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August 11, 2014



Jazz on the Lawn 2014

August 3 - 31

Sundays, 5-7pm

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 9th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. Bring a picnic, blanket, beach chair, and family and friends of all ages for a sampling of jazz each Sunday in August.

Stewart Street Park

Free admission, parking & bike valet

Cardboard Yacht Regatta

August 23, 6:30-9:30pm

Join us this summer for our 3rd Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta! Teams of two construct yachts from corrugated cardboard and duct tape and vie for awards in a variety of categories. Spectators welcome.

Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy

Admission: Free

Real Men Cook Committee

Summer Event

August 24 Noon to 3 PM

Lunch with delicious tastings from more than 40 “Chefs”! At The Santa Monica Synagogue Yard 18th Street and Broadway $35/couple, $20/single 5 to 13yrs $10 Under 5yrs Free and Free Childcare

Reservations at: (310) 453-4276

Building Bridges Art Exchange Presents “Feminine Mystique” and “Treasures of the 21st Century”

Setember 6, 6pm - 10pm

Building Bridges Art Exchange Presents “Feminine Mystique” and “Treasures of the 21st Century” Opening Reception September 6th at 6pm with exhibit open September 6, 2014 – October 7, 2014. “Feminine Mystique” is a groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary showcase of the magic, beauty and power of Women, and the ethereal, shifting ideal that can never be fully grasped. “Feminine Mystique.” The words by themselves conjure up images of beauty and wonder and have been perfectly captured in the paintings of Barbara Fritsche, the multi-media creations of Michael Kluch, the sculptures of Tanya Ragir and the costumes & photography of Mary Cheung. “Treasures From the 21st Century” features master-sculptor Larry Schuster, whose museum quality works reflect a rare and magnificent vision. This vision transports us to a time and place of grandeur and transcendence, a place beloved by kings and empire builders.

Building Bridges Art Exchange

Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Ave. F-2

(310) 770-1961

Red Hen Press Reading

Setember 9, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Red Hen Press presents Douglas Kearney, Afaa Michael Weaver, Robin Coste Lewis, Brett Fletcher Lauer; four authors who are not afraid to challenge the status of poetry while innovating both style and substance.

Annenberg Community Beach House 415 Pacific Coast Hwy

Admission: Free

Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy

Setember 12, 7:30 PM Reception

Citizen Culture explores the intersection of art and politics and doubles as a platform for open dialogue and engagement. It features the work of artists, architects, designers, creative thinkers, and collectives who have reshaped public policy using aesthetic strategies: Ala Plástica (Silvina Babich and Alejandro Meitín), Tania Bruguera, Suzanne Lacy, Michael Maltzan, The Medellín Diagram (Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Matthias Goerlich, and Alejandro Echeverri), Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, and Tamms Year Ten. Citizen Culture is organized by independent curator Lucía Sanromán.

Santa Monica Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Avenue, G1

(310) 586-6488

Admission: Free

ON-GOING

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

30th Annual Twilight

Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier

July 10 - September 11

Thursday, 7-10pm

LA’s favorite Summer tradition and premier outdoor concert series, the 30th Annual Twilight Concerts at the Pier, returns July 10th! FREE on Thursday nights 7-10pm.

Free

Santa Monica Pier

(310) 458-8901

The Memory of Water

August 8 - September 13

Friday and Saturday, 8pm

Three sisters; Teresa, Mary and Catherine, come together before their mother’s celebration that she is dead, each haunted by their own demons; in which the play focuses more on how each sister deals with the death and how it directly affects them. The three each have different memories of the same events, causing constant bickering about whose memories are true. As the three women get together after years of separation, all their hidden lies and self-betrayals are about to reach the surface.

Promenade Playhouse

1404 3rd Street Promenade

(310) 656-8070

Admission: $20

Pippi Longstocking

August 9 - Setember 7

Sunday, Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00PM

Pippi Longstocking lives with her monkey in a wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she’s not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she’s attempting to learn the “pluttification” tables at school; fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus; or playing tag with police officers. Pippi’s good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun in this bubbly, slapstick show for the whole family! This show is a Creating Arts Company pint sized play and is a one hour long interactive-cinematic-theatrical-experience that is recommended for ages 3 and up and fun for the entire family.

Promenade Playhouse

1404 3rd Street Promenade

(310) 804-0223

$12.00 Child - $20.00 Adult

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

August 9 - Setember 7

Sunday, Saturday, 3-4pm

Creating Arts Company proudly presents a childhood favorite for children and parents alike! Dance and sing along with Snoopy, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Schroeder and of course Charlie Brown himself in this classic with all the Peanuts Gang characters. Perfect for all ages this productions features wonderful songs like “My New Philosophy” and promises to never yank the football away! Good grief Charlie Brown! This show is a Creating Arts Company signature mini-musical which is audience interactive, runs one hour and is recommended for children ages 3 and up. All children receive a toy musical instrument upon arrival an. This is a one hour and thirty minute interactive show that is fun for the entire family and recommended for ages 4 and up.

Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade

(310) 498-6706

Admission: $12-$20

Shakespeare on a Tennis Court!

August 21 - Setember 21

Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

8:00 p.m.

Shakespeare Santa Monica’s 11th season presents As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors. It will take place outdoors at Reed Memorial Park, on the corner of 7th St. & Wilshire Blvd. on Tournament Tennis Court #1. As You Like It - Aug. 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31 Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14. The Comedy of Errors - Aug. 28, 29 Sept. 4, 5. 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21. Bring a blanket, it can get a little chilly. :) Food and Drinks are allowed! :) Come have a picnic and laugh with us!

Reed Memorial Park

7th & Wilshire

Tournament Tennis Court #1

(310) 270-3454

Admission: Suggested 20$ donation per ticket, kids get in FREE

Cinderella: The Musical

August 22 - Setember 12 Friday, 6:30 PM

After a sell-out engagement in 2013, Cinderella is back for four performances only, featuring Actors’ Repertory Theatre members Celeste Akiki And Sarai Jimenez as the very silly stepsisters, Graham Silbert as the zealously well-meaning Stepmother Arabella, Nima Ghassemian essaying the double role of Kerwin, the King’s shy Valet and handsome Prince Asgood, with special guest appearances by Joseph Perez as lovingly befuddled King Isgood and Rebecca Coombs (a former stepsister) as a refreshingly independent Cinderella. Added delights are the outrageously playful period costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, the singing and dancing woodland creatures crafted by The Attic Room and the heart-warming romance that blooms with the assistance of a glass slipper, a magic wand, and the audience’s eager intervention. Photo ops and birthday and Tea Parties, hosted by a favorite fairy tale character from the show, are available in conjunction with every performance.

Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street

(310) 394-9779

$15.00 general admission; $12.50 for kids 12 and under

Roga at the Pier

Setember 6 -October 11

Saturday 8am Run, 9am Yoga

Free Run + Yoga classes at the Pier brought to you by Clif Bar and Honest Tea. Come and get stretchy!

West end of the Santa Monica Pier

(310) 458-8901

Admission: Free

 

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