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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.


Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet

The SMC Symphony and SMC student dancers partner once again with the Westside Ballet for its annual holiday Nutcracker extravaganza. Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Prince, and all the other wonderful characters in Tchaikovsky’s classic come to life—with falling snow and a Christmas tree that grows—in a theater where every seat provides visual and audio delights for all ages. Produced with support from Santa Monica College, the SMC Public Policy Institute, Associated Students of SMC, and the City of Santa Monica. Please visit for information and to purchase tickets. Preview tickets, limited to members of the Associated Students of SMC and their families, are available in the AS Office (Cayton Center 202). Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Symposium.

Preview for AS Members: Fri, November 25 | 7pm

Sat, November 26 | 1pm & 5pm

Sun, November 27 | 1pm & 5pm

Fri, December 2 | 7pm

Sat, December 3 | 1pm & 5pm

Sun, December 4 | 1pm & 5pm

See Westside School of Ballet for ticket details

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


Andre Gordon

Making it in the Entertainment Business

Renowned award-winning independent filmmaker/producer Andre Gordon—president and CEO of 4Horsemen Films, and an actor working with UTA, CLEAR Talent Group, and Flick Commercials—talks about navigating and succeeding in the entertainment business. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication & Media Studies Department, and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.

Tue, December 6 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165


Holiday Student Art Sale

Here’s your once-a-year chance to buy some truly unique works of art—prints, ceramics, jewelry, and more created by SMC art students—to keep for yourself or to give as gifts this holiday season.

Fri & Sat, December 9 & 10 | 10am-9pm

Sun, December 11 | 12pm-6pm

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center


Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 2017

Join us for one of Southern California’s largest and most diverse celebrations of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring his memory and his work toward nonviolence. This year’s celebration marks the event’s 32nd year and embraces the theme “Stand Against Injustice.” Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Santa Monica College’s new President/Superintendent. The multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and presentations of scholarships. Immediately following the program, a Community Involvement Fair (held nearby at 725 California Ave., Santa Monica) offers refreshments and informational displays by a variety of community organizations. Sponsors: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition; City of Santa Monica; RAND Corporation; CityTV-Santa Monica; SGI-USA; Santa Monica College; and the SMC Associates.

Mon, January 16 | 9am | Free





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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, January 28 | 1pm | Free