Greetings, and welcome to the latest SM AM Report.
Here's what we published Wednesday, in case you missed us:
Now, here's what's up today:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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City News Service contributed to this report.