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Elliot Elgart, through May 22, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.7612.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, musical, through May 23, 8pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 8pm, 2& 8pm Saturdays, 2 and 7pm Sundays, $20-$75, Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.


May 21

Placido Domingo Conducts Opera Highlights & Zarzuela, 7:30pm, $55-$100, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.

Steve Lockwood Quintet, jazz, 7 and 9pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.

Student Design Tech Exhibition, showcasing student work in animation, digital media, graphic design, game and web design, exhibit 4-9pm, lobby gallery, screenings of animation, 7:30pm, Room 235, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3712.

Summer Star Party Planner: How to Be a Welcome Guest, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

May 21-22

Java Drama, theatre works by Samohi students, 8pm Friday, 5 and 8pm Saturday, $10, Humanities Center Theatre, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., samohitheatre.org. Also May 28-29.

The Wizard of Oz, presented by Children’s After School Theater of First United Methodist Church, 7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday, $8-$12, Simkins Hall, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.

May 21-23

Damn Yankees, the baseball musical, through May 30, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, 2pm show May 29, $10-$20, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.

May 22

Katie Arnoldi discusses and signs Point Dume, 3pm, free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.

Bike Maintenance and Repair Workshop, 1pm-3pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

Dear Harvey, staged reading of a play by Patricia Loughrey about civil rights leader Harvey Milk, with Theatre Company of West Hollywood, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Edgemar Center for the Arts 2nd Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament, with celebrity guest Camryn Manheim and others, 7pm, $75 spectators, $200 buy-in, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.

For the Next 7 Generations Awareness Festival, documentary film about the International Council of 13

Indigenous Grandmothers, 4pm, Marco Polo Loft, 716 Taft St., www.forthenext7generations.com.

Friends of Sunset Park (FOSP) Annual General Membership Meeting, 1:30-4pm, free, Mt. Olive Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.358.7117.

From My Altitude, paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the imprisoned Cuban Five, reception 7:30-10:30pm, through June 11, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, reading of Guerrero’s poetry, 7:30-10pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, www.thecubanfive.org.

Audrey Kopp, Happily Ever After, stories for older adults, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Lecture: 10 Signs, the benefits of early detection and diagnosis of memory loss, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.

David K. Thompson: Passing Through, reception 5-7pm, through June 26, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.


May 23

Deborah Coonts discusses Wanna Get Lucky? 3pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.

SMC Jazz Band, 4pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.

Women Behind the Cuban Five, fundraising brunch with guest Dolores Huerta, co-founder and first vice president of the United Farm Workers of America, 11am-1pm, $25, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., www.thecubanfive.org

May 24

Melinda Doolittle, American Idol finalist, signs Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158.

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

May 25

Green Screen : How Can Enviro Films Help Spark a New Environmental Movement? with filmmaker Sheila Laffey, screenings and discussion, 7-9pm, free, HSS 105, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.453.4272.

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

The Unforeseen, environmental documentary, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

May 26

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

Brad Parker, activist and author, is guest speaker at the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

Spring Chess Tournament, 4-5pm, free, Boys & Girls Club of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.968.459.

May 27

Asian-Pacific Islander Celebration, lecture and entertainment, 7pm, free, lecture HSS 165, reception Business 111, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

California Yacht Club Yachting Luncheon and Forum: “Latin American Adventures,” with California Yacht Club Past Commodore Martin McCarthy, noon, $15.15, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.823.4567.

Brendan Constantine and Elena Karina Byrne are guest poets with Ellyn Maybe and her band, 7:30-10pm, free, 212 Pier Café, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.

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

Product Placement and Sponsorship Integration, workshop, sponsored by SMC, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.434.4199.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458,8682.


Small Press Book Fair, May 29

Shape Magazine Bikini Body Tour, June 5

Contemporary Crafts Market, June 7

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