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special events 
Tickets for events with an admission charge may be purchased online (​)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.

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International Education Week:
Working Together to Support Civilians Affected by Violent Conflict

Zahra Ismail

Program Officer at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego—who has worked abroad extensively with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) supporting community level mediation, international development, human rights, and conflict resolution—will talk about what she has learned from her experiences. Part of the SMC Global Connections Lecture Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates  (​) and the SMC Office of Public Programs. 

Tue, November 18 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

PLEASE NOTE: Additional special events are planned to celebrate International Education Week (November 17-21) at SMC. Please visit​ for the latest information.


SMC Jazz Band

Keith Fiddmont, Conductor. Ensemble performs jazz band arrangements from the masters, as well as contemporary works from aspiring composers and arrangers. Renowned guest artists will join the band to explore the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and others.

Mon, December 1 | 8pm | $5

Typhoon Restaurant at Santa Monica Airport

(3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica)

The Nutcracker Ballet

Following a smashing inaugural success, the SMC Symphony once again partners 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 can provide 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 for information and to purchase tickets.


Sat, December 13 | 1pm & 5pm 

Sun, December 14 | 1pm & 5pm

Fri, December 19 | 7:30pm

Sat, December 20 | 11am
Sun, December 21 | 1pm & 5pm

See​ for ticket details

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Holiday 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, December 12 | 10am-9pm
 Sun, December 14 | 12pm-6pm  

Barrett Art Gallery at SMC Performing Arts Center



Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday Celebration 2015

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 30th year and embraces the theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and presentations of scholarships. Immediately following the program, a Community Involvement Fair (held nearby, at 606 Wilshire Blvd.) 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  (

Mon, January 19 | 9am | Free

 GSGI (Soka Gakkai International) Auditorium
(525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica)
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