Huck, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, presented by West of Broadway and Reading Is Fundamental, through June 28, 1 and 5pm, $10-$15, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.428.3343.
Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Photography of George Hurrell, through June 29, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.
Andrew McDonald, The Sleepers, art exhibit, through June, Kulturas, 1700 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.8707.
Patricia Meisels: The Gardens of Spring, art show featuring floral contemporary paintings, through July 1, Panini Garden, 2715 Main St., patriciameisels.com.
100% Other: Artists and Psycho-Demographic Transitions, group art exhibit, through June 27, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Ziva Sivan, Painting is Her Home, exhibit of Israeli artist, through June 30, $7-$10, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
So Fly, exhibit of art from the SMC Student Mentor Program, through June 28, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Madison Campus, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Subjects That Matter, SMC Emeritus College Juried Art Show, through June 27, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Art Church, performance art event organized by Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin, 7:30pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, Studio #2, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Pop Rocks, a dance program combining hip-hop and modern dance, performed by the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, 8pm, $5-$18, Gymnasium, Culver City High School, 4401 Elenda St., CC, 800.838.3006.
Cabaret, the musical about Berlin between the wars, through August 3, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18-$23, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Bernard Hoyes, solo show, reception 7pm, through August 16, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., 310.392.8820.
Bureau Of Sanitation Refuse Yards Open House, with “Mr. Recycle” and “Robo Blue” teaching kids and families about recycling, games, prizes, refreshments and more, 9am-3pm, free, West Los Angeles District Yard, 2027 Stoner Avenue, LA, 800.773.2489.
Decompression Session, workshop with Jean Franzblau, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Dreamscapes, exhibit of art by John Moore, opening reception 6-9pm, through August 1, DCA Fine Art, 3107 Pico Blvd., 310.770.2525.
Fashion 401K, a workshop for women to learn how to be fashionable on a workable budget, with Shannah Compton and Viviana M. Rueda, 2-4pm, $25, $100 gift certificates available, 2918 Santa Monica Blvd., #2, 818.917.4624.
Free Salsa Saturdays, performances and free salsa class, with Ana Maria Alvarez and Contra-Tiempo, through July 26, noon-2pm, free, Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave., Venice, 310.980.5085.
Lawrence Gipe, new paintings, reception 5-7pm, through August 2, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Sebastian Kruger debuts his book of portraits, Faces, along with new paintings and limited-edition prints of the Rolling Stones, reception 7-9pm, Gallery 319, 319 Wilshire Blvd., 310.899.1499.
Leaving My Found Eden: A Poetography Exhibit, by Ron L. Zheng, opening reception 6-9pm, through July 27, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.9502.
Obama Beach Walk, a march for Obama support with the band Immaculati, 2pm, free, march begins at Santa Monica Pier and proceeds along the beach, [email protected]
David Sedaris, an evening with the humorist, 8pm, $17-$50, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Surfrider Training for volunteers, 10am-noon, free, Santa Monica Youth Hostel, 1436 2nd St., [email protected]
Swap O Rama Rama, recycled clothing event, featuring staffed designer stations where you can refurbish t-shirts, make grocery bags, stuffed toys or create your own clothes, 11am-5pm, free, United Methodist Church, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, swaporamarama.org.
3+3, poetry by Lizzie Epstein, Polly Geller, Dennis Phillips, Martha Ronk, Sarah Suzor, and Paul Vangelisti, 7pm, free, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 323.868.0354.
Dai Truong, The Unknown Citizen, opening reception and grand opening for gallery 6-9pm, through August 30, Terra Galleria Artworks, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5104.
A Visit with Victor Frankl, one-man show about a concentration camp inmate who became a noted psychotherapist, written by Cliff Johnson, performed by Arnold Weiss, 8pm, $5 donation, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Viva la Diva, a barbershop theatre event with the Santa Monica Chorus, 2 and 7pm, $12.50-$35, Lincoln Middle School Auditorium, 1501 California Ave., smchorus.com.
Watch the Wattage and Cool The Fuel, art-eco workshop in which participants will create one-of-a-kind functional objects that utilize alternative energy sources, 1-4pm, $15-$20, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488 x118.
Women As Peacebuilders, lecture with Dr. Dee Acker, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3209.
Culver City Garden Club’s 55th Annual Show & Plant Sale, 10am-4pm, free, Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., CC, 310.203.1482.
AIA Los Angeles Home Tour, “A Stroll Through Venezia,” self-guided tour of contemporary Venice homes by noted architects, 11am-4pm, $65-$75, 213.639.0777.
Amada, film about struggle for love in turn of the century Cuba, 7pm, $5 donation, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.3417.
Drums and Rhythm Class, with Jamie Papish, 1-2:30pm, $10-$15, Pacific Arts Center, 10469 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 310.463.1956.
Family Day at LA Film Festival, with arts and crafts, make-your-own-movie booth, petting zoo, screenings of Peter Pan and more, 11am-6pm, free, Broxton Avenue, WW, screening of Peter Pan, 1pm, $5, Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, LaFilmFest.com.
Kids in the Courtyard: Charmed By A Snake, snake charmer performance 1-4pm, free, UCLA Art Council Amphitheatre, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Nextbook’s 2nd Annual Festival of Ideas, a day devoted to Jewish culture in America, guests include photographer Julius Shulman, filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver, and Treepeople’s Andy Lipkis, family activities 9:30am-noon, free, symposium programs 11am-5:30pm, $15, Freud Playhouse and MacGowan Little Theatre, UCLA, WW, nextbook.org.
Spiritually Incorrect Comedy, 8pm, with open mic poetry 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Summer Sunset Concert: Mermaids Sing the Blues, with Gina Vecchione and Clyde Bonnie Clyde, 4pm, free, UCLA Art Council Amphitheatre, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Selwyn Jellie, Australian endurance swimmer, speaks about his swimming career, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7:8:30pm, free, through August 26, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, also Thursdays beginning July 3, 7:30-9pm, through August 28, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
Green Living Workshop, advice from Sustainable Works, 7-8:30pm, through July 15, suggested donations $25, 1744 Pearl St., 310.458.8716 x1.
The Celluloid Palette-Films About Artists, Matthew Barney, Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
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.
The Night Before the 4th, alternative patriotism with griot Leslie Perry, performance artist Linda Pollack, singer/songwriter Ross Altman, writer Susan Griffin, and Jodie Evans and Code Pink, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Spring’s Awakening, new translation of Wedekind’s controversial drama about teens and sex (the basis for the Broadway musical), by the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble, through July 26, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, also 8pm Wednesday July 23, $20, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680 x3.
The School For Scandal, dish, gossip, and big hair in Sheridan’s 18th century comedy, through September 27, 8pm Saturdays through July, 8pm Fridays August 8, 22, 4pm Saturdays August 16, Sept 6, 13, 27, 7:30pm Sundays July 27, August 3, 17, 31, September 21, $8-$28, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Bruce Houston’s sculptures and assemblages combine low and high art, often with humorous results, such as “Warhol Nefertite” in which the iconic Campbell’s Soup cans decorate the famous bust of an Egyptian queen. Houston’s work will be on display at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery through August 2, with an opening reception June 28,5-7pm,
Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Mark Your Calendar
Main Street 4th of July Parade, July 4th
3rd Annual Topanga Community Picnic and Bar B-Q
And Send a Kid to Camp Day, July 4th
Paula Poundstone at the Wadsworth Theatre, July 12
GLOW, July 19