Calendar of Events

January 25, 2020

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a Ferris Wheel.
This Month’s theme will focus on the Santa Monica Pier.
Saturday, January 25, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. 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 25, 2020 11:00 am
End: January 25, 2020 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 23, 2020

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

Join us this Thursday, January 23 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM and experience our current exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today.” 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: January 23, 2020 12:00 pm
End: January 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

January 20, 2020

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his life’s work with keynote speaker Amanda Gorman, the first ever youth poet laureate, education awards, music and dance. A Community Involvement Fair will follow immediately after the celebration.

Start: January 20, 2020 9:00 am
End: January 20, 2020 9:00 am
Venue: SGI-USA Work Peace Ikeda Auditorium
Address:
525 Wilshire Boulevlard, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Date: January 20, 2020

January 18, 2020

Brooks + Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital | Closing Reception & Conversation

Brooks + Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital
Closing Reception & Conversation | January 18, 2020 | 4-7 PM
Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present a closing
event for the exhibition DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital on January 18, 2019 from 4-7 PM. For this event, we will be inviting 12 conversants who are deeply involved in architecture, affordability, artist and workforce housing, policy, and grassroots anti-gentrification work in LA to engage in informal conversations with visitors and each other around urban development and cultural equity. The work of LA-based architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa represented throughout the exhibition will serve as conversation pieces in this informal networking and celebratory event.

Conversants include: Artist and facilitator Sara Daleiden, architect Julie Eizenberg of KonigEizenberg, architect Thom Mayne, Housing Innovation Director Jen Kim with the Mayor’s Office, Lauren Pizer Mains from Senator Ben Allen’s office, architect Theresa Hwang, policy analyst in urban planning Joan Ling, and USC Dean of Architecture Milton Curry. (List to be updated).

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital is an exhibition of projects by Los Angeles architecture studio Brooks + Scarpa exploring urban development, cultural equity, and access to public space. Housing supply has been slow to meet the demands of the market or respond to the needs of increasingly varied living conditions. The exhibition features models, plans, visualizations, and drawings from two decades of projects addressing sustainable compact housing development and creation of affordable, vibrant, healthy communities through advocacy, innovation and building.

The effects of increased housing costs continue to cripple urban areas throughout the country, with the supply of new, affordable housing failing to keep up with demand. In Los Angeles, new housing models are needed to create livable, dense communities addressing the region’s need for affordable housing. Understanding density and its relationship to the city will begin to inform these new housing models in a manner that is sensitive to the need to house increasing populations without displacing existing communities. Only by making connections between disparate elements and working towards designing cities as a comprehensive whole can sustainable approaches to affordable housing be created.

Start: January 18, 2020 4:00 pm
End: January 18, 2020 4:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Art Center (Airport Gallery)
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

January 1, 2020

New Year’s Day

Date: January 1, 2020

December 25, 2019

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2019

December 19, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

Join us this Thursday, December 19 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: December 19, 2019 12:00 pm
End: December 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

December 14, 2019

Santa Monica Symphony December Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30pm.
Santa Monica Symphony
Guido Lamell
Mahler 5th Symphony in C sharp minor
Barnum Theater – 600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Santa Monica Symphony is proud to present Mahler’s Fifth Symphony at Santa Monica High School’s historic Barnum Theater on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
A pre-concert lecture by KUSC’s Rich Campanella begins 7 pm, the music starts at 7.30 pm.

The works of composer Gustav Mahler are intricate and complex and beautiful beyond words. His famous 5th symphony, one of his purely orchestral pieces, is a celebration of his newfound love and marriage. Mahler had suffered a nearly fatal hemorrhage,while recovering at a beautiful lakeside villa,  he fell passionately in love and married. This piece was written as his new wife was expecting their first child and he felt joy and happiness. The work is infused with a dazzling array of emotions; from the opening funeral march to the famous fourth movement, Adagietto, which is a love letter to his wife, Alma. The Adagietto is familiar to many as it has been part of movies such as Death in Venice, Rules Don’t Apply and was played at the funeral mass of Robert F. Kennedy.

