August 2018 – February 2019

Aug. 27, SMC Fall Semester begins

Aug. 27, SMC Community Education Fall Semester begins

Sep. 2, The Broad Stage | Broad Fest | 2 p.m.-7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 7, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Late 1968: Prelude to Tranquility" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sep. 7, The Edye | Blackbox @ The Edye: The Reverend Shawn Amos | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 8, Art Exhibit | Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Exhibition Gallery Reception | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 8, The Broad Stage | Richard Yongjae O'Neill with Ehnes Quartet | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 9, The Broad Stage | Safa Shahidi: Piano Recital | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 13, Special Event | And Then They Came for Us: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Sep. 14, Jazz | Louis Van Taylor | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 14, The Broad Stage | Kybele Dance Theater, Artistic Director/Choreographer Seda Aybay | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 14, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: "Crescent Moon and Saturn!" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sep. 15, Special Event | Coastal Cleanup Day | 9 a.m. | Tower 20 at Santa Monica Beach

Sep. 18, Social Justice Series | Tyrone C. Howard: "The Counter Narrative: Reframing Success of High Achieving Black and Latino Males in Los Angeles County" | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Sep. 18, Literary Talk & Reading | The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.: A Reading by Gina Nahai | 11:15 a.m. | Art 214

Sep. 20, Communication & Media Series | Nickolas Rosario and Sofía Espinosa: "Creating a New Animated Classic" | 11:15 a.m. | Center for Media and Design, Room 180

Sep. 20, Social Justice Series | Dr. Lindsay Peréz-Huber: "Using Racial Microaggressions to Understand Everyday Racism" | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Sep. 20, The Broad Stage | KCRW's Left, Right & Center | 8 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 21, The Broad Stage | An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 21, Planetarium Show | "TILT! Equinoxes and Solstices Explained" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sep. 23, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 23, Music | Dennis Parnell: 75 Years of Song (Part II): A Benefit Concert for the SMC Music Department | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 25, Green Screen Series | Vanishing of the Bees: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director/Producer George Langworthy | 6:30 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium

Sep. 26, Dance Master Class | Stephanie Powell: "Classical Ballet" | 12:45 p.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Sep. 27, Art Exhibit | Earleen Ahrens & John Tillman Exhibition Opening Reception | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | Emeritus Art Gallery

Sep. 28, The Broad Stage | True Blues – Corey Harris & Guy Davis | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sep. 28, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Late 1968: Prelude to Tranquility" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sep. 30, The Broad Stage | Sierra Club: Mike Farrell in Dr. Keeling's Curve | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 4, Literary Talk & Reading | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: SMR on Campus: "Literary Activity" | 11:15 a.m. | Art 214

Oct. 4, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live! Ronan Donovan, photographer: "Social by Nature" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 5, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live! Ronan Donovan, photographer: "Social by Nature" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 5, Theater | Smoky Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller Opening Night | Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Oct. 5, The Edye | Blackbox @ The Edye: Sandra Booker | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 5, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Apollo 7: The Moon Ship Takes Flight, Grumpily" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 7, Music | SMC Wind Ensemble | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 9, Social Justice Series | Dr. Antonia Darder: "A Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Our Times: Paulo Freire 50 Years Later" | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Oct. 9, Literary Talk & Reading | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: "SMR at Annenberg Community Beach House" | 6:30 p.m. | Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica)

Oct. 11, Social Justice Series | Dr. Kyndall Brown: "Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice" | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Oct. 11, The Broad Stage | Vox Luminis, Founder And Artistic Director Lionel Meunier | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 12, Jazz | Kevin Brandon | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 12, The Broad Stage | John Beasley's Monk'estra | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 12, Planetarium Show | Guest Lecture: Shelley Bonus: "Water and Ice! Comets, Asteroids, Dwarf Planets, and Cryovulcanism, Oh My!" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 14, Music | SMC Symphony Orchestra | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 14, Special Event/LITERARY | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: Issue Launch Party: "SMR Presents..." | 5 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 16, Communication & Media Series | Denice Frohman: "The Power of the Spoken Word" | 11:15 a.m. | Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

Oct. 16, Green Screen Series | Erin Brockovich: Film Screening and Q&A with Producers Michael Shamberg and Carla Santos Shamberg | 6:30 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium

