Calendar of Events

March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day

Date: March 17, 2019

March 16, 2019

Discover the History: Women’s Service Organizations throughout the Years

Join us on Saturday, March 16th, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM as we host a free panel discussion focusing on the history of local women’s service organizations, including the Philomatheans, an African American women’s organization founded in Santa Monica in 1921.
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!

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 16, 2019 3:00 pm
End: March 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative. This month we will focus on innovation in Santa Monica and teach children how to create a Robotic Arm.
Each session will include a short, age-appropriate (5-11) history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity. By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons.

Start: March 16, 2019 11:00 am
End: March 16, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

March 14, 2019

Free Admission Day at Santa Monica History Museum

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month.
Instead join us Thursday, March 14th, 2019, for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. All are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.

Start: March 14, 2019 12:00 pm
End: March 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

March 9, 2019

Light & Shadow: Capturing Early Santa Monica

On Saturday, March 9th, join us for our newest exhibition, Light & Shadow: Capturing Early Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Public Library and the Santa Monica History Museum have partnered to give viewers a peek into the extensive photographic archives of each institution. Each of our photographic archives houses a diverse selection of photographers and subjects that capture the rich history of the Santa Monica Bay area. The joint exhibition will highlight seven local photographers.

Start: March 9, 2019 10:00 am
End: March 9, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Admission Varies

March 3, 2019

Maj Hasager, Ask Kaereby, and the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Performance and Sound Walk

Maj Hasager, Ask Kaereby, and the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra
Performance and Sound Walk
Virginia Avenue Park | (meet at the entrance to the Thelma Terry Building)

For free tickets, RSVP

https://18thstreet.org/event/iterations-soundwalk-performance/

Artist Maj Hasager (DK) and composer Ask Kaereby (DK) will be working with the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO) during a series of workshops, focusing on the sounds of the local environment and how these can be translated through their acoustic instruments. Field recordings will be made and interpreted by the young musicians, and on March 3rd, presented in the form of a performance and soundwalk around the area. Parallel to these sessions, short video interviews with the participants in SMYO will be collected.

Student-only workshops:

January 13, 2019: Brief introduction to the workshop for both age groups, examples of cross-disciplinary practices and soundscapes. Demonstration of QR codes and the recording app.

February 3, 2019: How can we listen to our surroundings. Part I: technical workshop in recording. Part II: field recording of sounds in the surroundings. Part III: Video interviews.

February 17, 2019: Rehearsal for the performance – translating recorded sounds from the surroundings for individual instruments. Film recording of the rehearsal.

Public Presentation: March 3, 2019: Soundwalk and improvisation by SMYO. For free tickets, RSVP

https://18thstreet.org/event/iterations-soundwalk-performance/

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager uses oral history interview techniques as a method for accumulating and creating narratives that address personal stories in a sociopolitical context. Maj Hasager’s residency is generously funded by the Danish Arts Council.

Ask Kaereby is a Danish composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His artistic practice is interdisciplinary and research-based, involving experimental composition, soundscapes and electroacoustic music. He’s interested in the presentation of narratives by means of sound – not through traditional musical gestures, but using different approaches such as musique concrète or the futurists’ brutism. By placing himself in an intersection between known formats, Kaereby wishes to challenge our ways of listening – to music (live as well as recorded), to our surroundings and to (sonic) art.

Header image: Rehearsal Santa Monica Youth Orchestra, 2019. Photo: Maj Hasager.

Start: March 3, 2019 2:00 pm
End: March 3, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Virginia Avenue Park @ Thelma Terry Building
Address:
2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, United States
Cost: Free

February 27, 2019

Eating Animals Film Screening

Join us for a screening of Eating Animals

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate?

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn (GOD GREW TIRED OF US), EATING ANIMALS is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed back against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

Panel Discussion

A Panel discussion with filmmaker Christopher Quinn, Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore and EVP/Chief Strategy Officer for innogy eMobility US, Terry O’Day and Urban Farmer, Niels Thorlaksson will take place after the film.

