Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report. If you thought Thursday was cool and humid, check out today's forecast, which has a predicted low of 55 degrees and a humidity level of 99 percent.
In case you missed us Thursday, here's what we published:
Now, on to today:
- partly cloudy
- high temperature: 57 degrees
- low temperature: 55 degrees
- chance of precipitation: 10 percent
- humidity: 99 percent
- sunrise: 7:04 a.m.
- sunset: 6:13 p.m.
The Main Event
- The holds its at the from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The club will salute the 7,000-plus kids it serves annually, while Los Angeles real-estate investment firm Canyon Capital Realty Advisors will be honored for its to the SMBGC. Tickets are $275 apiece.
- Beatles historian Martin Lewis hosts "," happening at 's Barnum Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra and rock band Father Knows Best will cover Beatles songs, while members of the audience are encouraged to dress up like mod rockers. The entry fee is $20 general admission, $10 for students.
- Want to see a principal kiss a pig and dye his hair blue? No joke: Principal Steve Richardson is set to do just that after losing a bet with the school's PTA. He thought that the group couldn't raise $36,000 within a specific time frame, and the PTA did. So Richardson lost (and so will the pig).
- The recently opened crafts store , which as part of our new "" series, holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Food from will be served.
- The at , at 7 and 9 p.m., as part of 's Fall Jazz Concerts series.
Last but Not Least
- Today is the last day to enter the Santa Monica Disabilities Commission's poster contest in celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month. Go here for more info.
This Day in Santa Monica History
- On Oct. 21, 1972, David Bowie performed at the in support of what many fans consider to be his masterwork, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (source: Guitars101.com)
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