Another month, another festival! Discover how to enjoy a greener, more sustainable, healthy lifestyle at the 22nd Annual Santa Monica Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Bring the family, it’s free! The fun begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. in Clover Park. Click here to view the program schedule.
The Santa Monica Festival features live music, dance performances, art workshops, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes and more! A heart-pounding, bass-thumping Hip Hop routine led by Angela Robinson kicks off the line-up of eclectic music and dance performances. Listen to songwriter, singer, and accordionist Jessica Fichot – think French chanteuse mixed with gypsy jazz and the folk music of China and Latin America. The Lions are slated to rock the Ocean Stage with a reggae-infused sound firmly rooted in soul music. Activist dance company, Contra- Tiempo, will showcase their contemporary take on salsa, Afro-Cuban, and urban styles. The Voice of ONE Gospel Singers are presented by Juneteenth to honor the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Never seen a live flash mob? Get ready for Crest Elementary School’s flash mob to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller! Shutting down the day is Boogaloo Assassins with a rousing fusion of R&B, Doo-Wop, Afro- Caribbean jazz, and salsa.
Move and groove. Complimentary square dancing, salsa, yoga, Zumba and self-defense classes show you how fitness can be fun!
Get creative in the Art Zone with drawing workshops, games, storytelling, and face painting with with the Santa Monica Symphony, Kids on Stage!, the Santa Monica Playhouse and The Broad Stage. Contemporary artist Cassandra Tondro leads a workshop creating eco-friendly art, using recycled latex house paint collected from the City’s Household Hazardous Waste facility. Participate in the Mobile Mural Lab (MML -,a traveling art studio and multi-media exhibition space) by contributing to a mural painted on the MML vehicle. The Santa Monica Museum of Art invites kids to get in touch with their creative superpowers by designing their own wearable cape using recycled fabric. Or, head over to the “ant farm,” where kids can craft headband antennas and dig into a magical colony of engaging books, thanks to the Santa Monica Public Library.
MC Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining keeps things cooking on the Culinary Stage, where Chef Clemence Gosset of the Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will sweeten the event with a decadent dessert demonstration. Ricky Flores of Co-Opportunity will show you how to prepare his signature Co-op kale salad. Josie Restaurant’s Chef Josie Le Balch and returning champion, Top Chef alum, Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant, battle it out to create the tastiest, nutritious $15 meal for four. Children can join the Kid’s Kitchen with Kelly Dumke.
Splurge on earth-friendly, artistic wares, jewelry, and crafts from Santa Monica’s favorite artisans, artists, and independent vendors. Satisfy your hunger by patronizing the food trucks and carts on hand.
Explore some of the organizations dedicated to keeping Santa Monica beautiful, safe, and great. Folks from the Santa Monica Fire Department, the Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Santa Monica Conservancy, and more will be there.
Save some green and go!
Santa Monica Festival – free
June 1, 2013
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2600 Ocean Park Boulevard
Between 25th and 28th
Santa Monica 90405
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