This event is FREE for Santa Monica residents, High School and College students and Sustainable Works members!

Please reserve your seats at https://eatinganimals_screening.eventbrite.com.

Not a Santa Monica resident, High School/College student or Sustainable Works member? Purchase tickets at https://www.fandango.com/american-cinematheque-at-the-aero-theatre-AACPD/theater-page?date=2019-02-27.

Give-Aways

Some Farmers’ Market produce will be available for attendees after the film

*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 City of Santa Monica.

Ride don’t drive, if you can.

This event is brought to you by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works.

Start: February 27, 2019 7:00 pm
End: February 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theater
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90403, United States
Cost: Free

February 23, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Maj Hasager | Visiting Artist Residency and Exhibition

Maj Hasager |Iterations
Atrium Gallery
Visiting Artist Residency and Exhibition
February 23 – April 5
Exhibition Reception
Saturday February 23 | 5-8 PM

For a free ticket, RSVP here.

Danish visiting artist Maj Hasager presents Iterations, a project based on the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica, where she is immersed for six months as an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. Iterations continues Hasager’s interest in investigating the archive-as-process, as well as looking at the area’s multifaceted history, including forced relocations and exile. By drawing on the contents of 18th Street’s locally-based Culture Mapping 90404, Hasager collects local stories as an alternative to official archives, in the form of interviews, digitalization of private images, and field recordings (audio and video). Her multifaceted installation will consist of video, sound compositions, text and photography.

For a free ticket, RSVP here.

ALSO ON VIEW

Also on February 23, Los Angeles-based artist and Artist Lab Resident Clarissa Tossin will present a new body of work in the Main Gallery titled 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses centered on her ongoing research into US collections of pre-Columbian artifacts, and their relationship to appropriated pre-Columbian artifacts and motifs. More information about her project here.

OPEN STUDIOS

Resident artists will also be opening their studios at this event, including visiting Danish artists Jeannette Ehlers, Nikolaj Recke, and Marie Markman. Local artist residents including Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Debra Disman, Jeff Beall, Luciana Abait, Arzu Arda Kosar, Post Mango Studio, David McDonald, and Yvette Gellis will also be showing new work in their studios.

For a free ticket, RSVP here.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager uses oral history interview techniques as a method for accumulating and creating narratives that address personal stories in a sociopolitical context. Maj Hasager’s residency is generously funded by the Danish Arts Council.

Clarissa Tossin is a visual artist who uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to negotiate hybridization of cultures and the persistence of difference. By embracing semantic displacements in given material cultural ecosystems, Tossin’s work reflects on circulation from the level of the body to the global industry. Tossin’s work has been featured at the 2014 Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; the Queens Museum, in New York; the Museum of Latin American Art, in Long Beach; SITE Santa Fe Biennial; the Wattis Institute, in San Francisco; Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery, in Connecticut; Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France; Skulpturenmuseum, Glaskasten Marl, Germany; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil; Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil; among others. Tossin is the recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art Awards (2019); Los Angeles Artadia Awards (2018); Fellowship for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation (2014); and an Artistic Innovation Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation (2012). She received a M.F.A. from the California Institute of Arts.

