October 2018 Around Town

Pick Your Pumpkin A hometown event with big time fun, the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival celebrates the “Calabaza,” which is Spanish for “pumpkin.” According to local legend, in the late 1700’s, explorer Juan Bautista de Anza was traveling through the area now known as Calabasas when suddenly, his wagon full of pumpkins ​overturned. A few months later, … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Calling All Artists The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore invite all plein air artists and art enthusiasts to participate in a plein air paint-outs, September 8 at El Matador State Beach, 32350 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. Plein air paint-outs are a great way to meet other artists and discover new sites for inspiration. Bring … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Concert for the Cats The Concert for the Cats, 2018 features top jazz artists at Peter Strauss Ranch (3000 Mulholland Hwy) to benefit wildlife research and projects with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Taking place Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., the concert features musicians Kiki Ebsen and Julie Newsome (vocals), Josh Nelson (keyboard), Dick Weller (drums), … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

On Stage For the 14th year running, the Young Actors Project offers summer acting programs for youth ages 5-18 in a team-taught program dedicated to the growth and self-expression of young actors. The nonprofit Young Actors Project provides professional performing arts training and fantastic productions in a fun and exciting atmosphere where students can explore … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Local Jeweler Pays It Forward David Tishbi Jewelry makes it a point to give back to the community through an ongoing donation to Palisades Elementary. Since 2014, David Tishbi has donated $10 from every in-store ear piercing to Palisades Elementary, totaling roughly $6,000 to date. He recently presented the school with a $2,000, honoring the … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Family Fun Festival The 2nd Annual Malibu Festival takes place Sunday, May 6 at 30237 Morning View Drive in Malibu, The family event unites our community with an all ages festival-style fundraiser benefiting Malibu’s public elementary schools—100% of proceeds benefit Juan Cabrillo, Point Dume Marine Science and Webster elementary schools! Malibu Festival is a creative event … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

The Chamber and the YMCA are teaming up to provide exposure for local Health & Wellness-related businesses in celebration of the YMCA’s National Kids Fitness Day. The community is invited to attend the Healthy Kids & Healthy Family Fitness Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Simon Meadow. Wear exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat,…

March 2018 Around Town

After years of effort, a Pacific Palisades Dog Park Working Group was formed, headed by representatives from LA Recreation & Parks, Councilman Mike Bonin’s office and local community members, to secure plans for a dog park near the corner of PCH and Temescal Canyon Road. This will be a safe off-leash, free range dog park with separate sections for large…

February 2018 Around Town

Support local theatre at Theatre Palisades’ production of Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” which runs through Feb. 18. Nominated for two Tony awards in 1968, “The Price” explores the humanity of two brothers who meet after many years to dispose of their dead parents' property. Their confrontation leads them to examine the events and qualities of their very different lives and…

January 2018 Around Town

Join the Palisades community at this special Night of Comedy celebrating Chamber CEO Arnie Wishnick and inducting new Honorary Mayors Janice and Billy Crystal. This first-of-its-kind fundraising event features cocktails, nibbles and especially laughs, as outgoing Palisades Honorary Mayor Kevin Nealon ends his term and celebrates Pacific Palisades’ “fearless leader,” Arnie Wishnick. Under Arnie’s leadership, the Chamber has worked to…