The mission of the Santa Monica Symphony is to provide Carnegie Hall caliber classical music performances at no cost. “All our concerts are always free to all”,says Guido Lamel, musical director and conductor. “The Santa Monica Symphony orchestra is the only community orchestra that welcomes anyone who wishes to attend with no ticket charge. We are celebrating our 75th year of providing outstanding and beautiful music to our community.”

For more information, please visit https://www.smsymphony.org/.

Executive Director, Cindy Lauren
info@smsymphony.org
https://www.smsymphony.org/
310 395 6330

Start: December 14, 2019 7:30 pm
End: December 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

December 12, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future | Performance

For her Artist Lab exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center,  Jimena Sarno is creating a process-based sound and sculpture installation. Score for the Near Future is organized around the idea of dissonance, questioning how space is conceived and navigated based on the viewer’s assumptions of power and representation. Populated by an accumulation of handmade domestic objects that evolves over the run of the exhibition, the gallery is transformed into a three-dimensional musical score where every presence, absence, and spatial relation is readable as both notation and abstraction. This gradual accumulation within the installation will result in a complete visual score that will be interpreted and composed by Sarno’s collaborator, vocal artist and improviser Molly Pease. Through a randomizing process, the score will be electronically re-mixed with the recorded fragments of the composition and played back in the space in intervals, re-articulating harmony and dissonance into infinite new combinations.

A live performance of the score by Pease will take place on December 12, 2019 from 7-8 PM.

Start: December 12, 2019 7:00 pm
End: December 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

December 6, 2019

Style & Sustainability: A Fashion Revolution!

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

Please Join Us for an Evening of Fashion, Food and Fun!

The film Thread |Driving Fashion Forward with Amber Valletta produced by Marci Zaroff will kick off a discussion on sustainable fashion. Thread is part of the Driving Fashion Forward series of short films on sustainability and design sponsored by Lexus. Featuring Amber Valletta, the series highlights designers, models and fashion brands and how they are innovating and finding solutions to problems such as toxics, waste, human rights issues and impacts to climate change by the fashion industry.

Meet leaders in Sustainable Fashion, learn what the newest trends are and how to make your wardrobe more sustainable.

The event will be emceed by Marci Zaroff, ECOLifestyle pioneer and Founder/CEO ECOFashionCorp

7:00 pm Live music, wine, small bites and networking
8:00 pm Panel discussion
8:45 pm Fashion show

Start: December 6, 2019 7:00 pm
End: December 6, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Lexus Santa Monica
Address:
1501 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Esther Lin | Revolving Corridor | Exhibition Reception

Esther Lin | Revolving Corridor
Exhibition: December 6, 2019 – January 14, 2020
Opening Reception: December 6, 2019 | 6-8 PM
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | South Gallery
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica

Taiwan-based artist Esther Lin’s practice explores the modern systems in which we live, whether physical or psychological. The exhibition Revolving Corridor evokes imaginary alternative spaces through objects, videos, audio samples, lights, and text combined in an installation, which showcases her most recent artworks. The title refers to sushi corridor restaurants where diners create their own physical space through time while waiting for food to pass. A sushi corridor is an in-between space that allows people to connect while preserving a sense of personal psychological space. In a similar way, Lin generates a space for people to move along the long South Gallery so that they may explore the transitional zones between languages and actions in daily life as they walk from one work to the other. By acknowledging the gallery as a space that challenges the traditional white cube due to its particular elongated and vaulted architecture and the continuous movement of artists accessing their studios, Lin invites viewers to move at their own pace to dialogue with each of her works and create an insightful territory of their own. Inspired by everyday details, Esther utilizes previous works created in various cities around the world (London, Taipei, Los Angeles) to inspire conversation about the past, the present, and the future by addressing the movement of time and human desire as driving forces behind civilizations.

The exhibition includes a three channel video accompanied by digital printed works, a lighting installation and samples of a book, printed receipts, images and text along with sound, and objects in various materials (such as glass and pigments).

