OPA Update 6/20/24: Rent Board Sets 3% Cap on 2024 Monthly Increase, Make Music LA Day Friday, & Other Things To Do This Weekend


Make Music Day LA (Friday 2 – 6pm): This global celebration of music is observed in 800 cities across 110 countries on the summer solstice inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique. Join OPA presenting multiple bands of different genres at Beach Park 1 @ 2600 Barnard Way. Click here to email Dave Tann for more info. More details here on other SaMo MMLA celebrations.

Rent Board Sets 3% Cap on 2024 Monthly Increase: Rent control tenants may see their monthly rent increase in September with a ceiling of $76 after the Rent Control Board approved the latest annual general adjustment last week. More details here.

Tartine Open @ 2903 Lincoln Blvd.: The acclaimed bakery soft opened last week and is now fully open, serving amazing pastries and breads, coffees, salad, and much more.  

ARTime Barro Open @ 302 Pico Blvd.: ARTime Barro is a ceramics & pottery studio open to all creatives and experience levels offering ceramic classes every day for everyone and is housed in the former Vidiots space. Here’s their site.

Santa Monica Most Loved Businesses: Here’s the complete list of winners that include these OP restaurant winners:

  • Kafe K: Most Loved Breakfast/Brunch
  • Groundwork Coffee: Coffee Shop
  • Sweet Rose Creamery: Most Loved Frozen Desserts
  • Dolcenero Gelato: Most Loved Frozen Desserts
  • Heavy Handed: Most Loved Burgers
  • Chinois on Main: Most Loved Chinese
  • Satdha Thai: Most Loved Vegetarian AND Most Loved South Asian
  • Jinya Ramen: Most Loved
  • Tavern on Main: Most Loved Bar & Lounge
  • Pasjoli: Most Loved Fine Dining

Things To Do This Weekend: 

  • Venice Art Crawl (Thursday 6 – 10pm): The annual event showcases local artists, artisans, and retail spots offering everything from ceramics, painting, and photography, to music, poetry, and food. Activations and pop-ups will take place in and around Lincoln Blvd, primarily from Venice Bvld to Palms Blvd. with exhibits often Ddisplayed in the front yards of local homes and in storefronts. FREE. https://www.veniceartcrawl.com 
  • Sunset Sessions @ Penmar: The concert series & social gathering is already in mid-summer form! Each Friday new artists take the stage from 6-9pm. Blankets can be placed near the first tee/putting green as early as 4:30pm. Purchase tickets, reserve tables or get info on many other Penmar events here
  • Pride on the Promenade (Saturday 2 – 8pm): This lively block party transforms Third Street Promenade into a colorful celebration featuring musical performances curated by OUTLOUD, giveaways, games and a retail pop-up marketplace showcasing local LGBTQ+ businesses, creating an inclusive space for all ages to come together and celebrate diversity. Plus, local service providers and community groups will be present along the Promenade, offering support and resources for the LGBTQ+ community. https://downtownsm.com/pride-on-the-promenade 
  • Venice Summer Fest (Saturday 12 – 8 pm): Get ready for live music, delicious food, shop local artists and exciting activities for all ages. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this event is the perfect way to experience the vibrant culture of the westside. Venice Blvd. is closed to traffic for the Fest between Centinela & Inglewood Blvd. More details here.
  • JuneShine’s 6th Anniversary Party (Saturday 12pm – 12am): Expect DJs + special guests, live music, local vendors, free giveaways, foods trucks, special hard kombucha flavors, an exclusive look into their newest products, and other surprises. @ 2914 Main St. https://partiful.com/e/of95cfBeHrbVDH9dkDvA 
  • The Artist Fair – An Outdoor Gallery Market in the Park (Sunday June 23, 10am – 5pm): This space was created “so artists and people that are creating pieces by hand can have a safe space to sell more upscale items without the hassle of having cheap vintage, or cheaper items that dilute the aesthetics and vibe of the event. All vendors are either artists, painters, designers, metal workers doing jewelry, wood workers making amazing house pieces and other items but the important thing is that everything is handmade and sold by the artist itself. This event is for the community to come meet the artists and shop their creations.” FREE near Tower 25 in Ocean Park (2410 Ocean Front Walk) https://www.instagram.com/theartistfair 
  • Main St. Farmers Market (Sunday 8:30am – 1:30pm):  Happy Solstice!  The celebration continues at the Main Street Farmers Market this Sunday with local favorites, DJ and the Main Street Jam 10a -1pm. Coffee with a Cop and YARI pet adoption and facepainting. Something for everyone!  See you all there.

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