Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings in Santa Monica and the Westside.
Friday, September 7
“Vexations,” will be performed at 7 p.m. and continues through Saturday at 7 p.m. and webcast live from Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. A complete performance of Satie’s 1893 “Vexations,” by 32 pianists and lasting 24 hours. Audience members are welcome to come and go during the work – a single page of music repeated 840 times – and are encouraged to bring cushions. jacarandamusic.org.
“Autumn Deep Sky Wonders” will be held at Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium at 8 p.m., which takes a look at a region of the sky defined by the “Summer Triangle” of bright stars, an area rich in star clusters, planetary nebulae, and even a bright supernova remnant. Tickets $6. 310.434.3005, smc.edu/planetarium.
Saturday, September 8
One-A-Day Vitacraves Ping-Pong-Athon, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Third Street Promenade, 1300 block. Ping-pong games on the Promenade and give-a-ways. 310.775.0287.
Wake Up With The Waves: A Children’s Concert Series. Every Saturday 9-11 a.m. through Oct. 27. at the Santa Monica Pier. Free interactive concert and activities for young children, including singing, dancing, music and movement plus special appearances by Inky and other fun guests. 310.458.8901, santamonicapier.org.
Sacred Crossings presents “The Practical and Legal Aspects of Creating Meaningful and Inexpensive Home Funerals” at 11 a.m. at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Free and open to the public. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.
“The Ten Thousand Things,” will be held at 8 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St. Part I will include a presentation by Eric Smigel, an expert in maverick American composers, and a performance of Cage’s “Perilous Night” with Aron Kallay on prepared piano. Part II will mark the first performance of Cage’s “The Ten Thousand Things,” five solo works (1954-56) known by the length of time each takes to be performed simultaneously by: speaker John Schneider, double bassist Tom Peters, Vicki Ray and Kallay on prepared pianos. jacarandamusic.org.
The Santa Monica Rep theater company continues its free monthly series of classic and contemporary plays at the Santa Monica Public Library with a staged reading of Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day” at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 310,458.8600, smpl.org.
The Church in Ocean Park presents its Fourteenth Annual Communitas Awards, “Together Creating Justice,” from 5 p.m. This year’s honorees are Betty Macias, Bob Gordh, and two Santa Monica High School students: Jessica Walker and Waverly Nebedum. $65 donation. 235 Hill St.399.1631, chuchop.org.
Sunday, September 9
Strange Live Screen Printing will be held from 1-6 p.m. at Patagonia Santa Monica, 2936 Main Street. The free afternoon of fun and creativity will help you turn old apparel into cool apparel. 310.314.1776, patagonia.com.
Wanderlust Yoga In The City, will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier. It is an outdoor all-level yoga and music experience benefitting charities all around the world. Free with online registration: la.wanderlustfestival.com.
Humanist Association of Los Angeles, West Side Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. to review the book “The Eerie Silence” by Paul Davies. Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway. This meeting is free and the public is invited. 310.479.2236, hala.org.
The 25th anniversary staged reading of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Judith Ivey, with Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins and Annie Potts, will take place at 6 p.m. at The Broad Stage,1310 11th Street, to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. steelmagnolias-25years.org.
Tuesday, September 11
Equinox will hold an event on the Santa Monica Pier called Cycle For Heroes from 6-10 p.m. It’s an outdoor, rock n’ roll inspired stationary cycling event to raise funds for The Heroes Project – An organization taking wounded soldiers, Marines, and veterans on climbs to the 7 Summits of the World. Free and open to the public.
Santa Monica College’s fall “Environmental Issues Lecture Series” begins today at 6:30 p.m. with “Sustainable Works: Local Action, Global Impact.” Room 263 of the Humanities & Social Science Building on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. 310.434.4743, smc.edu/ceus.
Wednesday, September 12
SummerTASTE Wine Tasting Series, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place. $50 in advance. $60 at the door. Wines of the World theme. 310. 260.8333, santamonicaplace.com.
Thursday, September 13
The Los Angeles Orchestra’s Innovative Chamber Music Series explores the relationship between “Music & Story” at 7:30 p.m. at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Tickets $50. 213.622.7001 ext. 1, laco.org.
