Calendar of Events

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

October 19, 2019

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

Brooks & Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital
Exhibition | October 19 – December 14, 2019
Reception | Saturday October 19, 2019 | 5-8 PM
Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue

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. Brooks + Scarpa are recipients of the 2019 Los Angeles County Housing Innovation Challenge in partnership with 18th Street program Community Corporation of Santa Monica and Plant Prefab to build Nest, an innovative long-term housing solution for unsheltered citizens.

In conjunction with the exhibition, 18th Street will invite the architects to participate in ongoing dialogue with local and international resident artists, Santa Monica city planning officials, visiting architects and LA-based artists, architects, and planners.

ACCESSIBILITY: Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests 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: October 19, 2019 5:00 pm
End: October 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center Airport Gallery
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | Directed Reading

Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | Directed Reading
Saturday October 19 | 2-4 PM
Tongva Park | 1615 Ocean Avenue

Renée Petropoulos will collaborate with Oaxacan artisan Arturo Hernández on a directed reading at Santa Monica’s Tongva Park, performed by invited members of the public in many simultaneous languages. For the directed reading, Petropoulos seeks to identify words and phrases that are not directly translatable between English, Spanish, and Zapotec, an indigenous language of the Mitla region. Other languages, such as Amharic and Hebrew, may also be included. Artisans and community members will be invited to contribute texts to create the directed reading, which will be performed by participants cast from among the public. Multiple individuals will represent “voices” such as those of ancestors or from literature. Petropoulos will create a performance score based on the interplay of these words and phrases to convey emotional and cultural meanings without enabling language comprehension in a traditional sense.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests 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: October 19, 2019 2:00 pm
End: October 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Tongva Park
Address:
1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Rain Barrel Fundraiser Sale

Water is a precious resource so it’s time we start doing our best to conserve it. Think about the last time it rained. It all washed off the roof and into the gutter, right? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to harvest some of that fresh, oxygenated, and chlorine-free rain water for later use? Well there is. We take water conservation seriously, that is why Sustainable Works is collaborating with Rain Barrels Intl on a rain barrel truckload sale.

If you’re interested in purchasing a high-quality rain barrel, head over to http://www.rainbarrelsintl.com/events.asp. There you will find the Sustainable Works sale listed. The best thing is, you can apply for a rebate offered by the Metropolitan Water District and City of Santa Monica as well as LADWP, saving you a nice chunk of change! If you do purchase a rain barrel, you are guaranteed your barrel at the event. There will be rain barrels available to purchase on that day, but they will be sold on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Start: October 19, 2019 9:00 am
End: October 19, 2019 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica College
Address:
Parking lot 6 (SE corner of 14th & Pico), Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

October 2, 2019

Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards and BLUE Screening

The Green Prize is a book award, presented by Santa Monica’s Public Library and the Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

In 2007, the Green Prize was created in order to recognize the authors, illustrators, photographers and publishers whose goal is to broaden the public’s awareness of sustainability.

“BLUE is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves.” – GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA

A panel discussion will follow the screening. The panel will include the Director of BLUE, Karina Holden; Nancy Shrodes, Associate Director of Policy and Outreach at Heal the Bay and Ren Ostry, Owner/Founder Kitchen Catch.

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

Start: October 2, 2019 7:00 pm
End: October 2, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

September 28, 2019

Discover the History: The Green Book

Join us Saturday, September 28 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM for our next Discover the History focusing on The Green Book.  
In the not so distant past African Americans traveling on the roads and highways across the U.S., could literally be putting their lives in danger.
Victor H. Green, an innovative postal worker created a “safety” network making it possible for African Americans to travel with little likelihood of encountering threats or a racially charged incident. This “network” was a published directory listing places where Black travelers could find lodging, food, gasoline and other needed services.
Speakers:
Gloria & Solomon Herbert, principals of Black Meetings & Tourism, a Calif. based Media company, will explain the relevancy of the GREEN BOOK concept for today’s Black travelers.
As co-creators and publishers of the soon to be released NEW Green Book, an African American Travel Guide digital directory and Podcast Series by the same name, the Herberts are furthering their commitment to create platforms for presenting the untold stories of People of Color in the United States and around the world.
The Herberts are also executive producers of Today’s Black Traveler, a televised travel show, now in development. They are active in the travel industry and have won numerous awards for their destination marketing programs and travel writing.
Jo Keita of Nubian Tours will share her experiences as the travel coordinator for MOTOWN performers and using the Green Book in arranging travel. Ms. Keita also implemented customer service programming at United Airline addressing cultural diversity.
A special preview clip from “The Green Book Chronicles,” a one hour documentary, currently in development, produced by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles, will be screened at this special Route 66 Discover the History event.
This discussion was made possible by the California Historic Route 66 Association. For More information on the organization click HERE.
This discussion is free of charge and includes free access to our galleries.
To RSVP for the event contact (310) 395-2290 or mail: rsvp@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 28, 2019 3:00 pm
End: September 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 26, 2019

