March 23, 2015
Roga at the Pier
February 21 - March 28
Saturday, 8am Run, 9am Yoga
Need a little help getting back in shape this Spring? ROGA is back! FREE Run + Yoga class on Saturday mornings with the best views in town. You can join either class or both, in an inclusive no-judgment environment with some of Santa Monica’s best instructors.
West end of the Santa Monica Pier Admission: Free
Next to Normal
March 7 - April 4
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Next to Normal tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
2627 Pico Blvd
Premium Seating - Adults $30, Students/Seniors $25; General Admission - Adults $25, Students/Seniors $20
April 3 - 4, 8:00 PM
Father and Son. Love. Life. Betrayal. Deception. A boy’s tortured desire to discover his mother’s guarded secret, and his father’s struggle to save his son’s life even though the revelation might cost him his own. A brilliant and startling testament to the human condition, Father, Father delves into a whirlwind of universal emotions, and is awash with suspense and heart pounding intensity. Its edge of the seat pace and explosive ending will leave audiences breathless and in a state of shock for a long time to come. There will be a reception with the cast following the April 3rd performance
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage
1211 4th Street
Easter Weekend Enchanted
Fairytale Interactive Theater
April 4 - 5,10:30am & 1pm
Interactive story-telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, enactment of an Easter Bunny fairytale, theatre games, refreshments and special surprise gifts make this delightful Santa Monica Playhouse special event a wonderful Easter weekend event for kids ages 4 to 10 and their adult companions. Enchanted Fairytale interactive theatre is just the thing to give kids the chance to make new friends, improvise, make handicrafts, sing, dance, and act out the story, working with members of Actors’ Repertory Theatre, Santa Monica’s professional acting company, as they take the stage for 90 minutes of pure theatre fun. Hosted by the gaily costumed Enchanted Fairytale Players, these events only take place a few times during the year, so make your reservations right away. Space is extremely limited and reservations are a must.
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
$15 for kids 4 to 10; Adults $5 each
West Coast Spike Ball
April 4,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come enjoy spring on the Santa Monica Beach with a Spikeball tournament. See the best teams of the West battle it out on the beach to advance in the tournament series. Have an opportunity to watch a competitive sport with your friends and family in arguably one of the best beaches on the West Coast.
Santa Monica Beach (North)
Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival
April 10 - 12, 9am
3 days of screenings, parties & artist programs that celebrates independent filmmaking. A major festival for independent film. The cinema at the edge in Santa Monica, CA is one of the “Top 10 destination film festivals in the world,” It screens over 60 films, mostly by new filmmakers and rising stars. Come and join this Los Angeles film festival. Films competing in narrative feature, documentary & short film categories will be eligible for Jury and Audience awards in which winners will have the opportunity to screen their film for industry professionals working in international film production & distribution. Winners of the jury & audience awards in each category will be considered for acquisition by industry professionals working in international film distribution. Great chance to gain exposure & additional opportunities for global distribution.
Edgemar Center of the Arts
2437 Main St.
Admission: $10 - $100
Otis College Kites Festival
April 11,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join world renowed kite artists at The Otis College of Art and Design’s 4th annual Kite Festival and receive a free kite. Enjoy a day filled with building, flying and exhibitions on the Santa Monica Beach.
April 12 - 26
Sunday, 5:30 PM
Join modern conjuror Derek Hughes in a private suite at the illustrious Hotel Casa Del Mar for his mind blowing new work: INSOMNIA! Loosely inspired by the short fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. INSOMNIA is a comedy and magic experience that explores the line between waking and dreaming. Ticket includes show admission & valet parking.
Hotel Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Sustainable Quality Awards
April 16, 11 am - 2 pm
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works come together for the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA). Winners are honored during a special luncheon award presentation. Each year, the SQA recognizes Santa Monica businesses that have successfully incorporated sustainable practices into their operations. The SQAs are intended to educate and inspire local businesses to adopt sustainable practices and support Santa Monica as a sustainable community. The SQA has recognized over 125 businesses since the program launched in 1995.
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Blvd.
$10 (Student), $50 (Members), $65 (Non Members)
Dutch King’s Celebration
April 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Experience the traditional day that the Kingdom of the Neverlands celebrates its king. Become a part of the orange craze while enjoying Dutch & Indonesian food, sourvenirs, arts and crafts while on the scenic Santa Monica Pier.
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier