Calendar of Events

September 14, 2019

AN EVENING OF ART & CELEBRATION AT 18TH STREET: VIDEO SCREENING, ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS, AND CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF EZTV

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Artist Open Studios   | 5 – 7 PM | Campus-wide | 1639 18th Street
Video in Site: The Road Film Screening |  7 PM | Main Gallery
EZTV 40 Years and Counting: An Anniversary Celebration | 8 – 10 PM | Highways Performance Space

@ 18th Street Arts Center | 1639 18th Street

EVENT DESCRIPTION: On September 14 from 5-10 PM, 18th Street Arts Center will host an evening of art and celebration! The evening will start with artist open studios throughout our 18th Street Campus, where local and visiting artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center will open their studios from 5-7 PM. Video in Site: The Road Film, curated by Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer, will screen at our Main Gallery at 7 PM. The night will conclude at Highways Performance Space, where 18th Street Arts Center & Highways Performance Space will celebrate pioneering media arts center and think tank EZTV through a screening of videos and performances highlighting EZTV’s diverse projects and collaborations. EZTV 40 YEARS AND COUNTING: An Anniversary Celebration will be from 8-10 PM.

Start: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

The 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival

The 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival is making a splash onto the iconic Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Sept 14th! This popular, community seafood fundraising event celebrates Global Coastal Clean Up Month and showcases the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Enjoy incredible seafood from restaurants such as The Lobster, FIG and Sushi Roku, wine tastings, live music, games, oyster shucking competition and more underwater-inspired fun on the Pier. OFF THE HOOK highlights Santa Monica’s unrivaled seafood offerings and helps raise money for HEAL THE BAY and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement. Best of all, OFF THE HOOK is 100% PLASTIC-FREE! Ticket prices start at $50 for GA and $90 for VIP and are all-inclusive of food and drink. For tickets and more information, visit www.offthehookseafoodfest.com.
Event Sponsor

Start: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $50-100

Discover the History: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Join us Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 4:30 PM for our next Discover the History as Ted Tanaka leads a thought-provoking discussion exploring his family’s life during World War II at Camp Manzanar which was one of 10 incarceration centers operated by the War Relocation Authority to detain Japanese-Americans.

Speaker:
Ted Tetsudo Tanaka is a Japanese-American, born in West LA. He with his immigrant parents were interned by the US government during WWII. He is a consultant to US-EU biotechnology companies to develop and market their next-generation drugs through creating joint ventures in Japan. Ted is a Harvard-Westlake School past Parents’ Association president.
To RSVP for the event contact (310) 395-2290 or mail: rsvp@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft rain sticks.

This Month’s theme will focus on fire prevention.
Saturday, September 14, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.

Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.

RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.

By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
End: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 12, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month.

Instead join us Thursday, September 12 for our next free admission day.
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 12, 2019 12:00 pm
End: September 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 11, 2019

Mark Benjamin Community Impact Awards

Annual event that honors individuals in the Santa Monica Bay area–volunteers who go above and beyond when providing service in the community.

Information on honorees and additional details on website: hrcsantamonica.org
Admission is free and includes a buffet dinner.

Start: September 11, 2019 6:00 pm
End: September 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: The Santa Monica Baha'i Center
Address:
3102 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

September 2, 2019

Labor Day

Date: September 2, 2019

August 29, 2019

THE WINTER OFFICE: #SYNCHRONICITY The Social Territories of a Warming World

The exhibition in 18th Street’s Airport Gallery explores concepts of mobility and spatial justice within the landscape of Santa Monica and is composed of a series of artworks and proposals generated from The Winter Office’s ongoing artistic research into warming world design. Over six months from April to September 2019, the group has focused on cultural organizations and their urban environment/infrastructure within the Los Angeles Metro area to ask, how much of the city can such organizations transform or develop (beyond climate adaptation), in collaboration with the communities they serve and within the social fabric that surrounds them? The installation, created in dialogue with a concurrent presentation by the collective at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, examines collectivized strategies toward a just, resilient, and pluralistic city that would foster the uses, styles, and forms of mobility that diversify access to a landscape embedded with multiple and varied arts organizations.

The Winter Office is creating new thinking around the local development of cultural institutions and their role in the city of Santa Monica, reflecting a new understanding of the density needed in the LA metropolitan area, in which cultural institutions could play a role; not only as strong and just partners for urban development in the communities they represent, but also as a vector for understanding and promoting new design avenues that mitigate the climate crisis. To this end, the Winter Office has been studying 18th Street Arts Center, its urban surroundings in the Pico Neighborhood and at the Santa Monica Airport, connections, circulation; and has been meeting with various members of the 18th Street community to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the urban challenges our arts organization faces.

