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October 12

Daly Genik, Koning Eizenberg, Mark Mack and Pugh + Scarpa, exhibit of installations by local architects, opening reception 5:30-8pm, through October 29, 18th Street Arts Center Gallery, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.

October 12-14

As It Is In Heaven, a play by Arlene Hutton about women in a Shaker community, Thu-Fri 7:30pm/Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Paintings by Benjamin Leader, 19th century British landscape painter, opening reception 7-9pm Thursday and Saturday, through November 30, Cambridge Art Gallery, 200 S. 26th St., 310.451.2888.

Oct. 13

LA Weekly’s 2nd Annual Biennial Closing Party, featuring videos and live music, 7:30-10:30pm, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.

SMC’s Theatre Arts Department inaugurates its new theatre with Evita, the award-winning musical, through October 22, Fri-Sat 8pm/ Sundays 2pm, $20 general, $18 non-SMC students and seniors, $15 SMC students, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Take a train ride “In Search of the Headless Horseman,” adults $38, ages 4-12 $16, under 4 years $10, Fillmore & Western Railway, Fillmore, CA, 800.773.8724. Also October 15.

Dr. Huston Smith, religious scholar, will speak about his book A Seat at the Table, 7pm, free, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Wet and Wild Mars, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7pm, $5, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., lecture in Science Lecture Hall 140, Sky Show in Drescher Hall, 310.434.3000.

October 13-15

Bound, a new dance work by Sarah Elgart with ambient music by violin/cello duo Telematique, 8pm Friday and Saturday/7pm Sunday, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.306.5506.

October 14

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a musical based on Judith Viorst’s children’s book, 11am and 1pm, $15 adults, $10 children, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Annual SMASH Rummage Sale, with clothing books, toys, furniture, collectables and more, proceeds benefit school programs, 9am-1pm, SMASH, Ocean Park Blvd. at 5th St., 310.396.2640.

CORBA Fat Tire Fest, an event to support mountain trail access in the LA area, with rides, contests, prizes and log pulling, sponsored by REI Santa Monica, 8am-3pm, Malibu Creek State Park, Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Rd., 818.773.3555.

11th Annual Expedition Inspiration Take-A-Hike, a charity event to raise money for breast cancer research, featuring celebrity guests, refreshments, a silent auction and entertainment, registration 7:30am, hike begins at 9am, fee $25 in advance or $30 day of event, Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura, 213.486.4558.

The Kinder Chorus, a chorus for children 5-12, begins meetings, 9:30-10:30am, Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6000 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.

Carl Lewis Family Fitness 5K Run/Walk Festival, with food, music, prizes, proceeds to American Diabetes Association, registration begins at 7am, race begins at 8:30am, Home Depot Center, Carson, www.carllewis.com.

LA Marathon Kids Kick-Off Celebration, a mile-long run to start the Marathon Kids program, 10am, free, UCLA Drake Track and Field Stadium, www.marathonkids.com.

Models For The Arts and the Ethnic Arts Council present a fashion show featuring models of all ages and sizes modeling ethnic costumes and ornaments, 5pm, silent auction at 4pm, dinner at 6pm, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310.390.8889.

Orange Crash, exhibit of urban landscape paintings by Karla Klarin, through November 4, opening reception 5-7pm, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Le Petit Prince, a new fragrance and skin care line for children, makes its debut at Fred Segal, refreshments served, noon-3pm, Studio at Fred Segal, 500 Broadway, 323.469.5500.

The Play’s the Thing, LA Theatre Work’s radio play series presents Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy, starring Gregory Itzin, Lawrence Pressman and Raphael Sbarge, 10pm-midnight, KPPC-FM, 89.3.

The Ransom of Red Chief, O. Henry’s wacky story of a bratty kid, presented in a modern adaptation by West of Broadway and Reading is Fundamental, 3pm, $15, through December 16, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.656.8070.

Shlemazl and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost, a Jewish folk tale by Ann Redish Stampler, read by storyteller Jon Reed, 10:30am, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.BOOK.

Stoking The Creative Fires, a one-day seminar on creativity taught by Phil Cousineau, 9am- 4:30pm, $80, 39 Haines Hall, UCLA, 310.825.2301.

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening will be honored by the Irene Dunne Guild, a support group for St. John’s Health Center, at the 2006 Cantas Galas, 7pm, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., BH, reservations $425, proceeds to support St. John’s health services, 310.829.8424.

Wildlife WayStation’s Safari Brunch Benefit, Playboy Mansion and Grounds, 1-5:30pm, Holmby Hills, 310.278.3886.

October 14-15

Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, exhibit and lectures on Indian arts, “Metal and Fire; The Lamp as Object and Metaphor,” Saturday 2pm; “Kids in the Courtyard: Diwali Festival,” Sunday, 1-4pm, both events free, Fowler Museum, UCLA North Campus, 310.825.4361.

