Calendar of Events

September 7, 2020

Labor Day

Date: September 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

“Living in the Future’s Past” FREE Online Screening and Q&A with the Director

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.

Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything.  How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.

Online - A link to the event will be sent to you once you register

Q&A
A Q&A with Susan Kucera will follow the screening. Susan Kucera is an acclaimed director, cinematographer and producer. She is recognized by the United Nations as a recipient of the Gold World Medal for her work on climate change and sustainability. Her fifth film, Living in the Future’s Past is a collaboration with Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.

Nurit Katz, UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, will host the Q&A

This is a FREE event!  But you must register. 

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works.

Start: July 7, 2020 6:00 pm
End: July 7, 2020 6:00 pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Free, registration required

July 4, 2020

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2020

July 3, 2020

Independence Day (Observed)

Date: July 3, 2020

June 21, 2020

Father’s Day

Date: June 21, 2020

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Date: May 25, 2020

May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day

Date: May 10, 2020

April 22, 2020

The Biggest Little Farm Online Screening in Honor of Earth Day

The City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works are proud to present:

The Biggest Little Farm Online Screening in Honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director and Farmer John Chester

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

The event will take place Online – An email with the film link & password as well as the Zoom information will be sent to all registrants the morning of April 22nd!

Q&A
A Q&A via Zoom with John Chester will follow the screening. Emmy-winning director John Chester has been a filmmaker and television director for the last 25 years. His latest project The Biggest Little Farm, is a feature-length film that chronicles the epic 8-year story of Apricot Lane Farms, the regenerative farm he and his wife Molly started in 2011.

Laura Avery, Retired Santa Monica Farmers Market Supervisor and Soil Health Advocate, will host the Q & A.

This is a FREE event!
But you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-turns-50-celebrate-with-the-biggest-little-farm-online-screening-tickets-102723767554

Start: April 22, 2020 5:00 pm
End: April 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Free

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

Date: April 12, 2020

March 31, 2020

César Chávez Day

Date: March 31, 2020

March 28, 2020

Living History Tour (Postponed)

The historic City of Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary presents its sixth annual Living History Tours on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Join us as costumed guides portraying notable women and men interred at Woodlawn share the stories and contributions to culture, history and society of those portrayed and highlight these walking tours of our facility.  This event will include special video presentations and informational booths from local historical organizations and self-guided tours of Eternal Meadow, the Cemetery’s exclusive green/natural burial section.  Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women, the walking tours are free of charge.  Tour start times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will begin at the Mausoleum entrance.  There is parking on the Cemetery grounds, and limited street parking is also available.

Start: March 28, 2020 11:00 am
End: March 28, 2020 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery
Address:
1847 14th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

March 26, 2020

Women Who Shape Santa Monica (Postponed)

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica’s annual event honoring women who have shaped Santa Monica. This year, the League will be honoring Vivian Rothstein, Karen Gunn, and Catherine Baxter. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7:00 p.m.

Start: March 26, 2020 7:00 pm
End: March 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Venue: Brookdale Ocean House
Address:
2107 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $50 advance registration, $60 at the door

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day (Postponed)

Join us this Thursday, March 26 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM and visit the exciting new women’s suffrage exhibition open through June 13. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: March 26, 2020 12:00 pm
End: March 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

March 25, 2020

PEOPLE PLANET PLATE: Food Choices for a Sustainable Future (Postponed)

Sustainable Works, along with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment will be hosting People Planet Plate: Food Choices for a Sustainable Future.

Join us for this FREE event celebrating our community’s sustainable food commitment and learn how you can make food choices that heal the planet and improve your health.

The event will feature culinary demos, food tastings, interactive activities and information tables from sustainable food organizations. There will be vegan/vegetarian small bites from local restaurants, wine, beer and networking.

Bingo Game: Participate by visiting tables and getting action items to adopt, information about issues or do a taste test. Fill your card in any two combinations; diagonally, across or down and win a prize!

Did we mention there is free beer and wine?

