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Thursday, April 24

Man In A Case

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities. Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews with the cast, Man In A Case creates a bridge between our time and that of these 19th-century, anti-love stories. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style - fusing theater, dance, music and video - to this newly distinctive work featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov.


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Friday, April 25

Saturday, April 26

In The Loop | Intermediate Lettering Workshop

General Assembly

1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, 90401

12:00pm to 8:00pm

In The Loop will demonstrate the practical handling of both brand mark scripts and freehand script development. Your brand mark will flow from existing script faces with restraint for a retail application. For freehand script, your pencil will run off like an ink gun on skin as you begin focusing on pitch and angles and finish with gorgeous tails and swashes. And somewhere in the middle, the addiction to loops will take over.

About This Workshop
Typography Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator Proficiency: Intermediate
Students will learn about the aspects of readability, angle, stroke variation and translating letterforms and working with digital vectors and bézier curves.
Registration fee includes refreshments and materials.

Have taken at least Type 1 (or have 3+ years working experience or formal design education)
Possess intermediate software skills
21 years or older
Please contact us for eligibility if you are unsure.

Bring a fully-charged laptop
Have a version of Adobe Illustrator software installed (A free trial of the Creative Suite can be found on Adobe’s Web Site.)

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The Music of Veracruz- World Music for Kids

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Kids can rarely sit still and this joyous Fandango will have them dancing in the aisles of the Edye to the vibrant rhythms of Son Jarocho music from Veracruz. Master musician, singer and craftsman, Cesar Castro is joined by instrumentalists Xochi Flores, Juan Perez and Chuy Sandoval to share their culture, love and knowledge of this blend of indigenous Mexican, African and Arabic sounds that has become the signature of Latin music today. It’s a rousing, participatory performance!

Join us after the show for milk, cookies and a meet and greet with the artists.

Refreshments sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board, creators of got milk?, and Souplantation.

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4:00pm to 7:00pm


Works by Irving Penn, Alex Prager, William Eggleston, Wallace Berman, Ruud van Empel, Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, Sebastiao Salgado, Nan Goldin, George Tice, Julius Shulman, Ruth Bernhard, Weegee, Lillian Bassman, Elliott Erwitt, Horst P. Horst, Elliot Erwitt, Frank Horvat, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Abelardo Morell, Dennis Stock, Bert Stern and George Platt Lynes lead the sale.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is pleased to announce Spotlight on Photography - an auction of contemporary and classic photographs along with photo-based work on Saturday, April 26, 2014 beginning at 4PM at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Anchoring the catalogue is Irving Penn’s Optician’s Shop Window, New York, 1939 (Printed 1983) gelatin silver print, from the edition of 65, estimated at $20,000/$25,000 (pictured left). “Made at the very beginning of Penn's career, this photograph is emblematic of his life's work. At once a still-life and a portrait, even a kind of self-portrait, this modest bit of vernacular advertising is portrayed by Penn simultaneously as a document of folk art and a work of surrealism--then at its apogee.” -John Szarkowski.

New Additions Include: Rare portrait by renowned photographer William Eggleston from his series Nightclub Portraits from 1973|Printed 2005 from a limited edition of 5. Also added is a large and colorful chromogenic print by photographer Alex Prager titled Joan from 2007, edition of 7. All recent additions may be found in our catalogue at www.smauctions.com.

An assortment of iconic fashion photographs follow, among them- Horst P. Horst’s Lisa With Harp shot on assignment for Vogue in 1939, estimated at $10,000/$12,000 and Lillian Bassman’s stunning gelatin silver print of a Christian Dior corset photographed for Harper’s Bazaar in 1950, estimated at $4,000/$6,000.

Renowned architectural and celebrity portraits from Julius Shulman (an Artist Proof of Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, CA, Pierre Koenig, Architect, acquired directly from his studio, estimated at $10,000/$12,000), George Tice (Petit’s Mobil Gas Station, Cherry Hill, NJ, 1974, estimated at $7,500/$8,500).

Contemporary photography will be represented as well with World #9 from Ruud van Empel’s breakthrough 2005 series (pictured right), estimated at $20,000/$25,000; two fresh to auction Abelardo Morell gelatin silver prints- The Coliseum by Piranesi #2, 1994 and Map in the sink, 1996, estimated at $4,000/$5,000 each; and a collaborative print from Rashid Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas titled A portrait of Two American Artists as Young Negro Scholars from the sold out edition of 31, published by the Rubell Family Collection in 2008, estimated at $1,500/$2,500.

Previews begin April 1, 2014 in conjunction with the Month of Photography Los Angeles [MOPLA] at Bergamot Station in Gallery A5 and online at www.smauctions.com. The catalogue is ever-expanding as SMA continually considers consignments up until the weekend of the auction. Submissions are invited via email ([email protected]).

2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS - an independently owned and operated boutique auction house specializing in sourcing modern and contemporary fine art of all mediums. Please visit our recently relaunched website to join our mailing list, peruse auction highlights and receive catalogue updates. 

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Sunday, April 27

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Hosts Pier Party! Fundraiser April 27

10:00am to 2:00pm

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) will host its inaugural Pier Party!, a fundraising event to benefit all students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). The Party will take place on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for families and community members, who will enjoy games, rides, live DJ, face painting and more family fun at Pacific Park on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Tickets range from $25 to $175 for general admission and VIP, which includes brunch tastings from some of the finest local restaurants. More information at www.PierParty.org

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The Hungry Cat Celebrates 3 Years in Santa Monica

The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon

100 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA

11:00am to 9:00pm

Chef David Lentz’s restaurant, The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica celebrates its 3rd Anniversary with Oysterpalooza, an All-Day festival devoted to this much-loved mollusk. The Hungry Cat will be featuring half price oysters and some special oyster dishes by David Lentz including some fresh oyster po' boys, grilled oysters, pan roasted oysters and more.

And to sweeten the pot, The Hungry Cat’s expert bartenders will be mixing up big boozy anniversary cocktails during an All Day Happy Hour, all offered for $7 each from 11 a.m.

The Hungry Cat’s complete à la carte menu will also be available throughout the day and evening.

½ Priced Oysters and Happy Hour Cocktails 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Brunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oysterpalooza: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reservations recommended 

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Wednesday, April 30

You and The Night

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Throughout the year, the American Cinematheque will spotlight a new generation of independent French filmmakers who've all made remarkable impressions at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, beginning with Yann Gonzalez, who will join us with his feature debut YOU AND THE NIGHT alongside Anthony Gonzalez of M83 who provided the score. A young couple invite a dream team to their place for an orgy - the Stud, the Star, the Slut and the Teen - and the partygoers end up baring their souls as well as their bodies.

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