Briefs

Santa Monica hosting climate action forum

Climate Action Santa Monica is arranging the first opportunity for people to attend a public forum on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and learn how Santa Monica in combination with other cities is working toward creating a new power authority. The new authority will ensure power in Santa Monica is mostly or all renewable at a price... Read more →

Culture Watch

Dancing, singing, movies and more (Culture Watch)

Starting tonight through May 5, historic and iconic venues around L.A., including Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, will play host to Dance Camera West's 14th Annual Dance Media Festival. The Crest Theatre in Westwood, the Downtown Palace Theatre and Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre are a few of the classic cinemas that will screen films and hold... Read more →

People

Community awards honor plane crash victim

The legacy of Mark Benjamin lives on in Santa Monica — not just through the iconic buildings his company constructed around town, but also through people who continue striving to embody his generous spirit. Less than two years after Benjamin and three others died in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport, the local Human Relations Council... Read more →

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What the incoming Expo line means for Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a presentation about the incoming Expo line on April 29 in the Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd.) at 7 p.m. The presentation will discuss what to expect from the train, when it will open, where it will run, costs and benefits of the line. Organizers said the event will explain what the train... Read more →

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JAMS Theatre Company presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

JAMS Theatre Company presents its annual spring musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," featuring two casts in four performances, with students from both John Adams Middle School and SMASH. The show opens Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., with two performances on Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and closes Sunday, May 3, with a final matinee performance at... Read more →

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Documentary explores women in Santa Monica aviation

On Friday, May 1, there will be a special showing of “Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby” at the Santa Monica Public Library MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Admission is free. Producer/director Heather Taylor will be there to provide background on making the movie as well as... Read more →

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‘LAF Supper’ coming to Santa Monica Playhouse

"The LAF Supper" is a comedy/musical about a disillusioned yet hopeful idea-machine-of-a-man who after years of Hollywood rejection attempts to join a monastery convinced they'll embrace his brilliance as he single-handedly sets out to rebrand the church's long-suffering image. Saturday, May 2, and Saturday, May 9. Preshow cocktail... Read more →

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Doctors orchestra to perform at New Roads

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra returns to the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater with an exciting program entitled "The Four B's," featuring the brilliant technique and sensitive musicality of pianist Hye-Won Choi. The concert is Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. The program includes the Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op 62,  Bruckner: March... Read more →

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Learn green living at city workshops

Learn what you can do on a personal level to live more sustainably while connecting with your neighbors and community. Join a free workshop offered by the City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works. Learn ways to save money, positively impact your family, community, and ultimately the... Read more →

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Mock party to give parents a glimpse into underage drinking

This Saturday, Santa Monica parents are invited to take part in an event intended to educate about the current realities of underage drinking and drug use at teen parties. The #ItsTooEasy Reality Party will offer parents a tour of a mock teen house party, where student volunteers act out realistic scenes, including drinking games, common peer... Read more →