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  • BREAKING NEWS: Give a Zoo Animal to Dad for Father's Day

    Giraffe the best Father's Day this year by ADOPTing an Animal! Show your love with a gift that helps save endangered species and symbolically ADOPT an animal at the Los Angeles Zoo! All ADOPT packages include a personalized adoption certificate and a beautiful photo factsheet of your chosen animal. Plus, ADOPTions at $50 or higher will include a paper-framed 4x6 in. photograph of an adorable nuzzle between a giraffe dad and son! All our resident animals are available for ADOPTion, and all gifts...

  • Celebrate Father's Day 2024: Los Angeles Happenings

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor

    This Father's Day, treat your dad to a memorable celebration in Los Angeles with a variety of exceptional dining options and exciting activities. From gourmet feasts at top-notch restaurants to special events and unique experiences, there's something for every dad to enjoy. Here's a curated list of some of the best Father's Day happenings in LA, including dining delights and festive activities to make this day truly special. KA'TEEN Celebrate DAD this year with Recado Negro Short Rib and mezcal...

  • Exposing the Hard Truth: The Border, Big Government and Big Business

    What Matters West Los Angeles

    "You can't handle the truth!" OH, YES WE CAN! Jack Nicholson's infamous line in A Few Good Men rings so true that it is among the top movie quotes / internet memes of all time - for a good reason. We all know the truth is well covered up and the mainstream media isn't giving it to us. At this point we are so thirsty for the truth that some people are willing to risk their lives to get it for us. Please join us for our next very exciting meeting, Tuesday, June 4, @ 5:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse...

  • Open House at Santa Monica Animal Shelter--Activities, Prizes - and animals to adopt

    Santa Monica Animal Shelter

    Saturday, June 1st, 12-3pm Santa Monica Animal Shelter Open House Fundraiser At the Santa Monica Animal Shelter 1640 9th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 Join us for a fun afternoon for the whole family to raise much needed funds for the animals at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter. At the event: Adopt-Tour the shelter and meet the animals waiting to be adopted-adoption fees will be reduced Councilmember Gleam Davis is sponsoring the first dog and the first cat that are adopted at the event and gifting...

  • Inside Design Miami's First Los Angeles Edition

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle Editor

    Since its inception in 2005, Design Miami has evolved to achieve global prominence in collectible design, bringing together influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics. Their highly anticipated design fair debuts this weekend in Los Angeles, solidifying their position as a leading forum for curated and bespoke design, appealing to influential designers and collectors. The stunning backdrop for the fair is a historic Holmby Hills estate, formerly belonging to Max Azria...

  • Houston Brothers Unveil Mother of Pearl at Level 8 in Downtown LA - Just in time for Mother's Day

    Courtesy of Level 8

    Mark and Jonnie Houston, the Co-Founders of Houston Hospitality, are delighted to introduce the latest and final addition to Level 8's culinary menagerie: Mother of Pearl. This picturesque al fresco oyster and champagne bar boasts a thoughtfully curated menu helmed by Michelin-starred and Mírate Chef Joshua Gil and is complemented by an enticing array of Champagnes, cocktails, and wines. Atop Level 8's expansive outdoor terrace, Mother of Pearl invites guests to savor exquisite flavors while...

  • Art Exhibition in West Hollywood and Blossom Bash Pop-Up Market in Culver City

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor

    APRIL 17, 2024 BLOSSOM BASH AT THE SHAY IN CULVER CITY The Shay, a vibrant lifestyle hotel in the heart of Culver City, is set to host an exciting "Blossom Bash" pop-up market featuring a curated selection of local businesses and vendors. This lively event is open to the public and promises a dynamic atmosphere with a live DJ set and a pool table for entertainment. Guests can sip specialty cocktails at the hotel's Canopy Club while enjoying the sunset before exploring the pop-up market. The...

  • CicLAvia – Venice Blvd presented by Metro

    CicLAvia – Venice Blvd Come experience car-free open streets at CicLAvia's 51st event on Sunday, April 21; between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy this unique pop-up park for the day, whether walking, jogging, biking, roller skating, or simply spectating - any people-powered way. CicLAvia – Venice Blvd connects Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the 5.75-mile temporary park. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the...

