7th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns to Santa Monica on Sunday, May 29 for Memorial Day Weekend with Game Board-Inspired Fun
May 29 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Main Street’s Finest Eateries Come Together to Offer Tastings & Specials in this Interactive Tasting Event to Help Raise Money for Main Street Business Improvement Association and Fund Free Community Programming. This all-ages event, pet-friendly tasting event is a take on the classic board game, where every participating location you visit allows you to use “MAINopoly dollars” for food or beverage tastings, and earns you credit to fill your game board map for a chance to win free prizes. Throw on your top hats and monocles, get your “dice” ready, and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest eateries! A portion of all proceeds benefits the Main Street Business Improvement District.

Where; Main Street (10 blocks between Navy St. & Bay St.), Check-in location: Ashland Hill (2807 Main St.), When: Sunday, May 29, 12-5 pm


Santa Monica Place Partners with Streetlet to host Made with PRIDE Marketplace Each Weekend in June Month-long pop-up marketplace featuring LGBTQIA+ artisans and makers
Jun 3 – Jun 26 all-day

Santa Monica Place is partnering with Streetlet, an opportunity-matching and growth engine for small business owners and makers, to bring a pop-up Made with PRIDE Marketplace to the center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June. This unique retail marketplace is part of the annual SaMo PRIDE, a month-long citywide celebration focused on family-friendly displays and activities that safely celebrate the City of Santa Monica’s inclusive and diverse spirit. Once again PRIDE events will be anchored by “Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation that spans the Promenade and Santa Monica Place, illuminating the sky with a rainbow of colors to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, individuality, inclusivity and acceptance.

Made with PRIDE will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. Each business features local goods and services made, conceived, and curated in Southern California and all vendors are provided with a free space to activate and retain 100% of the sales.The Made with PRIDE Marketplace takes place every Friday-Saturday in June. 

  • June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and June 24-26
  • Santa Monica Place is located at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, at Broadway and Third Street Promenade. The Made With PRIDE Marketplace is located on level one in Nordstrom Cour
Creative Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony @ Wende Museum
Jun 18 @ 4:00 PM

Culver City, CA (June 8, 2022) – The Wende Museum is pleased to announce that a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Creative Community Center will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 4:00 p.m. at 10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.

Culver City’s Village Well Books to host Local LA authors @ Village Well Bookstore
Jun 19 @ 3:00 PM

Both published by Pasadena based Red Hen Press, Charles Harper Webb and Carlos Allende’s novels Ursula Lake and Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love are page-turners with refreshingly new takes on issues of masculinity and male friendships.

A creative writing professor at Cal State Long Beach, and long time resident of greater LA, Charles Harper Webb is also an award winning poet and has been described as one of Southern California’s “most inventive and accessible poets.” Webb also worked as a psychotherapist for over a decade and has a Ph.D. from USC in Counseling Psychology. It was partly his work as a psychotherapist that allows him to delve into the darker areas of the human psyche that he explores in Ursula Lake, a literary thriller set in the wilds of British Columbia. Ivy Pochoda has described it as “a rare novel that is equal parts lyrical and suspenseful.”

Carlos Allende lives in Santa Monica with his husband and is a media psychology scholar and a teacher in the Writer’s Program at UCLA Extension. Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love is a darkly comic novel for the angry and disenchanted. David Caplan, Executive Producer of The Conners has described it as “The most irredeemable and meticulously fashioned ne’er-do-wells I’ve ever rooted for. Murder in LA has never been such lurid, frothy fun.”

Together Carlos and Charles will discuss different aspects of the darker sides of masculinity, read from their works and sign books. If you are looking for something different to do this father’s day, come to the Village Well!

Women’s March Action Headquarters
Jun 25 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Opening the doors to a new feminist future, the new Women’s March Action Headquarters will be a hub for feminist politics. Activists and organizers can stop in any time for phone banking, text banking, postcard writing, and retail shopping that supports vital issues. In addition, Womens March Action with be partnering with candidates, elected officials, and community-based organizations to build power and make change.

On Saturday, June 25th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the public is invited to join the grand opening celebration of the Women’s March Action Headquarters, 1852 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, California for Mariachi music, food, art, and LA’s progressive feminist community! We will welcome our partners and volunteers to the space and kick-off our new home base for political actions!