lake, Victoria.

The 24th annual Santa Monica Festival returns this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm at Clover Park. The day offers free fun for all ages.

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

What’s New At Santa Monica Festival This Saturday

Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

An eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, and food trucks – that’s just some of the highlights for the Santa Monica Festival this Saturday.

Jessica Rivera.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

New West Symphony To Present Mozart’s “Great Mass” For Season Finale

Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

The New West Symphony will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427” for the final Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th anniversary season this weekend.

Sully Sullenberger and 'The Voice' contestants on the red carpet of the 2014 Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica.

News, Red Cross, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Last Chance To Buy Tickets To Santa Monica Red Cross 'Red Tie Affair' This Saturday

Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica Red Cross is hosting the 9th Annual Red Tie Affair this Saturday at Le Meridian Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd.

World renowned cellist Cécilia Tsan will be featured in the 'Rococo Variations' as part of Orchestra Santa Monica's final concert of the 2014-15 season this Sunday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica To Host Final Concert Of Season Sunday, May 17

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:37 am

For its fourth and final concert of the season this Sunday, Orchestra Santa Monica takes “A Forward Look Back”.

HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) will host a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser at Upper West Restaurant on May 5. Funds will benefit HARK workshops at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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

Upper West To Host Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser For Healing Arts Reaching Kids

Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 9:10 am

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is style and support a good cause at the same time? Look no further than Upper West Restaurant at 3321 Pico Blvd. where the community is invited to celebrate with HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids).

Enjoy free drinks, food and art at the launch party for Yo! Venice at QART.com gallery tonight.

News, Venice, Seven Days

Yo! Venice Launch Party Tonight; Free & Open To The Public At QART.com Gallery

Posted Apr. 23, 2015, 9:39 am

Mirror Media Group, publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror, is hosting a community launch party tonight to celebrate the launch of its latest print publication, Yo! Venice.

SMC’s Emeritus College kicks off 40th Anniversary celebrations with an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Contributions to Silent Benefit in support of Emeritus College programs includes John Alcantara painting. (Preview May 4-8; bidding May 12-22.)

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC's Emeritus College To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Posted Apr. 23, 2015, 9:31 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with events ranging from an open house and art exhibition and reception, to a silent benefit and a special tribute to Retired Emeritus College Associate Dean Maggie Hall.

A selection of pieces from Fire Chief Scott Ferguson's art exhibit.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Art Reception Wednesday To Feature Works By Fire Chief Scott Ferguson

Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 11:15 am

Many in Santa Monica do not know that Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson has a secret talent: he is an outstanding artist.

Latest Santa Monica Museum of Flying news.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Four More Aviation Giants To Be Honored At Santa Monica Museum Of Flying

Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 9:27 am

Santa Monica-based Museum of Flying will host the induction into the California Aviation Hall of Fame of Iris Cummings Critchell, Lt. Col Fitzhugh “Fitz” Fulton, Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, and Burt Rutan this Saturday, April 25.

Learn Hobbies At 1450 Ocean.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica

New April-June 2015 Studio Artist In Residence At 1450 Ocean

Posted Apr. 20, 2015, 9:30 am

This April, 1450 Ocean welcomes new Studio Artist-in-Residence Richard Hutman. During his tenure as a 1450 Ocean resident artist, he’ll be exploring permutations in modular folded paper sculpture and creating a new work on a Santa Monica theme.

Excerpt from a graphic novel by Alan Nuno will be on display at the Annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit at SMC’s Pete

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Annual Student Art Show At Santa Monica College Opens Tuesday

Posted Apr. 20, 2015, 9:26 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. This year’s specially created exhibit explores and interprets SMC’s Annual Global Initiative Theme: “Peace and Security: Managing Conflict and Violence in a Turbulent World.”

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.

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