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

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.

Greg Miller: Unforeseen Frontier, through July 19, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

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

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.

Tom Swanston, Christopher Kram, through July 19, Bill Lowe Gallery, 2034 Broadway, 310.449.0184.

THIS WEEK

July 18-19

Art4aCure, benefit art show, reception Friday 5:30-9:30pm, art brunch Saturday 10am-2pm, art evening celebration 7-10pm, free, Premiere Oncology, Suite 600, 2020 Santa Monica Blvd, Art4aCure.com.

July 18

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.

July 19

Alex Beard, The Carnivale Animal, opening reception 5-7pm, through August 16, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Ray Bradbury makes a rare appearance, 2pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw, is discussed by the biography book discussion group, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.

Dante’s Inferno, film with hand-made puppets, followed by Q and A with filmmakers, followed by bike rental to ride down to GLOW at Santa Monica Pier,7pm, film screening free, bike rental $20, reserve by July 17, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488 x112.

6th Annual Doo-Dah Surf Day, surfing fundraiser, 7am, donation, Sunset Beach, PP, surfriderwlam.org.

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.

Jennifer Gough-Cooper, Apropos Rodin, sculpture, opening reception 4-6pm, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Los Obreros de Tony Ortega: Community, Culture and Work, art by Tony Ortega, through August 29, reception 7-10pm, Tony Ortega reading from his work Sunday July 20, 10am-noon, free, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.3417.

Love To Party, group drawing show with an all-star cast, opening reception 5-8pm, through August 23, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.449.1479.

Mar Vista Library Book Sale, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, hardbacks $1, paperbacks $.25, 10am-4pm, Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.

Jeffrey McDaniel and Amy Gerstler, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Open-Air Midsummer Crafts and Jewelry Faire, featuring local artisans, 10am-5pm, free, parking lot, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

George Platt Lynes, Vintage Ballet Photographs, opening reception 4-6pm, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Elsa Rady, Caryatids, opening reception 4-6pm, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

Pulchritudo Vaga; Masterworks by Regina Wilson, opening reception 6:30-9pm, through August 3, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios,3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7456.

The Velveteen Rabbit, presented by Creative Playground, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

July 20

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

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

I Love a Good Story, storytelling series, produced by Laurie Fraser, 4pm, $10, Westside Eclectic, 323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.

Klezmer Brunch with Jamie Papish and Extreme Klezmer Makeover, 11am-1pm, free, Vinoteque, 4437 Sepulveda Blvd., CC, viontequela.com.

Presentation on the International Child Care program in Haiti, with Keith Mumma, Dr. Ray Aller, and Rev. Lynne Austin, 10:15am, free, Church In Ocean park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

Old Movies Made in Venice, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Little Rascals and more, presented by Venice Historical Society, 3:30pm, $10-$12, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

July 22

Akbar Wine Tasting Dinner, a five-course dinner with wine expert Peter Kerr, 7pm, $100 per person, Akbar Santa Monica, 2627 Wilshire Blvd., 310. 586.7469

July 23

Into The Wild, docudrama directed by Sean Penn, shown with subtitles for the hearing-impaired, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

July Networking Mixer, 5;30-7:30pm, $5-$10, The Blankenship Ballet Company of Venice,132 Brooks Ave., Venice, 310.822.5425.

Amelia Saltsman, cooking demonstration and book signing, 10am-1pm, free, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, 3rd St. and Arizona Ave., 310.459.9495.

July 24

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

Can’t Stop The Music, starring the Village People, screens in the Incredibly Strange Film Series, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.450.8600.

Summer Sing-Alongs presents Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, conducted by Nick Strimple, 7:30pm, $15, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.

Mark Your Calendar

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Theatricum Botanicum, July 26

Malibu Arts Festival, July 26-27

Venice Neighborhood Barbecue, August 2

City Council Candidates Forum, August 14

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