Oct. 19, Theater | Double Feature: The Real Inspector Hound & Diversions in Murder Opening Night | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Oct. 19, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Apollo 7: The Moon Ship Takes Flight, Grumpily" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 20, The Broad Stage | Pacífico Dance Company: "Mexico, De Tierra A Mar" | 11 a.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 20, Special Event/Intercollegiate Athletics | Football: Corsairs Homecoming 2018 vs. Allan Hancock College Bulldogs | 4 p.m. | Corsair Field

Oct. 21, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 21, Music | SMC Jazz Band | 4 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 21, Literary Talk & Reading | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: "SMR at Beyond Baroque" | 7 p.m. | Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (681 Venice Boulevard, Venice)

Oct. 22-25, Special Event | Campus Sustainability Week 2018 | See smc.edu/sustainabilityweek for schedule

Oct. 23, Literary Talk & Reading | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: "SMR at UC Irvine" | 5 p.m. | UC Irvine HG 1030

Oct. 24, Dance Master Class | Nina Flagg: "Hip Hop Lab" | 1:30 p.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Oct. 26, The Broad Stage | Lucia Micarelli | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 26, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: "A Gibbous Moon, the Ring Nebula, and a Pretty Double Star!" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 27, Literary Talk & Reading | SMR 30th Anniversary Event: "SMR at Santa Monica Public Library" | 2 p.m. | SMPL Montana Branch (1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica)

Nov. 1, Literary Talk & Reading | Multiculturalism and Feminist Struggles: MariNaomi Discusses Her Graphic Memoir Turning Japanese | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Nov. 2, Music | SMC Applied Music Showcase: A Benefit Concert | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 2, Planetarium Show | "Holiday Telescope Buyer Survival Guide" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 2, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Billy Valentine | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 3, Dance | Synapse Dance Theater Contemporary Dance Ensemble | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 3, Art Exhibit | James Griffith: "Relative" Exhibition Gallery Reception | 6 p.m.-8 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 4, Dance | Synapse Dance Theater Contemporary Dance Ensemble | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 9, Music | SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 9, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter – Scouting the Moon" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 10, The Broad Stage | Nobuntu | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 11, The Edye | Santa Monica Rep Reads: The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice | 2 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 11, The Broad Stage | Billy Childs' Jazz Chamber Ensemble | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 13, Communication & Media Series | While Time Stands Still: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Nov. 13, Green Screen Series | Rock the Boat: Saving America's Wildest River: Film Screening and Q&A with Thea Mercouffer and George Wolfe | 6:30 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium

Nov. 15, Special Event | The Final Year: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director Greg Barker | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Nov. 15, Art Exhibit | The Ongoing Moment: Literature and Art from Emeritus Exhibition Opening Reception and Reading | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | Emeritus Art Gallery

Nov. 15, Music | SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: "Contemporary Mass for Volatile Times" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 16, Music | SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital | 1 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 16, Jazz | Carl Allen | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 16, Dance | Global Motion World Dance Company | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 16, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: "The Straight Wall on the Moon and the Seven Sisters" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 17, Dance | Global Motion World Dance Company | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 18, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 18, Music | SMC Wind Ensemble | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 19, Music | SMC Vocal Department Showcase | 7:30 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 23, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet (Preview) | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 24, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 25, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 27, Green Screen Series | Born in China: Documentary Film Screening and Talk with Executive Producer Paul Baribault | 6:30 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium

Nov. 29, Music | SMC Guitar Showcase | 11:15 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 29, Dance Master Class | Colette Brandenburg: "Building a Sustainable Career in Commercial Dance (Lecture)" | 12:30 p.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Nov. 30, Social Justice Series | California's Forgotten Children: Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Director Melody Miller | 2 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Room 180

