Bagavagabond Bohemian Circus, second in a five-part series of entertainment events, some proceeds go to For The Arts, 8pm, $10-15, EpoxyBox, 602 Venice Blvd. Venice, bagavagabonds.com.
Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Tony Award-winning musical, through July 22, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $15-$20, SMC Theatre Arts Building Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Media and Business Summit, presented by Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, various locations, 310.393.7593.
Othello, presented by American Ballet Theatre, 7:30pm Fridays/2pm and 7:30pm Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $25-$115, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, LA, 213.365.3500. Also July 14 and 15.
Shakespeare Santa Monica presents three plays in repertoire: Richard III, 7:30pm Fridays-Sundays/3pm Saturdays; an all-female Taming of the Shrew, 7:30pm Saturdays/3pm Sundays, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd.; Twelfth Night, 7:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Reed Park Tennis Court #1, $20-25, under 18 free, 310.270.3454.
Art Night at 18th Street, quarterly arts event and open house, featuring butoh artist Oguri and percussionist Adam Rudolph, 6-8:30pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
The Book Club at Van Kleef’s, group exhibit of collage paintings, opening reception 5-8pm, through September 3, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
Ecospective, the 100% Dolphin-Free Earth Friendly Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Color Me Green Energy Efficient Sustainable Art Show, opening reception 6-9pm, through September 15, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Gates of Venice by Susan Rennie, opening reception 6:30-9pm, through July 31, Venice Arts Gallery, 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8533.
Hot Summer Nights on Hill Street, fundraiser featuring acoustic vocal trio Triage, 7-10pm, $5-$15, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Low Stars, 2pm, free, Starbucks Hear Music Café, 1429 Third Street Promenade, letsmeetatstarbucks.com.
Andre Marins, progressive acoustic guitar concert, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Colleen Mulligan: Complexities of Union, opening reception 5-7pm, through August 11, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.
Nature (Interrupted), group exhibition of contemporary artists, opening reception 6-8:30pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
PICAS Singles presents a Theatre Party, with guests attending a performance of The Boomerang Kid, 7pm, $25-$27, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., RSVP, 310.450.3465.
Republic of China (Without People!), painting installation by Ming Hsu, opening reception 6-8:30pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Alan Sekula, Shipwreck and Workers, opening reception 6-8pm, through September 1, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Solstice Canyon Paint-Out, sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, Inc., 10am, free, bring art supplies and lunch, 3500 Corral Canyon, Malibu, 310.338.0333.
Alessandra Thompson, Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee, new sculpture, opening reception 5-8pm, through September 3, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
Mary Beth Abella, CD release party and performance on behalf of her new album Nice Girl, 8pm, $5, Air-Conditioned Lounge, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.230.5343.
Blues by the Sea, benefit for Turning Point, silent auction and buffet, noon-3pm, $50, donations $500-$2500, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., 310.264.6646 x235.
Euclid Park opens to the public, 1pm, 1500 block of Euclid Street between Colorado and Broadway, 310.458.8310.
The Future of Mud: The Tale of a Mason’s Family, High Noon film screening, noon, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Terry Haggerty, through January 6, $3-$5, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7000.
Hope: Volleyball Fours for Darfur, charity event to raise awareness and give help for the Darfur crisis, 9am-6pm, $120 entry fee per team, Will Roger State Beach, PP, after-party at Marix Tex-Mex, 118 Entrada Dr., register at greatamericanvolleyball.com.
Opening Ceremony for Nethercutt Emergency Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, with tours to preview new facility, food and refreshments, musical entertainment, kids’ activities and health screenings, 1-4pm, free, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, between 15th St. and Arizona Ave., 310.633.9491.
Physicians for Social Responsibility present a program on the Iraq War after church services, 12:30pm, free, bring food, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Melly Trochez, recent paintings, and Elizabeth Lennard, Berkeley Girls, opening reception 6:30-9:30pm, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Documental’s Cinematic Interventions features the Super 8 documentary Fountain of Youth plus a 90-minute program of documentary shorts, 8pm, experimental films at 6pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.
PICAS Singles Dinner Party at the Terrace Restaurant, 7pm, members $2.00 plus dinner, guests $4.00 plus dinner, The Terrace, 7 Washington Blvd., Venice, RSVP, 310.450.3465.
Montana Avenue Branch Book Club discusses Geraldine Brook’s The Inheritance of Loss, free, 7pm, Santa Monica Public Library, Montana Branch, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Palisades Symphony Musicians, Woodwind Quintet with Piano concert, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Fancy Dress Swim Fundraiser, wear finery to the beach, 6:30pm, donation requested, meet at beach just south of the Pier, email@example.com.
