Calendar of Events

September 19, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Challenge Your Brain — Mental Fitness!

Come and get fit! Give your brain a workout with Cydney!
Challenge your brain to work in ways you didn’t imagine. If you got your physical exercise today, now’s the time to give your brain exercise!

Presented by Cydney Kaplan, Recreational Therapist

Event registration in advance is required.
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: September 19, 2017 1:00 pm
End: September 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 17, 2017

“Every Little Breeze Seems to Whisper Louise” The Santa Monica History Museum 2017 Annual Gala Tribute Dinner

On September 17th, 2017, the Santa Monica History Museum will host it’s annual gala.  Guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and raffle prizes as the museum honors outstanding community members Michael Sullivan of LAcarGUY, and Judi Barker of Barker Hangar/Santa Monica Air Center Inc.  The evening will also feature a special tribute to Founder, Louise B. Gabriel. 

We hope you will join us for a truly wonderful evening!

Start: September 17, 2017 5:00 pm
End: September 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $175

HRW Film Screening / Panel Discussion of “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower”

4:00 PM | Doors open; Meet & Greet with HRW’s Minky Worden
5:00 PM | Film screening, followed by Q&A with the film’s director and producer
7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception

Presented at New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica


Join us for a special screening of “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower,” a remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism.

“Joshua doesn’t just give you a lush, drone’s-eye view of the unprecedented protests in Hong Kong. It meticulously unpacks how Joshua Wong and other students were compelled to mobilize to challenge authorities. In doing so it lays bare what’s at stake in asserting political rights and civil liberties in this nominally democratic part of China.” – Sophie Richardson, China director, Human Rights Watch


… Rallying thousands of students to skip school and occupy the streets of Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong becomes one of the autonomous territory’s most notorious dissidents, successfully disrupting government plans to devolve power back to China. 

This inspiring documentary spends years tracking the movement from grassroots disruption to national politics. Following tear gas attacks, multiple arrests and an exhausting 79-day campaign to shut down Hong Kong’s financial district, Joshua moves on to the next phase of the movement—facing down the superpower from inside the government itself….

2017 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary


All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A followed by a cocktail reception with the director and producer of the film and the director of global initiatives at Human Rights Watch. 

With
Andrew Duncan, Producer, Joshua
Joe Piscatella, Director, Joshua
Minky Worden, Dir. of Global Initiatives, HRW
Pam Bruns, Exec. Director, Student Task Force, HRW


We are grateful for the continued support of our generous sponsors. They make the Film Club events possible and sustain the important work of Human Rights Watch around the world.

General tickets are $30 and student tickets are $15. Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

BUY TICKETS [http://hrwjoshua.bpt.me]

For further information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Perrine Vaillant at (310) 477-5540 | perrine.vaillant@hrw.org


*BONUS SCREENING NEWS*

Preceding “Joshua,” Human Rights Watch is proud to host the conclusion of Creative Armenia’s $5,000 digital challenge with filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda,” “The Promise”). 

In a video that went viral last month, the Oscar-winning director challenged filmmakers across the world to tell a vital human rights story in 60 seconds. 
The winner will be announced and a few of the 60-second visions screened immediately prior to the event. 

Human Rights Watch and Creative Armenia are both non-profit partners of The Promise, the epic story of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. For more information, visit: www.creativearmenia.org

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Human Rights Film Club

Through regularly scheduled screenings and discussions, the Human Rights Watch Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

For over 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: TYRANNY HAS A WITNESS

Start: September 17, 2017 4:00 pm
End: September 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: New Roads School
Address:
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90272
Cost: $30, $15 students

September 14, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Story Writing Workshop

Create your own stories – spark the creativity within you to write your own fiction. In this class, we will learn how to develop ideas for stories and how to turn these ideas into different forms of expression, such as short stories, screenplays, plays, or “talking stories” in the oral tradition. Students will be able to tap into their own emotions, thoughts, and experiences in unique ways, to find their own voice as writers. Work will be shared with the group in a safe and supportive environment.
Teacher: John Henry Davis Director TV, Theater, Acting Drama Professor & Producer

6pm – 7:15pm in the DeWind Room

Event registration in advance is required.
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: September 14, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Santa Monica Family YMCA Senior Open House

Y Senior Open House
Come for a tour and receive a FREE Guest pass good for 7 visits! 
Facility Tours 9:00am – 12:00pm

Free Exercise classes:
9:00am Tai chi
10:00am Water exercise (deep water exercise)
10:00am Fitess Fusion (Low impact aerobic dance)
11:00am Twinges in the Hinges (gentle water exercise in the shallow pool)
11:15am Chair exercise 

Swim cap is required for pool usage. Exercise classes require appropriate attire (loose fitting clothing and tennis shoes). Please call in advance for rules that will affect your usage.


