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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

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

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

Halloween Cocktail Theatre:

Zombies Edition

October 24 - 29

Wednesday, Friday, 7-10pm

Mr. Floyd, a mixologist who has created cocktails for a bevy of award shows and big events, returns to 41 Ocean Club in Santa Monica on Friday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 to make Halloween sippables, with showmanship and style. The theme of this particular Cocktail Theatre -- Mr. Floyd travels far and around presenting many iterations of his staple show -- is Zombie Apocalypse, so prepare for a side of moan with that martini. Ticket price gets you five signature cocktails and a trio of dishes from Chef Jimmy Martinez.

41 Ocean Club

1541 Ocean Ave #150

Admission: $50-$125

9th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn


October 25, 7:30pm

Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s ninth annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Movies include Creepshow, Gargoyles, The Thing, The Night of a Thousand Cats, The Deadly Spawn, Basket Case and Zombie Holocaust. Coffee courtesy of Pete’s Coffee, Monster Energy Drink courtesy of Hansen’s Beverage and prizes and giveaways courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and more.

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave

(310) 260-1528

Admission: $15-$20

California Harvest Festival on the Pier

October 25, 12pm

Leaves don’t change color in Los Angeles and sweaters are reserved for December so the transition into fall is often overlooked. A pumpkin patch pops up here and there but the city lacks an event that celebrates the season and its bountiful harvest. The Event Deck on the Santa Monica Pier is a perfect place to gather vendors from up and down California to offer seasonal dishes and drinks in a family friendly atmosphere during the day followed by an after party at night. There will be food, drinks, music and a lot of fun!

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Barbara Kraft: Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller Revisited

October 29, 7:00 p.m

Santa Monica Public Library presents Barbara Kraft: Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller Revisited.

Barbara Kraft, author of Anaïs Nin: The Last Days, discusses the lives and relationship of Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. A friend to both writers, Kraft is uniquely positioned to talk about the authors’ lives and art. Anaïs Nin, noted for her diaries and erotica, was at the height of her fame when she took on Barbara Kraft as a writing student. Quickly, the two became intimate friends at the moment when both would encounter tragedy: Nin’s terminal cancer and Kraft’s impending difficult divorce. The circumstances created an environment of interdependency. Nin, despite her failing health, supported Kraft’s writing and life decisions, and Kraft became a devoted and untiring part of Nin’s support system during her last two years of life. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Main Library’s MLK, Jr. Auditorium

601 Santa Monica Boulevard.



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

2 ACROSS: Jerry Mayer’s Smash-Hit Comedy

October 11 - 23

Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 3:30pm

Ten years after it premiered at Santa Monica Playhouse, 2 Across has been extended after its sell-out summer run, helmed by acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo and starring stage and screen personalities Kip Gilman (Bones, CSI: Miami, Mark Taper Forum’s Stuff Happens - Ovation Nomination, original production of Jerry Mayer’s 2 ACROSS) and Wendy Michaels (The Glades, America’s Most Wanted, Bachelor Party 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Jerry Mayer’s Almost Perfect). A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. She’s a bean counter; he’s a loose canon. They argue, laugh, share secrets, kiss. By the time they reach their destination and depart, the encounter has changed their lives. But will they meet again?

Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space

1211 4th Street

310-394-9779 ext.1

Gen adm: $29.50; students, teachers, seniors, military, $22.50; groups of 8 or more $18.50


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