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3 x3, sculpture and painting exhibit, through February 13, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

The Amazing Bone, a play about a pig and a bone, based on William Steig’s book, adapted by Eric Lane Barnes, through February 14, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $6-$8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310. 828.7519.

The Browning Version, play by Terence Rattigan, through February 14, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.

The Chimaera of Arezzo, sculpture, through February 8, 2010, The Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.

It’s Criminal, one-man play by Murray Meyer, Esq., through February 13, 8pm Saturdays, $16, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 323.960.7780.

Run for Your Wife, a comedy by Ray Cooney, through February 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd, 310.828.7519.

Six Degrees of Separation, play by John Guare, through February 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $16-$18, Kentwood Players at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.


February 12

Brenda Petrakos, poetry, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., www.facebook.com/ pages/ Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/.

Digging Up Dad, world premiere of a play by Chris D’Annunzio, through March 20, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays,

2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

Films 4 Change presents Killer’s Paradise, film about abuse of women in Guatemala, followed by discussion, 7pm, $5, 601 9th St., 310.780.7363.

Wisdom’s Way, video talk series with Guy Finley, 7-8pm, $3 donation requested, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.266.9930.

February 12-13

Go Organic Orchestra, 8pm, $15-$25, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.306.1854.

February 12-14

Vaude, variety dance program, presented by Hart Pulse Dance Company, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 1 and 6pm Sunday, $17, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 661.755.2182.

February 13

Allied Artists Paint-Out, bring painting supplies and lunch, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. free, Dan Blocker State Beach, 26000 PCH, Malibu, 310.383.1374.

Dr. Christoph Bull, organist, 8pm, donation, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.

Community Celebration of the life of Carol Fondiller Berman, in honor of the late Venice writer/activist, reception 1pm, program 2-4pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Harry the Dirty Dog, a musical for kids, starring a bath-deprived dog, 11am and 1pm, $12-$17, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

A History of Change – A Future of Hope, reception for League of Women Voters’ 90th anniversary, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Miniatures West Show and Sale, 9:30am-4:30pm, $3-$6, Radisson Hotel, 6161 Centinela Ave. CC, miniatureswest.com.

Donovan Seelinger, eight-year old whiz kid, interviewed by Gerry Fialka, 3pm, free, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.3006.

Storytelling with Ellen Switkes, ages 3-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Vita Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance, 2-4pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

February 14

Janice Anderson & Trio perform at Jazz Vespers, 5pm, free, donation requested, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

Emanuele Buono, guitarist, 2pm, $10-25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Musica Angelica, The Glory of the Hapsburgs, featuring music by Antoni Bertali, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Alessandro, 4pm, $45-$75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.

February 15

Films with John Cage, Frank Zappa and Noam Chomsky, 6-10pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Green Living Workshop, 7:15-8:45pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Yoga, 1640 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.org.

February 16

Freedom from Smoking, eight-session program developed by the American Lung Association, 7-8:30pm, $80, also meets Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, 310.829.8453.

The Hurt Locker, a film about bomb squads in Iraq, Oscar nominee for Best Picture, director, and actor, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

February 17

Business and Consumer Expo, 5-8pm, free, Sheraton Delfina, 530 Pico Blvd., 310.393.9825.

DIY Zines, zine-making workshop, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.

Little Bee by Chris Cleave is discussed by the Montana Book Group as part of CityWide Reads, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

Quality of Life Forum with author Sonja Lyubomirsky, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

February 18

Gala Tribute Dinner, honoring supporters of the Santa Monica History Museum, silent auction 5:30pm, dinner 6:30pm, $150, Hotel Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, 310.395.2290.

LA Opera Series, Multimedia Talk, discussion about Wagner’s Ring Trilogy, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Maureen McLane, poetry, 7pm, free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, english.ucla.edu.


February 12-19

Menu di San Valentino, special prix fixe Italian menu for Valentine’s Day, 4pm evenings, $45-$75, wine tasting pairing $24 per person, Locanda del Lago, 231 Arizona Avenue, 310.


February 13

Love Isn’t Always on Time Pre-Valentine’s Show, with tribute band Police Cars, DJ Montage, and The Knights of Monte Carlo and their yacht rock multimedia experience, 7pm, $10, Dakota Lounge, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., 310.393.8200.

The Princess and Her Papa, a Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, all ages welcome, 6-10pm, $10, Santa Monica Family YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.

February 13-14

Bring The Spa Home Event, presented by The Goddess Body Shop, meditation session and personalized bath salt gifts, 11am-1pm and 3-5pm, singles only February 14, 7-9pm, $20, The Goddess Body Shop, 13107 Mindanao Way, MDR, 310.439.1922.

Sex and the City Zoo, a celebration of animal mating, dating, and cohabiting, with a “birds and bees” presentation, a chocolate and champagne reception, and a walking tour of the LA Zoo highlighting its most famous and infamous animal couples, 2:30-5:30pm, $25-$35, Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways, 323.644.6042.


Independent Spirit Awards, March 5

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20

Tree-Hugging Day II, March 20

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