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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Ain’t, a group show, through Feb. 8, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Awake in a World that Encourages Sleep, a play by Raymond J. Barry, through Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141520

Cyrano de Bergerac, the famous French play in verse by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rae Allen, through Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, $20 to $25, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Road, 310.397.3244.

Theresa Fernald, “New Work,” Yda Ziment, “Le Dernier Soupir,” through Feb. 5, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Joe LaRusso: Photographs, exhibit of black and white images of jazz artists, through Feb. 4, Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 Second Street, 310.434.4306.

THIS WEEK

February 4

Fireside at the Miles features the Robin Cox Ensemble, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.

Magic Meathands, Waterbrains, Mission IMPROVable, comedy, 8 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theatre, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, www.MagicMeathands.com

Southern California Winter in Haiku, reading of haiku poetry with Deborah P. Kolodji and Wendy Wright, 7:30 p.m. $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.

Jonathan Waterman, nature author, signs his books and discusses environmental issues, 8 p.m., free, Patagonia, 2936 Main Street, 310.314.1776.

February 5

Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, through April 17, 12:30 and 3 p.m., $10.50 to $12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 x 2.

The Confinement of Street Art: Illusions of Grime, panel with Judy Baca and street artists, 6 to 8 p.m., exhibit of street artists 7 to 11 p.m., SPARC, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.9560.

Fireside at the Miles features a capella singing led by Joshua Silverstein, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.

The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer, discussed by the Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.

Ojai, a Postcard History, a visual tour of the Ojai Valley through vintage postcard pictures, with author Craig Walker, 1 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

Pinkalicious The Musical, about a girl who is obsessed with pink, through Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $6 to $8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519.

Saturday Night Film Club, call for title, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.

Venice Photography Exhibit, with a panel of photographers, hosted by Gerry Fialka, panel from 2 to 4 p.m., reception from 4 to 7 p.m., $7 (no one turned away for lack of funds), Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.

What Books, a reading of poetry and new fiction by Gronk, from What Books Press, with readers Chuck Rosenthal, Ramon Garcia, Gail Wronsky, Alicia Partnoy, Katherine Haake, and Karen Kevorkian, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.

February 5 and 6

Vintage Fashion Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, $10, early buy on Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $20, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, www.vintagefashionexpo.com.

February 6

First Sunday Open Reading, with Mick Terry and Elena Secota, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.

Tailgate Party, with $5 shot specials, $10 pitchers of Miller Lite. $6 Dragon Berry Mojitos, and the big game on big screens, 12 to 3 p.m. for tailgate party, 3:25 p.m. for the game, Gladstone’s Malibu, 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.454.3474.

February 7

Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Talk #1; Allen Ruppersberg and Diane Meyer, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, http://beachculture56.eventbrite.com

Strangers on a Train, an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

February 8

Eight Steps to Dissolving Conflict, with attorney Diana Mercer, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

A Heart Full of Laughter, puppet show for kids ages 3 to 7, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., free (pick up tickets after 12 p.m. day of performance), Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.

February 9

Artist Night at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, with participants invited to sketch, paint, and take photos of the marine life featured at the center, 7 to 9 p.m., session limited to 25 participants on a first-come first-served basis, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, RSVP to 310.393.6149 x106.

Fire and Fog by Diane Davis, is discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through Feb. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., free, register at http://sustainableworks.eventbrite.com, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

John de Heras, new work, reception Feb. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., through March 12, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Literary Lunch with David L. Ulin, sponsored by Diesel Bookstores, 12 p.m., $60, Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.576.9960.

Recent Advances in Brain Tumor Treatments, with UCLA neurosurgeon Isaac Yang, MD, 3 to 4 p.m., free, Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, 800.516.5323.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

February 10

Art for Hearts, a benefit for the Pico Youth and Family Center, 6 to 10 p.m., $20 per person, $30 per couple, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.396.7101.

Urban Homesteading, farmers discuss how to control and protect food supply, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Contra-Tiempo Dance Company Gala Fundraiser, Feb. 12

Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Feb. 12

MoveLA Valentine’s Celebration, Feb. 17

An Afternoon with the Cast of Roots, Feb. 19

Los Angeles Marathon, March 20

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