February 28, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

This Week:

LAST CHANCE

A Rare Bird, solo exhibit by Carol Powell, inspired by her volunteer work in bird rescue, through July 8, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, 310.451.9983, bgartdealings.com

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, through July 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Theatre Palisade’s Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Drive, Pacific Palisades, $22, $24 on Saturdays and opening night, 310.454.1970, theatrepalisades.org

THIS WEEK

Friday July 8

An Evening of New Work: Writing, Music Performance, by poet Karen Karslyan, performer and author Anahid Aramouni Keshishian, and singer/songwriter Soseh Keshishyan, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Messenger at Mercury, special feature show which takes a look at NASA’s exciting new mission to the planet that is closest to the sun. New and high-resolution images of the mysterious planet will be examined, 8 p.m., preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7 p.m., which re-creates the night sky, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

Lynne Bronstein, reads her poetry, also open reading, 8:30 p.m., free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd Street, rappsaloon.com

All Join In, part of the Santa Monica Playhouse’s Free Festival of Theatre, a delightful, interactive a fairytale journey that includes songs and scenes from such classic Playhouse family theatre stories as Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, The Amazing American Melodrama, Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite, Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz and more, free, 6:30 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com, 310.394.9779 ext. 2

Saturday July 9

Smiley Face, Jennifer Donnell transports the spirit of her popular “Aliso Viejo Smiley Face” reading series with a promise of a surprise reading with special guests, $7, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

All Join In, part of the Santa Monica Playhouse’s Free Festival of Theatre, a delightful, interactive a fairytale journey that includes songs and scenes from such classic Playhouse family theatre stories as Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, The Amazing American Melodrama, Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite, Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz and more, free, 6:30 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com, 310.394.9779 ext. 2

O Solé L.A., 6th annual fundraiser for the Hamilton Galleries/LeMond Swim Scholarship, which sends inner-city kids to swim lessons or surf camp with Rob LeMond, enjoy live jazz, food, wine and fantastic art, featuring the “O Sole LA exhibit, $30, Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Avenue, 310.451.9983, hamiltongalleries.com

Community Puppet Build, presented by Beach=Culture with Santa Monica Rep, Join Santa Monica Rep Director Jen Bloom, and master puppet designer and carpenter John Burton in assembling large-scale and small hand puppets for this summer’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., RSVP to jen@santamonicarep.org, Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard

Lana Chae Piano Recital, gifted local pianist Lana Chae will perform solo pieces by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Liszt, and Steve Reich, free, first-come, first-served seating, 2 p.m., Santa Monica Main Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

The Naughty Comedy Hypnosis Show, with Richard Anthony and Mistress MO, $20, 8 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

Artist’s Paint Out, All artists, new and experienced, invited to join Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore in capturing the beauty of nature in any media, a really beautiful location, from the Palisades Bluffs overlook Will Rogers State Beach, and paint the sweeping views up and down the coast, set up in the neighborhood park, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Palisades Park, look for person with red flag, 310.383.1374

Sunday July 10

Hitched: African-American Los Angeles, featuring Wanda Coleman, Pam Ward, Douglas Kearney, and Chris Webb, 5 to 8 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

All Join In, part of the Santa Monica Playhouse’s Free Festival of Theatre, a delightful, interactive a fairytale journey that includes songs and scenes from such classic Playhouse family theatre stories as Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, The Amazing American Melodrama, Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite, Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz and more, free, 12:30 and 3 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com, 310.394.9779 ext. 2

‘Lectric Collective, poetry reading from Oakland based literary/arts group, $7, 8 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org, lectriccollective.com

Jazz Vespers, Christian Jacob Trio, a performance in the setting of the ancient tradition of evening vespers, freewill offering, 5 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, mtolivelutheranchurch.org, 310.452.1116

Is God Worth Arguing About?, discussion with Dr. Ted Drange, Humanist Association of Los Angeles West Side Discussion Group, 11 a.m., Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway

New Short Fiction Series, Wild Grass by David Malasarn, The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore with guest cast David Bickford, Kimiko Gelman, Dian Kobayashi,

and Matthew Lange, 7 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door, The Writers Junction, 1001 Colorado Avenue, 866.811.4111, newshortfictionseries.com