Santa Monica Live Music
Friday, September 7
Andrea Lafert, The Reigning Monarchs, The Anti-Jog @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar
Koffeehouse First Fridays with Gotaway Girl, AJ Louis and Uncle Daddy @ Harvelle’s
Freedom of Beats ft. DJ Revolution & DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
First Circuit, Trees, Mayaztek @ TRiP
Rob Sabado, DJ Mike McCarthy @ Bar Pico
Saturday, September 8
The Paul Chesne Band @ O’Brien’s Main Street
The Standards, The Afterglow, The Terras @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
Blowin’ Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes @ Harvelle’s
Mini Mansions (ft. Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age) with Harriet, Line & Circle, and Jesse Kivel (Kisses/Princeton) DJ Set @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Everyday Ghost, Garland, Plum, J.P.S., Pond Circle @ TRIP
Sunday, September 9
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
Cubensis – A Grateful Dead Tribute Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Oldies Sunday @ Bar Pico
Elle Carpenter, Shannon McArthur, Cam Bowman, Enjuillet, American Romance @ TRIP
Monday, September 10
The Mixx @ Harvelle’s
The Lenny Stack Big Band @ Typhoon
5-Track’s Epic Striation Band, Jinsai, Autorall @ TRIP
Sports Night Monday @ Bar Pico
Honeypot Radio Show ft. HPR with Steve Collins Head of Music for the Tennis Channel (Guest DJ set) – Feral Kizzy @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar
Tuesday, September 11
Talking Burrito Comedy, Angela Eren, H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E., Joe Jane @ TRIP
Planet Afrebeat @ Typhoon
Stevie Starlight @ Harvelle’s
Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico
The Muddy Reds with The Lyon Crowns, Skyline Drive + DJ Sets by Freshair @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Wednesday, September 12
House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
Luminous Movement @ Zanzibar
Other Mother Brother Band @ Bar Pico
Zodiac Death Valley Unplugged, TRIP Tease Burlesque @ TRIP
Thursday, September 13
Danny Sandock @ Sonny Mcclean’s Irish Pub
Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar
Sonny Walker’s Tao of Rock, The Rubbish Zoo, Rndsburg, Without Satellites, King Weasel @ TRIP
Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s
Marc Platt, Casey Wickstrom, and more @ Bar Pico
VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Santa Monica Art Exhibits
Craig Krull Gallery presents Michael Light’s “Two Sublimes, Idaho” and Pamela Kendall Schiffer’s “Yosemite” Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B3 (Bergamot Station). 310.828.6410, craigkrullgallery.com.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery presents the group exhibition “Echo of Echo” and Sarah Vanderlip’s “Drawings for Sculptures of Buildings” Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1 (Bergamot Station). 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com.
Lois Lambert Gallery presents mixed media artist Gwen Samuels and her new works in the solo show “Dress Code” Sept. 8 through Nov. 11. 2525 Michigan Ave. E3 (Bergamot Station) 310.829.6990, loislambertgallery.com.
Robert Berman Gallery presents Bill Barminski: “This Side Up.” Opening reception Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. at 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B7 (Bergamot Station). 310.315.1937, robertbermangallery.com.
Rosamund Felsen Gallery presents Jacci Den Hartog’s “Come and Show Me The Way” Sept. 8 through Oct. 6. Opening reception Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B4 (Bergamot Station). 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com.
Schomburg Gallery presents “Beyond the Garden” Sept. 8 through Oct. 6 featuring paintings by the artists Jacquelyn Fox, Lisa Goldfarb, Margaret Larson, Pauline Molinari, Kamran Nikravan, Mira Rosenblatt, and Karen Paul Stanol. 2525 Michigan Ave. E3A (Bergamot Station) 310.453.5757, SchomburgGallery.com.
Christopher Grimes Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle Sept. 7 through Oct. 27. Opening reception Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. 916 Colorado Ave. 310.587.3373, cgrimes.com.
Track 16 Gallery Santa Monica presents “We Got Power!: We Survived the Pit,” an exhibition of early hardcore punk photographs by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz Sept. 8 through Oct. 6. 2525 Michigan Ave. C1 (Bergamot Statioin). 310.264.4678, track16.com.
The Santa Monica History Museum presents the permanent exhibit “Santa Monica: A Journey Into An Extraordinary Past.” Four themed exhibit rooms delve into the rich and colorful history of Santa Monica. 1350 Seventh Street. 310.395.2290. Admission: $5 general, $3 seniors and students, free for children under 12. santamonicahistory.org.
