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On Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., 18th Street Arts Center, is bringing its renowned BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) back to Santa Monica. Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and the finest craft beers around.
As the only Craft Beer Festival in Santa Monica, this year’s attendance is anticipated at close to 1,300. And the event is a steal, with tickets priced at just $35. Tickets are on sale at: BAM Fest 2011 and in person at the Library Alehouse, 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. 90405. For more information about BAM Fest 2011 and 18th Street Arts Center.
Check out the Top 5 reasons why you should shell out $35 for B.A.M fest
1. You get unlimited tasting of some of the best 20-plus breweries, including popular new Belgium, Stone Brewing companies, great Eel River and Green Flash Breweries.
2. Savor organic gourmet and sweat treats by green truck and big swirl truck.
3. Groove to the blues infused sound of JT Ross’s rock-and-roll band Speedway, acoustic rock/pop music of The 3 Heads, Venice-based Makepeace Brothers and Christopher Hawley Rollers for five hours.
( Attendees are warned to wear comfortable shoes as the bands promise to keep you on your toes).
4. Explore artist studios and galleries; Los Angeles-based art organization, Create:Fixate, photographic exhibition by artist-duo Rick Mendoza and Jim Marquez and a “beer-themed” exhibition by various artists.
5. What’s more? You get a B.A.M. Fest logo tasting glass and all proceeds from the event go towards 18th Street Arts Center, a Santa Monica 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. So drink up for a cause!
From Big Blue Bus:
Paul Casey, Senior Service Planner for the City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, has been awarded the Swedish Institute’s Swedish-American Bicentennial Fellowship. This prestigious grant recognizes Mr. Casey for his professional work and accomplishments at the Big Blue Bus for more than a decade.
“Paul Casey’s willingness to try new things has made a significant impact within the Big Blue Bus. His global perspective and creativity have allowed him to bring innovative ideas to our community,” says Joe Stitcher, Assistant Director of Transit Operations.
The Swedish Institute, a government agency that values culture and education, administers the Swedish-American Exchange Fund for non-academic research and professional enrichment. This travel grant allows recipients to travel to Sweden for up to four weeks to generate projects in fields including public administration and the human environment.
Mr. Casey’s fellowship begins September 1, 2011 in the City of Malmo, Sweden – which is the fourth most sustainable city in the world – where he will conduct research on sustainable city planning. He will then travel to Stockholm to research their transit system and learn about their innovative transit solutions to traffic congestion.
“While I’ve traveled the world and been fortunate to study in many places, I am particularly excited about the experience the Swedish Institute fellowship will provide me in generating new sustainability strategies to help improve transit within Santa Monica and the west side of Los Angeles,” says Casey.
Paul Casey is an avid world-traveller which allows him to be open-minded to many different perspectives. He strongly believes in delving into unfamiliar situations in order to broaden one’s horizons. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Geography at the University of Chicago, a degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Louisiana, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Southern California.
Locally, Paul Casey has worked with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where he managed contracts with private companies for the operation of community transit services. In 1999, Mr. Casey began working with Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus. Mr. Casey has designed two Rapid Transit routes, negotiated service parameters with Los Angeles County MTA, secured cooperation of other City departments for street related improvements, and completed the service planning for several Mini Blue routes.
Mr. Casey has also negotiated agreements for innovative fare payment programs with UCLA and Santa Monica College that allow students, faculty, and staff to ride the Big Blue Bus at no charge with the schools compensating Big Blue Bus based on ridership. The Big Blue Bus has seen a 40% increase in riders from the SMC program alone.
“The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus congratulates Paul Casey for being awarded the Swedish-American Bicentennial Fellowship. While the Big Blue Bus has long benefitted from his innovative transit planning, we believe this recognition is an endorsement of his efforts and creativity,” adds Stitcher.
Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s third annual Tour da Arts bike event invites you to participate in a spoke-card workshop and a scenic ride with stops for music, dance, and art along the way. The ride culminates at SMMoA with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble – a tuneful collaborative performance of bicycle bells.
Stop 1 – ART (Noon – 2 pm)SMMoA Tour da Arts
Santa Monica Museum of Art art workshop, exhibitions, and mini-festival
Spoke Card Art Workshop: make an original spoke card for your bike. FREE for SMMoA members: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 for non-members: click here to purchase tickets.
See SMMoA exhibitions: Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining; Simmons & Burke: In Media(s) Res, Media(s) in Res; and Park Studio: State of Mind.
Enjoy our cycling culture mini-fest:
Advocacy: Los Angeles Bike Coalition/Santa Monica Spoke, C.I.C.L.E., Tune-up tent by Bikerowave
Excitement: CicLAvia, Tour de Fat, Perry’s Café Bike Tours
Local Design: Bicycle Fixation, Swrve – Urban Cycling Apparel, Shifty – Flirty Bike Fashion
Food trucks: Dosa Truck and Mandoline Grill.
Bicycle Bell Ensemble
Stop 2 – DANCE (between 3 – 4 pm)Broad Stage
The Broad Stage world music and dance
Arrive at The Broad Stage – Experience a performance by Global Motion, a group dedicated to educating, preserving, and performing world dance. www.thebroadstage.com
Stop 3 – MUSIC (between 4 – 6 pm) Jazz on the Lawn, City Hall
Santa Monica City Hall presents Jazz on the Lawn with The Electones
Peddle and settle on the garden of Santa Monica City Hall to listen and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with The Electones.
