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Acts On The Edge, an evening of one-act plays, through May 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5 and 7:30pm Sundays, $15, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

The Art of Music Photography, through May 15, dkrm/gallery/west, 729 Montana Avenue, Suite 2, 323.271.5635.

Lawrence Gipe, through May 15, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.826.1133.

Naomie Kremer, through May 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Jeff Matsuno, through May 15, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.826.1133.

THIS WEEK

May 13

The Hidden Causes of Infertility, lecture by Jessica Chen, L.Ac. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., free, Tao of Wellness, 1131 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300, Santa Monica. Call to RSVP: 310-917-2200.

May 14

Blues/Rock Guitarist Hamilton Loomis will be coming to Santa Monica May 14th to perform at the Dakota Lounge. Hamilton was the only young guitarist personally mentored by the immortal Bo Diddley.

California’s Mountain Temples: Visiting the History of 20th Century Astronomy, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

iST/West, a Turkish-Flamenco fusion band, 7:30pm, free,G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, theg2gallery.com.

Arik Levy: Luminescence, reception 7-10pm, through August 21, Project Room 1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

Andrew Lord: between my hands to water falling, reception 7-10pm, through August 21, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

No Impact Man, a documentary, 7:30pm, $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, electriclodge.org.

Park Studio: Ring, sculptures by high school students, reception 7-10pm, through August 21, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble, 7:30pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.

May 15

Jack Butler, Looking Back at the Future, reception 5-8pm, through June 19, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.

Cirque du Grant, Grant Elementary School’s annual carnival with rides, circus performers, food, live music, silent auction, iPad drawing and more, 1-6pm, free, Grant Elementary, 2368 Pearl Street, 310. 447. 2408.

Fur Dixon & Steve Werner, bluegrass musicians in concert, 2pm, north entry courtyard, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Jeff Fromberg: A Tale Worth Telling, oral history workshop, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Doug Harvey, art critic, is interviewed at the MESS Salon, 3pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.

Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale, 10am-6pm, free, Montana Avenue between 7th to 17th Streets, montanaave.com.

SMC Student Photography Exhibit, reception 6-8pm, Photography Gallery, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., also at Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.

Jane Smiley discusses and signs Private Life, 3pm, free, Diesel Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.

Under the Radar: Katia Morales with the LA Choro Ensemble, 7:30pm, $22, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St.,310.434.3200.

May 15-16

Global Motion Folklorico World Dance Company Performance, 7:30pm, $12-$15,The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St.,310.434.4856.

May 16

Chad Attie, Snow White & Friends, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through June 16, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

David Florimbi, The Sky’s the Limit, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through June 16, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Tom Miller discusses and signs The Wave, 3pm, free, Diesel Bookstore Malibu, Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.

Santa Monica Classic, marathon 5 and 10k runs for Heal the Bay, 7:30am, Ocean Park and Barnard Way, finish line at Santa Monica Pier, www.santamonicaclassic.com.

Santa Monica Windjammer Yacht Club Annual Regatta, crew spaces $25 donation, 424.222.9206.

May 17

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

Hysteria and Can’t Take it With You When You Die, films, 6-10pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Talking Stick Coffee House, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.450.6052.

Damon Wayans signs Red Hats, 7pm, free, Diesel Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.

May 18

Culture in the Canyon, Chautauqua Series, Seth Riley talks about coyotes, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Canyon Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.

Green Living Workshop, six-week series, noon-1:30pm, $50, AllSteel, the Water Garden, 1620 26th St, www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.

L.A. As Subject: Preservation of Personal Histories Workshop, 1-4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

More Than a Game, documentary about high school basketball team, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

May 19

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

Quality of Life Forum with Moctesuma Esparza, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and activist, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is discussed by the Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

Write Your Way into Animation and Games, author discussion with writers Carolyn Handler Miller, Jean Ann Wright and Terry Borst, and moderator Susan Spohr, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

May 20

Alice Neel: Paintings, reception 6-8pm, through June 26, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.821.7529.

The Perfect Wagnerite: The Ring a la George Bernard Shaw, lecture with Norm Cadman, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Yvonne de la Vega and Rich Ferguson are guest poets with Ellyn Maybe and her band, 7:30-10pm, free, 212 Pier Café, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.

Yojimbo, the iconic Kurosawa samurai flick that inspired the spaghetti western genre, 3pm, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Venice Art Walk, May 22

Small Press Book Fair, May 29

Shape Magazine Bikini Body Tour, June 5

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