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Alternative Transportation Expo and Conference

September 30 and October 1

Free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1855 Main Street

www.altcarexpo.com

The sixth annual Alternative Transportation Expo and Conference (AltCar), invites the community to test drive the alternative transportation vehicles of the future, today. The event is the best attended and the most extensive presentation of across the board alternative technology vehicles, alternative transportation, urban planning, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction options. Alternative transportation experts will share ways to use less energy and reduce carbon footprints without making big lifestyle changes. The free two-day event provides one of the most extensive presentations of Alternative technology vehicles and transportation, infrastructure, renewable energies, energy efficiency and urban planning found worldwide. The AltCar Ride and Drive Area will offer a rare hands-on experience with all technologies.

2011 World Festival of

Sacred Music Opening

October 1

Free, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Santa Monica Beach

(Dorothy Green Park)

www.festivalofsacredmusic.org

In partnership with the City of Santa Monica and Heal the Bay, more than 300 artists present sacred traditions from seven lineages of world cultures on Santa Monica Beach at Dorothy Green Park. The opening procession includes La Canada High School Marching Band; Palau Keali’i O Nalani and Halau O Lilinoe; Swing Brazil Tribe with Viver Brasil, Capoeira Batuque, Seara de Caridade do Cabolo Tupinamba and the Elders of the Diaspora; Senshin Buddhist Temple’s Kinnara Taiko; Agape Choir; and Remo Drum Circle. Playing a central role is the Ti’at Society as they paddle their traditional canoe beyond the ocean’s breakwaters carrying offerings and sacred blessings to the four corners of the Earth.

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