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Carrera De Los Muertos 5k

Ah October… the month that brings us shorter days, crunchy leaves, Mariah Carey on repeat (already?!) and all the Halloween invites your inbox can handle. The month is cozy… yet cliche so we recommend signing up for the Carrera de los Muertos 5k! Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. The course starts on history Olivera Street, runs through lower Chinatown and then onto Alameda Street towards Los Angeles State Historic Park. Traditions include face painting to resemble skulls, decorating altars with bright orange marigold flowers, candles, photos and other memorabilia. There will be an official Runners Altar for participants to decorate and a post race, finish line festival with art, music, community and fun for all!...

Off The Hook on KTLA

This morning we got to join the wonderful KTLA crew to promote our upcoming 5th Annual Off The Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival! Joined by Heal the Bay, Blue Plate Oysterette, The Lobster, Seaside on the Pier and Cafe del Rey, our phenomenal partner chefs showed off some of their deliciously sustainable bites, all while learning about the incredible advocacy work that Heal the Bay provides for California’a watersheds. Check out the full article here!  Do you have your tickets for Off the Hook yet?? If not you’re still in luck! Tickets are still available HERE! . Get them before they’re gone!...

K-Swiss x Heal The Bay

Our annual OFF THE HOOK SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is excited to announce that the iconic brand K-Swiss will be collaborating with our main beneficiary Heal the Bay to launch a limited edition Heal the Bay low top sneaker! Festival attendees will be among the first to purchase this one-of-a-kind shoe that not only displays the Heal the Bay Logo on its soles and a wave decal on the side, but is created from recycled and eco-friendly materials. Priced at $100, a portion of all sneaker proceeds will be going directly to Heal the Bay. ...

5th Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival

The 5th annual OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival splashes onto the iconic Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Sept. 14th showcasing the city's best restaurants and chefs and their favorite underwater ingredients with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. This year’s festival will benefit Heal the Bay and create awareness for National Water Quality Month and Coastal Cleanup Day. Attendees will enjoy incredible seafood tastings such as oysters, lobster, shrimp and sushi along with beer and wine gardens, live music, games, oyster shucking competition, artisan market and a Sustainable Seafood VIP Lounge. Best of all, OFF THE HOOK is 100% free of single-use plastics helping to keep our Santa Monica Bay clean and safe. Tickets on sale now at www.offthehookseafoodfest.com. Catch you on the pier! ...

PRIDE on the Promenade

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first ever PRIDE on the Promenade celebration!  This event honored the LGBTQ+ community with live theatre and musical performances; an epic DJ dance party with DJs Morgan ‘Goodboy’ and Brynn Taylor. Under the rainbow lights, participants enjoyed kids crafts sponsored by the Cayton Children’s Museum; Conversation Cafe provided by Compass; games; Instagrammable moments; LGBTQ+ organizations and resources; curated food vendors from The Gallery and Humphry Slocombe; the 1212 Pride Cocktail Lounge and the signature PRIDE moment that united all hearts. This free event was a great success, and we hope to see you at the next! ...

Pride Bar Crawl Comes to Santa Monica

Pride Bar Crawl comes to Santa Monica! Join us for the first Ever Santa Monica Pride Bar Crawl on Sat. June 22 from 3pm-2am. Crawlers can tour some of the city’s best restaurants and bars that Main St. Santa Monica has to offer. Love is love is love is beer! This exciting inaugural event kicks off on the historic Santa Monica Pier. From there, dance your way through the streets, where the party really starts to stray from the straight and narrow. Make it to the end of the rainbow and strike our pot of gold at the Gayest after party in town, CLubLove at 1212 Restaurant! The party will hosted by iHeart Radio personality Alexander Rodriguez from On The Rocks Radio Show and feature DJ Brynn Taylor from the gay-mous The Abbey in West Hollywood! A portion of the proceeds will go towards helping spread the love at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  Find out more here: lagbtcenter.org ...

Pedal On the Pier 2019

Thanks to everyone who worked up a sweat with us this weekend at the 9th annual Pedal on the Pier event! Also, many thanks to our sponsors for fueling the one day a year that Santa Monica Pier transforms into the best five-hour long spin class in Los Angeles! Celebrities, DJs and fitness gurus alike, everyone had the chance to spin for a great cause. Celebrities that attended include Actress Rosanna Arquette ("The Executioner’s Song," "Pulp Fiction”), Fitness Model and Celebrity Trainer Shannon Decker, Television Host Mark Steines (Former Host of ET, Hallmark Channel, Nat Geo), Comedian Ben Gleib, Actress Tiffany Smith (‘Meghan Markle’ in “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” and more. A wooden dance floor laid in front of the stage, hosting aerobic routines for participants to the upbeat sets by DJ Mike Taylor. A workout session followed by freestyle dance brought life to the energetic event. The party lasted until the end of the event, as DJ Mike Taylor wrapped his set by joining participants on the dance floor. A grand total of $800,000 was raised for camp Ubuntu through the Harold Robinson Foundation and participants left feeling happy, full, hydrated and fit, deeming the 11th annual Pedal on the Pier a great success! ...

Ready… Set… Mark your Calendars!

Is that… sun we see as we leave the office at 6? Is it finally that time of year where we get to start enjoying sunsets again? It sure is! Now that we have all this must needed vitamin D back in our lives, it’s time to start gearing up for all the Spin events that are right around the corner. This Memorial Day Weekend, coming back for it’s 6th year, we have MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street, followed by the 9th Annual Pedal on the Pier - a Spin - a - Thon in benefit of the Harold Robinson Foundation, as well as our 6th annual Off The Hook: Santa Monica’s biggest food festival returning to the Santa Monica Pier on September 14th. Mark your calendars, we have a great season coming up! ...

Calling all Beard, BBQ and Craft Beer Lovers!

Movember in March? That’s right, any month is a good month to celebrate men’s health! Join us on March 3rd, in the parking lot of the delicious Clutch Venice for the 6th Annual Stouts n Staches Brew Fest and Pig Roast, in benefit of the Movember Foundation! There will be beer and whiskey tasting, BBQ, amazing live music, stache and beard times, cigar rolling, and all the fun manly things you can dream of. This is definitely not to be missed! You can find tickets at: http://stoutsnstaches2019.eventbrite.com ...

There’s a New Sandwich in Town…

That’s right, we’re no longer faced with the choice of either getting the Godmother or… getting the Godmother, because Heroic Deli has opened up on Santa Monica Blvd! Their menu is nothing short of mouthwateringly creative sandwich options. Will they be the new Bay Cities? Will this turn into a Montague and Capulet sitch? Probably not, but we’re pumped that the neighborhood will be well stocked with slam-dunk sammies. Ps keep your eyes and ears open because Heroic will also be opening a Wine bar next door!  ...