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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Songs of Fantasy at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica

Events, mostly at the Broad Stage. Plus ice skating

 

January 6, 2020

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Songs of Fantasy at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, located at 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

 The 37th season of the Verdi Chorus continues with the Fox Singers , presented by the Verdi Chorus and the Sahm Family Foundation, in Songs of Fantasy  for one night only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on February 1, at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.verdichorus.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.

17 Border Crossings at The Broad Stage

Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, 2020 at 7:30pm

7 Border Crossings is a comical, visually surreal, sometimes harrowing, and engrossing look at the imaginary lines that divide up the world and the very real barriers they create.

 Created by and starring Thaddeus Phillips

The audience is asked to climb aboard a communist-era train from Prague to Belgrade, smuggle KFC out of Egypt, hide away in the wheel well of a transatlantic jet and bolt across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in the dead of night. With a chair, table, and bar of lights, Phillips, an award winning theater director, designer and performer magically conjures barricaded Venezuelan bridges, a rusty Croatian ferry, perilous international flights, obscure Amazonian ports, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, deportations, strip searches, illegal crossings, arbitrary passports and curious customs – a dazzling trip around the world.

Stanley Clarke Band (photo)

The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401. Parking is free

 Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm   

Prices start at $79. www.thebroadstage.org

 Hailed as "the king of Funk 'n' Roll" by the LA Herald Examiner, Clarke has attained "living legend" status during his over 40-year career. A virtuoso on both the acoustic and electric bass, he will be joined by a band of all-star musicians along with the renowned The Lyris Quartet.

Please note when referring to our venue, we are appropriately The Broad Stage (three words) and we are located in Santa Monica.  The Broad (two words) refers to the contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.

KCRW's Left, Right & Center Live!

Thursday, February 20 at 8:00pm

The Broad Stage | thebroadstage.org

KCRW's popular politics show Left, Right & Center comes to The Broad Stage on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:00pm for a live show just five days before Super Tuesday, the biggest day of primary election voting in the Presidential campaign. Left, Right & Center Live! is KCRW's acclaimed radio show/podcast for people on both sides of the political aisle, and everywhere in between.

17 Border starring Thaddeus Phillips

Tickets are now on sale at http://www.thebroadstage.org or by calling 310.434.3200

Ice at Santa Monica:

Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Skate rental and all-day admission $15, locker rentals $5.

Opens November 10, 2019, to January 20, 2020

Monday - Thursday, 2 pm - 10 pm

Friday, 2 pm - Midnight

Saturday 10 am - Midnight

Sunday 10 am - 10 pm

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