Calendar of Events

July 14, 2018

Meet Me At Reed | Santa Monica Symphony Summer Concert

In celebration of July’s Park’s Month, free performances are scheduled every Saturday throughout the month. On July 21, the Santa Monica Symphony performs famous selections from Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Beethoven and more.

For more information: http://www.smsymphony.org/events/reed-park-concert-saturday-july-21-2018

4 p.m. Pre-Concert Family Fun Games
6 p.m. Performance Begins (Picnics Encouraged)

- Program -
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Vivaldi: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8, RV 315 – “Summer” from the Four Seasons
Rossini: Overture to Semiramide
Strauss: Tritsch Tratsch Polka
Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Gershwin: “Summertime”
Puccini: “O mio caro babbino”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”

Start: July 14, 2018 8:00 pm
End: July 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Reed Park
Address:
1133 7th Street, Suite 203, 90403
Cost: Free

July 4, 2018

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2018

June 30, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Discover the History

On June 30th at 3:00 p.m., join us for a conversation with Michael Murphy, author of “Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today,” at the Santa Monica History Museum. Murphy’s work is featured in the Museum’s current exhibition of the same name. The author will discuss the fascinating story behind his new book, from inception to publication, including his creative collaboration with photographer Jens Lucking.

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: June 30, 2018 3:00 pm
End: June 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 24, 2018

k9 connection’s 12th Annual Summer Fest

Summer Fest is a family-friendly, super fun festival and our signature annual fundraising event, drawing Southern California’s most devoted animal and teen supporters.

Take advantage of Early Bird ticket price through Friday, May 25. Kids 12 and under admitted free with reservation on Ticket site. Admission donation includes catered lunch and all attractions.

Check out all the entertainment features for people and dogs on the Ticket site.
Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.

Proceeds go directly to benefit the youth and shelter dogs in k9 connection programs.

Start: June 24, 2018 12:00 pm
End: June 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Park, Field #2
Address:
147 S. Gardner Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, 90036
Cost: $35-$40

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: June 24, 2018 8:30 am
End: June 24, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

Date: June 17, 2018

June 16, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Hands on History

This month’s Hands on History will be celebrating Father’s Day.
Join us as we lead an activity that will surely be an amazing Father’s Day gift.

Join us on Saturday, June 16th, 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: June 16, 2018 11:00 am
End: June 16, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 14, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month.

Join us Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 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: June 14, 2018 12:00 pm
End: June 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 13, 2018

TECHSPO LA 2018

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in LA!

TECHSPO LA 2018 is a two day technology expo taking place June 13th to 14th, 2018 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, California in the heart of Silicon Beach. TECHSPO LA brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Exhibitors showcase the next generation of technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, Adtech, Martech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better.

As part of TECHSPO LA are two limited attendance conferences, DigiMarCon West 2018 Digital Marketing Conference (https://digimarconwest.com) and Sales Summit West (https://salessummitwest.com). If the conferences are where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place. 

The TECHSPO floor is free to attend (for a limited time)! Register today! For more details visit https://techspola.com.

Start: June 13, 2018 9:00 am
End: June 13, 2018 9:00 am
Venue: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Address:
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

June 11, 2018

PAL Golf Classic Tournament 2018

Please join us and support PAL’s largest annual fundraising event, the Golf Tournament.

Start: June 11, 2018 10:30 am
End: June 11, 2018 10:30 am
Venue: MountainGate Country Club
Address:
12445 Mountaingate Dr, Los Angeles, 90049

June 9, 2018

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Exhibition & Artist Lab Residency | Main Gallery
April 23 – June 29, 2018

Reception & Screening
June 9, 2018 | 5-8 PM

+ Daniel Canogar, Asia Sztencel, and Roey Victoria Heifetz
Visiting Artists in Residence | Open Studios

18th Street Arts Center presents an exhibition and Artist Lab Residency featuring the work of LA-based artist Paul Pescador. As part of this experimental residency, Pescador will produce a feature-length film emerging from a set of actions, gestures and images oriented around neighborhoods he has lived in since moving to Los Angeles. Pescador asks questions of himself and others about being a resident in Los Angeles through examining his own experiences and those of residents in each neighborhood. His work weaves in personal anecdotes about his personal experiences learning to live in a large metropolitan area, including past relationship heartbreaks, isolation, and “getting lost within a crowd.”

