Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE & DOCENT TOURS
Visit the Marion Davies Guest House and discover the rich
history of the Beach House.
There is no charge to visit the Guest House.
June 10 through September 5
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from
11am-2pm and Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm prior to Beach = Culture events.
Visitors are welcome from 11am – 2pm during which time Santa
Monica Conservancy docents are available to share history, answer questions and
provide brief tours.
Formal docent tours will be available at 11am, noon and
Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no
reservations are required.
For groups of 30-45, there is
limited availability for tours on some Thursdays during the summer. If
you are interested in bringing a group to the Beach House, please call Guest
Services at 310-458-4904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Swinging tunes with Johnny Boyd and Friends
Tuesday Aug 30, 6:30 - 8pm
No one exemplifies modern-day
crooning better than Johnny Boyd: smooth, romantic vocals; a classic
gentleman’s style; and dynamic, irreverent performances. But it’s his fresh,
emotive, all-original contributions to the Great American Songbook that will be
his legacy. Boyd, a prolific songwriter, is renowned for his unique ability to
seamlessly blend jazz, swing, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the
nostalgic charisma of a bygone era. Program called from the stage.
“If Frank Sinatra and Johnny
Cash had a love child, it would be Johnny Boyd.” - NPR
Groove with Korduroy
Tuesday Sep 13, 6:30 - 8pm
Korduroy will be drawing from a rich tapestry of musical stylings including Funk, Latin, Reggae, Afro-Beat, and more. They collectively create music based on groove and feeling rather than conform to a singular genre or style. The majority of their work is composed by bandleader Isaac López and arranged by all members of the ensemble; you may additionally hear a few recognizable songs that the group makes their own. Enjoy the music and if you feel inspired, move along with their infectious rhythm!
Red Hen Press Reading: Brian Doyle, Ron Koertge, Brendan Constantine & Aimee Bender
Tuesday Sep 20, 6:30 - 8pm
Poems, short stories, fairy tales, oh my! In his latest short story collection, Oregon Book Award winner Brian Doyle explores the riveting and peculiar, with genius Girl Scouts who save a radio station, tailors who specialize in holes, and a baby born from a lake in Illinois. U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins calls Ron Koertge “the wisest, most entertaining wiseguy in American poetry.” Brendan Constantine constructs a thesis on life as we remember it from moment to moment in his new book on forgetting. The Globe and Mail says of Aimee Bender’s writing, “You love the fairy tale. But when Bender pulls aside the curtain and shows you the dark swirling truth, you cannot look away.” Follow these authors down the yellow brick road on a journey that’ll get you thinking all through the night.
"Language of Landscape" - On View July 29 - September 27, 2016
The language of landscape is portrayed variously in cultures worldwide and throughout history. This exhibition features perspectives of landscape both fictional and nonfictional, representational and abstract. Using the mediums of drawing and painting and dabbling in both scientific method and mythology, four artists create a hybrid of inner and outer worlds.
Artists: John Dembski, Melissa Huddleston, Pam Posey, and Christine Nguyen. On view July 29 - September 27, 2016.
*Please check the website calendar or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours.
About the Gallery:
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural programming, a rotating exhibition program has been created to showcase the work of local artists, artist groups, photographers and curators—both emerging and established. Exhibitions are programmed a year in advance through an open call for group exhibitions issued each year in May. To receive this call and for information about other artist opportunities, please click here or visit the Cultural Affairs website and navigate to the “Artist Opportunities” page to join our mailing list. For more cultural offerings in Santa Monica, visit the Cultural Aff airs website. For more information about the gallery, please e-mail Naomi Okuyama at email@example.com or call (310) 458-8350.
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