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December 22, 2014



Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson

December 28, 7pm

Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, and to celebrate the third night of Kwaanza, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one night engagment of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed 2013 NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson. Robeson – internationally renowned actor, recording artist, concert singer, football player, All-American athlete and Phi Beta Kappa Society laureate at Rutgers University, was witness to the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz/Be-bop era, the horrors of the slave trade, the shame of the Holocaust, McCarthyism, blacklists, racism and oppression. His life’s work celebrates our common humanity as he fought globally for social justice.

Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage

1211 4th Street

(310) 394-9779

General Admission $20. VIP tickets (includes select seating, a post-show Q&A and a meet ‘n’ greet with Mr. Kenyatta) $25.

The Annual All-New One-Time-Only New Year’s Eve Musical Revue!

December 31,6:00 PM and 9:30 PM

A scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet supper starts off the evening, then it’s “on with the show!” as internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights culled from 5 decades of audience favorite Santa Monica Playhouse productions. From finger-snapping 40s jazz to foot-stompin’ country rock, Jewish patter songs to romantic ballads, this show has it all! Add champagne, non-alcoholic sparkling apple juice, hats, tiaras, noisemakers, leis, streamers and special surprises and you have a not-to-be-missed New Year’s Eve celebration.

Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage

1211 4th Street

310-394-9779 ext.1

Admission: Prices Vary

Happy Birthday Marion!

January 11, 11am-2pm

On Sunday, January 11, Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The event takes place at Davies’ 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Join docents as they highlight the woman often celebrated as the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.”

Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’s famed costume parties.

Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy

(310) 458-4904

Free, reservations are recommended.

Fireside at The Miles

January 16 - February 28

Friday, Saturday. Doors 7:30pm; Show 8pm

Every Fireside Concert features a different mix of contemporary music, opera, jazz, storytelling, dance, poetry, beat boxing, a capellasinging and more. Performances take place beside the large period fireplace with an eco-log fire. Comfy couches, cozy candles, organic beverages and snacks all await you inside the historic playhouse! Comfy couches, cozy candles, organic beverages and snacks all await you inside the historic playhouse! Seating is very limited, reservations are highly recommended!

The Miles Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd

(310) 458-8634

$10 for adults; $5 for students, seniors and youth 17/under

Lei-Out Beach Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

January 17 - 18

Lei-Out is a competitive, mixed Beach Ultimate tournament taking place each January in Santa Monica, California. The tournament attracts elite players and top beach teams from all over the world but still offers a range of competition for all.

Santa Monica, California – north of Santa Monica Pier

Orchestra Santa Monica presents “Happy Birthday Amadeus”

January 18, 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate Mozart’s birthday (January 27th) early with OSM! The orchestra performs elegant early works by Mozart and concludes with his most dramatic symphony. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201 Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550.

Moss Theater, New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd

Admission: Adults $30; Seniors $25; College Students $20; K-12 Students $10

dineLA Restaurant Week

January 19 - February 1

dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event (January 19 - February 1, 2015) where local foodies and visitors to Los Angeles have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of L.A. and Santa Monica’s best restaurants.

Participating Santa Monica Restaurants & throughout Los Angeles

State of the City

January 20, 7am to 9:30am

The annual State of the City breakfast networking and educational event brings together the Santa Monica business and resident community with, city government leaders to hear the annual economic report and learn about new initiatives impacting our city. This year’s event will highlight the game changers of our community. Each year small and large business are acknowledged that have contributed to the economic success of our city while demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of our community are given City Manager, Rod Gould will speak and be recognized for his service to the community these last five years. (310) 393-9825

606 Wilshire Blvd

Admission: $40 for Members, $50 for Non-members, $10 for Seniors & Students

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015

January 29 - February 1

Fri & Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) is the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast. The annual fair presents top blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries, exhibiting dynamic recent works from their represented artists. ALAC displays a cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making and is a sophisticated yet accessible environment for all to enjoy. The weekend-long fair also offers public programs such as art talks and video screenings, included in the ticket price.

Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave

(323) 851-7530

Admission: $22-$60

 

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