Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Honey Whiskey Trio & Bruns Collective at Miles Playhouse in Reed Park

Spoken Legacies, a Poetry Workshop with Natalie Patterson; Our Family History, a talk about archiving with Carolyne Edwards and Arianne Edmonds 

Bruns Collective with singer Kevin Baché

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 pm

Lead by drummer Jason Bruns this 8-piece ensemble boasts a virtuosic 3-piece horn section, a highly versatile rhythm section, and powerful lead vocals by singer Kevín Baché [bah-shay]. Their music, while rooted in the jazz tradition, is influenced by a variety of genres. They recently concluded their second japan tour and closed out the "Jazz at LACMA" 2019 season. Their last two albums charted in the Top-10 and aired on 300+ radio stations including K-JAZZ.

Voices Only - An Evening of a Capella

Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 PM

Host Tom Keyes returns to Fireside bringing three eclectic all-vocal groups to perform for us. Frequency, Turnstyle and Fireside favorites the Honey Whiskey Trio (pictured). Miles Memorial Playhouse is at 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403 Spoken Legacies, a Poetry Workshop with Natalie Patterson

Saturday January 18, 3:00-5:30 p.m. 

Santa Monica Main Library, Multipurpose Room 

Natalie Patterson, an award-winning poet and teaching artist, guides participants through collective and individual exercises that explore the importance of remembrance and legacy through words. Participants can choose to bring family photos to inspire their words, and are invited to support the performance of the group-created poem at the annual Greens Festival at Virginia Avenue Park on 2/29/20.

Our Family History, a talk about archiving with Carolyne Edwards and Arianne Edmonds 

Saturday, January 25, 3-4:30 p.m. 

Location: Santa Monica Main Library, Multipurpose Room 

Carolyne Edwards, a Santa Monica native who launched the Quinn Research Center, and Arianne Edmonds, a fifth generation Angeleno and founder of the JL Edmonds project, will share their personal journeys with family archives. Topics include the oral and written histories of African Americans in Santa Monica and how everyone can preserve their legacy. 

Fairview Branch Library presents Pajama Story Time with Officer Noell Grant

Listen to stories and learn what police officers do at this special pajama story time with Santa Monica Police Department officer Noell Grant at the Fairview Library on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  Craft to follow.  This free, 45-minute program is for families and will be held in Fairview's Community Room.    


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