Make Music Day lineups announced

The Santa Monica Park venues participating in Make Music Day on Sunday, June 21, are:¬†Virginia Avenue Park presented by the Pico Neighborhood Association, Hotchkiss Park presented by the Ocean Park Association, Reed Park presented by the Wilmont neighbors, Palisades Park Rose Garden presented by the North Of Montana neighbors, Palisades... Read more →


Santa Monica animal shelter reopens

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter is leading the way in its commitment to providing excellent care to animals and welcomes the community to its grand re-opening event to showcase recent facility renovations. On Saturday, June 13, Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and city officials will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by... Read more →


Musicians at Play presents first concert at Broad Stage

Big band favorites from "As Tisket A Tasket" to a medley of Benny Goodman's hits will be performed at the first concert presented by Musicians at Play, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation dedicated to the enrichment of local communities' quality of life through a variety of music performances and fine arts events. The Vintage Masters of... Read more →


Emerging author spotlight: Charles Dubow

Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library's Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Representatives from most of the Santa Monica Public Library's many monthly book groups will... Read more →


Victorian hosting Free Arts Day

Free Arts Los Angeles has announced Free Arts' Fun Day 2015, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Victorian, 2640 Main St., in Santa Monica. This annual fundraising event helps Free Arts bring hope and empowerment to abused, neglected, homeless and impoverished children by providing year-round creative arts programs... Read more →


Ocean Park Association meeting set for June 8

The public is invited to wear red, white and blue to the June meeting of the Ocean Park Association to participate in a discussion of the Santa Monica Main Street 4th of July Parade presented by the Ocean Park Association. The event, on June 8, will be from 7 - 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Joslyn Park, 633 Kensington Road. There will... Read more →


Santa Monica Public Library rings in musical summer

Starting Saturday, June 6, the library will be filled with music with summer reading themes of "Read to the Rhythm" (for kids) and "Play, Dance, Read" (for teens). To kick off the 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program, families are invited to a special concert featuring the Mark Twain Ringers at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa... Read more →

Culture Watch

Summer season starts (Culture Watch)

Wonder why your doctor hasn't been in the office this week? Maybe s/he¬†is rehearsing for the upcoming Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday, June 13, at 8 p.m. at the Moss Theater¬†on the New Roads School campus. This is the closing concert of the orchestra's 62nd season. They're putting down their stethoscopes... Read more →

Community Profiles

Faces of Silicon Beach: Hoovy’s Eugene Stark

Eugene Stark started Hoovy after a career in finance and space technology operations. Hoovy, a drone advertising platform, was created to make advertising fun again. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Eugene about Santa Monica, drones and Hoovy. ¬† Erik Huberman: What made you want to become an entrepreneur? Eugene Stark:... Read more →


SMC’s Drescher Planetarium announces June events

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to enjoy an evening of magnificent deep-sky images, including star clusters, planetary nebulae, and even a bright supernova remnant. The planetarium's June schedule also offers an opportunity to gaze at the Moon and Saturn through telescopes. The feature shows and the evening... Read more →


St. Matthew’s Music Guild season finale set

On Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m., St. Matthew's Music Guild concludes its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades with a program featuring The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew's in Mendelssohn's Suite from the Incidental Music for Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream." The program also includes two choral masterpieces: Franz Joseph Haydn's Te Deum... Read more →


Rusty’s fundraiser to benefit Church in Ocean Park

Forty-three years ago, Reverend Jim Conn, went to the United Methodist Bishop and made a deal. The historic church building at the corner of 2nd and Hill was a sorry place indeed. The congregation had been dying off for years and it was a mere skeleton of a church. Conn cut a deal with the Bishop who guaranteed two years' salary to get... Read more →


Fundraising bicycle ride comes to Santa Monica

On April 19, 57-year old grandfather Eric McIntyre left the comfort of his home in New Orleans and to ride his bike 75 miles a day, over 7,000 miles, for a 3-month journey in tribute to his wife Liz and her ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. McIntyre's journey throughout the United States is a fundraiser for the Lazarex Cancer... Read more →