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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Tom Benedek: Shot by the Writer: The Sequel, through April 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Tony Award-nominated musical, through April 9, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $18 to $23, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519.

Romeo and Juliet at Pepperdine, Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances Series presents this weeklong performance directed by Jason Chanos, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $15, through April 9, Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, http://arts.pepperdine.edu

Martin Usborne: MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars, through April 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

THIS WEEK

April 8

The Bluest Eye, an adaptation by Lydia R. Diamond of the Toni Morrison novel, through April 24, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $22, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 714.690.2900.

Hamlet/Oedipus, a play written and directed by Adrienne Harrop, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, $10, SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4319.

Charles Messier & the Faint Fuzzies, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, film, 7 p.m., $5 donation, meet at Izzy’s Deli, 15th and Wilshire, 5 p.m., film screens at 601 9th Street, 310.780.7363. Also screens Sunday at 3 p.m.

Three Points North, poetry with Anne Coray, Steve Kahn, and Peggy Shumaker, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.

Williams/Shakespeare/Sondheim, the Impro Theatre Company presents improvised plays based on the styles of Tennessee Williams, William Shakespeare, and Stephen Sondheim, in rotation, through May 29, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, $25 to $45, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.477.2055 x 2.

April 9

Bunuel and Beefheart, music, poetry, and film event, 7:30 p.m., $7 but no one turned away for lack of funds, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.

The World-Wide Radio Network 4-Year Anniversary Reading, with Rafael Alvarado, S.A. Griffin, and other poets, 4 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.

April 10

Rosie the Riveter Reading, 2 to 4 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.

Sunday Open Reading, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.

Sonya Sones discusses and signs The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.

April 11

An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch, 8 p.m., $10 to $65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Momz Hot Rocks, film program, interview with Kate Peroti, 8 p.m., free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Boulevard, www.laughtears.com/documental.html

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Robert Thurman at Broad Stage, April 30

Venice Art Walk, May 20 to 22

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