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Capital One Café Grand Opening in Santa Monica

The new Capital One Café in Santa Monica offers a new kind of banking experience with an inviting space where people can get answers to financial questions, tap some free Wifi, recharge devices, enjoy freshly brewed coffee from Peet’s - or just hang out. The expansive space features a coffee bar with treats from Cake Monkey, as well as private areas for studying, working or banking advice from Capital One experts. Stop by for the grand opening on Saturday, August 19!

miro in DTLA Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Since opening in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016, miro (Modern. Italian. Regional. Offerings.) has loyally served urban dwellers with its distinct European cuisine and stunning dining room with dramatic high ceilings and front row view of the downtown skyline. In honor of the one-year anniversary, miro has unveiled the downstairs Whiskey Lounge, complete with an invite-only "Vault" tasting room, and is offering a special month-long anniversary menu of rare whiskey and steak pairings, and introduce some exciting new offerings such as the "2 for $24" power lunch, 8-8-8 happy hour, a brand new patio and weekend brunch. Find out more at www.mirorestaurant.com.

Pedal on the Pier Raises $1 Million for the Harold Robinson Foundation

The 7th annual Pedal on the Pier spin-a-thon fundraiser raised a record-breaking $1 million, twenty thousand dollars for The Harold Robinson Foundation this past Sunday, June 4 on the historic Santa Monica Pier. The high- energy outdoor cycling event was hosted by comedian Ben Gleib, featured live music performances and brought out numerous celebrities to ride and support the cause. This year's celebrity attendees included actress Rosanna Arquette, actress and model Molly SimsShameless actress Shanola Hampton, Dave Matthew’s Band’s Rashawn Ross, Fishbone’s Norwood Fisher and more. Check out the photos HERE!

4th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns

unspecified The 4th annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street returns Memorial Day weekend on Sun. May 28, benefiting Summer Soulstice & Heal the Bay. This board game-inspired, progressive foodie tasting event features more than 20 Main Street restaurants and bars, offering free tastings in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars, and the popular GO TO JAIL VIP Lounge. Tickets are $25 in adv. for GA and $40 in adv. for VIP, and can be purchased at www.mainopolysm.com.    

Espresso Cielo Stirs Up Santa Monica with Two Locations

Espresso_Cielo_Logo_Cafe_Life_v2_RGB(1) copy Espresso Cielo is a place for coffee and community in Santa Monica, with a new location on 2nd St., and a revamped Main Street location. The specialty coffee shop is your warm and friendly neighborhood spot that shares in the timeless ritual where coffee is poured, passions are shared and ideas are formed. Serving expertly prepared espresso, coffees and exotic teas all chosen with pure passion for excellence in every cup, as well as pastries delivered daily by local artisans and light lunch items, allows you to sit back and take time to enjoy the moment. Visit www.espressocielo.com for more info.

POPPED! Popcorn & Cocktails Party in Santa Monica 1/19

Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 2.25.56 PM       It's National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19 and Spin PR is celebrating their FAVORITE snack day with a gourmet popcorn battle! Competitors from Scratch Bar, Ocean Prime, Spin PR and more will compete in a Chopped-style popcorn competition, demonstrating their best take on unique flavors for the crunchy treats. Enjoy cocktails, popcorn tastings and all things popped! $20 per person, located in Downtown Santa Monica - Address to be provided with RSVP.

SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Returns for 8th Year!

8thSantaMonicaPubCrawl_20161-0 Get out your reindeer antlers, the 8th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns on Sat. Dec. 10, 2016. This event has raised more than $100,000 for the Westside Food Bank in the last seven years, and brings together Santa Monica bars and restaurants with the Westside community to raise money for those in need. SMPC is the largest holiday event in Santa Monica with four routes and 30 Santa Monica bars and restaurants offering food and drink specials, and festive Santas, elves and reindeers taking over the Santa Monica streets. Tickets at www.santamonicapubcrawl.com

O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar Opens in Santa Monica!

O+O-Full-Color-WEB         We're excited to announce the grand opening of O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, which brings modern Sicilian cuisine with a California flair to Santa Monica. Located at the corner of Ocean Avenue & Olympic Drive, near the Santa Monica Pier, the menu features Sicilian inspired dishes including pizzas, meatballs, salads, meats and fish made with local ingredients and complemented by a full bar and wine list of Italian and California varieties. Stop by for happy hour at the bar M-F from 4:30-6pm! For more info and reservations, visit www.oosantamonica.com.

Hollywood Premiere Party Debuts Oct. 7

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on at a Hollywood premiere party? Now's your chance! Mix and mingle with the "stars" at Hollywood Premiere Party The Show, LA's newest, interactive theater experience in the heart of Hollywood. Hollywood Premiere Party The Show is the ultimate Hollywood-style experience, mixing humor, "celebrity" antics, an immersive theater experience, dinner, live music and red carpet treatment all in one memorable night. The show will open on Friday, October 7 and run every Friday and Saturday in October at Manor on Vine. Tickets and information at www.hollywoodpremiereparty.com.