Upcoming Events in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is truly an amazing city (and a place this Octopus is glad to call home).  With so many restaurants, shops, theaters and daily events, there is always something for everyone, and always something to do. To help keep you “in the know” of all that Santa Monica has to offer, I will be posting my favorite events every week on Inkie’s Ink!


Fireside at the Miles Memorial Playhouse 










A landmark theater by the sea
Completed in 1929, the Miles Memorial Playhouse is one of the oldest active theaters in Los Angeles. Done in a Spanish revival style by reknowned architect John Byers, the Miles features beautiful woodwork, Mission-style beams, original iron chandeliers, sconces and a beautiful arched hearth. Discover or revisit a beautiful local treasure and attend some amazing performances, right here in the heart of Santa Monica. For the third year in a row the Miles is proud to present the always-inviting, always warm “Fireside at the Miles” Series! Friday, enjoy six weekends and thirteen separate events featuring contemporary music, opera, jazz, dance, puppetry, poetry, beat boxing, a capella singing and more. Performances take place beside the huge vintage fireplace with a cheery eco-logs fire. Comfy couches, cozy candles, organic beverages and pastries all await you inside the historic playhouse.

Tickets: Shows begin at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm. $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and youth 17/under
Reservations: (310) 458-8634 or milesplayhouse@smgov.net. Please arrive by fifteen minutes before showtime to retain your reservation; late seating is not guaranteed.
Website: http://fireside.milesplayhouse.org
Like us on facebook.com/milesplayhouse
Where: 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, 90403
Free event parking is available in the pink granite-faced subterranean garage serving 808 Wilshire, entry on Lincoln. Important: mention “Miles” when parking to receive a validated ticket.

All events are suitable for adults and mature teens, and most are also appropriate for children; call for details.

FIRESIDE at the MILES is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division and is supported by generous donations from Panera Bread and Whole Foods.



Family Day: The Art Bug with Cirque du Soliel`s OVO and artist Karen Nakashima







A partnership day with OVO from Cirque du Soleil®!Saturday, February 25, 1 – 3 pm

Admission: $10 per person or FREE for SMMoA MembersDoes your favorite insect fly, swim, jump, or crawl? Discover the spectacular hidden world of insects with The Art Bug—Santa Monica Museum of Art’s workshop in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil’s OVO and artist Karen Nakashima. Learn the basics of bugs and construct one with found natural materials. Preserve your bug within a specimen box of your own design. The OVO Bug Team joins the workshop for additional insect-inspired fun. Put on your best critter-face for the OH-Snap photo booth. 

NOTE: There is a 4 pm performance of OVO by Cirque du Soleil immediately following the workshop on Saturday, February 25. Purchase special discount tickets* and catch the show after the workshop!

To purchase tickets to this event, CLICK HERE



Buy Local Expo: Shopping, Music, Demos, Raffle Prizes! FREE!










Buy Local Expo
March 17, 2012
11am – 4pm

The Santa Monica Chamber, Downtown Santa Monica Inc. and the City of Santa Monica present the second annual Buy Local Day, featuring the Buy Local Expo from 11am-4pm on the Third Street Promenade and throughout the city on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Featuring over 80 local merchants, free music, demonstrations and tastings, plus a weekend of festivities throughout Santa Monica. Get “caught with your receipt showing” to be entered into a raffle for some great prizes from local businesses, and enjoy sidewalk sales citywide, a Buy Local scavenger hunt, open studios + art walk at Santa Monica Airport (more information at www.arts.smgov.net) and more!

To help make buying local as easy and affordable as possible, many local businesses will be offering special deals and discounts. (A list of participating
merchants will be available soon)


This is just a taste of what’s to come, so stay tuned for more offers and events from the Amazing City of Santa Monica!

Happy Monday Everyone,



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