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 →


Samohi bringing ‘Wizard of Oz’ to Barnum Hall

L.Frank Baum's beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz” musical is coming to Barnum Hall. Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz — “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” There Dorothy, accompanied by her little dog Toto, makes great new friends — the Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Lion — and a mortal enemy in the... Read more →


SMC presents spring jazz series

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present this year's Spring Jazz Series, featuring Jon Mayer, the Louis Van Taylor Sextet and the Christian Moraga Quartet. The series begins with Jon Mayer on Friday, March 13. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, located on... Read more →


St. Matthew’s Music Guild welcomes L.A. Philharmonic members

St. Matthew's Music Guild continues its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades on March 13 with a program featuring Britten's Double Concerto For Violin And Viola, with Jin-Shan Dai and Dana Hansen. Dai and Hansen are both members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's string section. The program also includes the Lyric For Strings by George Walker... Read more →


Weather concerns heat up ahead of LA Marathon

With temperatures expected to approach record highs on race day, LA Marathon organizers and first responders are taking numerous precautions amid mounting concerns about heat-related issues for runners. Marathon organizers issued a weather advisory Monday afternoon warning that the expected temperatures “pose a high level of risk” to... Read more →