Calendar of Events

May 19, 2019

Santa Monica Wine Auction

Sip, savor and supports students at the soiree of the year! Featuring dozens of tastings from the best wine and restaurants, along with exciting live and silent auctions, the Santa Monica Wine Auction is a can’t-miss food and wine event. And, the best part? All proceeds support arts, STEM and more for our students!

4:00 pm
Early Access to Food and Wine Tastings from Top Restaurants and Wineries
Silent Auction

5:00 pm
General Admission

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Live Auction, Desserts and Dancing

Start: May 19, 2019 5:00 pm
End: May 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd,, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $150-225

May 18, 2019

Westside Food Bank’s Brunchraiser at the Mar Vista Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch from Chef Jill Davie made with locally sourced fresh ingredients while supporting Westside Food Bank’s work to provide a balanced variety of nutritious foods for local families in need.

Join us at The Mar Vista for this special event that will delight your taste buds and warm your heart. The program will feature inspirational stories told by people from all sides of the food assistance network as well as tips to avoid food waste at home. Bloody Mary’s, sangria, mimosas, micheladas, beer, wine, fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served. Special celebrity guests TBA!

Start: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: The Mar Vista
Phone: (310) 828-6016
Address:
12249 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90066, United States
Cost: 75

Amir H. Fallah | “Songs For My Father, Bouquets For My Mother” Mural Launch

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to announce Songs For My Father, Bouquets For My Mother, a collaborative mural project by Baik Art, 18th Street Arts Center, and artist Amir H. Fallah.
As the 2019 Baik Art Mural Grant recipient, Amir presents imagery that combines a wide array of references from American popular culture, Baroque furniture, traditional Iranian music and artifacts, and Dutch botanical painting. The image itself becomes a cultural hybrid which references the many disparate influences surrounding the artist during his upbringing within the American landscape.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Amir H. Fallah’s mural at Baik Art! A reception will be held on May 18, 2019 from 12-2 PM to commemorate Baik Art’s 2019 Wall Project.

For more info: https://18thstreet.org/event/fallah-mural-launch/

Start: May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Baik Art Gallery
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Address:
2600 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90034, United States
Cost: Free

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: May 18, 2019 8:00 am
End: May 18, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day

Date: May 12, 2019

May 11, 2019

Westside Family Health Center Mother’s Day Weekend Luncheon Celebrating Deb Farmer’s 20 Years

Mother’s Day Luncheon
Honoring Debra A. Farmer, President/CEO of Westside Family Health Center
For her 20 years of leadership. Proceeds to support WFHC’s move to Culver City in the Fall.

Start: May 11, 2019 11:00 am
End: May 11, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: UCLA Faculty Center
Phone: (310) 454-4773
Address:
480 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States
Cost: 75

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a fun present for Mom.
This Month’s theme will complement our permanent galleries focusing on Arcadia Bandini.
Saturday, May 11, 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: May 11, 2019 11:00 am
End: May 11, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: Free

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: May 11, 2019 8:00 am
End: May 11, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

May 9, 2019

Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month..
Instead join us Thursday, May 9 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.

Start: May 9, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 9, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

May 8, 2019

Women & Alzheimer’s Lunch & Learn

An informative presentation about prevention strategies and connections to support. Two out of three cases are women. You’ll also hear from a caregiver. Free admission and lunch. Concludes at 2 pm.

Start: May 8, 2019 12:00 pm
End: May 8, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Virginia Ave Park - Thelma Terry Room
Phone: (310) 450-2191
Address:
2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA, 90404, United States
Cost: Free

May 4, 2019

Communitas Awards Dinner

An affirmation of the power of community. At this 21st Annual Communitas Awards Dinner, we honor those who make a positive difference and inspire others. 2019 Honorees are: Carol Lemlein (President of the Santa Monica Conservancy Board of Directors) Youth Justice Coalition (Building a youth, family and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement), Wendy Lee Zaw (Director of Girl Central and Treasurer of Young People Creating Change). Emerging Leader Award goes to Thandiwe Akbdullah (Co-Founder, BLM-LA Youth Vanguard)

Start: May 4, 2019 4:30 pm
End: May 4, 2019 4:30 pm
Venue: The Church In Ocean Park
Phone: (310) 399-1631
Address:
235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: $75

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: May 4, 2019 8:00 am
End: May 4, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

April 27, 2019

An Evening of Surprises! with SMRep Honoring Isabel Storey

You are invited to Santa Monica Repertory Theater’s festive evening of drinks, light fare and suprises! We are proud to be honoring Isabel Storey, one of the founding forces behind the SHINE Storytelling Series and a tremendous contributor to our theater company and the community.

Tickets are $50 for the event. Join us before the event begins for a special VIP champagne reception and conversation with Isabel for $75.

Event begins at 8PM. VIP Reception begins at 7:30PM.

Start: April 27, 2019 8:00 pm
End: April 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery
Phone: (424)268-0539
Address:
Bergamot 2525 Michigan Ave #B4, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: $50

Shirley Temple Birthday Tea Party

The Santa Monica History Museum is hosting a Shirley Temple birthday tea party and pop-up display. The celebration is honoring the 80th anniversary of Hollywood’s Golden Year and features an exclusive one-day exhibition highlighting Shirley Temple’s last film as a child star, The Blue Bird as well as additional costumes and memorabilia.

