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Fun Events

Fairmont’s family-friendly food drive Sunday

After Saturday’s debauchery at the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl, you’ll need a day to detox and atone for those sins.   What better way to do that than Fairmont Miramar Hotel’s Meet Me Under the Fig Tree event this Sunday, …

Fashion

Flash tats are perfect for sunny Santa Monica

Flash tats are the cutest trend to hit Downtown Santa Monica. They fit the downtown vibe perfectly—cute, shiny and trendy. They’re eye-catching, and much classier than the average temporary tattoo. They imitate jewelry and achieve the same effect without the …

Food & Drinks

Drink specials for ICE skaters

Now I’ve never been one for winter warmers, preferring to get my heat from straight bourbon or scotch, but after a day of skating at ICE at Santa Monica, a Hot Toddy does sound pretty good.   And thanks to …

Vinyl Nights at The Georgian Hotel

Sure, Spotify and Pandora can curate a holiday music mix, but they can’t touch the classic sound of needle-meets-vinyl. This holiday season, The Georgian Hotel is unwrapping a great holiday tradition with vintage flair – classic winter cocktails, beloved holiday albums, and …

Fun Events

Christmas Karaoke on the Promenade

Ever wondered what it would be like to sing for scores of strangers like the Third Street Promenade’s famous performers? Now you can. This Thursday, as part of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.’s series of free holiday events known as Winterlit, you …

Fun Events

Win Tickets to ICE With a Pic!

Show off your photography skills and win two free passes to ICE at Santa Monica, SoCal’s premier outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. This is a three-week contest and will be hosted on the …

Arts, Lit, Music, Theatre

Flaunt your comedy chops

Calling all aspiring comedians. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Downtown Santa Monica is having its 4th Annual Westside Stand-Up Showdown! It’s a comedy competition for all stand-ups. The shows will be January 25-29, with the finals on February 7, but …

Miscellany

Being Thankful This Thanksgiving

Food does take center stage at my family’s Thanksgiving feast, but we do put aside some time to go around the dinner table and get all mushy like those mashed potatoes and talk about what we are thankful for this …

Retail Therapy

Black Friday Lowdown

Plenty of people mean business on Black Friday and I’m not talking about those who own the stores. I’m talking about the hard-core shoppers who set up lawn chairs and sleep outside their favorite retailers to grab those extreme discounts. …