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.


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, February 24 | 3 p.m. | Free
Sunday, June 2 | 2 p.m. | Free
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


Senegalese Wrestling Photo Series Q&A with Photographer Nico Therin

Nico TherinLos Angeles-based French photographer Nico Therin will present and discuss images from his visit to Senegal, where he documented its famed wrestling matches on the sand. Therin takes a collaborative approach to capturing intimate and colorful moments with his subjects, often in underrepresented communities, to celebrate them through movement and proximity. Sponsored by the SMC Associates.

Tuesday, March 12 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)


Women's History: Ellen Freyer

Introduction to American Women Photographers of the 20th Century

Ellen FreyerJoin Ellen Freyer for a look at the images and lives of some of the influential American women photographers of the 20th century. A former PBS development and production executive involved in more than 50 award-winning family movies, Freyer is a self-taught fine art photographer with a background in painting and film and a member of Southern California Women's Caucus for the Arts. Part of the Communication & Media Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates and SMC Communication & Media Studies Department.

Tuesday, March 19 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)


13th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalkCome explore the SMC ceramics studio and works by SMC Arts Mentor Program students, and visit the Museum of Flying and the many galleries, art studios, and theaters along Airport Avenue, at the Santa Monica Airport. The festive afternoon for the whole family features live music, a children's theater workshop, art sales, refreshments, and more! For details, call (310) 458-8350 or look for us on Facebook. Presented by the City of Santa Monica Airport and Cultural Affairs Division, with support from the Museum of Flying, Santa Monica College, and other airport venues.

Saturday, March 23 | 12-5 p.m. | Free
Airport Avenue (between Bundy Dr. & 23rd St.)


Earth Week 2019

Celebrate Earth Week at SMC with a variety of speakers and activities that examine the environmental and ecological issues that impact you. Details were not confirmed at press time, however, so please see the SMC Earth Week website for up-to-date information. Sponsored by the SMC Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS) and Associated Students of Santa Monica College.

Monday-Thursday, April 22-25 | Free


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


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