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Lyle Crocodile, children’s play about a tap-dancing croc, through July 26, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $6-$8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

Daughters of India: Photographs by Stephen P. Huyler, through July 26, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.

Draw The Line, drawings by selected artists, through July 25, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.


July 23

Keep a Breast Foundation Gala and Auction, featuring artisan casts of breasts to be auctioned off, 4-7:30pm, free, Ocean House Santa Monica, 2107 Ocean Ave., 310.399.3227.

Present Laughter, by Noel Coward, through August 2, 8pm Thursdays-Fridays, 2pm Sundays, 8pm Saturday August 1, $15, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

July 24

The Chairs, a tragicomedy by Eugene Ionesco, through September 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5:30pm Sundays, $25, Sundays are pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.

Inside Out Community Arts 2009 Summer Neighborhood Arts Project, Fridays through July 31, 10am-4pm, free, Venice Center for Peace with Justice & the Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.397.8820 x104.

The Mousetrap, SMC Theatre Arts’ production of the durable Agatha Christie play, through August 2, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $10-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.

Uberbraid #1: Collages and Collisions, poetry with Molly Bendall, Sarah MacClay, Holaday Mason, and Gail Wronsky, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

July 25

Cymbeline The Puppet King, the Actors’ Gang’s revised version (for families) of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, through August 30, 11am, free, Media Park, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.GANG.

The Miser, comedy by Moliere, through September 27, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays through August, 4pm August 8, call for other showtimes, $10-$30, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

Opportunities in Green Business, sponsored by SMC’s Small Business Development Center, 10am-noon, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.

July 26

Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier, book signing and lecture with author James Harris, sponsored by the Santa Monica Historical Society Museum (SMHSM), 2-4pm, free, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310. 395.2290.

Joel D. Castro AIDS Project Los Angeles Benefit Concert, 7pm, $10, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., morgan-wixson.org.

Forum/Film: Universal Single-Player Health Care? talk by proponents of Senator Mark Leno’s SB 810 bill, with video presentation by Don Schroeder, 1:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.560.4317.

July 27

Everyday Intuition, seminar, sponsored by UCLA Arts and Healing, 7- 9:30pm, $15, Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Venice Family Clinic , 2509 Pico Blvd., uclartsandhealing.net or 310.452.1439.

Green Living Workshop, six consecutive Mondays, 7-8:30pm, donation, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., SustainableWorks.org.

Understanding McLuhan, films, 6-10pm, free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.

July 28

Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes, through November 1, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

Hidden Stories in Santa Monica: African-American Beach Culture, lecture by Alison Rose Jefferson, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://beachhouse.smgov.net.

July 29

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.

Kids on Stage present two family-friendly shows, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Mamma Mia, 12:30pm, $2-$3, tickets sold in lobby 45 minutes before showtime, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd, kidsonstage.com.

Paul Scott, founder of Plug-In America, is the guest speaker at Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

Weight Loss: The Science, lecture by Dr. Marc Darrow, MD, JD, noon-1:30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310. 393.2721 x129.

July 30

Coming of Age in the 21st Century, discussion of literary anthology with writer/editor Mary Frosch, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Planning and Practice for Santa Monica Tree-Hugging Day, sponsored by Alliance for Survival, 6:30pm, free, Pacific Bay Towers Courtyard, 2025 4th St., 310.399.1000.

Mark Your Calendar

Post-American LA Art Exhibit,

18th St. Arts Center, August 1

Festival of the Chariots, August 2

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men @ Twilight Dance Series, August 6

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