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

 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.

 Mitsuko Namiki, new work, through April 17, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

 No-No Boy, Ken Narasaki’s adaptation of John Okada’s play, through April 18, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $15-$25, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 818.305.4632.

 Nira Pereg: Sabbath 2008, video show, Project Room 2, through April 17,  Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

 Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic, through April 17, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

 The Wake, play by Lisa Cron, through April 18, 8pm Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1 and 6:30pm Sundays, $20-$45, Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., CC,

 Jeffrey Wells, Seeing While Seeing, through April 17, Project Room 1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.


 April 16

 Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, bluegrass and folk music, 7:30pm, $32-$55, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St.,

 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 16-18

 Cold Dream Color, dances based on art work of Louis le Brocquy, dance and choreography by Morleigh Steinberg Oguri, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 4pm Sunday, $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.

 April 17-18

 Heal the Bay Earth Day Weekend, 11am-6pm, free for everyone who helps clean the beach, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Marine Education Center, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149.

 11th Annual Topanga Earth Day Celebration, with music, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Luis Conte and Leon Mobley, yogis and kirtan singers, children’s area, and more, 10am-9:30pm Saturday, 10am-sunset Sunday, $10 suggested donation, Topanga Community House Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga,

 April 17

 Always the Twain Shall Meet, Mel Bloch presents a program on the works of Mark Twain, 2pm, free Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

 Peter Clothier, reading and book signing, 4-6pm, free, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue 310.397.7449.

 Karen Stabiner discusses and signs Getting In, 2pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

 Under the Radar, Daedalus Remixes the Ring Cycle, 7:30pm, $22, Edye Second Space, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.

 Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, 4pm, free, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St. 310.859.7668.

 April 18

 Four Wordsmen of the Apocalypse, poetry with  S.A. Griffin, Michael C. Ford, Frank T. Rios, and F.N. Wright, 3pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

 Jet Air Pollution Rally, protest against airport pollution, sponsored by CRAAP (Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution), 2pm, free, 12100 block of Sardis Avenue, LA, 310.479-2529.

 REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival, time TBA, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St.,

 April 19

 Fierce Light, film screening, 6-10pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.

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

 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, a noted “kitchen-sink” drama with Albert Finney, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave, 310.458.8682.

 April 19-22

Earth Week at SMC, with film screenings, talks, a festival on Earth Day, April 22, call for event times, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3909.

 April 20

 Coco Before Chanel, biopic with Audrey Tautou, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

 Fireside Chat with John Muir, portrayed by living history performer Frank Helling, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.

 Gimme Shelter, with the Rolling Stones, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.


Green Living Workshop, first of six-week series, noon-1:30pm, $50, AllSteel, the Water Garden, 1620 26th St,


John Kelly: Aesthetic Octopus, lecture and interview, moderated by Philip Yenawine, 7pm, $10, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.


LEED Gold Ceremony for Annenberg Community Beach  House, with ceremony, refreshments and sustainability tour, 10am, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH,


April 21


Business at Sunset Mixer, sponsored by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Berkley Mills, 5:30-7:30 pm, $10 for Chamber members presale, $15 members at the door, $25 prospective members, 1330 4th St.,


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


Elliot Elgart, reception April 24, 5-7pm, through May 22, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.7612.


Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $50, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.,


LA Antiques Show, through April 25, opening night reception featuring Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer and David Arquette and Courtney Cox, 11am-7pm Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $15, Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave.,

April 22


Pepperdine University Orchestra Spring Concert, with Tony Cason, conductor, 7:30pm, $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.


Poetry Rodeo, with Matthew Mars and Luke Salazar, plus Ellyn Maybe and Band, 7:30pm, free, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.


Lizzy Waronker, The Alchemist’s Closet, reception 6-9pm, Nano Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., 213.369.1125.




Festival of Books, UCLA, April 24-25

Move LA Transportation Conference, April 29

Santa Monica Festival, May 8

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