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Rick Begneaud, through April 10, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

The Collector, Mark Healy’s adaptation of John Fowles’ psychological thriller, through April 10, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, $10-$15, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

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.

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.

Painted Light, art by Robin Becker, through April 11, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite #109, 310.455.7909.

Urinetown, The Musical, a show 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.

A Wrinkle in Time, a sci-fi fantasy for kids, adapted by James Sie, through April 11, 2pm Saturdays, 11am Sundays, $6-$8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

THIS WEEK

April 9

Messin’ with Beckett, a program about playwright Samuel Beckett, with lit-critic Gerry Filaka, 7:30pm, donation but no one turned away for lack of funds, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

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

April 10

Allied Artists Paint-Out, in Topanga Mountains, 10am-2pm, free, 20825 Entrada Rd, Topanga, 310.383.1374.

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.

Friends of the Ballona Wetlands Open House, with tours of the wetland area, 1-3pm, free, (reservations mandatory) Gordon’s Market parking lot, 303 Culver Blvd., PDR, reservations to: richardb@ballonafriends.org, waiver at www.ballonafriends.org/visit_programs.html

Forum on Affordable Quality Long-Term Care Housing in Santa Monica, presented by Wilmont Neighborhood Association, 11am, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Library Book Sale, with 200 books of special interest, presented by The Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library, Saturday, 11am-2pm, free, Friends Bookstore, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Myrna Loy Statue Ceremony, unveiling of restored statue and celebration of Myrna Loy, presented by Venice Alumni Association, noon, free, Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Venice, venicehigh.net.

Daria Martin, Minotaur, through July 3, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.

Montana Avenue Tax-Free Day, shop at stores on Montana all day and pay no sales tax, more than 60 stores are participating, Montana Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets.

9th Annual Painting from the Heart Children and Celebrity Refrigerator Art Show, presented by The Neel Parent Support Group and The Goodwill V.I.N.T.A Youth Ambassadors, featuring art by children and guest artist Donald Trump, 6-9pm, Paint Lab, 2912 Main St., nelgrp@yahoo.com.

PETCO Natural Neighborhood Festival, with pet yoga, doggie massages, radio vets Dr. Marty Becker Tracy Hotchner, organic pet food samples and more, 10am-4pm, free, beachfront at 2030 Ocean Ave., www.petco.com.

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Rock-U-Mentary Event with photographer Eric Voake, 7-10pm, HHeal Studio and Environmental Arts Lab, 4115 Glencoe Ave, Loft 102, MDR, www.heatherhoeksema.net.

L.K. Thayer’s Poetry Juice Bar Live! with L.K. Thayer, Stephen Kalinich, Bill Duke, & guest Michael C. Ford, 7:30pm, $15 donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310. 828.3951.

Tree For All Open House, free trees and plants, 10am-1pm, free, 2602 Broadway, 310.394.0249.

April 11

Art-Making Workshop for Children, 1-4pm, free, courtyard, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

Artwareness: Marquetry Paintings by Paulin Paris, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through May 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Blase Bonpane, from the Office of the Americas, will speak on “My Spiritual Journey,” 10:15am, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program, with music and tales by survivors, 7pm, free, Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., LA, www.sinaitemple.org.

Naomie Kremer, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through May 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Out of India, film by Tom Keegan about a gay couple, their children, and the fight against AIDS, followed by Q & A with filmmaker, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Red Book of C. G. Jung: Creation of a New Cosmology, through June 6, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.

Alex Schrader, tenor, 4pm, $55-$100,The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.

Society Without God: What the Least Religous Nations Can Tell us about Contentment, with Dr. Phil Zuckerman, presented by Humanist Association of Los Angeles, 11am, free, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.479.2236.

April 12

Nancy Berg and Robert Krup, poetry, 7:30pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.

Composing Dance, workshop with Holly Rothschild, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://beachculture28.eventbrite.com.

Green Living Workshop, nine week series, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.org.

The Tingler, cult classic movie with Vincent Price, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

April 13

April Jollies, children’s storytelling and puppet show, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2701 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Chamber Music Palisades, classic and modern music, 8pm, $25, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienvenida, PP, 310.463.4388.

A Hard Days Night, with the Beatles and Grandfather, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Dr. Strangelove, first of a new monthly series of Politically Incorrect Films, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

April 14

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

Susan Egan, singer, 8pm, $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Spring Allergy Relief Using Chinese Medicine, lecture by Thomas Boldt, L.Ac., MATCM, 6:30-7:30pm, free, Tao of Wellness, 1131 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300,310.917.2200.

April 15

Poetry and Music Evening with Ellyn Maybe and her Band plus poets J.D. Glasscock and Brenda Petrakos, 7:30pm, free, 212 Cafe, 212 Pier Avenue, 310.314.5275.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Earth Day on Third Street Promenade, April 17

Jet Air Pollution Protest, April 18

Festival of Books, UCLA, April 24-25

Move LA Transportation Conference, April 29

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