The works in the exhibition include a book of documents comprising a visual analysis of the urban landscape, where suggestions for new connections and ideas for the airport can be explored. In addition, small interventions in the form of artworks and documents will be added throughout the month as part of the exhibition process. Another aspect of the installation is a newly designed table that functions as a temporary recording studio to introduce citizen participation and dialogue as bottom-up forces, potentially driving urban planning. This podcast platform will be a site for broadcast and serve as a gathering point for public conversations established in the conversation series at both the Armory and 18th Street, also titled The Social Territories of a Warming World, which connects directly to the group’s Non-Perfect Dwelling exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts (on view through Sep. 15).

The conversation program designed by The Winter Office brings together local activists, organizations, institutional and political leaders, artists and academics, among others, to have conversations about non-ideal theories of art, collaborative design, and spatial justice in the 21st century city, especially in relation to new unknown social territories which will be emerging after climate change.

Start: August 29, 2019 6:00 pm
End: August 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica
Cost: Free

August 17, 2019

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft shadow puppets.
This Month’s theme will focus on Arts in Santa Monica.
Saturday, August 17, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: August 17, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 17, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 8, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month..
Instead join us Thursday, August 8 for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from Noon to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: August 8, 2019 12:00 pm
End: August 8, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 31, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Postcommodity and Guillermo Galindo

On July 31, 2019 from 7-10 PM at 18th Street Arts Center’s new gallery space at 3026 Airport Avenue, California artists Postcommodity (Kade L. Twist and Cristóbal Martínez) and Guillermo Galindo will perform a new composition performed live and with participants. The material for this new body of work will be gathered from a month of intensive workshops with community members and groups in the Pico Neighborhood to create sound art that includes local histories.

This work is commissioned by 18th Street Arts Center and kicks off the organization’s ambitious Commons Lab public art initiative for the next two years. It will also be the first artist project to be sited in 18th Street’s new gallery space at the Santa Monica Airport.

The scored sound performance will facilitate group listening, communication, improvisation and creative consensus building through intersubjective sonic and performative negotiations of meanings, values and worldviews over time. The work will be a sensory, pedagogical, and consensus building experience that could help build relationships in a generative manner around a set of contested issues. The issues will be determined by a group of committed stakeholders who are participating in skills building workshops, group rehearsals, and a set of short organized performances at Otis in advance of the culminating performance at 18th Street’s gallery.

Postcommodity and Guillermo Galindo’s Commons Lab Residency is generously supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Visual Arts, California Arts Council Artists in Communities, and NEA Our Town.

Start: July 31, 2019 7:00 pm
End: July 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

July 27, 2019

Santa Monica Symphony Free Concert in the Park

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to the Santa Monica Symphony’s free outdoor summer concert at Reed Park. The family friendly concert includes classical and popular favorites from Copland’s “Rodeo” to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” featuring Guatemalan tenor Maximo Marcuso. Enjoy a variety of food trucks and pre-concert activities for all ages including corn hole and giant blocks beginning at 3 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to walk, bike, take public transit or use ride-share services as street parking is limited. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org

Start: July 27, 2019 6:00 pm
End: July 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Christine Emerson Reed Park
Address:
1130 Lincoln Blvd. (at Wilshire), Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

July 20, 2019

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a confetti cannon.
This Month’s theme will focus on past Firework celebrations in Santa Monica.
Saturday, July 20, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: July 20, 2019 11:00 am
End: July 20, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 11, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month.
Instead join us Thursday, July 11 for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from Noon to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: July 11, 2019 12:00 pm
End: July 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 4, 2019

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2019

June 29, 2019

California’s Route 66: Hiding in Plain Sight

Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce the opening of their new exhibition, “California’s Route 66: Hiding in Plain Sight.” The exhibition will run June 29 through October 19 at the museum’s premises at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Route 66, a 2,448-mile long road connecting Chicago to Los Angeles, became a symbol of the mystique of the open road and an icon of Americana. It figured largely in the history of western expansion in the 20th century, from the desperate 1930s Dust Bowl migration to rambling road trips in the 1950s and 1960s. To illustrate the Route’s history, the exhibition will feature artifacts such as early driving guides, iconic signage and ephemera, and historic photographs from the Santa Monica History Museum Collection. A rare manuscript map for “Proposed Highways,” from the height of the 1920s Good Roads Movement, will also be on display.

“This exhibition aims to go beyond what people know about the Route – or think they know,” says John Klopping, museum manager at the Santa Monica History Museum. “We wanted to highlight some of Route 66’s hidden history, including the stories of the road’s California stopping points and what it was like for minority groups to travel the road.” The exhibition will contain reproductions of the Green Book, a series of guides that enabled safer travel for African Americans from the 1930s-1950s and recently featured in the Oscar-winning film Green Book. Examples of Route 66’s significance in popular culture through film, literature, and art will also be on view.

