The Upper West

Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you are planning a wonderful day for that special Mother in your life. Upper West offers a delicious Mother’s Day

special. You can choose from their regular menu, or our build your own prix-fixe menu for only $33!

What: Upper West, Mother’s Day Special
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
Phone: (310)586-1111


FigtreesCafeoutside1Another fabulous place to take Mom is Figtree’s Cafe in Venice Beach. Enjoy a gorgeous day with Mom watching the ways and eating a tasty meal. Figtree’s Cafe offers incredible views, plus they also have a fabulous weekday happy hour…so be sure to stop back during the week too.

What: Mother’s Day at Figtree’s Cafe
Where: Figtree’s Café (429 Ocean Front Walk),
Phone: (310) 392-4937


Or how bout some poetry downtown? Grab your Mom and head to Down N Sound Lit Fest I, “Old School L.A.” Providing the soundtrack will be DJ Chris Zeigler, the editor of Los Angeles’ finest music magazine, The L.A. Record, spinning the best of Old School L.A.

Poets include: Dan Fante, Kenneth Sonny Donato and more.

What: Down N Sound Lit Fest I, “Old School L.A.”
Where: The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street (but the main entrance is around the corner on 5th), Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm


“Main St. to Wall St.” is painter, sculptor, photographer and teacher George Small’s recent exploration. This is his visual essay about the collapse of5.13 TheStudioGallery GSmall0512d our economy.

Small has been working with mixed media on photography since his highly regarded photo essay on a veteran’s staple “Pal’s Bar” in 2002.

What: George Small “From Main St. to Wall St.”
Where: The Studio Gallery, 1612 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: (310) 452-1599


BeyondBaroqueIn honor of Mother’s Day, this month’s HITCHED features–LAVINA BLOSSOM, JUDY KRONENFELD and CATI PORTER–will read poems celebrating mothers and motherhood.

For this special Mother’s Day edition, HITCHED will have a limited open mic (ONE POEM or THREE MINUTES) for poems dedicated to the women that raised us or inspired by those children we’ve birthed.


$7.00 admission, $5.00 students;

What: Hitched Poetry Reading
Where:  Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-822-3006

Enjoy your weekend….and don’t forget to take care of Mom….see ya out there kids!