Classic film series coming to SMC

Santa Monica College will host a Kanin Family Film Series May 15-17. SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin will introduce the films, and will join SMC Political Science professor Alan Buckley for an audience discussion after each screening, offering unique insights into the life and works of the Kanin Family. The classic film series is... Read more →



SMC symposium to focus on public health policy

The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute (PPI) will present its 4th annual Spring Symposium from May 11-14. "Stop, Look, Listen: Community Advocacy for Public Health" is the theme for this year's community symposium ‚Äî and a line-up of events including a screening of the critically acclaimed film "Still Alice" and roundtable... Read more →


Outdoor movie series gets them to the Greek

Chow down on the enticing offerings of area food trucks. Watch a popular movie on a 52-foot screen, whether because you‚Äôve never seen it or because it‚Äôs enjoyable every time. Listen to the sounds of what could be your next favorite band. In other words: Eat|See|Hear. The outdoor entertainment series is launching its fourth... Read more →


Wildwood School hosting STEM lecture

The Wildwood Institute for STEM Research and Development (WISRD) invites K-12 students and parents and community members interested in topics relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the spring event in its community lecture series at Wildwood School middle and upper campus, located at 11811 Olympic Blvd., in West Los... Read more →


Super Saturday to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman with Molly Sims and Scott Stuber will return to host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 2nd annual Super Saturday LA. The day-long designer charity sale, now held annually in Los Angeles as well as the Hamptons, will take place on Saturday, May 16, at The Barker Hangar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. "I am so thrilled to... Read more →


Santa Monica to host Canadian women’s national soccer team

The City of Santa Monica will host the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team as it¬†gears up for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Canadian Team will use Santa Monica field space to prepare for scheduled scrimmages and international friendlies prior to the start of the Women's World Cup in Canada beginning June 6. As part of their... Read more →


Santa Monica Synagogue to honor two members

On Saturday evening, May 9, The Santa Monica Synagogue will honor two of its dedicated longtime members, Brad Tukey and Stephen Youngerman. Both men have lived, worshiped, educated their children, and conducted their careers here on the Westside. This celebratory evening of dining and merriment will be held at the UCLA Faculty Center.... Read more →

Culture Watch

Reality vs. fantasy (Culture Watch)

On one end of the cinema spectrum there are comic book characters, superheroes, spirits, zombies and vampires. That's the fantasy world many people choose to escape to when they sit in front of the big screen in a movie theatre. But look toward the other end of the spectrum, where important documentaries live, stories and passion projects... Read more →


Shopping party to benefit Westside Family Health Center

RONROBINSON and Westside Family Health Center will throw a free Mother's Day Shopping Party from 4 to 7 p.m.¬† May 7 at the RONROBINSON flagship store at 1327 Fifth St. Guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers and a DJ while shopping for jewelry, clothing, beauty, mens, kids, books, home decor and more in a cool, modern atmosphere. Shoppers... Read more →



Santa Monica observing National Day of Prayer

Santa Monica will hold its 25th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Tongva Park amphitheater west of City Hall between Main Street and Ocean Avenue. The address is 1615 Ocean Avenue. This year's theme is "Lord, Hear Our Cry," inspired by I Kings 8:28: "Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant... Read more →


Pepperdine hosting Bible lecture series

Pepperdine University's 72nd annual Bible Lectures series May 5-8 will explore the book of James. Thousands will gather at the Malibu campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., to partake in worship and hear from a range of speakers, including: Kent Brantley, missionary doctor with Samaritan's Purse and survivor of last year's deadly Ebola virus... Read more →


Eight SMC spring concerts announced

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present eight spring concerts in May in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include an SMC Symphony performance, a joint SMC Opera Theatre-SMC Chamber Choir production of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," and... Read more →