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  • 'Comedy Night at the Odyssey' continues on third Thursday of every month


    See some of the best comics in the country drop by and perform at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's "Comedy Night at the Odyssey" series, curated by writer, actor, and comedian Kevin Flynn, on the third Thursday of every month. WHEN: • Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Odyssey Theatre 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90025 PARKING: FREE in the on-site parking lot TICKETS: $30 (includes one...

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents '2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More'

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    LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2024) - Amid the current surge of antisemitism on campuses, online, and on streets worldwide, supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will come together with new resolve as it presents the "2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More" on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Western Region Tribute Dinner will honor Helen Mirren, via a prerecorded montage and acceptance speech, and Moses Libitzky, in person, during...

  • Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Hosts Easter Celebration on the Promenade


    Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.) is pleased to announce the return of its Easter Celebration on Sunday, March 24, from noon to 4 p.m. along the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade. The family-friendly event includes free photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, live children's music and entertainment, face painting, balloon twisters, arts and crafts, engaging games and more. The celebration kicks off with free photos with the Easter Bunny, with the first 200 kids receiving a speci...

  • Solo Exhibition by Renowned Artist Shepard Fairey Opens at ReflectSpace Gallery


    Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present "Peace is Radical," a solo exhibition by renowned street artist and activist, Shepard Fairey. The exhibition will be on view from January 20, 2024 through April 14, 2024 at the ReflectSpace Gallery, inside Glendale Central Library. "Peace is Radical" features works addressing a range of topics, including creative empowerment, the importance of democracy, race and gender equality, environmental justice, and, of...

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Spotlights Celebrated Pianist Marc-André Hamelin on All-French Program Curated by LACO Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer, Program Wraps Orchestra's Chamber Series with Piano Works by Boulanger and Franck and Sonatas by Debussy and Leclair


    Virtuosic pianist Marc-André Hamelin, "a performer of near-superhuman technical prowess" (The New York Times), headlines the final program of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's engaging Chamber Series, curated by Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer, on Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, and Sunday, March 3, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Hamelin performs Boulanger's post-impressionist Three...

  • Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Come to the Santa Monica Pier March 1 to March 3, 2024

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    The inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival will land on the Santa Monica Pier for three days of food and wine festivities March 1st - March 3rd during the art festival Frieze Week Los Angeles which takes place February 26th - March 3rd. The festival will feature a mix of high-profile culinary and beverage talent, favorite local restaurants, and cultural initiatives with a lineup of 90 participating chefs. Participating restaurants include award-winning Neapolitan pizza restaurant...

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    Camerata Pacifica Presents West Coast Recital Debut of Berlin Philharmonic Solo Flute Sébastian Jacot in Compelling Program of Solo and Duet Works with Pianist Irina Zahharenkova February 11-16, 2024


    Camerata Pacifica presents the highly anticipated West Coast recital debut of Berlin Philharmonic Solo Flute Sébastian Jacot, hailed as a "rockstar" flutist, on a diverse and compelling program of solo and duet works with award-winning Camerata Pacifica Principal Pianist Irina Zahharenkova, noted for her "breathtaking technique" (France's La Revue du Spectacle). They perform Sunday, February 11, 3 p.m., at Janet and Ray Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks; Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., at The...

  • Celebrate the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival


    There's no better place to explore the wonders of space than from one of the darkest locations in the United States. Join scientists and park rangers to learn about the cosmos and how Death Valley National Park has been used as an analog for the exploration of distant worlds during the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival March 1-3, 2024. Death Valley National Park is one of only eight (8) designated "gold tier" International Dark Sky Parks in the country where stargazers can see the Milky Way with...

  • Santa Monica Place Rings in the Year of the Dragon with Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 17


    Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors and shoppers to ring in the Year of the Dragon with its free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17, 2024, hosted by comedian Paul "PK" Kim. Santa Monica Place's annual Lunar New Year programming returns this year with traditional Chinese lion dance performances, balloon and dough artists and the enchanting cherry blossom Wishing Trees where well-wishers will hang their hopes for prosperity and renewal in the new year. Overhead red and gold...