  • Protest Against the Free Needle Distribution Program in Downtown Santa Monica on April 16

    The Santa Monica Coalition

    Please join The Santa Monica Coalition this Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30am in Reed Park for a Protest in Opposition to the Needle Distribution Program. The City of Santa Monica and the Los Angeles County along with Venice Family Clinic have been operating the only open-air, publicly funded, needle distribution program in the state. They make their distributions at Reed Park, Tongva and Palisades Park (along Ocean Avenue). This program is attracting substance abusers to settle in our parks, inject...

  • Emaginario A Dynamic Evening of Live Jazz, Blues & Flamenco

    Emaginario: A Dynamic Evening of Live Jazz, Blues, & Flamenco Ethan Margolis aka Emaginario, is a creative and worldly guitarist and vocalist, whose deep connections with flamenco, jazz, aspects of pop, blues and even punk coalesce into a unique musical voice Buy tix now for Emaginario: Featuring World-traversed and genre-fluid guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis aka Emaginario (Chano Domínguez, Herb Alpert) returns to Los Angeles after a four-year absence, with his quintet, which performs a blend...

  • Limited Edition Dish Created by Chef Rob Rubba at 1 Pico: MARCH ONLY

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle Editor

    Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day! March 17th is always a fun day! This also means you only have two weeks left to experience 1 PICO and the limited edition dishes created by Chef Rob Rubba in honor of Frieze LA! ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, and then this offer is gone forever. On February 29, Ruinart kicked off Frieze LA with an intimate VIP dinner at 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica's iconic oceanside resort, to celebrate this year's Ruinart Carte Blanche Program,...

  • 'Comedy Night at the Odyssey' continues on third Thursday of every month

    See some of the best comics in the country drop by and perform at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's "Comedy Night at the Odyssey" series, curated by writer, actor, and comedian Kevin Flynn, on the third Thursday of every month. WHEN: • Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Odyssey Theatre 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90025 PARKING: FREE in the on-site parking lot TICKETS: $30 (includes one drink:...

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents '2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More'

    Cameron Andrews, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2024) - Amid the current surge of antisemitism on campuses, online, and on streets worldwide, supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will come together with new resolve as it presents the "2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More" on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Western Region Tribute Dinner will honor Helen Mirren, via a prerecorded montage and acceptance speech, and Moses Libitzky, in person, during...

  • Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Hosts Easter Celebration on the Promenade

    Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.) is pleased to announce the return of its Easter Celebration on Sunday, March 24, from noon to 4 p.m. along the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade. The family-friendly event includes free photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, live children's music and entertainment, face painting, balloon twisters, arts and crafts, engaging games and more. The celebration kicks off with free photos with the Easter Bunny, with the first 200 kids receiving a speci...

  • Solo Exhibition by Renowned Artist Shepard Fairey Opens at ReflectSpace Gallery

    Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present "Peace is Radical," a solo exhibition by renowned street artist and activist, Shepard Fairey. The exhibition will be on view from January 20, 2024 through April 14, 2024 at the ReflectSpace Gallery, inside Glendale Central Library. "Peace is Radical" features works addressing a range of topics, including creative empowerment, the importance of democracy, race and gender equality, environmental justice, and, of...

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Spotlights Celebrated Pianist Marc-André Hamelin on All-French Program Curated by LACO Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer, Program Wraps Orchestra's Chamber Series with Piano Works by Boulanger and Franck and Sonatas by Debussy and Leclair

    Virtuosic pianist Marc-André Hamelin, "a performer of near-superhuman technical prowess" (The New York Times), headlines the final program of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's engaging Chamber Series, curated by Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer, on Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, and Sunday, March 3, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Hamelin performs Boulanger's post-impressionist Three P...

  • Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Come to the Santa Monica Pier March 1 to March 3, 2024

    Mona Day, DineSeeTravel.com

    The inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival will land on the Santa Monica Pier for three days of food and wine festivities March 1st - March 3rd during the art festival Frieze Week Los Angeles which takes place February 26th - March 3rd. The festival will feature a mix of high-profile culinary and beverage talent, favorite local restaurants, and cultural initiatives with a lineup of 90 participating chefs. Participating restaurants include award-winning Neapolitan pizza restaurant Pizzana...

