I have been a volunteer for Special Olympics for the past 8 years. Each October we have a fund-raising event at the Santa Monica Pier, Pier del Sol, where several hundred individuals pay nicely to dine and play in the company of Honorary Chairman Maria Shriver and her (then) husband, the Governor. Show More Summary
At 20 years old, Tony Horton was just another face in the crowd. A pantomime at the Santa Monica Pier by day, a Chippendales dancer by night, an aspiring actor and comedian in between. When his agent told him he needed to get fit toShow More Summary
Carolyn See, a longtime book reviewer for The Washington Post, celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday. The party on the Santa Monica Pier in California was hosted by her daughters, Clara Sturak and the novelist Lisa See. Among the invited guests were cultural critic Leo Braudy, LA Times film critic Kenny Turan, producer Charlie Hauck and Red […]
Neil Patrick Harris shares a sweet moment with his daughter Harper, 3, as they pose for a photograph at Cirque du Soleil’s Totem held at the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday (January 21) in Santa Monica, Calif. The 40-year-old actor was joined by his partner David Burtka and their son Gideon, 3, Jaimie Alexander, Peter [...]
The very first thing I did when I moved permanently to Los Angeles in 1973 was to visit the Santa Monica Pier. I had just seen the wonderful film, The Sting, directed by my friend George Roy Hill, which starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Show More Summary
It was a high flying afternoon under the big top for the Rossdales on Sunday. Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale were photographed leaving the Santa Monica Pier after taking in the Cirque du Soleil show Totem with their boys Kingston and Zuma.
The Santa Monica City Council has voted in changes to the city's overwhelmingly-popular Twilight Concert Series that will, they hope, lead to smaller, safer events, rather than the massive "regional draws" that past concerts have turned out to be,...
FADE IN EXT. SANTA MONICA PIER - SUNRISE The beach is busy and full of beautiful people. Joggers, dog walkers mingle, while people wearing headphones sit on benches tapping away on lap tops, all in the glow of the California sun. HOWARD LEONHARDT (V.O.) In the modern age, whether we like it or not, all companies are media companies. Show More Summary
Santa Monica Pier has become quite the venue in the last few years—hosting comedy and music festivals, showing outdoors movies—but events in the city's Twilight Concert Series (which drew 119,000 people during the 10-week 2012 season) have "ballooned into...
Santa Monica Pier has become quite the venue in the last few years--hosting comedy and music festivals, showing outdoors movies--but events in the city's Twilight Concert Series (which drew 119,000 during 2012's ten-week summer concert season) have "ballooned into...
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O’Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre.
I live half a world away from the Santa Monica pier, but over the years I have been a frequent visitor to its planks, so ghosted by the insistent sun, so buffed and smoothed by the sandy wind. It's a handsome pier, narrow enough that...Show More Summary
The Santa Monica-based actor who won a Tony 43 years ago has opened his 'Cuttlefish Hotel' musical review above the Mariasol restaurant overlooking the ocean. The Santa Monica Pier is a second home to Paul Sand, the actor who won a Tony Award nearly 43 years ago playing 11 characters, including a dog, in "Paul Sills' Story Theatre."
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht find themselves on the Santa Monica Pier for Paul Sand's Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel -- a cabaret that critic Paul Birchall describes as a "tour de force."...
Weimar cabaret meets Pacifica in “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel,” carving a weirdly effective niche for itself on the Santa Monica Pier. This dark-tinged program of deathless songs from the beloved composer takes environmental theater to a highly specialized place.
Planning to replace the bridge that runs from Colorado Avenue to the Santa Monica Pier began three years ago, and somehow it's still unclear what the new connection will look like. Last night the Santa Monica City Council debated...
Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate. Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach near the Santa Monica pier. Apparently desperation can be a good look if it's worn on a...Show More Summary
Tongva Park's site was previously an unused dirt lot that broke the connection between City Hall and the Santa Monica Pier. The new park is a beautiful, nature-filled space the bridges this gap and serves as the new heart and lungs of the city. James Corner
Four stages, seven hours, one of the most impressive gatherings of musical-comedy acts ever assembled (plus Neil Hamburger). On Saturday October 19, Tenacious D's inaugural Festival Supreme bri...
Location: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA Web Page: Click here Description: Watch out! Zombies will be taking over Santa Monica on Halloween Night. There will be a costume contest, a photo op under the pier, and lots of beverages at participating bars. The Zombie Crawl begins at 6pm on October 31, at Rusty’s Surf Ranch Dining on [...]