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June 15

Bach Concert, with Westwood Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Westwood Chamber Singers, Westwood Chamber Orchestra, 8pm, $10-$15, Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.474.4535.

BBQ Networking Lunch honoring First Responders, presented by the Rotary Club of Century City, noon-2pm, $75, Intercontinental Los Angeles Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, LA, 310.552.0096.

The Bagavagabond Bohemian Circus, with The Stilt Circus, a local Venice performance group, “rotating” DJs and dancing, music, live art, vendors and refreshments, a portion of the proceeds will benefit For the Arts, 9pm, $10-$12, Epoxybox Gallery, 602 Venice Blvd., Venice, wantickets.com or bagavagabonds.com.

The Belly of Paris: Flaubert, Maupassant and Zola on Film, 7:30pm Friday/Saturday 4pm and 7:30pm, free, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300. Also June 16.

Dane Biren: In Concert, benefit for Save The Playhouse campaign, 8:30pm, $15, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1. Also June 16.

Book Event with Laura Nicole Diamond, editor of Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood, proceeds from book sales will benefit Beyond Shelter, 11am, free, Wonderland Baby Boutique, 11726 Barrington Court, Brentwood, childrenswonderland.com.

Lucia, film about Cuban women, benefit for the Cuban 5 Defense fund, 7pm, $5 donation, 609 9th St., 451.2752.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, quickie renditions of Shakespeare by the Reduced Theatre Company, through July 22, 8pm, Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

Trail to the Stars Hike: Spring Skies, 7pm, free, meet at front parking lot, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.

UCLA College of Letters and Science Commencement featuring keynote speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a special presentation of the UCLA Medal to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, 5pm, tickets required, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, WW, commencement.ucla.edu.

Valley Girl, it’s that ’80s movie, fershure, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

What’s on Our Minds, plays by middle school youth from the Neighborhood Arts Project and Carver Middle School Arts Project, 7:30pm, free, Inside Out Community Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.397.8820 x102.

June 16

And Awaaaay We Go to Wonderland! return engagement of fairy-tale musical, through September 30, 12:30pm and 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.

2007 Beastly Ball, benefit for Greater Los Angeles Zoo, hosted by Betty White, 6pm, $1,000, Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park, LA, 323.644.4708.

Friends of Sunset Park General Membership Meeting, with guest speakers City Manager P. Lamont Ewell, Police Chief Timothy L. Jackman and Fire Chief Jim Hone, 2-4pm, free, Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., friendsofsunsetpark.org.

Just for Kids Youth Symphony, showcase concert, 3pm, free, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester, 310.397.2490.

K9 Softball Fundraiser, a game to benefit at-risk teens and homeless shelter dogs, noon-4pm, free, St. Matthew’s Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., PP, k9connection.org.

Mental: The Musical, about a wacky family, by Fiona Hogan and Courtney Kramer, through August 26, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/7pm Sundays, 8pm, $28, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

Manfred Muller, opening reception 6-8pm, through August 31, Rosegallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.8440.

The 12 Steps for Everybody’s 3-Hour 12-Step Writing Workshop, noon, $10-$15, Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.428.0904.

Songs by Literary Icons, performed by Suzy Williams, 7:30pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, 310.822.3006.

Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition (Wilmont) Annual General Membership Meeting, 11am, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.840.2257.

Women Artists of Southern California, 7-9pm, poetry reading and performance, through June 30, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.

June 16-17

1st Annual Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament, kids and adults, 9am-7pm, registration fee $350, near Santa Monica Pier, information at hansens.com.

2nd Annual Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, films by students in grades 7 to 12, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

June 17

Family Fun Day presents The Legends of King Arthur, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.4553723.

Father’s Day Brunch, 11am-3pm, $31-$62, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., 310.576.7777 x3260.

Free Ferris Wheel Rides for Dads, 11am-11pm, Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier, 310.260.8744.

Kids in the Courtyard, children’s workshop, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

L.A. Café Plays, latest installment of plays that go from conception to performance in 10 _ hours, 7:30 and 9pm, $10, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., 310.397.3244.

Lost Nation, reading of a play by Tira Palmquist, 11am, free, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.4553723.

June 17-19

Amma, the “Hugging Saint” presents spiritual programs, 10am-2pm and 7:30pm/retreat June 19-21, pre-registration required, free, LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., LA, amma.org/la.

June 18

Documental: Films of William Richert, Derby and The Mask of Dumas, 6pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.

SolarCity Green Community Meeting, latest information on sustainable community planning, 7:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., register at solarcity.com or 888.sol.city.

June 19

Life as Mark Twain’s Daughter, lecture by Mark Twain scholar Steve Botts, 7:30-9pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1394 x118.

Shane, classic Western with Alan Ladd, 2:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

June 20

Hearing on California Incline Project, Draft/EIR workshop on the replacement of a bridge over the incline, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.434.2618.

Jazz Icons, films with Louis Armstrong, Art Blakey, Ella Fitzgerald and more, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Men in the Wall, premiere of video installation by Dance Camera West, opening reception 7-10pm, through June 30, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.

Montana Branch Book Club meets to discuss James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Town Hall Forum, to discuss whether Pico and Olympic boulevards should be one-way streets, hosted by West LA Democratic Club, 7pm, free, Penmar Park Recreation Center, 1341 Lake St., Venice, westlademclub.org.

June 21

International Surfing Day, paddle out and beach cleanup, with the Surfrider Foundation, 6am, free, Venice Pier, surfrider.org.

Opera’s Greatest Hits, performance with LA Opera stars, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

90404 Changing, benefit screening of film about Pico neighborhood, co-sponsored by 18th Street Arts Center, 7:30pm, $25, SMC Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Rocco Deluca, in concert, 6pm, free, Starbucks Hear Music Café, 1429 Third Street Promenade, letsmeetatstarbucks.com.

Mark Your Calendar

LA Film Festival, Westwood, June 21-July 1.

Main Street Summer Solstice, June 24.

Venice Fest, welcoming back the Venice Sign, June 24.

Green Gems of Santa Monica Walking Tour, June 28-30.

Celebrate America, SMC, June 30.

Community Announcements

The Broad Humor Contest is now accepting submissions of feature films and shorts made by and/or written by women. Submissions will be accepted until July 7. For entry rules and submission form go to broadhumor.com or call 310.227.5376.

Women in Photography International 2007 online juried call for entries, minimum 2 images, submission deadline June 30, 2007, all submissions must be online JPEGs, guidelines and fees at womeninphotography.org/Events-Exhibits.

Sony Studios is conducting Twilight Tours every Thursday through September 28. The tours begin at 6:30pm, cost $25 and last approximately 90 minutes, RSVP 310.520.tour x8687.

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