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Cultural Programs, Events & Tours

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 
BEACH=CULTURE
GALLERY
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

 

MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

Marion Davies Guest House

The 5-acre site upon which the Beach House now sits was originally developed during the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate, designed by architect Julia Morgan, featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool.  
Learn more about the Beach House history on a tour with a Santa Monica Conservancy docent!  

Fall/Winter/Spring Tours: 

  • Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm**
  • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm and are limited to 15 guests.  
  • Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes.
  • No reservations are required.   

**Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings.  Please view our calendar for the most updated schedule of Guest House hours or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.   


GALLERY

BEACH=CULTURE SERIES

Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, talks, readings, and exhibits. Reservations are required.
Beach=Culture Details & Reservations >

Two Guys Singing with Victoria Kirsch on Piano
Songs and Duets from Opera & Musical Theater 

Haqumai Sharpe, Zachary Gordin, Victoria Kirsch

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30-8pm

Haqumai Sharpe, tenor- has performed with Opera Noir, the Opera League of Los Angeles, African-Americans for Los Angeles Opera, the William Grant Still Music Festival, the National Association of Negro Musicians, Opera Buffs, and the Southeast Symphony
Zachary Gordin, baritone- has performed with Dayton Opera, UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Visalia Opera Company, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Sacramento Opera, West Bay Opera, and Center Stage Opera
Victoria Kirsch, pianist- curates and performs a wide range of text-based musical programs in a variety of local, regional and national venues
Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers, Bernstein and more!
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Red Hen Press Reading

04 28 RHP Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8pm

Gary Dop - published in Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Agni, and New Letters
Steve Langan - author of Freezing (2001), Notes on Exile and Other Poems (2005), Meet Me at the Happy Bar (2009), and more
Ramon Garcia - author of Other Countries (What Books Press, 2010) and Ricardo Valverde (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)
Elena Karina Byrne - 2005 Poetry Co-Editor for The Los Angeles Review and one of three judges for the 2006 PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry
Moderator Helene Cardona - author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry), Pinnacle Book Award & Readers’ Favorite Award winner, The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press)
RSVP >   

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