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And Then Again: Printed Series, 1500-2007, exhibit of serial print imagery, through July 13, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.

Lewis Baltz, 1989-91 Sites of Technology, through July 15, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.

Nancy Jackson, through July 12, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1075.

Xavier Llongueras, Living Fractal Vibrations: Magnetic Mosaics, through July 11, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Pat O’Neill, through July 12, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1075.

Ondines, new paintings by Cayetana Conrad, through July 11, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Please Listen, People: Addressing HIV/AIDS in Bengali Scroll Paintings, through July 12, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

Astrid Preston: Paintings, through July 12, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Robotanicals, art by Michael Mew, through July 12, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4401.

F.L. Wall: Deconstruction/Reconstruction, through July 13, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.


July 11

For the Bible Tells Me So, film about the church and homosexuality by Daniel Karslake, 7pm, free Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631 x2.

Judith Kindler, No Need to Explain, art exhibit, opening reception 7-10pm, through August 6, Gebert Gallery, 1345 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, 310.450.9897.

The Lion in Winter, James Goldman’s drama about the Plantagenet family in medieval England, through August 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156,

Live Reading of Texts of Lawrence Weiner, an evening of artists, writers, musicians, and others performing and reading Weiner’s groundbreaking texts, 7:30pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Marx In Soho, return engagement of Howard Zinn’s fantasy play, through July 20, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 3pm Saturdays-Sundays, 7:30pm July 13 only, 4pm July 19 only, 2 and 6pm July 20 only, special appearance by Howard Zinn July 19, $20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.

Miss Saigon, Tony-winning musical, presented by SMC Theatre Arts Department, through July 20, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Theatre Arts Building, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

The Nature and Evolution of Galaxies, lecture by NASA-JPL physicist Timothy Thompson, 7:30pm, free, Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., 310.495.7595.

Red Bull Experiment, featuring freestyle motocross superstar Ronnie Renner attempting jumps on a motorcycle, accompanied by live music, 7-10pm, free, Santa Monica Pier 310.451.5444.

Summer Sky Deep Wonders, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show,” 7pm, $5 or $9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Sun Xun, animations and new media, through October 12, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7056.

July 11-12

One Red Flower, musical inspired by letters from Vietnam veterans, 8pm Friday-Saturday, $50, Wadsworth Brentwood Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 805.667.2900.

July 11-13

Pericles Redux, presented by Shakespeare Santa Monica, 8pm Friday,2 and 8pm Saturday, 8pm Sunday, $20, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.270.3454.

July 12

Camp Bloomfield Summer Festival, celebrating 50 years of the camp for the junior blind, 10am-2pm, free, Camp Bloomfield, 35375 Mulholland Highway, Malibu,

Candide by Voltaire, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

Citizen Artists Making Emphatic Arguments, show of activist art, opening reception 6-9pm, through September 13, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.

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.

Hill Street Center Yard Sale, to benefit the Hill Street Meditation Center, drop off items on Friday July 11, 8am, free, parking lot by 237 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, children’s play adapted from the book, through July 27, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310828.7519.

Much Love Pet Adoption Day, a free bag of pet food will be donated to everyone who adopts a pet, 10am-3pm, free, Whole Foods Market, 11666 National Blvd., LA,

Trail To The Stars, astronomy hike, 8pm, free, Victory Blvd. entrance, Upper Los Virgenes Open Space Preserve, Calabasas, 310. 858.7272 x115.

July 12-13

2008 Fiesta of Gems Show, featuring The Wonderful World of Agates, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, free, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., CC,

Hey Siren! I’m Burning! An evening of original monologues, scenes, skits, and what have you, presented by ManicMousecapades, 7:30pm, $15, proceeds to benefit the Save The Playhouse Campaign, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.

July 13

Artists’ Tour and Gallery Talk, with Bernard Hoyes, in connection with the exhibit Artworks By Bernard Hoyes, 3-5pm, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., 310.392.8820.

Family Fundays at the Theatricum Botanicum, Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Mr. Mark, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

Fancy Dress Swim, come swimming the old-fashioned way in a crazy costume, noon, donations benefit the ONE campaign, meet at Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

In Like Flynn, staged reading of a new screenplay, by Karen Herr, 3:30pm, free, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 311.451.0850.

Jazz Vespers, with Gaea Schell and her trio, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

Natan Sharansky, former Soviet “refusenik” and Israeli leader, speaks, 8pm, free, The Pacific Jewish Center (Shul on the Beach), 505 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310.392.8749.

July 14

Adam R. Torres, Assistant Director of Yale Undergraduate Admissions, will discuss academic programs, campus life, admissions, and financial aid. 7pm, Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Make Up Your Face, Make Over Your Space, make-up event to launch Designers Call, a portion of proceeds from donations will benefit Habitat For Humanity, 6-8pm, Benefit Cosmetics, 1210-A Montana Ave., 310.296.1191.

My Antonia, an adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel by Scott Schwatz, with music by Stephen Schwartz, through August 3, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392

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

July 15

An Evening With Booker T. Washington, a talk by Tim Sinclair, 7:30pm, free, Rubell Memorial Lawn and Campfire Circle, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.

Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7-8:30pm, free, through August 26, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, 310.858.7272 x115.

Fly Fisher Zane Mirfin presents a virtual tour of New Zealand, 6pm, free, Olympic Connection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., LA, 310.280.3459.

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

George Herms, legendary artist, is interviewed by Gerry Fialka as part of the MESS salon series, 8pm, free, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, 310.823.3878.

War/Dance, documentary film about displaced children in Uganda, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

July 16

Akeelah and the Bee, highly recommended film about a girl who trains for a spelling bee and her demanding coach, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.450.8600.

Cha Cha Lesson, for singles ages 18-30, 8-9pm, free, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3400 Sawtelle Blvd., LA, 801.380.5041.

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, a mystery novel by Lynn Truss, is discussed by the Montana Branch Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

First Monthly Local Merchants Mart, 11am-3pm, free, Whole Foods Market, 11666 National Blvd., LA,

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.

How To Buy A Home, with Bridget Walsh and Louis Plachowski, realtors, 6:30-8pm, free, DeWind room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721 x123.

Robert Scheer, journalist, discusses The Pornography of Power, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble; 1201 Third Street Promenade; 310.260.9110.

“Paw” Hana Hawaiian Party, tiki-themed party for dogs and their friends, with aloha shirts and bikinis for pets and humans alike, 5:30-7:30pm, free, Three Dog Bakery, 411 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.260.9604.

Darlyn Susan Yee, Caryn Baumgartner, reception July 19, 5-8pm, through August 9, TAG-The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

Women’s Films, by Stacey Steers, Courtney Egan, Amy Rose Sampson, and Wednesday Alexander, 8pm, free, preceded by live music with BluesMama Joy Rippet, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

July 17

Evening With PoeticDiversity, featuring readings from the online magazine, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Summer Sing-Alongs presents Requiem Durufle conducted by Paul Salamunovich, 7:30pm, $15, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.

Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7:30-9pm, free, through August 28, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.

Infra-Man, tacky sci-fi film about a “man beyond bionics,” screens in the Incredibly Strange Film Series, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.450.8600.

Twiist-Up 4 Arcade Night, video game festival, 7pm-midnight, Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Ave.,

Join Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore Inc., for their monthly Paint-Out, a painting session in the great outdoors. Bring your own supplies and lunch 9:30am, free, Broad Beach, Malibu, PCH to Cross Creek Road (0.25 miles west of Malibu Pier), 310.338.0333.

Dogs of Venice, photographs by Susan Rennie, reception 6-9pm, through August 9, Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice,

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