In conjunction with the opening of Revolving Corridor on December 6 from 6-8 PM, local artists will open their studios in the Airport Hangar and studio tours will be offered to visitors throughout the event. They include M. Susan Broussard, Susie McKay Krieser, Gregg Chadwick, Eric Merola, and more.

Esther Lin’s exhibition and three-month Artist Residency is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and Taiwan Academy.

Start: December 6, 2019 6:00 pm
End: December 6, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | North Gallery18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | South Gallery
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

Out of the Past: Gen Z Responses to 20th Century Santa Monica

Out of the Past: Gen Z Responses to 20th Century Santa Monica
Exhibition | December 6 – 14, 2019
Reception | December 6, 2019 | 4 – 6 PM
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | North Gallery
3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA

In collaboration with 18th Street Arts Center and the Culture Mapping 90404 initiative, students in Amy Bouse’s AP Art classes at Santa Monica High School engaged in a weeks-long process of historical research, oral history collection, and exploration into Santa Monica’s past to create these culminating artworks. This exhibition is a window into how these young artists see their city, and their own role in its multivalent, complicated history.

As part of a program to create curriculum around 18th Street’s oral history map of the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica, the Center is working with teachers at Santa Monica High School to engage teenagers in local history research and exploration. Through the AP Art unit, students plumbed the depths of publicly available local history resources and image archives through the Santa Monica Library, and exercised best practices of oral history collection in order to create their final artworks. This curriculum, which was collaboratively developed by 18th Street Arts Center and teacher Amy Bouse, will be published online after being taught in the classroom. This collaborative process will yield a curriculum that is engaged, useful, practical, and shaped by the students that participated in it. Future collaborations with the History and African-American Studies departments at the school are in the works for 2020.

This collaboration and exhibition was generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Special thanks to Amy Bouse, Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson, and Kathy Lo.

Start: December 6, 2019 4:00 pm
End: December 6, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | North Gallery18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | North Gallery
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

December 5, 2019

Tree of Life & Holiday Open House 2019

Woodlawn staff extends an invitation to the community to ring in the winter holiday season at our facility as well as honor departed loved ones. Decorate our 11-foot Tree of Life, located in the Mausoleum lobby, with ornaments provided by the Cemetery that can be personalized in memory of loved ones and placed on the tree. This annual event also features live holiday music performances by the John Adams Middle School Choir, photos with Santa, holiday face painting, light refreshments, and more.  It also kicks off our annual toy donation drive for the Toys for Tots Foundation.  This family-friendly event is free of charge.  

Start: December 5, 2019 4:00 pm
End: December 5, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: City of Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery
Address:
1847 14th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 28, 2019

November 21, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

Join us Thursday, November 21 for our next free admission day.
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: November 21, 2019 12:00 pm
End: November 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 19, 2019

Sustainable Works: “The Price of Free” Film Screening

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

The Price of Free film screening

What is a child’s freedom worth?
152 million children are victims of child labor — making the stuff you buy and use every day. Join Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in the movement to free every child.
The Price of Free is a thrilling look at Kailash Satyarthi’s inspiring efforts to free every child from slavery. The film won the 2018 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Courtesy of Participant, Concordia Studio and YouTube

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with the film’s Producer Sarah Anthony and other experts in the field will follow the screening.

This event is FREE for Santa Monica residents and High School and College students! Please reserve your seats at https://priceoffree.eventbrite.com

Not a Santa Monica resident or High School/College student? Purchase ticket at https://www.fandango.com/the-price-of-free-215184/movie-overview

Start: November 19, 2019 7:00 pm
End: November 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free for Santa Monica residents and students, $8-12 per ticket

November 16, 2019

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a yarn basket.
This Month’s theme will focus on the Indigenous People of Santa Monica.
Saturday, November 16, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series held monthly on a Saturday morning from 11:00 AM to Noon. 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: November 16, 2019 11:00 am
End: November 16, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 12, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Brooks + Scarpa| Panel on Learning from Los Angeles: Innovative Housing Design

