The Broad Stage’s annual Broad Fest is free, all-ages festival features music and dancing, activities for kids and adults, plus sweets and food. Start on the plaza, groove with a live DJ or make an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit and celebrate the arts in your community.

VIVER BRASIL honors Brazil’s African legacy through bold contemporary dance theater bringing awareness of the rich history of Afro-Brazilian dance and music through performances, arts education, and community engagement.  With rigorous research and continuous dialogue with living masters and virtuoso musicians and choreographers in Bahia, Viver Brasil drives contemporary representations of Brazilian dance.

FAMILY DANCE JAM offers inter-generational movement workshop for families. Part open play, part directed experience, families move in a playful environment across the dance floor, making deeper connections with each other and their bodies — a wonderfully creative way to spend time together as a family.

ELEMENTAL MUSIC was created by a SMMUSD teacher to engage young players through ensembles from an early age, helping develop both technical and musical skills that prepare them for continued study at the middle and high school levels.

Hit + Run Live Screen Printing will be back offering original t-shirt designs, reDiscover will stir creativity through hands-on making with sustainable materials, Crayon Collection, Paint:Lab and The Broad Stage Education & Community Programs will each offer art making booth.

Admission is free; for information, a complete festival line-up and suggested RSVP, please visit

The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica. Sunday, September 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Submitted by Tim Choy

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