Santa Monica Live Theater
Sideways The Play. Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures…just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present. Pinot Tasting included. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Extended through Sept. 21. Tickets $25; seniors/students $20. Ruskin Group Theatre. 310.397.3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Last of the Knotts. The semi-autobiographical, solo show written and performed by poet/hipster Doug Knott and produced by Meadowbrook Entertainment, will be staged at Santa Monica Playhouse’s The Other Space Theatre with the final performance Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Doug endures a childhood of severe abuse by his alcoholic father, a Florida judge obsessed with his own legacy. To spite his father, Doug declares he will be the “Last Of The Knotts.” He then embarks on a carefree life to avoid the bourgeois anchor of family. 1211 Fourth St. Tickets $25. 800.838.3006, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
An Oz-Some Experience for All Ages. Santa Monica Playhouse Musical Matinee Series presents the internationally acclaimed Dorothy’s Adventures In Oz. It is a joyous family-friendly musical comedy for anyone between the age of two and 102, playing Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. General admission is $12.50; $10.50 for kids 12 and under. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
The Community Clinic of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, located at 13315 West Washington Blvd, in the Venice/Marina Del Rey area, is announces the opening of its Sunday Morning Healthy Aging Clinic. The clinic will be initiated on Sunday, Sept. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will provide immediate and low cost acupuncture and nutritional counseling treatments for a wide variety of aging-related illnesses. Among the conditions treated include skin problems, joint, knee, hip, lower back and neck pain, rheumatism/arthritis, incontinence/bladder or prostate/menopause conditions, heart lung and circulatory issues, diabetes, obesity, constipation, insomnia and chronic fatigue. Seniors who make an appointment for the inaugural clinic on Sept. 9, 2012 will be offered a half price rate for the initial consultation/treatment ($45 for a $90 treatment). Call now for an appointment at 310.577.3006.
Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. Fun outdoor antique and collectible market, many great dealers with many treasures, dog friendly, and home cooked food. Every first and forth Sunday on the south side of the Santa Monica Airport. Admission is $3 from seniors, youth aged 16 and under are free. Friendly dogs welcome. 323.933.2511.
Hump Day Lot, will feature a collection of food trucks every Wednesday at 1401 Santa Monica Boulevard. As many as six trucks may be on site at once, serving lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Central will provide music from noon to 9 p.m. Indoor seating is available and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are available to for purchase in this area.
American Cinematheque Screenings: Aero Theatre. Movie presentations by American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization, dedicated to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms, from classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. Weekly screenings of art, independent, and classic films. Also sneak peaks of upcoming movies with celebrity guest appearances and discussions with film-makers. Recurring daily. Call for program information: 323.466.3456. 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street. Tickets $10 or $7 for members. americancinematheque.com.
Open Ocean Swimming is held Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Whether you’re looking to improve your swim stroke in a new environment, enhance your triathlon performance, or you’re just ready for a dynamic, fresh workout, this is the class for you! You might just see dolphins, too. Full four-class session registration required. Cost $102. Annenberg Beach House. recenroll.smgov.net.
Alcoholism: If troubled by someone else’s drinking, you may find relief at this weekly Al-Anon meeting. They are a small group of caring listeners with the same challenge, lots of recovery, and a sense of humor. They share the motto “experience, strength and hope” every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St. Free. 310.804.5300.
The People’s Voice. Emulating the centuries-old tradition of Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park, the People’s Voice puts up a weekly soapbox and microphone for anyone to freely speak his or her piece. The sky’s the limit! Free. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Palisades Park at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Ave.
Ballroom by the Bay. Held every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dancers of all ages and levels of experience. Dance to today’s hits and old standards provided by experienced DJ’s. Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Swing, and more. Light snacks provided, bottled water for sale. Dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St. 310.487.0911. Admission is $10, $8 students and USA Dance with ID. smbwc.org/frameset.html.
Poetry and Verse. Mixing enlightened analysis with innovative authorship, join Bill Robertson of Santa Monica Emeritus College and strengthen your poetry dedication, appreciation, and creation. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. bn.com.
Meditation For Health and Well-Being with Rebecca Underwood. In this Guided Meditation, participants engage in a process that is very restful and rejuvenating and that may free old emotions and thoughts lodged in the body and/or mind. In addition, participants learn to use this Meditation in their everyday lives. It is also fun and has immediate and well as long-term benefits. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the community of people who are enjoying life and stepping into true health. Recurring weekly on Thursday’s at 1 p.m. Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Ave. 310.458.8644. Free admission, must be at least 50 years of age to attend. smgov.net/portals/seniors.
Heal One World Free Yoga. Free (donation only basis) classes for beginners in need of Wellness Help. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 1318 2nd St, #21. 310.826.1971, healoneworld.com.
