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This Weekend: Go Fly a Kite & Celebrate A BIG Birthday!

It’s a fun weekend of Celebrations, which means fun, free and cool things to do! It’s a Double Whammy with a Kite Festival by the City of Santa Monica with help from Otis College of Art and Design that includes making & flying kites, Marina del Rey Celebrates it’s 50th Birthday!

Marina del Rey-50th Birthday

Marina del Rey ‘s 50th Birthday Bash:

There is a weekend’s worth of festivities at Burton Chase Park, located by the  water and the park that brings  groups like Blue Oyster Cult for free concerts in the summer!

Speaking of free concerts, there is one TONIGHT, Friday, April 10, with legendary rock band Three Dog Night at 7pm,  followed by a Fireworks Spectacular over the harbor at 8:30!

Join in during the day with tall ships in the harbor,, historic harbor tours, kid-friendly activities, gourmet food trucks, and cake cutting at 5pm. Don’t miss a FREE concert by legendary rock band Three Dog Night on Friday, April 10th followed by a Fireworks Spectacular over the harbor!

On both Saturday and Sunday, there are vendor booths, attractions, tall ship tours, a boat show and more from 11am – 5pm.

Santa-Monica-Otis-kite festival-artKite Festival on  the Santa Monica Pier:

This 4th Annual Kite Festival offers the chance to be creative and make your very own kite with help from your friends at Otis College of Art & Design from 10am – 4pm! The event is free and also includes  an art workshop!

Featured Kite Artists:
Ron Gibian, George Peters, Jose Sainz, Tom Van Sant, Melanie Walker, Tyrus Wong
Art Workshop:
Plein Air Drawing with Otis faculty member Gary Geraths

11 am–2 pm
1450 Ocean Avenue
Supplies included
A collaboration between Otis and the City of Santa Monica’s 1450 Ocean

Art Opening at Otis College of Art and Design:

Opening Reception at the Ben Mattz Gallery on the Otis campus:
Saturday, April 11, 4-6pm, Curator Walk-thru 4:30pm.

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal features Painting, Video, Photography and Sculpture by 28 reknowned contemporary artists.

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90045