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All That Glitters, art by Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Ed Ruscha, Yayoi, through November 10, Ikon Ltd, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.

Brigadoon, the musical, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm, through November 11, $16-$20, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Marlena Chumo, Indian Summer, through November 13, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Ron Davis: Noise, through November 10, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Forme Simple, exhibit by Nathan Marshall, through November 9, XIT Gallery, American International University, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2613.

Isabelle Hope Grahm: Arrival…Is, through November 11, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.9502.

Liberating Jesus! one-man show by Leonard Jacobson, through November 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $20, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 800.838.3006.

Johnny Swing, Fast and Present, through November 11, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.

Qingnian Tang, Life, and Doris Bittar, Stripes and Stars, art exhibits, through November 14, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

WIRED LivingHome, a house designed for green living, presented by WIRED magazine, on view weekends through November 11, 10am-3pm Thursdays-Fridays/10am-5pm Saturdays-Sundays, $35-$40, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, tickets at wired.com.

THIS WEEK

November 9

Fernando Castro, Lucia Lemieux, and Brandon Cesmat, poetry by three educator/activist poets, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Holiday Telescope Shopper’s Survival Guide, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $4-$5, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Light and Shadow, Malibu Art Association members’ juried show, opening reception 5-7pm, Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.454.4903.

Romantic Comedy, play by Bernard Slade, through December 15, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $18, Kentwood Players at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Ten Chi, a travelogue in dance, 8pm, $20-$76, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Also November 10.

November 9-11

Bad Hare Day, a story adapted five ways in five short plays by children and adult members of the Virginia Avenue Project, 7:30pm Friday-Saturday/3pm Sunday, $5 or pay what you can, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.264.4224.

Folklorico de SMC: World Dance, 8pm Friday/2pm Saturday-Sunday, $12-$15, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.

You Can’t Take It With You, classic comedy by Kaufman and Hart, presented by St. Monica Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Department, 8pm Friday-Saturday/7pm Sunday, St. Monica Catholic High School, 1030 Lincoln Blvd., tickets at [email protected] Also November 16 and 17.

November 10

Nickole Brown signs Sister and Jeanette Clough signs Island, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Dockside Donation Drive by Pacific Adventure Cruises and the Red Cross of Santa Monica, bring canned food, cash, Hefty bags, and/or beverages to benefit recent fire victims, 11:30am-4pm, donate at the boat Catalina Adventure, Fisherman’s Village, 13717 Fiji Way, MDR.

Flora Fusion: The Art of Zen in Holiday Floral Design with Brenda Berkley, 2pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Genius Show, latest installment of the humorous essay show, 8pm, $5, The Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.

John Humble: Sunday Afternoon, opening reception 5-7pm, through December 31, RoseGallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.8440.

Mark Kostabi, No Means Yes, opening reception 5-8pm, through January 5, Project Room I, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Andre Marins, acoustic guitarist, performs live compositions from his album Internal Drive, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Paint-Out at Westward Beach/Point Dume, sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore, bring supplies, lunch, water, hat, and walking shoes, 10am, free, park at lot closest to foot of Point Dume, call Carole Garland, 310.338.0333.

The Perfect Sister, a solo play by Carrie Gibson, Saturdays through December 8, no show Thanksgiving weekend, 4:30pm, $12, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.

Poetry From The Darkside, with Laurel Ann Bogen, Michael C. Ford, and Christopher Jarmick, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble, 8pm, $10, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd, 310.434.3000.

Venice Neighborhood Council Town Hall Meeting, with Gail Goldberg, Director of Planning for the City of Los Angeles, 9:30am-3:30pm, free, Auditorium, Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.606.2015.

George Yepes, Recent Works, opening reception 5-8pm, through January 5, Main Gallery, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

November 10-11

Los Angeles Asian and Tribal Arts Show, a favorite event for art lovers and collectors, 11am-7pm Saturday/noon-5pm Sunday, $12, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.455.2886.

A Trip Through Spain, concert with the Verdi Chorus, 7:30pm Saturday/4:30pm Sunday, $10-$40, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.466.2524.

November 11

The Art of the Armorer in 16th Century Europe, lecture with Donald LaRocca, curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4pm, free, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

CD Release Party for Love Prayers on Tanbour, with musicians Heyraneh, Jamie Papish, and Christo Pellani, 7pm, $20, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.367.6367.

Don’t Touch That Dial: LA Radio History, discussion of alternative radio with KXLU’s Reverend Dan and Stella, KCSN-FM’s Martin Perlich, and host Gerry Fialka, 7pm, $7 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds), Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Festival of Jewish Books, featuring book signings by Larry King, Kirk Douglas, Michael Chabon, Judith Viorst, and others, 9am-3pm, $5-$10, American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.440.1246.

