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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.




International Education Week 2015


Join us for our 16th annual International Education Week (IEW) November 16-20. Celebrate SMC’s diverse campus community—which includes more than 3,400 students from more than 110 nations around the world—with special activities and events. Please see​ for a complete schedule.

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Working Together to Support Civilians Affected by Violent Conflict 

Zahra Ismail 

Program Officer at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will discuss her work abroad with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) supporting community level mediation, international development, violence prevention, human rights, and conflict resolution. Part of the Global Connections Lecture Series. 

Tue, November 17 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165



Global Festival 


Enjoy a wide variety of food, music, and dance from all around the world. 

Thu, November 19 | 11:15am | Free | SMC Quad




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. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Symposium.


Fri, November 27 | 7:30pm


Sat, November 28 | 1pm & 5pm 


Sun, November 29 | Time TBA 


Thu, December 3 | 7:30pm 


Fri, December 4 | 7:30pm 


Sat, December 5 | 1pm & 5pm 


Sun, December 6 | 1pm & 5pm 


See for ticket details. 


The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



Holiday 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 11 & 12 | 10am-9pm 

Sun, December 13 | 12pm-6pm 

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center


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Emeritus College Concert Band: Come Hear the Band! 


Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. Join us for an exhilarating Sunday afternoon of music you won’t want to miss! The Emeritus College Concert Band has thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. New band members always welcome! Call (310) 434-4306 for details.


Sun, December 13 | 2pm | Free  

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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 16 | 1pm | Free 

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Martin Luther King, Jr.Birthday Celebration 2016


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 31st year and embraces the theme “Peace Requires Justice.” The multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and presentations of scholarships. Immediately following the program, a Community Involvement Fair offers refreshments and informational displays by a variety of community organizations. The location of the Community Involvement Fair was not confirmed at press time. Please call (310) 871-3375 for the latest details. 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 18 | 9am | Free | SGI-USA Auditorium | 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

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