Jeannette Ehlers is a video, photo and performance artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experimental imagery characterizes her multidisciplinary work, and for years she has created artworks that engage with resistance towards coloniality. On these changeable terms, meaning and identity are explored, in both a sophisticated and immediate way. Ehlers’s performative and cinematic universes delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish and Caribbean background. Her pieces revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave nation—a part of the Danish cultural heritage–which often gets overlooked in the general historiography. Ehlers’ residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Nikolaj Recke is an artist based in Denmark whose practice has been called “emotional conceptualism,” and his re-enactments of land art and art history have characterized his work from the beginning. Recke invests his subjectivity (as an artist and a person) in the encounters with the works–not to return to narcissistic self-reflection–but to open these works to the levels of emotional experience that they have traditionally been dissociated from, and expand their intellectual and formal horizons even further with aesthetics involving self-irony, wit, politics, consciousness, and a romantic sense of beauty. Lately, Recke tries to expand the concepts of land art to engage with the artistic migration of material, places, and stories. Recke’s residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Marie Markman is a Danish artist that works with art projects combining dynamics of art and urban planning. Markman’s artistic interest primarily merges perspectives like native approaches towards landscape, and industrial farming and activist methods. Since 2011, Markman has artistically challenged questions about beauty/aesthetics in new types of landscapes and in new contexts. In 2017, she founded The Exploratory Research Laboratory / TERL, a place for subtle yet radical landscape experiments, and functions primarily as a meeting point between artists, researchers, farmers, laymen, and different kinds of professionals. TERL builds on curiosity and the vision of future collaborations all across the Atlantic. All of Markman’s recent work flows backwards from really basic impulses revolving around questions like, “How do I want to live?” and “What kind of future do I want to pass on to the next generations?” Her work merges research, landscape, and art, revealing theoretical, practical, and professional challenges within urban development. Markman’s residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Header image: Maj Hasager, Splitting Fields, 2018. Photographic print. Courtesy of the artist.

Start: February 23, 2019 5:00 pm
End: February 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

18th Street Arts Center: Clarissa Tossin | Artist Lab | Exhibition Reception

Clarissa Tossin | 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses
Artist Lab Residency and Exhibition
January 22 – March 29
Exhibition Reception
Saturday February 23 | 5 – 8 PM

For free tickets, RSVP here.

Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin will present a new body of work centered on her ongoing research into US collections of pre-Columbian artifacts, and their relationship to appropriated pre-Columbian artifacts and motifs. Tossin is conducting research into the forms and sounds of pre-Columbian instruments that will inform a new film concept based on the textile block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the LA metro area. Tossin will bring a selection of 3D-printed replica instruments from public collections into the gallery at 18th Street Arts Center with the intent to sonically animate the appropriated pre-Columbian stylistic and material influences that make Wright’s houses so distinctive. The resonances and dissonances between “authenticity” of material, of design, and of tone invested in these instruments, and the pastiche or appropriation methodology of the architecture, produce spectres of the imagination that bring established subject positions into question.

Tossin will invite amateur and professional musicians from Central America and Mexico to play these traditional Mayan musical instruments in the gallery, which will be ornamented with a pattern derived from the textile block patterns of the Ennis House. She intends to link the travel of an archeological instrument with the travel of an architectural style, and ultimately, to complicate how cultures are displaced and appropriated.

For free tickets, RSVP here.

ALSO ON VIEW

Also on February 23, Danish visiting artist Maj Hasager presents Iterations in the Atrium Gallery, a project based on the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica, where she is immersed for six months as an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. Iterations continues Hasager’s interest in investigating the archive-as-process, as well as looking at the area’s multifaceted history, including forced relocations and exile. More information about her exhibition here.

OPEN STUDIOS

Resident artists will also be opening their studios at this event, including visiting Danish artists Jeannette Ehlers, Nikolaj Recke, and Marie Markman. Local artist residents including Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Debra Disman, Jeff Beall, Luciana Abait, Arzu Arda Kosar, Post Mango Studio, David McDonald, and Yvette Gellis will also be showing new work in their studios.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Clarissa Tossin is a visual artist who uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to negotiate hybridization of cultures and the persistence of difference. By embracing semantic displacements in given material cultural ecosystems, Tossin’s work reflects on circulation from the level of the body to the global industry. Tossin’s work has been featured at the 2014 Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; the Queens Museum, in New York; the Museum of Latin American Art, in Long Beach; SITE Santa Fe Biennial; the Wattis Institute, in San Francisco; Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery, in Connecticut; Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France; Skulpturenmuseum, Glaskasten Marl, Germany; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil; Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil; among others. Tossin is the recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art Awards (2019); Los Angeles Artadia Awards (2018); Fellowship for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation (2014); and an Artistic Innovation Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation (2012). She received a M.F.A. from the California Institute of Arts.

