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Seven Days Of Happenings In Santa Monica Oct. 28 to Nov. 4:


Halloween Hullabaloo, the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series concludes this magical, musical fairytale journey up and down memory lane, exploring Halloween through the ages. This Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30 playing at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Adults $12.50 and children 10 and under are $10.50. 1211 Fourth Street., 310.394.9779

Viva Cristo Rey, the story of beloved Mexican hero, Blessed Father Miguel Pro by the G.K. Chesterton Theatre Co. concludes this Sunday, Oct. 30 is written by Cathal Gallagher and Fred Martinez, and directed by Angel Duran. Friday and Saturday at 8p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Tickets $15, GKC

Post No Bills, the first fall solo exhibition concludes this Sunday, Oct. 30 featuring premium quality multiples from America’s premier pop iconoclast at its Venice Beach based print shop. English 101 will feature exclusive new limited edition prints and hand-finished multiples by one of the most prolific and recognizable artists today, Ron English. Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice., 310.399.2928

Julius Shulman: 80 Years of Photography, concludes this Saturday, Oct. 29. Shulman (1910 – 2009), over an 80 year period, not only documented the work of many of the great 20th century architects, but he elevated the genre of commercial architectural photography to a fine art form. Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3,, 310.828.6410


Friday, October 28

Halloween Haunted House at the YWCA, age appropriate spooks and scares from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission includes the Haunted House, spooky snacks, treats, games, a maze, balloons, crafts, face painting and a costume parade for the wee ones. Adults $10, children $5. Healthy meals available for $5. Proceeds benefit YWCA Cycle of Life programs. 2019 14th St. 310.452.3881,

Circus Vargas, see an entirely new animal-free production that takes the audience on an artistic journey, encompassing the cultures of the world, in a series of vignettes depicting the experiences, memories, and visions of a traveling circus performer. Tickets from $15. Performances today through Monday. Westfield Culver City., 877.468.3861

Rapp Saloon Friday, open mic event that features poet Rolland Vasin, a Santa Monica resident devoted to bodysurfing and dabbles in improvisational theater and stand-up comedy. Sign-up 8 p.m. 1436 Second St.

Global Motion World Dance Company, is proud to present “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a program of choreography from throughout the world. 7:30 p.m. at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street. General admission $18. 310.434.3467,

4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Bash, will be held at Healthyspot at 7 p.m. with gift bags for the first 100 dogs, costume contests for best dressed dog, owner, and pair. Raffles, silent auction, refreshments, and appetizers. All donations will benefit Thumping Tails Animal Rescue Bill Foundation. 1110 Wilshire Blvd. 310.458.2004,

Club Tubthump Halloween Event, returns to Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The evening will feature a tribute to the ‘90s with a live performance by Operation: Pool Party and classics spun by DJ Corey Moss. No cover. 1348 14th St, 310.451.5040,

FANGtastic Halloween Party, Wokcano hosts this party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with live DJ all night, complimentary appetizers from 9-10:30 p.m., raffle. Tickets $20. 1413 Fifth Street, 310.458.3080,

Miracle Healing Crusade, with international evangelist Wayman Mitchell will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. 310.560.7793

Naam Yoga LA Grand Opening, an all-day, free red-carpet affair, abuzz with live music, yoga, movement, dance and meditation classes, health-filled refreshments, $5000 in prize drawings, Mayan Calendar message and blessing from founder, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1231-35 4th St. 310.751.7550,

TBCC Fall Festival, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with game booths, costume contest, food vendors, photo opportunity on hay stacks, live music, silent auction, raffle, petting zoo. Admission $2 per person. 1019 California Ave., Venice, 310.395.3282,

Saturday, October 29

6th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon, spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s sixth annual Horrorthon complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises starting from 7:30 p.m. General $20, Student/Senior $18, Members $15 – includes all-night snacks. No passes. 1328 Montana Ave.

Dream Halloween Los Angeles, a fantasy-come-true “Trick-or-Treat Lane” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with fabulous costume characters, amazing treats for kids, arts & crafts activities, face painting, sponsor reception, gourmet food from Los Angeles’ finest restaurants, stage shows, live and silent auctions, celebrity sightings and other fabulous surprises. The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave. For tickets, visit

House of Restless Spirits, will be open in 2011 for three nights only, today Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitors follow a self-guided route around the outside of the house. Free. 1008 Euclid St.

Lauren Weedman at The Broad Stage, tattoos, insane families, and demons from the past haunt Lauren Weedman’s darkly humorous solo show at 7:30 p.m. Best known for her Emmy Award-winning work on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “Hung,” Lauren takes to the stage with incisive observations, dead-on characterizations, and laugh-out-loud stories that always manage to boomerang around back

to nail the teller of the tale. Adult language and content. $25. The Broad Stage, 11th St. and

Santa Monica Blvd. 310.434.3200,

Pumpkin Decorating, will be held at Santa Monica Pico Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown, bright orange round pumpkins are the perfect canvas for glitter and googly eyes. Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave. 310.458.8712

Baritone at The Broad Stage, in recital Simon Keenlyside is partial to the great love songs of Schumann, Poulenc, and Mozart that reveal desire in his rich, muscular tone, and tenderness in his emotionally rooted interpretations. 7:30 p.m. 1310 11th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. Admission: $110, $85, $65. 310.434.3200.

