April 10Less Is More, an evening of interactive art and music, 7-10pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.April 11Allied Artists Paint-Out, 9:30am-1:30pm, Red Rock Canyon, Topanga, take Topanga Canyon Road to Old Topanga Canyon Road, go two miles to Red Rock Canyon Road, left onto winding road, look for red flag, 310.338.0333. David Bungay, Seascapes, Astrid Preston, Birdwatching, Terry Braunstein, Time Bound, reception April 18, 4-6pm, through May 16, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.Celebrity Bartender Night, benefit for Journey Forward, 7pm, $50, Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., Journey-Forward.org.How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Headed? art show by Women Painters West, reception 6-9pm, through April 25, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., womenpainterswest.org.The Seven Year Plan, sketch comedy by The Seven Year Plan team and a new sketch group, 11pm, $5, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.20 Years of 18th Street, celebration for the arts center with guest speaker Sir Ken Robinson, 6:30pm, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711. Venice Arts Benefit, with music, refreshments, silent auction, raffle, and wine tasting, 6-9pm, $25-$30, Air Conditioned Supper Club, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.578.1745.April 11-12Wildflower Show and Wildflower Walk, 10am-4pm, free, Malibu Bluffs Park. PCH @ Malibu Canyon Rd., Malibu, 818.782.9346. April 11-13Sailing I: Practice and Theory, classroom sessions Mondays through April 20, 6:30-10pm, $425, UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center, 10920 Lindbrook Dr., WW, on-the-water sessions begin April 11, California Sailing Academy Coast Guard School, 14025 Panay Way, MDR, 310.825.7093.April 12Sandra Booker and Trio perform at Jazz Vespers, 5pm, free (donation voluntary), Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.Bunny Tales Episode IV: Bunny Wars, a new interactive children’s play based on Peter Rabbit, through April 26, 3pm Sundays, $10-$12, Edgemar Center For the Arts, 2415-2449 Main St., westofbroadway,org.April 13Documental presents The Signature of All Things-Kenneth Rexroth Centenary, documentary film about the poet/scholar, also I Have Two Voices, documentary on torture, 7pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.April 14Battling Exotic Trees and Streamside Weeds, lecture with weed control expert Bill Neill, 7:30-9:30pm, free, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 818.881.3706.Jessica Queller discusses and signs Pretty Is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.April 15Discussion of Joyce Carol Oates’ We Were the Mulvaneys, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081. Kathy Ireland discusses and signs Real Solutions For Busy Moms, 7pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.April 16Digging Ed Ricketts, tribute to an influential environmental writer, with Phillip Gioe, Rip Rense, Gerry Fialka, and Heather Woodbury, 7:30pm, no one turned away for lack of funds, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
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