THIS WEEKMarch 6Cal Bedient and David Lau, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.Caracol and Education in Resistance, two films about Mexico, 7:45pm, Topanga Film Series, Yoga Desa, Pinetree Center, 120 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, 310.455.9389.First Friday on Abbot Kinney, stores open until 10pm, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.2525.Musicians from Marlboro, 8pm, $10-$20, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.Kim Richmond Quintet, 7 and 9pm, $10,Edye Second Space, 1310 11th St., SMC Performing Arts Center, 310.434.4323. March 7ArtsDayLA, a chance to meet artists and creative organizations, attend panels and seminars, 10am-4pm, free, Young Hall courtyard, UCLA, WW, 310.267.4888.Justin Ashforth performs The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 8pm, $5 suggested donation, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.Michael Beck, The Object As Still Life, reception 5-7pm, through April 18, Lora Schlessinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.Colburn Orchestra, with guest conductor Michael Stern and Conservatory soloist Arnold Choi, 8pm, free, Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., colburnschool.edu.Exaltation of the Insignificants, group art exhibit, reception 5-9pm, through April 30, Terra Galleria Artworks, Bergamot Station, 408.223.8419. Hostelling 101 Workshop, 11am, free, Hostelling International Travel Center, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.Robert Masello discusses his book Blood and Ice, 3pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 226 26th St., firstname.lastname@example.org.Bebe Neuwirth, 8pm, $10-$65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.New Russian Cinema Festival, screenings at noon, 1:30, 2, 4:30 and 6pm, free, James Bridges Theatre, UCLA, WW, farfrommoscow.com.A Night of Soul and Jazz, with Viva Vinson accompanied by guitarist Dori, 7:30-10:30pm, $10, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.Poetry Gets the Blues, poetry and music with Sherman Pearl, Imani Tolliver, and Bernie Pearl, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.March 8Blood Drive, 9am-3pm, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 310.393.8258.Chris Cleave discusses his book Little Bee, 3pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 226 26th St., email@example.comJazz Vespers with the Clare Fischer Latin Sextet, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.The Flying Karamazov Brothers in 4Play, 2pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from LA, through May 31, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310. 443.7016.Purim Carnival, with games, music, crafts, bazaar, and book sale, come dressed as your favorite Purim character, 11:30am-2:30pm, free, The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., 310.453.4276.What Would The World Be Like Without the United Nations? with speaker Irving Sarnoff, presented by Humanist Association of Los Angeles, 4pm, free, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.479.2236.March 9Appeal Hearing-Legacy Park, Surfrider Foundation WLAM, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeepers, and Malibu Surf Association will be asking Malibu City Council to include wastewater treatment in the Legacy Park plan, 6:30-9:30pm, Malibu City Hall Chambers, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., Malibu, surfriderwlam.org.Challenges of the Gulf Region, with moderator Kal Raustiala and panelists Jerold D. Green and Dalia Dassa Kaye, 5:30pm, $45, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.7885.Mark Ebner, journalist and author, speaks at the SMC Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, screening room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.PXL This 18 Film Festival, 18th annual toy camera film festival featuring entries from Canada, New Zealand, Czech Republic, and across the US, 7pm, free, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056. Proposal Writing Basics, workshop, with Scott Ullman, 1:30-3pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8631. March 10Bravo Awards Celebration, featuring guest presenter Garry Marshall, the San Marino Chamber singers, and the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, 7:30pm, free, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213.972.4383.Chris and Don, A Love Story, documentary about the love between writer Christopher Isherwood and American artist Don Bachardy, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.Reyna Grande discusses A Journey of a Hundred Mountains, 11:15am, free, Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.The Vienna Boys Choir, 7:30pm, $10-$35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.March 10 and 12An Owner’s Guide to the Body: An Interactive Program, eight-week interactive exercise program, 7-9pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 12, $160-$240, Marina Physical Therapy/ Physiotherapy Associates, 4702 Lincoln Blvd., MDR, 310.452.1439.March 11Carotenoids in Yam: What, Where & How, lecture with SMC chemistry professor Roman Ferede, 11:15am, Science Lecture Hall 145, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.Keith Jarrett/ Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette, 8pm, $40-$88, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Sharyn McCrumb’s Bimbos of the Death Sun and If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O will be discussed by the mystery book group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8606.Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, discusses his new boom Pain Killers, 7pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 226 26th St., firstname.lastname@example.org.Mark Your CalendarMods n’ Hogs, Marina Del Rey, March 14St. Patrick’s Day McKinley School Benefit, March 17Children’s Art Festival, Roosevelt School, March 29
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