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

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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And Then They Came for Us​

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

Join trauma psychotherapist Satsuki​ Ina and director Abby Ginzberg for a screening and discussion of the Silver Gavel Award-winning documentary that connects the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans with today's activists speaking out against the Muslim travel ban. Film includes CSU Sacramento professor emeritus Satsuki Ina, and actor and activist George Takei. Both were children in an internment camp. Ginzberg is a Peabody Award-winning director and president of the Berkeley Film Foundation. Dr. Ina has produced two award-winning documentaries about the Japanese American incarceration. Sponsored by SMC Associates, SMC Black Collegians, SMC Adelante Program, SMC English Department, and SMC Film Studies program.

Thu, September 13 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)

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Coastal Cleanup Day

Be part of the world's largest volunteer day! Join SMC's Black Collegians, Adelante Club, and others as they partner with the Black Surfers Collective and the Black Historians to help clean up Santa Monica College's adopted section of beach — the "Inkwell" — the historic site where SMC student Nick Gabaldón and other African Americans challenged Jim Crow racism and helped open public beaches for all. Gloves, buckets, and safety training provided. Bring sunscreen, hat, and reusable water bottle. Bike, walk, or bus if possible. If you must drive, get parking passes at parking lot entrance between Bay Street and Bicknell Street. For more information, send email to Ferris Kawar (

Sat, September 15 | 9 a.m. | Free

Santa Monica Beach
(By Tower 20 at Pico Blvd. and Bay St.)​

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30th Anniversary Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...

Join us at an intimate Santa Monica performance space to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Santa Monica Review with literary readings by four SMR contributors — Jim Krusoe, Vishwas Gaitonde, Dylan Landis, and Richard Wirick — and book signing and refreshments. Welcome by filmmaker (Miracle Mile)and award-winning short story writer Steve de Jarnatt. Free parking on premises. See for ticket details.

Sun, October 14 | 5 p.m. | $10

​The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center​

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SMC Corsairs Homecoming 2018

The SMC Corsairs challenge the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs in this year's action-packed football game. Get ready for the excitement with Spirit Week's special Homecoming 2018 activities and entertainment. For details on daily events and other information, please call 310-434-4310 or 310-434-3000.

Spirit Week | Mon-Fri, October 15-19  

Free | Campus-Wide

Homecoming | Sat, October 20 | 4 p.m. 

$5 General/$3 Youth & Seniors | Corsair Field


Sustainability Week 2018

Come listen to experts debate the critical issues of our day, participate in workshops and a day of service, view special screenings of documentaries, and get acquainted with the students, faculty, and resources making positive changes on the Santa Monica College campus. See for an up-to-date list of events. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College and SMC's Center for Environmental and Urban Studies.

October 22-25 | Details at

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The Final Year

Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director Greg Barker

The Final Year presents the inner workings of the Obama Administration as it prepares to leave power after eight years, and reveals the human dynamics and emotions at play inside the normally opaque world of US diplomacy. Features former Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Advisor and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes. A Q&A with award-winning documentary filmmaker and director Greg Barker follows the screening. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Black Collegians, SMC Adelante Program, SMC English Department, and SMC Film Studies program.

Thu, November 15 | 11:15 a.m. | Free 
Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)


Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet

The SMC Symphony and SMC student dancers partner 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, SMC Public Policy Institute, and City of Santa Monica. See or call 800-595-4849 for information and to purchase tickets. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute's Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Forum.  

Preview: Fri, November 23 | 7 p.m. 

Sat, November 24 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Sun, November 25 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Fri, November 30 | 7 p.m.

Sat, December 1 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Sun, December 2 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

See​ for ticket details 

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Chorosynthesis Singers with SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir

"Imagine What It's Like... Human Empathy Running Deep"

Singers, conductors, a composer, and a writer will present a panel discussion on the importance of being an entrepreneur — even while being an artist. Panelists will talk about their experiences, showcase some of their work in fields outside of performance (such as graphic design, music production, and network marketing), and offer ideas on how to pursue the arts and also make a sustainable living. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Sat, December 8 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$10 
(first 100 student tickets free)

Sun, December 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$10 
(first 100 student tickets free)

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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 14 & 15 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sun, December 16 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

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Emeritus Concert Band

Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. The Santa Monica College Emeritus Concert Band will present a concert featuring a variety of mallet percussion instruments. Guest artists Masanga Marimba Ensemble will also perform. Call 310-434-4306 for details.

Sun, December 16 | 3 p.m. | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


Emeritus Players Acting Showcase

Conversations: Scenes from Film and Theatre

Mark your calendar for 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 19 | 1 p.m. | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 2019

Join us for one of Southern California's largest birthday celebrations for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring his memory and work to ensure civil rights for all people. This year is the event's 33rd anniversary and embraces the theme "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere." Keynote speaker was not confirmed at press time. The multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and scholarship presentations. Afterward, a Community Involvement Fair (held nearby at 725 California Ave., Santa Monica) offers refreshments and informational displays by a variety of community organizations. Sponsored by The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Westside Coalition; City of Santa Monica; RAND Corporation; CityTV-Santa Monica; SGI-USA; Santa Monica College; and SMC Associates.

Mon, January 21 | 9 a.m. | Free

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium

(525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)​​