Pamela Douglas Book Signing, noted artist, screenwriter and author will be featuring her “Life of Water” painting series and signing her new nonfiction book, “Back to Life: A Journey of Transformation Through Back Surgery,” 12 to 4 p.m., TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D-3, 310.829.9556

Monday July 11

Public Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 years 15, free, part of the Festival of Theatre events, 3:30 to 5 p.m., reservations are necessary and space is limited, please call 310.394.9779 ext. 3 or e-mail education@santamonicaplayhouse.com, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Tuesday July 12

Open Mic, Come workshop your three to five minute stand-up bit, showcase a new sketch, or show a short video. Videos must be in DVD format. Sign-ups are at 9:45 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m., $1, Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

Public Theatre Workshop, for ages 18 and up,, free, part of the Festival of Theatre events, 6 to 7:30 p.m., reservations are necessary and space is limited, please call 310.394.9779 ext. 3 or e-mail education@santamonicaplayhouse.com, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Poetry at the Beach, reading with NEO fellow Camille T. Dungy, Cave Canem Fellow Timothy Black, and Managing Editor of the WSC Press Cynthia Black, presented by Red Hen Press, free, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.458.4904, annenbergbeachhouse.com/cultural-programs

Wednesday July 13

Cinema on the Street presents “The Goonies,” free movie, begins at dusk, bring your own seats, 1200 block of Third Street Promenade, www.downtownsm.com

Punk House, weekly cutting edge stand-up show hosted by Ed Galvez, every week features a hot new set of headlining comics as well as hardcore up and comers plus selected musical guests, $8, 9 to 10:30 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

Thursday July 14

The Bear Supply Hour, high intensity long-form improv comedy show from “the minds of Jordan Bull,” 9 to 10 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

in News
Related Posts

Video: Closing Down Westside Oil Field?

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Officials are discussing closing a Westside oil field sitting on hundreds of acres of prime coastal land. Learn more in...

Pico Neighborhood Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Over 70 units of affordable housing come to area near Woodlawn Cemetery By Sam Catanzaro A 70-unit-plus affordable housing development...

Large Properties Drive-up Santa Monica Home Sales Amid Pandemic

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Annual report shows single-family home sales rising By Sam Catanzaro Interest in large properties with five-bedrooms or more helped drive-up...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Parolee for Setting Stolen Car on Fire

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Alex Omar Aguirre arrested by Santa Monica Police Department By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica resident this week watched as...

Video: Closing Streets to Allow for More Outdoor Dining?

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

A drunk driver recently crashed into a Santa Monica outdoor dining area, bringing attention to a proposal that would close...

Dozens of Santa Monica Restaurants to Participate in dineL.A.

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

First ‘spring’ season of culinary event to begin first week in March By Kerry Slater Dozens of Santa Monica restaurants...

Video: Free LA Metro Rides Could Begin Soon

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

LA Metro could begin offering fare-less rides as early as next year as part of a $300+ million program. Learn...

Danny Trejo’s Tacos Coming to Santa Monica

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Popular restaurant owned by legendary actor coming near Promenade By Kerry Slater Legendary actor Danny Trejo is bringing his popular...

Violent Crime Declining in Santa Monica: Santa Monica Beat – February, 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Violent Crime Declining in Santa Monica * Santa Monica Animal Shelter...

Santa Monica Convicted Felon Indicted for Multiple Firearms Charges After Shooting into Neighbor’s Yard

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Jason Walsh faces federal prison time for January 9 incident By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica man previously convicted for...

Westside Hotel to Homeless Shelter Sparks Debate

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

A proposal to convert a Westside hotel into a homeless shelter has sparked a debate. Learn more in this video...

Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

Santa Monica Awarded Over $5 Million for Affordable Housing Production

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has announced two awards to the City of Santa Monica for future...

Asian Woman in Brentwood Verbally Assaulted in Racially Motivated Attack

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

While walking near the intersection of Bundy and Montana an Asian woman was verbally assaulted by a man walking his...