Upcoming Events

August 26, 2018

Jazz on the Lawn

Everyone is invited to grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of genres curated through the jazz lens, free dance lessons and intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the area’s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). New this year will be the addition of family-fun activities for children and adults at each concert beginning at 4:00 p.m. and running until 7:00 p.m.

Start: August 26, 2018 5:00 pm
End: August 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Gandara Park
1819 Stewart St., Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 3, 2018

Labor Day

Date: September 3, 2018

September 8, 2018

Communitas Awards Dinner

You are invited to join us in affirmation of the power of community and to honor those who make a difference and inspire others. We honor these outstanding individuals who embody and elevate the spirit of community: Margaret Prescod: Long-time, grassroots activist and producer of Sojourner Truth on KPFK. LASAC: Los Angeles Student Activist Coalition – High School students working against gun violence and other injustices. Donna Brown and Ayanna and Yonathan Parker: A family that supports people in need and works to create a better world for all. Mila Cuda: Master of Ceremonies. To Commemorate this being the 20th year, special honors will be given to all past honorees present.

4:30 Gathering/ Social Time (Outside)

5:00 Dinner (Outside)

6:00 Program Begins (Inside)

7:30 – 9:30 Dancing with DJ Fran (Inside)

Ad Space is available for purchase.  $300 for a quarter page, $500 for a half page and $1,000 for a full page.
To donate an item for the Raffle contact Janet McKeithen at minister@CIOP4Justice.org before August 10th.

Start: September 8, 2018 4:30 pm
End: September 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Venue: The Church in Ocean Park
235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $75 - $1,000

September 13, 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, September 13th, 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: September 13, 2018 12:00 pm
End: September 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 15, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Children’s Workshop

This month’s Hands on History will be learning about Fire Awareness. Join us as we lead an insightful activity.
Join us on Saturday, September 15th, 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: September 15, 2018 11:00 am
End: September 15, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

September 16, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Back and Into the Future

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Santa Monica History Museum is hosting its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Sunday, September 16th at 5:00pm. 

Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction, as well as enjoy dinner and cocktails. With this year’s theme, “Back and Into the Future,” we celebrate and honor the men and women on our past Board who spearheaded and ran the Capital Campaign raising the funds needed to open the doors to our Museum’s new home. Please join us in support of our tribute and celebrate our honorees for their outstanding community support throughout Santa Monica’s history – Kristina Andresen; Joe Deering; Jean Ann Holbrook; Iao Katagiri; Misti Kerns; James Parr, Jr.; Nat Trives; Jean McNeil Wyner; and special honoree Bob Holbrook. Bob Holbrook will receive the Louise B. Gabriel Award.

The Louise B. Gabriel Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to, and passion for, preserving the history of Santa Monica.

Dinner tickets are $175 per person.  For sponsorship or donation information, please contact John Klopping, (310)395-2290, jklopping@santamonicahistory.org

Start: September 16, 2018 5:00 pm
End: September 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $175

October 6, 2018

4th Annual Off The Hook Seafood Fest

The 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival celebrates National Seafood Month on the iconic Santa Monica Pier with tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs, live music, oyster shucking competition, sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and more. This seafood-loving food fest is 100% free of single-use plastics and benefits the Surfrider Foundation who helps to keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean. Tickets available at www.offthehookseafoodfest.com.

Start: October 6, 2018 3:00 pm
End: October 6, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: GA: $50 - $65 VIP: $75 - $90

October 21, 2018

Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K Hunger Walk

All are welcome at Westside Food Bank’s 28th Annual 5K Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12 noon to 3pm. Participation is free and includes live entertainment, a family fun zone with games and activities, and the opportunity to win raffle prizes and fundraising awards. The 5K kicks off at 2pm when hundreds of participants will walk along the beachfront pedestrian path. Participants and “virtual walkers” can set up an individual or team fundraising page and reserve their free event tee shirt by registering at www.wsfb.org. The Beach Bash After Party will be at Perry’s Café (2600 Ocean Front Walk) from 3:30-5pm with a $25 ticket purchase. All proceeds benefit Westside Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger in our community. With every dollar raised, Westside Food Bank is able to provide food for four nutritious meals, and nearly half of WSFB’s food goes to children. Dogs on leash and strollers welcome.

Start: October 21, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 31, 2018


Date: October 31, 2018

November 11, 2018

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2018

November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 22, 2018

December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2018
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