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Saturday, September 20

Artists Talk for The Long Thread

TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, CA, 90404

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Painter Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in “The Long Thread.” The exhibition features seven original paintings on natural fibers—raw silk and rice paper—and use cord, twine and rope, which are applied to the surface to create evocative shapes, as well as hung to create forms and patterns with the negative space. Working with free-hanging fabric allowed her to explore larger dimensions, while the cord, twine and rope allowed her to explore three-dimensional space. “While making this series, a baby was born in my family, and a friend was dying,” says Douglas. “I hadn’t planned a cycle of life theme, but as the pieces evolved, the show became a metaphor. The underlying meanings were unconscious at first, then intentional as I searched for titles.” As with her previous work, Douglas reveals her admiration for Asian art, using inks and water-based mediums, silk, and rice paper, while several pieces hang from wood dowels that recall Japanese and Chinese scroll paintings. Special events include Artists’ Reception, Artists’ Talk and 20th Anniversary Party for Bergamot Station. Douglas is also an award-winning writer and professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Third Street Promenade Readies the Sonic Submarine For Launch During Its 25th Anniversary Weekend in September

Downtown Santa Monica Dives into a Funky Music Festival with a Lineup of Five KCRW DJ's,
an Interactive Photobooth, and Entertainment Zones on Sept. 20th

We all dance in a Sonic Submarine. Third Street Promenade is turning up the funk for its 25th Anniversary with its first outdoor DJ-driven music festival. On September 20th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Third Street block stretching north from Santa Monica Blvd. to Arizona Ave. will be transformed into an electronic wonderland called the Sonic Submarine. Produced by DTSM, Inc., five of KCRW's finest on-air disc jockeys will roll out hour-long sets in succession as the sun dips and disappears into the Pacific.

KCRW DJ Lineup
Raul Campos
Mario Cotto
Chris Douridas
Travis Holcombe
Garth Trinidad

This tidal sound-wave of eclectic beats is free to the public to attend. In-step with the production will be an interactive photo booth for Sonic Submariners, digitally capturing the evening festivities. Other entertainment zones will be staged as well, sporting giant bubble wands and various handouts, further immersing dancers into the festival experience.

"Downtown Santa Monica stays progressive through energy of the people that call it home. We're excited to add some decibels to this energy with the Sonic Submarine, and watch Third Street Promenade submerge into music and movement," says Mackenzie Carter, Director of Marketing & Operations for DTSM Inc.

Saturday night's Sonic Submarine is the first part of a two-day culmination of Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary Celebration. Sunday will feature a daytime block party of bands, parades, and other DTSM community spotlights. Further details to come.

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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

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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Wednesday, October 8

Saturday, October 11