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It’s Bike Week, Santa Monica. We’ve got plenty going on — bike related and otherwise — so take a look below for this week’s goings-on.

Monday

  • Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute kicks off its annual Spring Symposium at 7 p.m. at the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St. County Supervisor (3rd District) Sheila Kuehl will deliver the keynote address. Audience Q&A to follow. More info here.

Tuesday

  • Bike in movie night at Performance Bicycles (1314 Wilshire). Free movie every Tuesday in May. 7 to 9 p.m. This week: American Flyers. More info here.
  • SMC’s Public Policy Institute Spring Symposium continues with Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Big Public Health Issues & Personal Choices at SMC Main Campus HSS 165 Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.). “Explore the many ways public policy and personal choices shape public health. Topics will include prevention of gun violence, immunizations, wellbeing, public health preparedness, disease prevention, and access to health care. The next step depends on making choices.” Starting at 11:15 a.m. More info here.

Wednesday

  • Santa Monica City Ride: MANGo, Bike Lanes and More! The ride begins in front of Santa Monica City, 1685 Main Street at 4:45 p.m. Take a tour of Santa Monica’s growing bike infrastructure with Santa Monica Spoke. Then, head over to Vidiots for…
  • A free screening of “Dogtown and Z-Boys” hosted by Santa Monica Spoke and Santa Monica Next. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More info here.
  • SMC’s Public Policy Institute: “Can Mainstream Entertainment Affect Public Policy? Aero Theater 1328 Montana Ave. at 5 p.m.
    “The SMC Public Policy Institute presents Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, the compelling documentary of the music legend’s unprecedented tour across America after receiving the devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Post-screening discussion with producer Trevor Albert addresses leveraging the medium of film as a stimulus for how public policy and entertainment co-exist and can provoke activism.”
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Thursday

  • BUSted! True Stories About Getting Around LA, Told By People Who Don’t Drive, in association with Hostelling International and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus. Starting at 7:30 p.m. at Hostelling International (1436 2nd St., Santa Monica). More information here.
  • Bike to work day! All day and throughout the city. There will be pit stops throughout Santa Monica, including a large pit stop (and breakfast) in front of City Hall. Watch SMSpoke.org for a list of local pit stops.
  • Handle Bar Happy Hour at Areal Restaurant 2820 Main Street. 5 to 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
  • SMC’s Public Policy Institute Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Big Public Health Issues & Personal Choices at SMC Main Campus HSS 165 Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.) at 11:15 a.m. “Explore the many ways public policy and personal choices shape public health. Topics will include prevention of gun violence, immunizations, wellbeing, public health preparedness, disease prevention, and access to health care. The next step depends on making choices.”
  • SMC’s PPI: Propelling Public Awareness to Advocate for Change. The Broad Stage 1310 11th St. “​Examine early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and find out how advocates are fighting for a cure at this special screening of the film Still A​lice—starring Julianne Moore in her Oscar® winning role and based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Neuroscientist Lisa Genova. Immediately following the film, join us for a riveting roundtable with special guests including Senator Ben Allen and moderated by the film’s co-producer and Alzheimer’s advocate Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns. The panel will discuss how public policy and the entertainment industry together can foster policy change.”

Saturday

  • Aika for Urban Cycling Open House, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., drinks and fun for the whole family at Aika Trading, 2300 Lincoln Blvd. More info here.

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