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Black and Bluestein, dramedy about ethnic relations by Jerry Mayer, through May 31, 3 and 8pm Saturdays, $25, The Other Space, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 800.838.3006.

John Coulter, The New Mythology, through May 31, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.

Dietrich and Chevalier, romantic play by Jerry Mayer, through June 1, 3 and 7pm Sundays, $25, The Other Space, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 800.838.3006.

From Door to Door, play about three generations of women, by James Sherman, through May 31, 8pm Thursdays-Fridays/2pm and 8pm Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $20-$25, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.

Intimate Apparel, play by Lynn Nottage, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, through May 31, $15-$18, presented by Santa Monica Theatre Guild, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

The Mission (Accomplished), an adaptation by Charles Duncombe of Heiner Muller’s The Mission, through June 1, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/5:30pm Sundays, $10-$20, Sundays are pay-what-you-can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.

Gustav Perez: New Work, Cheryl Ann Thomas: Relics, through May 31, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.

Silent Witness, exhibit of Holocaust-related art by Fae Horowitz, Robyn Feely, and John Smith, through June 1, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.

SMC 28th Annual Photography Show, works by students and faculty, through May 31, SMC Photography Gallery, 2nd Floor Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., and La Foto Gallery, 806 Pico Blvd., (by appointment only), 310.434.4289.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, a children’s play based on the Judy Blume novel, presented by the Y.E.S. Theatre program, through June 1, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

The Time of Your Life, William Saroyan classic, through June 1, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays/3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.

Three From Britain: Chris Killip, Martin Parr, and Graham Smith, through May 31, Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.8440.

The Visionary, one-man show by Mark Hobley, through June 5, Applegate Gallery, 3101-A Main St., 310.396.7600.

THIS WEEK

May 29-31

Homer in Cyberspace, a new musical by Mel Shapiro, based on The Odyssey, through June 7, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm May 31 and June 7, $7-$17, MacGowan Little Theatre, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Urinetown-The Musical, 7pm Thursday-Saturday, 1:30pm Sunday, $15-$20, Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr., Malibu, malibuhigh.smmusd.org.

May 30

An Evening With Michael Brook and Djivan Gasparyan, a guitarist from Canada and a musician from Armenia, 8pm, $15-$48, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Power of Meditation: for stress reduction and performance, w/Swati Desai, four Saturdays in May, 11am-1pm, free, Akasha Center, 520 Arizona Ave., $200, 310.308.9531.

SMC Chamber Choir, Nike St. Clair, conductor, 8pm, $12, SMC Performing Art Center/Second Space, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.

May 30-31

National Geographic BioBlitz, a two-day event to document the Santa Monica Mountains, noon Friday–noon Saturday, check in begins at 10am, free, Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, 800.638.6400 x6186 or nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz.

Folklórico de SMC, program of world dance, 7:30pm, $12-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Wet Spots: The Story Project, a dance/performance program about female sexuality, with Christine Suarez and Suarez Dance Theatre, 7-9:15pm, $10-$15, Venice Beach Eco-Cottages, 447 Grand Blvd., Venice, suarezdance.org.

May 30-June 1

Mamafied, a new solo comedy about pre-partum depression written and performed by Susanna Brisk, previews May 30-31, June 1-3, performances June 14-July 27, dark July 4-6, 8:30pm Fridays-Saturdays/7:30pm Sundays, $25, previews $20, students & seniors $15, group discounts, Edgemar Center, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.399.3666, edgemarcenter.org or mamafied.com.

Nude Swim, art event by Sarah Hage, with papier-mache nudes swimming in an underwater dry garden, 10am-6pm, free, reception 4-6pm May 31, 1524 Wellesley Ave., LA, sarahhage.com.

May 31

Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, charity event for Chrysalis Foundation, reception 6pm, dinner 7pm, $1000, estate of Susan Harris and Hayward Kaiser, 310.401.9393.

Paul Donaldson, Paintings of Tijuana and Rosarito, reception 4-6pm, through June 21, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

The 11th Hour, film about the environment, discussed by director Leila Conners Petersen and associate producer Stephan T. McGuire, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace International, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3209.

Katherine Kean, Still Places, Danielle Eubank, Waterscapes, Anne M. Bray, Irwindale, opening reception 5-8pm, through June 14, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

Greg Miller: Unforeseen Frontier, opening reception 6:30-8:30pm, through July 19, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

Landscape Architecture Open House, learn about UCLA architecture courses, 9am-1pm, free, Room 320, UCLA Extension, 1010 Westwood Blvd., WW, 310.825.9414.

19th Annual Samohi All-Class Picnic, barbecue and trophy displays, 11am-2pm, free, quad area, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.396.7027.

Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH) Annual Family Fair and Silent Auction, games, food, live bands, 11:30am-5:30pm, free, SMASH, 2525 5th St., 310.396.2640.

Speedy, Harold Lloyd film, presented by Dustin Hoffman, with musical accompaniment by the LA Chamber Orchestra, 8pm, $35-$300, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 213.622.7001 x215.

Young Jesus: Reconstructing the Childhood Years of Jesus in Galilee, luncheon lecture by professor/author Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts, 11am, $10 donation, Trepp Center, St. Monica’ s, 725 California Ave., stmonica.net.

June 1

R.D. Armstrong, Julia Bemiss, Peggy Dobreer, and Alex M. Frankel, poetry, plus open reading, sign-ups 4:30pm, reading 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Art On The Village Green, art show, presented by the Palisades Art Association, 10am-4pm, free, Farmer’s Market at Swarthmore Ave., and Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.459.6140.

As You Like It, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy set mostly in a forest, through September 28, 3pm Sundays, $20-$28, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.

Brian Asher, art exhibit, through August 2, Sunset Grill, 1701 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.7546.

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights furthers new works and new voices, presents public readings of new plays, Sundays June 1–15, free, no reservations needed, this week’s play is Monkey Adored by Henry Murray, 11am, free, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.

45 Minute Pilates Mat Workout, sponsored by Power PiIates, 8am-12:30pm, free, donations will benefit St. Jude Children’s Children’s Research Hospital, Palisades Park, between Montana and Palisades Avenues, 310.587.2409.

From Seduction to Death and Beyond: The Lure of Lasiren, the Mermaid Queen in Haitian Vodou, lecture with Marilyn Houlberg, 2pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.

The George Kahn West Coast Jazz Quartet, benefit for Santa Monica High School Jazz Band, 3-6pm, $12.50-$25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039.

The Natural World/Diverse Perspective, featuring works by Caroyl LaBarge, Roxanne Norman, Dale Weiss, and Bea Mego, reception 3-5pm, through July 20, Platt Borstein Galleries, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.476.9777 x201.

Ondines, new paintings by Cayetana Conrad, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through July 11, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Remembering Bobby Kennedy, photography exhibit by Jim Hubbard, presented through Venice Arts, through July 31, Universal Art Gallery, 2001 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.302.8909.

Robotanicals, art by Michael Mew, opening reception 6-9pm, through July 12, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4401.

SMC Concert Chorale, Dr. James Smith, conductor, 7:30pm, $10-$15, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.434.3000.

SMC Musical Theatre Workshop, performance of solos, duets, and ensemble selections from Broadway shows by the Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music departments, 2pm, $12, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

SMC Wind Ensemble, 4pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

June 2

Explorations in Emptiness, Part IV with Venerable Marut, 7:30pm, donation, Mahasukha Center for Buddhist Studies, 6512 Arizona Ave., LA, [email protected] Also June 4.

The Pawnbroker, acclaimed film about a man haunted by his Holocaust experiences, with Rod Steiger, directed by Sidney Lumet, music by Quincy Jones, final film for the season in the Political Film Series, 6:30pm, free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.

SPARK storytelling series, theme this month is “Fathers,” 7:30pm, $10, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 1.866.OFF.MAIN x5.

June 3

Friendly Persuasion, by Jake Heggie, a work for tenor and baroque ensemble, presented by Pacific Serenades, 8pm, $32, UCLA Faculty Center, 405 N. Hilgard Ave., WW, 213.534. 3434.

Jailhouse Rock, early Elvis movie, 1:30pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.

Leslie Jordan, from Will and Grace, discusses his book My Walk Down the Pink Carpet, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

What the Buddha Really Meant, with Venerable Marut, 7:30pm, donation, Mahasukha Center for Buddhist Studies, 6512 Arizona Ave., LA, [email protected] Also June 6, 7.

June 4

Echoes of Musto, with pianist John Musto, 7pm, free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Experimental Films: Chen and Hong, with filmmakers Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong in person, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Local Resources for Green Parents, a “Green Parenting” lecture with Karl Bruskotter and Andrew Basmajian, 7-8:30pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Pau Hana, “end of work” dance program, presented by UCLA World Arts and Cultures, 6pm, free, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, UCLA, WW, 310.825.3951.

Return, a new musical by Sonia Levitin and Donald McKayle, based on Levitin’s juvenile novel about the rescue of Ethiopian Jews, through July 20, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7pm Sundays, $17.99-$34.99, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

Talmudic Ethics, through June 18, 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.

Understanding Screenwriting, with Tom Stemple, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Mark Your Calendar

Contemporary Crafts Market, June 6

Carnevale in Venice, June 7

MMA, “Hugging Saint” June 17-18

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