Participating organizations:
Bugible
City of Santa Monica Community Gardens
Everytable
Food Cycle LA
Goodr
In House Produce
Lettuce Grow
Parents Advocating Healthy Food
U.S. Veg Corp.
Vegan Outreach
Westside Food Bank – Will have a food donation box, bring an item or 2 and earn a sticker on your Bingo card!

Small bites from:
Back on the Beach
Erin McKenna Bakery
Farmers Market Salad Bar

Organic wine from Classic Wines of CA
Craft beer from Santa Monica Brew Works

and more…

It is a FREE event but registration is required,

Start: March 25, 2020 6:00 pm
End: March 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
Address:
1210 4th St, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

March 21, 2020

Discover the History: A Century of Change for Women (Postponed)

Join us Saturday, March 21, at 3 pm for a free Discover the History discussion and access to museum galleries. Leaders from the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica will discuss changing roles of women in society and the league’s history and impact over the last 100 years, nationally and locally. Join this thought-provoking discussion and visit the new exciting women’s suffrage exhibition opening March 7 (and visit our current exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today,” closing February 22). To RSVP, call (310) 395-2290 or email rsvp@santamonicahistory.org.
This discussion was made possible by the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica. For More information on the organization click HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Start: March 21, 2020 3:00 pm
End: March 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

14th Annual Airport ArtWalk (Postponed)

The 14th Annual Airport ArtWalk showcases the artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars. Featuring art and ceramic demonstrations, theater and art workshops, live music and food trucks, the ArtWalk offers a fun-filled day of artistic exploration.

18th Street Arts Center at 3026 Airport Ave. will present open artist studios, artmaking workshops, and programming around the photography show Las Hijas de los Dias: 7 Female Views from the Margins, which will be presented in the Airport Gallery. Also on view will be the exhibition Drawing Connections from our local 18th Street artists in residence across both of our campuses.

Start: March 21, 2020 12:00 pm
End: March 21, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Airport
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

March 17, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day

Date: March 17, 2020

March 15, 2020

☘️ Irishfest! ☘️

You’re invited to join us for a celebration/concert of the music of ☘️ Ireland ☘️  and its neighbours!

We will learn a little about the history of the music and hear some of the songs, stories and instrumental pieces of the Celtic and Gaelic regions performed by Cornerstone students and faculty members.

We will also learn how to dance the Irish jig!

We will all be a-wearin’ ☘️ green ☘️so we don’t get pinched by any Leprechauns. Green-coloured refreshments a-fittin’ for this “o’ccasion” will be partaken after the performance. Please join us for this fun event and don’t forget to wear green!

A jolly good time will be had by all and that’s no blarney! You’re guaranteed to leave the concert feeling a wee bit cheerier than afore ye came!!! And please bring your dancin’ shoes! Admission is FREE but seating is limited. RSVP ASAP to 310-820-1620 or
cornerstonemusician@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

Start: March 15, 2020 3:00 pm
End: March 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Venue: Cornerstone Music Conservatory
Address:
12121 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90064
Cost: Free

March 12, 2020

Damir Avdagic | Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response) | Exhibition Reception and Artist Open Studios

Damir Avdagic | Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)
March 12 – April 25, 2020
Atrium Gallery | 1639 18th Street
Exhibition Reception and Artist Open Studios
March 12, 2020 | 6-8 PM

Damir Avdagic’s project will explore the ways past events transmit between generations and how they affect the present. Avdagic will present his latest video piece Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response), 2018, in which four people in their mid-60s from ex-Yugoslavia, perform a transcribed conversation from the piece Reenactment/Process (2016), in which four people in their mid-20s discuss the inter-generational frictions they experience between themselves and their parents relating to the conflict in ex-Yugoslavia.
While in residence, Avdagic will research the political aspirations of the generation that lived in the socialist federation of Yugoslavia and question what the legacy of socialism is for the generations that came after. Other visiting and local artists in residence will open their studios during the exhibition reception on March 12.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Damir Avdagic is an interdisciplinary artist, currently living and working between Oslo and Copenhagen. The conflict in Ex-Yugoslavia from 1991-1995 and the exile of his family to Norway in 1993 informs Avdagic´s artistic practice which is based on performance, text, and video. By focusing on the symptomatic reactions that occur in these processes, his work reflects on how history is passed between generations and what effect it bears on cultural identity, nationality, and the self.
His work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as Entree Galleri, Bergen, Norway; Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Fotogalleriet, Oslo; KALA Art Institute, Berkeley; and Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway. Avdagic is a Fulbright Fellow and is the recipient of grants from prestigious institutions such as the Norway-America Foundation, Oslo; the Office of Contemporary Arts, Oslo; and the Danish Cultural Council, Copenhagen. Avdagic holds an MFAs from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark (2008-2014) and the University of California, Los Angeles (2013-2016).
Damir Avdagic’s residency and exhibition are generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Start: March 12, 2020 6:00 pm
End: March 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

