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This Week:

April 27

An Inconvenient Truth, live slideshow presentation based on the movie, 5:30pm, free, Cafetorium, Edison Language Academy, 2425 Kansas Ave., 310.828.0335.

Mr. Punch, a “comical tragedy” by the Rogue Artists Ensemble, through May 27, 8pm Friday-Saturday/4pm Saturday-Sunday, Theatre Theatre, 5041 W. Pico Blvd, LA, reservations, 818.887.1499.

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Open Dress Rehearsal, with soprano Celine Ricci and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, 2:30pm, free, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., 310.458.4504.

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 28 and 29.

April 28

Art with Heart, exhibit and art auction supporting Roosevelt Elementary School, 6:30-9:30pm, $125, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.395.6915.

Basics of Buying and Selling On E-Bay, 9am-noon, and Beyond the Basics of Selling on E-Bay, 1:30-4:30pm, with E-Bay expert Greg Kusch, $124 plus $15 materials fee, Best Western Motel, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.712.2555.

Karen Carson, Ride the Wind, Action Paintings, reception 5-7pm, through May 26, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.8488.

Leilani Chan: Refugee Nation/Legacies of War: Searching For Laotian America, closing reception 7-10pm, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.

Children’s Storytelling Concert, 1-3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Dino Fair, annual fundraising event for low-income families, games, rides, entertainers, 11am-4pm, free, small charge for rides, The Growing Place, 401 Ashland Ave., 310.399.7769.

Family Storytelling Concert, 3:15-4:45pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Food Politics, talk on food production by Dr. Marion Nestle, 7pm, free, SMC Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Group Show, photography, film, digital art, Venice Arts Gallery, opening reception noon-2pm, exhibit through May 25 by appointment only, 1809 Lincoln Blvd.

Incognito, exhibit and art sale to benefit Santa Monica Museum of Art, 7-9:30pm, $250, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, books for sale, lectures, panel discussions with authors, book signings, children’s events, 10am-6pm, free, (tickets required for panels, can be obtained through Ticketmaster), UCLA, WW, 213.237.7335. Also April 29.

Pacific Palisades Architectural Tour, tour of homes and gardens in Santa Monica Canyon, Rustic Canyon and Pacific Palisades Riviera, 9am-4pm, $300, lunch included, 310.821.1857.

Santa Monica Green Gardens Tour, theme is “Sustainable is Attainable,” proceeds benefit the Virginia Avenue Project, 10am-4pm, for tickets call 310.264.4224 or go to virginiaavenueproject.org.

Santa Monica Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt, a family hunt on the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, 10:30am-12:30pm, $15 per person, for location RSVP to watsonadventures.com.

SCAN Health Plan 25th Annual Community Health Festival, with over 50 exhibitors, 11am-3pm, free, Third Street Promenade, 310.393.9825 x12.

Somewhere In LA, photo exhibit by SMC students, reception 2-5pm, exhibit held indefinitely, A&I Photographic and Digital Services, 1550 17th St., 310.264.2622.

Venice Architectural Tour, tour of notable buildings in and around Venice, 9am-4pm, $300, lunch included, 310.821.1857.

Westside Family Health Center Gala, honoring the Big Blue Bus, 6pm, $200, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., tickets 310.450.4773 x248.

David Wilcox in concert, 8pm, $10-$38, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

World Travel 101, travel workshop, 11am, $5-$10, Hostelling International Travel Center, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.

April 29

Community Service Gospel Brunch fundraiser, hosted by Calvary Christian School of Pacific Palisades, 1pm, $18.50-$40, House Of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., WH, 323.848.5100.

Second Annual Kids4Kids 5K Run/Walk, 10am-3:30pm, registration 8am, $10 fee, starting point and parking: Watt Plaza, 1875 Century Park East, CC, 310.207.5330.

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, benefit performance and silent auction, noon-4pm, $100, Temple Beth Am, 1039 La Cienega Blvd., LA, 323.655.2033.

April 30

Green Tamale Festivities, ushering in the arrival of the famous El Cholo Green Corn Tamales, El Cholo Santa Monica, 1025 Wilshire Blvd., 310.899.1106.

Hotel Rwanda, fact-based film about the 1994 Rwandan tribal clash, 6:30pm, free, History and Social Science 105, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.

May 2

For Your Consideration, satirical film about the Oscars, by Santa Monican Christopher Guest, 3pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

New Urbanism: Creating Livable Communities, lecture with Ryan Snyder, 6:30pm, free, Bundy 223, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.

Ed Decter, screenwriter, introduces his new middle-grade-level books Expedition To Blue Cave and Expedition To Willow Key, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 _ Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.

Sacred Monsters, dance program with ballerina Sylvie Guillem and dancer-choreographer Akram Khan, 8pm, $42-$68, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Also May 3.

May 3

Art From the Heart, a fundraising art sale event for the Heart Foundation, 6-9pm, free, Crush Editorial, 1616 17th St., 310.392.4226.

Golden Gulag: Understanding California’s Addiction to Prisons, lecture by Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, 11:15am, free, Art Lecture Hall 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Informational Meeting on the Beach Greening Project, a project to convert a section of the Barnard Way beach parking lot into a park, 6-7:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8310.

Spring Concert presented by St. Monica’s performing arts students, $5 adult, $2 senior/students, 7:30 pm in the Cantwell Auditorium, 1030 Lincoln Blvd. 310.829.7052.

Mark Your Calendar

Make A Wish Foundation Wine Tasting, Barker Hangar, May 5

Community Announcements

Embrace Your Space: Feng Shui In Three Easy Steps, and Beyond Your Space: Mind Body and Spirit, classes to be held May 5 and May 26, 10am-4pm, Santa Monica Center For Healing Arts, 1247 7th Street, Third Floor, 888.828.5888.

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

“I’ve Got 7” campaign is to alert Santa Monicans to disaster preparedness; launched by the Santa Monica Red Cross, the Santa Monica Fire Department and the City of Santa Monica. For information go to ivegot7.com.

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 conservancy’s walking tour of downtown Santa Monica is now being offered weekly. Tours meet at 10am every Saturday and cost $10 general, $5 for Conservancy members, reservations 310.496.3146.

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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