August 2019 – February 2020

Aug. 26, SMC Academic Fall Semester begins

Aug. 26, SMC Community Education Fall Semester begins

Sept. 1, The Broad Stage | Broad Fest | 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 6, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: “First-Quarter Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sept. 7, The Broad Stage | Voice for the Animals Foundation Presents | 6 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 8, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 9, Dance Master Class | Invertigo Dance Theatre: “Formulae & Fairy Tales” | 10:15 a.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Sept. 9, Dance Master Class | Invertigo Dance Theatre: “Formulae & Fairy Tales” | 1 p.m. | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

Sept. 13 & 14, The Broad Stage | Invertigo Dance Theatre: Formulae & Fairy Tales | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 13, Planetarium Show | Backyard Observing – “Binocular Highlights of the Autumn Sky” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sept. 14, Art Exhibit | “Made in California: Contemporary Art From the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation” Exhibition Gallery Reception | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 17, Social Justice Series | Hotel Everest: One Step at a Time: Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Claudia Sobral moderated by Chazzen Danny Maseng (MAKOM LA) | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Sept. 19, Dance Master Class | Bryn Cohn: “Contemporary Modern” | 10:15 a.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Sept. 19, Literary Talk & Reading | Akhil Reed Amar: “America’s Constitution: Past, Present, and Future” | 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Sept. 20, Jazz | Harold Land Jr. | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 20, Planetarium Show | “TILT! Equinoxes and Solstices Explained” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sept. 21, Special Event | Coastal Cleanup Day | 9 a.m. | Tower 20 at Santa Monica Beach

Sept. 22, The Broad Stage | Salastina Music Society | 3 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 22, The Broad Stage | Joey Alexander Trio | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 23, Green Screen Series | The Earthing Movie: Documentary Film Screening and Talk with Filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell and Oscar-nominated Actor Mariel Hemingway | 4 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Sept. 24, Science Lecture | Dr. Maria da Graça Vicente: “Cancer Cell-Targeted Photosensitizers for Imaging and Therapy” | 11:15 a.m. | Science 140

Sept. 24, Special Event/Music | Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra | 11:15 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 26, Social Justice Series | Hailing César: Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Director Eduardo Chavez | 11:15 a.m. | SMC Student Services Center, Orientation Hall (S183)

Sept. 26, Art Exhibit | “Teresa Amanfu, Janice Hanks, and June Yamada” Opening Reception | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Emeritus Art Gallery

Sept. 26, Communication, Media & Design Series/Social Justice Series | Robert Hernandez: “Building Empathy Through Virtual Reality Journalism” | 7 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Sept. 26 & 27, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live: Mark Synnott, climber and National Geographic adventure writer: Life on the Vertical | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Sept. 27, Planetarium Show | “NASA’s Orion Crew Vehicle: The Long and Winding Road” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Sept. 28, The Broad Stage | Foundation for World Arts | 6 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 3, Literary Talk & Reading | Dana Gioia: “Rebel Tongues & Poetic Blues” | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Oct. 3, The Broad Stage | An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 4, Theater | The Seagull Opening Night | Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Oct. 4, The Broad Stage | The Moth Mainstage in Los Angeles | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 4, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: “A Crescent Moon, Saturn, and a Pretty Double Star” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 5, The Broad Stage | Vicente Chamber Orchestra: Fall Concert with Anne Akiko Myers | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 6, The Broad Stage | Red Hen Press: Work and Love in Stage and Verse | 2 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 6, Music | SMC Wind Ensemble | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 7, Green Screen Series | Bringing It Home: Film Screening and Talk with Sheila Laffey | 4 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Oct. 7, Communication, Media & Design Series | Entertainment Storytelling Careers Panel: Q&A with Alonzo Williams, Cli-N-Tel (Marq Hawkins), and Arabian Prince | 7 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Oct. 10, Science Lecture | Code Black: Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Eve Adler | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Oct. 11, Planetarium Show | “NASA’s Orion Crew Vehicle: The Long and Winding Road” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 11, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Parlor Social | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 12, The Broad Stage | Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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

Oct. 13, Music | SMC Symphony Orchestra: “Symphonic Proportions” | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 15, Literary Talk & Reading | Stephen Yenser: “Stephen Yenser Reads His Poems” | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Oct. 16, Dance Master Class | Linda Tomko: “Baroque Dance” | 10:15 a.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Oct. 17, Science Lecture | Astronaut John “Danny” Olivas: “Finding and Pursuing Your Passions – A Talk with Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Danny Olivas” | 11:15 a.m. | Science 140

Oct. 18, Jazz | Theo Sanders: “The Coltrane Legacy Project” | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 18, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: “Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter – Scouting the Moon” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 19, Special Event/Intercollegiate Athletics | Football: Corsairs Homecoming 2019 vs. LA Harbor College Seahawks | 4 p.m. | Corsair Field

Oct. 20, Music | SMC Jazz Band: “The World of Bossa Nova” | 4 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 21-24, Special Event | Campus Sustainability Week 2018 | See smc.edu/sustainabilityweek for schedule

Oct. 22, Special Event | SMC Celebrates 90 Years of Educational Excellence! | Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 11:30 a.m.; Reception 5:30 p.m.; Event 7 p.m. | SMC Student Services Center

Oct. 24, Special Event/Business & Entrepreneurship Series | Rey Ybarra: “Shark Tank” Entrepreneurs Share How They Started and Run their Businesses | 11:15 a.m. | SMC Student Services Center, Orientation Hall (S183)