Human Rights Watch: The Feeling of Being Watched

6:00 pm | Doors open, reception
7:00 pm | Film Screening
8:30 pm | Panel Discussion

Buy tickets here: https://hrwfobw.bpt.me/

Residents of Assia Boundaouis entire neighborhood outside of Chicago, Illinois, have felt under government surveillance for over a decade. Returning home and recounting memories of her childhood suspicions, she visits her neighbors one by one, and a mass of personal accounts begin to pile up. Assia decides its time to set up her own investigation. Her inquiries soon yield tens of thousands of FBI documents proving that her Arab-American hometown was indeed the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the US pre-9/11. Creatively weaving the personal and political, The Feeling of Being Watched is Assias story, as she grapples with the enduring impact government surveillance has had on her country, community, and her own sense of identity.

All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A with film subject Iman Boundaoui as well as Seema Ahmad of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

For general inquiries:  (310) 477-5540

Start: September 26, 2019 6:00 pm
End: September 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: The Aero Theatre
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: $15 to $30

September 25, 2019

Sustainable Works 2019 Eco Star Awards

CELEBRATE
The achievements of local leaders making valuable contributions to sustainability in our communities

ENJOY
A choice of fare made from locally sourced organic ingredients prepared by Uplifters Kitchen. Complimentary beer, wine and refreshing beverages.

SUPPORT
Sustainable Works and its mission to educate and inspire students, residents and businesses to make sustainable decisions and build more resilient and flourishing communities.

All event proceeds benefit Sustainable Works.

If you are unable to attend,
we hope you will make a donation today to support our work.

This is an 18 and over event.

Start: September 25, 2019 6:30 pm
End: September 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Venue: Capital One Café
Address:
401 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $35 - $50

September 22, 2019

To the Moon and Back

Santa Monica History Museum Hosts Annual Gala Dinner

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Santa Monica History Museum will host its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Sunday, September 22th at 5:00pm.

Guests will be able to participate in a silent and live auction, as well as enjoy dinner and cocktails. We are excited to have two remarkable honorees this year! With this year’s theme, “To the Moon and Back,” we will celebrate and honor Professor Hildreth (Hal) Walker, Jr. Mr. Walker led the manufacturing, testing and operation of the KORAD K-1500 ruby laser system in his Santa Monica lab in 1969 during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The ruby laser measured the distance from the moon and back and has been replicated in the Smithsonian.

We are also proud to honor Santa Monica College on its 90th Anniversary. Founded in 1929, SMC enrolls over 30,000 students. Under Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery’s leadership, SMC leads the nation in transferring students to the prestigious University of California system.

Santa Monica College will receive the Louise B. Gabriel Award. The Louise B. Gabriel Award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to, and passion for, preserving the history of Santa Monica.

The annual Gala is the biggest fundraiser for the Santa Monica History Museum. We are proud to announce OneWest Bank as our title sponsor this year.

We invite our community businesses and friends of the Museum to participate in pledging your sponsorship to promote “Keeping Our History Alive.”

Dinner tickets are $180 per person and available for purchase online or by calling the museum. For sponsorship or donation information, please contact John Klopping, (310)395-2290, jklopping@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: September 22, 2019 5:00 pm
End: September 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $180

September 14, 2019

An Evening of Art & Celebration at 18th Street: Video Screening, Artist Open Studios, and Celebrating 40 Years of EZTV

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Artist Open Studios   | 5 – 7 PM | Campus-wide | 1639 18th Street

Video in Site: The Road Film Screening |  7 PM | Main Gallery

EZTV 40 Years and Counting: An Anniversary Celebration | 8 – 10 PM | Highways Performance Space
@ 18th Street Arts Center | 1639 18th Street

On September 14 from 5-10 PM, 18th Street Arts Center will host an evening of art and celebration! The evening will start with artist open studios throughout our 18th Street Campus, where local and visiting artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center will open their studios from 5-7 PM. Video in Site: The Road Film, curated by Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer, will screen at our Main Gallery at 7 PM. The night will conclude at Highways Performance Space, where 18th Street Arts Center & Highways Performance Space will celebrate pioneering media arts center and think tank EZTV through a screening of videos and performances highlighting EZTV’s diverse projects and collaborations. EZTV 40 YEARS AND COUNTING: An Anniversary Celebration will be from 8-10 PM.

