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October 27, 2014

Three Naughty Nights of Halloween

October 29 - 31

Celebrate Halloween not one night, but three! Come once, twice or every night for Wicked Brew Specials! There will be DJs all three nights. Priority entry with costume.

Circle Bar

2926 Main St

Shakespeare’s Wronged Women

October 30, 9:00 PM

A trauma therapy session involving Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, Juliet Capulet, Ophelia, Titania? Director Stewart McGill’s new staging blends powerful dramatic encounters, movement and sound as the women relive their experiences and share their journeys. Across Shakespeare’s plays women are often the victims, pawns and mysterious figures. Will Shakespeare’s Wronged Women discover whether they are as wronged as perceived? Part of the Santa Monica Playhouse 2015 “Hands Across the Sea Free Festival of Theatre celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday, “Shakespeare’s Wronged Women” features England’s renowned Playbox Theatre and the Shakespeare Young Company. Suitable for ages 11 to adult.

The Miles Memorial Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Boulevard

310-394-9779 ext.1

Admission: Free

Westside Comedy’s Halloween Party

October 30, 8:00 PM

Join us for a free Halloween Comedy Show. Come dressed to impress in your best Halloween costume to get a chance to win a great prize. Unlike other comedy clubs, there is no drink minimum and there is a wide variety of wine and beer available. There will be a haunted green room, costume party and karaoke from 9pm to midnight!

M.i. Westside Comedy Theater

1323 3rd Street Promenade

Admission: Free

Half-assed Halloween Bash

October 31, 9:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween at The Craftsman! There will be drink specials, house made moonshine, scary movies on the big screen, a live band and contest for best and sexiest costumes. No cover!

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

119 Broadway

Admission: Free

Halloween Bash

October 31, 9:00 PM

Don’t miss our annual Halloween Bash, Friday October 31st at 9pm. Join us for live music, drink specials, our epic costume contest and much more!

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

119 Broadway

Day of the Dead

November 1, 11am-3pm

Join us for a traditional Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), where family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones that have passed. The event focuses on the traditions that make up this celebration of life and death. There are a vareity of ways participants can discover the philosophy and history of the day inlcuding an opening procession led by Ketzaliztli dancers, a workshop to create offerings of marigold coronitas (crowns) and papel picado (perforated paper) for loved ones who have passed, self -guided tours of the cemetery that explore the history of local famous people, a documentary on how a small town in Mexico prepares for the holiday, a traditional Nahuatl ceremonial blessing and musicians performing throughout the cemetery to honor those who have passed. There will be free admission, bike valet and parking.

Woodlawn Cemetery

1847 14th Street

Admission: Free

Winterlit in Downtown

Santa Monica

November 1 - January 22

Various dates and times

Every year Santa Monica hosts a series of holiday events and activities that light up Downtown, bringing a festive holiday spirit to this idyllic seaside city. In fact, we’ve managed to engineer some true holiday magic, turning a busy urban corner into a magical winter wonderland with the annual ICE at Santa Monica skating rink, open November 1 through January 22. More Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade

(310) 393-8355

Neil Young Special Deluxe Exibit at Robert Berman Gallery

November 4 - 29, 11am – 6pm

Tuesday - Saturday

Robert Berman Gallery is pleased to present Special Deluxe a series of unique watercolor paintings and prints by Neil Young. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Young’s recent book release: Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars. Throughout Special Deluxe vehicles serve as central characters and are illustrated throughout the pages of the text. The unique watercolors as created by Young will be on exhibit through the month of November 2014 with a reception with the Artist on Monday November 3, 2014 from 7-9pm.

Robert Berman Gallery

(310) 315-1937

Santa Monica Film Festival

November 4 - 12

Santa Monica International Film Festival is one of the premier showcases for U.S. and international independent film, held in and around Santa Monica, California. Presenting dramatic and documentary films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances, cutting-edge media installations, engaging community and student programs, the Festival brings together today’s risk-taking storytellers with the audience.

Locations Vary

GLO 2014

November 6 - 9

Thurs-Sat 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM

After 12 years in New York and Philadelphia, Green Light Productions has relocated to Los Angeles. Green Light is dedicated to producing and developing new plays by women. For its first West Coast production - GLO (Green Light One-Acts) - it accepted submissions from only Los Angeles-based women playwrights. The response was overwhelming and after a careful selection process, four plays were selected that are not only incredibly well-written but also funny, powerful, sharp and entertaining.

The Miles Memorial Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd

(215) 681-0211

$15 general $10 students/seniors

SMCHS Performing Arts Presents: “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”

November 7 - 15, 7 pm

Friday, Saturday

The Saint Monica Catholic High School Performing Arts Department is proud to present this Hilarious Romantic Comedy from Alfred Uhry, author of the acclaimed “Driving Miss Daisy”. Tickets available at the door. Parking entrance is on California Avenue.

Saint Monica Cantwell Auditorium, 1039 7th Street, 90403

Admission: $10-15

2014 Los Angeles CureSearch Walk

November 8

Registration 8am

Opening Ceremony 9am

Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Los Angeles area who have been affected by children’s cancer. This very special day will include music, food, and fun activities for the entire family!

Crescent Bay Park2000 Ocean Ave

Pacifico Show

November 8, 10am-4pm

Historic J is pleased to announce the introduction of our first Southern California event, Pacifico. Set at the iconic Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, attendees will be able to enjoy a day of Japanese classic cars right on the ocean with beautiful weather, great music, delicious food, and classic car shop vendors.

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Admission: $10 General Admission


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