March 7, 2020

Thelma Terry: Athlete, Educator, and Community Leader. A Women’s History Month Celebration

For Women’s History Month, Virginia Avenue Park, 18th Street Arts Center, and the Quinn Research Center are teaming up to celebrate the life and work of Thelma Terry, a community leader with a lasting legacy around teen recreation, athletics, and arts education in the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica. Though her life’s work touched so many in our community, we were surprised to learn that she did not have a Wikipedia page. As a resource, the Quinn Research Center provided photos and historical information on Thelma Terry from their archives. Through the efforts of Quinn Research Center, researcher Sabrina Fields, Virginia Avenue Park, and 18th Street Arts Center, Terry will finally have a Wikipedia page that matches her profound influence in the community. Come visit for art-making, sharing stories, local history presentations, food, and more.

Start: March 7, 2020 10:00 am
End: March 7, 2020 10:00 am
Venue: Virginia Avenue Park, Thelma Terry Building
Address:
2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Sustainable Works Rain Barrel Fundraiser

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Generous and  Flexible Rebates**
Check with your utility/water supplier for current rebates
Santa Monica: up to $200 (max 8 barrels)
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LADWP: $50 (max 2 barrels)
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Other Cities: $35 (max 2 barrels)
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Available colors: terra cotta or black
Pick Up Date and Location: Saturday, March 7th 10am – 12 noon at Santa Monica College, Parking Lot 6, Southeast corner of 14th St. & Pico Blvd.

For questions contact: lnfo@RainBarrelslntl.com or 919 602-6316

Purchase online or by phone in advance then pick up at SMC Parking Lot 6, Southeast corner of 14th St. & Pico Blvd.

Start: March 7, 2020 10:00 am
End: March 7, 2020 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica College
Address:
Santa Monica College, Parking Lot 6, Southeast corner of 14th St. & Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405

February 26, 2020

“The Game Changers” Screening

Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers follows James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — whose world is turned upside down when he discovers a group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who show him that most of what he’d been taught about protein was a lie.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers mixes real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with experts in the field will follow the screening

Prize Drawing
You could win a box of organic, locally grown produce donated by Lettuce Grow!

Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Zero Waste Event - Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by the City of Santa Monica

Ride don’t drive, if you can.

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works. 

Start: February 26, 2020 7:00 pm
End: February 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

February 22, 2020

Las Hijas de los Días: 7 Female Views from the Margins | Exhibition Reception & Open Studios

Las Hijas de los Días: 7 Female Views from the Margins
Exhibition | January 27 – April 3, 2020
Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue
Exhibition Reception & Artist Open Studios | February 22, 2020 | 5-8 PM

Science affirms that we are made out of atoms, but Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano states that we’re also made out of stories. In his book, Los hijos de los días (Children of the Days), he writes one story that reflects the feelings and vicissitudes for every day of a year. Inspired by this exercise, we wanted to reflect upon relevant ideas that inhabit our daily lives in only a week’s span of time across the globe. To represent each day of the week, we selected the gazes of seven women from 18th Street Arts Center, PhotoEspaña, and Arttextum that reflect the spirit of our times, starting with photography as a medium of departure and expanding the field to include drawing, installation, and performance. Climate unrest, the physical displacement of the idea of home, and the removal of socio-historical ties that oppress women were the stories told by Cristina de Middel, Eunice Adorno, Lola del Fresno, Luciana Abait, Doni Silver Simons, Sabine Pearlman, and Pamela Simon-Jensen. The works of these creative women narrate sublime and challenging stories of our everyday that call out to be heard and comprehended in order to collectively transform realities. The women highlighted in this show are only a fraction of the multiple voices around the world who are tracking alternate ways of belonging to time.

