Calendar of Events

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 23, 2017

November 18, 2017

Preserving Pico: A Workshop on the Preservation of Photographs

Do you have musty old boxes of print photographs that have never been digitized? What about old historic family photos, a wealth of visual information about your roots? Well, have we got a workshop for you!

Preserving Pico
A Workshop on the Preservation of Photographs
@ The Pico Branch Library in Virginia Avenue Park
Saturday, November 18, 2017
2 – 5 PM
Space is limited: RSVP NOW

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective, in collaboration with the 18th Street Arts Center, presents a workshop on how to preserve physical photographic collections. Topics covered will include best practices for handling, caring for and storing your photographs. Members of the Pico Neighborhood and wider Santa Monica area are specially invited to bring a few photographs to be digitized and contributed to the Culture Mapping 90404 Project.

Facilitated by 18th Street Arts Center, Culture Mapping 90404 is a community produced map highlighting the history and cultural assets of the Pico neighborhood. Cultural assets are people, places, events and organizations, both past and present, that serve as cultural anchors within this community. In collaboration with the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, we have trained community volunteers to document cultural resources, memories, and histories in the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica. Learn more and get involved by accessing the map here: http://culturemapping90404.org/

FAQS

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN PRESERVING PICO? Space for this event is limited. An RSVP is highly recommended. Please RSVP here: goo.gl/F5jSjL

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS CAN I BRING? You can bring up to 5 personal negatives or loose and unframed photographic prints. Photographs should be 8.5” x 11” and smaller. Photographs of long-term residents, historical and cultural events, community leaders, artists, artworks and community groups of the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica are particularly encouraged.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PHOTOGRAPHS ONCE THEY ARE SCANNED? Upon scanning, the originals will be returned to you. In addition, the digital files will be provided to you on a thumb drive. You will also have the option to contribute your photographs to Culture Mapping 90404. For more info on the project, visit http://culturemapping90404.org/

HOW CAN I PREPARE TO ADD MY PHOTOGRAPH(S) TO THE CULTURAL ASSET MAP? If available, please be prepared with background information about your photograph such as date, location and description. Also be prepared to offer a brief explanation of why you believe the photograph should be included on the cultural asset map.

Start: November 18, 2017 2:00 pm
End: November 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Pico Branch Library
Address:
2201 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens of a Christmas Carol

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Presents Its 22nd Annual Youth Musical
A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens Of A Christmas Carol!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Patrick Taylor
Additional Lyrics by Kelli and Douglas James
Director and Musical Director: Anne Gesling
Choreographer: Lauren Blair
Producers: Tracy Saltzman and Joey Moretti

A Winter’s Tale is a lively musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which showcases both the humor and pathos of the classic 1843 story of spiritual renewal and redemption. The show uses a variety of musical theatre styles–pop, rock, calypso, Irish jig, and standard–to recreate the beloved tale that has become a holiday favorite for children and adults.

A Winter’s Tale is recommended for ages 6 and up. The running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be presented with one intermission. Tickets are available at the box office by calling directly at (310) 828-7519 or online at www.morgan-wixson.org.

This thrilling holiday show is presented by Morgan-Wixson’s award-winning Youth Education Series. Y.E.S. is part of the theatre’s commitment to engaging young audiences, training young talent, and supporting literacy.

CALENDAR INFO:
Where: The Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405. (Free parking just west of the theatre at the Venice Family Clinic.)
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., starting on November 11 and closing December 16.
How: Order tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or save online fees by calling our box office directly at (310) 828-7519. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
Who: Kids ages six and up and adults of all ages will love the show. There will be one intermission and the cast will come out and sign autographs at the end!

Featuring a cast of 36, sumptuous costumes and sets, singing and dancing, comedy and drama–there is something for everyone in this dazzling production. Read the book then see the show! There are several terrific places to eat near the theater on Pico Blvd. Spending the afternoon at the Morgan-Wixson’s “A Winter’s Tale” is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends.

Start: November 18, 2017 2:00 pm
End: November 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Address:
2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12

Homelessness in Our Community: An Exploration of Challenges and Solutions

An exploration of challenges and current solutions to the homelessness crisis, with a particular focus on Santa Monica and the Westside.