Reza Ghassemlou discusses how to stay healthy as part of Food for Thought talks, free, 7pm, Santa Monica Public Library, Montana Branch, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Henan Province Performing Arts Ensemble and the Shaolin Monks Martial Arts Troupe present traditional Chinese art forms, 8pm, $30-$40, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Raise Hell for Molly Ivins, an event to commemorate the activist, and protest for peace, noon-1pm, free, bring pots and pans or musical instruments, WLA Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., WLA, 310.887.6322.
Twilight Dance Series presents Samba Mapangala Orchestra Virunga with Jose Conde y Ola Fresca and opening act the Blue Notes, 7:30-9:30pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, twilightdance.org.
Through July 23
Outfest 2007 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, various venues around Los Angeles, outfest.org.
Mark Your Calendar
Restaurant Design Tour, UCLA Extension, July 20.
Miss Malibu Pageant, July 21.
Mods and Rockers Film Festival, Aero Theatre, July 27-29.
Malibu Arts Festival, July 28-29.
Illusions by Allen Magic, show for children, 1:30pm, free, Community Room, Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.821.3415.
The Mini Iron Chef Challenge celebrates Bastille Day by teaching kids how to make French Toast, 11am and 1pm, $8, Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 626.449.9144. Also July 14.
Teen Angst Movie Series presents Mean Girls, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Free Story Hour, plus snacks, in conjunction with the Family Film Festival matinee at the Aero Theatre, 2pm, Every Picture Tells a Story, 1311-C Montana Ave., 310.451.2700. Also July 15.
Pippi Longstocking, play based on Astrid Lindgren’s classic children’s story, through July 29, 11am, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, presented by the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera, Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 2pm and 8pm, through July 28, $15-$20, Humanities Center Theater, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939.
Family Fun Days at Theatricum Botanicum; Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Dan Crow, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Monthly Movie and Munchies Series, movies for teens, 3pm, free, Activity Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Bellobration, through July 22, times vary, Staples Center, ticketmaster.com.
SPCA-LA Night at Dodger Stadium, pre-game auction with baseballs autographed by celebrities, event benefits SPCA-LA, 7:10pm, $30-$80, Dodger Stadium, 323.730.5300 x232.
Teen Angst Film Series presents 10 Things I Hate About You, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Summer Volleyball at the YMCA with coach Mark “Oz” Ozello, Thursdays 6-8pm, ages 11-up, Fridays 5:30-7pm, ages 8-10, $80 for 4 sessions, contact Tess, ywcasports4girls@ yahoo.com.
Through July 29
Weekend Scenic Excursions, daytime train rides between Fillmore and Santa Paula, noon-3pm, $8-$20, Fillmore and Western Railway, Fillmore, 805.524.2546.
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.
Art Adventure for Families, one-hour tours for families with children five and older, sign-up at 1:30pm, every weekend through September 2, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6198.
Art classes are available for kids, teens and adults, LA Arts Academy, 1925 Broadway, 310.829.arts.
Inside Out Community Arts, Neighborhood Arts Project, program runs Mondays through Thursdays, 10:30am-3:30pm, through July 30 with a performance Friday, July 27, Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts, 2210_Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.397.8820 x104.
Noah’s Ark, new permanent installation-attraction for the whole family, an enormous wooden ark offering an interactive experience, noon-5pm Tuesdays-Fridays/10am-5pm weekends, $5-$10, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Community Announcements/Ongoing Events
The 12 Steps for Everybody’s writing meeting, Thursdays 7-8pm, 16730 Bollinger Dr., PP. Call Frank L. at 310.454.5138.
Hands-On Opportunities are available for volunteers and docents at The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. Training programs for docents will be held July 14 and July 28, 10am-noon, and a meeting for general volunteers on August 5, 10-11am, 323.644.4703.
Liberty Hill Foundation is looking for pledges to double a matching fund. The first 100 people to contribute at least $150 will be entered in a drawing for a special night on the town. Donate online or print out form at libertyhill.org/common/to_print/donateform.pdf or write to Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Reunion.com, the leading website for social network users is teaming up with the American Red Cross to raise funds for disaster relief efforts. The 45-day program starts on June 11. Fifty percent of donations will be given to the Santa Monica chapter of the organization to aid local disaster victims as well as other recipients of Red Cross services, including youth, military families, seniors and other at-risk groups in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica’s Solid Waste Division has launched a new website that answers many residential and business customer queries. To learn how to setup recycling programs at apartment buildings, what to do with unwanted electronics devices, where to drop off bulky items like refrigerators and answers to many more questions go to smgov.net/swm.