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Sinjin Beach Volleyball Camp at Ocean Park @ Ocean View Beach South, Lot 4
Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day
Apr 18 all-day

The Santa Monica History Museum will host a Shirley Temple birthday tea party and one-day exhibition on Saturday, April 18th, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm, at the Santa Monica History Museum, located at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The Tea Party and one-day exhibition honors Shirley Temple’s Storybook television series. The series was a children’s anthology hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple and featured adaptations of popular fairytales. A delicious traditional tea service, sponsored by Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, will be served while special guests Beverly Washburn, Angela Cartwright and Ann Jillian share their experiences working with Shirley Temple. Tickets for the tea and exhibition are $45 and will benefit the museum. To reserve a seat please RSVP by April 16 to [email protected] as space is limited. Visitors may also visit the museum to see the exhibition and galleries from 10 AM to 5 PM, for the usual admission price, without admission to the tea. The museum is open to the public Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission is $10 for adults (or $15 for two) and $5 for seniors & students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Please direct questions to John Klopping, Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or [email protected]: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.Eye Spy LA is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.Go To Website *** Get MAP ***

Jamaica Farewell @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Jamaica. Revolution. Visa. Impossible. CIA. Seduction. Desperation. A dream. Heartbreak. Handsome. American. Customs. Million dollars. Duffel bag. Machetes. Goats. Prostitutes. Bullets. Adrenaline. Kerosene. Run for your life. Based on a true story.

Free Admission Day @ Santa Monica History Museum
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us this Thursday, April 23 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM and visit the exciting new women’s suffrage exhibition open through June 13. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or [email protected]

New Poems for a New Decade with Dinah Berland @ Camera Obscura Art Lab
Apr 26 – Jul 11 all-day
Einstein! @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Einstein! Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 ONE SHOW ONLY! WEBSITE: http://einsteintheplay.com/Einstein/Einstein_Home.html Its Berlin 1914, a younger, pre-crazy-haired, Albert Einstein awaits news from an eclipse expedition that will prove his Theory of General Relativity. But Einstein is sent sideways in a world crumbling around him due to The Great War, colleagues stealing his theories, being isolated for his pacifist views, a wife who won’t give him a divorce, his failing health, a huge scientific backlash, anti-Semitism, thoughts of suicide, his own self destructive genius and a young son fighting for his father’s affections. Meanwhile, he comes up with a theory that changes the way we live our lives today. Einstein! is an inspirational and true story. Based on the recent release of 15,000 documents and three years of research– writer and performer Jack Fry shares insight into Einstein’s early life, a story that few people know. Among many things, this play highlights the trials we all face as individuals in a world that at times doesn’t want us to succeed. This show, told in extraordinary detail, sheds light on the triumph of the human spirit as we are witness to history’s hand pushing, pulling, and knocking Einstein about, at last giving birth to our modern technical age. It’s truly the story that made his hair “crazy.” * 90 minutes FREE PARKING at parking structure directly across from theater. * Show runs 80 minutes with NO INTERMISSION. * Our popular VIP tickets are available again! SOLD OUT NY RUN ~ 2017 STEM Theater Festival HIGHEST GROSSING SHOW ~ 2017 STEM Theater Festival A 2016 BEST PERFORMANCE ~ DC Metro Theater Arts, NYC SOLD OUT NY RUN ~ 2016 NY International Fringe Festival TOP 10 SHOWS TO SEE ~ 2016 NY International Fringe Festival Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 “Everything about Einstein! is pure genius.” ~ DC Metro Theater Arts, NY “Funny, touching, and intimate… A triumph.” ~ Huffington Post, LA “Fry is outstanding… Engaging from start to finish.” ~ London Free Press “This show is a guarantee.” ~ Jewish Journal, LA “Jack Fry will remind you of your coolest teacher ever.” Theater is Easy, NY *Kid friendly 10 years and up *Please arrive 15 minutes early. Due to the popularity of the event, if you do not arrive by the scheduled show time, your tickets could be forfeited. ~ Management

Los Angeles Opera – Angel’s Bone @ The Broad Stage
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zeds Dead (18+ Event) @ ParkMe Headquarters
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey!” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! — Shelley Fisher’s Hit Solo Show The longest-running solo musical play in the U.S., The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! comes to the Santa Monica Playhouse. Raised in the Deep South, Shelley Fisher has had success as a jazz and blues vocalist and recording artist in L.A., along with creating her own romantic-comedy cooking show, Forkplay. She even had a close encounter with The King himself, Elvis! Her tale is a heartwarming testament to the power of dreams, determination and finding purpose beyond the Hollywood sign. The Hebrew Hillbilly, her funny and moving musical celebration, features 17 original Memphis-inspired pop, blues and rock ‘n’ roll songs, which she penned with pop composers Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch.

“Aleichem Sholom!” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world’s most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you’re treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem’s real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man’s 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical — the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy — stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.