Corsair Calendar

Emeritus College student photo show: pt. II

Part two of SMC’s Emeritus College student produced photo show. Juried by instructors Ken Buckner and Jerry Schneir, winners were awarded in four different categories: people, places, things and Photoshop.

May 3 – May 31 (opening reception May 3 @ 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1224 Second St., Santa Monica (1st floor)

Free admission

(310) 434-4306 or

Conversation with ROC LA

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles will be collaborating with Christina Sanchez’s Break/Pausa project on an evening of art, collaborative performance, and conversation on the current state of the restaurant worker movement. The project is one of five programs presented in the degree exhibition of Otis College of Art and Design’s Graduate Public Practice Program.

May 3 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery (SMC Performing Arts Center), 1310 11 St., Santa Monica

free admission

Lucha VaVoom

Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, comedy performances, food, drinks, ‘folklorico’ dancers, low-riders, and more. Lucha VaVoom is ‘good vs. evil’ played out in quick, exhibition-style Lucha Libre matches. Founded in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, this is the tenth anniversary celebration.

May 4 – 5 @ 7 p.m. (show starts @ 8 p.m.)

The Mayan, 1038 S. Hill St., Downtown L.A.


Synapse Dance Theater

The SMC dance department presents this contemporary dance ensemble on the Broad Stage. The company has offered opportunities to aspiring dancers for more than 35 years, and is directed this year by faculty members, Jae Lee and Roberta Wolin-Tupas. Performances will feature guest artists, award-winning faculty members, and up-and-coming student choreographers.

May 4 @ 7:30 p.m. May 5 @ 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Broad Stage (SMC Performing Arts Center), 1310 11 St., Santa Monica

$15 (SMC students) $18 (at the door)


‘Who Bombed Judi Bari?’ documentary

93-minute documentary about the ‘Earth First!’ organizer, Judi Bari. Bari was badly injured in a car bomb in 1990, and the culprit is unknown to this day. SMC film professor Sheila Laffey worked as executive producer on the movie.

May 5 @ 7 p.m.

Regent Showcase Theater, 614 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles

$11 (online) $14 (at the door)