Santa Monica Museum of Art to leave Santa Monica

What do you call the Santa Monica Museum of Art if it moves to Century City? Apparently, SMMoA Unbound. That’s what the three-decade-old museum will be called when it leaves its space within the Bergamot Station Arts Center at the end of May, according to a release from the museum, for a “planned gestation period to refine and broaden... Read more →


Library talk to discuss death, dying

Join organizers on April 18, at 2 p.m., when Registered Nurse Laurel Lewis discusses Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Death and Dying in Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Death has been a taboo subject in our society for far too long. In this program, Lewis removes the confusion, fear and denial that most... Read more →


Pier aquarium celebrating Earth Day

Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a day's worth of fun, educational activities planned to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18. All who participate in a beach cleanup first are rewarded with free admission for the festivities. The Aquarium's Earth Day celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A presentation in the Dorothy... Read more →

Community Profiles

For local actress, charity efforts run deep

In her current role at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, Tanna Frederick plays a late-1920s Polish nurse who becomes the love interest of a Jewish man. And because “Train to Zakopane” is based on real events, it requires the local actress to spew fierce anti-Semitism on a nightly basis. “It’s been quite the... Read more →


City taking part in Fair Housing Month

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit has announced a comprehensive month-long campaign for the month of April to increase community awareness of the fair housing laws and to help eliminate housing discrimination in the City. April is National Fair Housing Month and 2015 is the 47th Anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing... Read more →


WISE & Healthy Aging to host ‘Celebration of Caring’

WISE & Healthy Aging has announced that area professionals, caregivers and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored at the organization's annual Celebration of Caring event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18. A highlight of the Celebration of Caring event will be the... Read more →

Community Profiles

A tale of two Kevin McKeowns, continued (again)

Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a series about Santa Monica’s two Kevin McKeowns. The first two installments can be found here and here. Kevin McKeown still remembers the campaign posters bearing his name, a somewhat odd sight considering he wasn’t running for office. He soon learned it wasn’t some sort of... Read more →


Tongva Park kicks off second season of programming

Following its successful inaugural season, Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class. On Wednesday, April 22, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., the community is invited to join an energetic, colorful and free dance lesson inspired by the classical and contemporary dance... Read more →


Santa Monica, Culver City collaborate for ‘repair cafe’

What do you do with a dress that has a tear? With a toaster that no longer works? Or, a knife that has lost its sharp edge? Toss it? No way!  The Cities of Culver City and Santa Monica, in collaboration with Transition Culver City and Our Time Bank have organized the first Westside Regional Repair Café on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4... Read more →

Community Profiles

‘Comic-Con of books’ coming to Santa Monica

For Margaret Stohl, one of the joys of being a young-adult author is that her works appeal to more than just, well, young adults. “YA has been great for reading overall,” says the locally based writer, a co-founder of the YALLWEST book festival that will be held April 11-12 in Santa Monica. “From Tolkien to Harry Potter, kids and... Read more →

Culture Watch

Images, moving and still (Culture Watch)

Photo (courtesy John Reiff Williams): A 6-foot-wide image by John Reiff Williams is part of an upcoming exhibit at Bergamot Station. Santa Monica will welcome 50 world premiere films tonight when the third annual Cinema at the Edge Festival opens at the aptly named Edgemar Center. This unconventional complex on Main Street was... Read more →