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A Magical Night with Mike Pisciotta

A Magical Night with Mike Pisciotta

A Magical Night with Mike Pisciotta

Ta-dah! Magician and hyperbole extraordinaire, Mike Pisciotta welcomes you to a night of magic and discussion. So it's more than a magic show, per se, but also an exclusive invitation to learn about magic from the mind of a master.

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A Night with Dinosaurs

A Night with Dinosaurs

A Night with Dinosaurs

Dig into the Jurassic era by spending a night at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. On Saturday May 11th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, you'll get special access to all things dinosaur, gemstone, and mineral-related.

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See the City in Bloom

See the City in Bloom

See the City in Bloom

Surround yourself with nature by never leaving the city with a visit to UCLA's Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. The 7.5 acres are free to explore every day, but on the first Saturday of the month, April 6th, you're invited to join a docent for a free guided tour. 

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Watch the LA Marathon With Us

Watch the LA Marathon With Us

Watch the LA Marathon With Us

Go ahead, sign up to run the LA marathon March 24th. Thousands of people will join you and some will even stay the night with us! Actually, we're here to encourage you to watch with us.

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Watch the LA Marathon With Us

Watch the LA Marathon With Us

Go ahead, sign up to run the LA marathon March 24th. Thousands of people will join you and some will even stay the night with us! Actually, we're here to encourage you to watch with us. The 26.2-mile course stretches from Los Angeles' Dodger's Stadium across the city to the Santa Monica Pier. That means, in the last mile, runners will turn left to pass directly in front of Hotel Oceana so they can run mile 26 along Ocean Avenue. It couldn't be easier to be a fan. In fact, given the number of road closures city-wide, staying put may, in fact, offer your path of least resistance. But if you want to get out and about, check out the Finish Festival on Santa Monica Blvd between 2nd St and Ocean Ave. It's home to the Angel City Brewery Beer Garden, live music, and entertainment for the whole family. Come to LA and let the city run to you!

Biohacking at Bulletproof Labs

Biohacking at Bulletproof Labs

Biohacking at Bulletproof Labs

Santa Monica is your ticket to looking and feeling your summer best this winter! Especially after a visit to Bulletproof Labs, where it's their mission to help you perform better, think faster and live happier.

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Biohacking at Bulletproof Labs

Biohacking at Bulletproof Labs

Santa Monica is your ticket to looking and feeling your summer best this winter! Especially after a visit to Bulletproof Labs, where it's their mission to help you perform better, think faster and live happier. Think of it as a workout of the future and for the future with cutting-edge technology dedicated to biohacking. In Bulletproof's words, that means changing your external and internal environments in order to gain full control of your biology and facilitate an upgrade to body, mind, and life.

How is this possible? Their methods include cryotherapy, infrared light therapy, bone, and atmospheric cell trainers as well as a "Cheat Machine" that gives you a week's worth of weight lifting in fifteen minutes. Find balance in the brain with a virtual float tank and meditative offerings for deep relaxation and clarity. Sound crazy? If you have your doubts, stop in for a complimentary consultation. 

We’re renovating!

We’re renovating!

Oceana is happy to announce we're making something great even better. During the winter months through April 1st, we're undergoing a $20 million dollar transformation. It's our goal to make your home away from home as bold and stylish as ever while offering supreme comfort and hospitality.

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We’re renovating!

Oceana is happy to announce we're making something great even better. During the winter months through April 1st, we're undergoing a $20 million dollar transformation. It's our goal to make your home away from home as bold and stylish as ever while offering supreme comfort and hospitality. It's been our mission since the 1950s when Oceana boasted its status as "California's newest apartment hotel" and became a crowd favorite for its ocean-view balconies, televisions and maid service.

Our new look will hold strong to its vintage roots and up the ante with hand-crafted rugs from Nepal, deluxe bedding, artwork by local masters, and luxe bath products. Outside, a revamped pool area will include a new dining pavilion, fire pit, and furniture you'll not want to get out of. All charm and class, we hope you'll feel the ease of our breezy new swagger and feel more comfortable than ever to call us home.

Snap your Christmas Photo with Canon's Newest Camera

Snap your Christmas Photo with Canon's Newest Camera

Still without a photo for this year's holiday card? Look no further than PORTALS, A Photo Experience from Canon on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

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Join a Seismic Scavenger Hunt

Join a Seismic Scavenger Hunt

Pack your bags (or at least a bagged lunch) for a seismic scavenger hunt. On November 17th, California seismologist Stan Schwarz and research geophysicist Morgan Page welcome you aboard their coach for a 'faulty' adventure to see all the rifts and shifts that have pulled much of Southern California apart.

