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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
|The J. Paul Getty
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center houses European
paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and
European and American photographs.
Heritage Gallery, Pacific
The Heritage Gallery opened in 1961. It is perhaps the oldest
continuously operating gallery in Los Angeles and has consistently exhibited
the finest quality art. Benjamin Horowitz and Charlotte Sherman have assisted
many museums and notable art collectors and they will continue to present the
finest art to the world into the twenty-first century.
18th Street Gallery, Santa Monica
Street Arts Center, Southern California's only international arts and residency
center of its kind, dedicated to issues of community, diversity and beauty in
Gallery, Santa Monica
BackStreet Gallery is a 1200 ft alternative
showing facility designed to create exposure for young emerging artists. The
casual environment and the fact that the venue is owned and operated by artists
eliminate much of the stress between the artists and management.
International artists of the canvas, camera and the
three-dimensional, present their works in an ever-changing flow of
Sherry Frumkin opened a gallery in Santa Monica, California in
1990 with the mission of exposing and supporting young emerging artist from
both coasts. Through fourteen years of consistent exhibitions the gallery has
been both applauded and lambasted as feminist for its championing of female
artists and preeminent interests in political, social or psychological works
that challenge and engage the viewer. Because of its commitment to introducing
new tendencies, the gallery shows conceptual artists ready to push the
boundaries of contemporary art through the use of unconventional materials and
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica and just
blocks from the Pacific Ocean, you are invited to enjoy touring our gallery in
person or online, where we offer a wide variety of personally selected artwork
to satisfy every collector. Our philosophy is to present art in a fun and
comfortable atmosphere. We pride ourselves on warm hospitality, professional
attitude and personal attention for all of your artwork and framing
Berman and Turner have been leading dealers of contemporary art
in the Los Angeles art scene for many years. Both have exhibited an impressive
list of important, mid-career and emerging artists. Mr. Berman has owned his
gallery in Santa Monica for over 25 years. Mr. Turner, who is also an attorney,
opened his gallery in Venice, in 1991. They will now share an impressive 4500
sq ft. main exhibition space and two smaller spaces at the Bergamot Station
Arts Complex in Santa Monica.
Schomburg opened the Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in 2001
after almost a decade of working on Melrose Avenue, as a research director for
William A. Karges Fine Art, the veteran L.A. dealer of California Impressionism
and later as the Director of Edenhurst Gallery, where she specialized in early
California Impressionist paintings.
afternoon tea with history. This unique collection of antique dollhouses,
miniatures, dolls and toys, housed in a Victorian era house, reflects the
innocence of childhood in every era. Be sure to view the miniaturized Colonial
mansions and Southern Plantations that are authentic in every detail. Angel's
Attic is open Thursday-Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6.50 for
Adults, $4 for seniors and $3.50 for Children under 12. (310)
Santa Monica Historical Society Museum of History and Culture
features an exhibition gallery, vintage clothing and a photography archive
detailing the growth of Santa Monica from a sleepy seaside village to a dynamic
center of business, arts, entertainment and dining. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Sundays 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Docent tours
are available by appointment. Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 for seniors, and
Free for Children under 12. (310) 395-2290.
Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Opened in 1988, the Autry Museum receives major support from the Autry
Foundation. Although Gene Autry was best known as a crooner of western ballads,
the spirit of this museum is the preservation and acquisition of fine art,
books, manuscripts, and artifacts that document the American West and its
history. (323) 667-2000.
African American Museum
Begun in 1977, and opened to the public in 1981.
It was temporarily located at the California Museum of Science and Industry.
The Museum opened in its own building in 1984. CAAM's 44,000 square foot
building contains a large front lobby, a research library, a museum store, and
several galleries that display both its permanent and visiting collections. The
California African American Museum's permanent collection focuses on works of
art from the 20th century, reflecting the African American experience in the
United States, and its large part in the history and the diverse culture of
California. Its various changing exhibits not only display African influenced
art, but also portray African American history.
& Folk Art Museum
The museum¹s second-floor galleries boast a
rotating collection of fascinating work. Recent exhibits have included "Dancing
in the Streets: Carnival and Festival Arts," a collection of carnival and
festival photographs and costumes from Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Belgium,
Italy, Germany and the U.S. The museum¹s first floor is devoted to a gift
shop chock-full of hand-made crafts from around the world. A popular
gift-buying spot for people who work in the area, the museum¹s shop sells
Guatemalan molas, Tanzanian musical instruments and Japanese tea sets, among
other crafts. Future exhibits will feature the craft of quilting, embroidery on
Turkish rugs and cushion covers, and a celebration of the life of author Zora
Fort MacArthur Museum
Still a work in progress, Fort MacArthur Museum is committed to
preserving and collecting the relics that played an important role in Los
Angeles' historic Harbor Defenses. Battery Osgood-Farley itself has not gone
through much modification since it was built, and could probably be the only
type of gun battery of its kind left in the continental United States.