Free UCLA Health Educational Seminars:
10:00am – 11:30am Stroke Update
Pamela Nye, RN, MS, Santa Monica UCLA Stroke Coordinator, will discuss how to react quickly if someone you know or love is suffering sudden stroke symptoms, as well as your personal risk of stroke.

12:00pm – 1:30pm Reversing Heart Disease with Lifestyle Medicine
Experience first-hand how to implement lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse heart disease and improve longevity from the evidence-based UCLA Ornish Reversal Program by focusing on nutrition, exercise, stress management and group support.

Providence St. John’s Health Center Free Blood Pressure and BMI Screenings:
9:00am – 12:00pm in the Senior Center

Start: September 14, 2017 9:00 am
End: September 14, 2017 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: FREE Admission

September 9, 2017

18th Street Arts Center presents A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity

A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity
OPENING RECEPTION
18th Street Arts Center Main Gallery
September 9, 2017
5-8 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity, 18th Street Arts Center’s presentation in collaboration with LACMA as part of the Getty-led initiative PST: LA/LA. 

Artists will read selections of Jorge Luis Borges’ masterwork that influenced the exhibition, followed by an opening celebration and dance party. 

Music by Chulita Vinyl Club.


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

18th Street Arts Center, in collaboration with LACMA, presents A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity, part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. The exhibition runs from September 9 – December 15, 2017 at 18th Street Arts Center (and simultaneously at LACMA and Charles White Elementary), and features contemporary discipline-defying artists from Latin America and the United States. Over the past two years, the majority of the artists conducted research residencies at 18th Street Arts Center, conceptualizing new work for the show.

A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity at 18th Street Arts Center is structured around themes of likeness and deception, and considers the shortcomings of different systems of writing, transcriptions, and their contested relation to authenticity. Each artist, having lived and worked all over Latin America, Europe, and Los Angeles, shares a critical approach to the spaces and structures that define these locations. 

List of Featured Artists:
Ángela Bonadíes (Venezuela) ✜★
Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico/Germany)✜★
Carolina Caycedo (Los Angeles) ★
Josefina Guilisasti (Chile) ★
Tamar Guimarães (Brazil/Denmark) and Kasper Akhøj (Denmark)✜ 
Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden/Brazil)✜★
Fernanda Laguna (Argentina) ★
Michael Linares (Puerto Rico) ✜★
Mapa Teatro (Colombia) ✜★
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala) ✜★
NuMu [Stefan Benchoam, Jessica Kairé] (Guatemala) ✜
Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia/Los Angeles)★
Vincent Ramos (Los Angeles)
Oscar Santillán (Ecuador/The Netherlands) ★
Carla Zaccagnini (Argentina/Brazil)✜★
Zinny-Maidagan (Argentina/Germany)✜★
✜ Artist in residence at 18th Street| ★ presented in Virtues of Disparity at 18th Street


A Universal History of Infamy is presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, and curated by Rita Gonzalez, José Luis Blondet, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas. 

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Major support of the exhibition and residencies is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Additional support for artist residencies related to the exhibition was generously provided by Baik Art.

Featured image: 
Oscar Santillán, The Whisperer, 2014. Event documented on video. A bird sound is embodied by a long human chain. Courtesy of the artist.

Start: September 9, 2017 5:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Communitas 2017

The 19th Annual Church in Ocean Park Communitas Awards Event will take place on September 9, 2017.  This event honors members of the church and the larger community who embody and elevate the spirit of community.  This year we are honoring four creative, compassionate and courageous people for their living lives of compassion and justice: Gina Frazier, Nana Gyamfi and Jim Lafferty.  Each one of them has worked and continues to work for peace, justice and connection across cultures in our community and in a broader world.  

