Tongva After Dark’s 2015 programming culminates on October 28th with the second annual Wonder Room, an evening of performances by an interdisciplinary group of extraordinary artists who activate the intimate “rooms” of Tongva Park simultaneously. LA choreographer Alexandra Schilling, the Slovenian duo of guitarist Mak Grgi and soprano Katya Koren, and internationally known experimental puppetry and object performance group Automata, with artists Janie Geiser, Susan Simpson, and Chu-Hsuan Chang, will perform. Audiences are invited to stroll through the park to discover the performances at their own pace and in their own order. The program takes advantage of the unusual geography of gardens, winding paths, and urban vistas of the park, and highlights the diversity of small, exquisite spaces designed by James Corner Field Operations, the creative genius behind the High Line in New York. The program will be presented for one night only by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division. The event is free and open to the public. Tongva After Dark is a series of intimate and informal events which offer audiences the opportunity to experience Tongva Park, a major new addition to Santa Monica’s park system, from different points of view. The program will go from 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Tongva Park is centrally located in Santa Monica’s Civic Center and is easily accessible by foot, bike, or bus.
Ample bike parking is located near each park entrance (Ocean Avenue, Main Street, and Olympic Boulevard).
Several Metro and Big Blue Bus lines have stops adjacent to the park. Please visit http://bigbluebus.com/Routes-and-Schedules/
Limited metered street parking is available. Parking is also available at the Civic Center Parking Structure (333 Civic Center Drive, enter off Fourth Street) – the first 30 minutes are free, $1 for each additional hour, up to a maximum of $5/day.
For updated information on the programming, visit smgov.net/tongvapark/events
– The Cultural Affairs Division