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November 10, 2014



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

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

The Holiday Shop at GRACIE

November 15 -December 23

Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Each year, the GRACIE gift shop expands for the holidays, filling to the brim with artful, one-of-a-kind gifts hand-selected by the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s retail curator. Opening day shoppers will enjoy cider, cookies, lots of good cheer, and unique gifts and items to delight the entire family. They will find unique gifts and items to delight the entire family in SMMoA’s holiday wonderland, including art objects, toys, and jewelry. All proceeds support SMMoA’s exhibitions and programs. GIVE A GIFT–GET A GIFT: This year, GRACIE is thanking our loyal patrons with a gift from us to you. In addition to enjoying our Yuletide cheer, the first 50 visitors to purchase from our exciting holiday collection will receive a goody bag filled with items we have chosen for you (limit one per customer).

Santa Monica Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Ave.

(310) 586-6488

Admission: Free

Triumph of Love

November 16, 7:00pm

Musical Theatre Guild presents a concert reading of Triumph of Love, a fusion of mistaken identity, fast-paced hilarity, confusion,romance and passion. This 1997 chamber musical based on on Marivaux’xs classic 1732 commedia dell’arate play bout Greece in the 5th century received three Drama Desk Award nominations and a Tony nomination for Betty Buckley.

Moss Theater at New Roads School

3131 W. Olympic Blvd

(818) 848-6844

Admission: $45

TechweekLA 2014

November 17 -23, All Day

Techweek’s mission is to showcase, celebrate and enable the innovation ecosystem in the great cities of America major tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley. Techweek brings together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders for a week long celebration of all things tech. Indulge in a full week of top-quality tech programming to quench your thirst for innovation. Experience all that Silicon Beach has to offer right on the Santa Monica Pier and across the most exciting office spaces in the LA area.

Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier

Admission: $50-$2500

An Evening with Anne Rice

November 19, 8:00pm

(Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

Anne Rice is the author of 32 books, including “The Wolves of Midwinter” and “The Wolf Gift.” Her first novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time.

Moss Theatre, New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd

$20 General Admission; $30 Reserved Seats

Odd Nerdum ‘Pupils of Apelles’ Gallery Exhibit

November 19 - December 5

Wednesday - Saturday, 1-6pm

Opening Reception: November 15, 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Copro Gallery presents an exhibition by master artist Odd Nerdrum with a collection of his latest works. Several of Odd Nerdrum’s students will also exhibit a collection of their current paintings inspired by time at the Nerdrum school in Norway and by legendary old masters artist Apelles. Odd Nerdrum (born April 8, 1944 in Helsingborg, Sweden), is a Norwegian figurative painter. Themes and style in Nerdrum’s work reference anecdote and narrative. His works evoke the painters Rembrandt and Caravaggio, and include still life paintings of small, everyday objects, portraits and self-portraits, and large paintings allegorical and apocalyptic in nature.

Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit T5

(310) 829-2156

Admission: Free

Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival

November 20, 6:30pm

Celebrate the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting at Santa Monica Place. The evening of Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 will mark the beginning of the holiday season. Festivities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting and Musical entertainment.

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Blvd., Center Plaza

Admission: Free

Super Hero Kids Night Out!

November 21, 6-9pm

Bricks 4 Kidz® Night Out is a high-energy evening full of LEGO® entertainment for kids ages 5-12. Parents can have their well-deserved night out and we’ll take care of all the details including feeding the kids and making sure they have a blast while learning to create, build and play with their friends! The theme of the night will be SUPER HEROES – Marvel & DC fans welcome! Join us as we build Batman’s Tumbler, Spiderman’s webslinger, play pin-the-lasso on Wonder Woman and much more. Super Hero Kidz Night Out is $50 for the first child, and $35 for each additional sibling. Fresh Brothers pizza and organic juices provided. Call us at (424) 259-1169 to receive the sibling discount.

YWCA, 2019 14th Street

(424) 259-1169

$50 per child; $35 - siblings

Mary Poppins

November 22 - December 21

Sunday and Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00PM

The winds of change blow in when Mary Poppins, nanny extraordinaire, takes a nanny job for the Banks family. While she teaches the children about compassion and understanding, she also teaches their father that quite often the most important things in life are right in front of you. Filled with song and dance, Mary, Bert and the Banks will entertain you while melting your heart. This is a Creating Arts Company Mini Musical, which is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family and will entertain adults as well as children ages 3 and up! Free Parking.

The Miles Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd

(310) 804-0223

Admission: $12-$20

Stephen Chbosky in conversation with Liz Maccie

November 22, 2pm

We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Chbosky, author, screenwriter, & director of Perks of Being a Wallflower in conversation with Liz Maccie as she introduces her debut novel Lessons I Never Learned At Meadowbrook Academy. Both authors will be signing books!

Barnes & Noble

1201 3rd Street Promenade

Admission: Free

 

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