Guided, exciting and informative “daily” Santa Monica Walking Tours in Downtown Santa Monica, Main Street, Mid-City and/or Montana Avenue. All walking tours honor the greatness of our popular city by the beach! Energetic, year-round, and varied. Examples of tours: shopping tours, walking fitness, “talk walks,” etc. all highlighting Santa Monica’s hottest stores, restaurants, art, entertainment, sustainability, city involvement, new happenings, special events and history with entertaining stories and surprises designed to create lasting memories. Our walking tours promote fitness as well. Individuals/groups/private parties are welcome. Tours are approximately 2 hours long. The “Santa Monica Walking Tours” are “open hours” by schedule via phone or email.
Locations vary and are based on each tour.
Noted as One of the Top Ten “Flea Markets’ in America, visit the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market, a fun outdoor (and dog-friendly!) market full of many great dealers with furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, vintage clothes, jewelry, rugs and much more.
A destination for decorators, designers, boutique owners, families with their friendly dogs and collectors of all ages. Shop for ancient to antique, Victorian to Mid-Century, from vintage to the eccentric. Our dealers bring; shabby chic, architectural salvage and industrial furniture, paintings from listed European and American artists, original vintage prints, posters and lithographs, estate jewelry, vintage to couture fashion, books, candelabras, outdoor furniture and garden accessories, rugs from around the world, tribal and African art, sculpture and beads, exotic plants and more.
Located next to the Museum of Flying. Occurs every 1st and 4th sunday of every month.
The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market features some of California’s freshest produce plus prepared foods from local Main Street restaurants as well as artisanal foods prepared with ingredients sourced from California farmers – you can’t get more local than that! Also, enjoy musical entertainment from a variety of featured weekly bands, face painting, balloon designs, and bi-weekly cooking demonstrations featuring local produce.
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural programming, a rotating exhibition program has been created to showcase the work of local artists, artist groups, photographers, and curators—both emerging and established. Exhibitions are programmed a year in advance through an open call for group exhibitions issued each year in May.
Gallery hours are subject to change. Upcoming closures will be posted the website with as much notice as possible. For more information about the gallery, please e-mail Naomi Okuyama at [email protected] or call (310) 458-8350.
These tours feature fascinating stories about how the Pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments above the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies of the Pier, the original Muscle Beach, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe & Charlie Chaplin and even a certain fishing boat captain who became immortalized as a world-famous cartoon character.
There is no need to book or RSVP unless you are requesting a private group tour. Interested visitors need only to show up at the Pier Shop at the historic Merry Go-Round Building before the tour time and look for the blue-shirted Pier Docents.
Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” “Honk! Jr.” is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. Recommended for age 4 and up!
Discover the rich history of the Beach House with Santa Monica Conservancy docents. There’s no charge to visit, and reservations are never required. Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and accommodate up to 15 people. Drop-in between 11am – 2pm when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours. Scheduled tours are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday at 11am, 12pm and 1pm*.
*Please note: During fall, winter and spring, hours are subject to change with short notice. Please view the website calendar or call 310-458-4904 to confirm open hours.
“A family show that should not be missed!” raves L.A. PARENT. “Recommended! An absolute delight!” exclaims The Tolucan Times. Audiences help Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose confront the magic and mystery of modern living, cheerleading, and the Rose Parade, as they try to find Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination and happily-ever-afters. It’s the Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre Musical for Kids 2 to 102, with a whole new perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness. Super audience participation makes FINDING BELLE the perfect weekend family outing! BIRTHDAY and TEA PARTIES, hosted by gaily-costumed characters from the show, are available with every performance.
Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo (Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite) Finding Bell features Actors’ Repertory Theatre members Kate Burleigh Huerta (Dorothy’s Adventures in OZ, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party), Kristin Folk (Next! Living the Lie, Pastiche – U.K. Tour) and Cydne Moore (Cinderella, Red), joined by guest artists Emery Erin (Justice with Judge Mablean, Evil Twins), Kelly Kristofferson (Little Women: The Musical, A Winter’s Tale) and Sabrina Twyla (The Little Mermaid, A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
FINDING BELLE has been PICKED! by HulaFrog with a recommendation for really cool things for kids to do.
Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 12:30
Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, June 25
Come join us in our secluded location under the Santa Monica skies. Enjoy great DJ sets, music, food, drinks and incredible vibes. Our Lounge is nestled in between the bustling Main Street shops and restaurants. Come enjoy the summer every Sunday at 31Ten Lounge.
Back by popular demand! Letters To Eve is a 7-year labor of love for writer Daniel Sugimoto, he started writing this story for his grandmother, Midori Sugimoto, who grew up in an American Concentration Camp. Even through their incarceration these Japanese Americans continued on living, loving, and laughing, which is the soul of Letters To Eve. Sugimoto’s curiosity with WWII brought him to uncover other fascinating stories that he has woven into this epic musical!
In the world’s current political situations there are flickers of history repeating, and it is important to hear the lessons of the past to make a better future. Watch the journey of a Japanese American family and their plight through forced incarceration, an African American jazz musician captured during Germany’s occupation of France, a Jewish woman’s hidden struggle, and the powerful spirit of music and literature in a four-week run brought to you by The Zoo Theatre Co. at The Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403.
Performances run May 25th-June 18th:
Thurs May 25th 8pm
Fri May 26th 8pm
Sat May 27th 8pm
Sun May 28th 2pm
Sun June 4th 7pm
Thurs June 8th 8pm
Sat June 10th 8pm
Sun June 11th 2pm
Fri June 16th 8pm
Sun June 18th 2pm
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is the Chamber’s foremost opportunity to gather with local business leaders and visionaries & come together as a vibrant community.