Brooks + Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital
Panel |  Learning from Los Angeles: Innovative Housing Design
Tuesday, November 12 | 6-8 PM
Airport Gallery (Airport Campus) | 3026 Airport Avenue

Today, there is a growing interest amongst architects that have spawned new and innovative approaches to housing that are well-designed and incorporate a combination of creative social programming, cutting-edge forms and materials, sustainable design and a keen sense of aesthetic. For decades Los Angeles has been perceived as a sprawling metropolis, designed with an eye to quantity, not quality housing. Today, good design is a cornerstone of thriving homes and communities of all incomes and backgrounds. Mike Alvidrez, Executive Director for Skid Row Housing Trust says. “Good design actually has therapeutic value.” This seminar will explore, show examples, and discuss how new sustainable models and current trends in affordable, low-income and market-rate income housing design have produced innovative and cutting edge designs that have improved our cities and urban environments. The seminar will also demonstrate how hi-design affordable housing architecture can help create more equitable societies and better cities.

ABOUT BROOKS + SCARPA:

Brooks + Scarpa is a collective of architects, designers and creative thinkers dedicated to enhancing the human experience. Honored with the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper- Hewitt National Design Award, the firm is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, materials research, graphic, furniture and interior design services that produces innovative, sustainable iconic buildings and urban environments. Awarded the 2010 State of California and National American Institute of Architecture Firm Award for nineteen years of consistently exemplary work seamlessly blending architecture, art and craft, Brooks + Scarpa has also garnered international acclaim for the creative use of materials in unique and unexpected ways. The firm has also been recognized for pioneering more holistic approaches to delivering award winning environmentally responsive designs. Brooks + Scarpa are recipients of the 2019 Los Angeles County Housing Innovation Challenge in partnership with Community Corporation of Santa Monica and Plant Prefab to build Nest, an innovative long-term housing solution for unsheltered citizens.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon request for assistance, we will make programmatic aspects of our projects available in accessible alternative formats. You can email requests or questions at communications@18thstreet.org.

Start: November 12, 2019 6:00 am
End: November 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 90405

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2019

November 10, 2019

Westside Food Bank: 29th Annual 5K Hunger Walk – Free!

Help us raise funds and awareness as we walk together to end hunger. Westside Food Bank provides food for over 108,000 people in West L.A. County every year. With your help, we can make this year’s 5K Hunger Walk our biggest success yet! Sign up to walk for free, individually or as part of a team. Fundraising is not required, but every dollar you raise provides four meals for our neighbors in need. Walkers of all ages, kids in strollers, and dogs on leash are all welcome for this fun, beautiful walk alongside the beach. Entertainment starts at 1pm, and the walk begins at 2pm. Sign up to reserve your free t-shirt and gift bag today: my.wsfb.org

Start: November 10, 2019 1:00 pm
End: November 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Ocean View Park
Address:
2701 Ocean View Park, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

November 9, 2019

18th Street Arts Center: Jimena Sarno | Exhibition Reception| Score for the Near Future

Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future
Exhibition | October 19-December 14, 2019
Reception| Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 5-8 PM
Main Gallery | 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica
 