Pescador will initiate the project by trying to understand the socio-economic wealth of Santa Monica as a model for other Los Angeles neighborhoods, serving as both an aspirational image and as a source of anxiety over gentrification and displacement. Focusing specifically on the Pico neighborhood which surrounds 18th Street Art Center, he asks, does the popular version of Santa Monica exist in reality or is it more nuanced and complicated?

In the gallery, Pescador installs framed photographs based on his initial research, using a colorful palette and collage techniques. Over the residency period from April 23 through June 29, he will add additional objects, notes, and documentation, filling the space with a large collection of photographs and written texts by the end of June. Pescador also invites viewers to share their written and audio experiences of living in Los Angeles County and how they see their own neighborhood changing throughout the time they have lived there. These experiences will be incorporated into the artist’s research and source material for his film.

Start: June 9, 2018 5:00 pm
End: June 9, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

June 3, 2018

Make a Mess Day – Free Art Event for Kids!

Kids K-8 are invited to join the arts community at Bergamot for their first ever “Make A Mess Day” free art event! Kids, come spend the afternoon creating, crafting and getting messy!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for the kids. There will be food trucks and the Bergamot Café will be open. There is limited parking at Bergamot. Take the Metro!

Sponsored by the galleries & creative businesses at Bergamot; the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica and supported by the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Worthe Real Estate.

Bergamot is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting numerous galleries and creative businesses.
Event Sponsor Bergamot galleries/businesses and Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica

Start: June 3, 2018 12:00 pm
End: June 3, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Bergamot
Address:
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Pedal on The Pier

The 8th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraising event will take place on Sunday, June 3 on the historic Santa Monica Pier. The event features more than 100 teams pedaling on stationary bikes along with energetic instructors, DJs, live music and other entertainment raising funds for the Harold Robinson Foundation. The Foundation provides funding and resources to send underserved kids in LA, especially Watts, to camp and provides a safe and nurturing environment, far away from the stress that most of them face on a daily basis.

Start: June 3, 2018 11:00 am
End: June 3, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $100

May 30, 2018

SM YMCA Balance & Exercise Educational Seminar

FREE of charge & open to the Community!

12:30pm Balance & Exercise
Speaker: Cynthia Bomaster, DPT, ATC

FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: May 30, 2018 12:30 pm
End: May 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Healthy Habits for Adults: Eating The Rainbow Presentation

11:30am Healthy Habits for Adults: Eating The Rainbow
Speaker: Miriam Caiden, MSG PhD
with LA Oasis WISE & Healthy Aging

Event registration in advance is required.

FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: May 30, 2018 11:30 am
End: May 30, 2018 11:30 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free, registration required

May 29, 2018

SM YMCA Celebrating the Older Americans Month Event

Free Group Exercise Classes:
8:00am Twinges In The Hinges (Gently water exercise in the shallow pool)
10:30am Tai chi
10:30am Hatha Yoga YogAbility Chair Exercise
FREE Educational Seminars
11:30am Healthy Habits for Adults: Eating The Rainbow
12:30pm Parkinson’s & Exercise
1:30pm Mental Health
Swim cap is required for pool usage. Exercise classes require appropriate attire (loose fitting clothing and tennis shoes). Please call in advance for rules that will affect your usage 310/393-2721 ext. 129. Free underground parking is available.

