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July 7: Twilight Dance Series Starts on a Mambo Note

Also today, a march happens on the promenade and the Aero hosts a sneak preview of a Pierce Brosnan-starring comedy.

Greetings, and welcome to the latest SM AM Report.

Here's what we published Wednesday, in case you missed us:

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Now, here's what's up today:

Weather Forecast

  • partly cloudy
  • high temperature: 78 degrees
  • low temperature: 65 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 10 percent
  • humidity: 72 percent
  • sunrise: 5:49 a.m.
  • sunset: 8:08 p.m.

The Main Event

  • Following fears that 2010 would be for the Twilight Dance Series, the concert program starts a new season tonight with a mambo-themed show. Grupo Fantasma and Oscar Hernandez’s L.A. Salsa Allstars will play from 7 to 10 p.m., with salsa-dance lessons happening at 6 p.m. The concert—which will take place on , of course—will benefit Padres Contra el Cáncer, a nonprofit organization group that helps Latino children who are fighting the disease.

The Runner-Up

  • Meanwhile, earlier in the day at the nearby , a March of the Soulless will take place to hype the season premiere of the Starz series Torchwood: Miracle Day. The march starts at 11 a.m. and will continue later in the day in Westwood Village.

Other Happenings

  • The is set to host a sneak preview of Salvation Boulevard, a religiously themed dark comedy starring Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear. Director George Ratliff and producer Cathy Schulman will lead a discussion after the 7:30 p.m. screening. Tickets are $11, with discounts available.
  • kicks off Ready for a Close Up: Location Filming in Los Angeles, a new five-week class, this evening. The cost is $30, and the class will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Go here for more info.
  • The puts on a couple of entertaining events today: a video game session revolving around the Nintendo Wii's fit and sports games (from 10 to 11:15 a.m.); and the Latin-tinged body-workout class Zumba Gold from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Last but Not Least

  • Sustainable Works' Green Living Workshop continues from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at . Go here for more info.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On July 7, 2003, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc., filed a complaint against the city of Santa Monica over "discriminatory" landing fees at . Go here to read the complaint.

Did you take a great pic of SM in the early morning? Want to see it in The SM AM Report? Drop a note to Kurt.Orzeck@patch.com.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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