4:30 pm Doors Open

5 pm Dinner is served in the outside Patio

6 pm Program begins inside

Join us for a joyous evening imbued with spirit, an inspirational program, food, song, and lively conversation.  All are welcome!  Individual ticket price is $75 for the evening.  Sponsorships and Ad opportunities are available.  For more information, please call 310-399-1631

Start: September 9, 2017 4:30 pm
End: September 9, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Church in Ocean Park
Address:
235 Hill St., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $75 ticket

September 7, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Story Writing Workshop

Create your own stories – spark the creativity within you to write your own fiction. In this class, we will learn how to develop ideas for stories and how to turn these ideas into different forms of expression, such as short stories, screenplays, plays, or “talking stories” in the oral tradition.  Students will be able to tap into their own emotions, thoughts, and experiences in unique ways, to find their own voice as writers. Work will be shared with the group in a safe and supportive environment.
Teacher: John Henry Davis Director TV, Theater, Acting Drama Professor & Producer
6:00pm – 7:15pm in the Community Room

Event registration in advance is required. 
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.  
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: September 7, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 7, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Cost: FREE

September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Date: September 4, 2017

August 30, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Home Accessibility Educational Seminar

Do you need free home modifications to live more independently?
Modifications at home help to reduce the risk of falls and eliminate barriers that limit mobility in the community.
Speaker: Marco Salazar, Community Services and Outreach Specialist
Westside Center for Independent Living
12:00pm – 1:00pm in the DeWind Room, 2nd floor

Event registration in advance is required. 
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.  
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: August 30, 2017 12:00 pm
End: August 30, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 29, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Challenge Your Brain — Mental Fitness!

Come and get fit! Give your brain a workout with Cydney! 
Challenge your brain to work in ways you didn’t imagine. If you got your physical exercise today, now’s the time to give your brain exercise! 
Presented by Cydney Kaplan, Recreational Therapist
1:00pm – 2:00pm in the DeWind Room

Event registration in advance is required. 
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.  
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: August 29, 2017 1:00 pm
End: August 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 27, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS)
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS)
4th Sunday of Every Month
https://smbasblog.com
FREE!

Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours.  Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter.  We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon.  We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean.  When the lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House.  We put out a special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers.  So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too.  Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.  
Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m. — One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot.  We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning.  Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach!  We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents.  We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, you must call Jean (310-472-7209) to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265.  Bring water and sun protection; look around for people wearing binoculars and hats.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center.  Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: August 27, 2017 8:30 am
End: August 27, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

August 19, 2017

Beautify Earth Pico Boulevard Walking Mural Tour

Join us for an inspiring walking mural tour on Saturday, August 19th at 11am on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. 

Deemed as a “mural mecca” by the Santa Monica Press, Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica has been transformed by local artists and the community. Beautify Earth, local civic and community leaders, and the Pico Improvement Organization (PIO) have been working together for several years to create a safer, uplifting, and colorful street utilizing public art as tool to empower artists, encourage social responsibility, and instilling community pride.

We’ll dive deep into the process of creating public art, discuss the inspiration behind some of the murals, and talk about how you can join our community to make an impact locally.

We’ll meet at our favorite coffee shop, the UnUrban Coffee House, and take the tour from there!

There will no doubt be surprises along the way…

Beautify Earth Members and a guest attend for FREE!.

Reservations are encouraged.

Start: August 19, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 19, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: UnUrban Cafe
Address:
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

August 17, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: August 17, 2017 7:00 pm
End: August 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 16, 2017

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra

Author and talk-show host Dennis Prager conducts the Santa Monica Symphony in a rarely heard performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 51. Music Director Guido Lamell shares the podium for Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Prager is donating his services to support this benefit concert for the Santa Monica Symphony. During the last 20 years, Prager has guest conducted in Los Angeles, supporting local orchestras such as the Pasadena, Glendale, West LA and Brentwood Symphony orchestras. In 1994, Prager conducted the L.A. Philharmonic in the Star Spangled Banner at the Hollywood Bowl. Prager has a deep knowledge of and passion for classical music.

“I conduct orchestras because I love classical music and I want to introduce people who have never heard a symphony to classical music. I want to help raise money for local orchestras. And I want the wonderful opportunity to make music as a conductor,” says Prager.

Music Director Guido Lamell says, “I remember sitting on the Hollywood Bowl stage as a member of the L.A. Philharmonic in 1994 when Dennis Prager walked onto the stage to conduct the Star Spangled Banner. An enormous roar of cheers and applause from 17,000 fans shook the Bowl shell about the same as when John Williams conducts his film programs these days. On his radio program he often talks about the glories of music. His bumper music that introduced his program every day was a Haydn symphony in F major. He has studied this composer more deeply than anyone I have met. We classical musicians saw then in Dennis and continue to see the greatest and most vocal supporter of classical music on earth.” 

