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Special Events


Tickets for events with an admission charge may be purchased online (​), by phone at  (310) 434-3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). A modest service charge applies.


Dr. Michael Wilkes

Mass Shootings, Suicide, Gang Violence: 

Nature or Nurture – Why is America so Violent?

The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute and KCRW present an evening with KCRW’s “Second Opinion” commentator Dr. Michael Wilkes and a panel of experts exploring issues surrounding the all-too-pervasive presence of violence and its effect on society. Free parking available on the premises. Sponsored by KCRW, the SMC Public Policy Institute, and the SMC Associates (

Mon, April 25 | 7pm | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Earth Week 2016

Celebrate Earth Week at SMC with a variety of speakers and activities that examine the relationship between upcoming elections and issues that impact you. The week culminates with a special day of service and activism on Earth Day (April 22). Details were not confirmed at press time, however, so please see for up-to-date information. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s 2016 Spring Symposium “Calling All Earthlings: Re-Imagine Environmental Justice.” Sponsored by the SMC Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS), SMC Public Policy Institute, and Associated Students of Santa Monica College.

Mon-Fri, April 18-22 | Free
See​ for details


  Club Row

Mark your calendar! Don’t miss the fun as SMC’s student clubs join together to celebrate community service, make new friends, and raise funds for student clubs and activities. Be sure to bring your appetite! Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College. Date and time subject to change. Please check the AS website (​or call (310) 434-4250 for the latest details.

  Thu, Apr 28 | 11:15am | Free 
  SMC Quad & Library Promenade

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7th Annual Global Citizenship Symposium

Join us for our seventh year investigating and celebrating the ideas and practices of global citizenship. All SMC students are invited to submit work from the 2015-16 academic year (see​ for details on how to submit a project for review). Awards will be given, and students will present their projects and receive campuswide recognition for their achievement.

Fri, May 6 | Free

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SMC Everywhere 

Here’s your chance to meet and celebrate Santa Monica College’s graduating, completing, and transferring students! Sponsored by the SMC Future Alumni Club, SMC Alumni Association, and Associated Students of Santa Monica College.

  Tue, May 10 | 11:15am | Free | SMC Quad

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  SMC’s 14th Annual
  American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Take part in a very special 24-hour event to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancer. Whether you choose to join the planning committee, form a team, become a walker, or simply take a few minutes to drop by and cheer everyone along, you’ll be glad you made the effort! For information, please call the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345.

  Sat, May 14 – Sun, May 15 | 9am-9am | Free 

  Corsair Stadium


Emeritus College Concert Band

Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. March concert features an eclectic collection of music linked by a space theme, with arrangements by John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, and Richard Strauss. June concert features weather-themed music. Call (310) 434-4306 for details.

Sun, June 12 | 3pm | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


  Santa Monica College’s
  86th Commencement Ceremony

  Come join us in honoring our Santa Monica College graduates on this exciting day.

  Tue, June 14 | 6pm | Free | Corsair Stadium

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Celebrate America

SMC’s Independence Day Celebration—the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside! Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute
to America.

Sat, July 2 | 5pm | Free | Corsair Stadium


Emeritus College Acting Troupe Showcase 

Don’t miss our performance showcase featuring silly, serious, and quirky scenes that inspire, entertain, and—hopefully!—give you something to think about. For more information, please call (310) 434-4306.


Sat, July 16 | 1pm | Free 

  The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center