Route 66 has a special resonance in Santa Monica history, as the road ends at the intersection of Lincoln and Olympic Boulevards. The exhibition will explore the legacy of “the end of the trail” in Santa Monica, as well as the role that famous local figures like Will Rogers played in promoting Route 66. “The story of Route 66 reflects American history over the 20th century,” says Sara Crown, archivist at the Santa Monica History Museum and curator of the exhibition. “With this exhibition, we hope to shed light on both its history and the contemporary preservation efforts.”

The exhibition was developed with the support of the California Historical Route 66 Association. Expert talks are planned to accompany the exhibition, which will feature aspects of the route’s history and current travel recommendations. An opening preview will be held on Thursday, June 27, from 6 PM to 8 PM. The preview is free for museum members and $30 for non-members. Guests purchasing tickets will receive a complementary individual membership to the museum. The full schedule will be available on the Santa Monica History Museum website.

The museum and exhibition are open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays noon to 8:00 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission for adults is $10.00 ($15 for 2 adults) and $5.00 for seniors & students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Please direct questions to John Klopping, Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: June 29, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 29, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th St, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Varies

June 27, 2019

Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | MACHO STEREO Exhibition Reception

Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | MACHO STEREO Exhibition Reception


18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery
Exhibition | June 1- July 26, 2019
Reception | Thursday, June 27 | 6-8 PM

MACHO STEREO is a new body of work by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario based on the 1955 Mexican novel, Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo. The story, which hinges on the reunion between an estranged father and son, has been influential in Latin America but remains largely unknown in the United States. Kuiland-Nazario will create a performance and installation in the Atrium Gallery at 18th Street Arts Center, based on interviews and developed in a group process led by the artist and a team of cis-male artists including Paul Donald, Michael Anthony Ibarra, Mario Prietto, and Hiroshi Clark.
Kuiland-Nazario seeks to explore the current state of Latino masculinity with local Santa Monica community members. At 18th Street, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario will conduct workshops, public interviews, and book clubs with local male-identified community members who will be invited to examine their relationship with their fathers through the lens of Rulfo’s book. Workshops and readings from the novel will be conducted bilingually in English and Spanish at partner sites including the Santa Monica Public Library’s main branch, Virginia Avenue Park, Brentwood Art Center, and Camera Obscura Lab. The project will culminate with a video installation in the gallery, featuring an original musical score, which will debut during 18th Street’s Pico Block Party on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with a reception and performance on Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 PM.

RSVP here: http://machostereo.eventbrite.com/

For more information on MACHO STEREO workshops, public interview, book club, and exhibition: https://18thstreet.org/artists/marcus-kuiland-nazario/

Start: June 27, 2019 6:00 pm
End: June 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

June 16, 2019

Father’s Day

Date: June 16, 2019

June 13, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month..
Instead join us Thursday, June 13 for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from Noon to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: June 13, 2019 12:00 pm
End: June 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th St, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 10, 2019

Santa Monica Police Activities League Charity Golf Classic

Each year, PAL hosts a golf tournament to raise financial support for programs that help our youth reach their highest potential. Last year, corporate sponsorships were a significant portion of the funds raised for PAL programs. We invite you to join us by becoming a sponsor of our annual Santa Monica Police Activities League Golf Classic at MountainGate Country Club on June 10, 2019.

Start: June 10, 2019 10:30 am
End: June 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: MountainGate Country Club
Phone: (310) 458-8988
Address:
12445 MountainGate Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90049, United States
Cost: Varies

June 8, 2019

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a rubber band wind up car.
This Month’s theme will focus on Santa Monica’s Senator John P. Jones and Col. Robert S. Baker.
Saturday, June 8, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: June 8, 2019 11:00 am
End: June 8, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th St., Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 2, 2019

9th Annual Pedal on the Pier Spin – a – Thon

WHEN:
June 2, 2019
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Red carpet begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets:
Party on the Pier: $100
Sponsor a bike (team of 4) $2,500

About:

We Spin, Kids Win! Come join us for the 9th Annual Pedal on the Pier Spin – a – thon in benefit of the Harold Robinson Foundation. The Pedal on the Pier fundraiser transforms Santa Monica Pier into a high energy outdoor cycling studio to raise money for the foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children with a unique camp experience. With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, Pedal on the Pier’s 5-hour spin-a-thon features teams riding stationary spin bikes, live musical performances, DJs, spin instructors from Revolution Fitness Santa Monica, celebrities, athletes, food and drinks from local restaurants, influential brands and fun festivities in the sun. Sponsors include iHeart Radio and Tito’s Vodka. Participants can register as a “Team” (1-5 riders) with a minimum fundraising commitment of $2,500 per bike or purchase a spectator tickets for $100 which includes access to the festivities and hosted food and beverages from local vendors, as well as a cash bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Tickets and registration are available at www.pedalonthepier.com and click on REGISTER.

