OPA Update 3/28/24: April 8 OPA Monthly Meeting Details, Triple Beam Pizza Joins OPA, MAINopoly Details, & Things To Do This Weekend


April 8 OPA Monthly Meeting Details: Mark Monday, April 8 @ 6:30pm on your calendar for the next OPA meeting. Guests include Rent Control Commissions Ericka Lesley, Patrick Cheng from the Office of Emergency Management. See you there! 

Thank You Triple Beam Pizza for Joining OPA as a “Gold Business Member”! We encourage all community members to share their appreciation at their weekly Sunday night popup in front of Vamos Vamos at 2917 Main St. for their community support. If other businesses are interested in joining, business memberships range from $50-$250 and include a variety of benefits. Individual and family memberships start at only $10! More details here or reply to this newsletter with any questions.

Main St. Library Update: OPA continues to advocate for increasing library services and we have some progress to report. The meeting rooms are being re-opened for use by reservation and we are excited to be using one of them for our Lincoln Blvd. Task Force meeting @ 5:30pm on April 10. Click here to email Dave Tann for more info and we hope to see you there! 

MAINopoly is Back! Mark your calendar for May 19 for the 9th annual “Taste of Main Street” event featuring a “culinary tasting tour and real-life board game adventure all-in-one!”. More details here where you can also buy tickets with early bird pricing. 

The Street Seen: Gallo Café: This week’s write-up details the history of the Galley building at 2442 Main Street @ Hollister before int was the Galley.”

Vote for “Most Loved Business in SaMo” Now Through Mar. 31: Click here to cast your vote today and help your favorite Santa Monica businesses shine. 

Sweet Rose Creamery’s Easter Egg Bon Bons: Hop into the Main Street shops for these cute treats featuring Cookies & Cream ice cream dipped in pastel-colored white chocolate. They’re available for purchase individually or in boxes of 4.  Available March 27 – 31. https://www.sweetrosecreamery.com 

Things To Do This Weekend: 

  • Aviator Nation Venice Presents Broken Zoo Comedy (Friday 8 – 11pm): It bills itself as “the nation’s wildest comedy show” and is bringing the crazy to Venice with complimentary drinks. @ 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd. More details here.
  • Penmar Golf Tournament to Benefit Educating Young Minds (EYM) (Saturday, 8am): EYM is a non-profit educational institution that provides services to students from kindergarten through senior year in high school. President and Director of EYM, Angelese Echols-Brown founded this organization to provide holistic educational assistance to students of color, which was desperately lacking in the Los Angeles public school system. @ 1233 Rose Ave. More details here.
  • 2024 Arts Month Reception (Saturday 2 – 4 pm): Enjoy a reception celebrating the launch of Arts, Creativity and Culture Month in Santa Monica. Mingle with local artists and enjoy light noshes while showing your support for arts advocacy, culture and creativity! @ Annenberg Community Beach House. More details here.
  • Main St. Sunday Farmers Market: Join us at the Main Street Farmers Market this Sunday for a special Easter Brunch with Bluegrass favorites, The Guest House. Choose from breakfast bowls and burritos form Border Grill to crepes or pastries and berries, coffee and smoothies. Hey Kids!! Find the bunny hiding in the market.  Show us a selfie with the bunny at the info booth and get a market buck!  
  • Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday 11am – 12pm): The Fairmont Miramar is hosting the event in the Miramar Gardens, where the grounds transform into a playground of hidden treasures and giggles as kids search for the lucky golden egg. @ 101 Wilshire Blvd. More details here.
  • Take a Self-Guided Public Art Tour: The City has created a tour of selected works on the Beach, in Downtown and the Civic Center areas. The suggested route can be accomplished by bicycle/car, or on foot in sections and predominantly visits public artworks in the City’s collection, interspersed with a few public artworks by other entities including Metro and private developers. More details here.
  • Bergamot Comedy Festival (Monday – Saturday): The festival will take place at The Crow in Santa Monica, CA from Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6 with ticketed performer showcases and FREE educational panels led by industry leaders. Each of the 56 up-and-coming performers featuring at BCF were hand-picked from a thousand submissions across the U.S. with a particular focus on highlighting female-identifying, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ talent. https://www.bergamotcomedyfest.com/tickets 

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