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A Chorus Line, the musical, through July 31, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (no performance July 4), $18-$23, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.

All Cake, No File: The Johnny Cash Prison Tribute Comedy Cooking Show/Concert, a comedy/musical show, with the Johnny Cash tribute band With a Bible and a Gun, through July 31, 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.GANG.

Ron Davis, Pause, through July 31, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Robin Kandel: Measure, through July 31, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.

Ed Massey, through July 31, Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, 310.581.5533.

Paintings from Shandong University of Arts, through July 30, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.

Positively Sixth Street: 1992-2009, retrospective, through July 30, Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.392.0846.


July 30

Factory School Poets, group poetry reading, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Last Friday on Main Street, shops open late, Main Street between Pico and Marine,

Subversive Cinema, screenings of unusual films, films TBA, 8 p.m., free, 212 Pier Ave.,

Summer Meteor Observing: When, Where, and How? 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7 p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

July 30-August 1

Five Uneasy Pieces, solo show by Todd Waring, Friday-Saturday 8:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., $20, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.

Rapunzel: The Musical, a modern interpretation of the fairy tale, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $15, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 323.935.2944.

July 31

Attorney Caprice L. Collins speaks on “Will the IRS End Up With Your Money & Home After You Die,” 10 a.m., free, Westchester Loyola Village Public Library,

7114 W. Manchester Ave., LA, 310.677.9787 x5.

Sullivan’s Travels, a great film by Preston Sturges, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.

Suspended in Time/Suspendidos en el Tiempo, an evening of music, art, and poetry from El Salvador, with poet Cynthia Gonzalez and musical guests Duo Amanacer, Megan Velasco, and DJ Michael Spinz, 7:30-10 p.m., $10 donation, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.

Max Sympathy and Best Available Technology, poetry and “black box audio tagger,” 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

4th Annual Venice Community Barbeque, food, (bring your own and enjoy dishes from others), music, Venice firefighters, meet VNC members, play games celebrating Venice, noon-5 p.m., free, Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave., Venice,

August 1

Crop Circles, UFO Sightings, talk by Benjamin Creme, 3 p.m., free, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., CC, 818.785.6300.

Pinot, high-energy funk jazz group, 5 p.m., free, front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.458.8350.

Anais Nin: Woman of the Dream, staged reading of a play by Doraine Poretz, 7:30 p.m., free (reservations required), Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 323.935.2944.

August 2

Dollar Splash Mondays, through August 30, swim for one dollar, shuttle bus available starting at 10 a.m. from Virginia Avenue Park and along route of Big Blue bus line 7, 10.a.m.-5.p.m., $1, shuttle 50 cents, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH,

Patagonia Adventure Film Festival features Gum for My Boat & Over the Bars, 7:30 p.m., free, Patagonia Santa Monica, 2936 Main St., 310.314.1776.

August 3

Kiehl’s Life Ride for amfAR, launch of six-day bicycle race, in-store event features celebrity riders, 1-3 p.m., free, Kiehl’s Since 1851, 1516 Montana Ave., 310.255.0055.

Red Hen Press: Poetry by Chris Abani, Francisco Aragon, and Jenny Factor, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.4904,

National Night Out, annual celebration of Santa Monica’s police and fire departments, with refreshments, dunk tank, prizes, and more, 6-8 p.m., free, Olympic Drive in front of the Public Safety Facility,

August 4

The Legend of Pancho Barnes & The Happy Bottom Riding Club, film biopic on Florence “Pancho” Barnes, early aviator, with producer Nick T. Spark, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.


Santa Monica Place Grand Opening, August 6

Venice Music Festival, August 13-14

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