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Oct
7
Sun
Beach Ultimate Frisbee- B Coed Adult Intermediate @ Santa Monica Pier
Oct 7 – Dec 8 all-day
Ultimate Frisbee – Youth Coed Ages 11-14 @ Santa Monica Pier
Oct 7 – Dec 8 all-day
Nov
14
Wed
Funding, Structure and Valuation of Early Stage Companies @ WeWork - Santa Monica
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a discussion on the ins and outs of raising capital for new businesses through crowdsourcing, equity investments, business loans and more. Join us LIVE at WeWork in Santa Monica, or message us through our website to attend from a distance via Zoom, or to receive a recording of the discussion. All options are completely free of cost.  http://womenlawyersmeanbusiness.com

Steve Weisberg & his orchestra are Sworchestra! @ Magicopolis
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Noted for his long and busy career as a producer and music director, Steve Weisberg is bringing his orchestra, with a who’s who of LA’s top session musicians, together again for a variety show-style concert.

Joining Weisberg’s amazing 17-piece orchestra will be NRBQ founder Terry Adams, noted indie Latina singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, Billboard Jazz Charting Ghanian-American singer Abiah, noted father/son act The Cages, Suzy Williams – long known and loved as the songbird of Venice, and up and coming singer Clara Zimm, with more special guests to be announced.

Weisberg has extensive experience as an arranger and musical director on recordings and live events often for famed producer Hal Willner with artists including Sting, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, K.D. Lang, Macy Gray, BØRNS, David Byrne, Lou Reed, Carla Bley, Michael McDonald, Kesha, Tony Clifton, Howard Tate, Shane McGowan, Jill Sobule, Jackson Browne, Bill Frisell. and many, many more.

Weisberg describes his orchestral aspirations to be “Lawrence Welk meets Spike Jones meets Frank Zappa.” Adding, “come on down and get ready to be amazed, surprised and thoroughly entertained!”

Past SWO shows included performances by BØRNS, Victoria Williams, Jill Sobule, Petra Haden, Sussan Deyhim, Mocean Worker, and Perla Batalla, so attendees never know what surprise guests might pop up!

Video of SWORCHESTRA: https://youtu.be/2hFRgoRXhS4

Nov
15
Thu
“Recycle Your Moves” Water Bottle Swap @ Shore Hotel
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel and JUST Water are celebrating their new partnership by inviting everyone to make a swap for sustainability in an event open to the general public called “Recycle Your Moves.”

Taking place on America Recycles Day (November 15), the “Recycle Your Moves” event invites the first 500 guests swap their plastic water bottle for a free bottle of JUST Water. Attendees will also be invited to ‘recycle their moves’ with hip hop dance performances and enjoy a playlist of music curated for the occasion. With this activity, the partners will ignite the appreciation of the general public to make the swap and support the city’s commitment to sustainable travel.

SHINE: “Harvest” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

They say that in life, you reap what you sow. Storytellers will share how true that was for them at “SHINE: Harvest” on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00pm at the Santa Monica Playhouse. They’ll recount inspiring true stories of how earlier words or actions planted the seeds for life-changing events.

The stories will take us from the deserts of Las Vegas to the wilds of Guatemala, and the top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We’ll also travel from the strange byways of madness, a swim with the real-life “Jaws,” to a brilliant personal victory.

Storytellers selected for this month are Rachel Artenian, Leonard Bearne, Erica Blumfield, Jeffree Davis, Hardy K. Edwards, Michael Shutt, and Kirsten Wasson.

“SHINE: Harvest” will be also be hosted by the charming Kirsten Wasson. Since arriving in Los Angeles from New York, Kristen has presented stories at many venues including Tales by The Sea, P.E.Z., I Love A Good Story, Tell It! and SHINE, as well as reading stories on KCRW’s UNfictional. She is a counselor at a private secondary school, has published a book of poetry, and her memoir, Unaccompanied Minor: Growing Up in Flight, is forthcoming.

Live music will be provided by Nikki O’Neill is a singer-songwriter, guitar player and band leader, deeply in love with rhythm & blues and soul music. She performs with her band, The Nikki O’Neill Band, in LA venues such as Hotel Cafe and The Mint. Her 2018 singles and 2017 EP have received positive reviews by blues magazines in Europe and radio play on blues stations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Nikki is also the author of “Women’s Road to Rock Guitar” (Alfred Music/iBooks). https://nikkioneill.com

Storytellers for SHINE are chosen from some of the nation’s top award-winning storytellers, writers, and performers, as well as newcomers with great stories.