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager uses oral history interview techniques as a method for accumulating and creating narratives that address personal stories in a sociopolitical context. Hasager’s residency is generously funded by the Danish Arts Council.

Jeannette Ehlers is a video, photo and performance artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experimental imagery characterizes her multidisciplinary work, and for years she has created artworks that engage with resistance towards coloniality. On these changeable terms, meaning and identity are explored, in both a sophisticated and immediate way. Ehlers’s performative and cinematic universes delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish and Caribbean background. Her pieces revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave nation—a part of the Danish cultural heritage–which often gets overlooked in the general historiography. Ehlers’ residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Nikolaj Recke is an artist based in Denmark whose practice has been called “emotional conceptualism,” and his re-enactments of land art and art history have characterized his work from the beginning. Recke invests his subjectivity (as an artist and a person) in the encounters with the works–not to return to narcissistic self-reflection–but to open these works to the levels of emotional experience that they have traditionally been dissociated from, and expand their intellectual and formal horizons even further with aesthetics involving self-irony, wit, politics, consciousness, and a romantic sense of beauty. Lately, Recke tries to expand the concepts of land art to engage with the artistic migration of material, places, and stories. Recke’s residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Marie Markman is a Danish artist that works with art projects combining dynamics of art and urban planning. Markman’s artistic interest primarily merges perspectives like native approaches towards landscape, and industrial farming and activist methods. Since 2011, Markman has artistically challenged questions about beauty/aesthetics in new types of landscapes and in new contexts. In 2017, she founded The Exploratory Research Laboratory / TERL, a place for subtle yet radical landscape experiments, and functions primarily as a meeting point between artists, researchers, farmers, laymen, and different kinds of professionals. TERL builds on curiosity and the vision of future collaborations all across the Atlantic. All of Markman’s recent work flows backwards from really basic impulses revolving around questions like, “How do I want to live?” and “What kind of future do I want to pass on to the next generations?” Her work merges research, landscape, and art, revealing theoretical, practical, and professional challenges within urban development. Markman’s residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Image Caption: Clarissa Tossin, Ch’u Mayaa, 2017. HD single-channel digital video, color, sound. 17:56 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Originally commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition Condemned to be Modern as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA. Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt.

Start: February 23, 2019 5:00 pm
End: February 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we teach children how to create a Ferris wheel.
This Month’s theme will complement our permanent gallery focusing on the amusement piers of Santa Monica.
Saturday, February 23rd, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!
For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: February 23, 2019 11:00 am
End: February 23, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

February 18, 2019

Presidents’ Day

Date: February 18, 2019

February 16, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Stephanie Keitz | Exhibition Reception| Doubts About Spaces

Stephanie Keitz | Doubts About Spaces
Atrium Gallery Exhibition
January 28 – February 16

Exhibition Reception
February 16, 2019 | 2-4 PM

RSVP for tickets here.

In all of her works, Berlin-based Stephanie Keitz marks lack, disappearance and gaps, creating architectures of absence by reversing inside and outside. Clothes, usually dwellings for bodies, that carry memories within them like buildings, are transformed into negative architectures: what once enveloped is now interiorized as a core and conserved along with its history. By contrast, defined spaces are clothed in a skin in order, in a second step, to find parallels and vessels for their unmarked interstices, thus gaining access to the temporariness and fragility of architecture. Keitz’s gestures of conserving are both gentle and unsparing. She encloses carefully – her coverings are fragile – but the enclosure has a violent quality to it: the price of presentation is deformation. Keitz’s works both refuse extinction and foster it. Ultimately, it is the gesture of conserving that marks the end of the personal and consigns what was present to the past.

