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Experience the Streets of Santa Monica Car-Free Tomorrow with COAST Open Streets Event

Music, dance, large-scale art installations and activities

By Staff Writer 

The City of Santa Monica has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to host the free COAST Open Streets Event on Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two miles of Santa Monica’s streets will be closed to car traffic and will include live music, dance and hands-on activities that explore new mobility opportunities, sustainability and art.

Attendees are invited to explore the reimagined public space by walking, biking or skating along the route, taking in views of the picturesque Pacific Ocean and trying out various experiences offered along the way. Participatory activities and performances will be on every block of the route, including at iconic landmarks such as Camera Obscura, City Hall and the Pier. COAST festivities will culminate in an “After Party” – the final Twilight on the Pier music festival.

“This weekend’s COAST Open Streets event is designed to get everyone out of their cars and onto the streets walking, biking and skating through Santa Monica instead. The weather is expected to be perfect,” said L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. “Hop on the Expo Line to Santa Monica and enjoy a wonderful day of community, art, sustainability and beach fun.”

Take a seat at The One Hundred Foot Table and enjoy the view of Main Street from this unique vantage point. The table makes “connections” through taste, creativity and conversation with Leyna Lightman, Clare Fox and Marianne Sadowski.

There will also be interactive percussion at Triangle Square (Main and Colorado).
From 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. experience Koshin Taiko Japanese drumming. From 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. there will be Viver Brasil Afro-Brasilian dance, drumming and song and scheduled  from 2 – 3 p.m. PAWS Music Academy Afro-Cuban percussion.

Attendees can also adorn and decorate any wheeled device at the Primp My Ride Workshop with Nicole B. White on Ocean Avenue in front of the Camera Obscura Art Lab.

A diverse array of street performers will provide musical interludes and opportunities to sing, including: Mostly Kosher, a post-klezmer indie band; Las Colibrí, the all-female mariachi band with a contemporary twist; the award-winning acapella quartet The Alley Cats; the acoustic guitar duo The Cat and Longstreet with Roberto Catalano; pianist John Steven Morgan, and; solar DJs, The SYCONS.

Not to be missed is aerial artist John Quigley, who will invite hundreds of attendees to participate in creating Come Clean, a giant human art installation that will inspire smart mobility choices from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ocean and Santa Monica.

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