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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

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

Pippi Longstocking and the Pirate Adventure

May 9 - June 7

Sunday, Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00PM

What happens when the worlds strongest girl, Pippi Longstocking and her father set sail on the seven seas? Why, an interactive, sea-fairing pirate adventure like no-other! With the help of her faithful friends, Lila Guben, Mr. Nelson and You, Pippi must find a way to hide her secret treasure map and save her entire ship from greedy pirates! Climb aboard for this non-stop, action packed fun show that is perfect for ages three and up and the entire family! This show is a Creating Arts Company original Pint Sized play and is an Interactive-Cinamatic-Theatrical-Experience that engages the audience like no other. Children and families are encouraged to participate at times and at other times listen and learn.

Creating Arts Studios

3110 Pennsylvania Ave.

(310) 804-0223

Admission: $15

Eat|See|Hear Presents: Beverly Hills Cop Outdoor Movie Event

May 16

Doors 5:30pm

Movie Starts 8:30pm

Eat|See|Hear, a premier LA outdoor movie series presented by SHOWTIME, will be showing Beverly Hills Cop at santa monica high school. The event will also include live music beforehand and the following food trucks: Foodism, Sista Soul Food, Asian Cravings, Postcards CAS, Wings N Waffles, Boba Ni Taco, Kimbobrex, Carolina Meat Co, Sweet E’s, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss.

Santa Monica High School

601 Pico Blvd

$12 advance

$14 at the door


May 16, 7pm

HUSHconcerts (formerly known as Silent Frisco) is back with its incredible monthly concerts on the west end of Santa Monica Pier. The shows start at 7pm in time for the sunset over the ocean. Hear some of Southern California’s finest DJs playing to the world’s most spectacular backdrop.

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Admission: $10.00 - $40.00

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

June 6, 6:00 am - 7, 6:30 pm

The Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival celebrates surfing, paddleboarding, and lifegaurd history with paddleboard and swim races and an exciting festival. Come particpate in the races or just observe at the Santa Monica Pier with friends or family. There will be a pop-up museum of historic surfboards, paddleboards and memorabilia. Have an opportunity to meet surf legends and watch live music and board demonstrations throughout the day. Lastly, cool down with a Beer Garden hosted by Sierra Nevada or the Rum Lounge sponsored by Tommy Bahama. Expereince Santa Monica beach culture at its finest during the summer with this exciting event.

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica

Cost: $10+

(310) 458-8900

10th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

Starts June 6th

The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is an interdepartmental initiative between the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, the Santa Monica Public Library, the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center, Office of Sustainability & Environment and City TV. Its purpose is to showcase and provide an outlet for the creative talents of teen filmmakers, as well as encourage youth to use the art of filmmaking as a form of creative expression and commentary on the world in which they live. Although the festival is open to films by teens from around the globe, the public screenings take place in Santa Monica. You do not need to be present at screenings to win an award.

Times vary. Check website for more information.

1130 Lincoln Blvd

Santa Monica, CA

(310) 458-8634


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