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Claire Chene, From Here to There, through March 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Images for Human Rights: Student Voices, through March 14, 2010, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.

Bob Poe, New Works, through March 15, Bob Poe Gallery, Bergamot Station, 323.936.1447.


March 12

Li’l Abner, musical, presented by the Kentwood Players, through April 17, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $23, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

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

How to Make a Fresh Start in Life, part of Wisdom’s Way, video talk series with Guy Finley, 7-8pm, $3 donation requested, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.266.9930.

Mark Edward Rhodes, Michael C. Ford, and Laura Copelin, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

March 12-13

Love Letters, two-character play by A. R.Gurney, with Isaiah Washington, Cameron Daddo, Ed O’ Neil, and their respective wives, 7:30pm Friday, 2:30 and 7:30pmm Saturday, $20, Westside Waldorf School, McComb campus, 17310 Sunset Blvd., PP, westsidewaldorf.org.

Urinetown, the musical about some hot issues of our time, by Mark Hollman, through April 10, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18-$23, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

March 13

Rick Begneaud, reception 5-8pm, through April 10, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Robert Dix discusses his book Out of Hollywood, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, music, 11am-1pm, free, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310. 450.6052.

Victor Friedman: Captured & Constructed, reception 7-11pm, through April 4, Jeannie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., www.faraciart.com.

Mel Nichols, K. Lorraine Graham, Mark Wallace, and Rod Smith, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Paint-Out, sponsored by Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, Inc. at Point Dume Headlands/Westward Beach, 9:30am, free, take north PCH past Kanan Road to Westward Beach Rd., turn left, parking area at end of road, climb the trail to the top, 310.383.1374.

Poetry with Raindog (aka R. D. Armstrong), Eric Lawson, and Brett-Candace, 7:30pm, donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310-828-3951.

Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Quantum Entanglement, dance/multimedia program with Donna Sternberg and Dancers, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium and North Entry Courtyard, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

March 15

Dive, film by Jeremy Seibert, filmmaker in attendance, 7:30pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema at the Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.

Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Shores, 2700 Neilson Way, sustainableworks.org.

How To Make a Site-Specific Performance, workshop with Holly Rothschild, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH,

March 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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, through March 28, 8pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8pm Saturdays, 2 and 7pm Sundays, $20-$75, UCLA Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Sustainable Works, 1744 Pearl St .sustainableworks.org.

Opulence and Entertainment: Los Angeles Historic Theaters, with Robert Berger and Hillsman Wright, 7pm, free, Santa Monica Museum of Art | Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

Reading Saved My Life, with Rolando Ortiz and Danny Herrera, 11:15am, free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Lisa See discusses and signs Shanghai Girls, 7pm, free, Diesel Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St, 510.653.9965.

Spring Sprinkles, children’s program with stories and puppet show, ages 3-7, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

35 Ways to Garden for the 21st Century, Chautauqua talk, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.

Jesse Ventura, former wrestler and Governor of Minnesota, discusses his book American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158.

March 17

Colin Ellard discusses his book You Are Here, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

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

Quality of Life Forum, with Annie Duke, poker champion, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

March 18

The Frostig Collection, exhibition and sale with work by Lita Albuquerque, Guy Dill, and Michael Kalish, reception 6:30-8:30pm, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

Help Kids Visualize Victory Like Olympic Athletes: 9 Tools to Achieve Sports Success, with Dr. Charlotte Resnick, 8:30-10am, free, Canyon Elementary School, 421 Entrada Dr., 310.889.7859.


Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20

Tree-Hugging Day II, March 20

LA Marathon, March 21

Stairway to the Stars, March 25-26

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