May 8Dance Class for cancer patients, 11:30am – 1pm, free, The Wellness Community – West Los Angeles, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 1040, 310.314.2555. Full Moon Hike, 7:30-9:30pm, free, meet at Shallow Water Nature Store, 221 Culver Blvd., PDR, 310.578.5888. Nutrition: Eating Well for Cancer Patients & Families, nutrition workshop, noon-1:30pm, free, The Wellness Community – West Los Angeles, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 1040, 310.314.2555. Once More, with Feeling: The Last Hubble Servicing Mission, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.Present Laughter, play by Noel Coward, through June 18, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, kentwoodplayers .org.SMC Applied Music Benefit Program, featuring instrumentalists, vocalists and composers, 7:30pm, $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4323.May 8-9AltBuild Expo, exhibits of materials and designs for green building, guest speakers, 10am-5pm Friday-Saturday, free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1655 Main St., altbuildexpo.com.Daybreak Designs Annual Spring Sale, gifts made by members of Daybreak program, 11am-7pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, free, 1751 Cloverfield Blvd., 310.450.0650.May 9Santa Monica Lawn Bowls Club, Douglas Park Wilshire and 25th street10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Abstract, Art of Color, and Mixed Media Exhibit, reception 6-8pm, through May 26, Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave., LA, 310.451.5657.Allied Artists Paint-Out, painting session followed by lunch, 9:30am, free, Paradise Cove, 28128 West PCH, Malibu, 310.338.0333. Annual Dinner-Dance for St. Joseph’s Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 310.396.6468 x336.California Regionalism: Oils on Canvas, reception 6-8pm, through August 23, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.Castle Heights Elementary School Students share their original prose, 11am, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.Bruria Finkel: The Complete Aleph Series, Connie Zehr: Angles of Repose, reception 6-9pm, through May 30, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, track16.com.Wally Gilbert, Boston Ballet & Beyond, reception and book signing 4-7pm, through June 6, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, schomburggallery.com.Group Reading of Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, 11am-conclusion, free, Christian Institute of Spiritual Science, 1308 2nd St., 310.394.4178. Impacting Society Through your Photography, documentary course for committed novice and professional photographers, meets for six weeks, $350, Venice Arts, 610 California Ave., 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, venice-arts.org. Junior Chamber Music in Concert, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.Meeting To Discuss May 19 Ballot Measures, with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica, 10:30am-noon, free, Warszawa Restaurant, 1414 Lincoln Blvd., 310.395.0835. Ed Moses, Paintings and Drawings, reception 5-8pm, through June 20, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.Raising Readers Literacy Festival, a day of educational activities for the family, noon-4pm, free, Clock Tower Quad, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.452.3325.Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.Topanga Children’s Festival, music and theatre, children’s crafts, face painting, vendors, storytelling, 11am-4pm, $5-$10, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, theatricum.com.Cy Tymony demonstrates projects from his book Sneaky Green Uses For Everyday Things, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.May 9-10LA Beach BBQ and Music Festival, with rock cover bands, noon-6pm, $10-$39, Santa Monica Pier North Lot, santamonicapier.org, moshee.net.May 10An Afternoon of Russian Music by the SMC Symphony Orchestra, 4pm, $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4323.Jazz Vespers, with Stuart Elster Trio, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.Momentum Place, dance, juggling, performance art, aerial acts, 2pm, $10-$20, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum,1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.2322.May 11Eat The Sun and other films by Steve De Jarnatt and Jim Cox, 7pm, free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.Glee, premiere of pilot for new TV show about a high school glee club, 7pm, free, Greek Amphitheatre, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., RSVP to email@example.com.Training for Community Organizers, presented by Hill Street Voices for Change, 7-10pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.May 12Otis Students in Public Practice as Art, art by students from Otis Art Institute, reception 4-7pm, through June 5, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.Prevent Osteoporosis, with Ben Weitz, D.C., 6:30pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.May 13Children’s Book Week Event with local children’s authors Sonya Sones and Bennett Tramer, 3:45pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.May 14Ross Donaldson discusses and signs The Lassa Ward, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158. Lawns To Lunches: Planting Your Yard for Flavor and Beauty, panel discussion with environmental experts and farmers, presented by Santa Monica Farmers Market, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.Thirty-Six by Twenty-Seven, Stories of Santa Monica Beach, reception 6-8pm, through September 30, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.3850.
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