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Alice-Sit-By-The-Fire, comedy about raising parents, by J.M. Barrie, through April 20, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays/3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.

Artists Revealed, black and white photographs by Kathleen Buckalew, through April 19, SMC Photography Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.

Backstage: Impressions of Mood, group show, through April 22, Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., 310.449.1444.

A Digital Dream, 2nd Annual Student Juried Photo Exhibit, through April 25, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.

Gypsy, musical about the stripper and her stage mother, through April 19, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $18-$20, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

Susie McKay Krieser, Shaping Color, and Patricia Doede Klowden, The Bronze Age, through April 19, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

The Lines Are Drawn, installation by Ricky Sears, through April 25, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.

The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers, photographic exhibit by Rick Nahmias, through April 25, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.553.8403.

Ed Moses: Paintings, through April 19, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.

Rare Finds, 10 Years of Manuscript Collecting, through April 20, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

Recent Acquisitions, Spring 2008, through April 25, Ikon, Ltd., Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.

Ron Reihel, More Light and More Space, through April 22, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Showstoppers III: The Bad Girls of Broadway and a Few Bad Boys, show of musical numbers from Broadway shows (parental guidance suggested), through April 19, 2pm and 8pm Saturday/7pm April 18/2pm and 8pm April 19, $10-$15, Humanities Center Theatre-English Building, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939.


April 18

Francisco Aguabella Quintet, Latin jazz, 7pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4323.

Believing Our Own Stories: 20 Years of Santa Monica Review, celebration for the literary magazine, with readings by authors who have been published in the review, 7pm, $20, Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.

Teresa Carmody, Stan Apps, and Axel Thormahlen, poetry and fiction, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department, 8pm Friday/2pm and 8pm Saturday/2pm Sunday, $10, Theatre Arts Building Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000. Also April 19-20.

Testosterone: How Prostate Cancer Made a Man of Me, play by Hal Ackerman, through May 10, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/4pm Sundays, $15-$20, cancer survivors $15, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680.

The Twelve Chairs, a Cuban version of the story, 7pm, $5 donation for the Cuban Five defense, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.

The Westside Mayors: How the “Little Guys” Get Things Done, discussion with local representatives including Santa Monica Councilmember Pam O’Connor, Westside Urban Forum, 7:30am, $15-$55, The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.322.1520.

April 19

California Video, Artists and Histories, class with artists Skip Arnold, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Dale Hoyt, and Mike Kelley, 1-4pm, $20-$30, Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

Calque and Friends: Literature in Translation, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Dr. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, lecture on religion, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3209.

Clothing and Non-Verbal Communication for an Effective Professional and Personal Life, lecture by Daisy Swan, 9am-noon, $75, Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., WLA, 310.820.8877.

Down Home at Café Bolivar, poetry and music series hosted by E. Amato, featuring Brutha Gimel, Judi Smolker, musical guest Noni Limar, with live painting by alfie numeric, 8pm, $5 ($2 for open mike performers), Café Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.581.2344.

Job Search Workshop, covers topic of interviewing, 10am-noon, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., register at 310.450.0443.

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

April 20

A History of Santa Ynez Canyon: From Pioneers to Surfers, slide show with historian Randy Young, 6-7:30pm, free, Westside Waldorf School’s McComb Campus, 17310 Sunset Blvd., PP, waldorfsea@aol.com.

Jazz Forum, a classic jazz party featuring jazz of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, 1-4:30pm, $10, mention the Santa Monica Mirror and get $1 off admission, Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.395.1471.

Sing! Sing! Sing! presents Partners in Rhyme, the songs of Hoagy Carmichal and Johnny Mercer, sing-along with lecture, 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039.

SMC Jazz Band, 4pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4323.

Second Night Seder, presented by Pacific Jewish Center, $25-$50, Beis Medrash annex, 726 Rose Ave., Venice, 310.392.8749.

April 21

Paul Krassner, interviewed by Gerry Fialka, 8pm, plus live music by the Backboners, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

April 22

Reel Justice (films about the law) presents To Kill A Mockingbird, with Gregory Peck, 6:20pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

4th Annual Youth Job Fair, 3:30-6pm, free, Santa Monica High School Cafeteria, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.8688.

April 23

Creative Kids’ Club celebrates National Poetry Month and Earth Day with poems, songs, stories, activities, and a craft to take home, 3:45pm, free, Activity Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Betty Sheinbaum, From Beach to Beach, Joe Pinkelman, Beneath the Surface, Joan Vaupen, Beneath the Surface, opening reception April 26, 5-8pm, through May 17, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

April 24

Los Angeles Antique Show, Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm/Sunday 11am-5pm, $15, Barker Hangar, 310.455.2886. Also April 25-27.

Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of The Missing Book I Found, reads from and signs her work, ages 9 and up, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580.5 Pico Blvd, WLA, 310.559.2665.

Malathi Iyengar, choreographer, dancer, writer and visual artist, conducts a master class on the Indian Barathanatyam dance style, 11:15am, free, Gym 104, followed by discussion in the Skybox upstairs, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.

2nd District County Supervisor’s Debate with State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmember Bernard Parks, hosted by The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, 6:30pm, free, Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., LA, free tickets at debate@lalcv.org.

Mark Your Calendar

Venice Arts 15th Anniversary, May 3

Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 4

World Laughter Day, May 4

Santa Monica Fine Arts Festival, May 17

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