October 14-18

The 11th Biennial Meeting of The Global Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer in Women comes to Santa Monica, events held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, for schedule of events call 800.771.2322 or email mkerns@santamonica.com.

October 15

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, an afternoon of progressive Klezmer music with Joellen Lapidus and others, 2-4pm, $20, at a private home in WLA, for reservations, 310.560.1831.

Laddie John Dill, legendary Venice artist, will be honored with the Alcott Community Partnership Award at The Alcott Community Art Event, sponsored by The Alcott Center for Mental Health Services, also silent auction, 6-8pm, Rose Café, 220 Rose Ave., Venice, 310.785.2121.

German Culture Festival, presented by the Getty in connection with the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden, features dancing, storytellers and workshops, 10am-6pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

The Groomerdude at Bark Williams will be offering pet grooming services to benefit the Santa Monica Animals Shelter, 1-6pm, donations of $5 per service, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., (entrance on 30th St.), Jeff Goodman, 310.664.7009.

Jammin’ In The Canyon, with Jackson Browne, The English Beat and others, hosted by Don Cheadle, 11-4pm, adults $35 in advance, $40 at door; teens 12-17 $10; children 5-11 $5; 4 and under free, Canyon Charter School, 421 Entrada Dr., 310.285.8196

or www.ticketweb.com or jammininthecanyon.org.

Landmarks of Santa Monica, the popular bus tour of local landmarks, presented by the Santa Monica Conservancy, 2pm, $25 for Santa Monica Conservancy members; $30 for non-members, tickets available at 310.485.0399 or www.smconservancy.org.

Mlada Khudoley, soprano, with David Anglin on the piano, 1:45 pm, $25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center celebrates its 80th anniversary with a street festival featuring free food, a fashion show, health screenings, music and mini-massages, noon-4pm, free, 16th St. between Arizona and Wilshire.

Strut Your Mutt pet rescue and dog walk, presented by Best Friends Animal Society, walk 8am-11am, adoption 11am-4pm, La Brea Tar Pits Page Museum Park, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.202.4336.

West Los Angeles Home Tour, a self-guided tour of local homes old and new by notable architects, presented by The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles (AIA/LA), 11am-4pm, $75 non-members, $65 AIA members, 213.639.0777.

The Velveteen Rabbit, a classic children’s story, presented by Creative Playground at the Theatricum Botanicum, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

Oct. 16

SMC’s Mary Pickford Speakers Series continues with award-winning filmmakers Siân Heder and David Newsom, 7pm, free, screening room, Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

SPARK, a storytelling evening, involves seven people telling stories based on a theme (this time it’s “experiments”), 8pm, $10 donation, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.450.1312.

October 17

California Bound, California Made, lecture about quilt-making and history of quilts by curator Sandi Fox, 7pm, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8637.

Chautauqua Series at Temescal Park features “If These Walls Could Talk: The Story of the Pacific Palisades” with Betty Lou Young, 7:30pm, free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.

Robert Een, cellist and singer, performs, noon-1pm, free, Kaufman Family Garden Theatre, UCLA Campus, Westwood, for tickets 310.825.2101, 310.825.3951.

Guercino: Mind to Paper, exhibit of drawings by the artist called “the Rembrandt of the South,” through January 21, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

An Evening With Marcia Wallace, a talk by the actress and author of Don’t Look Back We’re Not Going That Way, 7pm, free, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

October 18

Environmental Lecture Series at SMC continues with “Water Quality Monitoring: Testing Our Way to Cleaner Water,” 6:30pm, Room 123, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., 310.434.4743.

Gerry O’Beirne, singer and Rosie Shipley, fiddler, benefit concert for City of Peace, 7:30pm, $15, Venice United Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria Ave., Venice, www.cpnational.org.

Leimert Park: The Story of a Village in South Central, a film about a culture center in an unexpected part of town, 8pm, free, live music at 7pm, 7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

October 19

Michael David and Felice Sharp, photographs and paintings, opening reception, 6-9pm, through November 15, The Lowe Gallery, 2004 Broadway, 310.449.0184.

Muslim/Jewish/Christian Dialogue: Coming Together Through Music, a concert of multicultural music by the Yuval Ron Ensemble, sponsored by SMC Hillel Club, SMC Muslim Student Association and SMC Associates, 11:15am, free, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Real Estate Career Sales Seminar with Dana Ehrlich, real estate consultant, 11am-12:30pm, free lunch served, Keller Williams Santa Monica, 1333 2nd St., 5th floor, 800.577.7489 x3001.

Mark Your Calendar

October 22, The first annual Saint John’s Santa Monica 5000, a 5k/10k run through Santa Monica.

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