Keynote Speaker: John Maceri of The People Concern (formerly OPCC)
With Community Voices Speakers, a panel discussion, and more.

Start: November 18, 2017 1:30 pm
End: November 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Venue: Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Address:
1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

November 16, 2017

SM YMCA Special Event — November National Diabetes Prevention Month

The SM YMCA in collaboration with UCLA Health, Kaiser Permanente and Providence Saint John’s Health Center is hosting a special event to inform our community about Diabetes Prevention.

9am – 12pm Providence St. John’s Health Center BMI & Blood Pressure screenings and UCLA Health booth, health literature and giveaways.

10am – 11am “Ask the Doctor” with Dr. Rachael Oxfam, UCLA Endocrinologist.

11am – 12pm Diabetes Prevention Educational Seminar
Speaker: Grace Tassa, MD with Providence St. John’s Health Center

5:30– 7:00pm Kaiser Permanente booth, health literature and giveaways

6pm – 7pm Weight Management and Healthy Eating
Speaker: Lori Chang, MS, RD, Center For Healthy Living Kaiser Permanente

Event Educational Seminars 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: November 16, 2017 9:00 am
End: November 16, 2017 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 15, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: SM Emeritus College Gospel Choir Performance

Come and enjoy the Santa Monica Emeritus College
Gospel Choir music of the spirit and be lifted.
Chorus Director: William Bryant
William Bryant, formerly choir director of Calvary Baptist Church, now teaches music performance classes at Emeritus College. Bryant has an illustrious musical background in church choral music and popular LA Motown music. He toured with Marvin Gaye and his group, and has performed with other music legends.
1:00pm – 2:00pm 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: November 15, 2017 1:00 pm
End: November 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 14, 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: November 14, 2017 1:00 pm
End: November 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 11, 2017

A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens of a Christmas Carol

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Presents Its 22nd Annual Youth Musical
A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens Of A Christmas Carol!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Patrick Taylor
Additional Lyrics by Kelli and Douglas James
Director and Musical Director: Anne Gesling
Choreographer: Lauren Blair
Producers: Tracy Saltzman and Joey Moretti

A Winter’s Tale is a lively musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which showcases both the humor and pathos of the classic 1843 story of spiritual renewal and redemption. The show uses a variety of musical theatre styles–pop, rock, calypso, Irish jig, and standard–to recreate the beloved tale that has become a holiday favorite for children and adults.

A Winter’s Tale is recommended for ages 6 and up. The running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be presented with one intermission. Tickets are available at the box office by calling directly at (310) 828-7519 or online at www.morgan-wixson.org.

This thrilling holiday show is presented by Morgan-Wixson’s award-winning Youth Education Series. Y.E.S. is part of the theatre’s commitment to engaging young audiences, training young talent, and supporting literacy.

CALENDAR INFO:
Where: The Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405. (Free parking just west of the theatre at the Venice Family Clinic.)
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., starting on November 11 and closing December 16.
How: Order tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or save online fees by calling our box office directly at (310) 828-7519. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
Who: Kids ages six and up and adults of all ages will love the show. There will be one intermission and the cast will come out and sign autographs at the end!

Featuring a cast of 36, sumptuous costumes and sets, singing and dancing, comedy and drama–there is something for everyone in this dazzling production. Read the book then see the show! There are several terrific places to eat near the theater on Pico Blvd. Spending the afternoon at the Morgan-Wixson’s “A Winter’s Tale” is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends.

Start: November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
End: November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Address:
2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $20

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2017

November 9, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, improve attention and boost well-being.
Speaker: Shirley Kahen, LCSW, UCLA Behavioral Health Associates
12:00pm – 1:30pm in the Community 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: November 9, 2017 12:00 pm
End: November 9, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 4, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) – we  invite you, your family, friends, staff, readers, and colleagues to the annual BIRD FEST, a great FREE event for outdoors enjoyment celebrating BIRDS!  Please share this event information with anyone interested, especially educators, curious minds, and field trip organizers.

Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9 AM–3 PM*

Free event, free parking

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
King Gillette Ranch
26876 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302

*Early morning bird walks at 8 AM and 8:30 AM

A day to celebrate the bird! See live birds, listen to talks from local experts, take a guided bird walk, meet representatives from bird-friendly agencies, and more! Bring the kids for special family-friendly activities. Food vendors will be on-site.

Presented by Conejo Valley Audubon Society, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, National Park Service, and Western National Parks Association.

For more info, e-mail samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2301.

Thank you,
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

Start: November 4, 2017 9:00 am
End: November 4, 2017 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
Address:
King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, 91302
Cost: Free

November 2, 2017

2ND ANNUAL BEYOND THE LABEL SUSTAINABLE FASHION SHOW & TELL

The evening will begin with light bites and wine networking

Sustainable Fashion Show and Panel Discussion

On the Runway:
New designs by:
- Industry of All Nations
- Bead & Reel
- Triarchy
- Beyond the Label “NEW designs”
- MooShoes
Resale fashion from:
- Tradesy
- Buffalo Exchange

Panel:
- Moderator/Emcee: Taryn Hipwell, Founder Beyond the Label
- Lisa Mazzotta – Connecting Producer, RiverBlue Documentary
- Isaac Nichelson – Founder and CEO, S3 Source

Plus a lot more…
- Designs by SMC Fashion students
- A special “Concert Couture” showcasing jackets made from tents left behind at music
festivals
- Chop Shop Fashion
- SITA Couture
- Fair Trade LA
- Groceries Apparel
- Makeup and Makeup artists supplied by Beautycounter

Light bites & beverages generously donated by: Bezian Bakery, Miyoko’s Kitchen, Whole Foods Market, Imperfect Produce, Trader Joe’s and Guyayki

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the show, but please discard trash 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. A bike valet will not be provided but there are enough racks for over 60 bikes. Please remember to bring a lock.

The 2nd Annual Beyond the Label Sustainable Fashion Show & Tell is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment along with Sustainable Works and Beyond the Label.

Start: November 2, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 2, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Pavilion at St. Monica Catholic Community
Address:
725 California Ave., Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

October 31, 2017

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2017

October 26, 2017

Monster Bash

Join Meals on Wheels West for a spooktacular time at the annual Monster Bash fun-raiser! Held at the “Historic Haunted” Women’s Club located at 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 this event offers fun entertainment, casino games, a silent auction and complimentary adult beverages. Enjoy complimentary eats from Bare Burger, Craftsman Bar & Kitchen, Del Frisco’s Grille, La Vecchia, Solidarity, Samosa House and Whole Foods! You also help an amazing cause – feeding homebound individuals living in Santa Monica.

Start: October 26, 2017 7:30 pm
End: October 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Bay Women's Club
Address:
1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Tickets: $100. At-the-door tickets will be $125

October 22, 2017

SM Symphony 73rd Season Premiere

Join us for the 73rd Season Premiere Concert under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell as we present symphonic masterpieces by Lyadov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich! Beginning with the gentle yet colorful fantasy miniature The Enchanted Lake, the evening will venture into a rich soundscape of excerpts from the Romeo and Juliet Suite by Sergei Prokofiev. Closing the concert will be Dmitri Shostakovich’s celebrated Symphony No.5 in D minor. We look forward to opening the new season with you at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School at 7 pm on Sunday, October 22nd. There is also a pre-concert lecture by composer Russell Steinberg at 6 – 6:30 pm. See you there!

Start: October 22, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

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: October 22, 2017 8:30 am
End: October 22, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

October 15, 2017

Westside Food Bank’s 27th Annual 5K Hunger Walk

Westside Food Bank’s 27th Annual 5K Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 12 noon to 3pm. Participation is free and includes entertainment, an awards ceremony, a family fun zone with games and activities, raffle prizes, and an awards ceremony. The 5K Walk-a-Thon kicks off at 2pm when hundreds of participants take a leisurely stroll along the beachfront walking path. Participants and “virtual walkers” can set up an individual or team fundraising page and reserve their event tee shirt by registering at www.wsfb.org. There will be a Beach Bash after party at Perry’s Café, 2600 Ocean Front Walk from 3:30-5pm with $25 ticket purchase. All proceeds benefit Westside Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger in our community. Every dollar raised provides food for four nutritious meals, and nearly half of WSFB’s food goes to children.

