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The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity, new comedy by Annie Hendy, through March 1, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, $17.50-$20, Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., WLA, 866.811.4111.

Mike Disfarmer: Rare Vintage Photographs, through March 1, RoseGallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.8440.

FFEM Zanbeel Exhibition of South Asian Art, through March 1, Arena One Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7456.

Peta Orbach, Works in Progress, through March 2, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.392.3634.

Carl Rowe and Fred Lisaius, through March 1, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Mark di Suvero, sculpture, through March 1, LA Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, a campy comedy, through March 2, 8pm and 10:30pm Friday-Saturday/6pm and 8:30pm Sunday, $12, Black Box Theatre, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.712.5711.

Woman, A Celebration, photographic images of famous women, through March 1, The Gallery at the Archer School for Girls, 11725 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, 310.873.7043.

THIS WEEK

February 28

The Applica: Phobia of College Admissions, discussed by P.J. Finer, 7:30pm, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.

February 28-March 2

Winterfest 2008, presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre, plays and seminars, plays are pay-what-you-can, seminars $25, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., information and reservations at 213.368.9552.

February 29

Be-Bop Heroin Hour, monthly jazz and comedy show, 10:30pm, $5, The Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.

Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades is hosting a free teen Friday night Shabbat dinner, 6:30pm, RSVP to Rabbi Shapiro at 310.454.7783.

Sharon Doubiago and Lenore Weiss, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

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.

Jon Mayer Quartet, 7pm, $12, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Chuck Moffit, Scott Short, reception 7-9pm, through April 5, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.

Mitzi Pederson, San Francisco-based artist, through May 25, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7056.

State Senate 23rd District Debate between Fran Pavlev and Lloyd Levine, 7pm, free, Palisades Women’s Club, 901 Haverford, PP, 310.230.2084.

March 1

Action on a Culture of Peace, with speaker Anwarul K. Chowdhury, 2:30pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8900.

Caroline Arnold, storytelling and signing for Wiggle and Waggle, ages 4-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580.5 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.

Maria de Barros and Ricardo Lemvo, music of Africa, 8pm, free, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360. Also March 2, 3pm.

The Bartered Bride, comic opera performed by The Flora L. Thornton Opera Company, 7:30pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

A Conversation with Aaron Sorkin, part of Winterfest 2008, 2pm, $25, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., information and reservations, 213.368.9552.

2008 Installation Luncheon and International Sister Cities’ Youth Soccer Benefit, presented by the Santa Monica Sister City Association, 11am, Crystal Ballroom, Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr., PP, 310.434.3403.

Mavericks and Magicians, music by Belinda Broughton, violin, David Speltz, cello, and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano, 8pm, $55, private home in Brentwood, call Pacific Serenades, 213.534.3434. Also March 4, 8pm, $5-$32, UCLA Faculty Center, 405 Hilgard Ave., WW.

Once, the movie that won the Best Song Oscar, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Peta Orbach Closing Reception, 3-6pm, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.

Starting Your Own Restaurant, part one of a two-day seminar, with restaurant expert Janet Lowder, 9am-4pm, $280, Room 201, UCLA Extension, 10920 Lindbrook Center, WW, 310.825.4192. Also March 8.

Transportation Workshop, part of Santa Monica Planning and Community Development’s Shape the Future Plan, 10am-2pm, free, cafeteria, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., RSVP to 310.458.8341.

arch 2

Asha’s Baba Presents West African Fables, storytelling, 11:30am/1:30/2:30/3:30pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

Camp Fair, information and activities about summer camps, 11am-2pm, gymnasium, Crossroads School, 1715 Olympic Blvd., 310.544.1042.

Community Blood Drive, 11am-5pm, Westchester Lutheran Church and School, 7831 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, 310.670.5422.

From Hate to Hope, monthly series of dialogues with survivors of hate crimes and their perpetrators, 3pm, free, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.553.9036.

Richard Grayson, pianist and composer, in concert, 5pm, free, Roth Hall, Crossroads School, 1715 Olympic Blvd., 310.829.7391 x507.

Moche Tombs at Dos Cabezas, lecture by Christopher B. Donnan, 3-5pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.

Musica Angelica performs Handel’s Radamisto, conducted by Martin Haselbock, 4pm, $12-$49, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.458.4504.

Open Reading, with Rafael F.J. Alvarado, Sufi Erter, Saria Idana, and Thurston Seaton, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Slavic Soul Party, a gypsy-Balkan funk-rock group from New York, 7pm, free, Under the Radar Series at Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3414.

Jo Todd, local performer, appears as guest speaker in honor of Women’s History Month, 10:15am, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

UCLA Gymnastics vs. Oregon State, 2-4pm, $6-$12, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, WW, 310.206.5990.

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, through June 8, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7041.

World Beyond, with Bryan Sanders, Brooke Sprowl, and Camara Rhune, poets from the World Stage in Leimert Park, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

March 3

Breach, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Community Workshop on improving Ocean Park Boulevard, 6:30-9:30pm, free, SMASH, 2525 5th St., RSVP to [email protected]

SPARK Storytelling Series, this month’s theme is “Balls,” 7:30pm, $10, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., RSVP to 866.off.main x5.

March 4

Betsy Brown Braun talks about parenting, for adults, 7:30pm, free, Children’s Book World, 10580.5 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.

March 5

Charles Bukowski Films, films about the quintessential LA poet, 8pm, plus live readings, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Green Living Workshop, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Keith Jarrett, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; and Jack DeJohnette, drums, 8pm, $20-$88, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Nat Young, Australian surfer, signs The Complete Book of Surfing, 6pm, free, Santa Monica Surf Shop, 2934 Wilshire Blvd., 310.315.7244. Also March 6, 6pm, at Diesel, A Book Store, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.9961.

March 6

Action Around the Edges, lecture with Douglas Crimp, in conjunction with Make Art/Stop AIDS, 7pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.

Agricultural Revolution, with Dr. James A. Dewar, Director of the RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, first in the Global Connections Lectures series, 11:15am, free, Art Lecture Hall 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Calling All Boomers, a focus group for those born between 1946 and 1964 to give the library feedback, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Color of Life, exhibit devoted to the role of color in sculpture, through June 23, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.6770.

Don’t Push the Envelope Until You Know How to Address It, seminar on press release writing with Tom Brennan, 7-9pm, $100, The Conference Room, The Design Center, 1119 Colorado Ave., 310.829.5373.

Jewish Women’s Circle of Discovery, topic is “self-nurturing,” 7:30pm, free, Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.

JP and the Ambassadors, rock band, 8pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.267.4007.

Modern Literature, discussion with authors Steven Saylor and Steven Pressfield, moderated by Patt Morrison, 7:30pm, free, tickets required, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.

The Namesake, closed-caption screening of film about an Indian family living in the U.S., 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce New Member Breakfast, 7:30-9am, Ocean Avenue Seafood, 1401 Ocean Ave., RSVP to 310.393.9825 x15.

March 6-7

Stairway to the Stars, annual talent show starring SMMUSD students, 7:30pm, $10, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, smmusd.org.

Mark Your Calendar

Kids Art Exhibit, Brentwood Art Center, March 15

American Red Cross “Red Tie” Fundraiser, March 15

An Evening with Garrison Keillor, UCLA Live, March 20

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