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Events / Santa Monica (13)

Friday, July 25

Jacob Jonas The Company presents In A Room On Broad St.

Highways Performance Space

1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404


Co-presented by Highways Performance Space, In A Room On Broad St. is Jacob Jonas’s view on society’s competitive nature: how it hurts relationships, creates our work ethic, and brings certain qualities out of each individual including balance, patience and strength. Jacob Jonas The Company explores the relationship of man v. self, man v. man, man v. society, and man v. time while combining the techniques of breakdancing, contemporary ballet, and circus arts.

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Saturday, July 26

Tongva Park: Native American Story-telling & Craft Workshops

Tongva Park

1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

10:00am to 12:00pm

The morning will include story-telling and songs handed down through generations from Chumash, Gabrieleno and Tongva, the original inhabitants of the Los Angeles region for whom the park is named. Julia Bonagy, a member of the Tongva Nation/Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, will also lead hands-on workshops in soapstone and wood carving and the ancient art of using plants to create toys and games.

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The D-Train: A Dialogue Lab with Sean Starowitz

Santa Monica Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

3:00pm to 5:00pm

The D-Train, presented by Artist Sean Starowitz, is a game of dominoes that doubles as an opportunity for face-to-face discussion about social change. Players' dominoes—containing key words that relate to light rail transit, revitalization, and community—emanate from a central hub, like trains from a station. Antagonism results in disqualification; problem-solving earns extra points.

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Sunday, July 27

Monday, July 28

Wednesday, July 30

Tongva Park: Community Dance with Live Music

Tongva Park

1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Everyone is invited to join a free salsa dance lesson in the center of the park followed by a community dance to live music. International salsa band, Orquestra Tabaco Y Ron will be performing live music throughout the evening and Cristian Oviedo will lead a 45-minute dance class along with his partner, Maria Zhukovskaya, followed by an opportunity for everyone to dance and enjoy the music, regardless of level of skill.

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Thursday, July 31

"The Other Side of the Room" Screening

Vidiots Annex

302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405


Celebrating the 51st anniversary of Bob Dylan’s first appearance at The Newport Folk Festival, this film captures the full and complete performances of Bob Dylan at that famed Festival from his 1963 debut to his ‘turning electric’ in 1965. For true fans of Bob Dylan in his earliest years, this film is an unforgettable experience. Also featuring Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and an amazing Mike Bloomfield, this is a time capsule of Bob Dylan becoming more conscious of his artistry. His transformations year after year is startling and a sign of many more great things to come.

Donations accepted.

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Sunday, August 10