Oct. 25, Theater | Infinite Black Suitcase Opening Night | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Oct. 25, The Broad Stage | Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 25, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: “Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter – Scouting the Moon” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Oct. 26, The Broad Stage | Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 27, Special Event/Literary | SMR Issue Launch Party: “SMR Presents...” | 5 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Oct. 28, Green Screen Series | Free Willy: Film Screening and Talk with Producers Lauren Schuler Donner and Jenny Lew Tugend | 3 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Oct. 29, Communication, Media & Design Series/Social Justice Series | Dotan Saguy: ‘From Street Photography to Photojournalism” | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Nov. 1, Music | SMC Applied Music Showcase: A Benefit Concert with Guest Performance by SMC Emeritus Gospel Choir | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 1, Planetarium Show | “Holiday Telescope Buyer Survival Guide” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 1, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Brenna Whitaker | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 2, Dance | Synapse Contemporary Dance Theater | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 3, Special Event/Music | Emeritus Concert Band | 1 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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

Nov. 4, Green Screen Series | Poisoning Paradise: Film Screening and Talk with Producer/Director Keeley Shaye Brosnan | 4 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Nov. 8, Jazz | Nick Mancini/Danny Janklow Collective | 7 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

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

Nov. 9, The Broad Stage | Hawaiian ’Ohana | 11 a.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 9, The Edye | Our Country | 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 9, The Broad Stage | An Evening with Rita Moreno | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 10, The Edye | Our Country | 2 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 13, Dance Master Class | Lauren Hall: “Musical Jazz” | 10:15 a.m. | CPC 304 & 308

Nov. 14, 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. 14, Communication, Media & Design Series | Megan Lubaszka: “Immersive Architecture: AR, VR, AI, and the Future of Spatial Computing” | 7 p.m. | Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180

Nov. 15, Music | SMC Percussion Ensemble | 1 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 15, Music | SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 15, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: “Apollo 12 50 Years On – The Essential Mission” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 17, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 17, The Broad Stage | Colburn Rising Stars: Rodolfo Leone | 2 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 19, Literary Talk & Reading | Lynell George: “Lynell George Views Los Angeles Outside the Frame” | 11:15 a.m. | Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

Nov. 22, Music | SMC Opera Theatre Presents: “Great Opera Arias” | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 22, Theater | Rhinoceros Opening Night | Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex | See listing for dates and times

Nov. 22, Planetarium Show | 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo: “Apollo 12 50 Years On – The Essential Mission” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Nov. 23, Dance | Global Motion World Dance Company | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 24, Music | SMC Wind Ensemble | 2 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 24, The Broad Stage | Salastina Music Society | 3 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 24, Dance | Global Motion World Dance Company | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 26, Music | SMC Guitar Showcase | 11:15 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 29, Special Event | Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet (Preview) | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Nov. 30, Special Event | Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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, Music | SMC Jazz Band: “The Revolution Was Televised” | 7:30 p.m. | Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 3, Music | Piano Ensemble Recital | 11:15 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 5, Music | Piano Ensemble Recital | 7 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 6, Special Event | Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet | 7 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 6, Planetarium Show | “A Winter’s Solstice” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Dec. 7, Special Event | Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 8, Special Event | Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 9, Music | SMC Vocal Department Showcase | 7:30 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 13, Special Event | Holiday Student Art Sale | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 13, Special Event/Music | SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: “Home for the Holidays?” | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 13, Planetarium Show | “A Winter’s Solstice” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Dec. 13, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Rumproller Organ Trio | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 13, Theatre/Music | Musical Theatre Workshop | 8 p.m. | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

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

Dec. 14, Theatre/Music | Musical Theatre Workshop | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

Dec. 14, Special Event/Music | SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: “Home for the Holidays?” | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 15, Special Event | Holiday Student Art Sale | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 15, Theatre/Music | Musical Theatre Workshop | 2 p.m. | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

Dec. 15, Music | SMC Symphony Orchestra: “Classical Classics” | 4 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 19 & 20, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live: Andy Mann, filmmaker and photographer: From Summit to Sea | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 21, The Broad Stage | Impro Theatre’s Jane Austin Unscripted | 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Dec. 22, The Broad Stage | David Broza & Friends | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 3, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: “The Moon’s Straight Wall, The Seven Sisters, and the Hyades Cluster” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 6, SMC Academic Winter Session begins

Jan. 6, SMC Community Education Winter Session Begins

Jan. 10, Planetarium Show | “NASA Commercial Crew – Are We There Yet?” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 17, Planetarium Show | “Starbirth in Orion’s Sword” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 18, Special Event | Emeritus Players Acting Showcase: “Conversations: Scenes from Film and Theatre” | 1 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 18, The Broad Stage | The Stanley Clarke Band | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 19, The Edye | Beethoven, Bagels & Banter | 11 a.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 20, Special Event | Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 2019 | 9 a.m. | SGI (Soka Gakkai International) Auditorium (525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)

Jan. 24 & 25, The Broad Stage | 17 Border Crossings | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 24, Planetarium Show | Special Observing Event: “Orion, the Seven Sisters, and the Winter Hexagon!” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Jan. 26, The Edye | Red Hen Press: Facets of Fatherhood | 2 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 30 & 31, The Broad Stage | National Geographic Live: Shannon Wild, photographer and cinematographer: Pursuit of the Black Panther | 7:30 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Jan. 31, Planetarium Show | Backyard Observing – “Binocular Highlights of the Winter Sky” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Feb. 2, Special Event/Music | Emeritus Concert Band | 3 p.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Feb. 7, Planetarium Show | “Project Artemis: NASA’s Return to the Moon” | 8 p.m. | Drescher 223

Feb. 7, The Edye | blackbox @ the edye: Joshua White | 8 p.m. | The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Feb. 8, The Broad Stage | Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba | 11 a.m. | The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Feb. 18, SMC Academic Spring Semester begins

Feb. 18, SMC Community Education Spring Semester begins

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 Events 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 Stage 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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