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August 10

Bagavagabond Bohemian Circus, with live art, DJs, bands, circus performers, doors open at 8pm, show at 9pm, $12, epOxybOx Gallery, 602 Venice Blvd., Venice, bagavagabonds.com.

Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Rudy Gonzales Chemical Magic, 1pm, followed by Final Party, free, Community Room, Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.821.3415.

August 11

As Old As My Tongue: The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude, documentary film about Tanzanian singer, 2:30pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, yoga symposium presented by The Pachamama Alliance, 6:45-10:30pm, $15-$30 or pay what you can, Santa Monica Power Yoga, 1410 2nd St., awakeningthedreamer.org.

Bates Poland Bates, Outside the Box, opening reception 5-7pm, through September 1, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Dancing With My Demons, comedy performance with Ruthy Otero, benefits Save The Santa Monica Playhouse Campaign, 8pm, $15, Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.

Great LA Health Care Rally, with guest speakers including Lily Tomlin and Dolores Huerta, 1-3pm, free, south lawn of LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., LA, onecarenow.org.

Happy Feet, week two of Movies in the Park, Field of Dreams, Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Drive, PP, 310.459.7963.

Greg Kusch, e-Bay guru, presents two seminars, Basics of Buying and Selling (beginner course) 9am-noon, and Beyond The Basics, 1:30-4:30pm, $124.00 plus $15.00 materials fee, $199 for both classes, Best Western Hotel, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.712.2555.

Mongrel, art by Kathryn Andrews, Chris Lipomi, Donald Morgan and Stephanie Taylor, opening reception 7-10pm, through September 8, Sixteen:One Gallery, 2116-b Pico Blvd., 310.450.4394.

Music Jam for Peace Concert, 3pm, free, Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8900.

Oakwood Community Barbecue and Picnic, sponsored by Venice Neighborhood Council, with barbecue cook-off, games, music and food, LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich will be there, noon-5pm, bring a dish to share, Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave., Venice, 310.606.2015.

Paint Out, sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, all artists invited, 10am-early afternoon, free, bring art supplies and lunch, Nicholas Canyon County Beach, 33900 PCH, 310.457.9130.

Pet First Aid, with animal care specialist Denise Fleck, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Jason Peters, Paileontology, opening reception 7-9pm, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.1937.

Self-Defense Seminar For Families with Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, and Sensei Peter Steeves, owner of Jinenkan Martial Arts, 10am-5pm, free, Jinenkan Martial Arts, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd., #302, LA, jinenkan-la.com.

August 11-12

Garden Concert for Kids with Farmer Jason and the Barnstormers, 4pm and 5pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

Titus The Clownicus, Shakespeare’s tragedy adapted as a children’s play by the Actors’ Gang, Saturdays and Sundays, through September 2, 11am, free, Media Park, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.838.gang.

August 12

Activist Support Circle Unity Picnic, with special guest LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, 1-4pm, free (bring a vegetarian dish to share as well as music and poetry), Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.399.1000.

A (Piece of Work) in Progress, one woman show by Juliette Marshall, benefits Save The Santa Monica Playhouse Campaign, 8pm, $20, Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.

Jazz on the Lawn with Jazz Tap Ensemble Quintet, 5-7pm, free, in front of Santa Monica City Hall, 310.458.8350.

Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Parachute Express, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

Topanga Nights, picnic, music and screening of Harold and Maude, introduced by Ellen Geer, 6-10pm, $7-$10 suggested donation, Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.2851.

Melly Trochez and Elizabeth Lennard, closing reception, 6:30-9:30pm, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Waiters In Training, improv comedy show, benefits Save The Santa Monica Playhouse Campaign, 7:30pm, $15, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.

August 13

Community Workshop on youth incarceration policy, sponsored by Antioch University, 7:30pm, free, Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, CC, 310.578.1080 x229.

Golf and Tennis Tournament, hosted by MountainGate Country Club, profits benefiting Wounded Warrior Project to aid wounded armed forces veterans, 8am, $300 per player, MountainGate Country Club, 12445 MountainGate Dr., LA, 310.476.6215 x235.

Shut Up And Sing, documentary about the Dixie Chicks as part of Malibu Mondays Night at the Pier, 7:30pm, free, Malibu Sports Fishing Pier, Malibu, 310.924.4212.

August 14

Los Angeles Computer Society Meeting, with Michael Lyons, president of the Orange County IBM PC Users Group, 7pm, free, Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester, 310.289.7177.

Mindful Eating for Good Health, discussion with Marius Imfeld, 7pm, free, Multi-Purpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean classic, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Rent Control Seminar, information for tenants, 9:30-11:30am, free, Multi-Purpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

August 15

High School Musical Sing-Along, screening of the Disney Channel film, 12:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, documentary on the Salton Sea by Chris Meltzer and Jeff Springer, 9pm, Desert Dreamer, 8pm, live music 6:30pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

August 16

Food For Thought: discussion on manifesting one’s life dreams, with personal trainer and coach David McKnight, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Making The Most of the Farmers’ Market: How to Select, Prepare and Preserve California’s Bounty, with Nicholas Peter, Amelia Saltsman and Peter Schaner, moderated by Amy Scattergood, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Mark Your Calendar

Fiber Fest, Santa Monica Civic, August 17-18.

Richie Furay Band and Chris Hillman, Malibu Performing Arts Center, August 18.

Sabbath Celebration on the Promenade, August 18.

Brentwood Country Mart Rodeo Days, August 17-31.

Broad Humor Festival, August 25-27.

Community Announcements / Ongoing Events

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

California Adult Education Center has classes in citizenship, computer skills, ESL, GED preparation and testing, math and reading labs and high school diploma labs and testing. Classes are available for adults 18 and older, 310.664.6222.

The City of Santa Monica offers competitive landscape grants to help property owners take up the conversion challenge, providing partial funding for new or remodeled innovative gardens. Applications for the current grant cycle will be accepted through September 27, 866.728.3229 or smepd.org.

Community Classes in Theatre Games, offered by Mob Rule Inc., a community outreach project, Sundays at 6pm, $5, fanaticsalon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., info@mobruleinc.org.

The 18th Street Arts Center is building a new facility and needs an artist or artist team to add to the design group. The design team will create Santa Monica’s first “green” art center. This is an open call for artists to submit their qualifications for consideration. Deadline to apply is September 14, 2007, 18thstreet.org/artistRFQ.html.

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