Start: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th St, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

The 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival

The 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival is making a splash onto the iconic Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Sept 14th! This popular, community seafood fundraising event celebrates Global Coastal Clean Up Month and showcases the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Enjoy incredible seafood from restaurants such as The Lobster, FIG and Sushi Roku, wine tastings, live music, games, oyster shucking competition and more underwater-inspired fun on the Pier. OFF THE HOOK highlights Santa Monica’s unrivaled seafood offerings and helps raise money for HEAL THE BAY and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement. Best of all, OFF THE HOOK is 100% PLASTIC-FREE! Ticket prices start at $50 for GA and $90 for VIP and are all-inclusive of food and drink. For tickets and more information, visit www.offthehookseafoodfest.com.
Event Sponsor

Start: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $50-100

Discover the History: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Join us Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 4:30 PM for our next Discover the History as Ted Tanaka leads a thought-provoking discussion exploring his family’s life during World War II at Camp Manzanar which was one of 10 incarceration centers operated by the War Relocation Authority to detain Japanese-Americans.

Speaker:
Ted Tetsudo Tanaka is a Japanese-American, born in West LA. He with his immigrant parents were interned by the US government during WWII. He is a consultant to US-EU biotechnology companies to develop and market their next-generation drugs through creating joint ventures in Japan. Ted is a Harvard-Westlake School past Parents’ Association president.
To RSVP for the event contact (310) 395-2290 or mail: rsvp@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
End: September 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft rain sticks.

This Month’s theme will focus on fire prevention.
Saturday, September 14, 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: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
End: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 12, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

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

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

September 11, 2019

Mark Benjamin Community Impact Awards

Annual event that honors individuals in the Santa Monica Bay area–volunteers who go above and beyond when providing service in the community.

Information on honorees and additional details on website: hrcsantamonica.org
Admission is free and includes a buffet dinner.

Start: September 11, 2019 6:00 pm
End: September 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: The Santa Monica Baha'i Center
Address:
3102 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

September 2, 2019

Labor Day

Date: September 2, 2019

August 29, 2019

THE WINTER OFFICE: #SYNCHRONICITY The Social Territories of a Warming World

The exhibition in 18th Street’s Airport Gallery explores concepts of mobility and spatial justice within the landscape of Santa Monica and is composed of a series of artworks and proposals generated from The Winter Office’s ongoing artistic research into warming world design. Over six months from April to September 2019, the group has focused on cultural organizations and their urban environment/infrastructure within the Los Angeles Metro area to ask, how much of the city can such organizations transform or develop (beyond climate adaptation), in collaboration with the communities they serve and within the social fabric that surrounds them? The installation, created in dialogue with a concurrent presentation by the collective at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, examines collectivized strategies toward a just, resilient, and pluralistic city that would foster the uses, styles, and forms of mobility that diversify access to a landscape embedded with multiple and varied arts organizations.

The Winter Office is creating new thinking around the local development of cultural institutions and their role in the city of Santa Monica, reflecting a new understanding of the density needed in the LA metropolitan area, in which cultural institutions could play a role; not only as strong and just partners for urban development in the communities they represent, but also as a vector for understanding and promoting new design avenues that mitigate the climate crisis. To this end, the Winter Office has been studying 18th Street Arts Center, its urban surroundings in the Pico Neighborhood and at the Santa Monica Airport, connections, circulation; and has been meeting with various members of the 18th Street community to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the urban challenges our arts organization faces.

The works in the exhibition include a book of documents comprising a visual analysis of the urban landscape, where suggestions for new connections and ideas for the airport can be explored. In addition, small interventions in the form of artworks and documents will be added throughout the month as part of the exhibition process. Another aspect of the installation is a newly designed table that functions as a temporary recording studio to introduce citizen participation and dialogue as bottom-up forces, potentially driving urban planning. This podcast platform will be a site for broadcast and serve as a gathering point for public conversations established in the conversation series at both the Armory and 18th Street, also titled The Social Territories of a Warming World, which connects directly to the group’s Non-Perfect Dwelling exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts (on view through Sep. 15).

The conversation program designed by The Winter Office brings together local activists, organizations, institutional and political leaders, artists and academics, among others, to have conversations about non-ideal theories of art, collaborative design, and spatial justice in the 21st century city, especially in relation to new unknown social territories which will be emerging after climate change.

Start: August 29, 2019 6:00 pm
End: August 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica
Cost: Free

August 17, 2019

Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft shadow puppets.
This Month’s theme will focus on Arts in Santa Monica.
Saturday, August 17, 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: August 17, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 17, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

August 8, 2019

Santa Monica History Museum Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month..
Instead join us Thursday, August 8 for our next free admission day.
Admission to the museum will be free from Noon 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: August 8, 2019 12:00 pm
End: August 8, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free
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