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.
Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral T. Washington &
Athletic Director Dr. Brandon E. Martin
Leadership in the African American
Two community leaders—outstanding individuals who have
risen to achieve the highest levels of success in their fields and
communities—present an informative discussion specifically addressing
leadership in the African American community. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates)
and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.
Thu, September 29 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Issue Launch Party:
Join us at an intimate Santa Monica venue for a
literary night out with a welcome by poet and
activist Susan Suntree (Sacred Sites: The
History of Southern California), and readings by four contributors
to Santa Monica Review—novelists and short-story writers Richard Wirick (Kicking
Monona Wali (My Blue Skin
Lover), Michelle Latiolais (She), and Katherine Haake (The Time
of Quarantine)—with book signing and refreshments. Please visit Brownpapertickets.com
for ticket details.
Sun, October 9 | 5pm | $10
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center
Quetzal: Collective Songwriting Workshop and Community Concert
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at a FREE two-day workshop and concert with Grammy® Award-winning Quetzal! The East LA Chican@ rock group features renowned musical artivists Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha González (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan Pérez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto Lopez (percussion).
DAY 1- WORKSHOP
Join the conversation and collaborate on lyrics and melodies as you exchange ideas with Quetzal’s members on a range of socially relevant issues.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 11:15AM FREE HSS 165
DAY 2- CONCERT
Have a great time at a festive Quetzal concert featuring the premiere performance of the work you helped create!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 11:15AM FREE SMC QUAD
Ernesto Padilla, Mario Padilla, Wil
Grace Smith, Jasmin
Ortega, & Others:
“Unacknowledged Legislators of the World
Join us for a multicultural poetry reading in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Ernesto Padilla is a poet and publisher who has introduced the community to writers such as Poet Laureate of the United States Juan Felipe Herrera and SMC alumna Michele Serros. Mario Padilla has had his poetry published in North American Review,The Antioch Review, and other periodicals, and was awarded a Fulbright to collect and translate the early works of Borges. Wil Doucet is a poet whose work is infused with influences ranging from Bob Marley to Bessie Smith to Carl Sandburg. Grace Smith is a writer (and poet) whose works have been published in Santa Monica Review,Cleaver Magazine, and Aster(ix) Journal. Jasmin Ortega, Marlene Ruiz, Andrew Jones, and Carlos Valdez are student poets whose work has a vibrant connectivity to the quest for self-understanding, as well as to our relationships within the dreamlike regions of the human spirit.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Thu, October 13 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
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. Topics include Eco
Fashion, Energy Policy, Food Security and GMOs, and Managing Our Resources.
Details were not confirmed at press time, however, so please see the
“Sustainability Week” link at www.smc.edu/sustainability for the latest information.
Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College and SMC’s Center
for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS).
Mon-Fri, October 17-21
See www.smc.edu/sustainabilityweek for
The SMC Corsairs challenge the Bakersfield College Renegades
in this year’s action-packed football game. Get ready for the excitement with
Spirit Week’s special Homecoming 2016 activities and entertainment. For details
on daily events and other information, please call (310) 434-4310 or (310)
Spirit Week | Mon-Fri,
October 24-28 |
Free | Campus-Wide
Homecoming | Sat,
October 29 | 6pm
$5 General/$3 Youth & Seniors |
Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. Join us for an exhilarating
Sunday afternoon of music you won’t want to miss! Our dance-themed concert will
feature works by Leroy Anderson, Peter Tchaikovsky, Alberto Ginastera, Camille
Saint-Saens, and Leonard Bernstein. The Emeritus College Concert Band has
thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. New band members
always welcome! Call (310) 434-4306
Sun, November 6 | 3pm | Free
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center
Jeff Wood &
Film Screening & Discussion:
Our Voice: Actors of Color
Don’t miss this free screening of Our Voice—a new
documentary, directed by actor/producer Jeff Wood, offering an intimate,
personal view of the TV and film industries through the eyes of professionals
of color—followed by a panel discussion moderated by SMC Communication &
Media Professor Aimee Chen. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates),
SMC Communication & Media Studies Department, and SMC’s Black Collegians
Tue, November 15 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Alisa Ben & Aimee
Female Voices in the Music Business
Alisa Ben—Vice President of Strategic Insights &
Research at Universal Music Group—joins SMC Communication & Media Studies
instructor Aimee Chen for a discussion on the challenges, gender
roles/expectations, outsider experience in the music industry, and more!
Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and the SMC
Communication & Media Studies Department.
Thu, November 17 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Education Week 2016
Join us for our 17th annual International Education Week
(IEW) November 14-18. 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 www.smc.edu/international for a complete schedule.
Enjoy a wide variety of food, music, and dance from
all around the world.
Thu, November 17 | 11:15am | Free | SMC
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 westsideballet.com for information
and to purchase tickets. Preview tickets, limited to members of the Associated
Students of SMC and their families, are available in the AS Office (Cayton
Center 202). Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts & Cultural
Preview for AS Members: Fri, November 25 | 7pm
Sat, November 26 | 1pm
Sun, November 27 | 1pm
Fri, December 2 | 7pm
Sat, December 3 | 1pm
Sun, December 4 | 1pm
See westsideballet.com for ticket details
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center
Making it in the Entertainment Business
Renowned award-winning independent filmmaker/producer
Andre Gordon—president and CEO of 4Horsemen Films, and an actor working with
UTA, CLEAR Talent Group, and Flick Commercials—talks about navigating and
succeeding in the entertainment business. Sponsored by the SMC Associates
(www.smc.edu/associates), SMC Communication
& Media Studies Department, and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.
Tue, December 6 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Holiday Student Art
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 9 & 10 | 10am-9pm
Sun, December 11 | 12pm-6pm
Barrett Art Gallery | SMC
Performing Arts Center
Martin Luther King,
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 32nd year and embraces the theme “Stand Against Injustice.”
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Santa Monica College’s new
President/Superintendent. The multiethnic interfaith program includes
inspirational readings, music, and presentations of scholarships. Immediately
following the program, a Community Involvement Fair (held nearby at 725
California Ave., Santa Monica) 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 (www.smc.edu/associates).
Mon, January 16 | 9am | Free |
oka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium
(525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)
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 28 | 1pm | Free