Museum of Television and
Founded on the belief that television and radio have been major
contributors to our cultural history, the Museum of Television and Radio is a
non-profit organization that offers a wide variety of opportunities to study
the impact that radio and television have had on our society. From Wednesday
through Sunday, it offers an extensive library of television and radio
broadcasts, two theaters, a listening room, as well as several special
exhibitions and seminars that are open to the public.
This museum is definitely worth a visit. Both adults and
children will enjoy many elements of this ten-year-old museum. Built at the
site where the Douglas Aircraft Company manufactured, tested and produced
military and commercial aircraft for forty-six years, visitors of this unique,
non-profit museum can see a rare collection of civilian and military aircraft
through World War II. These include fighter planes, "war-birds," the popular
"DC-3". Notably, the majority of the displayed aircraft are in flight-ready
Hollywood Wax Museum
Exhibits over 200 wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, and
movie characters. Some of the figures are quite realistic, while others are
virtually unrecognizable. There is eeriness in the air due to the hundreds of
pairs of glass eyes staring out at you, a mood that enhances the spookiness of
the Wax Museum's Chamber of Horrors.
The Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl. Site includes events calendar, information about the bowl and
the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Online database of music and musicians.
Fine dining, dancing, live
music, pool, private parties. We are the Private Party Location in Santa
Monica. We offer 5 Private Rooms, Entertainment Packages from DJ's to the best
audio/video systems in Los Angeles. A 15 foot high definition big screen
complemented by our 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound System.
One of the country's most renowned and prestigious epicenters
for independent film, foreign language cinema, documentaries, animation
festivals and restored classics.
2 Screens. Built in 1931. Operated by Landmark since 1992.
Located in the city of Santa Monica, just east of the 3rd Street Promenade and
just south of the Montana shopping district, the NuWilshire has been featured
in James Ellroy's famous novels Crime Wave and My Dark Places. The theatre
features a challenging mix of independent and foreign language films on its
SPORTS AND RECREATION
|Los Angeles Dodgers
Santa Monica Area
Dockweiler State Beach - 8255 Vista del Mar (just west of LAX),
Playa del Rey, CA 90293 Four miles of sandy beach including campground,
playground, bike trail, barbecue pits. Surfing, swimming, diving, fishing,
picnicking. Paid and street parking, bus stop, easy access, year-round
lifeguard, rest rooms, showers.
Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, CA
90292 Small boat marina and sandy beach at the end of Basin D; swimming,
sailing, fishing, picnicking, playground; family outings. Excursion boats, bike
rentals, boat slips, restaurants, interpretive center. Paid parking, bus stop,
handicapped access. Lifeguard, rest rooms, showers.
Playa del Rey Beach and Del Rey
Playa del Rey, CA 90293 Beautiful lagoon (with ducks and geese),
white sands. Public park, picnic tables, rest rooms.
Monica State Beach, Municipal Pier, and Amusement Park
Highway at California Incline, Santa Monica. Wide and sandy, mobbed on
weekends; sunning, socializing. Bicycle and roller-skating path, volleyball
nets, playgrounds. Fishing, dining, and summer evening concerts on the pier.
Amusement park with roller coaster, Ferris wheel, antique carousel, and arcade.
Paid and street parking, bus stop, handicapped access, year-round lifeguard,
rest rooms, showers, bike and skate rentals, food concessions.
15900 Pacific Coast Highway at Temescal Canyon Road, Santa Monica.
Easy access to beach. Picnicking, playground. Street parking, rest
Venice City Beach,
Boardwalk, and Fishing Pier
1531 Ocean Front Walk (west of Pacific
Avenue), Venice. Easy access to beautiful, sandy beach. Boardwalk has street
performers, Muscle Beach (bodybuilding, basketball, paddle tennis, and
shuffleboard). Bike and skate rentals, volleyball. Paid and street parking, bus
stop, rest rooms, showers, food concessions.
