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Tuesday, September 23

Social Media Week Los Angeles

Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00am to 5:00pm

Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA) is bringing together the Los Angeles community to demonstrate the unique impact that social media has on various trade industries, from technology and entertainment to fashion and food. This includes the vast opportunities it has offered creative of these industries, allowing raw talent a chance to be discovered through various social media platforms in today’s competitive market. In its fourth year, the event is attracting industry luminaries and rising stars including Anna Todd, Jon Lovitz, Toby Turner, Tiffany Trenda and more. Presentations and tapings from FOX Sports, TheAudience, Microsoft, Rocketskates, VICE, Endemol Beyond and more.

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Wednesday, September 24

An Evening with Gail Sheehy

Moss Theater (at New Roads School)

3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404


Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP’s Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009. 

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Kehillat Ma'arv Synagogue

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, 90406


Ahavat Torah cordially invites you to join us at our High Holiday Services 2014/5775!

Ahavat Torah is a small and spirited congregation that comes together for soulful prayers, thoughtful discussion and joyous singing. Please join our warm and welcoming community as Rabbi Miriam and Cantorial Soloists Gary Levine and and Kimberly Haynes lead our services at Kehillat Ma’arav Synagogue, 1715 21st Street in Santa Monica.

Rosh Hashanah Services:
Erev Rosh Hashanah: 7:30pm, September 24th

Rosh Hashanah Day: 10:00am, September 25th
** Rosh Hashanah service followed by lunch and our Tashlich service at the beach.

Yom Kippur Services:
Kol Nidre: 7:30 pm, October 3

Yom Kippur Day: 10:00 am, October 4
Teachings and Break: 2:00 pm
Mincha service: 3:30pm
Yizkor : 5:00 pm
Nielah: 6:00 pm
**Yom Kippur concludes with a prepaid ‘break-the-fast’ buffet

Please see website for RSVP and prices. ahavattorahla.org

“Every Jew who wants to come is welcome at our High Holy Days!”

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Thursday, September 25


Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Is sugar the next tobacco? This much-talked-about documentary examines the relationship between government regulatory agencies and the sugar and processed-food industries and why our sweet tooth may be killing us. A panel discussion follows with KCRW's "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman, L.A. Food Policy Council Director of Policy and Innovation Clare Fox, and Ann Gentry, founder and CEO of Real Food Daily.

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Friday, September 26

Thursday, October 2

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal: In conversation w/ Peter Guber

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Peter Thiel first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. In 1998, Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure by co-founding and leading PayPal, which now has more than 128 million active financial accounts. In 2002, PayPal sold to eBay and he founded a global macro fund, Clarium.  He works to accelerate innovation by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.

In 2004, he co-founded Palantir Technologies, which offers platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities to integrate, visualize, and analyze the world’s information. In the same year, he made the first outside investment in Facebook, whose board he serves on, and now has more than a billion active members.

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Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards with Steve Winter, Photographer

Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar–and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.



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Saturday, October 4

World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest


12:00pm to 6:00pm

You’re invited to experience the World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest in Santa Monica, California on October 4, 2014 from 12pm – 6pm.  Nestled next to the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, CA, attendees will receive a traditional taste of Germany with a vegan twist, for a true Oktoberfest experience with a clear conscience.  Vegan Oktoberfest will recreate the feel of a genuine German beer hall featuring live Oompah bands, Bavarian maidens, and of course, delicious food from many of LA’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, and refreshing vegan craft beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries.  Guests will be provided a beer stein with admission to be used for their beer(s) of choice all day with unlimited refills. 

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Sunday, October 5

Mattel Party on the Pier Celebrity Fundraiser October 5th

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:00am to 2:00pm

Come with the family to Mattel’s 15th annual Party on the Pier celebrity fundraising event hosted by Sarah Michelle Gellar at the Santa Monica Pier on October 5th, benefiting the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. The fun-filled day will be open to the public, including unlimited access to rides and carnival games stocked with prizes donated by Mattel; a silent & online auction featuring entertainment packages; sweet treats and collector's memorabilia; arts and crafts such as face painting; a special VIP area and much more.

• Carnival Games* Filled with Fabulous Mattel Toys
• Unlimited Access to Rides
• On-site Silent Auction and Online Auction
• UCLA People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs
• Appearances by Your Favorite Teen Celebrities
• VIP Area hosted by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

GENERAL ADMISSION (advance-ticket purchases only)
Adults $150
Children $75 (ages 3-12)
Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket for admission.
All tickets and parking passes will be mailed in September.

The Mattel Party on the Pier is expected to once again attract a sellout crowd with general admission tickets available at $150 for adults and $75 for children ages 3 to 12; children under 3 are admitted free. All net proceeds benefit Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. To purchase tickets or for more information on the event, please visit www.partyonthepier.ucla.edu/.

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