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18th Street Arts Center for our 2009 Holiday Party This is our opportunity to show our appreciation to all the curators, artists and residents that have contributed their time to support the mission of 18th Sreet. The event will take place December 10th from 7:30-9:30 pm. Please send your R.S.V.P to by December 3rd


Author Laura Numeroff will read and sign her books at the Every Picture Tells a Story Gallery in Santa Monica on Friday December 4 from 6 pm – 8 pm. The event will benefit the National Cued Speech Association Families. The event will be located at 1311 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. For more information please contact Lee Cohen at Lee Cohen 310.451.2700 or

The Montana Avenue Holiday Walk, December 4th from 5 pm – 9 pm. Come join us for 10 festive blocks of complimentary holiday delights, family shopping, gourmet restaurants, singing, music, and Santa Claus!

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium will present the feature show, “A Winter’s Solstice.” The feature show is at 8 pm and is preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7 pm. The John Drescher Planetarium, which features the Digistar projection system, is located on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Tickets are $5 or $9 for the double bill, with discounts for children and seniors. For information and tickets, call 310.434.3000. Also plays December 11.

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble The ensemble will perform both solo and group jazz repertoire. The performance will take place at the Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center on 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica. (Tickets are $10.) For more information call: 310.434.3200

December 5

A Food and Linen’s Drive to benefit Upward Bound House a community based, social agency headquartered in Santa Monica. The event will take place from noon-4pm in front of the Co-Opportunity store at 1525 Broadway, Santa Monica.

The Jingle Bell Rockers will be performing on Dec. 5th at The Main Street Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday December 5th from 6:30 – 9 pm. The event begins with a Christmas tree lighting at Ocean Park and Main Street followed by a candlelight walk to an amazing Shopping Cart Christmas Tree at Edgemar Plaza.

An Evening of Accompanied Poetry features 15 voices in a first poetry “Home Concert” on Saturday, December 5th at 7 pm For address and directions RSVP Ann Buxie 310.457.2385 Suggested donation $10.

Mar Vista Library will hold a book sale with special gift books and hardbacks suitable for holiday giving. The event will take place on Saturday, December 5, noon – 4 pm located at 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. For more information, call 310.390.3454

The Clayhouse Studio will hold a ceramic holiday sale where 25 local artists from the studio will showcase pieces of unique pottery and handmade ceramic art. The event will last from Dec. 4th to Dec. 6th. For more information, contact Clayhouse 2909 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.828.7071

Folklorico de SMC-Global Motion The world dance company, will present “Water” Dec. 5 and 6 in the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for SMC students with ID and senior citizens. Parking is free. For tickets, go to or call 310.434.3000. Performances are at 7:30 pm.

Art InSight, an innovative group of artists and art lovers, is having its inaugural show on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th from 1-7pm. The show location will be at the art space Insight on the Westside at 12805 Venice Blvd., LA 90066, a half block east of Beethoven on the North side of Venice Blvd. Please contact Jacki Paddock for more information at 310.892..1013.


Minivan Kid Family Concert Series continues its all-ages concert featuring some of the top artists in the indie children’s music genre December 6th with Grammy award nominated Peter Himmelman. The event will take place at the Air Conditioned Supper Club 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 Tickets: $10 for adults & $5 for kids. (Kids under 2 get in free) Call: 310.230.5343

Kids in the Courtyard Round-Reed Baskets An exciting afternoon of basket weaving will take place at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, December 6th from 1 – 4pm.

O Magnum Mysterium performance will take place at the St. Augustine by-the-Sea 1227 Fourth Street, Santa Monica. General Admission $25 Seniors/Students $20 Tickets at the door or call 323.662.5007.


Author Robbie Conal will have a book signing of his new book Not Your Typical Animal and as well hold a holiday party on Tuesday, December 8th, from 6 – 8 pm at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamont Station G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information contact or call 310.586.6488 x114.


The Skinny II: A Cheesy Press Event at the Hammer will feature grilled cheese, soup and salad as well as a preview of the Hammer exhibitions and public programs coming this winter and spring. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 2 pm at the Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard. Please RSVP to Morgan Kroll by Friday, December 4, 2009 or call 310.443.7016.

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