15100 Pacific Coast Highway at Temescal Canyon Road, Santa
Monica. Easy access to three-mile long mostly sandy beach. Beginner surfing,
swimming, picnicking, surf fishing. Volleyball nets, gym equipment, playground,
families and young singles. Paid and street parking, lifeguard, rest
Will Roger's State
In 1922, Will Rogers, often called the "Cowboy Philosopher", bought
property above Sunset Boulevard commanding a view of the western Los Angeles,
Santa Monica, and the Pacific Ocean where he built a small weekend cottage. The
ranch became a state park in 1944.
Street Grille (Doubletree)
When it comes to dining, savor the superb
continental cuisine of the Fourth Street Grille with outdoor seating on the
Looking for a neighborhood kind of restaurant where corn tortillas
and spicy salsas are made from scratch, where pasilla chiles are roasted fresh
for tasty chile rellenos, and where homemade black beans are a testament to
everything canned beans aren't?
of culture, service, and delicious exotic Thai cuisines. Come, enjoy the
ambience and wonderful atmosphere of authentic Thai food.
We at The
Gaucho Grill credit our success to the fact that passion is what drives every
member of our team to succeed in serving our guests with the absolute best
food, drink & service
The small, modest sign outside this restaurant is fooling no one.
Chalk it up to the juicy moniker, the central location on busy Pico Boulevard,
the fresh-off-the-grill burgers or the power of word-of-mouth advertising --
whatever the reason, there's never an empty seat to be found.
(The Fly), I Will Follow, Stories for Boys, Helter Skelter, Exit, New York,
Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet, Please, Streets/Beautiful Day, Discotheque,
Pride. Drinks, music, cafes.
Local Favorites, Catering, Outdoor Dining, Cheap
The Greek Bistro Feast, featuring 16 delicious items served in
four separate courses is just the thing for a party. Lunch and dinner seven
days. Full bar; takeout; delivery
On the pier - it's coming!
Charming beachfront cafe offering great views of the Pacific
Ocean and Santa Monica Beach. Pedals offers both patio and inside dining for
breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rusty's Surf Ranch &
When the sun sets over the Pacific, Santa Monica Pier's most
popular restaurant becomes the city's favorite nightclub, featuring live
entertainment and dancing. Rusty's Surf Ranch has been selected both the area's
top music club and is a multiple winner of the California Restaurant Writer's
association 'Distinguished Restaurant' Award.
"Sushi Roku is a great raw
deal" - L.A. Times
at the Shore
Follow the banana plant and palm-tree lined pathway to
Santa Monica's posh indoor garden party, Ivy at the Shore, where a kitschy
beach décor duels with celebrity sightings for its patrons attention.
Much like its sister restaurant on Robertson Boulevard, Ivy at the Shore
specializes in serving as a resplendent locale for American cuisine and savory
For Seventeen Years Ocean Ave Seafood has delighted
restaurant patrons with the finest and freshest regional fish entrées in
Southern California. Yet, the Ocean Ave Seafood experience doesn't stop with
the freshest fish - the atmosphere is also perfect, a patio overlooking the
ocean, a warm and intimate bar, a mouth watering oyster bar, all enveloped in a
classic yet comfortable relaxed dining experience.
elevated restaurant has glass on three sides with a cantilevered, open-air deck
that affords a 180 panoramic view of the Pacific and Palisades
Anna Maria's La Trattoria
418 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Santa Monica, CA
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
516 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
Back on the Beach
445 Pacific Coast Highway
1652 Ocean Avenue
1657 Ocean Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA
Surf View Cafe
330 Santa Monica Pier
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147 W. Channel Rd. 459-8823
Swarthmore Ave. 459-7561
860 Via de la Paz 459-4406
538 Palisades Dr. 573-1411
15306 Sunset 459-768
15315 Antioch St.
House of Lee
15229 Sunset 454-0606
17336 Sunset Blvd. 459-7380
Marix Tex Mex
118 Entrada Dr. 459-8596
15424 Sunset Blvd. 459-4483
17300 PCH 454-3437
Antioch St. 459-7419
863 Swarthmore 454-6522
15317 Antioch St. 459-0396
1028 Swarthmore Ave. 454-6467
Main Street still maintains the art deco magic of its early days.
