Submissions to the calendar should be directed to email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT SEND attachments!!! TEXT only.Friday, March 31Hideous/Gorgeous, four gorgeous women rise to meet hideous circumstances in revealing ways, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 8:30pm, also Sunday, 310.315.1459.Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, www.lalouver.com, through May 6., 310.822.4955.Saturday, April 1Lisa Sarfati, photographs, RoseGallery, Bergamot Station, through May 31, 310.264.8440.George Small’s “Nudes,” and David Shaw, “My House Paintings: A Retrospective, The Artists Gallery, opening reception, 5-8pm, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through April 22, 310.829.9556.Hill Street Center 2nd anniversary with ADAAWE E– an all women’s African gospel percussion group with soul; and DIMENTIA 13, led by Brad Warner, author of Hard Core Zen, whose music will expand your mind and move your body with a blazing set of fuzz drenched psychedelia, 7:30–10pm, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.281.7572. Suggested donation, $20.Unleashing the Goddess, local artists led by Mimi Bogale will create art in an open forum under the sun at the corner of the Venice Boardwalk (Ocean Front Walk) and Dudley Ave., with “wildwoman performer” Kathy Leonardo, author Linda Toth, poet Hilary Kaye, instrumentalist Robin Carter, singer Suzy Williams, yoga belly dancing with Christina, political activist Therese Dietlin, closing with a drum circle, feel free to bring your instrument, 1-9pm, 310.306.7330.Tangled Up, 6 ten-minute plays that range from sex comedies to dark comedies. The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, through April 9, 310.656.8070.Sunday, April 2By the Great Horn Spoon, World Premiere, an adventure set in the Gold Rush days, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828. 7519.Classical Spanish Dance, Magicopolis Theater, 1418 4th St., presenting “Music & Dance from Spain&Argentina,” featuring guest artist Batista,310.645.9756.Saturday & Sunday, April 1&2Orchid Show and Sale, the Bay Cities Gardeners’ Association will hold its annual orchid and bonsai show, featuring plant judging and potting demonstrations. Cymbidiums grown by hobbyists and gardening supplies for sale. Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday, 10am– 4pm, Stoner Recreation Center, 1835 Stoner Ave. WLA, 310.479.0454. Free.Native Plant Garden TourThe 3rd Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of over 30 gardens throughout Los Angeles. Docents and garden owners will be on hand to answer questions. The tour is this Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, from 10am-4pm. For more information, call 818.768.1802 or go to www.theodorepayne.org.Tuesday, April 4Twelfth Night, or What you Will, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, through April 8, 310.506.4522.April Jollies, wonderful stories and a funny puppet show, for ages 3-7. No tickets are necessary, 3:30-4:30pm, Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804. Wednesday, April 5The Assassination of JFK Jr.: Murder by Manchurian Candidate, by political researcher John Hankey, 7 Dudley Cinema, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, free, 8pm, 310.306.7330.Continuing Exhibitions Michael Alexis, new paintings, and Nolina Burge’s Wood, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 8, 310. 829. 3300.Ashes and Snow, the acclaimed multimedia exhibit with a new version of the “Nomadic Museum” alongside the Santa Monica Pier. Includes over 100 large-scale photographs, a 35mm film and a novel in letters. The exhibition encourages attendance by youngsters with a program that offers free admission to grades K–6 school groups, through May 14, 866.468.7619. ashesandsnow.comLarry Bell: Cubes, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 29, 310.264.3866.Courbet and the Modern Landscape, the first exhibition to address the artist’s pivotal achievements in landscape painting, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., through May 14, 310.440.7300.getty.eduTerry Evans, Chicago’s Backyard, work from the artist’s monograph “Revealing Chicago,” Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through May 6, 310.453.0043.Hacking the Timeline: EZTV, Digilantism and the LA Digital Arts Movement, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., through April 8, 310.453.3711.Hands On features mixed media/montage pieces by 12 women, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 14, 310.453.5757.Adam Hernandez’ New Paintings, and Cesar Martinez’ new paintings, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 13, 310.264.1760.The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, photography, video and multimedia works by thirteen emerging and mid-career artists, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., now through September 3, 310.440.4500.Leaving Aztlan (Redux), through April 9, Arena 1 – A project of Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7456.The Likeness, a group exhibition featuring eleven California artists working with “metaphorical imagery to expose and question what lies beyond the veneer,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, through April 8, 310.828.1133.Martin Lubner’s “Still and Other Lives,” FIG, Bergamot Station, through April 15, 310.829.0345.Masterpieces of African American Art – An African American Perspective, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., through April 1, 310.392.8820 or www.mhanksgallery.com. Robert Motherwell, Africa Suite: Ink Drawings and Related Prints, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station. Opening reception April 1, 5–7pm, runs through May 6, 310.264.0640.Astrid Preston: Paintings, and John Huggins: Once (photographs), Craig Krull Gallery, through April 8, 310.828.6410.This Life: recent paintings and works on paper, solo exhibition, Berman/Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, through April 8, 310.315.9506.Amy Wheeler, “Pretty Vacant,” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 22, 310.453.7535.(Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica 310.829.5854 )
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