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April 20

The Boycott, one-woman show about global warming, with Kathryn Blume, 7:30pm, $25, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, 310.392.7327 x2. Also April 21 and special benefit performance April 22.

Fools Fest, evenings of art, performances, comedy, poetry and films, 6-10pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330. Through April 25.

Hello Dolly, presented by Santa Monica High School Theatre, 8pm, plus Saturday at 2pm, $20, Barnum Theatre, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939. Also 2pm and 8pm April 21/8pm April 27/2pm and 8pm April 28.

Kenny Rankin, 8pm, $10-$45, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Thomas the Tank Engine All Aboard Tour, trains leave every 50 minutes from 9am-3:30pm, $16, Fillmore and Western Railway, 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore, 866.468.7630. Also April 21 and 22.

April 21

Acting Jewish, film screenings Saturday, 9pm, free, Billy Wilder Theatre, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, panel discussions, Sunday, April 22 11am-6pm, $15-$20, Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

The Circle of One: Contemporary Tantric Geometry Sculpture Exhibit, Antoine Bonsorte, Abram Zinberg, reception 8pm-midnight, through May 26, Bonsorte Studio, 2401 Lincoln Blvd., 310.450.5200.

Ken Corre signs The Victim Donor, 4-6pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.

Counter-Terrorism Workshop, study in homeland security, 10:30am-noon, free, American Intercontinental University, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.923.5393.

Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch, puppet show, 11am and 1pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Lunch with Mayor Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, presented by the League of Women Voters, 12-2pm, $21, El Torito Restaurant, 3360 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.394.3079.

Ed Moses, Paintings, opening reception 5-7pm, through June 2, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.0640.

Spring Sidewalk Sale, presented by Ocean Park Boulevard Merchants, 10am-6pm, Ocean Park between 16th and18th streets, information, 310.314.9161.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, book discussion, 2pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

World Travel Workshop, Southeast Asia, 11am, $5 members, $10 non-members, Hostelling International, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.

April 22

Beyond the Secret, seminar with Dattatreya Siva Baba, 2-7pm, $95, pre-registration required, Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 1260 18th St., 310.633.0031.

Brentwood Spring Art Show, art and craft displays, food court, children’s activities, 10am-6pm, free.

Butabu: Adobe Architecture of West Africa, photographs by James Morris, through July 15, free admission, Fowler Museum at UCLA, 310.825.4361.

The Books with Special Guest Todd Reynolds, 7pm, $25-$35, Malibu Performing Arts Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, 310.456.6722.

Clutterology, talk about how to eliminate clutter, with Nancy Miller, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Los Angeles Arthritis Walk, assemble at Wadsworth Great Lawn, Brentwood, registration 7:30am, walk begins 11am, free, registrants who raise at least $100 receive a t-shirt, arthritiswalkla.kintera.org.

Unity Resource Fair, a community and arts festival presented by the Santa Monica Human Relations Council, dialogue, bands, keynote address by City Manager P. Lamont Ewell, 1-5pm, free, Virginia Avenue Park, 310.458.8688.

April 24

Mystery at the Synapse, lecture on neurobiology with Dr. Felix Schweizer, 11:15am, free, Science Lecture Hall 145, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4003.

shreddings 2: so what, installation made from recycled paper, through May 15, Museum of Design Art and Architecture, 8609 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.558.0902.

Tiburon International Film Festival presents Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey and Tap Heat, 7pm, free, Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice, 310.396.8783.

April 25

Gourmet Wine and Food Pairing Dinner, presented by Wine Spectator, 7pm, $89, Akbar Restaurant, 2627 Wilshire Blvd., 310.586.7469.

Peter Dudar and Sally Marr, makers of the documentary Arlington West, will speak at the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

Return with Honor, documentary film about US POWs in Vietnam, producer Frieda Lee Mock and two fighter pilots in person, 4pm screening, 6:15pm talk, free, screening at Ahmanson Auditorium (Uhall 1000), talk at Marymount Center, (Uhall 3000), Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., LA, 310.338.3721.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, book discussion, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

April 26

Body: Hitoshi, Abe, exhibit of architecture, opening reception 6-9pm, through June 6, Perloff Gallery, Perloff Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.267.4704.

Drivers of the Global Future, lecture with Dr. Gregory Treverton, 11:15am, free, Art 224, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Tom Gamache and Matthew Jaffe sign Santa Monica Mountains: Range of Majesty From the Sea to the City, 7:30pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.

Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney discuss and sign Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Fair Housing Workshop, sponsored by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and AAGLA, 9am-12:30pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8345.

The Italian in Me, written and performed by Dina Morrone, benefit for Santa Monica Playhouse, 8pm, $15, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.

Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, signs his books 5-7pm, free, Every Picture Tells A Story, 1311-C Montana Ave., 310.451.2700.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, book discussion, 7pm, free, It’s A Grind, 602 Santa Monica Blvd., information 310.458.8600.

Mark Your Calendar

Dino Fair, The Growing Place, April 28

Santa Monica Pier Scavenger Hunt, April 28

Community Announcements

Flashbacks in Jewish History, a six-week course, taught by Rabbi Zushe Cunin begins April 25, 7:30-9pm, $125, $200 for couples and includes textbook, Palisades Chabad Jewish Community Center, 15207 Sunset Boulevard, PP, 310.454.7783 x206.

The 36th Annual Malibu Arts Festival is looking for new exhibitors. Go to www.malibu.org or call 310.456.9025 to apply. Deadline is May 1.

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is accepting applications from area nonprofits for capital and equipment funding requests. Grant applications for the Community Grants Program are due April 30. Applications and instructions can be obtained by contacting the Rotary Club at 310.917.3313.

The Santa Monica Public Library has created a Green Prize For Sustainable Literature. Books published in 2006 in both adult fiction and non-fiction categories and youth fiction and non-fiction are eligible. Applicants can submit titles to smpl.org/greenprize.htm before April 30. Prizes will be awarded in September 2007, 310.458.8600.

Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions from teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Deadline is May 4. For entry forms and guidelines see smteenfilmfest.org or call 310.458.8634.

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