Regular Events

For a full list of upcoming events here in Santa Monica, organized by our BLSM partners + participating businesses:  click here.   Here are some of our favorite weekly events....

DOWNTOWN FARMERS' MARKETS
Every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.+ Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street.  www.smgov.net/farmers_market/

PICO FARMERS' MARKET
Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Location:  Virginia Avenue Park (Pico Boulevard at 22nd St). www.smgov.net/farmers_market

MAIN STREET FARMERS' MARKET
Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 2640 Main Street.  Free validation parking at the beach. Free bicycle valet parking at the market.  www.smgov.net/farmers_market/

TECH TALK TUESDAYS
2nd Tuesdays, monthly, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free but RSVP required. Location: SM Chamber, 1234 6th Street.  www.smchamber.com

BUSINESS @ SUNSET MIXER
3rd Wednesdays, monthly, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Locations vary, to RSVP and purchase tickets: www.smchamber.com

Monday
Nov132017

Extra Bedroom Program for Santa Monica Residents

November 13, 2017 – January 19, 2018

Do you wish you could find a hotel deal or had an extra bedroom for guests during the holidays?

Well, you are in luck because Santa Monica hotels are extending special hotel deals for Santa Monica residents and their guests as part of the Santa Monica Extra Bedroom program, taking place November 13, 2017 through January 19, 2018! Help your friends and family find a place to stay while visiting this season. Simply show proof of Santa Monica residency and you can receive the special Santa Monica hotel deals highlighted below.

 

Friday
Jan122018

Dine LA 2018....in Santa Monica!

January 12- 26, 2018

Over 39 participating restaurants across Santa Monica

Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. is a 15-day dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer.

Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 300 restaurants.  We, of course, are partial to our participating Santa Monica restaurants - 39 this year!  It's a great time to #EatLocalSM and try a local restaurant you've always wanted to go to and/or enjoy a local favorite with great fset price lunch + dinner specials!  Part of California Restaurant Month. 

For more information, visit discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week/#

Friday
Jan262018

Buy Local SM Committee Quarterly Meeting 

11 am - 12 pm

Location: DTSM Inc, 1351 Third St Promenade

At our Buy Local SM Committee Quaterly Meeting we will be reviewing the Small Business Saturday/Tis the Season to Buy Local 2017 marketing campaign + launching the Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest of 2018.  Attendees can pick up copies of all the Most Loved marketing materials, social media toolkit, learn more about the annual contest (now in it's 5th year) and get tips for marketing your business as a #MostLovedSM 2018 contender!

All of our Buy Local SM businesses are encouraged to attend.  Any questions, contact Jennifer Taylor, Buy Local SM Committee Chair at (310) 458-8906.

Wednesday
Jan312018

Bike Local SM Handlebar Happy Hour (Monthly)

Location:  Truxton's American Bistro, 1329 Santa Monica Blvd 

5:30 -7 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Handlebar Happy Hour where we'll be celebrating bicycling with our Bike Local Santa Monica partners - SM SPOKE + friends - at some of our favorite Buy Local SM bars + restaurants!  Alll are welcome!

 

Thursday
Feb012018

State of the City 2018: Economic Sustainability Summit

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Location:  SGI World Peace Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd

Organized by the SM Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Santa Monica.  Check-in starts at 4:30 pm with the program beginning at 5 pm.  For more info + to purchase tickets:  smchamber.com/stateofthecity or call (310) 393-9825. 

Saturday
Feb032018

The Velveteen Rabbit - Presented by Morgan-Wixson Theatre Y.E.S.

Saturdays + Sundays at 11 a.m. from February 3 - 18, 2018

Location:  The Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre Y.E.S. (Youth Education/Entertainment Series) proudly presents The Velveteen Rabbit - The Musical Where Toys Become Real!

Although it is the most modest toy in the nursery, the Velveteen Rabbit earns the love of a young child and learns the joys and pain of becoming "Real." Margery Williams' classic book springs to magical life in this enchanting musical about love, loss, and self-esteem, with music by the composer of the smash Off-Broadway revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. The show is recommended for children ages 3 and up.  Kids ages 3+ and adults of all ages will love the show. There will be one intermission and the cast will come out and sign autographs at the end!

Free parking just west of the theatre at the Venice Family Clinic.

Order tickets online at  https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or save online fees by calling our box office directly at (310) 828-7519. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Group rates available.

The cast of The Velveteen Rabbit. (Photo credit: Miriam Billington)