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Arts, Lit, Music, Theatre

Meet ‘Gilligan’s’ Mary Ann

As TV viewers celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” this fall, the Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to welcome the show’s very own Mary Ann, Dawn Wells, for an author talk. Wells discusses her new book “What Would …

Food & Drinks

Crafty Cocktails Part 2

Earlier this month we featured the new Downtown cocktail bar Brilliantshine on Wilshire Boulevard. Continuing with the cocktail trend, here are three from Downtown Santa Monica restaurants that you should check out. Try making them at home and share your …

Fun Events

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is coming to town this Thursday and he’s bringing his dancing elves and some snow straight from the North Pole.  The jolly one and his little round belly will be on hand Thursday, November 20, at 6 p.m. …

Miscellany

Discover Your Inner Mind

You’re stressed. I can tell. But who isn’t these days? You’re worried about money. Perhaps it’s your job or a volatile relationship. Maybe it’s that hellish commute. There’s no shortage of troubling topics that get our hearts pounding, palms sweating …

Arts, Lit, Music, Theatre

How to be an Artist in Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division hosts its first Artist Resource Fair this Saturday, November 15th. Open to all artists, the fair offers workshops and information about ways to live and work as an artist in Santa Monica, …

Food & Drinks

IT’SUGAR: Putting Willy Wonka To Shame

Have a sweet tooth and a ridiculous need for a 15-pound Gummy Bear? How about beer-flavored Jelly Beans or a Jawbreaker that will literally break your jaw? You can find it all at IT’SUGAR, Third Street Promenade’s version of Willy …

Celebrating the Civic Auditorium’s Legacy

The Santa Monica History Museum is debuting an exhibit that highlights and celebrates the performances at the landmark Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, whose future is in limbo as the Santa Monica City Council struggles to find funding for much-needed upgrades. …

Curtain raised on American Film Market

The curtain has raised on the 35th annual American Film Market, the largest tradeshow for independent filmmakers and distributors. From November 5 through November 12, roughly 8,000 attendees from over 80 countries will be in Downtown Santa Monica for the …

Retail Therapy

Get DOOB-ed in DTSM: 3-D Print Shop Grand Opening

In this selfie-obsessed world of ours, it’s imperative that you have your own figurine.  You aren’t anyone unless you have your own action figure — and theme music. DOOB is making that narcissistic dream a reality with their 3-D printing …