Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibit.
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Fiestas Patrias – Mexican Independence:
Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market
The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers market is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse Certified Farmers’ Markets in the nation. Local residents, out-of-town visitors, celebrities, and many of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs and restaurants, can be found shopping in this location which features over 60 California farms.
JAPANESE GARDEN – KOI POND AT SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDENS
The garden is maintained with a Bonsai display by South Coast Bonsai Association. Enjoy listening to the calming sounds of water and taking in the subdued palette of evergreen shrubbery embracing the Koi pond. The stone lanterns were crafted of Okazaki stone over 200 years ago in a region said to be the capital of Japan’s stone craft. Adults $15, Seniors 65 and over and Students with ID $11, Children (5 to 12 years) $5, Foundation members and children…
JAPANESE GARDEN AT DESCANSO GARDENS
Explore this tranquil Japanese-style garden that blends design elements from four classic garden styles. Cross an arched bridge and walk on shaded paths along a koi-filled stream to the teahouse. General $15, Seniors 65 and over and Students with ID $11, Children (5 to 12 years) $5, Descanso members and children under 5 are free
2023 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPO – YEAR OF THE RABBIT
Asian American Expo ushers in the Year of the Rabbit; continuing the tradition of hosting the largest Lunar New Year Celebration in America. Eager to roll out the red carpets for attendees, the 41st annual Expo is here to demonstrate why this is a ‘must attend’ cultural celebration in America with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment at every corner, a myriad of vendors to delight one’s urge to splurge, and plenty more activities to participate. The expo will have 5…
The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
This exhibition features collage-based paintings from “The Beautyful Ones”, the artist’s ongoing series of intimate portraits of Nigerian children, including members of her own family. Akunyili Crosby creates unique settings for her subjects, where history, philosophy, and fantasy permeate the walls of quiet living spaces. Furnished with vintage decor and analog electronics, the interiors evoke her own 1980s-era youth.