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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Annie, the musical about the little orphan girl with curly hair, through December 11, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $23, Kentwood Players at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310. 645.5156.

Backstreet, a musical by the Santa Monica Playhouse Jewish Heritage Program, through December 12, 8pm Saturdays, 6pm Sundays, $25, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.

Dave Friedman: My Life in the Movies, photo exhibit, through December 10, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through December 11, Thursdays-Saturdays 7 p.m., $5-$10, Humanities Center, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., www.samohitheatre.org.

Putting it Together, revue by Stephen Sondheim, through December 12, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $18-$22, Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.

Remembering Henry Fukuhara: A Memorial Exhibition, through December 10, SMC Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St., www.smc.edu/emeritus.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, play by Tom Stoppard, through December 12, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $10-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.

THIS WEEK

December 10

Dickens Unscripted, scenes that might have taken place in the novels of Charles Dickens, created by The Impro Theatre, through December 19, Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.

Kids on Stage Winter Play Festival features The Little Shop of Horrors, 6 p.m., $5-$10, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.314.0035, www.kidsonstage.com.

May Sky Internment Reading, poems by Japanese-Americans who were relocated to internment camps during WWII, read by local poets and Venice High School students, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

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

Al Stewart in concert, 8 p.m., $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine, University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Strictly Ballroom, film, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

A Winter’s Solstice, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

December 11

Cheerleading for Peace, with Dr. Tonya Rease-Miles, 4 p.m., free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8960.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd, 310.458.8681.

Kids on Stage Winter Play Festival presents The Lion King, (also plays December 14 and 16), times vary, call for showtimes, $5-$10, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.314.0035, www.kidsonstage.com.

Kids on Stage Winter Play Festival features Mary Poppins, (also plays December 14 and 16), times vary, call for showtimes, $5-$10, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.314.0035, www.kidsonstage.com.

May Sky Internment Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

MESS, interview with political filmmaker Alan Gorg, 2 p.m., free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., www.laughtears.com/mess.html.

Henry Mortenson and Friends, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, staged reading of play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Saturday Night Film Club features Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.

SMC Opera Workshop’s “An Evening of French Opera Highlights,” 7:30 p.m., $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.

Swing Brazil presents Xire! A Healing Dance Intensive, a class in Orixa Movement Therapy, 3-5 p.m., $ 20 with donation for drums, please wear white clothing, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, myspace.com/swingbrazil.

What Every Person Needs to Know About Taxes and Estates in 2011, with attorney Caprice L. Collins, 10 a.m., free, Imperial Heights Church of the Brethren, 1909 West Imperial Highway, LA, 310.677.9787 x5.

December 12

Dancing Bear and C.J. Sage, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

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

December 13

Annenberg Writer in Residence Sandro Meallet reads from his second novel, The Coming of Rage, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://beachculture53.eventbrite.com.

Documental, Pixel This 20, toy camera films, 6-10 p.m., free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., www.laughtears.com/documental.html.

December 15

Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, is discussed by the Montana Branch book group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.

December 16

Poetry in Motion, poetry hosted by Eve Brandstein, 7:30 p.m., $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

2nd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl, December 18

LA County Holiday Celebration, December 24

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