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National Canned Food Month

DoorDash is breaking a Guinness World Records for the largest-ever mosaic made of canned goods. All canned goods will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in support of National Canned Food Month.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 03:33PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

SMPD MOTORS

Santa Monica Police Department Motor Officers maneuver through a cone pattern course at Santa Monica Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 09:34AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Lion Dance

A Lion Dancer performs during the Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place, Saturday, February 16, 2019. #SantaMonicaPlace

Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 06:44PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Lunar New Year

The Korean Fan Dancers and the Lion Dancers perform during the Lunar New Year Celebration at #SantaMonicaPlace Santa Monica Place

Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 06:03PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica College Emeritus Concert Band

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a free performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. The performance will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, located at 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

The free concert – sure to please an audience of all ages – will feature as guest conductor Venice High School Director of Instrumental Music David W. Lee, and includes an eclectic mix of music with performances by members of the Venice High School and Narbonne High School Bands.

Ample free parking will be available on the premises. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

“The SMC Emeritus Concert Band is always topnotch entertainment for your Sunday afternoon,” said Dr. Scott C. Silverman, Associate Dean of SMC Emeritus. “It will be a great time, so bring your friends and family.”

SMC’s Emeritus Concert Band is made up of musicians of a wide age range. The variety of musical and life experience that each band member brings to the group fuels an environment of ongoing inspiration. New members are always welcome. Information on how to join is available by calling 310-434-4306.

The Concert Band has thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. The 60-member band is part of Santa Monica College’s acclaimed Emeritus program, established in 1975 to offer free classes and special programs to older adults.

More information is available at www.smc.edu/emeritus or by calling 310-434-4306.  An accommodation due to a disability to participate in any SMC events can be arranged by contacting Stephanie Schlatter at schlatter_stephanie@smc.edu or 310-434-4313 at least 5 business days in advance.

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 07:08AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Vicente Chamber Orchestra

The Vicente Chamber Orchestra begins its 2019 Concert Season with Boston based cellist Carol Ou in a performance of Robert Schumann's beloved cello concerto in A minor.  A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou has warmed the hearts of audiences with her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and her “wonderfully pure cello tone and incisive technique.” (The Strad)  A founding member of the Buswell- Ou Duo and a former member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, Ms. Ou’s solo and chamber music concerts have taken her to prestigious concert venues across the globe.

The program also includes Franz Schubert's Symphony no. 4 in C minor, the Tragic. After the concert, mingle with members of the orchestra, Carol Ou and other guests at our reception.   

Saturday, March 9, 4:00 PM

Santa Monica First Presbyterian Church

Tickets available at www.vincentechamberorchestra.com : $10 to $22.50 

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 01:25PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Elks Lodge 906 Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation 

Highlights from the Santa Monica Elks Lodge 906 Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE; also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks) is an American fraternal order founded in 1868 originally as a social club in New York City. The Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 06:13AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

ZIPLINE

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