April 17Eating Rocks For Hunger, dance performance by Paula Present and Marie Bergenholtz, through April 26, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30pm Sundays, $10-$20, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 800.838.3006.Hill Street Voices For Change, an evening of food, entertainment, and discussion, 7-10pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.Tribute To David St. John, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.April 17-18All-Church Thrift Sale, 10am-7pm Saturday, 6am-1pm Sunday, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393/8258.April 18Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web, workshop with author Jon Wuebben, 2pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.Decay Fest, music program, 7:30pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006. Red Grammer, children’s entertainer, 11am and 1pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055. Elisa Kleven Storytelling and Book Signing, for A Carousel Tale, 11am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.Mar Vista Library Book Sale, many kinds of books for $1-$10, 10am-4pm, free, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.Music and Art Benefit for Deb Flanagan, with Gilli Moon, Marian Cal, Coco O’Connor and others, 7pm, The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Blvd., Venice, warriorgirlmusic.com/live.Saturday Evening Poetry, with Jerry Garcia & Jawanza Dumisani, accompanied by Trevor Ware on bass, 7:30pm, donation, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.April 18-19Oil Is History, photographic series, 10am-sunset, Topanga Community Fairgrounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, topangaearthday.org.April 19I Love A Good Story, storytelling series, 4pm, $10, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade (in alley), 310.850.8814. Mikhail Simonyan, violinist, 2pm, $10-$25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055. Pilates For Peace, fundraiser for peace over violence, 10am, 11am, noon, $25, Classic Pilates Body (mat classes only), 11973 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, or Ocean Pilates (reformer classes only), 1730 Ocean Park Blvd., firstname.lastname@example.org. Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica, 11am-5pm, The Stronghold, 1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.980.7129.Yoga and the Writing Muse, writing workshop with Bea Ammidown, 9-11:30am, $35, Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310.399.7070.April 20The Chaplin Puzzle, film about Charlie Chaplin by Don McGlynn, 6pm, 7 Dudley Cinema, The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.Crossing the Red Sea… Living with Trust and Vision, empowerment health event, with Robert Elliott, MFA, 7-9pm, $12, Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Venice Family Clinic, 2509 Pico Blvd., 310.452.1439. Reel Talk with Stephen Farber presents Lemon Tree, Israeli film, 7pm, $20, Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 213.365.3500.April 21April Jollies, storytelling and puppet show, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804. Culture In The Canyon: Santa Monica Lifeguards: Guardians of the Ocean, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association Meeting, 7pm, Gallery Room, Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, 601 Latimer Rd., 310.454.4448.Yom Hashoah Commemoration, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, 10am, free, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.772.2526.April 23Fowler OutSpoken Conversation with Doug Aitken and Lauri Firstenberg, on New Media and the Myth of Continents, 7pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.Masterworks Concert, Milton Pullen and Tony Cason, conductors, 7:30pm, $10, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522. Public Hearing on the SMMUSD Annual Service and Budget Plan for 2008-2009, 7:05pm, free, SMMUSD District Office, 1651 16th St., 310.842.4220 x4310.
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