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Special Events

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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. 
 

SMC Honors Black History Month

SMC honors Black History Month with informative talks and discussions about the history and the current state of Black America at this pivotal time in our nation.  For more information, please call (310) 434-4003.
 Seating is strictly on a  first-arrival basis. 
  
 

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Celebrate Black History Month

The student leaders of SMC’s Black Collegians Program invite you to come celebrate Black History Month. Join the fun with spoken word, dance, and song showcasing the contributions of African Americans to our society. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates​), the Associated Students of Santa Monica College, and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.  

 

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Dr. Benjamin Bowser:

 It Is Bigger Than Ferguson

Sociologist and CSU East Bay Professor Emeritus Dr. Benjamin Bowser will provide a historical context to the nationwide outrage about the racial profiling of African American men. Join us for this extremely important discussion, as each one of us plays a role in how this country defines race relations. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates​), SMC English Department, and SMC’s Black Collegians Program. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.  Part of the SMC Global Connections Series
and the SMC Literary Series.
  

Thu, February 26 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214

 

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 Tameka Norris:

 Notes on Failure 
SMC alumna Tameka Norris—whose works have appeared in museums and galleries that include the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (New York) and the Walker Center for Art (Minneapolis) —will discuss her distinct perspective on failure, highlighting her trajectory from her first semester at SMC to the present. Sponsored by the SMC Art Department and SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates​). Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. Part of the SMC Art Lecture Series. 
  

Thu, February 26 | 2:30pm | Free | Art 214

 

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  Emeritus College 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.
 
Sun, March 1 | 1pm | Free    

Sat, July 25 | 1pm | Free  

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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 Emeritus College Concert Band:

Come Hear the Band!  
Mike Corrigan, Conductor. Join us for an exhilarating Sunday afternoon of music you won’t want to miss! The Emeritus College Concert Band has thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. New band members always welcome!  Call (310) 434-4306 for details.
 
 Sun, March 15 | 3pm | Free   
 Sun, June 21 | 3pm | Free    

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center 

 

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Steve McAndrew:

 Ebola and Infectious Diseases: A Local and International Perspective  

Disaster-relief specialist Steve McAndrew, Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Emergency Operations for the Ebola Virus Response–Sierra Leone, will discuss his work in fighting the frightening illness. Part of the Global Connections Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates​), SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council.
 
 Tue, March 10 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214
 
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9th Annual Santa Monica Airport Art Walk

Come explore the SMC ceramics studio, works by SMC Arts Mentor Program students, and the many galleries, artists’ studios, and theaters along Airport Avenue, at Santa Monica Airport. The festive afternoon for the whole family features live music, children’s theater, art sales, refreshments, and more! For details, call (310) 458-8350. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Airports and Cultural Affairs Divisions and Santa Monica College.

  

Sat, March 14 | 12-5pm | Free | Airport Avenue (between Bundy Dr. & 23rd St.)
 

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 Campus Health Fair

Find out about the many options available for improved health as you meet and chat with representatives from community healthcare resources and providers. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College and SMC Health Services.
  

Tue, April 7 | 10am-1pm | Free | SMC Quad

 

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 Earth Week 2015

 Educate Yourself: Sustainability Life Skills for the 21st Century
Celebrate Earth Week at SMC with a variety of activities, including workshops to increase sustainability life skills such as gardening, cooking, recycling, and more! Details were not confirmed at press time, however, so please see www.smc.edu/earthweek for up-to-date information. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College and SMC’s Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS).
 
Mon-Fri, April 20-24 | Free 
See www.smc.edu/earthweek for details

 

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 Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...

Join us for a welcome by novelist Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) and readings by four contributors to the newest edition of Santa Monica Review—SMC writing instructor Dawna Kemper, Janice Shapiro (Bummer), Dwight Yates (Bring Everybody), and David Hernandez (Hoodwinked)—with booksigning and refreshments. Please visit Brownpapertickets.com for ticket details.
 
Sun, April 26 | 4pm | $10   
 The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center
 
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  Club Row 

Mark your calendar! Don’t miss the fun as SMC’s student clubs join together to celebrate community service, make new friends, and raise funds for student clubs and activities. Be sure to bring your appetite! Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College. Date and time subject to change. Please check the AS website (www.smc.edu/associated_students​) or call (310) 434-4250 for the latest details.

 
Thu, April 30 | 11:15am | Free 
SMC Quad & Library Promenade
 
   
SMC’s 13th Annual  

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

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.

 Sat, May 2 – Sun, May 3 | 9am-9am | Free 


 

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Corsair Stadium 

 Sixth Annual   

Global Citizenship Symposium 2014-2015

 Join us for our sixth consecutive year investigating and celebrating the ideas and practices of global citizenship. All SMC students are invited to submit their work from the 2014-15 academic year (see the Global Citizenship website for details on how to submit a project for review). Awards will be given for the best examples, and students will present their projects and receive campuswide recognition for their achievement.
Fri, May 8 | Free 
 

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 SMC Opera Theatre & SMC Chamber Choir

 Dido and Aeneas by Purcell
 SMC Opera Theatre, directed by Janelle DeStefano and the SMC Chamber Choir, directed by William Belan join forces to present a full production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, with scenes from Durón’s baroque zarzuela Salir el amor del mundo. In these beautiful stories of love and heartache—performed with baroque period instruments—Diana, the Huntress, tries to force Cupid from the world just as Dido tries to keep love from her heart.
 Thu, May 21 | 7:30pm 
 Fri, May 22 | 7:30pm    

Sat, May 23 | 2pm & 7:30pm

 See www.smc.edu/eventsinfo for ticket information  
 The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


 

 

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Santa Monica College’s
85th Commencement Ceremony

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

Tue, June 16 | 6pm | Free | Corsair Stadium

 

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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, June 27 | 5pm | Free | Corsair Stadium​

 
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