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Don Bachardy, Portraits and Abstractions, Marvin Silver, LA Artists in the 60s, photographs, through May 10, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Amadea Bailey, Gary Komarin, Steven Seinberg, and Sabine Tress, through May 9, Lowe Gallery, 2034 Broadway, 310.449.0184.

Chicano Triumph, exhibit of Chicano artists, through May 10, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Ned Evans, Recent Work, through May 10, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

Adonna Khare, By a Thread, through May 10, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.4344.

KLUB, a play described as A Chorus Line in reverse, by Mitch Watson, through May 10, 8pm Fridays/8 and 10:30pm Saturdays, $15-$25, The Actors’ Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.GANG.

Siobhan McClure and Greg Rose, The Garden, through May 10, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.4344.

Delilah Montoya: The Trail of Thirst, through May 10, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, photographs by Catherine Wagner, through May 10, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.

No Shame Theatre, plays conceived in one hour before show time, every Friday through May 9, 11pm, $5, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680 x10.

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.


May 9

Baby Stars with the Spitzer Space Telescope, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Li Jun Feng, martial arts master, introductory evening Friday 8-9:30pm, free, Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd., LA, 530.265.6600. Workshop on May 10 and 11, 9am-5:30pm, $275.

Oasis of Peace presents Ahmad Hijazi and Noam Shuster, speaking about their experiences with a village where Israelis and Palestinians live together, 7:30pm, free, Temple Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave., 818.693.1144.

Photoplay, a presentation of the Virginia Avenue Project with photography, poetry, and performance by children, 7:30pm, 310.264.4224. Also May 10.

SMC Jazz Faculty Concert, 7pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

UCLA Law School Graduation Ceremony, with keynote speaker Morgan Chu of Irell and Manella, 3:30pm, free, Dickson Court North, UCLA, WW, 310.206.1458.

May 10

The Basics 2: Small Space and Container Gardening, “Gardenerd” workshop with Christy Wilhelmi, 9:30am, $40, for location call 310.391.3949 or go to

Augusten Burroughs, author, speaks about and signs Wolf at the Table, 2pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women, featuring speakers and music including Tom Selleck, Halle Berry, and the Go-Go’s, check-in 7am, ceremonies 8am, run 8:45am, walk 9am, $35, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, LA, 310.322.3344.

Fire Service Day, meet firefighters and take a tour of the participating fire stations, 1-3pm, free, Fire Station #1, 1444 7th St.; Fire Station #2, 222 Hollister Ave.; Fire Station #3, 1302 19th St.; Fire Station #5, 2450 Ashland Ave., 310.458.8761.

Healthy Teeth Story Time with Dr. Reem Kabbarah, ages 3-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 7:30pm, free, Second Space, SMC Madison Campus, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3414.

Maxed Out, documentary about credit debt by James Scurlock, followed by discussion, dinner 6pm, film 6:45pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

Patricia Meisels: The Gardens of Spring, art show featuring floral contemporary paintings, opening reception 6-9pm, through July 1, Panini Garden, 2715 Main St.,

Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, is discussed, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

Mother-Daughter Laces & Pearl Tea, a fundraiser for Self-Realization Fellowship Youth Camp, 2-4pm, $25, Lake Shrine, Self-Realization Fellowship Church, 17190 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.456.5843.

Mother’s Day Pampering for All Moms, full massage, foot scrub with foot massage, hand and forearm massage, hand skin treatment with paraffin dip, scalp massage, or aromatherapy, 11am-5pm, Institute for Spine and Sports Care, 2825 Santa Monica Blvd #101, 310.998.5800.

Paint-Out, sponsored by Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, Inc., bring your own supplies and lunch 9:30am, free, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 23200 PCH, 310.338.0333.

Power of Meditation: For Stress Reduction and Performance, w/ Swati Desai, four Saturdays in May, 11am-1pm. Akasha Center, 520 Arizona Ave., $200, 310.308.9531.

Postmodernism in the Arts, with SMC professor Dr. Lawrence Driscoll, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Scribble Press Store Grand Opening, a place for kids to create their own books and have them printed, Westside Pavilion #219, 10800 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.446.6154.

Small Press Book Fair, a day of poetry and spoken word readings and small press books for sale, 10:30am-5pm, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.828.3951.

Tea Tasting and Demonstration, a Mother’s Day event, noon, $20, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.

Topanga Children’s Festival, music, theater, dance, storytelling, and circus performers, 11am-4pm, $5-$8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3155 or

The War is Over, art by Aaron Sandnes and Liat Yossifor, opening reception 6-9pm, through June 14, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.

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

May 11

Enchanted, Disney musical, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Jazz Vespers, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

Kids in the Courtyard: Bengali Scroll Painting, drop-in workshop for kids, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

Mother’s Day Singing Telegrams, delivered over the phone by the Santa Monica Chorus, $15 for one song, $20 for two songs, 310.454.2603 or email

Performance and Exhibition Tour: The Sounds of Bengali Scrolls with Gurupada Chitrakar and Nadita Palchoudhuri, 2pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

SMC Symphony Orchestra, 4pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Taste of Malaysia Food Festival, tastes of Malaysian dishes for $5, food demonstrations, music and cultural performances, raffle for free trip to Malyasia, 10am-6pm, free, 1300 block of Third Street Promenade,

May 12

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month Gerry Fialka hosts an evening of original short films from Cable TV’s “The Ground Floor” by Steve DePena. Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Kathy Leonardo opens. 50 percent of DVD and CD sales go to The American Cancer Society, 7:15 pm, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.

DW Brown, actor, author, acting coach, is the guest at the Entertainment Speakers series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

Sustainable Quality Awards, recognizing businesses and organizations which implement sustainable practices, with keynote speaker Gay Browne, President of Greenopia, 11:30am-1:30pm, $50-$200, Sheraton Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd.,

Treesavers Meeting, 7pm, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.,

The War Room, documentary about the 1992 Bill Clinton presidential campaign, 6:30pm, free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4510.

What’s The Story? storytelling series, 8pm, $10, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.450.1312.

May 13

Made in America, film about gang violence and what to do about it, sponsored by Center For American Progress and Liberty Hill, 7:30pm, free, Little Theater, 20th Century Fox Studios, 10201 Pico Blvd., WLA, RSVP to 310.453.3611 x115.

Potter-Belmar Labs, a live “cinema performance duo” presenting a performance about what is coming up in the future, 8pm, plus live music 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

May 14

Discussion of Harley Jane Kozak’s Dating Dead Men, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through May 28, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Talmudic Ethics, first of a six-week course offering training in Jewish law, class offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by studying the Talmud, 7:30-9pm, $125, Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.

Westside Writers Shmooze, offered in conjunction with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, 7-9pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

What Goes on Behind These Walls, symposium about The Salvation Army, with guest speaker Bobby Shriver, 9am-1:30pm, free, The Salvation Army Santa Monica Corps, 1533 4th St., 310.451.1358.

May 15

The Black Cat, classic horror film with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Esta, Israeli music, 8pm, $20-$30, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 877.SCC.4TIX.

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, local chefs discuss seasonal produce, recipes, and food trends, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Mark Your Calendar

Santa Monica Fine Arts Festival, May 17

Venice Art Walk, May 17-18

Topanga Canyon Days, May 24-26

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