Nov. 30, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 30, Theater | Almost, Maine Opening Night | Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Nov. 30, Planetarium Show | "A Winter's Solstice" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Dec. 1, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 2, Special Event | Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 3, Music | SMC Jazz Band | 7:30 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 4, Music | Piano Ensemble Recital | 11:15 a.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 4, Music | Choral Scholars Panel: Chorosynthesis Singers, Artists in Residence: Entrepreneurship & Non-Performance Showcase | 11:15 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 6, Music Masterclass | Masterclass in Voice with Dr. Stephen Lancaster, Baritone: Masterclass 1 | 12:45 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 6, Music | Piano Ensemble Recital | 7:30 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 7, Music | SMC Opera Theatre: "Operetta, Zarzuela, and Singspiel! Oh My!" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 7, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: "Apollo 8 – Leaving the Cradle and 'Saving 1968'" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Dec. 7, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Amy Keys | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 8, Special Event/Music | Chorosynthesis Singers with SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: "Imagine What It's Like... Human Empathy Running Deep" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 9, Special Event/Music | Chorosynthesis Singers with SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: "Imagine What It's Like... Human Empathy Running Deep" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 11, Music | SMC Symphony Orchestra | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 13, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live! Florian Schulz, photographer: "Into the Arctic Kingdom" | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 14-15, Special Event | Holiday Student Art Sale | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 15, The Edye | Impro Theatre's Jane Austen Unscripted | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 16, Special Event | Holiday Student Art Sale | 12 p.m.-6 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 16, The Broad Stage | Red Hen Press: An Afternoon of Poetry and Performance | 2 p.m. | The East Wing at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 16, Music | Emeritus Concert Band | 3 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 16, The Edye | Impro Theatre's Jane Austen Unscripted | 5 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 21, The Edye | Impro Theatre's Jane Austen Unscripted | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 22, The Broad Stage | All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, by Peter Rothstein; Music Arrangements By Erick Lichte And Timothy C. Takach | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 22, The Edye | Impro Theatre's Jane Austen Unscripted | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 23, The Edye | Impro Theatre's Jane Austen Unscripted | 5 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 2, SMC Academic Winter Session begins

Jan. 2, SMC Community Education Winter Session begins

Jan. 4, Planetarium Show | "Mars INSIGHT – First Looks" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 11, Planetarium Show | "Mars INSIGHT – First Looks" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 13, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 18, Planetarium Show | "NASA Commercial Crew – Are We There Yet?" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 19, Special Event | Emeritus Players Acting Showcase | 1 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 19, The Broad Stage | The Stanley Clarke Band | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 21, Special Event | Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 2019 | 9 a.m. | SGI (Soka Gakkai International) Auditorium (525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)

Jan. 24, Art Exhibit | Kenneth Buckner Exhibition Opening Reception | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | Emeritus Art Gallery

Jan. 25, The Broad Stage | Isabella Rossellini's Link Link Circus | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 26, The Broad Stage | Isabella Rossellini's Link Link Circus | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 27, The Broad Stage | Isabella Rossellini's Link Link Circus | 2 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Feb. 1, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: "Orion, the Seven Sisters, and the Winter Hexagon!" | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Life Long Learning Community

For More Information

For a calendar of events, visit our events website or call the SMC Events Office at (310) 434-3005. Channel 28, SMC’s cable channel, also cablecasts an events bulletin board to the Santa Monica area.

SMC Event Locations & Parking

All SMC event locations are accessible. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility, please call (310) 434-3005.

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in any of these events, please contact Stephanie Schlatter at schlatter_stephanie@smc.edu or (310) 434-4313, at least 5 business days in advance. Campus maps and point-to-point directions to SMC’s main campus, Bundy Campus, Airport Arts Campus, Academy of Entertainment & Technology Technology (AET; currently closed for construction), and Emeritus College, as well as The Edye and The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center. Please see Transportation at SMC for parking information.

Plan to arrive early! Unless otherwise noted, seating for all events is strictly on a first-arrival basis. Call (310) 434-3005 or visit the Events at SMC website at for program updates.


SMC Event Tickets

Unless otherwise noted, advance tickets for most events with an admission charge may be purchased online, then clicking on the category at the left of this page then clicking the "BUY NOW' button by phone at (310) 434‑3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus). Box Office days of operation are Tuesday through Thursday. The Box Office is closed on Monday and Friday. A small service fee may apply.

Reservations and tickets for selected events at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stag​e and The Edye are available by calling (310) 434-3200 (see specific listings for details).


Online Ticketing Fees

There is a $1.00 per ticket service charge, a credit card fee of 3.5% and a Vendini ticketing fee. Please see below fees that apply to online orders:

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.

Ticket Price
Fees
Example: Tickets purchased
$00.00 - $9.99
3.5% + $1.50
1 General Admission $9.99 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.34 + $1.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $12.84 Total ticket sale.
$10.00 - $19.99
3.5% + $2.00
1 General Admission $10.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.35 + $2.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $13.35 Total ticket sale.
$20.00 - $29.99
3.5% + $2.50
1 General Admission $20.00 x 3.5% credit card = $20.70 + $2.50 Vendini online ticketing fee +$1.00 service charge = $24.20 Total ticket sale.
$30.00 - $39.99
3.5% + $3.00
1 General Admission $30.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $31.05 + $3.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $35.05 Total ticket sale.
$40.00 - UP
3.5% + $3.50
1 General Admission $40.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $41.40 + $3.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $45.90 Total ticket sale.
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