Friday, March 29
Easter Bunny Photos at Santa Monica Place run today and tomorrow, March 30. Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm (Break: 1:15-2 pm; 5:15-5:45 pm). The Market, Santa Monica Place. 310.260.8333, santamonicaplace.com/ events/Easter_2013.
ZJ Boarding House presents “Night Sesh Outdoor Movie Night” at 7:30 pm with a presentation of Rip Curl’s “Float.” The movie documents a six-month surfing quest across 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Bring a blanket or a chair, because the “Night Sesh” films are presented on the lawn at the California Heritage Museum. ZJ’s will pop popcorn and hand out coconut water for free. 2612 Main St. 310.392.5646, zjboardinghouse.com.
“Women Make the World Go Round” mixed art exhibit and reception will be held from 7-10 pm. The one night only event will showcase photography, drawing, neon/light art, ceramics, collage, painting, sculpture, and woodcuts. This is an opportunity to meet the artists, artist and founder Tatiana Botton, and Heather James Fine Art curator Chip Tom. VIP tickets are $20 with access to the VIP reception and wine tasting at 5:30 pm and one food ticket for the Border Grill truck. General tickets are free for access to the general public event. Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway. 310.266.4843, womenmaketheworldgoround.eventbrite.com.
YWCA Santa Monica/Westside presents “Mama’s Lessons – Stories by Barbara H. Clark” at 6:30 pm. As a professional storyteller/spoken word artist, Clark has been performing her own original life stories at various venues and events throughout California, since 1996. Her stories include events from her life in a small east coast community and in Los Angeles, touching stories of family heritage, and warm profiles of memorable relatives. 2019 14th St. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased via phone at 310.452.3881 or at smywca.org.
Saturday, March 30
PierFit Active Lifestyle program hosts its last “Run + Yoga” from 8-10 am at the Santa Monica Pier. Need a little help getting back in shape for spring? You can join either class or both, in an inclusive no-judgment environment with some of Santa Monica’s best instructors. Run at 8 am; yoga at 9 am. Free. 310.458.8901, santamonicapier.org/fun.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Easter Pop-up Store at Hotel Casa del Mar from 11 am to 5 pm in the lobby; 5 pm to 8 pm in the gift shop. The popular chocolate brand will feature all of their Easter treats ranging from their Wandering Chocolate Rabbits to Bacon Caramel filled eggs. It will be open 11 am to 5 pm in the lobby Sunday, March 31 as well. 1910 Ocean Way. hotelcasadelmar.com.
A free screening will be held at 4 pm of the documentary film “Not My Life,” which will be followed by a panel discussion. It will be held at the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd. Free parking is available in the SGI-USA parking structure on 6th Street between Wilshire Blvd and Arizona Ave.
Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre will take place today and Sunday, March 31 from 1-2:30 pm. All craft materials plus free refreshments are included. Admission is $15 for children aged 4-10, one free adult admission with every paid child’s ticket; additional accompanying adults are $5 each. 310.394.9779 ext. 2, SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Sunday, March 31
Painters Breakfast will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Paint Lab, 2912 Main Street. Start your Sunday morning off on the creative side of the bed, filled with painting, coffee, tea and a light breakfast fare. $25 plus the cost of your canvas. Includes all the brushes, paints, easels, set up and cleanup, coffee, tea, oatmeal or bagel. Reservations required. 310.450.9200, paintlab.net.
Wilshire Restaurant launches its new weekly Sunday Brunch starting today. The brunch will be offered every Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and feature a make-your-own omelet station, a buffet selection of salads and appetizers, pastries, and desserts, and an unlimited mimosa and bloody mary bar. Reservations recommended: 310.586.1707, wilshirerestaurant.com.
Movies on the Beach at Coast. Hang out on the Coast patio every Sunday for a movie night! Show times begin at 6 pm. Food/drink specials from 6-9 pm. Tonight’s screening is of “Annie Hall.” 1 Pico Blvd. shuttersonthebeach.com.