David Ashwell, Out of Malibu, through June 21, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
Ann Chamberlin, new paintings from Columbia and Mexico, through June 21, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
The Color of Life, exhibit devoted to the role of color in sculpture, through June 23, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.6770.
Cracking Art Group, 7-10pm, through June 21, Gallery 17, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 877.428.8880.
Paul Donaldson, Paintings of Tijuana and Rosarito, through June 21, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Marianela de la Hoz: Mundos Pequenos/ Small Worlds, through June 21, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
A Murder is Announced, an Agatha Christie Miss Marple mystery, through June 21, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $16-$18, Kentwood Players, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
June 19 – June 29
Los Angeles Film Festival, various locations, tickets available: 866.FilmFest.
Mamafied, a new solo comedy about pre-partum depression written and performed by Susanna Brisk, through July 27, dark July 4-6, 8:30pm Fridays-Saturdays/7:30pm Sundays, $25, previews $20, opening night gala $50, students & seniors $15, group discounts, Edgemar Center, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.399.3666, edgemarcenter.org or mamafied.com.
And Awaaaay We Go To Wonderland! a musical based on fairy tales, through September 28, Saturdays-Sundays 12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Beyond Music: Night of the Lone Wolf, performances by Michigan’s Lone Wolf collective, John Olson, Nate Young, and Mike Connelly, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Robert Palacios & Rick Reese, a Two-Man Show at Applegate Gallery, through July 10th, 7-10, free, open to the public, A3101-A Main St., SM.
Fine Feathered Stories, bird-watching hike, 8am, free, parking lot at left of bridge, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, 310.858.7272 x117.
Judith Freeman’s The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved, will be discussed, 2pm, free, followed by screening of The Lady In The Lake, film of a Chandler novel, 3pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Juneteenth Celebration, “Chains to Changes,” music, exhibits, refreshments, speakers, 11am-5pm, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.451.8124.
The Move-On Bake Sale for Change will take place Saturday, June 21 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. All revenues will support MoveOn’s efforts to elect Barak Obama president in the November 2008 election. Due to L.A. County and City of Santa Monica regulations no edible or potable items will be sold or given away. Our Virtual Bake Sale event will accept donations in any amount up to $5,000.00. Grassroots support in small amounts from the massive MoveOn 3.2 million member base will fund MoveOn efforts to elect Barack Obama to the presidency. MoveOn.org is hosting more than 3,000 bake sales across the country this weekend.
The Producers, the original Mel Brooks-directed comedy with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
SPCALA Pet Adoption Day, with silent auction, pet adoptions, and guests Mark and Brian of KLOS-FM, 10am-4pm, free, P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center, 7700 E. Spring St., LB, spcaLA.com.
Ami Tallman, When The Sun Shines, It Does Not Need Proof, opening reception 6-9pm, through July 26, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
Wild Pharmacy, herb-studying hike, 11am, free, parking lot at left of bridge, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, 310.858.7272 x117.
Xochisoneros, music from Mexico with Efren Luna and Hector Marquez, and Atabey, Puerto Rican Bomba dance group, 7:30pm, $10, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.
Summer and Smoke, a play by Tennessee Williams, presented by LA Theatre Works, 8pm Friday, 3pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday, $20-$47, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.827.0889.
Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, 7pm Saturday, free, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 1pm Sunday, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., awards presentation following Sunday’s program, 310.458.8634.
Sing! Sing! Sing! presents “Rodgers and Hammerstein-With Hart,” a program of songs by two great teams, 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.546.5470.
60th Anniversary of Israel, A Mega Celebration, presented by American Jewish University, 11am-6pm, $10-$20, AJU Brandeis- Bardin campus, 1101 Peppertree Lane, LA, 310.440.1246.
Away From Her, film with Julie Christie as a woman with Alzheimer’s, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Janet Evanovitch, author of the numerous Stephanie Plum mysteries, talks about her latest, Fearless Fourteen, 6pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Alternate Investing/Gold and Silver, seminar on how to diversify your financial future, noon-1pm, free, Suite 100, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 1234 6th St., 800.555.2631 x211.
Atonement, a story of love, war, and betrayal, with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Blood and Oil, film about connections between the war in the Middle East and the oil industry, 7:30pm, $5, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.
Janelle Brown signs All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Green Living Workshop, advice from Sustainable Works, 7-8:30pm, through July 15, suggested donations $25, 1744 Pearl St., 310.458.8716 x1.
The Last Mistress, a film about 19th century French romantic liaisons, 7:30pm, Lions Gate Screening Room, 2700 Colorado Ave., 323.931.7300.
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.
Barry Simon of United Nations Association, is guest speaker at the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Benefit for Move LA, 4:30-630pm, invitation by RSVP, contribution $250, VanTilburg, Banvard and Soderburgh, AIA, 1738 Berkeley St., 310.394.0273.
The Bonedaddys and Crown City Rockers kick off the Twilight Dance Series, 7pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, 310.451.5444.
Exploring Geisha Culture, learn the rituals of geisha subculture, 2:30-6pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8716 x1.
LA Opera Grand Finale Concert, with Craig Colclough (bass-baritone), Karen Vuong (soprano), and Paul Floyd (piano), 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8716 x1.
Mark Your Calendar
Venice Eco-Fest, June 28
Celebrate America, June 28
Nextbook Festival, June 29
Main Street 4th of July Parade, July 4th