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Santa Monica Public Library presents dating program

The Santa Monica Public Library will present "500 Dates: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars" with Mark Miller on Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Comedian and writer Mark Miller welcomes special guests ‚Äî online dating expert Julie Spira, media expert... Read more →

Food

Cassia brings French-Asian fusion to Santa Monica

Exotic food lovers in Santa Monica have something to be excited about with the opening of Cassia, a South Asian brasserie at¬†7th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. The restaurant is one of several new eateries to open recently and diners can expect traditional Southeast Asian staples with an added French flare. "The idea behind it... Read more →

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Holocaust survivor to speak in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Public Library's Ocean Park branch will host Dr. Avraham Perlmutter, author of "Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor," on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Perlmutter will discuss his experience escaping Nazi capture three times as a young boy, eventually winning his freedom. The autobiography takes readers from his... Read more →

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‘The Cat in the Hat’ at Morgan-Wixson Theatre

  Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic "The Cat in the Hat" in a production at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined. "The Cat in the Hat" is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the... Read more →

Culture Watch

Happy birthday, David Hockney

I share a birthday with artist David Hockney ‚Äî today he is 78 years old (I'm 15 years behind him). While I've been a longtime fan, I was also privileged to interview him three times for NPR. When LACMA hosted the Hockney retrospective exhibition in 1988, I was thrilled to sit in his studio, then just off Mulholland Drive, where he... Read more →

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Tea, fashion fundraiser to benefit WISE & Healthy Aging

An "Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway" will bring together women (and men) throughout the Los Angeles Westside to support WISE & Healthy Aging's nonprofit mission of enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life of the elderly. This fundraiser will be held on July 10, at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, a historical landmark,... Read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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" ‚Äî 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 →