Skate the Coast, Boarding for Breast Cancer hosts its fifth annual Skate the Coast presented by Sun Bum at 8 a.m. Eighteen-mile Longboard-a-thon from Santa Monica Pier to South Redondo Beach that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle in support of breast cancer prevention. $25 per person, which includes sponsor goodie bag, event t-shirt and food. Santa Monica Pier. area=newsarticle&article_id=836

Soul Sessions: Halloween Edition, local Santa Monica dance collective, Soul Lab Dance Project, presents Soul Sessions that helps supports Soul Lab Dance Project. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be live music, dance and poetry, homemade Brazilian food and drinks, raffle and costume contest (with prizes), pumpkin carving-workshops with master sculptor Roger Stoller. B.Y.O.P. (bring your own pumpkin!). 734 21st Street. $10 Suggested Donation

Haunted Heats III Halloween Surf Contest, get spooky on your board, compete for prizes, glory, and blood at ZJ Boarding House’s infamous surf costume contest. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but you must be in costume to participate. Free. Check-in from 8 a.m. Event starts at 9 a.m. Tower 26, Santa Monica Beach (end of Ocean Park Blvd.) 888.799.5646

Exclusively Local, Trip Bar unveils its new wine selection, consisting of only wines from the local Malibu and Santa Monica Mountains wine growing regions. Wine tasting booths and live performances from 7 p.m. 2101 Lincoln Blvd.

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, presents Bizet’s Carmen at Church in Ocean Park. Today at 6 p.m., Sunday Oct. 30 at 4 p.m., 235 Hill Street. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 310570.6448,

Shades, a timely and double award-winning play about how America’s wars disrupt individuals, families, and friendships, will have its first L.A. reading at 2 p.m. at Ruskin Group Theatre, located at 3000 Airport Ave. Free, but space is limited, so call 760.404.1723 to reserve seats

Edison Language Academy, will hold its Annual Festival de Otoño and Día De Los Muertos gallery from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Santa Monica. The event combines art, theatre, music, food, poetry, games and a multi-cultural celebration of the season. Prices for food and games range from $1 to $5. Edison Language Academy, 2425 Kansas Ave. 310.828.0335

Sunday, October 30

2nd Annual Pet Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, there will be a Doggie Halloween parade from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at pet boutique at 1123 Montana Ave. $5 per pet.

Pumpkin Decorating, visit the Santa Monica Farmers Market for locally grown, bright orange round pumpkins are the perfect canvas for glitter and googly eyes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Main Street at Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8712

Monday, October 31

20th Annual PAL-loween, Palloween provides a fun and safe place for kids to be on Halloween, featuring costume contests, trick-or-treating, games family fun and more from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Barker Hangar. 3021 Airport Ave.

4th Annual Montana Avenue Halloween Hop, provides a safe and fun way for families to parade on Montana Ave from Sixth to 17th streets and show off their Halloween costumes while getting treats from participating businesses from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Halloween Celebration at The Market, visit Santa Monica Place for a family-friendly Halloween pre-party before sundown. Fun activities and entertainment for children, plus specials throughout The Market from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. (3rd level Dining Deck). 395 Santa Monica Place. 310.260.8333,

Haunted Theater Party, at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater. Grab your capes and jump on your broomsticks for Westside Comedy’s Haunted Theater at 8 p.m. There will be a parade of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins until 12 a.m. 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade. 310.451.0850,

Tuesday, November 1

LA Gypsy, a Santa Monica-based musician will release his new album on vinyl, CD and digitally today. The album chronicles his journey from NY to the West Coast three years ago. In addition, a music video for the lead single “El Camino” has just been released on YouTube, which was partially filmed in Malibu.

Wednesday, November 2

Gabrielle Donnelly, author of “The Little Women Letters,” will be reading from and speaking about her book at the Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., at 7 p.m., 310.458.8600

The Quality of Life Forum, presents “An evening with Don Fergusson” at 7 p.m. The forum is a semi-regular program at the Main Library that spotlights accomplished, inspiring and grounded guest speakers who share best practices on what they do to get the most out of life. 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600,

Thursday, November 3

In Case You Missed It Film Series, screening of Rabbit Hole at 2 p.m. After their child is killed in an accident, Becky (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) find different ways to deal with the loss. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. Free. 310.458.8682,

Tapping Gold, a Writing/Storytelling Workshop To Discover The Extraordinary Story Of You from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. Registration Required Suggested donation $20. Pay at the door.1210 Fourth St.

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