Little Miss Nasty @ Harvelle's Santa Monica
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
BLOCKCHAIN BEACH – SUNDAY SCREENING OF “TRUST MACHINE” @ Laemmle Monica Film Center
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mark Your Calendar For The Next Blockchain Beach Event!Join us for a panel of Blockchain industry leaders and the Limited Screening of Trust Machine. The networking and venue will be fantastic, so as always invite a friend!Get your ticket to the film screening and party before prices increase! Event: Trust Machine Screening Date(s): Nov. 16th – Nov. 22nd Time(s): 6:00pm – 9:30pm AGENDA6pmBlockchain 101 meetupLocation: Flower Child Restaurant, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401Duration: 1 hourBuild the community and invite newcomers to participate in learning more about Blockchain technology and Blockchain Beach.Provide information and resources to Blockchain Technology and Blockchain BeachProvide group information about Trust MachineDownload BNFT app and send tokens to all in attendance7:30pmTrust Machine Screening and Q & A panelLocation: Laemmle Theatres Monica, 1332 2nd St – Santa Monica, CADuration: Movie run time: 1hr 24 minutes – Q & A Panel: 20 minutesWatch movie and panel to discuss topics from film.TRUST MACHINE is the first blockchain-funded, blockchain-distributed, and blockchain-focused documentary, from entertainment tech company SingularDTV and Futurism Studios. The feature documentary explores the evolution of cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralization, including the technology’s role in addressing important real-world problems, such as world hunger and income inequality.9:30pm LOCATION TO BE DETERMINEDSponsors and community engagement with interviews, pitches, giveaways, etc.INVITE A FRIEND!

The Marriage Zone @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“The Marriage Zone” is back, now on the West side! Winner of best original play at the 2018 Valley Theater Awards. From Jeff Gould, author of “It’s Just Sex” and produced by former LA Kings owner, Bruce McNall. Beth and Cal’s 20-year marriage is at the crossroads. One day, while selling their house, a younger and an older couple unexpectedly show up at the door. It seems innocent at first, but after a little while, it becomes apparent that they are all the same couple at different stages of their relationship. They have crossed over into “The Marriage Zone”. Discoveries are made, secrets are revealed, and the result is a hilarious and poignant look at the life of a marriage. “Delightful and hilarious take on marriage”~Cynthia Citron, San Diego Jewish World “An intriguing conceit handled brilliantly by author and director Jeff Gould. Excellent cast!” ~Morna Murphy Martell, Theatre Spoken Here “The entire show is filled with abundant humor….enthusiastically recommend” ~Ron Irwin, Huntington Beach News “The cast is superb….Complex and unusual tale….Highly recommend” ~Samantha Simmonds Ronceros, Noho Arts District “Excellent…..A stellar cast and a great script”. ~Jarrett Christensen, Tolucan Times “Sweet comedy about marriage”…Gould’s writing is crisp, glib, and playful”…”The performances are surprisingly nuanced.” ~ Paul Birchall, STAGE RAW

The Coffis Brothers and Hunter & the Dirty Jacks @ Harvelles Blues Club
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hunter and The Dirty Jacks:Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are Hand-Crafted California Rock & Roll -like smoky whiskey with phosphorescent ice cubes in a blues-tintedglass. Led by frontman Hunter Ackerman and flanked by guitar playersCarmelo Bonaventura and Jon Siembieda, with Aaron Barnes grooving thebottom end on bass and Brian Lara keeping the rootsy tribal beats,this band has been packing roadhouses and clubs in every town from SanDiego to Seattle to Denver. Recently signed to the world’s leadingindependent record label, Spectra Music Group, the album “SingleBarrel” is playing on 150+ radio stations, holds 14 televisionlicensing deals including Discovery Networks, MTV, and E! Network,while live the band has been dazzling musical reviewers bothnationally and internationally with its “uncompromising energy andtheatrical dominance” (Broke Ass Stuart) “befitting of a band thatfollows the legacy of the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes.”(jambandsonline).