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August 11

Between Daylight and Boonville, a comic drama about miner’s wives in southern Indiana, will be presented by Malibu High School’s Theatre Lab at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.908.0490.

“Hilarious Headliners,” performers from Comedy Central and other TV shows, including host Dwayne Perkins, Laura Valdivia, Jeffrey Steele, Russell Bell, Dan Bialek and more, Third Street Comedy at The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.656.8070 x17.

The Island, a play about South Africa’s notorious Robben Island prison, 8pm, through August 26, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St, 310-396-3680 or [email protected]

August 12

Critter Club SHELLters. Join the Natural History Museum’s Critter Club, a special program for children ages 3-5, with adults, 10-11am, Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center at the Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA, free with paid admission, 213.763.3230.

OPCC’s K9 Connection is having inviting the community to watch or participate in a fundraising softball game, proceeds benefit OPCC programs, noon-3pm, Memorial Park, 14th St. and Olympic Blvd., 310.264.6646.

Sand In Your Pants, group show of art celebrating California’s beaches, through September 20. Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd, 310.449.1444.

August 13

Caste of the Wounded Tongues: A Slightly Dark, Gay-Themed Musical, 7:30pm, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., www.highwaysperformance.org or 310.315.1459.

Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer’s Guide To Exploring Southern California’s Great Outdoors. Author Harry Medved will show clips of Santa Monica’s greatest movie destinations, 2:30pm, followed by a walking tour of movie locations, 4pm, Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508

Next! The Hollywood Story, a musical day in the life of a Hollywood child star, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 5:30pm, 310.394.9779 x1. Also August 20.

August 14

Documental series at UnUrban Coffeehouse presents “Bicycling Activism,” films in support of Critical Mass, bicyclists who reclaim public space and influence civic planning priorities toward greater sustainability and reduced dependence on cars, free, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.

“What’s the Story?” Powerhouse Theatre presents new solo works in progress, 8pm, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St, 310.450.1312.

August 15

Santa Monica Drive-In’s Free Films at the Pier continues with the animated film Madagascar. Doors open at 7pm, free, tickets available at SM Visitors Centers, chairs for rent, proceeds to Arts Fighting Cancer, www.santamonicapier.org.

20/20 Screenwriting Contest’s Page Turner Award gala, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.454.0971 or [email protected] com.

Venice Arts presents Congresswoman Jane Harman as she presents Congressional Awards to eight artists from the Venice Arts program, 3-4pm, 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, RSVP 310.822.8533 or [email protected]

August 16

Big Wednesdays is having its Grand Finale with entertainment provided by KROQ radio and $1 raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit the Surfrider Foundation and local lifeguards, 7-10pm, Duke’s Malibu, 21150 Pacific Coast Highway.

Women of Tibet: Gyalum Chemo-The Great Mother, a film by Rosemary Rawcliffe exploring the power of motherhood, noon, free, UCLA Fowler Museum, 310.825.4361.

August 17

The American Red Cross will feature a talk about flu pandemics, featuring John Pacheco, Executive Director of Santa Monica Organizations Active in Disaster, noon-1pm, American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., RSVP 310.394.6571 or [email protected]

An Artist Walk-Through and conversation with artist Mary Heebner, 2pm, free, UCLA Fowler Museum, 310.825.4361.

Campfire, join your neighborhood naturalist for a campfire program with songs, stories and marshmallows. Meet at the campfire area, near the dining hall, 8pm, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106 or www.lamountains.com.

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