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Guests ride on pop-up #zipline during W Hotels Costa Rica launch party at the Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. W Hotels is celebrating the opening of its newest resort in Costa Rica.

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 07:47PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Artist James Shepard from Markhan Designs paints a mural at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken on 2309 Main St., Santa Monica, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 01:17PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Tatiana Zamir and Isokan Arts Collective perform during the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium on Monday, January 21, 2019. The multi-ethnic, interfaith program — attended by hundreds of community members including local leaders and elected officials — featured Derric J. Johnson, the founding director of Crossroads Schools new Equity & Justice Institute as keynote speaker. In addition, there were performances by Tatiana Zamir and Isokan Arts Collective, 21st Street Singers of Crossroads School, and inspirational readings by local faith and community leaders.

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 04:47PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Venice Electric Light Parade

The Venice Electric Light Parade rolls along the #SantaMonica Beach Bike Path on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 06:53PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Arnold Sports Festival Pro Strongman

Strong men compete at the Santa Monica Pier during the Arnold Sports Festival Pro Strongman USA on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Martins Licis won the Strongman competition. 

The Arnold Strongman USA consists of disciplines designed to demonstrate a balanced combination of complete and extraordinary body strength.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hosted the event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit California Firefighters. Special Guests included 2018 Arnold Classic Strongman champion Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and two-time Arnold Strongman Classic champ Brian Shaw.

Created in 1977, the World's Strongest Man has become the premier event in strength athletics. For over 30 years, the strongest men on the planet have come together in a series of unique and amazing tests of strength to determine the World's Strongest Man. The competition has traveled to stunning and varied locations such as Zambia, Iceland, Mauritius, Malaysia, Morocco, China and the USA. Arnold Strongman USA

Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Year of the Pig 

Santa Monica Place commemorates the Year of the Pig with its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 2 from 2 – 6 p.m. Hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt walkers, traditional dough artist, balloon twister, classical folk music from a Chinese musical duo, New Year’s Wishing Trees and family-friendly arts and crafts for all to enjoy. New this year is the addition of popular K-pop dance group, First Bite.

Santa Monica Place is an international destination and the Lunar New Year holiday is meaningful to our local community and visitors," commented Stephanie Eglin, Senior Manager, Marketing, Santa Monica Place. "Bringing the cultural traditions of the holiday to life through activities and entertainment offers a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate." 

Santa Monica Place’s Lunar New Year celebration features a variety of free cultural activities for the whole family to experience. Patrons are invited to hang a wish on the branches of the two New Year’s Wishing Trees for a donation. The proceeds will benefit Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at UCLA. CSSA-UCLA is an officially registered on-campus organization devoted to organizing activities for Chinese student groups and promoting traditional Chinese culture on the UCLA campus.

More information about Santa Monica Place and the annual Lunar New Year celebration is available here.

Santa Monica Place is located at 395 Santa Monica PlaceSanta Monica, at Broadway and Third Street Promenade. The event will be held on level one in Center Plaza.

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 01:52PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Pier Buskers

Here is a short documentary video featuring the Santa Monica Pier buskers

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:49AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Arnold Strongman Pro World Series Santa Monica Championship

 

The Arnold Strongman Series features the strongest athletes in the world competing in a series of Professional Strongman Competitions at Arnold Classic Events in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America, South Africa and Asia. Qualifying events are held throughout the year, culminating with the Arnold Strongman Series World Championship in Columbus, Ohio. The Santa Monica Championship Competition will serve as the final qualifier for competitors attempting to compete in the World Championships in March, 2019.

2018 World Series Champion, Thor Bjornsson, better known as the Mountain from HBO’s series “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to appear as he prepares to defend his title. Three-Time World Champion and top American challenger, Brian Shaw has already qualified for the 2019 World Championships, but plans on taking the first Santa Monica Championship.

Fueled by the recent fire devastation in California, the 2019 Santa Monica Championship gives sponsors and attendees a chance to support the victims of the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Thousand Oaks and Malibu. Proceeds will be split between the Ventura County Fire Department Widows, Orphans & Assistance fund, CDF Firefighters benevolent foundation, and the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief fund.

 

Arnold Strongman Pro World Series
Santa Monica Championship
Saturday, January 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Information Here.

 

Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12:33PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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