Tongva Park to host hip-hop dance class

Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip-hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles. On Wednesday, July 8, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tongva After Dark presents a dynamic introductory lesson with Antics, a hip-hop dance theater company based in Los Angeles under the artistic direction... Read more →


July events at SMC’s Drescher Planetarium

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites residents to come find out what the latest developments are in the quest for a reusable rocket, and enjoy a preview that prepares to make the most of the Perseid meteor shower coming next month. The planetarium's July schedule also offers an opportunity to gaze at the moon and Saturn... Read more →


Santa Monica road races relived

Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, which is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum. Admission is free and includes a rare opportunity to view an original 1911 Santa Monica Road Race car owned by... Read more →


SHINE storytellers ‘Out of Control’ on July 12

Have you ever “lost it”? On Sunday, July 12, at 7 p.m., SHINE storytellers will share true tales of when they went “Out of Control” — and what they learned from the experience. This popular storytelling event takes place monthly at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. In July, SHINE will be hosted by Terrie Silverman, a... Read more →



At Bergamot station, art space as art

18th Street Arts Center will present award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's latest work EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN at Bergamot Station on Saturday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enveloping the buildings of Bergamot Station Art Center in light, shadows, and video projections, Johnson transforms the art campus into a single... Read more →


Santa Monica firm to host ‘Women in Green’ forum

Three Squares Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Santa Monica, will be hosting the 6th annual Women in Green forum at the TreePeople Conference Center, at 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, on August 26. The Women in Green forum brings together an international audience of women focused on environmental issues, including... Read more →

Culture Watch

Female fireworks

Sandra Tsing Loh is not your typical performer. With a BA in physics from Caltech and trained as a classical pianist, she became a phenomenon in 1987 when, positioned atop the roof of a parking garage next to the Harbor Freeway downtown, she played a grand piano amplified by massive speakers that was heard by thousands of rush-hour... Read more →


Santa Monica police plan DUI checkpoint

The Santa Monica Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on July 2, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of Thursday at 7 p.m. to Friday at 3 a.m. Officials said the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven factor in reducing the... Read more →


Santa Monica launches commuter challenge

Santa Monica employers can now participate in the third modal competition of Santa Monica's 2015 Commuter Challenge: Public Transit Month. Individuals can participate in the Public Transit Month Challenge by visiting and registering with their employer network. Santa Monica residents employed outside of... Read more →


Night of music to benefit OPCC

Acclaimed Pop opera recording artist Nick Palance will be headlining the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit to support OPCC. He will be joined by the sensational sopranos from Italy, Le Div4s. The event will be held on Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Casa Del Mar Hotel (1910 Ocean Way). Guests will enjoy a... Read more →


Santa Monica pet store to open Venice shop

Santa Monica-based Kriser's Natural Pet, a multi-unit retailer specializing in natural pet food, supplies and grooming, will host a grand opening at its seventh Southern California location on June 27-28, in Venice, at 303 Lincoln Blvd. (at the corner of Rose just south of Whole Foods). “Kriser's is overjoyed to bring our mission of... Read more →