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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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, visit Homecoming or call (310) 434-4310

Spirit Week | Monday-Friday, October 15-19

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

Sustainability Chart

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 Sustainability Week 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 the Sustainability Week website

The Final Year Poster

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.

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

The Nutcracker

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 westsideballet.com 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: Friday, November 23 | 7 p.m.

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

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

Friday, November 30 | 7 p.m.

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

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

Visit the Westside Ballet website for ticket details.

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Chorosynthesis Singers

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).

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

Sunday, 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

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 & Saturday, December 14 & 15 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, December 16 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

Emeritus Concert Band

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.

Sunday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

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

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium

(525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)