Category: Events

Sampling tour of restaurants at Taste of Abbot Kinney

The fourth annual Taste of Abbot Kinney, featuring a walking tour to sample dishes from restaurants on the eclectic Venice boulevard, as well as beer and wine tastings, will be held Sunday, Oct. 14. Proceeds from the event will support Inside Out Community Arts, a Venice-based organization that works to promote healthy interaction among at-risk youth through visual arts, performing arts, and media workshops. The tour is intended to showcase the diverse restaurants along Abbot Kinney Boulevard and allow visitors to sample some of their signature dishes. Tour locations include Abbot’s Habit, Abbot’s Pizza, Benny’s Tacos, Casalinda, Dry Tour,...

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Yoga musical for children, Wee Yogis Play, to premiere at Magicopolis

The inaugural yoga musical, Wee Yogis Play, will premiere with two performances at the Magicopolis Theatre in Santa Monica, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 at 5 p.m. The musical is presented by Jocelyn Kay Levy, also known as KayLee Smiles, and her organization, “Wee Yogis Play,” a non-profit that uses yoga to improve the well being of children. In Wee Yogis Play, 25 adult actors, musicians, singers and yogis will entertain and inspire children, while delivering fun and hilarity for people of all ages, event organizers say. Written and directed by Levy, the musical is based off the original kids yoga music album Wee Yogis Play, which was created by KayLee Smiles in 2010 and gained popularity as a favorite throughout Mommy and Me yoga classes, child development classes and daycares. It is designed to teach children the life-changing art of yoga through an entertaining sequence of songs, and teach poses through music, games and fun, says Levy. “We put the musical (www.indiegogo.com/weeyogisplay) up on Indiegogo, which is a crowd-funding site, and we truly hope to raise enough money to impact children in the Los Angeles, area,” says Levy. “Yoga, movement and music have been proven to help treat depression, anxiety, and other social, mental and physical disorders. This is especially effective in the treatment of children.” The Magicopolis Theatre is at 1418 14th St., Santa Monica....

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Other Venice Film Festival to feature work of over 50 filmmakers

The Other Venice Film Festival will return for its ninth season with three days of film screenings, panel discussions, local artists, parties and live music from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12 through 14. The festival is a community event dedicated to screening full-length, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, according to event producers. More than 50 filmmakers, including some international directors, will have their films screened — more than double the number of filmmakers at last year’s festival. “We’re extremely excited about the ninth season of Other Venice Film Festival, which offers...

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