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29 May  

Twilight Concert Series Returns to Santa Monica July 5th!

The 28th Annual Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, presented by OneWest Bank, returns with its FREE performances to the Santa Monica Pier Thursday nights July 5th through September 6th, 2012.

Visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy an international array of top tier presentations that have traveled from such far flung locales as Mali, Cuba, Australia and Jamaica, including:

JULY 5 – Donavon Frankenreiter & Jeff Young
JULY 12 – The Mighty Diamonds &The Lions
JULY 19 – Haim & Wildcat! Wildcat!
JULY 26 – Jackie Greene & Rustys Surf Ranch Emerging Artist winner
AUGUST 2 – Australia Rocks featuring Kasey Chambers
AUGUST 9 – Parade Collective – Showcase featuring musicians from Cirque du Soleil®
AUGUST 16 – Amadou & Mariam & Y La Bamba
AUGUST 23 – Alex Cuba & Lucky 7 Mambo
AUGUST 30 – New Orleans own Hot 8 Brass Band & The Gumbo Brothers
SEPTEMBER 6 – Best Coast

For more information on the Twilight Concert Series 2012 lineup, visit For more on Summer events and activities in Santa Monica, visit

22 May  

Santa Monica’s 74th Memorial Day Observance

Santa Monica's 74th Memorial Day Observance

This event honors our nation’s brave military men and women who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom we all enjoy today. We will be honoring Santa Monica’s current connection with and our history to the United States Military.

Program highlights include: Patriotic music by The Santa Monica Oceanaires, Solo performance by Santa Monica Police Officer Shaun Dove, DC3 Flyover and much more!

Event parking is available at the Santa Monica College Parking Lot 6, located at the corner of Pico Blvd, and 14th St. The Big Blue Bus will provide a shuttle from the parking lot to Woodlawn beginning at 10:00am. There will be no parking on site.

City of Santa Monica
Woodland Cemetery,
Mausoleum and Mortuary
1847 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 458-8717

17 May  

Grand Opening: Downtown L.A. Bicycles

Grand Opening: Downtown L.A. Bicycles

For most Los Angeles cyclists biking is much more than a hobby; it’s a lifestyle –and Downtown L.A. Bicycles has become the go to for every cycling essential.

Since opening its doors in 2010 Downtown L.A. Bicycles has established itself as an authority in the cyclist community by providing everything from service repairs to one of a kind yoga rides. Now, with its second location in Santa Monica, Downtown L.A. Bicycles hopes to expand their educational and fun approach to cycling to Los Angeles’ west side.

This store opening aims to cultivate the lifestyle around the cycling community in Los Angeles. Events include a custom Yoga routine designed for biking, BMX bike demonstrations, an interactive safety scavenger hunt, raffles and much more.

The Santa Monica grand opening of Downtown L.A. Bicycles is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at 700 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 at 12:00 P.M. Interviews with the owner are available by request.

Founded by bike enthusiast Naveed in 2008, Downtown L.A. Bicycles as a side project out of his parents’ home. Two years later the family opened their flagship store in Los Angeles and quickly became the cycling authority in Downtown Los Angeles while maintaining the family oriented atmosphere as well as their focus on education. For more information please visit

01 May  

A Fabulous Drink at The Lobster

By Nicole Carbon

Flickr Creative Common User Juice Stains

I love Santa Monica because this is my new home.  I am an established blogger and lifestyle writer coming to you from Austin, Texas.  I will be blogging about my fabulous finds around the area at Looking forward to working together.


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