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Animal Magnetism, a group show of contemporary artists’ works based on their interpretations of the show title, through June 12, Bleicher/Golightly and Hamilton Halleries, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Sunday through Wednesday 12 to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 12 to 10 p.m., 310.451.9983, hamiltongalleries.com

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, directed by Stephen Lieb, through June 12, Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., no performances May 28 and 29, $20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Avenue, 310.397.3244

Friday June 10

William O’Daly, reading with the author who recently co-wrote the historical novel, “This Earthly Life,” $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Contemporary Crafts Market, artists present their best original, functional and decorative pieces, featuring over artists, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more, $8, children 12 and under free, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, 310.285.3655, crafsource.org

Island of Oahu Celebration, free fresh-flower leis, Hawaiian edible treats and a show from Grammy winner Daniel Ho, 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier, screening of “50 First Dates” follows at 8:30 p.m., part of the Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier

Around the World in Song, SaMoHi’s spring choral concert, featuring music inspired by folk traditions across the globe, including songs from Africa, Cuba, the Philippines, France, Mongolia, England, Israel, and Russia, $10, $5 for students, 7 p.m., Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Boulevard, 310.395.3204

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

Saturday June 11

Random Sparks!, Susan Browne, Christine Jordan, and Alex M. Frankel, $7, 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

YMCA Generational Showcase, youth, adult and seniors talent show; dance, violin, guitar, sing-a-long and more, free, 3 to 4:45 p.m., Cayton Room at the Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixtth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

Wilmont Annual Membership Meeting, Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition, Guest speakers will present issues that affect the neighborhood, 10:30 a.m., Santa Monica Library MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.840.2257,wilmont.org

SaMoHi Orchestra Senior Gala, featuring performances by graduating seniors, and the senior gala, Philharmonic and symphony orchestras, under direction of Joni Swenson and conductor Jason Aiello, 6 p.m., Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Boulevard

Free Family Day Workshop: Multiplex Pictures, tour the Marco Brambilla and Simmons and Burke exhibitions as inspiration for constructing your own layered narratives using collage, drawing, and mixed media, 2 to 4 p.m., Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Artist’s Paint Out, Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore invite you to paint the absolutely great mountain views, all artists, any media, new or experienced, welcome to join with others with similar interests, Mishe Mokwa Trailhead, meet at 9:30 a.m., stay until 1:30 p.m., for further info call Caroline 310.383.1374

Along the Cherry Lane, launch party book singing of legendary music producer Milt Okun’s memoir, 6 p.m., Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue #B3, 310.828.6410

Contemporary Crafts Market, artists present their best original, functional and decorative pieces, featuring pieces, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more, $8, children 12 and under free, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, 310.285.3655, crafsource.org

SuperSMASH, Santa Monica Alternative School House annual neighborhood fair and silent auction, kids can enjoy games of skill or luck, rides that are exciting or tame, art projects to kindle their inner Kandinsky, live music to move your groove thing, food and drinks to fuel your body and a silent auction, proceeds pay for educational programs not funded by federal or state governments, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., SMASH campus, 525 Fifth Street

Sunday June 12

Free Open Reading, hosted by Jaimes Palacio, 2 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Hitched: The Feminine Voice, featuring Gayle Brandeis with Tisha Reichle and Laurel Ann Bogen with Helena Lipstadt, $7, 5 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Contemporary Crafts Market, artists present their best original, functional and decorative pieces, featuring pieces, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more, $8, children 12 and under free, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, 310.285.3655, crafsource.org

Humanist Association of L.A., West Side Discussion Group meeting, “Humans are Experimental” with Larry Taylor, 11 a.m., Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica

Comedy Night, SaMoHi girls volleyball and comedian Janine Hayes host a fundraiser to play in the Ann Kang Tournament in Hawaii, featuring gust comedians from Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 7 p.m., Humanities Center at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Boulevard, 310.395.3204 ext. 71437

George Kahn with SaMoHi Jazz Band, a special afternoon “jazz brunch” for lover of both big band and small group Jazz, all proceeds go to the SaMoHi jazz program, $15, $10 for students, reservations mandatory, Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, 323.466.2210

Sandra Booker Quintet and Friends, performing at the Jazz Vespers series, admission, parking and chilcare are free, freewill offering, 5 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, mtolivelutheranchurch.org, 310.452.1116

Joy For Beginners, by Erica Bauermeister, book launch for the New Short Fiction Series’ 15th anniversary season, performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Elena Fasan, Jessica Hopper, and Karen Teliha, 7 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door, at The Writers Junction, 1001 Colorado Avenue, reservations strongly recommended, newshortfictionseries.com, 866.811.4111

SMC Opera Workshop, with artistic director Gail Gordon, exploring some of the lesser known operas in a performance of music from Spanish opera and Zarzuela, 4 p.m., The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

Monday June 13

Team X and M.i.Gen3 Improv, come witness the Westside House Longform teams in action, free, 9 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Tuesday June 14

Dis-Illusions III, a dance with science by Donna Sternberg and Dancers, “Science Series” performances bridge dance and science through the artistic interpretation of scientific principles, free, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture, 310.458.4904

Your Health and Cancer-The Environment, Free community education program sponsored by Saint John’s Health Center, 2 to 4 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, for reservations call 310.829.8453

Wednesday June 15

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 Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Thursday June 16

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

Poetry in Motion, with Eve Brandstein, “A Little Bit Crazy,” featured performer Michael Des Barres, $10, 7 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Fly Me to the Moon, charity fundraiser benefiting the children of the Leaps ‘n Boundz Foundation, music from DJ DAYna and Night on Fire, live artist Benjamin Encarnacion will be featured, 8 p.m., $30 in advance, $40 at the door, V Lounge, 2020 Wilshire Boulevard, VIPsocialevents.com

Fibromyalgia Update, Eric Hsu, MD, UCLA pain medicine specialist, will discuss recent progress in comprehensive pain management and functional restoration for people with fibromyalgia, free, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Community Room at the Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

Your Health and Cancer-The Environment, Free community education program sponsored by Saint John’s Health Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, for reservations call 310.829.8453

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