Board of Directors member Bob Hamilton added, “An orchestra is by definition a non-political entity. We are here to encourage cultural enrichment and welcome all people who are on all ends of the political and social spectrum who love music. Mr. Prager is simply an individual who has a deep love and an incredibly rich knowledge of classical music. He is an amateur conductor who has conducted other orchestras.”


About Dennis Prager: Prager is one of America’s most respected nationally syndicated radio talk show hosts, authors and public speakers.  He is also the founder of PragerU, a popular online video site that explains American and Western values through 5-minute, animated videos presented by renowned thinkers. In 2016 alone PragerU’s videos received over 250 million views. He is invited regularly onto Fox News and CNN to offer his commentary on current events.  The Dennis Prager Radio Show, has over 1 million daily listeners. His most recent book, Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph, was published by Harper-Collins in 2012 and quickly became a NY Times bestseller. Dennis has lectured on all seven continents, in 45 states, and in 9 of Canada’s 10 provinces. He also periodically conducts orchestras. 

About Guido Lamell: L.A. Philharmonic violinist/conductor, Lamell has been the Santa Monica Symphony’s Music Director since 2012. He was Associate Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Mexico City Philharmonic before joining the L.A. Phil. in 1979. He was music director of the Topanga Philharmonic, and has conducted the LA Philharmonic in its In­School Youth Concerts Program, the L.A. County High School for the Arts Orchestra, the L.A. Doctors Symphony and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra. 

About Santa Monica Symphony: The mission of the Santa Monica Symphony (SMS) is to enrich the community by presenting performances of high artistic value and to serve as a music education resource for the Santa Monica community. Since 1945 the SMS has provided high quality concerts of works from the classical and contemporary symphonic repertoire FREE of charge. The SMS enhances lifelong learning through special open rehearsals and performances at local schools, libraries and community events. The SMS presents four to five concerts annually at Barnum Hall and other locations including the annual Martin Luther King Day concert at Santa Monica’s SGI auditorium and receives support from the City of Santa Monica. 

Tickets range from $30-$100.  For tickets call (323) 850-2000 or go to www.musiccenter.org. The VIP Packages are $250. They include premium seating and a special post-concert reception with the artists. For VIP packages please call 310-395-6300 or email Christine@smsymphony.org.

Start: August 16, 2017 8:00 pm
End: August 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall
Address:
111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$100

August 10, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: August 10, 2017 7:00 pm
End: August 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 3, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: August 3, 2017 7:00 pm
End: August 3, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 27, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: July 27, 2017 8:00 am
End: July 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 23, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
 4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
 https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
 
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: July 23, 2017 8:30 am
End: July 23, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

July 22, 2017

Heal the Bay: “Smog of the Sea” Film Screening

Take a journey through the North Atlantic on Saturday, July 22nd, when the Aquarium will be screening “The Smog of the Sea,” filmmaker Ian Cheney’s documentary chronicling a research expedition through the Sargasso Sea. Marcus Eriksen, Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, assembled a unique crew of citizen scientists who sailed with him to study the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans. His crew included renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spear fisherwoman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham.

The screening, scheduled for 4:15 pm, is included with Aquarium admission. Following the film, join a discussion on how to combat plastic pollution with Heal the Bay staff. Visitors can also enter for a chance to win a Kleen Kanteen Raffle Pack.

Free for kids 12 and under; all others: $5 admission; groups of 10 or more: $3 per person, regardless of age

Start: July 22, 2017 4:30 pm
End: July 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Address:
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free for kids 12 and under; all others: $5 admission; groups of 10 or more: $3 per person, regardless of age

July 20, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: July 20, 2017 7:00 pm
End: July 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 13, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: July 13, 2017 7:00 pm
End: July 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Parade

The 11th Annual Parade down Main Street includes participants walking, cycling, in antique and electric autos, marching bands, dancers and more–all decked in red, white & blue. Thousands of locals sit on the curbs and cheer the parade participants as they make their way south on the 1.3 mile route to beach parking lot #5. Participant and volunteer info available on the parade website.