 For her Artist Lab exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center, which is also part of 18th Street’s Commons Lab residency, Jimena Sarno is creating a process-based sound and sculpture installation. Score for the Near Future is organized around the idea of dissonance, questioning how space is conceived and navigated based on the viewer’s assumptions of power and representation. Populated by an accumulation of handmade domestic objects that evolves over the run of the exhibition, the gallery is transformed into a three-dimensional musical score where every presence, absence, and spatial relation is readable as both notation and abstraction. This gradual accumulation within the installation will result in a complete visual score that will be interpreted and composed by Sarno’s collaborator, vocal artist and improviser Molly Pease. Through a randomizing process, the score will be electronically re-mixed with the recorded fragments of the composition and played back in the space in intervals, re-articulating harmony and dissonance into infinite new combinations. 
As Jimena Sarno’s practice is concerned with labor, manual skills, materials, and learning processes, her residency has focused on learning furniture making, woodworking, and expanding her ceramics skillset as required by the making of the objects in the installation. As an extension of her residency and in conjunction with 18th Street’s ongoing outreach and education partnerships with the local community, Sarno will lead a participatory workshop incorporating ceramics and score mapping with residents of Community Corporation of Santa Monica’s 2602 Broadway flagship property, designed by architects Brooks and Scarpa whose exhibition Dense-City: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital is concurrently on view in 18th Street’s Airport Gallery. The resulting collaborative graphic score, created with and for residents of the non-profit affordable housing community, will be gifted to the residents with the intention of being installed on site at a later date.
 

Start: November 9, 2019 5:00 pm
End: November 9, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Art Center
Address:
1639 18th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

November 7, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

Join us Thursday, November 7 for our next free admission day.
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: November 7, 2019 12:00 pm
End: November 7, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 5, 2019

Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce it will display an exhibition of rare material about the Santa Monica Pier from the early 20th century from Tuesday, November 5, 2019, through Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
On November 5th, the Santa Monica History Museum invites you to join us for our newest exhibition, Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today. The museum will present a series of rare historical photographs and artifacts that explore the transformation of Santa Monica’s now world-famous pier from municipal utility into the “Pleasure Pier,” the earliest iteration of today’s famous pier, from the turn of the century to early 1930s.
In 1916, Charles Looff opened his “Pleasure Pier” – a hub for family entertainment and relaxation, from amusements to musical performances to picnics. In 1917, Mr. Looff prepared an elaborate “Prospectus Book” to entice investors. This detailed book, now in the collection of Stephen Raul Anaya, offers an intriguing glimpse into life in Santa Monica in 1917. The book includes rarely seen photographs, drawings for proposed structures, and some of the confidential financial information presented to potential investors. The Museum will display the original book and a full-size facsimile for visitors to review, as well as large reproductions of featured images alongside the contemporary photographs compiled by author Michael Murphy and photographer Jens Lucking that merge the past and present in an original and enlightening way.
The exhibit is a companion to Murphy’s award-winning book of the same title (released on October 12), available in the museum’s gift shop. In addition to the material about the 1917 pier, the exhibit will feature historical photos and ephemera from the museum’s permanent collection to give visitors a taste of life in Santa Monica from the turn of the century to the 1930s.
The museum, and this exhibit, are open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays noon to 8:00 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission for adults is $10.00 ($15 for 2 adults) and $5.00 for seniors & students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Please direct questions to John Klopping, Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: November 5, 2019 12:00 pm
End: November 5, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Varies

November 3, 2019

Political Courage Awards

POLITICAL COURAGE AWARDS
Honoring
ROBERT REICH
Introduced by Mike Farrell
Emcee Paula Poundstone

Sunday, November 3, 2019
4 – 7 PM
Le Méridien Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica
RSVP at palidems.org/events

Questions? info@palisadesdemclub.org310-230-2084

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Paid for the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (palidems.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

Start: November 3, 2019 4:00 pm
End: November 3, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Le Meridien Delfina Hotel
Address:
530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $125, $50 student

November 2, 2019

14th Annual AltCar Expo in Santa Monica

As California continues to lead the nation in electric car sales, The 14th Annual AltCar Expo is returning to Santa Monica November 2, with new guest speakers, cars and exhibitors as alternative tech enthusiasts converge on the future of the industry. The event is free to attend and brings together in one place, a variety of brands, technology and manufacturers that are continuing the alternative fuel vehicle movement including electric, hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid and natural gas.

The AltCar schedule includes:
-Free Speaker Program for the Public
-Expo and Ride & Drive open to the public and industry California alone is home to about half of all US EV sales, and AltCar Expo is the largest event of its kind to bring together the biggest representation of alternative fuel vehicles in one place and free to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to join in Ride & Drives, getting a hands on experience with a variety of vehicles and product specialists in one convenient location, and learn about rebates up to $10,000 from the government, new rebates from Edison and how these vehicles can and are working for so many drivers and fleets.