Doubts About Spaces includes two large works, Exhausted Room (2015) and Babette (2018), along with new works created in the visiting artist residency at 18th Street Arts Center in July and August 2018 and in the artist’s studio this past year. For Exhausted Room, Keitz took a cast from a shower cubicle in a bathroom in Los Angeles, giving its immaterial interior a tactile form. In the casting process, she covered the walls, floor and ceiling with a layer of latex that bonded with their surfaces like a skin. The resulting negative of the interior was created by an act of force that seemed to remove minute traces of the room’s history together with this skin. A similar reversal provides the point of departure for Babette, 2018. Here, Keitz took a cast from the tiled floor of a Kosmetiksalon Babette, a typical pavilion built between 1959 and 1964 in the former East Berlin. Exhibited as a flowing form or texture hanging in the room, the transparent skin inverts the architecture by duplicating the floor and putting it on show, complete with tell-tale signs of usage.

RSVP for tickets here.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Stephanie Keitz was born in Greifswald, Germany and currently lives and works in Berlin and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Dealing with instability and decay, absence and loss is at the center of Keitz’s practice, which utilizes sculpture, object-making, and drawing. Her fragile sculptures and works on paper document attempts at capturing, as well as the futility of such attempts. Her techniques could all be said to involve preserving evidence. She tracks down the past, creating scenarios that have never existed, but that appear strangely familiar.

She has exhibited her work in Germany and abroad including shows at Gallery Tanja Wagner Berlin, Galerie im Turm Berlin, Villa Schöningen Potsdam, Sala Dalles Bucaresti and Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Berlin. Her films and videos have shown widely, including at Transmediale Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film and Vasarely Foundation Aix en Provence.

Keitz studied design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam, and film and art at the Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2009. She received the Meisterschüler degree in 2011. Keitz also received a scholarship for her study at the Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Keitz received a travel grant for her residency at 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.

Start: February 16, 2019 2:00 pm
End: February 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day ‘Love Our Trees’ Tree Hugging Event

A perfect day to show love and caring for trees and our urban forest!
Music, poetry, guest environmental speakers, and a highlighted group ‘Circle of Love’ around Santa Monica’s landmarked Moreton Bay Fig Tree.
Family friendly event.

Start: February 14, 2019 5:00 pm
End: February 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel Courtyard at the landmarked Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month. However, this month we will be closed on the second Thursday of May for the installation of a new exhibit.
Instead join us Thursday, February 14th, 2019, for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. 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 14, 2019 12:00 pm
End: February 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Valentine’s Day

Date: February 14, 2019

February 2, 2019

Santa Monica Police Activities League Celebrity Poker Tournament

Celebrity Poker Tournament to benefit the youth of the Santa Monica Police Activities League.

To register go to eventbrite.com, enter Santa Monica PAL in search bar or click here.

Or call 301.458.8988 for Table Sponsorship opportunities.

Start: February 2, 2019 5:00 pm
End: February 2, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Loyal Order of Moose Lodge
Address:
1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $125

January 26, 2019

Homeboy Industries co*lab Streetwear Collection Pop-Up Shop at TOMS

Join us on Saturday, January 26th at TOMS on Abbot Kinney for a pop-up shop introducing the Spring 2019 Streetwear Collection from the Homeboy Industries co*lab.

Stop by our display inside TOMS for all-day goodies + giveaways with our partners TOMS and Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, and for a chance to get your own #HomeboyStreetwear.

A majority of all proceeds from this collection go directly towards supporting the Homeboy Industries mission of providing job training and resources for formerly gang involved and previously incarcerated men and women.

See you there!

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This L.A.-based limited edition streetwear collection was created in partnership with The Change Crowd and Studio9d8 in the Homeboy Industries co*lab.

The Homeboy Industries co*lab exists to support the nonprofit via partnerships with like-minded brands and creative collaborators to craft and execute groundbreaking initiatives that support the organization’s mission.

Start: January 26, 2019 1:00 pm
End: January 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Venue: TOMS Abbot Kinney
Address:
1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 90291
Cost: Free

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we teach children how to create a simple circuit on paper.

This month’s theme will focus on the Trolleys of Santa Monica.
Saturday, January 26th, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity.
Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops will rotate throughout the year to feature relevant, seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Every workshop is offered free of charge.
By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum!

