Upcoming Events

October 16, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Challenge Your Brain — Mental Fitness!

Come and get fit! Give your brain a workout with Cydney!
Challenge your brain to work in ways you didn’t imagine. If you got your physical exercise today, now’s the time to give your brain exercise!
Presented by Cydney Kaplan, Recreational Therapist

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 16, 2018 1:00 pm
End: October 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 18, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission once a month.

Join us Thursday, October 18th, 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: October 18, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 20, 2018

Free Santa Monica Symphony Concert

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:30PM
74th Season Premiere
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Roman Kim, violin
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Kim: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B minor
Verdi/arr. Kim: Variations on ”Brindisi” from La Traviata
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Pre-concert talk 6:30PM
Russell Steinberg, musicologist
Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE
Open seating
www.smsymphony.org
(310) 395-6330

The Santa Monica Symphony shares the spotlight of its 74th season premiere concert with award winning young violinist and YouTube sensation Roman Kim. Born in Kazakhstan and trained in Russia, Kim names both Paganini and Jimi Hendrix as major influences. The October concert marks the American premiere of Kim’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Variations on “Brindisi” from La Traviata. The concert opens with Bernstein’s exuberant Overture to Candide and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Symphony No. 4. The evening includes a pre-concert lecture by musician and composer Russell Steinberg. All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless. For more information, please visit: www.smSymphony.org.

Start: October 20, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

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
Address:
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 24, 2018

Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards and JUNK & Straws Screening

Join us as we celebrate the Santa Monica Public Library’s annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards with a screening of JUNK, a documentary based on Marcus Eriksen’s Green Prize Award-winning book Junk Raft. And a screening of Straws, directed by Linda Booker

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. To date, the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature has recognized over a hundred titles.

The Films

In 2008, two sailors drifted across the N. Pacific to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles tied in old fishing nets stuffed under a Cessna 310 Aircraft. They called it JUNK, and the purpose of the 88 day, 2600 mile voyage was to build awareness and help build a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. Edited and directed by Chris Jones, JUNK follows the journey and the back story that led to it.

With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, Straws leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

Panel Discussion

A Panel discussion moderated by Benjamin Kay, Adjunct Associate Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences will follow the screening.

The panel will include Green Prize winner Marcus Eriksen PhD, Research Director The 5 Gyres Institute, Chris Jones, Director, Producer, Editor, JUNK and Amanda Grossman, Sustainability Analyst City of Santa Monica.

This event is FREE! Please reserve your seats at https://smgreenprize-filmscreening2018.eventbrite.com

Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seats

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica

Ride don’t drive, if you can.

Start: October 24, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theater
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

October 26, 2018

Monster Bash Halloween FUN-raiser

Halloween costume party at the Marriott MDR
Complimentary Cocktails – Devilishly Delicious Food- Door prizes – Costume contest – Casino Games -Silent Auction – Live DJ – Dancing – Spooktacular fun
Proceeds support our home delivered meals programs.

Party until the witching hour and support Meals on Wheels West.
Indulge in a 21+ Halloween party. Win prizes in our infamous costume party. Door prizes and casino prizes. Delicious food from Sweet Lady Jane, The Albright and other local eateries.

Start: October 26, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Marriott Marina Del Rey
Address:
4100 Admiralty Way, Glass Rooftop Ballroom , Marina Del Rey, 90292
Cost: $100

October 27, 2018

Santa Monica History Museum: Hands on History

Join us as we lead an activity that will surely be fun and informative.

Join us on Saturday, October 27th, 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: October 27, 2018 11:00 am
End: October 27, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
Address:
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

October 31, 2018

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Healthy Habits for Adults – How Sweet It is! Reducing Sugar in Your Diet

Healthy Habits for Adults
How Sweet It is! Reducing Sugar in Your Diet
Speaker: Miriam Caiden, MSG PhD
Director — Community Aging Resources and Education WISE & Healthy Aging
Event collaboration with LA Oasis WISE and Healthy Aging

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: October 31, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 1, 2018

Santa Monica Family YMCA: Confused About Medicare?

Attend our FREE Medicare 101 with our local Medicare expert, Samuel Schwartz. Our complimentary program will get you the answers you need to make an educated decision about Medicare! Bring any and all questions! We will be going over the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), who is eligible, when one can enroll, and what changes to expect in the next few years.
Speaker: Medicare Expert Samuel Schwartz, Licensed Agent, License #0108442

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

Free underground parking available during the event.

Start: November 1, 2018 12:30 pm
End: November 1, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 3, 2018

3rd Annual Seasons of Celebration

Commemorating seven years of providing birthday parties to homeless and foster youth, Cause for Celebration hosts Seasons of Celebrations, a fundraiser where guests have the opportunity to explore the gallery’s current art exhibit, dance to the live band Westside 6, laugh to comedian host Yassir Lester, watch live painter Ronnie Robles, enjoy beer & wine, appetizers, dessert, and bid during the live and silent auction. Seasons of Celebrations takes place on Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. at Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot in Santa Monica.

In partnership with shelters in Southern California, Culver City-based Cause for Celebration provides birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. Birthdays are a special time of year. Yet for so many children the day passes like all the others, without any acknowledgment. We believe that children should be celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the holidays.

The evening’s host is stand-up comedian/writer/actor Yassir Lester who can be seen regularly at the Hollywood Improv and World-Famous Comedy Store and many other clubs nationwide and recently had a recurring role on the TV show Champions. The hit vocalist band Westside 6 will provide sophisticated acoustic music with rich vocal harmonies performing everything from jazz standards, to Motown, to Top 40. In addition, guests will be able to watch live painter ‘RO’ Ronnie Robles, the expressive fine artist, muralist, set designer, art therapist and accomplished illustrator create new masterpieces.

Your participation will ensure that our birthday programs for children battling homelessness will continue to have the necessary funding. A birthday party provides participants long-lasting memories of feeling special and the chance to just be a kid on their big day. At the birthday parties, children are treated to games, crafts, food, music and so much more. The day is all about building self-worth and showing each child that they are valued and deserve to be celebrated.

We hope that you will take a moment to read more about our programs and services at http://cause4celebration.org.

Start: November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot
Address:
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: $60 - $100

November 10, 2018

18th Street Arts Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!

WE THE ARTISTS | 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! – an immersive live performance festival!

18th Street Arts Center kicks off a yearlong party celebrating 30 years as Southern California’s leading artist residency program. This evening spectacular spotlights new collaborations with 18th Street’s founding ‘compadres’ La Pocha Nostra and Highways Performance Space, and new commissions by alumni including Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Kate Johnson, Asher Hartman, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Amitis Motevalli, and more! Enjoy live performances, video installations, exhibitions, music, open artist’s studios, LA’s gourmet food trucks, and craft beer!

Start: November 10, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

November 11, 2018

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2018

November 14, 2018

SM Emeritus College Choir Performance

Come and enjoy the Santa Monica Emeritus College Choir Performance
Chorus Director: William Bryant
William Bryant has an illustrious musical background in church choral music and popular LA Motown music. He toured with Marvin Gaye and his group, and has performed with other music legends.
1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Community Room

If you have any questions and want to learn more about our events and programs please contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Program at 310/393-2721 ext. 129 or email: lidiam@ymcasm.org.

FREE underground parking available.

Start: November 14, 2018 1:00 pm
End: November 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Family YMCA
Address:
1332 6th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 22, 2018

December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2018
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