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January 26  

Eyeballs on the Moon, show about moon exploration, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show,” 7pm, $5 for one show or $9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

 Strange Snow, a play about Vietnam war veterans, through March 4, 8pm Fridays and Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., 310.397.3244.

 January 27

 Community Volunteer Fair, 10am-noon, free, prizes, refreshments, discover different volunteer opportunities, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310. 450.0443.

 Hogan’s Goat, the famous play by William Alfred about Irish immigrants in turn-of-the century Brooklyn, through March 4, 8pm Thursday-Saturday/3pm Sunday, Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 1/2 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.

 Jazz Funk Festival with music by BSP, Freddie Ginns and Eric Ahlberg, 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

 JULES, world premiere, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, 8pm Saturdays/7pm Sundays, through March 4, The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, reservations, 323.960.7782.

 Making Great Melodies with composer and bass vocalist David Avshalomov, 2:30pm, free, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

 Peter Pan, the silent movie version from 1924, with organist Christoph Bull, 2pm, $25 adults, $15 kids, Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, WW, 310.825.4401.

 Small Tragedy, a comedy-drama by Craig Lucas, through April 1, 8pm Wednesday-Saturday/2pm Sunday, $22.50-$25, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd., WLA, 310.477.2055.

 TV’s Grooviest Variety Shows, author book signing with guest celebrities, games and questions, 2pm, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., WH.

 Whale Watching Voyages on the 55-foot “Aquarius” every Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am and 2:30pm, $15 juniors, $20 seniors, $25 adults, Malibu Sports Fishing Pier, 23000 PCH, Malibu, 310.456.8037.

 January 27-28

 Sounds of LA: Paula Morelenbaum, 8pm Saturday/3pm Sunday, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

 Your Hope in My Heart: The Music of Orchestra El Azifet, a musical accompaniment to the Stories In Stone exhibit, 8pm, $25, $20 students/seniors, Getty Villa Auditorium, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.

 January 27-30

 Pacific Serenades’ 21st season begins with a concert at John and Barbara McLoughlin’s Brentwood home (Saturday, 8pm) and at The Neighborhood Church in Pasadena (Sunday, 4pm) and at the UCLA Faculty Center (Tuesday, 8pm), $175 (private home series), $98 (Neighborhood Church and UCLA Faculty Center series), single tickets $32-$55, 213.534.3434.

 Wade Imre Morissette, recording artist and yoga instructor, presents a Bliss Dance and Mantra Concert, 7:30-9:30pm, $20, Pacific Arts Center, 10468 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.325.1493.

 January 28

 The Backroad Home by Christopher Allport, a memoir of draft evasion in the ‘60s, runs indefinitely, fourth Sunday of the month, 7pm, $10, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr.,310.397.3244.

 Chamber Music Concert with James Kohfeld and friends, 3pm, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.395.6095.

 Crystal Palace, a film by artist Mathias Poledna, installation on view through April 22, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.

 Janaki Trio, presented by the Da Camera Society, 4pm, $40, Beverly Hills Women’s Club, 1700 Chevy Chase Dr., BH, 213.477.2952.

San Jose Taiko, performance of Japanese drumming, 2pm, $20-$35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

 Storytelling with Antonio Sacre, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, free, Museum Galleries, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

 Vija Celmins: A Drawings Retrospective, through April 22, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.

 January 29

 Spiritual Path to Power and Purpose in the Entertainment Industry, training program with Derek Rydall, 6:45pm, Creative Chakra, 3401 Pacific Ave., MDR, 310.823.9378.

January 30

 The Edge of Form: Joe Pinkelman, Susie McKay Krieser, Darlyn Susan Yee, opening reception 5-8pm on February 3, through February 24, Tag Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

 Festival in the Desert, a film about the culture of the Tuareg, 6pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, WW, 310.825.4361.

 Ski/Snowboard Basic Maintenance workshop, 7pm, free, REI Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4370 x207.

 January 30-31

 Venice Beach Free World Film Festival, 5-10pm, featuring Gerry Fialka interviewing Country Joe McDonald, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

 January 30-February 3

 The Playboy of the Western World, an Irish comedy by J. M. Synge, Tuesday-Friday 7:30pm/Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm, $10-$15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

January 31

 Sally Pai, investment officer for First Private Bank and Trust, speaks at the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s Speaker Series, noon-1pm, free, refreshments served, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 1234 6th St., Suite 100, RSVP to

 February 1

 Edie And Andy, exhibit of art work inspired by Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, opening reception 5-9pm, through March 23, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the a capella group from South Africa, 8pm, $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

 Nordic Latitudes: The Best in Northern Design, exhibit through March 18, free, SM Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.450.1400

 The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century, first of a four-part workshop, presented by the Anti-Defamation League, 4:15-8:30pm, registration fee $75, ADL Office, 10495 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.446.8000 x228.

 Community Announcements

 Building inspections are now available online. The City of Santa Monica has launched a new Internet service,, enabling homeowners and contractors to schedule building inspections online. Another option is to call interactive voice response (IVR) system at 310.458.2202.

 Jury Sanction Hearings for residents who ignored their jury service notices, January 29, 1:30pm, Department A, first floor, Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main St.

 The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for Community Grants until January 31. Applications must be from organizations with 501(c) (3) status. To apply, contact the Rotary Club at 310.917.3313 or

 Venice Arts is offering 12-week spring workshops in art, photography, digital arts and filmmaking. Registration is by appointment only, January 27 at 10am, 310.578.1745.

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