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Edward Beale, Peter Kuhfeld, and Robbie Wraith, contemporary British artists, through February 16, Cambridge Art Gallery, 200 S. 26th St., 310.451.2888.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a rock musical about the rise of an early U.S. president, through February 17, 8pm Tuesdays-Fridays/2pm and 8pm Saturdays/1pm and 6:30 pm Sundays, $18-$50, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., CC, 213.628.2772.

Bunnicula, a children’s fantasy play, through February 17, 11am, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

Fashion Warriors, exhibition of fashion illustrations by Jemi and Wynn Armstrong, through February 17, XIT Gallery, AIU, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2613.

Hammer Projects: Kaari Upson, multimedia exhibit, through February 17, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7000.

Melissa Herrington, Echoes of Sight, through February 17, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., LA, melissaherrington.com.

Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art, through February 17, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

L’il Abner, the musical about the denizens of Dogpatch, through February 17, $20-$75, UCLA Freud Playhouse, WW, 310.825.2101.

Yamamoto Masao, photographs, through February 16, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Greg Miller, Eye Candy, through February 17, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.

Gifford Myers, Wait A Minute/New Objects, through February 16, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.

Proof, play by David Auburn, through February 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $16-$18, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

Social Security, a comedy by Andrew Bergman, through February 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $15-$18, Morgan-Wixson Theater, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

Twentieth Century, the Hecht-MacArthur screwball comedy, through February 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $14-$18, Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.

Ted Wiley, Recent Paintings, through February 16, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.

THIS WEEK

February 15

Brett Dennen, performance of Bob Dylan music, 8pm, $15-$25, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.

Impacts: Life in the Solar System Shooting Gallery, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, 7:30pm, free, SMC Performing Arts Center and Music Academy, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3414.

James P. Lenfesty, Charlotte Innes, and Jackson Wheeler, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

The Realpolitik of Rail Politics, discussion of mass transit and the plans for a subway to the sea, with County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and others, presented by the Westside Urban Forum, 7am registration, 7:45 program, $15-$55, The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.322.1520.

John Rechy signs About My Life and the Kept Woman, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263

A Successful Man (Un Hombre De Exito), Cuban film, 7pm, $5 donation, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.

February 15-16

Bye Bye Birdie, musical about a rock singer about to be inducted, 8pm February 15/2pm and 8pm February 16, $10-$15, Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939. Also February 22 and 23.

February 15-17

California International Antiquarian Book Fair, 2-9pm Friday/11-7pm Saturday/11am-5pm Sunday, $10 for one day, $15 for weekend, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, LA, 800.454.6401.

Oedipus El Rey, contemporary adaptation of the Sophocles play by Luis Alfaro, 8pm Friday/3pm and 8pm Saturday/3pm Sunday, $7, Villa Theatre Lab Series, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.

Shanti Shivani’s Nada Yoga, The Power of Sacred Sound, concert 8pm Friday, $15-$20, weekend workshop 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday, $180, Bonsorte Studio, 2401 Lincoln Blvd., 805.284.2931.

February 16

Tracy Brooks signs Cotton Child, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Barbara Carrasco, Face It! reception 5-8pm, through March 22, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Paolo Davanzo, Founder of the Human Rights Film Festival and the Echo Park Film Center, lecture, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8900.

Julie Davidow: The New Strain, opening reception 6-8pm, through March 15, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.

15/15, two group exhibitions featuring contemporary and Chicano artists, Contemporary PCG Artists, Main Gallery, Chicano Artists, Project Room, reception 5-8pm, through March 22, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Green Living Workshop, 1-2:30pm, donation $25, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8716 x1.

Jazz Funk Fest, music with Eric Ahlberg, Freddie Ginns, and Black Shoe Polish, 7pm, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

The Little Girls: Live! benefit concert with the 80s girl group famous for “The Earthquake Song,” 8pm, $25, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St, 310.394.9779 x1.

