5:15-6:15pm: Docents available to discuss the site
4:30-9pm: Back on the Beach Café open for a special Valentine's dinner
6:30-7:30pm: Concert - Love on the Runway: Goodbyes and Good Buys
Shana Blake Hill, soprano - Cedric Berry, baritone - Victoria Kirsch, pianist
Enjoy a special Valentine's concert on the theme of love with selections from operas and musicals.
Program will include:
Jewel Song from Faust -- C. Gounod
Coat aria from La Bohème -- G. Puccini
The Red Dress -- Ricky Ian Gordon
I loves you, Porgy from Porgy and Bess -- G. Gershwin
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story -- L. Bernstein
Back on the Beach Café is serving a prix-fixe three course dinner from 4:30 - 9pm especially for Valentine's Day. Come early or stay late to dine; the program will finish by 7:45pm. Please make reservations for dinner separately by calling the Café at (310) 393-8282. Capacity is limited.
Valentine's Day Dinner at Back on the Beach
$42.50/person plus tax & gratuity
a little something to share (choose one per couple):
mezza plate with hummous, olive tapenade, artichoke hearts, and baba ganoush
duo of pate: port chicken liver, salmon
fried calamari & shrimp cocktail
french onion soup gratinee or sweetheart salad
coq au vin, grilled salmon, rack of lamb, heart shaped lobster ravioli, or stuffed portabello mushroom
special Valentine's dessert
ice tea, lemonade, soft drink, coffee included; beer and wine also available.
Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy before every Beach=Culture evening, from 5:15-6:15pm.
Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email email@example.com. We appreciate your keeping in touch!
Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
Parking: For Beach=Culture events after 5:30pm through April, there is a flat $5 parking charge at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Please display your receipt in your vehicle. For daytime and weekend fees, please check the website for details.
Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.
When & Where
Beach=Culture at the Beach House
Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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