Info posted as it is confirmed also see smgov.net/expo
Ride Expo for FREE today and tomorrow!
More celebrating with Free ride time on Breeze Bike Share May 19th – 21st
An opening ceremony hosted by Metro will kick off service on the Expo Line, which is the first scheduled passenger train in Santa Monica since the Red Car ended service in 1948. There will be a banner break just east of the Downtown Station located at Colorado and 4th Street. Elected officials from Los Angeles, Metro, Expo and Santa Monica will converge to officially open the seven stations that are part of the Expo Line Phase 2 extension. The line is expected to be open to the public in the afternoon and rides will be free.
For more information about opening weekend check back here or go to metro.net/moreexpo
Bike to the Movies / Date Night (no date required) at the Laemmle Monica Film Center.
Discount tickets with your choice of movie.
Reception in the mezzanine from 6:00 to 7:30pm. $3 beer and wine – discounts on some food items more perks being planned.
Group Ride from 4th Street Expo Station (see below)
To order tickets in advance go to Laemmle Monica Film Center
- Select Friday May 20th
- For either or these movies – title/time
The Meddler (7:40pm)
Eva Hesse (7:10pm)
- Enter Pomo Code SMSpoke, your ticket will be $6.00
- Concession discount – Popcorn & Soda combo = Small Popcorn & Fountain Drink $5
($3 off our regular prices)
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dead from a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, was dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. EVA HESSE, the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality. Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is “full of life, of eros, even of comedy…each piece vibrates with originality and mischief.” The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.
Genre: Bio-pic, Documentary, History
Runtime: 108 min
Director: Marcie Begleiter
Cast: Bob Balaban (voice), Selma Blair (voice) Patrick Kennedy (voice)
For more info or to buy tickets to this movie click here, select 7:10pm and enter code SMSpoke
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 100 min
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon
For more info or to buy tickets to this movie click here,
select 7:40pm at Monica Film Center and enter code SMSpoke