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LAST CHANCE

The 3B Show, an exhibit curated by artist Chogrin and the Philadelphia art collective, featuring over 50 artists, the show pays tribute to three of your favorite movies from the 80’s, through June 3, Gallery1988, 214 Pier Avenue, Venice, Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 424.238.5988, gallery1988.com

Three Year Anniversary Group Exhibition, a special show featuring the work of 50 artists, through June 4, C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, 310.450.6960, cavegallery.net

June 3

Hawbuckin’ Hobos, cultural anthropologist Gerry Fialka explores America’s affection for free spirit and the open road, utilizing audio and film clips, pay-what-you-can donation, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

SMC Chamber Choir: “In the Spirit,” directed by Nike St. Clair, performing Ubi Caritas, Finzi’s My Spirit Sang All Day and spitiruals by Moses Hogan, 7 and 9 p.m., $10, Edye Second Space, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

Summer Star Party Planner, gatherings of amateur astronomers to observe the evening sky are called “star parties,” and summer offers good opportunities for beginners to attend these events in warmer weather, show at 8 p.m., $5, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

Whale Wars, season four premiere episode and live cast Q and A, free Whale Wars/Animal Planet beach towels give to first 1500 in attendance, Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier, Pier Parking Deck, 8:30 p.m., booth giveaways and fun starting at 7:30 p.m.

Java Drama 2, a showcase of SaMoHi’s multi-talented students, featuring a unique blend of theatre, music, poetry, and other art forms, delicious desserts and fresh-brewed espresso drinks served cafe style by the theatre student wait staff, 8 p.m., $10, $5 students, Humanities Center Theatre, 600 Olympic Boulevard, second floor of the English Building, first building on the left side, samohitheatre.org

June 4

New Native Blood Poets, hosted by Shonda Buchanan, Los Angeles Times essayist, $7, 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Decay Fest VIII, a celebration of abstract and textural music, curated by Wyatt Keusch, features performances by Wake, Megathought, and Vortex Sentinels, $7, 7 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, a popular traveling poetry supershow, Richard Ferguson, author of “L.A. Book of the Dead,” will lead the spar, the event is produced by Daniel Yaryan, Mike the Poet, and Michael C. Ford, $7, 9 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Carnevale, Ninth annual Venice Beach Carnevale, Local DJs, music, dance performers, costume contest, arts and crafts, Pyrotechnic Finale by Burning Man, 12 to 10 p.m., 25 Winward Avenue, Venice, carnevale.us, 310.396.2803

Java Drama 2, a showcase of SaMoHi’s multi-talented students, featuring a unique blend of theatre, music, poetry, and other art forms, delicious desserts and fresh-brewed espresso drinks served cafe style by the theatre student wait staff, 5 and 8 p.m., $10, $5 students, Humanities Center Theatre, 600 Olympic Boulevard, second floor of the English Building, first building on the left side, samohitheatre.org

June 5

Workshop reading with Sunday Open reading, members of Poetry for Publication Workshop invite you to join for an open reading with the students, sign ups start at 4:45 p.m., free, until 7 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

In Tense, new work by Paddy Campanaro who will host the event, reading and performance by Steve Abee and Rob Smear, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

SMC Wind Ensemble’s Pops Concert, directed by Kevin McKeown, showcasing the most memorable music from film, TV, and Broadway, including ‘80s bands, 4 p.m., $10, The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

SMC Concert Chorale’s “A Festival of Music,” directed by James Smith, the SMC Concert Chorale joins the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $20, First United Church, 11th Street and Washington Avenue, 310.393.8258

Pedal on the Pier, fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation, hundreds of spinning enthusiasts including David Duchovny, Peter Krause, and a reunited cast from Baywatch, goal is to raise $500,000 to send over 2000 kids to camp

June 6

Open Mic, Come workshop your 3-5 minute stand-up bit, showcase a new sketch, or show a short video, videos must be in DVD format, sign-ups are at 9:45 p.m. at the theater, showtime 10:00 p.m., names are drawn randomly for time slots, $1, Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

June 7

Live Talks LA, presents Bob Neuwirth in coversation with David Felton, the award winning journalist (Felton) and the artist (Neuwirth) may traverse topics they both know well, including: a Pulitzer Prize, Bob Dylan, Beavis and Butt-Head, Ronald Reagan, Charles Manson, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” D.A. Pennebaker, $20, 8 p.m., Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building C1, 310.264.4678, track16.com

Presentation on League of Displaced Women in Colombia, Rev. Wayne Christensen will show slides of work being done, the League is defending the status of women in Colombia who have been displaced by the continuing conflict between the Colombian government, paramilitary groups, and the FARC guerillas, free, 7:30 p.m., Santa Monica Universalist Community Church, 1260 18th Street, 310.410.4420

June 8

Disaster Preparedness, a presentation by speaker Mark Solnick, Emergency Preparedness Director for Red Cross of SM, Santa Monica YMCA, free, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., DeWind Room, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

Macular Degeneration, learn what you can do to prevent the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in those over age 50, Santa Monica YMCA, free, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., DeWind Room, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

Artist Night at the Pier Aquarium, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium invites artists to find their inspiration at the aquarium, inviting participants to sketch, paint and take photos of any of the local species on exhibit, available only to 25 participants, first come first serve basis, RSVP 310.393.6149 ext. 106, $5 donation suggested, beach level beneath the historic Carousel at the Pier

June 9

The Grind, long form improv comedy show featuring players from Mission IMPROVable National Touring Company and the owners of the Westside Comedy Theatre, free, 10 p.m., Westside Comedy Theatre, 1323 A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

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