UCLA Healthcare Seeks Volunteers Anyone interesting in learning about rewarding volunteer opportunities to help others ought to check out the Volunteer Services department, that will host an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on three upcoming Saturdays, also April2, and May 7, for possible volunteering at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood, (310) 825-6003.
Friday, March 11
“The Globalization Tapes” exposes the devastating role of militarism and repression in building the “global economy” and explores the relationships between trade, third-world debt, and international institutions like the IMF and the World Trade Organization. 7:00 Potluck (bring dish to pass, your own beverage), 7:30 screening, EZTV, 1629 18th Street, Suite 6, Santa Monica 90404 (access north from Olympic only – parking lot across from Cross Roads school), (818) 764-2406.
The Soul of Baroque, an evening of vocal music by Pergolesi, Couperin and Bach, First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, 1220 Second Street, $10, (818) 419-0830.
Saturday, March 12
Emergency Clinics in Afghanistan & Iraq Fundraiser, Venice United Methodist Church 1020 Victoria Ave., Venice, $20, $10.
California Sea Lions – An Unforgettable Encounter, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, also March 13, shown hourly from 1 – 4 p.m. $5 per person, $3 for children under age 10, (310) 393-6149, x 105.
Sunday, March 13
The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club conducts monthly meeting, 4153 Overland Ave., Culver City, 7:30 p.m., (310) 314-1203.
Orchid Show and Sale. The Bay Cities Gardeners’ Association will hold its annual orchid and bonsai show. Spring celebration features plant judging and potting demonstrations. Orchid cymbidiums grown by hobbyists and gardening supplies are available for sale. Stoner Recreation Center, 1835 Stoner Ave. (at Missouri Ave.), West Los Angeles. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun, March 13, 10 am – 4 pm. Open to public, free admission. (310) 206-4656
Two participants in last October’s “National Marriage Equality Express,” a cross-country tour that brought the stories of same-sex couples and their struggle for civil rights to 10 American cities, will speak at a forum in Forbes Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 1260 18th Street, 12:30 p.m.
Secrets into the Minds of Men, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at The Hollywood Film Institute, 1223 Olympic Blvd. $30.00 in advance or $40.00 at the door.
Tuesday, March 15
Leprechaun Laughs, a Saint Patrick’s Day performance with stories and a special puppet show, for ages 3 – 7. There will be two shows, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main Street, tickets are free but must be picked up in advance, (310) 392-3804.
The West LA Democratic Club presents a talk by former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis, 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria Avenue in Venice. 7:00 p.m.