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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. 

Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...
Join us for readings by four contributors to Santa Monica Review—Trinie Dalton, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Steve De Jarnatt, and Victoria Patterson—with booksigning and refreshments. See for ticket details.
Sun, April 6 | 4pm | $10 |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center

Campus Health Fair
Find out about the many options available for improved health as you meet and chat with representatives from community healthcare resources and providers. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College and SMC Health Services
Tue, April 8 | 10am-1pm | Free | SMC Quad
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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, May 1 | 11:15am | Free |
SMC Quad & Library Promenade
SMC Public Policy Institute Annual
Spring Symposium
Keynote Speaker:
Terry Tempest Williams
Arts and Citizenship: Affecting Public Policy Through Personal Narrative is the theme for our 2014 Spring Symposium, May 12-18 (see listings in SMC Public Policy Institute for details). Please join us for the symposium’s keynote address by award-winning author/activist/conservationist Terry Tempest Williams, currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah and a columnist for The Progressive magazine. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (
 Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Wed, May 14 | 7pm | Free |
Lincoln Middle School Auditorium
(1501 California Ave., Santa Monica)
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Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd,
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond. Terrin Adair-Lynch, director, and Gary Gray, music director. Lauren Blair, choreographer. Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make ends ‘meat.’ So, businesswoman Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the lovely pies she peddles from her shop on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient? Freshly murdered victims of her partner-in-crime, Benjamin Barker, better known as Sweeney Todd.
Listed prices are for advance tickets.
Price at door is an additional $3.
Preview: May 29 | 8pm
(Preview: $10)
May 30, 31, June 6, 7 | 8pm
June 1, 7, 8 | 2pm
$20/$17  |
Main Stage | Theatre Arts Complex

SMC Opera Theatre & SMC Symphony:
Luisa Fernanda
Janelle DeStefano and James Martin, Directors. Love, rivalry, and politics combine dangerously in the revolutionary atmosphere of mid-19th century Spain in Federico Moreno Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda, one of the great zarzuelas (Spanish operas) of the 20th century. SMC Opera and SMC Symphony Orchestra combine forces for this full production in Spanish with English supertitles.
Thu, June 5 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
Fri, June 6 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
Sat, June 7 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center

Santa Monica College’s
84th Commencement Ceremony
Come join us in honoring our Santa Monica College graduates on this exciting day.
Tue, June 17 | 6pm | Free | Corsair Stadium
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, June 28 | 5pm | Free | Corsair Stadium
Emeritus College Acting Troupe
Summer Showcase: Conversations
Don’t miss our Summer 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 12 | 1pm | Free |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC’s 12th 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, July 26-Sun, July 27 | 9am-9am | Free |
Corsair Stadium