The Ride & Drive will include the newest model Nissan LEAF, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Honda Clarity Electric, Kia Soul EV. Additional vehicles at the Expo include: CSE Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Honda Clarity PHEV, Kia Optima PHEV, Nissan Leaf EV, Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell and Toyota Prius Hybrid and many other vehicles. There will also be an area to test ride Breeze Bikes and electric bikes and scooters.

AltCar Expo will take place at the Santa Monica College Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy, LA 90066. For additional information, visit altcarexposantamonica.com or call 310-390-2930.

Start: November 2, 2019 10:00 am
End: November 2, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica College Bundy Campus
Address:
3171 S. Bundy, Los Angeles, 90066
Cost: Free

Canstruction Santa Monica

Overnight on Friday, November 1, local architecture and engineering firms will be building structures not of wood, brick and plaster, but of CANS! These firms will be taking a break from their traditional practice to spend their time competing in the inaugural Canstruction Santa Monica! Once complete, the public is invited over the following two weeks to check out their inventive creations made only of non-perishable food items.

Canstruction is a long-running international design competition, held locally, between architects, engineers and design teams, that build structures out of canned goods. It is a festive affair that challenges these teams to “out creative” each other, involves the community in judging and participation, and benefits the local food banks. Canstruction Santa Monica has partnered with both Meals on Wheels West and the Westside Food Bank – they will receive 100% of the non-perishable food used in the construction of Canstruction. Canstruction Santa Monica will generate thousands of pounds of food for our community this year!

This year’s theme is It’s all fun and games at the beach. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best meal
Structural ingenuity
Best original design
Best labels
People’s choice
Most cans

Ralphs, Kiwanis, and Water Garden have generously donated to this event!

Building will occur overnight on November 1 and judging and an awards reception will occur on November 2.

Structures will then be on display and open to the public at Watergarden Santa Monica in the building lobby adjacent to 26th St., until November 17th.

To learn more please visit https://www.sweiskloss.com/canstruction

Start: November 2, 2019 8:00 am
End: November 2, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Watergarden Santa Monica
Address:
1620 26th St., Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

October 31, 2019

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2019

October 25, 2019

Monster Bash

Annual Halloween FUN-raiser benefiting Meals on Wheels West. Enjoy complimentary small bites & beverages; costume contest; DJ music & dancing; casino games and silent auction at the spook-tacular rooftop ballroom of the Marriott Marina Del Rey.

Meals on Wheels West has been providing home-delivered meals & a Wellness Check to those persons who are unable to shop, cook or provide for themselves since 1974.

Start: October 25, 2019 8:00 pm
End: October 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Marriott Marina Del Rey Hotel
Address:
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292
Cost: VIP with alcohol=$100; Gen. Admission-no alcohol=$50 ( must be 21 years of age)

October 20, 2019

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra

The Santa Monica Symphony opens its historic 75th season Sunday, October 20 with Conductor Guido Lamell sharing the stage with his Los Angeles Philharmonic colleague, Robert deMaine. Principal Cello of the LA Phil, deMaine will perform Dvorak’s contemplative and memorable Cello Concerto in B Minor. The program also includes Weber’s fanciful Overture to Oberon and Gershwin’s renowned An American In Paris. The evening begins with a pre-concert lecture by KUSC’s Rich Capparela. Complimentary cake and coffee will be served at intermission to celebrate the Symphony’s 75th anniversary season.

All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org.

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7:30pm
75th Season Premiere
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Robert deMaine, cello

Weber: Overture to Oberon
Gershwin:  An American in Paris
Dvorak:  Cello Concerto in B Minor
Pre-concert talk at 6:30PM with Rich Capparela


All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE
Open seating
www.smsymphony.org
(310) 395-6330

Start: October 20, 2019 7:30 pm
End: October 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Cost: Free
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