This Week Friday, June 2 End-of-Semester screening of student films produced by members of the SMC Student Filmmakers Association, formerly the Cinema Club, 6pm, Room 214 of the SMC Art Complex, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588. Trail To The Stars with your neighborhood naturalist for a deeper look into astronomy. A telescope will be on hand for a close-up investigation of the night sky, also a moderate hike and a discussion about facts and myths of outer space. Bring water, a jacket and a flashlight. Meet in the front parking lot, 8pm, two hours. Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106 or www.lamountains.com. Saturday, June 3 Jose Bellver, recent paintings, Patsy Krebs, works on paper, Hunsaker/Schlessinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, opening reception 5-8pm, through June 15, 310.828.1133 Kris Black, new work, BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station, through July 2nd. Opening reception, 6pm, 310.315.950. The California Dance Cooperative presents a contradance, Brentwood Youth House, 731 S. Bundy Dr., Brentwood. Live music by The Syncopaths with Jeremy Korr calling the dances. Great for beginners, no partner needed. Beginner’s instruction at 7:30pm, with dancing from 8-11pm, $9 admission (free lesson), 310.396.3322 or visit www.caldancecoop.org. Fashion Co-Op, big discounts from new and known designers, SM Civic, 1855 Main St, 1-5pm, www.fashioncoop.com/rsvp/checkrsvp. asp? 53rd Annual Culver City Garden Club Garden Show & Sale, Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Noon-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm, 310.203.1482. Free Composting Workshop, City of Santa Monica Solid Waste Management Division and Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, 9-11am, The Patio at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8546 or e-mail wes.thompson@ smgov.net. Gigantic Summer Book Sale, non-fiction, paperbacks, children’s books, CDs, videos, DVDs, Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, Jon David Waldron Community Room, 501 S. Venice Blvd., 9am-3pm, 310.821.1769. Investigative satirist Paul Krassner and singer Roy Zimmerman, Parlor Performances, Steinway Hall, 12121 W. Pico Blvd. (one door w. of Bundy under Fields Pianos, Level P2). 8:30pm, $25, pay by cash/check only, save $5 with RSVP 7 days or more in advance, 310.471.3979 or e-mail email@example.com. Monet’s Garden, paintings by Marlena Chumo, opening reception, 5-7pm, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 30, 310.453.5757. The Play’s the Thing, Sandra Tsing Loh’s Aliens in America, about growing up middle-class, Chinese-German in Southern California, plus an interview with Loh, 10pm-midnight on 89.3 KPCC. Elsa Rady’s “Cycladic Swing,” Marvin Rand’s “Photographs,” Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through July 1, 310.828.6410. Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit, Museum Family Saturday, photos saluting Tuskegee Airmen during the LAX Flight Path, World Airports, the City agency that operates LAX, 310.215.5291 or www.flightpath.us. Resume Workshop, 10am-noon. Santa Monica Public Library, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd, 310.450.0443. Return to Center, A 1-day yoga and Labyrinth walking retreat, Bobbi Rudin and Rosemary Alden, Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, Malibu Canyon Labyrinth Retreat, 9am-4:30pm, “Creative and mindful living tools for dealing with the stresses and challenges of everyday life.” Gourmet lunch, light breakfast and snacks provided, 805.435.2001 for fee information or to register. Work on a section of Backbone Trail, as part of National Trails Day in the Santa Monica Mountains, arrive at Malibu State Park to register, pick up tools, and be assigned to a work crew, then proceed to designated parking along the trail. Shuttles will be available to trailheads. Hikes to maintenance areas vary from 1-2 miles. Tools & water will be provided; please bring gloves, appropriate clothing and sunscreen/hat. Light refreshments and take home souvenirs will be offered to returning volunteers. For directions and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday June 4 Antony and Cleopatra, 3pm matinees every Sunday through September 24, prices from $8-$25, under 5 free. Also at the Theatricum is the Botanicum Seedlings Spring Readings (also June 11 and 18), free, 11am, donations to support this series will be gratefully accepted. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com. 90 Minutes In Venice: 50 Cameras, 50 Different Points of View, The One & Only, Venice Boardwalk. Free. Pick up a one-time use camera and be part of a art experiment documenting the Venice Boardwalk. Meet new people and have a great day at the beach. If you would like to reserve a camera, e-mail 90MinutesInVenice@gmail.com, Israel Levin Senior Center 201 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310.396.0205. Malibu High Spring Concerts, through June 12, a variety of musical events, showcasing students from the school’s award-winning Vocal and Instrumental Music departments. Malibu High, 30215 Morning View Dr. Tickets can be purchased online at the school’s website, malibuhigh.smmusd.org, or at the door, 310.457.6801. Tuesday, June 6 Students from the Art Institute of California will celebrate National Hunger Awareness Day by building a large sculpture made of canned food. All food will be donated to the Westside Food Bank, canned food donations accepted. Clover Park, 25th St. and Ocean Park Blvd., 3pm (earlier to see the artists working), www.westsidefoodbank.org. Wednesday, June 7 Color, Myth, and Music: An Overview of the Life and Art of Stanton Macdonald-Wright, 7pm, Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600 or www.smpl.org. Creative Journaling, 7:30-9pm, Santa Monica Public Library, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard. 310.450.0443. Don Gale lectures on his award-winning nature & landscape photography, 7:30pm, REI 402 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.4370. Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra free concert, hosted by the Center for Early Education, Community Auditorium of the Center, 563 N. Alfred St., WH, featuring the 110 member Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of founder-conductor, Dr. Ernst Katz and concertmaster Gary S. Greene, 323.272.3667, email@example.com or www.jrphil.org. Organic Wine Pairing Dinner, Drago Restaurant, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., will guide restaurant patrons through an evening of organic food and wine as Chef Celestino Drago creates a four-course organic Italian supper, paired with organic regional Italian wines by organic wine expert Sante Losio of Dynamic Imports Corporation, 310.828.1585. June 8-11 The 60th Annual San Fernando Valley Fair, Hansen Dam Sports Center, 11400 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, www.sfvfair.org. June 9 Moonlit Hike, moderate level, 8pm. Meet at front parking lot, Temescal Gateway Park, Temescal Canyon and Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106 or www.LAMountains.org. June 9 & 10 Grandma’s Place, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779. June 10 Adoption Information Session, 9:30am-2pm, Independent Adoption Center, 5777 W. Century Blvd., #1450, reservations needed, 310.215.3180. Chrysalis’ Fifth Annual Butterfly Ball – Honoring Salma Hayek, Peter Roth, President of Warner Brothers Television and Tony Sella, Co-President of Domestic Theatrical Marketing for 20th Century Fox. A Hollywood fundraising event held at the private Italian Estate of Fred and Carla Sands. All net proceeds will go directly to Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged and homeless individuals become self-sufficient through employment opportunities. 6:30pm cocktail reception, 7pm dinner, tickets are $1,000 and subject to availability, 310.392. 4117, x329.
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