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And Awaay We Go to Wonderland, return of the children’s show, April 4, 12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.

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

Jonathan Lasker, recent paintings, through April 3, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

Richard C. Miller: Over the Long Run, art exhibit, through April 3, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, craigkrullgallery.com.

Rembrandt Prints, through April 4, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.

Peter Shelton, Littlethinman, through April 3, Skyroom, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

The Water Project, student art exhibit, through April 3, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434

THIS WEEK

April 2

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

King Hedley II, play by August Wilson, through April 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, 2pm April 10, $12-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.

The Magnificent Failure of Apollo 13: A 40-Year Retrospective, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Pot! The Musical, humorous musical by Steven Huber and Diane Shinozaki, through May 2, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays (except April 4), also 8pm, April 20, $20-$25, Electric Lodge, 1418 Electric Ave., Venice, 800.838.3006.

April 3

Bugs Bunny Cartoons and Easter Egg Hunt, 4pm, $7-$11, Aero American Cinematheque, 1328 Montana Ave., 323.466.FILM.

Charlotte’s Web, presented by Kentwood Kids, Saturdays April 3, 10, and 17, 11am and 2pm, $10, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.

Craig Kauffman, reception 5-7pm, through May 1, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.

Lawrence Gipe, reception 5-7pm, through May 15, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.826.1133.

Jeff Matsuno, reception 5-7pm, through May 15, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.826.1133.

Opening Night for MOPLA+ (Month of Photography LA) and closing reception for David Hume Kennerly, 5-9:30pm, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Politics of Plastic, a panel discussion with guest speakers from government and business involved with the disposal of plastic waste, presented by the League of Women Voters, 10am-1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Sound of Music, special Easter screening for families, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie is discussed by the Book Group, 11am, free, free, Ocean Parl Branch Library, 2701 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Charles Harper Webb and Cathy Colman, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Women in Film and Early Censorship, with documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer, 2pm, free, Ocean Parl Branch Library, 2701 Main St., 310.458.8683.

April 4

Easter Service, on “The Resurrection of Christ Within You,” followed by choir performance, 8 and 11am, free, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.4114.

Open Poetry Reading with Hannah Weir and Scott C. Kaestner, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

April 5

Cries from the Heart – An Evening of Prose, Poetry and Performance, benefiting Human Rights Watch, with Rosario Dawson, Elijah Kelly, Mia Kirshner, Keke Palmer, and Jon Tenney, 7:30pm, $100, Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., CC, https:// www.kintera.org.

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.

Odds Against Tomorrow, a film noir about a heist, with Harry Belafonte and Shelley Winters, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

Joey Plewa, guest speaker, Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

April 6

Ableton Live Performance Techniques, with Jon Margulies, 8pm, followed by performance, videos and DJs, $10, Technique at Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., www.heatercore.net.

A Flea in Her Ear, a French farce by Feydeau, through April 10, 7:30pm, $12-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

The Pipeline: Into the Military’s Medical Megaride, lecture by Michael Mason, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Pressure Point Massage Workshop, with Dr. Gloria Phillips of Exceptional Wellness Center, 6pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.

Viva Las Vegas, Elvis and Ann-Margret in Vegas, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

April 7

The Economics of Being a Woman, lecture series with Hollis Harman, second of five Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, $99 for series, Westside Gymnasium YWCA Santa Monica, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.

April 8

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, animated film, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Anna Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, interviewed by Mary Sue Milliken, book signing 6:30pm, program 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Martin Lubner, More Still and Other Lives, reception 5-6:30pm, through May 7, SMC Emeritus Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4209.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Healing for Haiti Benefit, April 9

Montana Avenue Tax-Free Day, April 10

Earth Day on Third Street Promenade, April 17

Festival of Books, UCLA, April 24-25

Move LA Transportation Conference, April 29

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