Briefs

Fuddruckers opens on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica

Fuddruckers has opened a new location at 2002 Wilshire Blvd. The 3,366-square-foot fast casual restaurant with seating for 82 occupies a corner on 20th Street, just a block from Saint John's Health Center. This is the seventh Fuddruckers in the Los Angeles area and 18th in California. Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's,... Read more →

Pier Concerts

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Twilight Concert Series announces 2015 lineup

It's party time on the Pier starting July 9. Officials released the 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup this week and announced the 2015 presenting partner sponsor will be Santa Monica based TrueCar. “This year's eclectic lineup will have something for all music fans, kicking off July 9th with a whole lot of funk from Minneapolis... Read more →

Arts

Opera performances return to the Broad Stage

BROAD STAGE The Santa Monica College Music Department will present a romantic concert featuring two Baroque masterpieces: Sebastian Durón's delightful baroque zarzuela “Salir el amor del mundo,” performed with baroque period instruments and with staging based on the Grammy-nominated edition by Rich Savino and El Mundo; and a fully staged... Read more →

Development

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Hot Dog on a Stick to close for remodel

OCEAN FRONT WALK — The original Hot Dog on a Stick is scheduled to close later this year for a remodel, according to Kathleen Shaffer, the company’s spokesperson. The stand would likely close for about two months starting in November or December. The company hopes to make its flagship shack larger and compliant with the Americans with... Read more →

Briefs

Global Motion dance show at Broad Stage

Santa Monica College's Global Motion World Dance Company will present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world. Performance is Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street, Santa Monica). The performance will... Read more →

Food

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Alcohol permits up for consideration in Ocean Avenue area

With the Zoning Ordinance behind it, the Planning Commission will consider allowing a slew of alcohol permits at new restaurants around Ocean Avenue and Olympic Drive next week. The restaurants are going into the ground floor of a new apartment complex in the area. Joan’s on Third and Elovate would sit along Olympic Drive, between... Read more →

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Free programming at Tongva Park in May

Tongva Park continues its second season of free cultural and eclectic programming this month with an enchanting Tongva After Dark evening of Gypsy and Eastern European musicians and singers, followed by a Family Saturday presenting a hula hoop fitness concert for all ages. On Wednesday, May 13, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., the community is... Read more →

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Santa Monica College showcases student photography

Santa Monica College presents the 36th Annual SMC Student Photography Exhibit May 14-27 in two locations: the SMC Photography Gallery and SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. The free exhibition showcases outstanding imagery by students in the SMC Photography Department. A gallery gala will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday,... Read more →

Briefs

City Yards open house set for May 16

Do you ever wonder who landscapes the City of Santa Monica parks, sweeps the streets, supplies the city with fresh, clean water, or picks up the trash and recycling each week? These and many other important jobs are done by the City of Santa Monica Public Work Department employees, who in celebration of National Public Works Week invite the... Read more →

Briefs

Classic film series coming to SMC

Santa Monica College will host a Kanin Family Film Series May 15-17. SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin will introduce the films, and will join SMC Political Science professor Alan Buckley for an audience discussion after each screening, offering unique insights into the life and works of the Kanin Family. The classic film series is... Read more →

Briefs

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SMC symposium to focus on public health policy

The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute (PPI) will present its 4th annual Spring Symposium from May 11-14. “Stop, Look, Listen: Community Advocacy for Public Health” is the theme for this year's community symposium — and a line-up of events including a screening of the critically acclaimed film “Still Alice” and roundtable... Read more →

Entertainment

Outdoor movie series gets them to the Greek

Chow down on the enticing offerings of area food trucks. Watch a popular movie on a 52-foot screen, whether because you’ve never seen it or because it’s enjoyable every time. Listen to the sounds of what could be your next favorite band. In other words: Eat|See|Hear. The outdoor entertainment series is launching its fourth season... Read more →