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Monday, September 22

Sleeping Beauty

Promenade Playhouse

1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Creating Arts Company is proud to bring to life another beloved Princess tale! When the King and Queen are blessed with a lovely baby girl, Princess Aurora, an evil sorceress cast a spell on the newborn Princess. She declares that on her sixteenth birthday, the Princess will prick her finger on a cursed spindle and fall into a deep slumber that only a kiss of true love can awake. Desperate to save their daughter, the King and Queen rely on the help of the forrest fairies to keep her safely hidden away until after her sixteenth birthday. Will they young Princess make it past her sixteenth birthday without the evil sorceress finding her or will she fall victim to the spell, to have a kiss of true love awake her?

This classic fun fairytale is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play, it’s a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical experience for ages 3 and up!

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Willy Wonka

Promenade Playhouse

1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Roald Dahl’s delicious tale of young Charlie Bucket and the strange and elusive confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in musical form in this fun fantasy Creating Arts Company Mini-Musical. When Charlie wins a Golden Ticket to the weird Wonka Chocolate Factory for a once in a lifetime tour he has no idea what’s in store. Beyond the gates Charlie along with Varuka Salt, Agustus Gloop, Mike Teavee, Voilet Beauregard and their guardians step into a world full of wonder and edible delights but soon discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Parents and children alike will delight in this fun musical and parents and teachers can use Creating Arts Company’s Page to Stage educational resources! This show is a Creating Arts Company Signature Mini-Musical, a one hour interactive-cinimatic-musical-experience. All children receive a free toy musical instrument upon arrival.

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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

6:30pm

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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AHAVAT TORAH'S HIGH HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION

Kehillat Ma'arv Synagogue

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, 90406

7:30pm

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

FED UP

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

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

6:30pm

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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ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS

Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

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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