Start: October 15, 2017 12:00 pm
End: October 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Ocean View Park
Address:
2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 14, 2017

18th Street Arts Center’s Pico Block Party: Translation

Join us to celebrate cross-cultural exchange, art, and community in our Pico Neighborhood!

18th Street Arts Center would like to invite our local and extended community as we open up our campus for a festival of interactive performances and artists workshops, celebrating our PST: LA/LA exhibition A Universal of History Infamy: Virtues of Disparity in collaboration with LACMA. This family-friendly event will feature tours of the exhibition, art-making workshops, open studios, food trucks, live music and much more.

Highlights:

Live music by Cuñao
Brazilian Dance Performances
Art-Making Workshops
Artist open studios
LA’s Finest Food Trucks
Kids Corner and Bounce house
Tabling by neighborhood organizations
Artist-led exhibition tours in multiple languages
Featuring:

Cyanotype Flag-making with Amanda Sutton
Dumpling-making with Grace Hwang
Instant poetry with Melrose Poetry Bureau
Farsi exhibition tours with Gelare Khoshgazaran
Feminist card readings with Anne Bray and Ami Motavelli
Storytelling workshop with Kids on Stage
T-shirt with Christina Saucedo
Collage with Luciana Abait
and more!

Start: October 14, 2017 1:00 pm
End: October 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

October 7, 2017

The Hutchins Consort presents: All Roads lead to Romany

The Hutchins Consort will perform music by and inspired by the Romany people:
the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, Flamenco, and featuring Franz Liszt ́s Hungarian Rhapsody no.2.

Start: October 7, 2017 8:00 pm
End: October 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Augustine by-the-Sea
Address:
1227 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $15-$35

September 27, 2017

FREE Screening of Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

A Panel discussion moderated by Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Vice-Chair Surfrider Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter will follow the screening.

The panel will include: Zackery Rago, Youth Outreach Manager for Exposure Labs’ Chasing Coral Impact Campaign who is featured in the film, Tom Ford, Executive Director Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program and Dr. Garen Baghdasarian, Professor of marine biology at Santa Monica College, with research interests focusing on the effect of climate change on coral reefs.

This is a FREE Event, reserve your seat at https://chasingcoral_sw.eventbrite.com

*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, 

Bike Valet will be available, ride don’t drive, if you can.

Start: September 27, 2017 7:00 pm
End: September 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave. , Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Screenwriting Workshop

A How-To Workshop for those desiring to step into their dream of writing a screenplay or TV pilot. Lecture, exercises, and group interaction will give you the tools to start your script right away!
• If you’ve been thinking about writing your first screenplay or pilot
• If you need a refresher course in 3-Act structure
• If you want to write something other than a screenplay (short story, novel, poem) but want to get a sense of classical story structure

Presenter: Sheila Jenca is a professional screenwriter with an MFA from UCLA Film School. She is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who has taught screenwriting at UCLA, the University of Calgary, Spalding University and many other places.
6pm – 8pm 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 27, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Medicare 101 Educational Seminar

Join us for a Medicare 101 seminar where all your questions about Medicare coverage will be answered.
Get answers with no obligation.
• Understand your Medicare choices
• Find out about recent Medicare changes
• Learn about important enrollment deadlines

Presented by Joyce Khoury, Medicare Insurance Specialist
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: September 27, 2017 12:00 pm
End: September 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 24, 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: September 24, 2017 8:30 am
End: September 24, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

September 23, 2017

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Screenwriting Workshop

A How-To Workshop for those desiring to step into their dream of writing a screenplay or TV pilot. Lecture, exercises, and group interaction will give you the tools to start your script right away!
• If you’ve been thinking about writing your first screenplay or pilot
• If you need a refresher course in 3-Act structure
• If you want to write something other than a screenplay (short story, novel, poem) but want to get a sense of classical story structure

Presenter: Sheila Jenca is a professional screenwriter with an MFA from UCLA Film School. She is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who has taught screenwriting at UCLA, the University of Calgary, Spalding University and many other places.
10am – 12pm 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 23, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 23, 2017 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

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
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