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Field of Vision, art by students in the SMC Emeritus art program, exhibit 1, through July 3, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.

Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, through July 3, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

6 Visions, exhibit by six adult artists, through July 6, Venice Arts, 1702 Venice Blvd., Venice,

TeAdaWorks: Healing Aloud, theatre festival with works about health issues by four artists, through July 5, 8:30pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $15-$20, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.998.8765.

Alessandro Balteo Yazbek, Cultural Diplomacy: An Art We Neglect, through July 3, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.


July 3

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney, stores open until 10pm, free, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,

July 4

Fancy Dress Swim, a charity event for World Swim Against Malaria, wade into the ocean in fancy dress or bathing suits, 11:30am, $5 donation, Ocean Park Beach, 310.496.2124.

Fireworks Show, 9pm, free, Marina Del Rey Channel, best viewing at Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, MDR,

40th Anniversary Woodstock Festival, with bands paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Who, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, 9pm, $20, Waterfront Marina Concert Hall, 4211 Admiralty Way, MDR,

Safety Harbor Kids Picnic, 10am-3pm, $20, Cali-Camp on Big Rock Ranch, 1717 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Topanga,

Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai, recent architectural photographs, Larry Cohen, Views of Downtown Los Angeles (paintings), reception July 11, 4-6pm, through August 8, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

July 5

Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Chumash dolphin-dancer, drummer and story-teller Mati Waiya, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

Open Reading with C.E. Chaffin, sign-up 4:45pm, reading 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

July 6

Good Food for Hard Times Spaghetti Dinner, 7pm, $5 donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310. 397.7135.

Max 10, a variety show with ten artists of all types performing for ten minutes each, 8pm, $10, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice,

July 7

Brideshead Revisited, British costume picture with Emma Thompson, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

LUCE Community Workshop, 6:30-9:30pm, free, East Wing, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.458.8341.

July 8

Childrens’ Art Workshop, canvas projects, printmaking, mosaic tiles, theater arts, games, every Wednesday through July, 11am-2pm, free, The Christian Institute,1308-10 2nd St, 310.394.4178.

The Pale Blue Eye by Paul Bayard is discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

July 9

Susana Elena and Almer Imamovic perform flamenco dancing and solo classical Spanish guitar for children and their families, 2:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.’

Emily Franklin discusses and signs Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes; Giulia Melucci signs I Loved I Lost I Made Spaghetti, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

Gala Fundraiser to benefit The Smile Train, with John Klemmer, saxophonist, 6-10pm, $40, G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.220.5098.

Second Wind: Spiritual Reconnections for Baby Boomers, join with other boomers to explore spiritual strategies for meeting the challenges of cycles and transitions that affect us all, 7:30 pm, free, The Christian Institute of Spiritual Science, 308 2nd St., 310.394.4178.

July 9-11

Westside Standup Comedy Festival, 8 and 9:30pm nightly, 11pm show Friday, $10, All-Access Festival Passes $35, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.

Mark Your Calendar

The Girls Guide to Rocking, Santa Monica Library, July 15

The Lit Show with Suzy Williams, Beyond Baroque, July 18

La Monica Ballroom @ Twilight Dance Series, July 23

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