Event registration in advance is required.
GUEST PICTURE ID REQUIRED.
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: May 29, 2018 8:30 am
End: May 29, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free, registration required

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

Date: May 28, 2018

May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Symphony’s Annual Memorial Weekend Concert

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, the Santa Monica Symphony’s Annual Memorial Weekend Concert presents works of Maurice Ravel, George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams, who were all WWI veterans. The concert will begin with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, each movement of which was dedicated to the memory of a friend of the composer who had died in the war. The performance will continue with English composer George Butterworth’s short pastoral idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, which symbolizes the nostalgia for the long-lost halcyon Edwardian age before the war. Lastly, to end the night, Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral” by Vaughan Williams confronts the horror of war and more importantly, resonates with the sounds of peace, calling for love and hope in the world. The concert will be held at 7 pm on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School. All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE and open seating. Pre-concert lecture by our host, Rich Capparela will be held at 7 pm.

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Start: May 27, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

5th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Pass GO and head to the 5th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street, Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 27 from 1-6 p.m. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive tasting event that mirrors the classic board game, offering a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest restaurants, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more. Make your way around the board for a chance to WIN! Players will enjoy the GO to JAIL VIP Lounge, beer garden, photo booth, games and more. All ages. A portion of proceeds benefit Heal the Bay and Summer SOULstice. Tickets are on sale now at www.mainopolysm.com.

Start: May 27, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Ashland Hill
Address:
2807 Main Street, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $15-40

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: May 27, 2018 8:30 am
End: May 27, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

May 24, 2018

Book Signing Event for “Santa Monica: A Look back to 1902 from Today”

On May 24th from 6 to 7 PM, Michael Murphy, the author of “Santa Monica: A Look back to 1902 from Today,” will be at the Santa Monica History Museum for a special book signing event in conjunction with the Museum’s new exhibition featuring his work. Murphy’s book is a then-and-now photographic comparison of Santa Monica as it looked in 1902 and how it appears today. The book is set to be released on May 14th, by Arcadia Publishing, and will be available for purchase at the Museum gift shop.

Start: May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
End: May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, 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, May 24th, 2018, 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: May 24, 2018 12:00 pm
End: May 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Educational Seminar

Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Educational seminar
12pm-12:30pm
In collaboration with Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Event registration in advance is required.
FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: May 24, 2018 12:00 pm
End: May 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free, registration required

SM YMCA High Blood Pressure Education Month

High Blood Pressure Education Month
FREE Blood Pressure Screening & Health Resources

9:30am–12pm in the 1st floor Refreshment Area
Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Educational seminar

12pm-12:30pm in the Community room, 2nd floor
In collaboration with Providence Saint John’s Health Center

FREE underground parking is available during the event.

For more information and event registration contact Lidia Magarian, Senior Program Director (310) 393-2721 ext. 129 or e-mail: lidiam@ymcasm.org

Start: May 24, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 24, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

May 19, 2018

Hutchins Consort: Mountain Men and Montunos

What does Appalachian music have to do with the music of Cuba? Join the Hutchins Consort with special guests to find out!

The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins, whose research into the acoustic properties of string instruments resulted in an innovative process called free-plate tuning; a precise method of refining the top and back plates of a violin before it is assembled to bring it to peak acoustic performance.The fruits of her labor are the eight Hutchins violins, ranging in size from the 18.5-inch treble to the 7.2-foot contrabass. Like all violins, these instruments capture the emotional element of the music. But they have the additional advantage of being crafted as a complete set with the same harmonic DNA — giving them the ability to produce a unique array of sounds that add a new dimension to the works they perform.

Start: May 19, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Augustine by-the-Sea
Address:
1227 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $15-$35

Pico Block Party: Empowering Youth Voices!

Food trucks, music, open studios, performances, and more! 18th Street Arts Center holds its third major Pico Block Party community festival focused around youth artists and empowering youth voices on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 3-6 PM. The family-friendly artistic festival will feature youth-led art-making workshops, performances, open studios with resident artists, exhibitions, food trucks, and other creative activities.

