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.


SMC Opera Theatre Presents The Magic Flute

SMC OperaJanelle DeStefano, Mercedes Juan Musotto, and Brian Stone, Directors. SMC Opera Theatre and SMC Symphony Orchestra collaborate to present a fully staged and costumed production of one of Mozart's most beloved operas, The Magic Flute. In a mythical land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino accepts a quest to save the daughter of the Queen of the Night.

Thursday, May 16 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$15
Friday, May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$15
Saturday, May 18 | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $25/$15
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


Diaspora and Identity, from Japan to Peru

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage MonthAnn Kaneko

Documentary filmmaker excerpts from her films Overstay and Against the Grain which examine issues of identity and exploration of the Nikkei (Japanese) diaspora. Overstay is an intimate exploration of migrant workers leaving families, friends and cultural identity behind, six young people seek a better life in Japan. Against the Grain: An Artist’s Survival Guide to Perú explores the work of four Peruvian visual artists who defy tyranny, raising the question: Is freedom of expression a right or a privilege?

Thursday, May 16 | 11 a.m. | Free
ART 214


Asian Americans and the Politics of Racial Solidarity

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage MonthDr. Jean-Paul R. DeGuzman (Professor of History, UCLA)

We are living in a new chapter of the Asian American Movement. While the grounds upon which our activism has shifted, what remains more critical than ever is a politics of revolutionary solidarity. This talk explores historic moments of cross-racial transgression for the larger goal of social and political liberation and what lessons those histories hold for today.

Thursday, May 23 | 11 a.m. | Free
HSS 103


Little Tokyo/Japanese American Museum Scavenger Hunt

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage MonthCome join some of SMC’s history classes for a morning of fun in Little Tokyo! This historical scavenger hunt takes you through the Japanese American National Museum and the Little Tokyo neighborhood to learn about Japanese American history in Los Angeles. Compete against other teams to solve all the riddles. Winners get a treat!

In order to participate in this event, you must sign a field trip waiver form and return it to Dr. Sang Chi (HSS 305) by May 20. This trip is limited to the first 40 people to sign the waiver. You can find the waiver on top of the drawers across from HSS 307 in the History Department office.

Sunday, May 26 | 10:45 a.m. | Museum Admission $5
Front steps of Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


API Student Pizza Social

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage MonthSome and take a break from studying for your final exams, meet new people, talk about the API experience.

Tuesday, May 28 | 11 a.m. | Free
HSS 361


​Emeritus Concert Band

Emeritus BandYosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. February program features as guest conductor Venice High School Band Leader David W. Le and includes an eclectic mix of music with performances by members of the Venice High School, Palisades High School, and Narbonne High School Bands. June concert is a collection of music with "Magic" as a through-line, featuring arrangements of orchestral classics, movies themes, and original compositions for band. Call (310) 434-4306 for details.

Sunday, June 2 | 2 p.m. | Free
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center​



Santa Monica College's 89th Commencement Ceremony

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

Tuesday, June 11 | 6 p.m. | 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. 

More info on the Celebrate America website.

Saturday, June 29 | 5 p.m. | Free
Corsair Stadium


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, July 20 | 1 p.m. | Free
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center