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Anne M. Bray, Danielle Eubank, Katherine Kean, through June 14, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

Disassociate: Vanessa Matthews, through June 15, DC3 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9856.

Emergence, video art by Bill Viola, through June 15, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

It’s the Money, Stupid, group art show about art and money, through June 14, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.

Katherine Kean, Still Places, Danielle Eubank, Waterscapes, Anne M. Bray, Irwindale, through June 14, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

Make Art/Stop AIDS, art exhibit with related events dealing with the AIDS crisis and the need for education and social change, through June 15, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

James Richards, Re-Sequenced, through June 14, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.1595.

The War is Over, art by Aaron Sandnes and Liat Yossifor, through June 14, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.

Women in Diaspora, exhibit of art by women raised in the Middle East: Doris Bittar, Lidia Shaddow, and Nuha Sinno, through June 14 (by appointment), SHARQ, 537 Arbramar Ave., PP. 310.454.6826.

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.

THIS WEEK

June 13

Animal Talk, learn about animal communication while hiking, 10am, free, meet at first parking lot, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x117.

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Copyright and Trademark Basics, with writer/attorney Jonathan Kirsch, 11:30am, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Bill Clinton delivers Commencement Address at UCLA’s College of Letters and Science Graduation ceremony, 5pm, free, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, WW, commencement.ucla.edu.

Dance For Life Benefit, for the Dillon Henry Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network, 8pm-midnight, $20, Marina Del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, MDR, dillonslist.org/connections.

Friday Nights at the Getty: soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Hugh Tinney, 7:30pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a Theatre Palisades production of te long-running off-Broadway hit, through July 20, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $18-$22, Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.

Memorial Service for the Killed Ficus Trees, 7-8pm, intersection of Arizona Ave. and Third Street Promenade, 310.399.1000.

The Last Mistress, a film about 19th century French romantic liaisons, 7:30pm, Wilshire Screening Room, 8670 Wilshire Blvd., BH, also June 18, 7:30pm, Interactive Screening Room, 8800 Sunset Blvd., WH, and June 24,7:30pm, Lions Gate Screening Room, 2700 Colorado Ave., 323.931.7300.

Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club, with a presentation on the Tunguska meteorite by club president Thor Dockweiler, 7:30pm, free, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., 310.495.7595.

Summer Beer and Cheese Tasting, 5-6pm, $15, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.

Summer Star Party Planner, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Unbeatable Harold, a play about a young man with big dreams, by Randy Noojin, directed by John Ruskin, through August 3, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

Henry Waxman speaks at UCLA’s School of Public Health commencement ceremony, 5:30pm, free, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, commencement.ucla.edu.

June 13-15

The Broad Humor Festival, funny films by women, schedule and times TBA, $8, festival pass $30, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, broadhumor.com.

Family Planning, a play about marriage and fertility, performed in living rooms of private homes, the Santa Monica edition will have a post-show lecture by Dr. Richard Paulson of USC, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 7pm Sunday, $25, tickets through 800.838.3006 or brownpapertickets.com.

June 14

Allied Artists’ 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, PCH to Cross Creek Road (0.25 miles west of Malibu Pier), 310.338.0333.

Antique and Contemporary Tile Sale, early bird admission 9am, $10, general admission 10am-4pm, $5, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.

Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood version of the Jane Austen classic, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Cahuenga Press celebrates the publication of its 16th book, Savage Grace by Phoebe McAdams, plus readings by Cahuenga Press poets James Cushing, Harry Northup and Holly Prado, 8pm, $5-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.828.3951.

Friends of Sunset Park Annual Meeting, with guest speakers City Manager P.Lamont Ewell, Police Chief Tim Jackman, and SMC Trustee David Finkel, 1:30-4pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.2258.

Magic Words, musical fantasy about a magician, presented by Kentwood Players, 2pm, $7, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

Pancake Breakfast and Auction, presented by the youth of the Santa Monica First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8:30am, $5 or $15 for a family of four, parking lot, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2301 2nd St., 310.584.1145.