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    Camerata Pacifica Presents West Coast Recital Debut of Berlin Philharmonic Solo Flute Sébastian Jacot in Compelling Program of Solo and Duet Works with Pianist Irina Zahharenkova February 11-16, 2024

    Camerata Pacifica presents the highly anticipated West Coast recital debut of Berlin Philharmonic Solo Flute Sébastian Jacot, hailed as a "rockstar" flutist, on a diverse and compelling program of solo and duet works with award-winning Camerata Pacifica Principal Pianist Irina Zahharenkova, noted for her "breathtaking technique" (France's La Revue du Spectacle). They perform Sunday, February 11, 3 p.m., at Janet and Ray Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks; Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., at The...

  • Celebrate the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival

    There's no better place to explore the wonders of space than from one of the darkest locations in the United States. Join scientists and park rangers to learn about the cosmos and how Death Valley National Park has been used as an analog for the exploration of distant worlds during the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival March 1-3, 2024. Death Valley National Park is one of only eight (8) designated "gold tier" International Dark Sky Parks in the country where stargazers can see the Milky Way with...

  • Santa Monica Place Rings in the Year of the Dragon with Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 17

    Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors and shoppers to ring in the Year of the Dragon with its free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17, 2024, hosted by comedian Paul "PK" Kim. Santa Monica Place's annual Lunar New Year programming returns this year with traditional Chinese lion dance performances, balloon and dough artists and the enchanting cherry blossom Wishing Trees where well-wishers will hang their hopes for prosperity and renewal in the new year. Overhead red and gold...

  • Theatricum Botanicum 2024 summer season will pack a lighthearted punch

    We all need a laugh these days, and audiences will find more than one at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in 2024 - along with a welcome respite from city life at the company's spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in Topanga. Get ready for a summer-long season of romance, comedy, music and a sprinkle of fairy dust, all presented with a sideways wink at current events. Magic will abound as the wooded Theatricum stage transforms alternately into the captivating countryside of Bohemia (The...

  • Curated Evenings of Poetry and Music Continue Winter Programming CAP UCLA's Nimoy Theater

    UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents singer-songwriter India Carney who curates and performs in a two-night celebration of music titled Riding the Rollercoaster: An Artist's Life in Los Angeles at The Nimoy on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 at 8 pm. Then, Grammy-winning spoken word artist J. Ivy returns to host the continuation of the Poetry Uncut Series: Part III at The Nimoy featuring performances from Def Sound and Sunni Patterson on Saturday, February...

  • Burger King Celebrates Million Dollar Whopper Contest with Immersive "Whopper World" Pop-Up Experience in Santa Monica

    Today, Burger King announced the first-ever Million Dollar Whopper Contest that allows Guests to submit their dream Whopper creation for the chance at winning $1 million. And, we want you to create your own one-of-a-kind Whopper at the immersive Million Dollar Whopper World pop-up! The event will feature photo-op installations, interactive games, free prizes*, music and entertainment. Additionally, Guests can build and taste their own custom Million Dollar Whopper using an array of premium...

  • CicLAvia Kicks off 2024 with its 50th Event! CicLAvia – Melrose

    CicLAvia – Melrose On Sunday, February 25; between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CicLAvia will celebrate its 50th car-free open streets event since 2010 of catalyzing vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia – Melrose connects Fairfax and Vermont Avenues, welcoming everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy this 4-mile pop-up park for the day with one's favorite people-powered way, whether that's walking, jogging, biking, roller skating, skating, or sim...

  • Events at The Odyssey For January 2024

    Here are some events at the Odyssey next week, so be sure to add them to your calendar. Jan. 19 - 21: Dance at the Odyssey presents Archetype World premiere of Archetype, featuring choreography by Lily Chumas, Sadie Guthrie, Mekinna Knight, Nia Mason, Iyana Monet, Robby Olmos, Madi Ostratch and Olivia Vannucci. What do Jung's theories about archetypes in human behavior and the discography of Sinéad O'Connor have in common? Director/choreographer Lily Chumas explores the various stages of life...

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