Yacht club dinner highlights Catalina Island

Join yachting enthusiasts on Thursday, May 28 - 6:15 p.m. for the California Yacht Club's monthly presentation on boating interests. At this yachting dinner, you will hear from two Catalina Island experts: Armando Eason, former Catalina Island Two Harbors-Harbor Master, will review what was learned from a recent weather catastrophe and... Read more →


Silicon Valley CEOs head to Santa Monica for TechFire summit

The second annual TechFire Ignite Summit on May 28 in Santa Monica will feature high-profile CEOs from Silicon Valley — speakers of the caliber that they've also taken the stage at some of the world's leading tech conferences. Last year, TechFire hosted seven events attracting 1,700-plus registrants from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and... Read more →


UCLA student theater group presents ‘Our Town’

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Our Town." HOOLIGAN is topping off its 10th season with this timeless piece, which will run for one weekend only from May 29-31 at Jan Popper Theater in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA. In the small town of Grover's Corners, two quintessential American families,... Read more →


SMC art gallery presents ‘AMP 2015′

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "AMP 2015," an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP). “AMP 2015” will combine two-dimensional works on canvas and paper with mixed media installational sculptures, video and audio works, and... Read more →


Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett tour to feature Venice Arts

Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts have announced that Venice Arts will be featured at an upcoming stop of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Cheek to Cheek tour in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 31. The initiative is part of a partnership between Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts to highlight exceptional nonprofit... Read more →


Santa Monica police ramping up motorcycle safety patrols

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting two specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operations on May 23 and May 27 in an effort to reduce motorcycle related deaths and injuries. Traffic officers will provide supplemental patrol in high-traffic and high-collision incidence areas. Officers will focus on violations by... Read more →


Free Santa Monica Symphony concert May 23

The Santa Monica Symphony honors veterans with a free concert the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend. The 7:30 p.m. concert on May 23 marks the final concert of the Symphony's landmark 70th season. The evening's program includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, popularly known as the theme from Elvira Madigan and Mahler's magnificent... Read more →


Oaxacan art highlighted at SPARC gallery in Venice

On Saturday, May 23, from 4 - 8 p.m., at 685 Venice Blvd., (Old Venice Police Station - SPARC's historic headquarters), The Duron Gallery at SPARC will present "New Codex: Oaxaca - Immigration and Cultural Memory." A touring exhibit curated by Marietta Bernstorff, it illuminates the contemporary visual discourse of Oaxaca and explores the... Read more →

Culture Watch

Music and Moses (Culture Watch)

This Memorial Day weekend marks 70 years of Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra's free community concerts. On Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. celebrate SMYO's season finale at the historic Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School. Music director and conductor Guido Lamell presents Antoinette Perry on piano with Mozart's Piano Concerto... Read more →


Fuddruckers opens on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica

Fuddruckers has opened a new location at 2002 Wilshire Blvd. The 3,366-square-foot fast casual restaurant with seating for 82 occupies a corner on 20th Street, just a block from Saint John's Health Center. This is the seventh Fuddruckers in the Los Angeles area and 18th in California. Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's,... Read more →

Pier Concerts


Twilight Concert Series announces 2015 lineup

It's party time on the Pier starting July 9. Officials released the 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup this week and announced the 2015 presenting partner sponsor will be Santa Monica based TrueCar. “This year's eclectic lineup will have something for all music fans, kicking off July 9th with a whole lot of funk from Minneapolis... Read more →