Santa Monicans will have their pick of outings to choose from as the “DatingDowntown” and “Cinema on the Street” series will be launched in Downtown next month.

DatingDowntown has organized events for couples every Saturday of July and August. Activities range from romantic novel readings and wine tastings to active bike rides and yoga sessions.

Santa Monica hot spots like the Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories and the John Casssese “Dance Doctor” Studio sponsor the date nights. Participation costs range from free events to $150 per couple. Registration for all events is available on

Single folks and families can look to Cinema on the Street for weekly movie screenings through the month of July. Classic favorites like “The Princess Bride” and “The Goonies” will screen on the Third Street Promenade on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Rick Friend will round off the month-long series with a special appearance on Friday, July 29, accompanying a silent movie screening.

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