Tickets for events with an admission charge may be purchased online (www.smc.edu/eventsinfo), 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.
Stephen D. Gutierrez & Jim Krusoe:
Turf Crossing & Fence Climbing:
Stories from LA, Fresno, and Guanajuato
Stephen D. Gutierrez is a Professor in the English
Department at California State University, East Bay. His latest book, The Mexican Man in His Backyard,
completes a stories-and-essays trilogy he calls “My Three-Volume BOXED Set” (Elements, winner of FC2’s Nilon
Award, and Live from
Fresno y Los, winner of an American Book Award, are the first two
in the “set”). He is also a playwright whose Game
Day received the 2010 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition in the
One-Act Category Award. Gutierrez will be joined by SMC English instructor Jim Krusoe.
The award-winning author of Iceland, Blood Lake, and Toward You is the founder of the
SMC’s literary journal Santa Monica Review,
and also teaches in the graduate writing program at Antioch University.
Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and the SMC Office of Public Programs.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Tue, September 30 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Book and Concept by Bill Borden.
Directed by Perviz Sawoski, with Music Direction by Gary Gray and Choreography
by Mark Tomasic. Don’t miss Santa Monica College’s first
multi-department collaborative theatrical production! Created by the Executive
Producer of High School Musical, Locals Only!
tells the story of Buzz, a poor young surfer who falls in love with Ariel, a “Valley
Girl” from a sheltered, privileged background. Set in Venice, CA, this one-act
musical—filled with colorful characters and foot-stomping songs and
dances—reveals the inevitable conflicts that arise when different worlds
collide. Check out “Show Us Your Beach” for Locals
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Preview: October 2 | 8pm
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 | 8pm
October 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 | 2pm
$20/$17 (Preview: $10)
Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex
National Hispanic Heritage Month:
Corona Screening and Talk
Filmmaker who made Oscar-nominated La Corona with Amanda Micheli will
screen and talk about the documentary, which explores the lives of women in
prison in Bogotá, Columbia, through a unique beauty pageant. Though accused as
criminals, the women are also victims who face and must counter extreme poverty
and profound abuse, and who will do what they need to do to survive.
Ironically, life inside the prison is better—and safer—for many of these women
than life on the outside. The presentation is in honor of
National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing Hispanic and Latino American
heritage and culture. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates), SMC Office
of Public Programs, and SMC Latino Center/Adelante Program.
Thu, October 9 | 11:15am | Free | Art
All Things Digital –
Visual Culture in the Era of Zeros and Ones
Lev Manovich is Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY,
and the Founder and Director of the Software Studies Initiative. A thought
leader on digital humanities and the future of visual culture, he is the author
of Software Takes Command, Soft Cinema: Navigating the
Database, and The Language of New Media,
and a computer-media artist, animator, and designer who appeared on COMPLEX
magazine’s 2013 List of 25 People Shaping the Future of Design. This keynote address for the annual Art Historians
of Southern California Symposium is open to the public. For
additional information, please call (310) 434-8266.Sponsored by
the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates).
Sat, October 18 | 1:30pm | Free | HSS
Issue Launch Party: SMR
Join us for a welcome by
Janet Fitch (White Oleander) and readings by four contributors to
Santa Monica Review—SMC instructor
Monona Wali, Andrew John Nichols, Gary Amdahl, and Victoria Patterson—with
booksigning and refreshments.
See Brownpapertickets.com for ticket
Sun, October 19 | 4pm | $10
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts
Campus Sustainability Week
Santa Monica College will present a series of talks and
other activities demonstrating the College’s commitment to being one of the
greenest in the nation. Details were not confirmed at press time. Please visit www.smc.edu/sustainabilityweek for up-to-date details.
Mon, October 20 – Fri, October 24
See www.smc.edu/sustainabilityweek for schedule
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 (www.smc.edu/associated_students)
or call (310) 434-4250 for the latest details.
Thu, October 30 | 11:15am | Free
SMC Quad & Library Promenade
6th Annual SMC/Otis Art Institute
Joint Art Lecture
Photography Is Magic!
British curator and author Charlotte Cotton—whose current
research examines the impact of digital technology on cultural understandings
of photography—is the former Creative Director of Media Space (a London
partnership between The Science Museum and the National Media Museum), and the
former Curator and Head of LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography.
For additional information, please call (310) 434-8266. Sponsored by the SMC
Associates (www.smc.edu/associates), SMC Art
Department, and Otis College of Art & Design.
Mon, October 20 | 7:30pm | Free
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing
Come Hear the Band!
Mike Corrigan, 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, November 2 | 2pm | Free
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing
SMC Corsairs Homecoming 2014
The SMC Corsairs challenge the Santa Barbara City College
Vaqueros in this year’s action-packed
football game. Get ready for the excitement with Spirit Week’s special Homecoming 2014 activities
and entertainment. For details on daily events and other information, please
call (310) 434-4310 or
Spirit Week | Mon-Fri, November 3-7
Free | Campus-Wide
Homecoming | Sat, November 8 | 1pm
$5 General/$3 Youth & Seniors | Corsair Field
International Education Week:
Working Together to Support Civilians Affected by Violent Conflict
Program Officer at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace
Studies at the University of San Diego—who has worked abroad extensively with
nongovernment organizations (NGOs) supporting community level mediation,
international development, human rights, and conflict resolution—will talk
about what she has learned from her experiences. Part of the SMC Global
Connections Lecture Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and the
SMC Office of Public Programs.
Tue, November 18 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
PLEASE NOTE: Additional special
events are planned to celebrate International Education Week (November 17-21)
at SMC. Please visit www.smc.edu/international for
the latest information.
The Nutcracker Ballet
Following a smashing
inaugural success, the SMC Symphony once again partners 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 can provide 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 westsideballet.com for information
and to purchase tickets.
Sat, December 13 | 1pm & 5pm
Sun, December 14 | 1pm & 5pm
Fri, December 19 | 7:30pm
Sat, December 20 | 11am
Sun, December 21 | 1pm & 5pm
See westsideballet.com for
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing
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, December 12 | 10am-9pm
Sat, December 13 | 10am-6pm
Sun, December 14 | 12pm-6pm
Barrett Art Gallery at SMC
Performing Arts Center
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Celebration 2015
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 30th year and embraces the theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The
multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and
presentations of scholarships. Immediately following the program, a Community
Involvement Fair (held nearby, at 606 Wilshire Blvd.) 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 19 | 9am | Free
SGI (Soka Gakkai International)
(525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)