1939 is considered Hollywood’s Golden Year. From mid-1938 to early 1940, America experienced a period of new-found hope and prosperity. The Great Depression was ending, and Hollywood was producing lavish, high budget fantasy films such as The Wizard of Oz. Darryl F. Zanuck of 20th Century Fox selected the 1908 play The Blue Bird, an allegorical tale of a child’s search for happiness, to compete with MGM’s The Wizard of Oz. In addition to other film costumes and personal wardrobe, the day-long pop-up display will feature Temple’s costumes from the 1940 Technicolor film “The Blue Bird.”

Tickets: $40
($33 is tax deductible)

A ticket to the tea party will feature:
Viewing of her iconic Blue Bird costume.
Viewing of a selection of additional dresses.
Delicious traditional tea service.
Variety of refreshing tea-sandwiches.
Selection of delectable desserts.

All proceeds from this event and exhibit benefit the educational and preservation mission of the Santa Monica History Museum, a 501 c(3) nonprofit.

Start: April 27, 2019 12:00 pm
End: April 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: 40

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: April 27, 2019 8:00 am
End: April 27, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

Date: April 21, 2019

April 20, 2019

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: April 20, 2019 8:00 am
End: April 20, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

April 14, 2019

Coming to America: Music by Immigrant Composers

Join the Santa Monica Symphony in celebrating the greatness of America’s diverse cultural heritage with a concert of works by immigrant composers. Well-known composers Stravinsky and Rachmaninov share the program with Ernesto Lecuona (Cuba), Rózsa (Hungary) and Franz Waxman (Germany). All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org.

Coming to America: Music by Immigrant Composers
Pre-Concert Lecture by KUSC’s Rich Capparela at 6:00 PM
Concert begins at 7:00 PM

Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Roberto Cani, violin

Program includes:
Smith, arr. Stravinsky: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Lecuona: Malaguena
Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto for Orchestra
Waxman: Carmen Fantasy
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE with open seating
www.smSymphony.org
(310) 395-6330

Start: April 14, 2019 7:00 pm
End: April 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall
Phone: (310) 395-6330
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: Free

April 13, 2019

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

Join us for an activity that will surely be fun and informative as we craft a fun present for Mom.
This Month’s theme will complement our permanent galleries focusing on Arcadia Bandini.
Saturday, April 13, 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: April 13, 2019 11:00 am
End: April 13, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

ROGA (Run + Yoga) at the Pier

ROGA is the ultimate lifestyle event for the mind, body and soul. This fitness combo brings participants together for a warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier followed by yoga, flowing breath to movement with the sound of the waves. Now offered throughout the year to meet demand, Saturday morning ROGA is a beloved community event that encourages healthy living for people of all levels in a no frills, no judgment environment. Come get stretchy and regain your peace of mind!

Start: April 13, 2019 8:00 am
End: April 13, 2019 8:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Phone: 215-588-1988
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

April 11, 2019

Free Admission Day at Santa Monica History Museum

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission on the second Thursday of each month..
Instead join us Thursday, April 11 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: April 11, 2019 12:00 pm
End: April 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Phone: (310) 395-2290
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

March 31, 2019

César Chávez Day

Date: March 31, 2019

March 27, 2019

People, Planet, Plate: A Celebration of Sustainable Food

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

Culinary demos, inspirational speakers, and interactive information tables from local food organizations are some of the fun activities you’ll enjoy while delighting in small bites from local restaurants, various tasting opportunities and networking in the sustainable center lounge. Did we mention there are free beer and wine tastings?

Free produce bags and compost bins will be provided by the City of Santa Monica

Ride, Don’t Drive If You Can

Bring a reusable water bottle! Water will be provided by the City of Santa Monica

Produced by Sustainable Works in partnership with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

Start: March 27, 2019 6:00 am
End: March 27, 2019 6:00 am
Venue: Historic Woman's Club
Phone: (310) 458-8716
Address:
1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

March 23, 2019

13th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

13th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

FREE: Admission & Parking

The 13th Annual Airport ArtWalk showcases the artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airports converted airplane hangars. Featuring art and ceramic demonstrations, theater and art workshops, live music and food trucks, the ArtWalk offers a fun-filled day of artistic exploration.

#SMOArtWalk2019

Sponsored by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Start: March 23, 2019 12:00 pm
End: March 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Airport
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: Free

March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day

Date: March 17, 2019

March 16, 2019

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

Join us on Saturday, March 16th, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM as we host a free panel discussion focusing on the history of local women’s service organizations, including the Philomatheans, an African American women’s organization founded in Santa Monica in 1921.
This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.
RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.
We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401. The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

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

Hands on History: Free Children’s Workshop

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

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

March 14, 2019

Free Admission Day at Santa Monica History Museum

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

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

March 9, 2019

Light & Shadow: Capturing Early Santa Monica

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

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

March 3, 2019

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

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

For free tickets, RSVP

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

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

Student-only workshops:

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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

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

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

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