Upcoming Events

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 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

September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

October 22, 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: 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

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 31, 2017

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2017

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 11, 2017

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2017

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 23, 2017

November 26, 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: November 26, 2017 8:30 am
End: November 26, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

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

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2017

January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day

Date: January 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

Westside Family Health Center: I Heart WFHC

Westside Family Health Center’s annual fundraiser will feature gourmet food, drinks, silent auction, dancing, music and more. Early bird tickets are $100 increasing to $125 after February 1 and sponsorships range from $250 – $20,000.

All proceeds will benefit WFHC, a non-profit community health center that has been an integral part of the community for 43 years.

The event has been generously sponsored by individuals and businesses and more sponsorship opportunities are available.

Start: February 15, 2018 5:00 pm
End: February 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: The Mark for Events
Address:
9320 W Pico Blvd , Los Angeles, 90035
Cost: $100 ticket
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