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April 13, 2015



Insomnia

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. (310) 581-5533

Hotel Casa del Mar

1910 Ocean Way

Admission: $55

The Little Mermaid

April 18 - May 17

Sunday, Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Come join us in the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale of the teenage mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. She is willing to give up her life under the sea to become a human but finds out making a deal with the sea witch can lead to trouble! This adventure is audience interactive and will have children from ages 4 to 90 singing along, cheering for the hero’s and booing for the villains! The show begins at 2pm and runs for 60 minutes. Stay after the show to meet your favorite characters! (310) 804-0223

Creating Arts Studios

3110 Pennsylvania Ave.

$15.00 General Admission

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. 310-394-0273 x322

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Admission: $10+

14th Annual Dance Media Festival

April 30 - May 5, 7:30pm

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West (DCW) presents the 14th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. Taking place at various venues in Beverly Hills (UTA Screening Room), Downtown Los Angeles (MOCA, historic Palace Theatre, REDCAT), Hollywood (historic Egyptian Theatre), Santa Monica (Aero Theatre), and Westwood (Crest Theater, UCLA) from April 30 – May 5, 2015, this multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Over 30 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance. Saturday, May 2 at The Aero Theatre will be” I Hate Dancing,” the repulsive nature of dance as told through dance. Also, showing is “American Cheerleader,” set in the competitive world of cheerleading, the journey of two high school teams vying for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship Title.

The Aero Theatre (310) 248-4944

1328 Montana Avenue

Admission: $11

INCOGNITO 2015

May 2, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

SMMoA’s legendary INCOGNITO benefit art sale returns for its eleventh year. Bringing together a breathtaking array of 700 artworks donated by local, national, and international artists ranging from emerging to acclaimed, INCOGNITO is a rare celebration of access, diversity, and discovery in contemporary art. All proceeds support the Museum’s free exhibitions and programming. SM Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Avenue, G-1

(310) 586-6488

Admission: $150+

National Children’s Chorus

May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Come to the Broad Stage and listen to the National Children’s Chorus performing 20th Century American composer’s work. Hear the young talent celebrate America through music that hilights moments of 100 years of American history.

The Broad Stage

1310 11th Street

(310) 434-3200

Santa Monica Festival

May 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Experience the 24th year of the Santa Monica Festival. Come enjoy art, culture, sustainability, food and activities perfect for all ages. There will be live dance performances, art workshops, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes and more that reflect the culture of Santa Monica. Clover Park

2600 Ocean Park Blvd

(213) 355-8511

Admission: Free

 

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