Upcoming Events

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
101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $180

September 25, 2019

Sustainable Works 2019 Eco Star Awards

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

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

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
401 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $35 - $50

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
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403
Cost: $15 to $30

October 19, 2019

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.

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
1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

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
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

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
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292
Cost: VIP with alcohol=$100; Gen. Admission-no alcohol=$50 ( must be 21 years of age)

October 31, 2019


Date: October 31, 2019

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
3171 S. Bundy, Los Angeles, 90066
Cost: Free

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
2701 Ocean View Park, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2019

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 28, 2019

December 25, 2019

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2019
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