Briefs

Synapse Dance Theater to showcase new works at Broad Stage

Santa Monica College's Synapse Dance Theater — the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble — will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers on May 30 and 31. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and... Read more →

Briefs

Children’s nonprofit seeking foster families

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that everyone can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County's foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 450 foster children waiting to be connected to a family... Read more →

Briefs

Fitness, fashion and food at Santa Monica Pier

Level Sports' The Fit Tour, May 29 at the Santa Monica Pier, will feature 25 gyms/trainers, top fitness and health brands, and a pre-event fitness fashion show. The Fit Tour, open to all regardless of fitness level, is a unique, immersive experience aimed at helping everyone stick to their fitness resolutions and achieve their fitness... Read more →

Community Profiles

Faces of Silicon Beach: Zingy’s Tobi Skovron

With 15 years of experience in the pet industry, Tobi Skovron decided to take it to the sharing economy and Zingy, an on-demand dog walking app, was born. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Tobi about Zingy, focusing on the pet first and Santa Monica.   Erik Huberman: What made you want to become an entrepreneur? Tobi Skovron:... Read more →

Briefs

Yacht club dinner highlights Catalina Island

Join yachting enthusiasts on Thursday, May 28 - 6:15 p.m. for the California Yacht Club's monthly presentation on boating interests. At this yachting dinner, you will hear from two Catalina Island experts: Armando Eason, former Catalina Island Two Harbors-Harbor Master, will review what was learned from a recent weather catastrophe and... Read more →

Briefs

Silicon Valley CEOs head to Santa Monica for TechFire summit

The second annual TechFire Ignite Summit on May 28 in Santa Monica will feature high-profile CEOs from Silicon Valley — speakers of the caliber that they've also taken the stage at some of the world's leading tech conferences. Last year, TechFire hosted seven events attracting 1,700-plus registrants from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and... Read more →

Briefs

UCLA student theater group presents ‘Our Town’

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Our Town." HOOLIGAN is topping off its 10th season with this timeless piece, which will run for one weekend only from May 29-31 at Jan Popper Theater in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA. In the small town of Grover's Corners, two quintessential American families,... Read more →

Briefs

SMC art gallery presents ‘AMP 2015′

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "AMP 2015," an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP). “AMP 2015” will combine two-dimensional works on canvas and paper with mixed media installational sculptures, video and audio works, and... Read more →

Briefs

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett tour to feature Venice Arts

Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts have announced that Venice Arts will be featured at an upcoming stop of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Cheek to Cheek tour in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 31. The initiative is part of a partnership between Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts to highlight exceptional nonprofit... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica police ramping up motorcycle safety patrols

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting two specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operations on May 23 and May 27 in an effort to reduce motorcycle related deaths and injuries. Traffic officers will provide supplemental patrol in high-traffic and high-collision incidence areas. Officers will focus on violations by... Read more →

Briefs

Free Santa Monica Symphony concert May 23

The Santa Monica Symphony honors veterans with a free concert the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend. The 7:30 p.m. concert on May 23 marks the final concert of the Symphony's landmark 70th season. The evening's program includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, popularly known as the theme from Elvira Madigan and Mahler's magnificent... Read more →