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Cultural Programs, Events & Tours

 

Beach=Culture Series

 

Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, lectures, readings and exhibits. Beach=Culture events take place mostly on Tuesdays in the summer and Mondays in the winter. Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy are available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site prior to most Beach=Culture events. Reservations required. Beach=Culture Reservations >  

     

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WR Hearst & Daisy, a concert reading (5th Anniversary performance!)
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30pm

An old favorite returns for its 5th anniversary performance! Tap your feet along to the beguiling tunes that illustrate the story of WR Hearst and Daisy (Marion Davies) as they meet, fall in love, and weather their triumphs and tribulations together.  Please note:  The Marion Davies Guest House will be closed.  

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Red Hen Press: Garrett Hongo, David Mason, Andrea Scarpino and Alice Quinn
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30pm

Red Hen's accomplished authors showcase a diversity of cultures and experiences. Garrett Hongo’s latest collection delves into his Japanese-American heritage and Hawaiian culture as he explores the history of his homeland and family. David Mason takes us from the American West all the way to Greece, through a decade of his soulful and poetic work. In her debut collection, Andrea Scarpino conjures up a longing for things lost, using mythology, spirituality, and science to create work of lyric intensity. The Marion Davies Guest House will be open at 5:15pm, stop in for a visit with Santa Monica Conservancy docents who will be available to answer questions about the historic site.

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Theodosia Roussos and Friends: Storytelling In Contemporary and Folk Chamber Music
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30pm

Theodosia and Friends explore music as narrative in an evening of contemporary and folk chamber music. Composers Nikos Syropoulos, Manuel Calzada, Howard Chen and George Giannopoulos share original compositions and take us through personal and emotional journeys that give context and insight into the musical and compositional experience. The program will also include works by Benjamin Britten and Jacques Ibert as well as Greek and American folk songs that similarly suggest narrative. This evening of eclectic music celebrates stories from many different cultures and traditions, and as musicians and listeners we are reminded that sounds have an origin, a trajectory and a place in our human story. The Marion Davies Guest House will be open at 5:15pm, stop in for a visit with Santa Monica Conservancy docents who will be available to answer questions about the historic site.

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Red Hen Press: Cynthia Hogue, Jodi Ann Johnson, Dana Levin, William Trowbridge
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30pm

Tonight’s readers invite introspection. Cynthia Hogue’s latest book invited us to examine our own depths in her innovative new collection. William Trowbridge uses pop culture references to explore both melancholy and celebration. Dana Levin's third collection confronts mortality and the rituals and traditions around life's great transitions. Jodi Johnson’s collection delves into the people and places of her past. The evening is moderated by Kate Gale, Managing Editor of the Red Hen Press. The Marion Davies Guest House will be open at 5:15pm, stop in for a visit with Santa Monica Conservancy docents who will be available to answer questions about the historic site.

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Artist Residency Program  

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Artist in Residence

In celebration of Marion Davies’ support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online. Beach House residents blog at http://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.

Thank you to Four Clowns who recently concluded their residency. Check out the Four Clowns blog at beachhouseair.blogspot.com. 

We look forward to welcoming our upcoming Choreographer-in-Residence Ana Maria Alvarez and her company Contratiempo, presenting her newest project, “Agua Furioso.” This new work combines public inquiry within the dance performance, and deals with water’s connection to family, migration, scarcity and abundance. Performances are on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14.  Please check back for times and to RSVP for these free public performances.

 

 

Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

 

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Learn about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no reservations are required. Please note: Tours are limited to 15 guests.  The Guest House may close in instances of inclement weather.

Summer Hours (June 11 - September 1, 2014)

The Guest House is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm. Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm.

 

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours*

The Guest House is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm, unless there is a private event booked in the Guest House. Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Please view our calendar of public activities for the most updated schedule of Guest House hours. 

During this season, Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance. Please check our calendar or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.



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