Return to SMMoA and perform in the Bicycle Bell Ensemble
Complete the ride by participating in a closing collaborative performance with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble led by artist Patrick Miller, Sister Mantos, Télématique, and David Semien.
All stops will last about 30 minutes. Full bike route is approximately 7 miles at an easy pace. Snacks and refreshments provided by Whole Foods Santa Monica, Clif Bar, O.N.E. Coconut Water, and IZZE.
We have been covering Topless Day for the past two years and the movement which urges equal “topless rights” as men” will be back this Sunday, August 21, 2011 to Venice beach.
Participants will assemble on the sand at 1PM where Navy St. meets Ocean Front Walk. The march will begin at approximately 2PM and go south along Ocean Front Walk to Windward Circle for speeches and entertainment.
New to Topless Day? Check out our past coverage of the Topless Day.
Check out Images from Venice Beach Topless Day 2011
Check out Images from Venice Beach Topless Day 2010
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FROM: ZJ Boarding House
” Since our last movie night featuring ‘Five Summer Stories’ was so popular, we are continuing the tradition with The retro flick, ‘Bali High’ featuring Gerry Lopez, Peter mcCabe, Tommy Carroll & Larry Blair on a spellbinding adventure through surfing’s colorful frontiers. Explore Indonesia, Hawaii, and the mysterious Isle of Kong on a surfing odyssey. A film of travel and discovery of uncrowded locations. This film has become one of the all time best selling surf films in the world.”
Hope to see you Friday, August 26th at 8pm!
Grab your old beach blanket or chair again and head down to your favorite surf shop for another installment of Nigh Sesh!
This time we are featuring the epic surf adventure film ‘Bali High’, featuring Gerry Lopez, Peter mcCabe, Tommy Carroll & Larry Blair on a spellbinding adventure through surfing’s colorful frontiers.
Explore Indonesia, Hawaii, and the mysterious Isle of Kong on a
surfing odyssey. A film of travel and discovery of uncrowded locations. This film has become one of the all time best selling surf films in the world.
To attend the Surf Movie Night: Click here: ZJ boarding house Bali High Event
Looking to quench your thirst with good beer and wine, along with satisfying your stomach with food from your favorite trucks, all while supporting a good cause? Then stop by The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica this Saturday, August 6 from 2-6pm for their first Toast & Taste event!
I spoke with Jennifer Vides, Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, to learn a little more about Toast & Taste.
Voice of Santa Monica (VOSM): How did Toast & Taste come about?
Jennifer Vides (JV): Toast & Taste was created out of a brainstorming session, explained Jennifer, who joined the Boys & Girls Club last fall. We wanted to create a fundraising event that was affordable and a lot of fun. This event will be hosted by Club Blue which is a volunteer committee comprised of young LA professionals. They set out to host events with the aim of reaching a younger community while also raising funds for the club.
VOSM: Are there any sponsors for Toast & Taste?
VOSM: What percentage of the proceeds will go towards the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica?
JV: All of the money raised from admission tickets will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica.
VOSM: That’s wonderful news!
JV: It is! It’s one of many reasons why we’re really excited about this event!
VOSM: Which vendors will be participating?
VOSM: I understand there will be some food trucks also taking part. Which ones have you lined up?
JV: Several food trucks will be in attendance, including Rebel Bite, The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Flower Truck, and Cheeseball Wagon. And we just added The Greasy Weiner earlier this week. While it should be noted that the food purchased from the trucks is separate from the admission price, all of the trucks will also be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club.
VOSM: How much beer and wine can an attendee sample during the event?
JV: They’re welcome to sample as much as they want.
VOSM: I would imagine that Toast & Taste is an adults-only event.
JV: This event is for adults 21 and over. However, parents are welcome to bring their children as we’ll have staff on hand to watch the children in a separate playground area while they enjoy the event. There will also be a picnic area so kids can eat with their parents.
VOSM: What else will be on tap for Toast & Taste?
JV: We will have a silent auction during the event, explained Jennifer, a graduate of The University of Miami and a diehard supporter of “The U”. Some of the prizes up for auction include yoga classes, private training sessions, restaurant gift certificates, VIP Race Pass at LA Racing, and passes to see Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Toast & Taste is a good way to enjoy Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, and doing so while contributing to a local club that has been an integral part of Santa Monica for over 60 years. There’s still time to purchase your ticket in advance – and save $10 off of the door price! Click here to purchase your ticket now!
Toast & Taste
Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 2pm-6pm
$29 in advance, $39 day of event
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica
1238 Lincoln Boulevard (Between Wilshire and Arizona)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Created by popular demand, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is offering its first ever summer camp program in the first two weeks of August. Science Adventures Camp is a fun, safe and exciting way for kids (ages six to 12) to explore the local coastal environment of the Santa Monica Bay and learn marine science.
A weeklong Science Adventures Camp runs from August 1st through the 5th. Campers will have exclusive use of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, exploring the marine environment and becoming acquainted with more than 100 species of live animals and plants. From August 9th through the 12th, single session, half-day camp dates are available.
Whether looking to enrich a child’s summer days through a week-long day camp, or provide a one day educational experience, this summer camp program is designed to engage kids in marine science and promote ocean stewardship.
Camp spaces are extremely limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available on the Aquarium’s website at www.healthebay.org/smpa. The Aquarium is located at 1600 Ocean Front Walk, beach level beneath the Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier. More information is also available by calling 310-393-6149, ext. 103.
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