Santa Monica youth summer camps fair coming March 21

The City of Santa Monica's youth summer camps fair will be held March 21 to help parents looking to get a head start on summer break planning. The annual event will showcase all the City has to offer for youth ages 3-14 this summer, including the City's popular, award-winning programs such as Rosie's Girls, Santa Monica Sports Experience, and... Read more →


The mind and music of George Gershwin

The Psychiatric Education and Research Foundationis holding a musical educational event featuring a presentation by Dr. Richard Kogan. Kogan will be exploring the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of George Gershwin with piano performances including “Rhapsody in Blue” at Mt. Olive Lutheran... Read more →

Culture Watch

Beautiful music, wonderful stories (Culture Watch)

What a week we're in for. If you are a lover of beautiful acoustic music and storytelling that transports you through time and space, you're in luck. This Friday, you need go no further than the venerable back room of McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica to hear the meditative, mystical and moody music that emanates from the frets of... Read more →


SMC stages ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present "Elephant's Graveyard" Mar. 20-29 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. "Elephant's Graveyard" is based on the true tale of a struggling circus and what happened when it visited a tiny town in Tennessee in September 1916.... Read more →


SHINE storytellers ‘Looking for Love’

“Looking for Love” in all the right — and wrong — places will be the theme as storytellers take the stage at SHINE on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at YWCA Westside/Santa Monica. SHINE is a storytelling series highlighting experienced and new storytellers coming together on the third Thursday of each month to share inspiring true stories.... Read more →


Library to host screening of Anita Hill documentary

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates Women's History Month with a screening of the documentary "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power" on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. In October 1991 an entire country watched transfixed as a woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate... Read more →


LA Marathon: Local love story runs through Santa Monica

For Anne Rorie and Danny Gelber, the end of the LA Marathon is the beginning of a love story. The final portion of the course on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica runs parallel to Palisades Park, where the couple got engaged on an evening walk in September. So when Rorie approaches the conclusion of Sunday's race, she'll have more on her... Read more →


SMC Emeritus College concert set for March 15

The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. on March 15. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. The free concert will feature a variety of works and free parking will be available. “The concert will pay special tribute to... Read more →

Play Time

Cults of personality in ‘Disconnection’

In the beginning there was always a man who had worked it all out. After long contemplation, he would claim that he alone had achieved Enlightenment and would devote the rest of his life to “fixing” the world. All he needed in order to accomplish this was a devoted band of worker/disciples who believed in everything he said and followed... Read more →


Collaboration takes flight at Airport ArtWalk

Art is often an individaul endeavor, a vision devised and executed by one person. But, as the upcoming Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk will show, it doesn’t have to be. Collaborative and communal projects will be highlighted throughout the ninth-annual event, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The free, family-friendly... Read more →


Broad Stage to host Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers

The Broad Stage has launched a musical partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute with the West Coast debut of Musical Explorers. In this celebration of Los Angeles' rich and diverse musicians, families will discover a world of music in their own backyard. Playful and informative, this inventive program will get children... Read more →