Santa Monica, Westside Events Calendar Sept. 7-13: Art, Theater, And Music – Santa Monica Real Estate
Looking for something to do this weekend in Santa Monica and the surrounding communities? Check out this great list of events compiled by the great folks at the Santa Monica Mirror.
Friday, September 7
“Vexations,” will be performed at 7 p.m. and continues through Saturday at 7 p.m. and webcast live from Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. A complete performance of Satie’s 1893 “Vexations,” by 32 pianists and lasting 24 hours. Audience members are welcome to come and go during the work – a single page of music repeated 840 times – and are encouraged to bring cushions. jacarandamusic.org.
“Autumn Deep Sky Wonders” will be held at Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium at 8 p.m., which takes a look at a region of the sky defined by the “Summer Triangle” of bright stars, an area rich in star clusters, planetary nebulae, and even a bright supernova remnant. Tickets $6. 310.434.3005, smc.edu/planetarium.
Saturday, September 8
One-A-Day Vitacraves Ping-Pong-Athon, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Third Street Promenade, 1300 block. Ping-pong games on the Promenade and give-a-ways. 310.775.0287.
Wake Up With The Waves: A Children’s Concert Series. Every Saturday 9-11 a.m. through Oct. 27. at the Santa Monica Pier. Free interactive concert and activities for young children, including singing, dancing, music and movement plus special appearances by Inky and other fun guests. 310.458.8901, santamonicapier.org.
Sacred Crossings presents “The Practical and Legal Aspects of Creating Meaningful and Inexpensive Home Funerals” at 11 a.m. at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Free and open to the public. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.
“The Ten Thousand Things,” will be held at 8 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St. Part I will include a presentation by Eric Smigel, an expert in maverick American composers, and a performance of Cage’s “Perilous Night” with Aron Kallay on prepared piano. Part II will mark the first performance of Cage’s “The Ten Thousand Things,” five solo works (1954-56) known by the length of time each takes to be performed simultaneously by: speaker John Schneider, double bassist Tom Peters, Vicki Ray and Kallay on prepared pianos. jacarandamusic.org.
The Santa Monica Rep theater company continues its free monthly series of classic and contemporary plays at the Santa Monica Public Library with a staged reading of Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day” at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 310,458.8600, smpl.org.
The Church in Ocean Park presents its Fourteenth Annual Communitas Awards, “Together Creating Justice,” from 5 p.m. This year’s honorees are Betty Macias, Bob Gordh, and two Santa Monica High School students: Jessica Walker and Waverly Nebedum. $65 donation. 235 Hill St.399.1631, chuchop.org.
Sunday, September 9
Strange Live Screen Printing will be held from 1-6 p.m. at Patagonia Santa Monica, 2936 Main Street. The free afternoon of fun and creativity will help you turn old apparel into cool apparel. 310.314.1776, patagonia.com.
Wanderlust Yoga In The City, will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier. It is an outdoor all-level yoga and music experience benefitting charities all around the world. Free with online registration: la.wanderlustfestival.com.
Humanist Association of Los Angeles, West Side Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. to review the book “The Eerie Silence” by Paul Davies. Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway. This meeting is free and the public is invited. 310.479.2236, hala.org.
The 25th anniversary staged reading of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Judith Ivey, with Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins and Annie Potts, will take place at 6 p.m. at The Broad Stage,1310 11th Street, to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. steelmagnolias-25years.org.
Tuesday, September 11
Equinox will hold an event on the Santa Monica Pier called Cycle For Heroes from 6-10 p.m. It’s an outdoor, rock n’ roll inspired stationary cycling event to raise funds for The Heroes Project – An organization taking wounded soldiers, Marines, and veterans on climbs to the 7 Summits of the World. Free and open to the public.
Santa Monica College’s fall “Environmental Issues Lecture Series” begins today at 6:30 p.m. with “Sustainable Works: Local Action, Global Impact.” Room 263 of the Humanities & Social Science Building on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. 310.434.4743, smc.edu/ceus.
Wednesday, September 12
SummerTASTE Wine Tasting Series, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place. $50 in advance. $60 at the door. Wines of the World theme. 310. 260.8333, santamonicaplace.com.
Thursday, September 13
The Los Angeles Orchestra’s Innovative Chamber Music Series explores the relationship between “Music & Story” at 7:30 p.m. at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Tickets $50. 213.622.7001 ext. 1, laco.org.
Santa Monica Live Music
Friday, September 7
Andrea Lafert, The Reigning Monarchs, The Anti-Jog @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar
Koffeehouse First Fridays with Gotaway Girl, AJ Louis and Uncle Daddy @ Harvelle’s
Freedom of Beats ft. DJ Revolution & DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
First Circuit, Trees, Mayaztek @ TRiP
Rob Sabado, DJ Mike McCarthy @ Bar Pico
Saturday, September 8
The Paul Chesne Band @ O’Brien’s Main Street
The Standards, The Afterglow, The Terras @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
Blowin’ Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes @ Harvelle’s
Mini Mansions (ft. Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age) with Harriet, Line & Circle, and Jesse Kivel (Kisses/Princeton) DJ Set @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Everyday Ghost, Garland, Plum, J.P.S., Pond Circle @ TRIP
Sunday, September 9
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
Cubensis – A Grateful Dead Tribute Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Oldies Sunday @ Bar Pico
Elle Carpenter, Shannon McArthur, Cam Bowman, Enjuillet, American Romance @ TRIP