For more information or to RSVP to the next workshop, please contact the museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: January 26, 2019 11:00 am
End: January 26, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 21, 2019

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his principles. The event includes music, dance, education and community light awards, and a keynote speech addressing this year’s theme: “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

Free parking on 7th and Wilshire, behind 7 Eleven. A Community Involvement Fair immediately follows a few blocks away at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, at which refreshments will be served.

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Start: January 21, 2019 9:00 am
End: January 21, 2019 9:00 am
Venue: SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium
Address:
525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Date: January 21, 2019

January 19, 2019

Santa Monica Symphony Annual MLK Concert

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Santa Monica Symphony’s annual MLK Holiday Concert. The music of African American composers George Walker and James Weldon Johnson share the program with Mozart and Mendelssohn along with a piece by Santa Monica composer Adrienne Albert. All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org.

Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Mark Edward Smith, baritone

Program includes:
Albert: “Courage” Overture
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Johnson: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Steffe: “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Mozart: “Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute
Mendelssohn: 4th movement from Symphony No. 5 in D (Reformation)
Traditional: “We Shall Overcome”

Start: January 19, 2019 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: SGI Auditorium
Address:
525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 17, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month. However, this month we will be closed on the second Thursday of May for the installation of a new exhibit.

Instead join us Thursday, January 17th, 2019, for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and includes all galleries and exhibits. We hope to see you there!

Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. 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: January 17, 2019 12:00 pm
End: January 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 10, 2019

Discover the History: Santa Monica Aviation

On Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 PM, join us for a very special panel discussion as we explore Santa Monica Aviation. The panel of experts will speak for 1 hour on the topic and will engage in a Q&A with the audience afterwards.

Panel Speakers:
• Randy Bresnik – Fixed-wing and rotary-wing pilot, US Army 1st Air Cav, Vietnam Vet (2 tours), 1st Battlefield commission of the Vietnam War, retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief Pilot.
• Kim Furst – Award winning Director/Producer/Editor of films including “Flying the Feathered Edge” featuring Harrison Ford & Bob Hoover. The film was the recipient of the Combs/Gates Award for the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Kim was also Editor of aviation documentary film “One Six Right”.

This discussion was made possible by the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, Los Angeles Chapter.
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!
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: January 10, 2019 6:30 pm
End: January 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day

Date: January 1, 2019

December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2018

December 23, 2018

Santa Monica Bay Audubon: 4th Sunday Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)

https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: December 23, 2018 8:30 am
End: December 23, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

December 21, 2018

Story Time & Photos with Holiday Mermaids

Part of the Santa Monica Pier’s “Wonderland by the Water” holiday celebration, featuring weekly story time and photo ops with live mermaids every Friday evening through December 21st outside of the historic Merry Go-Round Building.
Photos: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Story time: 4:00 PM

Start: December 21, 2018 3:00 pm
End: December 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: East Merry Go-Round Deck, Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

December 20, 2018

Puppet Show with Bob Bakers Marionettes

Part of the Santa Monica Pier’s “Wonderland by the Water” holiday celebration, featuring weekly performances by the legendary Bob Baker Marionettes every Thursday evening through December 20th outside of the historic Merry Go-Round Building. Showtimes: 6:00 and 7:00 PM.

Start: December 20, 2018 6:00 pm
End: December 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: East Merry Go-Round Deck, Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Santa Monica History Museum: Holiday Open House

This Holiday season we’ve decided to add another Free Admission day on Thursday, December, 20th.

Join us for FREE admission to the museum as well as festive treats and refreshments.

We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. 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: December 20, 2018 12:00 pm
End: December 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

December 16, 2018

Shop Local with Unique LA

Part of the Santa Monica Pier’s “Wonderland by the Water” holiday celebration. Two days of the Unique LA shopping experience – December 15 & 16.

Start: December 16, 2018 11:00 am
End: December 16, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Parking Deck
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $15
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