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September 15, 2014

Chili Roast at Santa Monica

Farmers Market

September 6 - 27

Saturdays, 9am-1pm

It’s late summer and the chilies are ready for harvest! Join us for a southwest style chili roast at the Pico farmers market located in Virginia Avenue Park. Take these delicious chilies home and whip up something tasty or freeze them to use later.

Virginia Avenue Park

The Awareness Festival

September 11 - 21

The Awareness Film Festival is a dynamic festival promoting the awareness of world issues. Bringing together filmmakers, artists, educators, environmentalists, alternative health practitioners and other industry professionals, the Awareness Film Festival aims to inspire the public through this engaging, entertaining and unique annual event in the film capital of the world. Themes represented in this year’s films include: green and eco-friendly living, homelessness, gang/felon reform, veteran’s issues, cancer survival, GMOs, marijuana policy reform, couch-surfing community, pilgrimages, mental health stories, vision loss, women’s issues; stories of hope, the arts, spirituality, and current events. Film presentations will be accompanied by filmmaker Q&A’s with talent in attendance.

Locations throughout Santa Monica

(310) 826-1971

AltCar Expo & Conference

September 19 - 20

Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm

Come see (and drive!) the latest innovations in alternative transportation and energy; Solar Santa Monica vendor workshop, panel discussions and more.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium & Doubletree Hotel

(310) 390-2930

Doggy Dash Cause for Paws 5K/10K

September 20, 8am-1pm

Bring your four-legged family memebr and join us for 5K/10K walk along the beach oath at Cresent Bay Park in Santa Monica! All proceeds benefit Pet Cancer Research & Awareness and SCGRR. Everyone will receive a medal!

Crescent Bay Park

2000 Ocean Ave

LA Shelby American Tony Sousa Memorial Car Show

September 20, 10am-2pm

Join us for a day featuring championship cars from the L.A. Chapter of the Shelby American car owners.

Santa Monica Pier East Parking Deck

Admission: Free

Progressive Peace

September 21, 6:00 pm

On September 21, Hostelling International Santa Monica (HI-Santa Monica) is hosting Progressive Peace in celebration of Sleep For Peace, a Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) signature event in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Introducing attendees to how International Day of Peace came to be, Progressive Peace will showcase countries from the continents of South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, and how they are affected by different stages of the “Right of Peoples to Peace.” You can join guests of the hostel as they progress through this mini global adventure, exploring different areas of the hostel, various global movements and crises, and developing their own sense of what “giving peace a chance” can be in our day-to-day lives. Progressive peace will culminate with a celebration in our courtyard, featuring international cuisine sampling, drinks, and music.

1436 2nd Street

310-393-9913 x3104

Admission: Free

Global Festival

September 26 - 28, 12pm-8pm

Visitors will be amazed as 3rd Street Promenade is transformed into a global village, where participants will experience sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fragrances from distant lands. Interactive booths display fun and educational items including clothing, pottery, artwork, artifacts, music, games, crafts and tasty samples from every continent. Enjoy live entertainment with music, dance and cultural demonstrations that will have participants dancing for joy in the streets of Santa Monica.

Looking for unique and hard to find treasures? Global vendors provide a one of a kind shopping experience with luxurious and hard to find imports at impossible to beat prices. This “must see” event will create colorful and vivid memories that will last for years to come!

1300 3rd Street

Admission: Free

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier

October 2

Music starts at 6pm; Film starts at 7:30pm

Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. Lineup includes: Frozen, Gravity, Grand Budapest Hotel and Ferris Bueller’s day Off. Special opening night movie on Thursday, October 2nd featuring a screening of Higher.

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

(310) 458-8901

Admission: Free



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

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

Noises Off

Setember 27 -October 19

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Morgan-Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd

(310) 828-7519

Admission: $20; Senior/Student $18


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