Music

Santa Monica

Live Music at Harvelle’s

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Harvelle's, 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica

Established in 1931, Harvelle’s is the oldest live music venue on the Westside. This dark, sexy room is the perfect spot for listening, dancing and drinking to the best local, national and international acts. “Read More” to visit Website for schedules & Times

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Family Fun

Santa Monica: Annenberg Community Beach House

Pool Days!

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Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica

The Beach House Pool is one of the remaining elements from the historic Marion Davies Estate. It features beautiful tiles that were restored by hand, and marble around the deck. The pool and pool deck are complimented by a new Pool House, with changing areas, lockers, and a second floor View Deck that offers spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay.

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Upcoming Events

Costa Mesa

Orange Coast College Swap Meet

Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Orange Coast College- 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa
Free admission and parking for customers

Held each Saturday and Sunday on campus (Adams Ave. parking lot) from 8 AM to 3 PM. The swap meet offers a mix of one-of-a-kind used treasures as well as new merchandise and features a colorful array of vendors who sell everything from produce and fresh flowers to unique crafts. Proceeds from the swap meet go to the college’s credit program which funds over 150 course sections each year. Free admission and parking for customers.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Santa Monica - Venice

Santa Monica College

Celebrate America

Saturday, June 29, 5 pm

anta Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

SMC’s Independence Day Celebration—the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside! Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades

FREE Family Campfire Evening

Starts Thursday June 19, 7 pm
Join us every Thursday all Summer

Temescal Gateway Park , 15601 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades

Start practicing your campfire songs because our Family Campfire Programs are back! The interpretive nature program will amaze you, the activities will warm your body and soul, and the songs are always good for a belly laugh. Loosen your marshmallow-roasting arm, pack up the family, and make it straight to the park. You bring some good cheer and we will provide the rest, including a roaring campfire and marshmallows. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater.

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Outdoors

Franklin Canyon

Nature in Focus

Saturday, June 9, 8 am

Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills

A good photograph uses technique, composition, and being in the right place at the right time. We can provide a stunning setting, while Volunteer Naturalist Renata can help with the rest. Bring your camera.

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Film

Hollywood

Evening at the Barn: A Tribute to Funnyman Jack Oakie

Monday, June 11, 7:30 pm

Hollywood Heritage Muesum, 2100 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood
Tickets: $10

The event will take place in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn and will cap off this season of the Evening @ the Barn series. Oakie appeared in over 100 movies and television programs over the course of a stellar career that spanned from the early 1920’s to the mid-1960’s. But he is probably most remembered for his portrayal of Benzino Napaloni, the boisterous dictator of Bacteria, in Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (1940), for which he received an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor Award category.

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Palisades

Screening of Queen of the Sun:What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm

Aldersgate Retreat Center, 925 Haverford Avenue, Pacific Palisades

This documentary discusses the global decline of bees, and how beekeepers and others can nurture them. Honey Love, a non-profit devoted to protecting the honeybees and educating new urban beekeepers will participate in the discussion. Learn how you can help these important pollinators. create a HoneyLove was featured in an article in the June issue of Sunset Magazine. RSVP info@palisadescares.org or 310-459-1614

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Upcoming Events

Santa Monica

3rd Annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 9

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

The world famous Santa Monica Pier and Honolua Surf Co. will kick off the summer of 2012 with the 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, featuring paddleboard races, an ocean swim, dory competitions, hula dance groups, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard history exhibition.

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Art & Museums

Pepperdine University

“Bob Peak: Master of the Movie Poster”

Exhibit runs through August 3

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

Robert “Bob” Peak (1927–1992) was an American illustrator best known for creating the modern movie poster. His versatile style used incisive draftsmanship, bold colors, and rich textures to produce dynamic, eye-catching compositions. This exhibition features original art covering the full range of his career—from the famous posters he designed for movies such as My Fair Lady, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Apocalypse Now to his work for a variety of national clients, including Time magazine, TV Guide, and Sports Illustrated.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Westwood - Brentwood

Westwood Village

Westwood Live

Thursday, December 20, 6 pm

Westwood Village

Live performances, Shopping, Theatre, Dinning, Art Exhibits, Happy Hours, Street Performers, Giveaways, Music, After Party and More….all in Westwood Village. Starting at 6 pm.

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