Start: June 2, 2019 11:00 am
End: June 2, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: (240) 899-5868
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401, United States
Cost: 100

May 29, 2019

Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening

Join us for a screening of Paris to Pittsburgh

THE CLIMATE FOR CHANGE IS NOW!

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.

And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

Panel Discussion
A Panel discussion with Michael Kadish, Executive Director Grid Alternatives and Garrett Wong, City of Santa Monica Senior Sustainability will follow the film. Additional panelists to be added.

This event is FREE for Santa Monica residents and High School and College students! Please reserve your seats at https://paris2pittsburgh.eventbrite.com.

Not a Santa Monica resident or High School/College student? Purchase tickets at https://www.fandango.com/90403_movietimes?date=2019-05-29

Prize Drawing
Thank you to Lyft and Jump for donating 2 bike helmets.

*Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat.

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica

Ride don’t drive, if you can.

This event is brought to you by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works.

Start: May 29, 2019 7:00 am
End: May 29, 2019 7:00 am
Venue: Aero Theatre
Phone: (310) 458-8716
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90403, United States
Cost: Free

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day

Date: May 27, 2019

May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend Concert

The Santa Monica Symphony shines a spotlight on emerging talent in the final concert of its 74th season. The winner of the Symphony’s 2019 Piano Concerto Competition, Nicholas Méndez Del Valle, will be performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will open with Verdi’s compelling Overture to “La Forza del Destino” and close with Brahms’ masterful Symphony No. 4.

Memorial Day Weekend Concert
Sunday, May 26 7:00 pm
Pre-Concert Lecture by Russell Steinberg at 6:00 PM

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Nicholas Méndez Del Valle, piano

Verdi: Overture to “La Forza del Destino”
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE with open seating
www.smsymphony.org
(310) 395-6330

Start: May 26, 2019 7:00 pm
End: May 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall
Phone: (310) 395-6330
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: Free

MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street

Pass GO and head to the 6th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street, Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 26 from 1-6 p.m. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive tasting event that mirrors the classic board game, offering a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest restaurants, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more. Make your way around the board for a chance to WIN! Players will enjoy the GO to JAIL VIP Lounge, beer garden, photo booth, games and more. All ages. A portion of proceeds benefit Main Street Business Association & Summer SOULstice. Tickets are on sale now at www.mainopolysm2019.eventbrite.com

Start: May 26, 2019 1:00 pm
End: May 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Main Street
Phone: (240) 899-5868
Address:
Main Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, United States
Cost: $25-$50

May 19, 2019

Santa Monica Wine Auction

Sip, savor and supports students at the soiree of the year! Featuring dozens of tastings from the best wine and restaurants, along with exciting live and silent auctions, the Santa Monica Wine Auction is a can’t-miss food and wine event. And, the best part? All proceeds support arts, STEM and more for our students!

4:00 pm
Early Access to Food and Wine Tastings from Top Restaurants and Wineries
Silent Auction

5:00 pm
General Admission

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Live Auction, Desserts and Dancing

Start: May 19, 2019 5:00 pm
End: May 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd,, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $150-225

May 18, 2019

Westside Food Bank’s Brunchraiser at the Mar Vista Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch from Chef Jill Davie made with locally sourced fresh ingredients while supporting Westside Food Bank’s work to provide a balanced variety of nutritious foods for local families in need.

Join us at The Mar Vista for this special event that will delight your taste buds and warm your heart. The program will feature inspirational stories told by people from all sides of the food assistance network as well as tips to avoid food waste at home. Bloody Mary’s, sangria, mimosas, micheladas, beer, wine, fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served. Special celebrity guests TBA!

Start: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: The Mar Vista
Phone: (310) 828-6016
Address:
12249 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90066, United States
Cost: 75

Amir H. Fallah | “Songs For My Father, Bouquets For My Mother” Mural Launch

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to announce Songs For My Father, Bouquets For My Mother, a collaborative mural project by Baik Art, 18th Street Arts Center, and artist Amir H. Fallah.
As the 2019 Baik Art Mural Grant recipient, Amir presents imagery that combines a wide array of references from American popular culture, Baroque furniture, traditional Iranian music and artifacts, and Dutch botanical painting. The image itself becomes a cultural hybrid which references the many disparate influences surrounding the artist during his upbringing within the American landscape.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Amir H. Fallah’s mural at Baik Art! A reception will be held on May 18, 2019 from 12-2 PM to commemorate Baik Art’s 2019 Wall Project.

For more info: https://18thstreet.org/event/fallah-mural-launch/

Start: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Baik Art Gallery
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Address:
2600 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90034, United States
Cost: Free

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: May 18, 2019 8:00 am
End: May 18, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free
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