Fabulous Flora: The Sustainable Landscape at the Library, tour of the library’s sustainable features, noon, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Anne Black Gray signs Laughing Sickness: A Medical Mystery, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Jazz Vespers with jazz saxophonist Robert Kyle, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein, is discussed as part of the “Sex and Love in Jewish Literature” series, 2pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

More Than a Bag: Tradition, Innovation, and Bilum of Papua New Guinea, lecture on string fabric made in New Guinea, 2pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.

Office of the Americas 24th Anniversary Celebration, honoring Seymour Hersh, Paul Haggis, and Frank Dorrel, with music by Jackson Browne, dinner 6pm, program 7:30pm, program only $35, dinner and program $200, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., 323.852.9808.

Storycorps, presentation and book signing, with story collecting for future archiving, participants can record a story or interview someone else, 2-3:30pm, free, Third Street Promenade, north end (near Wilshire), storycorps.net.

Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament and Fundraiser for Santa Monica’s New Roads School, public welcome, buy-ins are $250 per person, $25 to watch, registration 5pm, tournament 6pm, Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood, [email protected]

Yard Sale Signs, play reading of a comedy by Jennie Webb, 2pm, free, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.2322.

November 12

John Fugelsang, preview of one-man show, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Jonah Lehrer signs Proust Was a Neuroscientist, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Meeting to Discuss Regulation of Surf Instruction, 7pm, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.458.8573 x3.

Susan Suntree, Dina Hardy, and Jennifer Chapis read their poetry, 7:30pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.

Wines and Portos of Portugal Tasting, benefit for SPCA, 5:30-7:30pm, $25, The Ritz-Carlton, 4375 Admiralty Way, MDR, tickets at 323.730.5300 x232.

November 13

Festival for International Education Week, with dance, music, and food, 11:15am, free, Clock Tower, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4126.

First Annual Beat Festival, reception 6pm, film clips of Kerouac, Lord Buckley, and others, 7pm, performance of play A Night With the Holy Barbarians by Grace Godlin, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Los Angeles Computer Society Computer Forum, followed by a demonstration of Microsoft Publisher 2007 by LACS member Russell Ham, 6-6:50pm, free, Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester, lacspc.org.

Mar Vista Community Council Stakeholders Meeting, street problems to be discussed, 7-9:30pm, free, Mar Vista Recreation Center Auditorium, 11430 Woodbine St., LA, marvistacc.org.

Plays Well With Others, a “topsy-turvy” installation of poppies made from coffee filters, by the PINK artists’ group, opening reception 6-8pm, November 16, through December 8, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Madison, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.

Ricardo Quinones signs Dualisms: The Agon of the Modern Era, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Johanna Torell Trunk Show, 11am-5pm, free, Harriet Dorn, 1211 Montana Ave., 310.393.0191.

Tsotsi, film about life and problems in South Africa, 6:30pm discussion, 7pm film, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

November 14

Book Group with author Noel Alumit discussing his book Talking to the Moon, 5pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Energy! lecture by David Allen, MD on how to maintain and expand the body’s inherent capacity for vibrant, energetic living, 7-8:45pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.966.9194.

Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinner, with wine expert Peter Kerr and winemaker Mike Roth, 7pm, $89, Sam’s by the Beach, 108 W. Channel Rd., 310.230.9100.

Batya Gur’s Bethlehem Road Murder, discussion, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Mixer, presented by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, please bring your canned good donations and receive a goodie bag, 5:30-7:30pm, Ocean Avenue Seafood,1401 Ocean Ave., 310.709.7110.

Don McGlynn Jazz Films, 6pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

November 15

Patricia R. Anawalt signs The Worldwide History of Dress, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Climate Change: Shaping The Next 100 Years, lecture, 11:15am, free, Arts Complex Room 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Face To Face: Uniting Humanity, art by Stephen Bennett, opening reception 6-9pm, through December 16, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, jamesgraygallery.com.

Guys Night Out: How These Four Men Find Inspiration at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, discussion with four chefs and farmers, followed by refreshments, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Idan Raichel Project, group led by Israeli keyboardist-composer, 8pm, $20-$76, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.206.5305.

Poetry of Transformation: Exploring the Transformative Potential of Poetry, with Rachel Ballon, 7:30-9:30pm, $15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., uclartsandhealing.net.

SMC Musical Theatre Workshop Highlights, directed by Perviz Sawoski and Frank Turner, 11:15am, free, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Mark Your Calendar

Holiday Gift Bazaar, 16th Street, November 17

Pixel This, toy camera films, Sponto Gallery, November 17

Winterlit, Santa Monica Place, November 21

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