Photo LA is an international fine art photography exhibition and sale. Approximately 70 exhibitors from galleries around the world converge on Santa Monica to showcase and sell fine art photographs from some of the most famous names in photography, as well as emerging fine art photographers. In addition to the gallery booths, there are lectures by photographers, photo editors, and photo collectors. For more information, visit www.photola.com, or call (323) 937-5525.
MLK Education Awards “Jazz & Blues Dinner Show”
3321 W. Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
Friday, Jan. 13, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a complete gourmet dinner along with intimate musical performances, featuring jazz pianist Ron Levy, Sharon Marie Cline “The Divine Miss Cline”and blues singer, Sista Jean. Valet and limited street parking are available. Space is limited. Advance Tickets: $50/person donation. Proceeds to benefit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition’s Education Awards for Westside High School and community college students.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 10:30 a.m.
The City of Long Beach will hold their Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade Celebration along Martin Luther King Jr. Ave; from 7th Street north to King Park, where a festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“MLK Kidz Party” Virginia Avenue Park’s Kidz Zone
2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica
Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
A kid-friendly introduction to the life and teachings of MLK, featuring live music for kids by Michael Cladis; “We Shall Overcome,” by Creative PlayGround; Face Painting, Wet-On Tattoos & Stickers; Art Projects & Origami; Fabian’s Foto Booth, refreshments and more! The event will be held at Virginia Avenue Park’s Kidz Zone is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/117887414944593/
Presented in cooperation with the NAACP Santa Monica-Venice Branch, the Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council and Enhanced Brilliance. Featuring “Dreams of King” by Actor Gerald C. Rivers, DJ Noj & The Veniceville Players, The 440’s, Rockstar Education, YoYo’s School of Hip Hop, & More! Free and open to the public. Space limited. Additional parking is available behind building. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/168466579858112/
The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards– Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210)
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
The Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television, is back in it’s 69th year. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry’s awards season both domestic and foreign.
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s 6th Annual Commemorative MLK Weekend Family Concert
525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 3:30pm
This free event features guitarist Adam Del Monte, and conductor Allen Robert Gross. Program: Dvorák: Three Slavonic Dances; Chen Yi: Duo Ye; Adam Del Monte: Paisajes, Concerto for Flamenco Guitar and Orchestra (premiere); and Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2.
Kingdom Day Parade
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 11 a.m.
The Annual Kingdom Day Parade will begin at Martin Luther King Blvd. and Western Ave., traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd., and south on Crenshaw Blvd. to Vernon Ave.culminating in a festival at Leimert Park.
27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Celebration and Community Involvement Fair
SGI-USA Auditorium 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A multi-ethnic interfaith celebration featuring Congresswoman Janice Hahn, U.S. House of Representatives; music and dance performances; education awards presentations; inspirational readings and more! The celebration is followed by a Community Involvement Fair from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, across the street at 606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Refreshments served and informational displays by a variety of community organizations. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/109136529159790/
Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour – Los Angeles Kings 1111 S Figueroa St. 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015
Jan. 27, 2012
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. For more information visit http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour/tickets.aspx