  • Theatricum Botanicum 2024 summer season will pack a lighthearted punch


    We all need a laugh these days, and audiences will find more than one at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in 2024 - along with a welcome respite from city life at the company's spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in Topanga. Get ready for a summer-long season of romance, comedy, music and a sprinkle of fairy dust, all presented with a sideways wink at current events. Magic will abound as the wooded Theatricum stage transforms alternately into the captivating countryside of Bohemia (The...

  • Curated Evenings of Poetry and Music Continue Winter Programming CAP UCLA's Nimoy Theater


    UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents singer-songwriter India Carney who curates and performs in a two-night celebration of music titled Riding the Rollercoaster: An Artist's Life in Los Angeles at The Nimoy on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 at 8 pm. Then, Grammy-winning spoken word artist J. Ivy returns to host the continuation of the Poetry Uncut Series: Part III at The Nimoy featuring performances from Def Sound and Sunni Patterson on Saturday, February...

  • Burger King Celebrates Million Dollar Whopper Contest with Immersive "Whopper World" Pop-Up Experience in Santa Monica


    Today, Burger King announced the first-ever Million Dollar Whopper Contest that allows Guests to submit their dream Whopper creation for the chance at winning $1 million. And, we want you to create your own one-of-a-kind Whopper at the immersive Million Dollar Whopper World pop-up! The event will feature photo-op installations, interactive games, free prizes*, music and entertainment. Additionally, Guests can build and taste their own custom Million Dollar Whopper using an array of premium...

  • CicLAvia Kicks off 2024 with its 50th Event! CicLAvia – Melrose


    CicLAvia – Melrose On Sunday, February 25; between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CicLAvia will celebrate its 50th car-free open streets event since 2010 of catalyzing vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia – Melrose connects Fairfax and Vermont Avenues, welcoming everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy this 4-mile pop-up park for the day with one's favorite people-powered way, whether that's walking, jogging, biking, roller skating, skating, or...

  • Events at The Odyssey For January 2024


    Here are some events at the Odyssey next week, so be sure to add them to your calendar. Jan. 19 - 21: Dance at the Odyssey presents Archetype World premiere of Archetype, featuring choreography by Lily Chumas, Sadie Guthrie, Mekinna Knight, Nia Mason, Iyana Monet, Robby Olmos, Madi Ostratch and Olivia Vannucci. What do Jung's theories about archetypes in human behavior and the discography of Sinéad O'Connor have in common? Director/choreographer Lily Chumas explores the various stages of life...

  • Solo Exhibition by Renowned Artist Shepard Fairey Opens at ReflectSpace Gallery


    Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present "Peace is Radical," a solo exhibition by renowned street artist and activist, Shepard Fairey. The exhibition will be on view from January 20, 2024, through April 14, 2024, at the ReflectSpace Gallery inside Glendale Central Library. "Peace is Radical" features works addressing a range of topics, including creative empowerment, the importance of democracy, race and gender equality, environmental justice, and, of co...

  • Christmas Brunch and Dinner at The Georgian in Santa Monica


    A California Christmas is best enjoyed by the beach. Views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Pier can be taken in from the Restaurant at The Georgian. On Christmas Day, prepared and curated by Executive Chef David Almany, The Georgian will feature brunch service from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM and dinner from 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Learn more about The Georgian Hotel restaurants and their new treasure "Spaghetti Sundays" HERE:

  • Four Seasons Hotel LA at Beverly Hills Brings the Ultimate Après Ski Holiday Experience

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    The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is so festive this time of year, filled with floor-to-ceiling bedazzled Christmas trees adorned with velvet bows and gold and silver grand ornament balls lining the entrance. Find the elegant menorah setting and admire the dripping red poinsettia blooms cascading like waterfalls. Just walking through the lobby will ignite the holiday cheer – the perfect place for a photo shoot with memorable winter backdrops. Visit this glamorous urban oasis...

