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.


Generation Startup

Film Screening & Discussion

Generation Startup—an in-the-trenches look at the front lines of entrepreneurship in America—captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates selected as Venture for America Fellows, who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser. After the screening, the SMC Rotaract Club will host an audience Q&A. Sponsored by the SMC Associates ( and SMC Business Department. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Thu, April 27 | 4pm | Free | Business 144

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Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...

Come enjoy literary readings by Santa Monica Review authors—including SMC writing instructor Stefan Mattessich, writing workshop alum Grace Singh Smith, memoirist Leslie Brody, and short story phenom Ryan Ridge—with booksigning and refreshments at an intimate performance space. Please visit for ticket details.

Sun, April 30 | 5pm | $10 


The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Opera Theatre: Bizet's Carmen

Gail Gordon, Director. Carmen—one of the world's most famous operas—tells the tale of a love gone bad between a gypsy woman and a soldier in Seville, Spain. In a fully staged production, come and be swept into the drama of deadly seduction in George Bizet's romantic and dangerous world of gypsies, smugglers, bullfighters, and flamenco.

Wed, May 17 | 7:30pm | $10

Sat, May 20 | 2pm & 7:30 pm | $10

Sun, May 21 | 2pm | $10


The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

Santa Monica College's

87th Commencement Ceremony

Come join us in honoring and celebrating our Santa Monica College graduates on this exciting day.

Tue, June 13 | 6pm | Free 

Corsair Stadium

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LA Mode 2017

Don't miss the excitement of SMC's renowned annual fashion extravaganza showcasing the talents of our fashion design students. "Style, Substance, and Sustainability" will be the theme for LA Mode 2017. A casual reception precedes the show. Call (31​0) 434-3547 or send email to for details.

Thu, June 15 | Reception 6pm; Show 7pm | $20/$25 Barnum Hall

(SM High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica)


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SMC's 15th Annual American Cancer Society

Relay for Life of Santa Monica and Venice

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.

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, Jun 24 | 5pm | Free | Corsair Stadium


Emeritus Players Acting Showcase

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, July 22 | 1pm | Free 

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center