Parking Lot Rummage Sale, 8:30am-1:30pm, free, parking lot, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631 x0.

Project Resilience 2008 Summer Gala benefiting The Panzi Hospital Project, live music, cocktails, hors d’oerves, silent auction, 6-10pm, $40, Lightspace Studio LA, 8755 Washington Blvd., CC, projectresilience.org.

The Red and the Black by Stendhal, is discussed, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

Roosevelt School Summer Splash Carnival, 11am-5pm, free, Roosevelt Elementary School, 801 Montana Ave., myroosevelt.org.

Anna Sklar discusses her book, Brown Acres: An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers, 2pm, followed by screening of the film Chinatown, 3:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.

Swope X 4, art by members of the Swope family, reception 6-8pm, through July 5, Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.392.0846.

Venice Cabaret Theatre Grand Opening, with Kathy Leonardo, Alfred Johnson, Paul Litteral and others, 8pm, $15, Blankenship Ballet Studio, 132 Brooks Ave., Venice, 866.922-5538.

What’s On Our Minds, plays by middle school youth of the Neighborhood Arts Project, presented by Inside Out Community Arts, 7pm, Inside Out Community Arts at the Center for Peace with Justice & the Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 310.397.8820.

Work Day at Rustic Canyon Park, help beautify the park, wear work clothes and bring gloves, 9am-noon, Rustic Canyon Park, 601 Latimer Rd, PP, 310.454.4448.

June 15

Angel City Chorale, encore performance, 3pm, $30, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vincente Blvd., LA, 310.962.5401.

Botanicum Seedlings, development series for playwrights, this week’s play is Last of the Daytons by Diane Grant, 11am, free, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.

Family Fundays, Sundays through November 2, 11am, $8, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

I Love a Good Story, storytelling series, 4-5pm, $10, Westside Eclectic Theatre, 323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.

Jazz Forum, 1-4pm, $10, mention the Mirror and get $1 off, The Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.395.1471.

June 16

Solar Financing Workshop, with guest speakers Gary Groff, Nat Kreamer, and Maurice Rosso, 7pm, free, SM Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4992.

Scott McClellan reads from and signs What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158.

June 17

The Art of the Interview, with author and radio host Martin Perlich, 7:30pm, free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x117.

Green Living Workshop, advice from Sustainable Works, 7-8:30pm, through July 15, suggested donations $25, 1744 Pearl St., 310.458.8716 x1

Rent Control Seminar, for tenants of rent controlled properties, 6:30-9pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.

Van Dyke Parks, composer, arranger, producer, lyricist for the Beach Boys’ Smile, is interviewed by Gerry Fialka, 8pm, free, MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) at the Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, 310.823.3878.

James Van Praagh, author of Ghosts Among Us, reads from and signs his book, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

June 17-18

Amma, the “Hugging Saint”, appears in LA, 10am-7:30pm, free, LAX Hilton, 5711 West Century Blvd., LA, amma.org.

June 18

Bloom Where You’re Planted, Bloomsday (James Joyce) celebration with rare films and readings by members of the Marshall McLuhan Finnegan’s Wake Reading Club, 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Business at Sunset Mixer, 5:30-7:30pm, $10-$20, SM Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., smchamber.com.

Green Living Workshop, advice from Sustainable Works, 7-8:30pm, through July 16, suggested donations $25, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8716 x1.

George Lakoff presents The Political Mind, the cognitive scientist talks about how politics is defined by emotions and language, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, is discussed, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Mary Pols signs and discusses Accidentally On Purpose, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner, film about the playwright, 7:30pm, preceded by potluck dinner at 6:30pm, $5-$8 (no one turned away for lack of funds), Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.

June 19

4th Graders from Roosevelt School read their writings, 1:15pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Venice Community Housing Corporation Open House, 1-4pm, free, 720 Rose Ave., Venice, 310.399.4100 x103.

Mark Your Calendar

Juneteenth Celebration, June 21.

Summer Solstice on Main Street, June 22

Celebrate America, June 28

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