Start: July 4, 2017 9:30 am
End: July 4, 2017 9:30 am
Venue: Main Street, Santa Monica
Address:
Start: Main & Pico, and traveling south to Barnard Way, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free to spectators

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2017

June 29, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: June 29, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 25, 2017

CLARE Foundation: Laughing Matters

CLARE Foundation presents a star-studded comedy lineup including SNL alumnus Darrell Hammond, Steve-O (Jackass, Wildboyz), and Ant (Last Comic Standing) for Laughing Matters. Join us for a night of comedy and philanthropy, on Sunday, June 25!

Support CLARE’s mission of saving lives through recovery, with all ticket proceeds directly benefiting recovery services for those who need it most.

Check-in: 5:30 PM
Showtime: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
MAGICOPOLIS
1418 4th St. Santa Monica 90401

Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!
Must be 21 and over. Lineup is subject to change.

Start: June 25, 2017 5:30 pm
End: June 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Magicopolis
Address:
1418 4th St. , Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $60 ticket

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
 4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
 https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
 
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: June 25, 2017 8:30 am
End: June 25, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

June 24, 2017

The Pico Walks: What is an Immigrant?

The Pico Walks with Betty Marín
June 10, June 17, and June 24, 2017
All walks 11 AM – 1 PM
Various locations in Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood
Space is Limited!

Whether you are a long-time resident or someone who just moved to the neighborhood, we invite you to explore your local community through a series of unique daytime walks through the 90404. The Pico Walks, led by artist Betty Marín, cover local history, solidarity, and current relationships across race and generations of the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica. These vibrant excursions will lead us through the neighborhood in response to storytelling from local residents. To begin each walk, each participant will choose a small and light flag to carry highlighting a quote by a local resident they resonate with. As we walk together, we will create a kind of small and subtle parade, marking significant sites along the way. Each walk will be about one mile. The closing and centerpiece of each walk will be a sit-down conversation led by two community members and involving all participants through questions and dialogue. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and water bottle. This is a free, family-friendly series of events – all are welcome to participate.

Pico Walk: What is an Immigrant?
Saturday, June 24, 2017
11 AM – 1 PM
Meet at the “History of the Pico Neighborhood Mural” in the Stewart Street Tunnel
At the corner of Stewart Street and Virginia Ave.

This walk invites community leaders Sabrina Fields and Mulugeta Tadele to describe working in the neighborhood, and in particular the relationships between older residents, including older and newer immigrants in the neighborhood, like the Mexican-American, African-American, and Ethiopian-American community. This walk will begin at the site of the “History of the Pico Neighborhood” Mural under the Stewart street tunnel at Stewart Street and Virginia Ave and end at nearby Gandora Park.

Start: June 24, 2017 11:00 am
End: June 24, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: History of the Pico Neighborhood Mural
Address:
Virginia Ave & Stewart St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

June 22, 2017

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concert Series

Annual free Thursday night concert series on the Pier. Check here for the 2017 line-up (coming soon).

Start: June 22, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 18, 2017

k9 connection’s 11th Annual Summer Fest

Treat yourself, family, friends and especially your dog, to a fun-filled afternoon overlooking the ocean. Admission includes a taco buffet, entertainment and games for people and dogs.

FEATURES:

  • People games and contests – WIN one of our super plush prizes!
  • Specialty Vendor Booths
  • Paulina’s Mexican Buffet and other food and dessert stations
  • Kids’ Zone with face-painting, craft projects and games
  • Silent Auction: Bid on one-of-a-kind custom Jewelry (Daybreak Designs) and paintings by artists in the Lamp Village Arts Program (proceeds go to the artists)
  • Adult Beer and Wine Garden – FREE Beer for Dads!
  • Yoga with your dog – are you down?
  • Smooch Your Pooch Photo Booth
  • Dog Agility Course, Doggie Dancing and Relays
  • DJ and the Cloverfield Drum Circle
  • ALL the above for just $35, General Admission

PLUS:

Sign up for even MORE fun…the Doggie Fun Zone is back (all the way from Florida)!

Upgrade your ticket purchase to General Admission PLUS, and for another $15, your dog can have their own fun in the Doggie Fun Zone an amazing, thrilling and entertaining multi-dimensional lure motivated obstacle course. “Having way cool fun with your dog” is the spirit and mission of the Doggie Fun Zone, where your dog is always the star.

Start: June 18, 2017 12:00 pm
End: June 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Malibu Bluffs Park
Address:
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90265
Cost: Tickets: $35-$50 (Kids free 12 and under)
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