Its shops, stretching between Pico Boulevard and Marine Street, are festooned
with the out-of-the-ordinary. An eclectic mix of art galleries, antique shops,
and boutiques can mesmerize you
downtown shopping district and Third Street Promenade
It isn't just a
shopping experience it's a happening. Alive with street performers and
musicians, sidewalk cafes and movie theaters, the 3-block long pedestrian mall,
is dotted with fountains, coffee carts and sparkling lights
Santa Monica Place
The Place is an ocean view mall at the Broadway end of Third Street
Promenade, houses three stories of one-of-a-kind shops, Macy's and Robinson-May
department stores, famous name national merchandisers, and an international
food court called EATZ. In and among its 140 stores is merchandise you won't
find just anywhere. Like a myriad of hot sauces and salsas, fresh squeezed
juices from California fruits, cartoon character apparel and lots
of downtown, on a stretch between 7th and 17th Streets, is an upscale shopping
area with a neighborhood touch. Here you'll rub shoulders with movie stars who
consider this their neighborhood-shopping district. The best in fashion is a
Montana mainstay. And when you're too loaded down with bundles to take another
step. Relax at a coffee bar or cafe, bakery or luncheon spot that offers just
the right pick-me-up.
in origin and oh so Santa Monica in style. Here you can see and sample the
abundance of California fruits and vegetables delivered fresh from nearby
farms. Or pick a bunch of bright hued flowers to enliven your hotel room.
Wednesday's markets at 2nd and Arizona draws almost 90 farmers and is the
biggest market in the state. On Saturday at the same location, the choice
becomes organic. You might even spot a celebrity chef buying herbs and
vegetables for that evening's "special." There is another farmer's market on
Saturday at Cloverfield and Pico Boulevards that gives you another opportunity
to get fresh. And even on Sunday, you can delight in the community gathering at
the Main Street Market where kids enjoy pony rides and you can breakfast on
espresso, fresh baked breads and vine-ripened fruit.
|Los Angeles has so much to do you could spend weeks
trying to see it all. You have all that Hollywood has to offer including,
Universal Studios, Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood Walk Of Fame if movies
interest you. There are also many activities, sights and attractions to keep
you busy for your entire stay. You will enjoy all of the benefits of being by
the ocean, as well as everything that urban America has to offer.
The Santa Monica Pier
1908 is the oldest pleasure pier on the west coast. For generations it has been
the focal point of the City's beach and its premier attraction. Located on the
Pier are the historic Looff Hippodrome building and carousel, the spectacular
rides and games of the new Pacific Park, shops, restaurants, pubs,
entertainment and a fishing balcony. The Twilight Dance Series features free
concerts during the summer. (310) 458-8900.
Looff Hippodrome Building
The Santa Monica Pier has housed a
hand-carved carousel since 1916. The current one is a 1922 Philadelphia
Toboggan carousel, which was brought to the Pier in 1946. The 44- original
hand-painted wooden horses were restored in 1981 and were featured in the movie
Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. (310) 458-8867.
UCLA Discovery Center
Pier attraction is actually underneath the Pier at 1600 Ocean Front Walk. This
high-tech, interactive aquarium includes a wall aquarium, "wet labs," and tide
pool exhibits that focus on the delicate ecology of the Pacific Ocean.
Admission is $3. The Center is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays only
from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (310) 393-6149.
of the Santa Monica Pier, is the former beach workout site for body builders
Jack LaLanne and Vic and Armand Tanny. It is now marked with a sign detailing
its history. Efforts are underway to restore the area to its 1950's glory, but
you can still work out on its gymnastic rings and bars.
International Chess Park
the beachfront at Ocean Front Walk hundreds of matches are played each day
featuring players from beginners to masters. If you play, don't hesitate to
pick up a game.
The most famous and scenic of all Santa Monica's parks. This cliff
top 26-acre gathering spot overlooks the Pacific Ocean, offering a spectacular
view of the Bay from Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu. Enjoy its lush greenery,
palm shaded benches and walking/jogging paths. Palisades Park is also the home
of the Visitors Center where you find maps, calendars of events, tour and
accommodation suggestions and traveler's assistance of all kinds.
Boulevard) that famed symbol of moving on, made notable by John Steinbeck,
Bobby Troup and Nat King Cole enters the City at Centinela Avenue and ends its
national route at Ocean Avenue. Drive along its meandering way to capture not
only its history, but to see the City of Santa Monica in all its
3321 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 449-1844
254 South Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
205 North Canon Drive
Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 859-2830
Fine Arts Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA 90021
Phone: (310) 652-1330
Gascon Center Theatre
8737 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA
Phone: (310) 204-3126
1651 Eighteenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 453-1755
9070 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 838-5734
MacGowan Hall Little Theater
245 Circle Drive East
Phone: (310) 825-2101
Skirball Cultural Center
North Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 440-4500
241 South Moreno Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 556-9040
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