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January 5, 2015

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.

Miss Dakota’s Gypsy Rose

January 15

Doors Open at 8:00pm; Show begins at 10:00pm

Miss Dakota’s Gypsy Rose is a full dance production that infuses Classic Burlesque with Latin, Ballet, Cabaret, and Aerial influences starring Miss Dakota along side a bevy of professional dancers, specialty acts, and surprise guests that use every inch of the venue for their stage. Gypsy Rose takes its audience for an invigorating adventure through 3 acts, each more exciting and surprising than the last, keeping guests on the edge of their seats. Not suitable for children.

Harvelle’s Blues Club

1432 4th Street (310) 467-7494

Admission: $20-$40

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

Thenardiers Inn - A Les Miserables Cabaret

January 23 - February 14

Friday, Saturday

8:00 – 10:00pm; Doors 7pm

Welcome to Thenardier’s Inn, a re-telling of the Victor Hugo Les Miserable tale put on by the man himself. Submerge yourself in the dancing, drinks, and girls of the Inn, while singing along with the classic characters and songs, in this 360 degree immersive theatrical cabaret. You will be escorted through the event by Master Thenardier, where the audience is invited to his very Inn for an intimate yet rambunctious evening where every seat is in on the action! Forget Broadway, and bring in the broads, it’s Master Thenardier’s turn! No admittance under 21, this show features adult content.

Creating Arts Studios

3110 Pennsylvania Ave.

(310) 804-0223

Admission: $15 - $30

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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