May 1First Fridays on Abbot Kinney, stores open until 10pm, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.2525.Monster, evening-length dance work by Rebecca Pappas, 8pm, $8-$15, Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2107.Special Observing Event: Saturn & the Moon, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.Suzy Williams and Brad Kay, music, 7-10pm, free, Just Tantau, 1353 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310.392.4646. May 2Clarinet Concert, presented by the Clarinet Institute, featuring the Institute Clarinet Choir, 4pm, free, 3725 May St., MV, LAclarinet.com.18th Street 20th Anniversary and Art Night, with performances by John Malpede and LAPD All-Stars, with Henriette Brouwers, opening of exhibit LA 2019: Cults, Collectives, and Cocooning, and tours of artists’ studios, 6-10pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711. Fences, play by August Wilson, presented by Santa Monica Theatre Guild, through May 30, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$18, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519. House Warming Celebration, in honor of the Living Room Project, family events, games, entertainment, 10am-5pm, free, all four library locations: Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600, Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443, Montana Branch, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081, Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804. Incognito, annual exhibition and benefit art sale, 7pm, $100, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488 x116.Interior Design Workshop, with designer Danielle Kurz, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081. Intro to Yoga, a gentle introduction by a yoga instructor from Santa Monica Yoga, 10am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.LA 2019: Cults, Collectives, and Cocooning, reception 6-10pm, through June 26, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.Greg Mortenson signs and discusses Three Cups of Tea, 1pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.Pay Attention, play about “ADHD in Hollywood” by Frank South, through June 7, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 6pm Sundays, $25, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.960.7738.Joan Ransohoff, Lynne McDaniel, Gary Polonsky, reception 5-8pm, through May 23, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.Safety Harbor Kids 3rd Annual Company Polo and Picnic, 1-5pm, members free, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd., PP, safetyharborkids.org. Young At Heart, film documentary about senior chorus that sings rock songs, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.May 2-3Global Motion, dance program with Folklórico de SMC, 7:30pm, $12-$15, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.May 3Santa Monica Classic 5 and 10 K Run, benefit for Heal The Bay, 5K 7:30am, 10k 10am, race begins at 2600 Barnard Way, 310.271.7200.2009 AIA/LA Spring Home Tour, self-guided tour of Santa Monica and Venice contemporary homes, 11am-4pm, aialosangeles.org.Champagne Brunch In Honor of Jaya Mural Restoration, with speakers Bill Rosendahl, Linda Lucks, Emily Winters, and others, 11am-2pm, Switch, 316 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, RSVP: 310.570.5419.Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, and Innovations in Western Desert Painting, 1972-1999: Selections from The Kelton Foundation, exhibits through August 2, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.Tracy Newman, Robert Morgan Newman, folksingers, bass guitarist John Cartwright, 2-5pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.Pacifico Dance Company, 2pm, $10-$35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.Kamran Pasha discusses and signs Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam, 5pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.The Way of the Eco-Shopper, community forum about the environment and being a conscious consumer, 5:30-7pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.May 4Caramel, Lebanese film about a beauty salon’s workers and customers, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081. The Joy of Writing, with Rachel Ballon, 7-9pm, $15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.452.1439. May 5Clutterology, interactive program to help you simplify your life, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.The Fantasticks, the legendary musical, through May 17, 8pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8pm Saturdays, 2 and 7pm Sundays, $20-$75, Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. May Mischief, children’s show, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804. Paparazzi Task Force, reading by play by Brighde Mullins, 11:15am, free, Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.May 7National Day of Prayer Observance, 7am, free, optional light breakfast at 6:30am, donation, front lawn of Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.365.8219.Fowler Out Loud Belly Dance Fusion with belly dancers Sherri Wheatley, Ayse Cerami, and Princess Farhana, 6pm, free, followed by Fowler Outspoken lecture and reading with Chris Abani, 7pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.Why Poetry? discussion of poetry and the book Why Poetry? with author Paul Cummins, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
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