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Frightening Flicks and a Fabulous Street Party

Frightening Flicks and a Fabulous Street Party

For us, Halloween summons images of creative costumes, epic parties, loads of candy, and our favorite creepy movies. We’re betting you feel the same, so we’re listing a couple of our favorite places for film features, along with a heads-up about an incredible Halloween gathering.

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Santa Monica’s Untouched Natural Paradise

Santa Monica’s Untouched Natural Paradise

Pop quiz: Where is the world’s largest urban national park? If you said Santa Monica, CA, you would be absolutely right.

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Candytopia: A Confectioner’s Dreamscape

Candytopia: A Confectioner’s Dreamscape

As a child, did you imagine the bliss of wandering the Rainbow Road through Candyland Kingdom? Did you dream at night of joining Willy Wonka in pursuit of everlasting gobstoppers and gushing chocolate fountains?

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Hike the Grand Canyon at Santa Monica’s Historic Broad Stage Theater

Hike the Grand Canyon at Santa Monica’s Historic Broad Stage Theater

If we were compiling a list of the Seven Wonders of the Americas, the Grand Canyon would certainly be near the top. In recent years, however, this iconic geological formation has been increasingly threatened by human development.

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A Play on the Pier

A Play on the Pier

Famous for its world-class aquarium, nearly century-old carousel hippodrome, and iconic solar-powered Ferris wheel, the Santa Monica Pier is a premier destination for good eats, casual shopping, and live entertainment.

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The Improv Diary Show: Teen Angst Has Never Been So Funny

The Improv Diary Show: Teen Angst Has Never Been So Funny

When you were a teenager, did you keep a diary? Have you read that diary lately? What if you had to read it in front of a room full of strangers—strangers looking for a good laugh?

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ICE at Santa Monica: Wintering by the Pacific

ICE at Santa Monica: Wintering by the Pacific

Santa Monica might not be the number one spot for a white Christmas, but if you’re not a fan of wearing seven layers and tunneling your car out from beneath massive snow drifts, then you’ve found the right place to spend December.

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An Evening with the Stars at Griffith Observatory

An Evening with the Stars at Griffith Observatory

From its perch on Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory enjoys breathtaking views of Hollywood, downtown L.A., and the Pacific Ocean. But of course, what keeps tourists coming back to the observatory year after year is not what’s below, but what’s above.

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A B(e)arrel of Laughs at the Westside Comedy Theatre

A B(e)arrel of Laughs at the Westside Comedy Theatre

If you love to laugh as much as we do, then you have to check out Bear Supply, ranked among “The 100 Best Things in Comedy” last year by The Comedy Bureau.

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From Classic to Cult: Movies as They Should Be Seen

From Classic to Cult: Movies as They Should Be Seen

Since 1981 American Cinematheque has devoted itself to preserving and promoting the best of classic and cult film to the viewing public. The Cinematheque operates two venues, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre right here in Santa Monica.

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Bergamot Station Arts Center: An Art Lover's Playground

Bergamot Station Arts Center: An Art Lover's Playground

Named for the Los Angeles to Santa Monica trolley stop that once occupied the site, Bergamot Station Arts Center is comprised of more than forty art galleries and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. 

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Your Beachside Mansion Awaits

Your Beachside Mansion Awaits

We’ve told you before about the outstanding art exhibits at the Annenberg Community Beach House, but in fact, that’s just one of many attractions that this unique Santa Monica venue has to offer. 

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Discovering Identity through Art

Discovering Identity through Art

A testament to Santa Monica's desire to cultivate new artistic visions and talent, the Annenberg Community Beach House hosts a year-round rotating exhibition that features the work of local painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, artist collectives, and more.

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From Canopied Forest to Ocean Vista

From Canopied Forest to Ocean Vista

As the world’s largest urban national park, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area spans over 154,000 acres and boasts over 30 trails perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, and more.

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Santa Monica Theaters Raise the Curtain

Santa Monica Theaters Raise the Curtain

Crowd around these fabulous Santa Monica stages before the good tables fill up.

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Remember Santa Monica With a Walk

Remember Santa Monica With a Walk

Spring makes its far-flung way across the eastern half of the country.

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Crack Up Something Lovely Together

Crack Up Something Lovely Together

Surprise your valentine this year with the gift of laughter and thrills.

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Sunday is for Walking in Santa Monica

Sunday is for Walking in Santa Monica

Give your legs a good stretch with a peaceful walk through sunny Santa Monica.

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