The Pico Block Party series grew out of 18th Street Arts Center’s in-depth community outreach programs, including its bilingual neighborhood oral history project, CultureMapping90404.org. That project spurred the creation of a Neighborhood Advisory Council in 2018, who helped shaped the content for this Pico Block Party along the theme of “Empowering Youth Voices.” With this festival, we celebrate the many Santa Monica high school and college-age youth deeply invested in political activism and organizing, and young artists throughout our community and beyond.

FEATURING:

Art Workshops

Create your own Pico Neighborhood Loterίa cards with the Santa Monica High School MEChA Student Group!
Work with exhibiting artist Mariángeles Soto-Díaz and area youth to screenprint slogans on fabric banners for your next protest march, and customize them with your own messages!
Paint your own tote bag and collaborate on a community map of your neighborhood with Visiting Artist in Residence Asia Sztencel.
Collage your own ‘zines with youth from Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College, and UCLA.
Create LED greeting cards with Camera Obscura artist in residence Brittany Ransom.
Participate in free movement classes with teachers from Continuum Movement Studio!
Performances (on the main stage)

Dance it up with the Hype Squad with Ebonicia Fischer
Groove to the stylings of Rondalla Sueño Romantico, a youth band from St Anne’s Church
Let your voice rise with the SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Holla for the original rhymes and beats of the Pico Youth and Family Center youth MCs
In the Gallery, Artist Lab Resident Paul Pescador will perform with his signature costumes as part of his exhibition Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Food & Vendors (more tbd)
Soulistic Vegan Soul Food
Brewtique
Chili Chili Mango
Taco Cartel
Hustle & Dough
Oaxacan Ice Cream
Fine Oaxacan Embroidery and Garments
Beautiful Things LA

Neighborhood Organizations
Pico Youth and Family Center
Santa Monica Library Teen Council
Continuum Studio
Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School
Santa Monica Conservancy
Brighter Futures Charity
Hostelling International

Artist Open Studios
Yvette Gellis (Los Angeles)
Daniel Canogar (Spain)
Orly Ruaimi (Israel/Los Angeles)
Clayton Campbell (Los Angeles)

…and more TBD!

Exhibitions On View

Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | Instituto Experimental Tropical des Amazonas
Atrium Gallery (blue building)

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Main Gallery (lime building)

Sponsors

In-kind donations of deliciously healthy and nutritious snacks and drinks generously provided by Harmless Harvest, KIND, GoGo SqueeZ, and Bare Snacks.

FREE TO ALL – please RSVP!

Start: May 19, 2018 3:00 pm
End: May 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Children’s Workshop

This month’s Hands on History will be celebrating Mother’s Day. Join us as we lead an activity that will surely be an amazing Mother’s Day gift.
Join us on Saturday, May 19th, 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: May 19, 2018 11:00 am
End: May 19, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Climate Fest

Climate Fest is an all-day community engagement event produced by the City in partnership with local community organizations. Building on our last climate summit in October 2016, which saw 250 attendees, our goal is to bring the community together and give residents and businesses the resources necessary to be sustainability change agents. With breakout discussion sessions, workshops, interactive activities, tabling, art and movie screenings, we anticipate 300-500 community members will be in attendance.

Start: May 19, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 19, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: St Monica's Grand Pavilion and Patio
Address:
725 California Ave., Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

May 18, 2018

New Exhibit “Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today“

On May 18th, the Santa Monica History Museum invites you to join us for our newest exhibit, “Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today.“
What did Santa Monica look like in 1902? As a child, local resident Michael Murphy found the answer in a Santa Monica Fire Department photography book of local buildings. As an adult, he painstakingly researched and documented each location’s appearance. This exhibit presents his series of then-and-now photographs comparing Santa Monica from 1902 to today.
The exhibit is a companion to Murphy’s book of the same title (released on May 14th, Arcadia Publishing). Join us in exploring how Santa Monica’s structures have changed over the last century!

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.

Start: May 18, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: See description

May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

Date: May 13, 2018
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