In collaboration with Arttextum, Tejido de agentes culturales inspirados en Latinoamérica, Promoción del Arte, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Madrid, Spain.
Curated by Begoña Torres and 18th Street Arts Center’s Assistant Curator Frida Cano.
Artists: Cristina de Middel, Sabine Pearlman, Pamela Simon-Jensen, Luciana Abait, Lola del Fresno, Doni Silver Simons, and Eunice Adorno.

Start: February 22, 2020 5:00 pm
End: February 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Art Center (Airport Gallery)
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

DRAWING CONNECTIONS | Exhibition Reception & Open Studios

DRAWING CONNECTIONS | Exhibition
February 10 – April 4, 2020
North and South Galleries | 3026 Airport Avenue
Exhibition Reception and Artist Open Studios
February 22, 2020 | 5-8 PM

Drawing Connections aims to trace the invisible networks between a selection of current artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, both from our 18th Street campus and our Airport hangar. The show highlights how artists from different backgrounds and whose practices range from traditional to experimental art can dialogue through one of the earliest and most fundamental tools for human expression, drawing. This process of mark-making reveals the initial creative impulse that may later take the form of a video, a performance, a piece of music, an art installation, a painting, or a drawing itself. This curatorial exercise intends to delve into the essence of the multivalent creative practices of the artistic community of 18th Street Arts Center.

Featured artists: Deborah Lynn Irmas, Dan S. Wang, Luciana Abait, Debra Disman, Judith Gandel-Golden, Gwen Samuels, Luigia Gio Martelloni, Dancing Bass Clef (Julia Michelle Dawson), Lola del Fresno, Loren H. Harris-Heller, Joan Wulf, Doni Silver Simons, Pamela Simon-Jensen, Crystal Michaelson, Daniela Schweitzer, Susan Broussard, Yvette Gellis, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Rebecca Youssef, Alexandra Dillon, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Nellie King Solomon, and Rebecca Setareh.

Start: February 22, 2020 5:00 pm
End: February 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Art Center (Airport Gallery)
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

Discover the History: A Look Back at 1917

On Saturday, February 22 at 2 PM, join us for a free Discover the History lecture with Michael Murphy, Jens Lucking and Stephen Anaya at the Santa Monica History Museum. Immediately following the lecture, enjoy a special  closing reception as we bid farewell to the popular exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today.”
The trio collaborated on, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today,” the award-winning book that inspired the Museum’s closing exhibition. Learn how they transformed Charles Looff’s original photographs, plans, and drawings into a visual exploration of the Santa Monica Pier as it appeared in 1917 and today.
This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.
RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing RSVP@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Start: February 22, 2020 2:00 pm
End: February 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

February 17, 2020

Presidents’ Day

Date: February 17, 2020

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day

Date: February 14, 2020

February 13, 2020

Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist

Author Angelica Shirley Carpenter discusses Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical
Suffragist, in conversation with Councilmember Greg Morena, a direct descendant of this
key player in the first fifty years of the women’s rights movement. A book sale follows the program. Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Library and the League of Women Voters Santa Monica.

Start: February 13, 2020 7:00 pm
End: February 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Venue: Ocean Park Branch Library
Address:
2601 Main Street, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

Join us this Thursday, February 13 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM.  At 6 PM enjoy a festive treat celebrating the holiday season.  What better way to experience our current exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today” than with a little holiday cheer. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: February 13, 2020 12:00 pm
End: February 13, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

February 8, 2020

PAL Poker Tournament

Benefiting the youth of the Santa Monica Police Activities League.

Details on our Facebook page @santamonicapal

Start: February 8, 2020 5:00 pm
End: February 8, 2020 5:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Moose Lodge
Address:
1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Varies
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