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August 24

Combatants for Peace, with Ra’ed Haddar and Shimon Katz, talk on uniting Palestinians and Israelis in the struggle for peace, 7:30pm, $10, Temple Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave., information, 818.642.0734.

Rodeo Days at Brentwood Country Mart, through August 31, free pony rides on Saturdays 10am-2pm, other events throughout the month, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., brentwoodcountrymart.com.

The Wizard of Oz, family flick, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

August 24-26

Broad Humor Film Festival, humorous shorts and features made by women, also panels and workshops, 5-11pm Friday/noon-11pm Saturday/noon-7pm Sunday, individual events $8, festival pass $25, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, for schedule and tickets, broadhumor.com.

August 25

Baseball Poetry, poets including Michael C. Ford and FrancEyE step up to bat, open mic included, 7pm, $5-$15 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

Bright Light Chamber Players, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Composting Workshop, sponsored by the City of Santa Monica Solid Waste Management Division and the LA County Department of Public Works, free, 9-11am, The Patio, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8546.

5th Annual Jennifer Diamond Celebrity Sailboat Regatta, with awards celebration and cocktail party, noon, check in 9am, Del Rey Yacht Club, MDR, 310.420.1362.

Fashion Sketching Workshop with AIU LA Instructor Jem Armstrong, 10am-noon, free, American Intercontinental University, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2494.

Garden Concert for Kids with Tom Chapin and friends, songs about animals, 4pm and 5pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300. Also August 26.

Jet to Jetty, bike ride and walks/runs, registration 6:30am/Family Fun Bike Ride 7:30am/5K walk-run 8am/10K run 8:30am/Kids Fun Run 9:30am, $10-$25, Dockweiler State Beach, PDR, 310.828.4123.

Made in California: Contemporary California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, through December 16, 6-8pm, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4851.

Media Production Workshop, with Mark L. Lowentrout, MFA, Chair of the AIU LA Media Production and Visual Communication departments, 10am-noon, free, American Intercontinental University, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2494.

Rodeo Days features a Pie Bake-Off 2pm, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., brentwoodcountrymart.com.

Sri Lanka Day Expo 2007,with food court, music, dance, beauty pageant and more, 10am-10pm, Third Street Promenade, srilankafoundation.org.

August 26

Summer Concert with jazz musicians Markus Burger and Jan Von Klewitz, refreshments served afterwards, 7pm, free, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1730 Wilshire Blvd., 310.829.4113.

Gio Frank, poetry reading, 2pm, free, Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

From Hate to Hope, dialogue between a hate crime survivor and a former hate crime perpetrator, 1pm, free with admission, Museum of Tolerance, 1399 S. Roxbury Dr., BH, 310.772.2458.

Great American Sing-Along, 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.546.5470.

Jazz on the Lawn with salsa artist Maggie Palomo, 5-7pm, free, in front of Santa Monica City Hall, 310.458.8350.

Joke Artist, comedy show produced by Paul Provenza and Brian Baldinger, 8pm, pre-show with music by The Marsh, 6:30pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

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

Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles, exhibit of natural textiles, through December 30, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.

Playa Vista Concert Series presents party tunes by the Mark Wood Band, 5:30-7pm, free, Playa Vista Concert Park, PV, 310.822.0074.

Tribute to Bessie Smith with Inara George, Mike Andrews and others, 7:30pm, $25-$35, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

August 27

Bobby screens as part of Monday Night Movies at the Malibu Pier, 7:30pm, free, Malibu Sports Fishing Pier, Malibu, 310.924.4212.

Panel Discussion on Nature (Interrupted) exhibit, 7-8:30pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 18thstreet.org.

Postcards From Home, photographs by Susan Harbage Page, through September 21, XIT Gallery, American Intercontinental University, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2494.

Nadine Rajabi, comedian and XM radio personality, is the first speaker in the fall season of the Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

August 28

Little Children with Kate Winslet, 6:45pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Protest dealing with safety issues at the Santa Monica Airport, 5:30pm, free, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.479.2529.

Edward Schwarzchild signs The Family Diamond, 7pm, free, Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

August 29

All Aboard: The U.S.S. Friendship, a musical mystery by Evelyn Rudie, August 29 through September 1 at 7:30pm/Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm, $17.50-$20, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.

Roger Beebe: Experiments, Documents, Wisecracks, films by Roger Beebe, 8pm, plus live music by Moses Campbell 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Dinah Berland signs Hours of Devotion, 7pm, free, Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Dealing With Activist Stress During the Presidential Election Campaign, discussion with the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting House, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

Freedom of Speech Day, a new event to give people a voice to express their opinions, 10am-noon, free, Beach Park #1, Ocean Park Blvd., and Barnard Way, www.thepeoplesvoicesantamonica.blogspot.com.

Full Moon Hike, 7:30-9pm, free, Ballona Wetlands, meet at end of Pacific Ave. on pedestrian bike bridge, 310.454.1395 x106.

August 30

Los Lobos closes out the Twilight Dance Series, 7:30-9:30pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, twilightdance.org.

Mark Your Calendar

Malibu Chili Cook-Off, September 1-2.

Ice Cream Social with the Oceanaires, September 8.

The Smothers Brothers, Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre September 15.

Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup Day, September 15

Taste of Santa Monica, September 16.

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