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This Week:


That May Well be True, a comedy by Jay Reiss, The Ruskin Group, 3000 Airport Dr. at Santa Monica Airport, 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. Sundays are Pay-What-You-Can performances. Extended through June 24, 310.397.3244 or www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.

Twelfth Night, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, through September 30, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.

June 15

Director Walter Hill will appear as his new AMC two-part television film Broken Trail premieres at The American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., 7:30pm, 323.466.FILM.

June 16

International Gem & Jewelry Show, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium,1855 Main St., through June 18, 310.458.8551 or www.intergem.net.

June 17

ArtHouse Gallery Gala Opening, benefit for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Teen Impact Program, 6-10pm, 416 Broadway, 310.393.0901.

Music and Laughter, starring Cantors Judy and Herschel Fox in Concert, The University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, 8pm, 310.472.3500.

Extreme Rendition, work by Cassie Taggart, Katrin Wiese and Andrea Zuill, Hamilton Galleries, through July 5th, artist’s reception 6-9pm, 1431 Ocean Ave., 310.451.9983.

Next! The Hollywood Story, a cabaret version of the internationally acclaimed musical; a day in the life of a Hollywood child star, based on the experiences of director Chris DeCarlo and former child star Evelyn Rudie (who also stars), 7:30pm, also Sunday, 7pm, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779, x1.

Circle of Color, Summer Solstice Art and Music Show, celebrating creativity, peace and freedom in Venice, 5-10pm, at Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Su-En Wong’s new solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Su-en Wong, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, though August 26, 310.453.7535.

YMCA Girl House Public Exhibition, the Girl House Art Project will hold a public exhibition from noon-4pm, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.

California’s Funniest Female Contest Finals, Martini Blues at 5874 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 8:30pm, www.funniestfemale.com, 714.840.2129.

Open House, UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, 5-9pm, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and a BBQ as the sun sets, $5, 310.823.0048 or www.recreation.ucla.edu/mac

Naked Dance Workshops, calling all bodies: come perform as part of the Anicca Community Chorus, take the “Healing Body Image Through Naked Dance” workshop, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, also June 18, 10am-5pm, $75 one day, $130 both days, 310.823.0710 or www.electriclodge.org.

The Play’s the Thing, The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial starring Ed Asner, Mike Farrell and Sharon Gless about the infamous Scopes trial, 10pm-midnight on 89.3 KPCC.

High School Films That Don’t Make You Wanna Kill Yourself, 90 minutes of Santa Monica High School students, 8pm, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, Venice, 310.306.7330 or www.81x.com/7dudley/cinema, limited seating and pre-show.

The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, featuring live action and animated films from 2-25 minutes in length made by teens age 12-18. Produced by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department, the Santa Monica Public Library Teen Programs, the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center and City TV, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, 1pm, 310.458.8634.

Designer Trunk Show, Tiffini Dooris jewelry, Beth Springer handbags, Masse Made to Measure clothing, Luli soy candles, and Knock Knock greeting cards, at 50 to 80 percent off, 11am-3pm, 805 Brooks Ave., Venice, 310.396.4842

June 18

Dad is the Theme of LA Café Plays, the “Fastest Theater in Town” because five short plays go from conception to execution in just 10 1/2 hours, 7:30pm and 9pm at Ruskin Group Theatre, Santa Monica Airport, 3000 Airport Dr., 310.397.3244 or www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.

Free Roller Coaster Rides to All Dads! Father’s Day at Pacific Park will honor all dads, with free roller coaster rides, from 11am-11pm. To enjoy the free ride, a father simply needs to go to the West Coaster entrance and notify the attraction’s operator and Pacific Park will provide a complimentary ride for the guest, Santa Monica Pier, 310.260.8744 or www.pacpark.com.

June 19

Pilgrimages and Mindful Travel, 7:30-8:30pm, Karen Tate, local Venice resident and the author of Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations, presents a slide show and talk on her travels as a pilgrim in search of the feminine face of God around the world, Santa Monica Public Library, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

Free Stand-Up Comedy, Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Space, 1211 4th St., 310.285.3799 or www.stand-upcomedy.com.

June 20

Work Passion: Finding Work You Love, class and book signing, 6:30-9:30pm, $39, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., Room 216, 310.434.3400 or www.smc.edu/parking/ default.htm.

War and Faith in Sudan, a lecture by award-winning journalist Gabriel Meyer, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 7:30pm, 310.440.4500.

David Twamley’s “Recent Collages,” Karen Florek’s “Inland Quiet,” and Cheryl Medow’s “Efflorescence,” through July 15, The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

Profumi di Sicilia, Cooking with Celestino Drago, Sicilian cooking with imported aromatic herbs and spices, including eggplant soufflé, spaghetti and swordfish. Snaidero Los Angeles, 372 N. Robertson, WH. To register, call 310-828-1585.

June 21

Summer Solstice Celebration with artist Sandra Mueller and Rosemary Alden, including art, journaling, sunset labyrinth walk and fire circle. Celebration will be held at the Malibu Canyon Labyrinth, 4-9pm. $70 fee includes all art materials and gourmet dinner. No prior art or labyrinth experience required, 310.459.1948.

June 22

Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, Sarah Swenson and Douglas Waddle will engage each other in a weave of movement, sound and spoken word, 8:30pm, Sunday at 7:30pm, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310.315.1459 or www.highwaysperformance.org.

The Henry Mancini Institute 10th Anniversary Gala, June 17, 7pm, the Kodak Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets still available at 310.288.1755, 213.480.3232 or www.kodaktheatre.com

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