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Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, You Feel Like An Angel, through December 15, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535.

Alias Santa Claus, a family holiday play, through December 20, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30/3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Arts Complex, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.

And Baby Makes Two, a one-woman show about adoption, with Nanci Christopher, 8pm Fridays and Saturdays/6pm Sundays, through December 15, $25, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 323.960.7846.

Claressinka Anderson: Through Your Ghosts, Darkly, through December 15, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.

Atlanta, The Musical, through December 16, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., WW, 310.208.5454.

California Naturalism, art by Paul Panossian, through December 15, Cambridge Art Gallery, 200 S. 26th St., 310.451.2888.

The Dig, solo play by Stacy Chaiken, through December 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/3pm Sundays, $12 suggested donation, The Co-Op at Pacific Resident Theatre, 707 Venice Blvd., Venice, 323.460.2508.

Face To Face: Uniting Humanity, art by Stephen Bennett, through December 16, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, jamesgraygallery.com.

42nd St., 2pm, through December 15, Santa Monica Theatre Guild, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

Rob Jacobs and Atanas Karpeles: Angels and Abstracts + 2, through December 15, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Light and Shadow, Malibu Art Association members’ juried show, through December 18, Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.454.4903.

Los Angeles: Photographs by Ann Summa, through December 15, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.

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

James Mohr, through December 14, XIT Gallery, AIU, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2613.

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.

Screwballs, a comedy about the sexes, by Jonathan Edelman, through December 15, $20, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., WLA, 310.477.2055.

Sefrou, Morocco Observed: The Photographs of Paul Hyman, through December 16, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.


December 14

Closing Party for OH 7 Art Show, 6-10pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330

Extraordinary Deceptions: A Magical Holiday Extravaganza, magic show with Magic Castle member magician Michael Gutenplan, everything from card tricks to sawing an audience member in half, through December 30, 8pm Fridays/2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturdays/2:30pm Sundays, $25, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680 x3.

Inclusionary Housing Policy: Right Tool, Right Moment? Wrong Tool, Wrong Moment? talk presented by the Westside Urban Forum, with moderator Jonathan Lonner of Lee Homes, 7am, $15-$55, The Regency Club,10900 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.322.1520.

Reading with Recently Published Members of the Saturday and Wednesday Workshops, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Shelter, dance party to benefit NextAid, 8pm-4am, $12, Cre8tivity, 13456 Washington Blvd., MDR, cre8tivity.com.

Triage, band plays classic rock, jazz, and requests, 6-9pm, donation requested, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.338.5813.

December 14-15

Little Women, presented by Santa Monica High School Theatre, 8pm Friday/2pm and 8pm Saturday, $10-$15, Humanities Center Theatre, Samohi, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939. Also December 21-22.

December 15

Alvin and the Chipmunks, private screening for low-income children, sponsored by the Venice Family Clinic, 8:30-11am, free, AMC Loews Marina 6, 13455 Maxella Ave., MDR, to sponsor a child call 310.664.7921.

Closing Reception for exhibit of photographs by Ann Summa with bands TBA, 7pm, free, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.

The Five Archetypical Faces of Woman, showcasing artist Sara Rose Wasson, 1-5pm, free, Howell and Green Fine Art Gallery, #107, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3991.

Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet, with choreography by Sarah Berges and Honey Almazar, 8pm, $25, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.396.7324.

Escape Artists, writers from the Tuesday Night Creative Non-Fiction Workshop read stories of Holocaust survival, child abuse, Vietnam boat escape, and other flights to freedom, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Getty Center 10th Anniversary Celebration, 10am-5pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, speaks, noon-2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Silver Key: A Search For The Way Out, a musical myth, presented by the Young Professionals Company at Santa Monica Playhouse, 7:30pm, $17.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779. Also January 25 and February 29.

Student Group Show, photography, film, and digital art, reception noon-2pm, free, Venice Arts Gallery, 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8533.

Turning Street Warriors into Peacemakers: Gang Intervention in LA, lecture with Bill Martinez and Jerald Cavitt, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8900.

Venice Beachhead Poets and Writers read from their work, followed by music, 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.399.2215.

December 15-16

Eco Gift Fest, a unique “green” shopping event, with eco-friendly gifts for everyone, 9am-5pm, $10-$15, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.399.3097.

KITE (Kids Interactive Theatre Ensemble) presents a show in which kids improvise a play, 1pm, $7-$12, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 818.340.5333.

Temple St. Clair Trunk Show, 10am-7pm, Moondance Jewelry Gallery, 1530 Montana Ave., 310.395.5516.

December 16

First Annual Founder’s Concert with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, presented by International Committee of Artists for Peace, 2:30pm, $ 35-$100, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 213.365.3500.

Book Party for Mira Tweti’s Here There and Everywhere, celebrity readings and five talking parrots, a portion of book sales will benefit animal rights organizations, 1-4pm, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Jazz Forum presents singer Perlene Thurston, 2:30pm, preceded by music at 1pm, $9, the Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., jazzforumla.com.

Resisting Loss, Weaving Tradition, art by Pantaleon Ruiz, opening reception 1-5pm, through January 26, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.

Selections From The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, opening reception 3-5pm, through February 10, Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.476.9777.

December 17

Danza de la Cabrita/The Goat’s Dance, photographs by Graciela Iturbide, and Seven Decades, photographs by André Kertész, curator-led tour of the exhibitions at 5:30pm, opening reception 6:30-8:30pm, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, RSVP to 310.440.6473.

December 18

Stardust, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, and Robert De Niro, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

December 19

Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise will be discussed, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

December 20

Mousse Magic, how to make a mousse, 1:30/2:30pm, free, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.

Mark Your Calendar

Las Posadas, Olvera Street, LA, December 16-24

48th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA

Alliance For Survival New Year’s Eve, December 31

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