‘Wake Up With The Waves’ returns to Santa Monica Pier

Now in its ninth year, the children's concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Pier on Saturday mornings. Starting March 28 through May 16, children 1-8 and their parents can enjoy free interactive concerts and activities including singing, dancing and movement, puppets, talent shows, dress-up, face-painting, prizes and... Read more →


Blowin’ Smoke hosting 20th birthday bash

On Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., there's going to be a huge 20th birthday bash presented by, and featuring, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring The Fabulous Smokettes, at Harvelle's, 1432 4th St., in Santa Monica. Admission is $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or Two... Read more →


Honoring women who shape Santa Monica

The four women come from different backgrounds and work in a variety of fields, but they are united by one goal: improving the local community. These active citizens — Julia Miele, Rochelle Fanali, Julie Rusk and Sandy Jacobson — will be recognized at 7 p.m. March 26 during the eighth-annual celebration of “Women Who Shape Santa... Read more →

Community Profiles


Faces of Santa Monica: Heal’s Renee Dua

Dr. Renee Dua fell into entrepreneurship after creating Heal, an on-demand app for health care. Heal brings doctors to you within the hour for a flat rate of $99. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Renee about Santa Monica, the future of health care and Heal.   Erik Huberman: What made you want to become an entrepreneur? Renee... Read more →


Community giveaway at The Church in Ocean Park

The Church in Ocean Park, in conjunction with the L.A. Peace Society, will host a community give-away on March 22 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the church, 235 Hill St. This event is based upon a Native American ceremony called "Giveaway" and its purpose is to create balance in the community. Residents are asked to bring items that they no... Read more →


Library to host mystery authors

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates Women's History Month with "A Tale of Two Cities: Mysteries Set in Paris and New York," a discussion with writers Cara Black and Rhys Bowen, on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Bestselling authors Cara Black and Rhys Bowen take... Read more →



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 →