July 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get on your feet as Hollywoodbased Big Bang Television performs up-tempo, garage pop tunes at the Skirball. Guitarist Starr Scesniak and drummer Erik Shveima formed Big Bang Television in 2001, when the two lived in the same sun-drenched, notably neglected, 1960s-era apartment building in Hollywood. Mike Pepin, a regular at their Friday night jam sessions, joined the band soon after, and their hig...
July 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture are proud to present internationally renowned cellist Charles Curtis at the R.M. Schindler House on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5pm. Hailed by ArtForum as “one of the great cellists … spellbinding and minimal,” Curtis will perform the Los Angeles premiere of a new work by Tash...
July 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit artists Cara Barer, Heather Carisch, James Lecce, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Maureen McQuillan, Kristina Quinones, and Randall Stoltzfus in the group exhibition, SPECTRUM. The exhibition will be on view from July 26 through October 29, 2016, with a public reception on Saturday, July 30th, from 5-8 p.m. SPECTRUM brings together seven artists from across the c...
July 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Like the old story about fiddling while Rome burns, sometimes the only logical response to existential fears is just to dance. From poetic walks through the crisis of darkness to the undertaking of rituals to stave it off, these artists are not afraid to shine a light into the shadows — whether that light is a devotional candle or a neon strobe. GALLERY OPENING: July 30, 2016 EXHIBITION: 7/27 – 8...
July 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
By popular demand, the Battleship IOWA barbershop will once again open and hair will be hitting the deck. Thats right the actual ships barbershop that serviced generations of sailors and even trimmed up the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush will be open for business. A-BarberShop from Long Beach will be cutting hair. There will be special promotional products available from our...
July 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Old Jews Telling Jokes The hit New York comedy comes to Santa Monica in this outrageous evening of jokes, songs, hysterical routines and one-liners sure to triple you over with laughter! This is not a Cinematheque event. For more info, go to http://playhouseinfo.com/aerotheatre/...
July 31 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Obon is a Buddhist observance that was originally observed in Mahayana Buddhist countries, including China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Obon season is a time to express our gratitude to loved ones who have passed on before us. Without them, we would not be who we are today, due to the basic tenet of interdependence. We would not be where we are and we would not be able to do the things we do to enj...
August 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger’s when he falls in love? What happens to a straight-A student who is being sexually molested? All these characters and others confide to the psychoth...
August 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger’s when he falls in love? What happens to a straight-A student who is being sexually molested? All these characters and others confide to the psychotherapist who sees them at their urban high school. Through each of their monologues, the audience becomes the silent confidant – and well a...
August 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Winning the BEST PLAY Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, “A RAISIN IN THE SUN” made history when it opened in 1959. The setting is the Younger household in the Washington Park Subdivis...
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