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EVENTS CALENDAR

 

September 29, 2014



Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier

October 3 - 24, Fridays

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

Peace Makers Party

October 5, 1-4pm

In Observance of October 2nd, International Day of Nonviolence, Common Peace & Globalizm.org invite you to a Peace Makers Party! Free street parking and parking in nearby city structures. Music for World Peace Presented by Kamini and Band Vocals: Kamini Natarajanand Anupama Damodaran Tabla: Saheb Singh Oud and Bass: Owen Green. Dress up as your favorite peace maker! Games, Prizes, Snacks and more. This is a fun event for adults and children.

Christine Emerson Reed Park

7th St (@Wilshire)

(310) 773-7580

By Donation; Music CDs available for sale

How Google Works: An Evening with Eric Schmidt

October 7, 8:00pm

(Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company. The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers, and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub “smart creatives.”

Moss Theatre

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd

$20 General Admission; $30 Reserved Seats

Snow Leopard’s Den Comedy Show

Oct 10th 8pm, Sold Out!

Oct 11th & 12th 3pm & 8pm

Funland Comedy Ensemble presents:

A Finnish-American comedy show about a man in the middle of a global communication privacy scandal. Snow Leopard’s Den is a story about a man, Edwin Snorden, who releases details about how the NSA has been spying both in the United States and overseas. Nothing can be trusted to be what it appears to be - less than ever before. There is hence no room for any character, agency, or world leader to escape from being mocked at. The play is fun, witty, touching and frighteningly in pace with tomorrow’s headlines.

Promenade Playhouse

1404 3rd Street Promenade

Admission: $20

Absolutely Halloween: A Magical, Mysterious, Musical

October 11 - 26

Saturdays at 2:00pm

Sundays at 12:30

It’s the classic family theatre Halloween musical for Kids 2 to 102 – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steffy, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller happily save Halloween for one more year. As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future family theatre show and every child’s admission includes a free wand – use it to help the magical spells during the show and save Halloween!!

Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street

310-394-9779 ext.2

Admission: Prices Vary

Ate9 Dance Company Presents “Mouth to Mouth”

October 11th 8:30pm

October 12th 4:00pm

World-renowned Dancer/Choreographer Danielle Agami and Ate9 Dance Company presents “Mouth to Mouth,” a wildly entertaining and mesmerizing dance performance.”Mouth to Mouth” is a performance about human exchange, a social experiment in the comfort of intimacy, the need to communicate, and deep-seated desire to connect. Originally based on a set of dialogs, this amusingly abstract dance performance focuses on conversations based on everyday interactions between one and his surroundings, taking the audience on an interpretive journey set to an original score by Los Angeles-based composer Jodie Landau.

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater

3131 Olympic Boulevard

$35 General; $25 Student

Resonate Church

Weekly on Sunday, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Beginning October 12

Mark your calendars now for Resonate’s weekly launch at Santa Monica’s unique arts destination! Join with us as we begin our inaugural series: “Create: The Life You’re Intended to Live.” There will be local musicians, visual artists and an interactive art element.

Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Building I

Admission: Free

WestEdge Design Fair

October 16 - 19

Thursday Trade & press 2-6pm and Opening Party 6:30-10pm

Friday 11am-7pm

Saturday 11am-6pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

WestEdge is a four-day event that offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed to engage, entertain and inspire. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events.

Home to internationally renowned museums, leading design schools, hundreds of manufacturing brands, and a prodigious number of leading architecture and design firms, we can’t think of a better place to celebrate progressive, contemporary design than in Southern California.

Barker Hangar

3021 Airport Ave

(310) 288-0077

$20 Advance; $25 at Door

ON-GOING

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

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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