Upcoming Events

February 23, 2018

“An Illegal Start” – Theatre in the Merry Go-Round

The original stage play “An Illegal Start” plays in the Santa Monica Pier’s historic Merry Go-Round Building – A truly unique theatrical experience!

Start: February 23, 2018 8:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $30

February 24, 2018

Carmen Argote’s Artist Lab and Exhibition

Following her performance in Griffith Park in January as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, Carmen Argote’s 9-week Artist Lab Residency in 18th Street Arts Center’s Main Gallery will continue her exploration of artistic flow, risk-taking, and her relationship with her father through the process of learning to ride a motorcycle.

The work in the gallery, titled If only it were that easy… will be created as visual expressions of the new modes of thinking that emerge for Argote as a burgeoning motorcycle rider, a process that demands that the rider exist in the immediate present and in their body. The objects and works created will explore the experience of becoming an aficionado, actualizing desire, and the social exploration of motorcycle riding as a cognitive dream space akin to the “zone” or “flow” of artistic creation. The gallery environment will be based on shapes created by the overlapping of floor plans from her childhood home in Pico-Union, her father’s house in Guadalajara, her live/work studio in Lincoln Heights, and other architectural references of personal significance. The exhibition marks a new phase in the artist’s preparations to complete a cross-border journey from her father’s house in Guadalajara, Mexico back to Los Angeles, reversing a trip Argote’s father undertook nearly two decades ago when he absconded with the vintage Moto Guzzi California V11 EV motorcycle that his daughter now intends to reclaim. The motorcycle road trip, long associated with youthful masculinity and rebellion, and with transgression of both borders and social norms, offers a chance for Argote to realize her own great adventures across a transnational landscape.

Argote will be in residence from January 16 – March 23, 2018.

ABOUT CARMEN ARGOTE

Carmen Argote (b. 1981 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is a Los Angeles-based artist focusing on the exploration of personal history through architecture and the spaces that she inhabits. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Commonwealth & Council (2016), MAK Center for Art and Architecture (2015), Adjunct Positions (2015), and Human Resources (2014) in Los Angeles, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice (2016), and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (2013). In 2016, she completed an MTA commission for the Metro Expo Line station at 17th and Colorado in Santa Monica, adjacent to 18SAC and Santa Monica College. Argote received her MFA from UCLA in 2007, and was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan in 2009.

SUPPORT

Carmen Argote’s Performance and Residency is presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA , organized by REDCAT and supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty.

Additional support provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department.

Start: February 24, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center
Address:
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: Free

“An Illegal Start” – Theatre in the Merry Go-Round

The original stage play “An Illegal Start” plays in the Santa Monica Pier’s historic Merry Go-Round Building – A truly unique theatrical experience!

Start: February 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: February 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $30

February 28, 2018

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Film Screening

Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage.

WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

A Panel discussion featuring experts in the field will follow the screening.

*Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

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’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

Ride, Walk or Take Public Transportation, Don’t Drive If You Can

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment along and Sustainable Works and American Cinematheque.

Start: February 28, 2018 7:00 pm
End: February 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Aero Theater
Address:
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: Free

March 2, 2018

“An Illegal Start” – Theatre in the Merry Go-Round

The original stage play “An Illegal Start” plays in the Santa Monica Pier’s historic Merry Go-Round Building – A truly unique theatrical experience!

Start: March 2, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 2, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $30

March 4, 2018

STEAM Machines

STEM Education based family-friendly event on the Pier deck featuring amazing speakers, interactive exhibits and a Rube Goldberg Machine contest.

Start: March 4, 2018 11:00 am
End: March 4, 2018 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Parking Deck
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

March 9, 2018

“An Illegal Start” – Theatre in the Merry Go-Round

The original stage play “An Illegal Start” plays in the Santa Monica Pier’s historic Merry Go-Round Building – A truly unique theatrical experience!

Start: March 9, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 9, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $30

March 10, 2018

The Greg Coote Concert For The Arts

Get ready to sing along with Rick Springfield, as well as Terri Nunn from Berlin, as they play a some of their respective hits, including “Jesse’s Girl” and “Take My Breath Away.” With the headliners accompanied by local favorites VENICE and our own nationally recognized choir, orchestra and band students, this show is not to be missed! 

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10:00 am (PST). Tickets for this benefit concert range from $50-$250. 

Taking place on March 10, 2018 at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall, the concert will raise funds for the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. Proceeds will support arts programs at all SMMUSD schools next year.

Emmy award-winning journalist Mark Steines, host of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” and longtime Los Angeles radio personality Cynthia Fox will emcee the evening, which will also feature a live auction of signed instruments, experiences and more.

This is the 13th production of the Ed Foundation’s popular concerts. Last year, the concert was renamed the Greg Coote Concert For The Arts, in memory of entertainment executive and SMMUSD parent Greg Coote. Coote led the Ed Foundation’s For The Arts endowment campaign to ensure continuity of arts programming for students in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools. He sadly passed away in 2014, but left an indelible mark on arts education in local public schools.

If concert line-up changes due to unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be given.

Start: March 10, 2018 7:00 pm
End: March 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
Address:
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $50-$250

“An Illegal Start” – Theatre in the Merry Go-Round

The original stage play “An Illegal Start” plays in the Santa Monica Pier’s historic Merry Go-Round Building – A truly unique theatrical experience!

Start: March 10, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building
Address:
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $30

March 18, 2018

k9 connection’s 4th Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night

Join us as we go “All in for k9″ – an evening of fun and games to benefit vulnerable teens and homeless dogs, giving both groups a second chance.

Texas Holdem Tournament, goes from 6 – 10 pm. Casino Lounge with Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, opens at 5 pm. Drinks, gourmet dinner and dessert buffets, included. Chance to win great PRIZES!

Start: March 18, 2018 5:00 pm
End: March 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: William Turner Gallery @ Bergamot Station
Address:
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-1, Santa Monica, 90404
Cost: $50 and $100

March 23, 2018

¡Latin Food Fest! Celebrates its 6th Annual Culinary Classic

California’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration, ¡Latin Food Fest!, takes place March 23–24, 2018 at Santa Monica Pier Beach (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401).

The sixth annual action-packed line-up features a festival kick-off party “Mexico In 32 Flavors,” high energy multi-sensory street food experience “Mercado,” and the festival signature event “Gran Tasting,” which is the epitome of culinary festivals with cooking demos, live music, michelada contest, spirits expo, wine workshop, and tasting tents serving food, wine, spirits and beer.

For more information, visit http://www.latinfoodfest.com

Start: March 23, 2018 6:30 pm
End: March 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Pier Beach
Address:
1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $29

March 24, 2018

12th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

The 12th Annual Airport ArtWalk showcases the artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s 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.

Start: March 24, 2018 12:00 pm
End: March 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Airport
Address:
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

May 6, 2018

Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction

Sip, savor, and support our students at the first Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction!

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Food and Wine Tastings from Top Restaurants and Wineries
Silent Auction to Support our Students

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

Tickets – $150 and $225 ● Tables of 10 – $2,000
Full ticket details will be available at smmwineauction.org

All proceeds benefit programs in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools!

Start: May 6, 2018 5:00 pm
End: May 6, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Address:
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $150-$225

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
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