Love Changes Everything, revue with Dale Kristien and friends, 8pm, $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Suzanne Lummis, poet, is celebrated by other poets who will read from her work, Lummis will also read, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Robots Vs. Fake Robots, a comedy about a robot-dominated world, by David Largman Murray, through March 15, 8pm Fridays/8pm and 10:30pm Saturdays (no shows February 16 and March 16), 7pm Sundays, $15-$20, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680 x3.

Arlene Shechet, Now and Away, opening reception 5-7pm, through March 15, Bergamot Station, 310.458.7435.

Shrek the Third, the continuing adventures of that green fellow, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars in Concert, 8pm, $15-$36, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

The True Story of Charlie Wilson’s War, discussion on the story behind the book and movie, 3pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.

The 12 Steps for Everybody’s Writing Workshop, 9am-noon, free, 16730 Bollinger Dr., PP, noon, 310.454.5138.

Weekend Scenic Excursions Train Rides, daytime train ride between Fillmore and Santa Paula, depart noon, return 3:30pm, $8-$22, Fillmore and Western Railway, 800.773.8724. Also February 23.

World Travel 101 Workshop on Europe, 11am, $5-$10, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.

Xango Health Club Charity Event, 5-6:30pm, California Karate Club, 1207 7th St., RSVP to 310.892.5425.

February 17

Classic Jazz Party, presented by Jazz Forum of Santa Monica, 1-5pm, $10, Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.395.1471. jazzforumla.com.

Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen, featured vocalist, 9am, free, Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church, 1260 18th St., elizabethjazz.com.

Free E-Waste Recycling, for recycling of old computers, VCRs, monitors, scanners, printers (no appliances or batteries), noon-5pm, free, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, 1238 Lincoln Blvd., ewaste.com.

Katie Van Kooten, soprano, Rosemary Hyler Ritter, piano, 2pm, $10-$25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Life in Occupied Palestine, talk, book signing, and DVD screening by Anna Balzer, 10:15am, free, potluck lunch to follow presentation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., [email protected]

Patricia Terrell O’Neill, The Myth of Frankenstein, opening reception 6:30-9:30pm, through March 14, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Russian American Kids Circus on Stage, youthful circus performers, 2pm, $35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

February 18

Documental presents: Pixel This! 16, festival of films made with Pixel 2000 toy camera, 8pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.

Venice Art Walls will be open for painting in observance of Presidents’ Day. All are welcome to come down and paint.

February 19

La Vie En Rose, film about Edith Piaf, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Mask Stripped Bare by its Curators, The Art/Artifact Duality and Mende Masks in the Twenty-First Century Museum, lecture by Ruth B. Phillips, 7pm, free, Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.

Myths of Love, lecture with Lollie Ragana, part of Chautauqua series, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272.

February 20

Café Chabad Luncheon with violinist Lior Kaminetsky leading a Yiddish sing-along, 1pm, $18 suggested donation, Chabad JCC, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.

Kristin Hannah signs Firefly Lane, 6pm, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

Invention and Imagination: Public Art at the Library, docent-led tour of Cheng and Stanton McDonald-Wright art work, 7pm, free, main lobby, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Magic of Marker, films by Chris Marker, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols will be discussed, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Sustainable Works in Our Communities, environmental lecture, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.

February 21

Chinese Cultural Night, dances from China, Mongolia, and Tibet, 6pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.267.4007.

Pride, film screening, 3pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

State Ballet of Georgia, with ballerina Nina Ananiashvili and artistic director Alexei Fadeyechev, 8pm, $20-$90, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Also February 22-24, call for times.

Melinda Wells signs Killer Mousse, 6pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.

February 22-23

Los Angeles Ballet, featuring works by George Balanchine and Melissa Barak, 7:30pm, $24-$85, Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.998.7782.

February 22-24

Santa Monica Arts Festival, fine arts show with live jazz and blues, noon-7pm Friday/10am-7pm Saturday/10am-5pm Sunday, $7-$8, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., americanartfestivals.com.

Mark Your Calendar

George Harrison Birthday Event, Hollywood, February 24

Seminar for Tenants of Rented Properties, February 26

Heart Health Fair, February 27-28, Century City

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