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September 21

Conservation at Angkor Wat discussion stone conservator Simon Warrack, free, 7pm, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet will perform as part of the President’s Choice series, $55, 8pm, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24555 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310. 506.4522.

Multimedia Show with students of Michelle Danner, 7:30pm, $15, The Larry Moss Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts., 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

Quentin and I, a new musical about author David Leddick’s friendship with Quentin Crisp, 8:30pm, also September 22 at 8:30pm and September 24 at 2:30pm, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310 315.1459.

September 22

A Time for Peace, benefit concert for the African Diaspora Foundation, featuring Rickie BB, 8pm, UCLA Royce Hall, for tickets call 310.825.2101.

Celebrate the Fall Equinox, a dinner and presentation about raw superfoods with nutrition expert David Wolfe, $35 for dinner, 6-9pm, Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, 2301 Main St., 310.392.9501.

Getting There is Half The Fun (And Most of the Work), the SMC Planetarium’s 8pm show about space exploration, preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7pm, $5, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Trail to the Stars, a hike to experience the fall equinox and the night sky, telescope provided, bring a blanket, water, a jacket and a flashlight, 8pm, free, $5 parking fee, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395.

September 23

The Blab Show II, artists from Blab magazine, through October 21, opening reception 8pm-11:30pm, Copro Nason Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.2156.

Jamaica Farewell, an autobiographical solo performance by Debra Ehrhardt presented as a benefit for the Santa Monica Playhouse, $20, 8pm, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1. Also plays September 30.

LA Theatre Works presents Murder In The First by Dan Gordon, a courtroom drama starring Ed Asner, John Randolph, Arye Gross and David Birney, 10pm-midnight, 89.3 KPPC-FM.

Joseph Maruska, oil masonite paintings, opening reception 5-8pm, through November 11, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Photography Exhibit, opening reception 7-10pm, Michael Napoliello Jr. Gallery at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

SMC Faculty/Alumni Photo Show, opening reception 6-8pm, SMC Photography Gallery, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. 310.434.4289.

George Yepes, paintings, opening reception 5-8pm, through November 11, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

September 24

The 22nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival comes to Venice with music, food, crafts booths, performance art, free, 10am-6pm, Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310.396.3772.

The Masters of Wisdom present a documentary about the environmental insights of Benjamin Creme, followed by discussion, free, 3-5pm, Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 818.785.6300.

Que Sera Sera: The Songs Of Livingston and Evans honors the songwriting team who wrote “Que Sera Sera,” “Buttons and Bows,” and the theme for Bonanza, among others, 2pm, $35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University 24555 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

September 25

SMC’s Entertainment Industry Speakers Series features writer/producer Jessica Bendinger, free, 7pm, Academy of Entertainment & Technology’s Screening Room, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

Santa Monica College Monday Night Political Film Series continues with Lord of War, a dark comedy about arms dealers starring Nicolas Cage, free, 6:30pm, Room 16, SMC Math Complex, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.

What’s The Story? Performances of works in progress, 8pm, Powerhouse Theater, 3116 2nd St., reservations needed, 866.OFF.MAIN x5

September 26

From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: the Life and Times of Harry Bridges, a play about the labor leader, 8pm, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., 310.822.8392. Also September 27.

Learning to Speak the Language of Dance with Tango, a class in the art of tango, led by dancer/choreographer Monica Arozco, runs through November 28, 7-9:30pm, UCLA Extension, 310.825.7093.

PICAS Singles presents another installment of its Singles Supper Club with dinner and a walk afterwards, 7pm, Café Oleil, 1386 Westwood Blvd., RSVP to 310.441.5384.

Santa Monica Drive-In’s Free Films at the Pier closes with the environmental documentary that has put Al Gore back in the spotlight: An Inconvenient Truth. Doors open at 7pm, free, tickets available at SM Visitors Centers, chairs for rent, proceeds to Arts Fighting Cancer.

September 27

Activist Support Circle presents Abigail Lewis, editor of Whole Life Times magazine, free, 7pm, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

Ray Bradbury will speak and sign his books, 6pm signing, 7pm talk, free, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

A community meeting to discuss the planned Village at the Civic Center project, 6-8pm, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.434.2647 or 310.394.8487.

September 28

Children’s Nature Walk, led by volunteers from the children’s Nature Institute, 10am, Sullivan Canyon, 13500 Bayliss Road, WLA, reservations 310.860.9484 or www.childrensnatureinstitute.org.

Microfluidic Revolution: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Small, a talk by Dr. Frank Gomez, chemistry professor, free, 11:15am, Science Lecture Hall 145, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4003.

The Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City hosts forum for City Council candidates, free, 7-8:45pm, Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica College Literary Series continues with reporter-turned-crime novelist Denise Hamilton, free, 11:15am, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

September 29

Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 5th annual Los Angeles River Awards and Fiesta, honoring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and County Supervisor Gloria Molina, 6-9:30pm, Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 West Avenue 26, LA, 323.223.0585 or www.folar.org.

Community Announcements

American Cancer Society Shop recently moved to 920 Wilshire Blvd., after being forced to leave their longtime location at the Brentwood Country Mart. Stop by for designer clothing and accessories for men, women and children, as well as other items. Open everyday.

The Children’s Nature Institute is offering training for volunteers to conduct nature walks for children, beginning September 27, 9:30am-12:30pm and continuing through October 25 at various park sites, 310.860.0484

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