Shark Sundays at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Shark Sundays are a favorite weekly feature at the Aquarium. At 3:30 p.m. every Sunday, you can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while our horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of the water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk. 800.HEAL.BAY. healthebay.org.
Prime Night Tours. Prime Night Tours offers guests a fun and energetic tour of Santa Monica’s nightlife like you have never seen it before. The company serves as your official guide, ensuring that you are well taken care of and having the time of your life while partaking in the best bars and nightlife. Recurring weekly on Tuesday, registration and appetizers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ozumo’s. $30 per person, 310.991.9938.
Zumba on the Deck at Santa Monica Place. Get your weekend workout here with an awesome Zumba instructor! Zumba is the new “IT” workout. Zumba is free to participate! Rain or shine, if it rains the classes take place on level two between Kitson Kids and Carlton Hair. Recurring weekly on Saturday through December. Santa Monica Place, Level Two, free admission, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. santamonicaplace.com/events.
Live Entertainment on the Weekends at Santa Monica Place. The Plaza is the Place to be on the weekends with different artists every single weekend. Performances are usually between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. 310.260.8333. 395 Santa Monica Place. santamonicaplace.com/events.
A Taste of Santa Monica Tours. You will be taken on a three-hour adventure starting with how Santa Monica was established, all the ways Santa Monica has changed over the years, and of course all of the great things that Santa Monica has to offer today. You will sit down and relax with an interesting mix of people while you enjoy distinctive food and wine from some of Santa Monica’s unique restaurants and shops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission $59. destinationfoodtours.com.
Free easy 60 minute workout. Take part in a free ‘Community Get in Shape’ program in the park starting Sunday March 4 offered for the next 90 days. Enjoy a great outdoor workout for men and women. A professional instructor trained to help you achieve results no matter where you’re with your current fitness level. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthier life style through better nutrition and exercise. Call Patricia now to reserve a space and find out which park at 310.453.2630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Monica Farmers Markets. The Downtown Farmers Market is held Wednesdays on Arizona Ave (between 4th and Ocean) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays on Arizona Ave. (between 4th and 2nd streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pico Farmers Market is held Saturdays at Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Main Street Farmers Market is held Sundays at 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of these markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music, and more. 310.458.8712, smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket.
Do You Have the Heart for Hospice? Roze Room Hospice seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training is free. We have patients at home and in nursing facilities throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or email@example.com.
Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR.
Free help with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve life-coping skills. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday, 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, California and Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Donations are requested but not required. For more information, call Randy at 310.828.9328 or go to lowselfhelpsystems.org.
Homeless discussion and advocacy group, Side By Side, for homeless and non-homeless citizens every first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Community Center, located at 1527 4th St., Any resident interested in listening to and talking with local homeless can come to this regular meeting. Side By Side has met continuously at Ken Edwards since 1996.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy Classes for pain management without the use of drugs and their harmful side effects! Easy to learn, practical to use anywhere or anytime healing body and mind. Excellent for Athletes! Taught by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. (Dr. B.) 25 yrs. specializing in Self Help, Therapies, and prevention of stress causing diseases. On going, Sundays at 1:30 p.m., $25. 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382
Joel S. Goldsmith Tape Group meets Mondays to listen to the taped class work of Joel S. Goldsmith on his spiritual teaching known as The Infinite Way. 7:15 p.m. (silent meditation), 7:30 p.m. (tape played), 8:30 p.m. (silent meditation). New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd. (rear entry only off alley) in rear classroom. $5 minimum donation appreciated. 310.963.9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INERGETIX-CoRe System Demonstration. An information session about the energy medicine system used to evaluate and treat humans, animals, buildings, plants, and more with resonant frequencies, biofeedback, and broadcasting. Presented by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. with more than 25 years in the healing profession. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 635 Santa Monica Blvd. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382.
Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558.
Free Qigong class for cancer survivors in Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. These classes are offered through the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, and are taught by Michael Sieverts, an 11-year brain cancer survivor. For more information, call CSC at 310.314.2555 or go to cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
Zen meditation group led by Sensei Daishin Buksbazen, teacher at Zen Center of Los Angeles meets weekly on Wednesday evening at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica. Meditation instruction for newcomers held from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Zazen from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dharma talk the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Sensei Daishin at 310.315.3506.
Get into shape or learn a new skill with YWCA Santa Monica’s summer class sessions. $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and receive discounts at YWCA events, a free subscription to YWCA Newsletters, and easy access to life-changing programs that advance the goals and pursuits of women and girls at every life stage. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.org or call 310.452.3881.