  • Experience the Holidays at Santa Monica Place


    From photos with Santa to one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors to join the festivities throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of special entertainment throughout December at the center and take in the iconic 50-foot Christmas tree and festive décor in Center Plaza. Holiday happenings include: * Photos with Santa | Through December 24 | Snap a photo with Santa at Santa's House in Center Plaza. Visit for Santa's...

  • Ice at Santa Monica Ice Rink for Netflix Family Nights


    This year's Ice at Santa Monica, presented by Netflix ice skating rink, has once again transformed the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland, bringing a touch of holiday magic to the beachside community. Now open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Monday, January 15, 2024. Beginning November 24, guests can visit the Ice at Santa Monica ice rink for Netflix Family Nights...

  • It's The Beatles! It's Christmas! It's Open Fist Theatre Company's 'BOTH: A Hard Day's Silent Night'


    It's The Beatles! It's the Christmas story! It's BOTH! Celebrate the holidays with Both: A Hard Day's Silent Night, Open Fist Theatre Company's annual holiday charity concert spectacular. A rockin' choir and a swinging live band spread peace and joy, telling the Christmas story through effervescent Gospel arrangements of Beatles songs. Proceeds benefit Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), giving underserved kids an equal chance to succeed through a comprehensive array of after-school academic, arts,...

  • Decades Presents 100 Years of Style at The Georgian Vintage expert, Cameron Silver curates a century of fashion for a weekend-long pop-up at the iconic Santa Monica hotel


    The Georgian Hotel is pleased to partner with Cameron Silver to introduce Decades to Santa Monica. The weekend-long pop-up, taking place from 8th until 10th December, at the recently restored Georgian hotel will feature a unique selection of designer vintage and archival fashion artfully curated by Decades' founder, Cameron Silver. The property will welcome the public and hotel guests alike to immerse themselves in the allure of the past ten decades. Fashion icon Cameron Silver will share a...

  • Save Legs. Change Lives. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Event on Saturday, November 11


    One serious type of cardiovascular disease that often goes underdiagnosed and underrated is peripheral artery disease (PAD), which, if left untreated, can lead to serious events, including heart attack, stroke, and acute limb ischemia and is a leading cause of amputations in the U.S. This common condition causes blood vessels to narrow, thereby reducing blood flow to the limbs, most often the legs. In Los Angeles, ZIP codes that have a Black population of more than 50% see a high amputation...

  • Town Hall Organized by Santa Monica Coalition Promises to Provide the Real Scoop on Crime and Public Safety- POSTPONED

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    UPDATE: POSTPONED The Santa Monica Coalition has organized a Safety Town Hall. Come join us: Thursday, October 26, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Listen to our panelists, experts in their fields, discuss the current public safety challenges in Santa Monica as well as offer their solutions on how we can make Santa Monica safe again. We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall. Please share this flyer with your neighbors and friends. Everyone is welcome....

  • Pop-up Veterinarians Will Look at Your Pet for Free at Morgan Park in Baldwin Park on October 22

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    The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) in partnership with the City of Baldwin Park, invites the public to bring their furry friends to a special Vet @ The Park event on Sunday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morgan Park for free veterinarian services and more. The event, also supported by the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, will feature a pop-up veterinarian clinic offering a wide range of free services to Baldwin...

  • Experience an Earthquake Via California Office of Emergency Services' Tour Bus


    MATHER, CA – Building upon California's first-in-the-nation earthquake early warning system, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is launching a statewide, seven-stop tour beginning this week as part of the Great California ShakeOut. The tour will bring a shake simulator capable of replicating a 7.0 magnitude earthquake to cities across the state, where first responders will provide life-saving earthquake preparedness tips. "California has long led the nation in...

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