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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

American Obsessions: Food and Fashion, featuring artists Anne M. Bray, Patricia Doede Klowden, and Gary Polonsky, through June 18, TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue D-3, 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

If Church Walls Could Talk, a new comedy by Christopher Meehan, co-directed by Maria Vargo, through June 19, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m., $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, Parking at 808 Wilshire, 310.462.5141, gkctheatre.org

Friday June 17

Dog Days: Poetry and Food, and wedding reception for Rafael Francisco Jose Alvarado and Melissa Alvarado, free, 6 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Jurassic Park, showing as part of the Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier, showing begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Pier’s parking deck, booth and giveaways start at 7:30 p.m., free, beach chairs and blankets welcome, chairs also available for rent, no alcohol is permitted.

Author Dr. Ava Shamban, event for her new book, “Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal,” 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Save the Max!, stand up comedy hosted by Kat Radley, $10, 8 to 9 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Saturday June 18

Mountain Lion Moon Walk, explore the mysterious mountain lion, who rely on wildlife corridors like the ones found throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, meet at the picnic tables in front of the parking lot, walk lasts for two hours, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=58

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing, at the Spirfire Grill, 6:30 p.m., $40 per person plus tax and gratuity, call 310.397.3455 for reservations, 3300 Airport Avenue

Summer Live Public Art Auction, plein-air (read: outdoor) event with open bar, food trucks and cool art to entice both established and new collectors at every price point,, featuring many California artists, hosted by Santa Monica Auctions, 6 p.m., Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite D5/C2, 310.315.1937, smauctions.com, bid online at liveauctioneers.com or artfact.com

Beyond Music, with Scott Foster Harris of Zen Rising, $10, 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Manifest Your Soulmate Workshop, call forth love, meet other spiritual singles, with bestselling author Kathryn Alice, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $40, Agape, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City 310.581.1981, kathrynalice.com/events.htm#400, info@KathrynAlice.com

Sunday June 19

The Great Beyond, open reading hosted by Chelsea Bayouth, free, 2 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Stories with Terrie Silverman, come see embarrassing, absurd and painfully comic moments become gorgeous stories, $8, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, at the Mt. Olive Classical Music Series, hear flutes of all sizes and shapes, from the petite piccolo to the rare contrabass and sub contrabass flute, freewill offering and free parking, 3 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Bark Boulevard, 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org

Father’s Day Pops Concert, SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will perform a mix of music, free, 3 p.m., The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo

Summer Live Public Art Auction, plein-air (read: outdoor) event with open bar, food trucks and cool art to entice both established and new collectors at every price point,, featuring many California artists, hosted by Santa Monica Auctions, 1 p.m., Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite D5/C2, 310.315.1937, smauctions.com, bid online at liveauctioneers.com or artfact.com

Monday June 20

Cobranaughts & FawnHawk, long form improv comedy show, free, 9 to 10 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Health Fair, learn how to reduce your risk of various diseases and increase your sense of well-being, activities include blood pressure, body fat assessment, cognition and memory techniques, fall prevention, sleep evaluation, nutrition, carotid artery screening, fitness education, depression assessment and more, Community Room at the Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

Tuesday June 21

Steve Kistulentz, Rita Mae Reese, Roger Mitchell, presented by Red Hen Press, a celebration of poetry by the sea, the first of a quartet of summer readings, free, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture, 310.458.4904

Documentary: Inside Job, take a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown, free, 7 p.m., Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 310.458.8681

Author Melissa de la Cruz, event for her new book, “Witches of the East End (The Beauchamp Family Book Series Book 1),” 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Anne Easter Smith, award-winning author of “Queen by Right,” to speak and sign her new book, 7 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard

Culture in the Canyon, for the 2011 Chautauqua Series, view two giant asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. The ambitious and exciting Dawn Mission spacecraft, launched in September 2007, is JPL/NASA’s latest venture into the solar system and it is nearing its targets in the asteroid belt. Meet at Woodland Hall, 7:30 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, 310.858.7272 ext. 131

Wednesday June 22

Punk House, stand-up comedy show hosted by Ed Galvez, every week features a hot new set of headlining comics and up and comers plus selected musical guests, $8, 9 to 10:30 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A ThirdStreet Promenade, 310.451.0850

Thursday June 23

Winemaker dinner, join international wine expert Peter Kerr for a 5-course dinner with 5 wines from Van Ruiten Family Vineyards, Lodi, CA., special guest will be Winemaker Ryan Leeman, $59 per person includes tax and gratuity, this price applies to all reservations confirmed by June 22, day of event reservations and walk-ups will cost $69 per person, Bergamot Café at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, make reservations at bergamotcafe.com

Gabrielle Donnelly, author of “The Little Women Letters,” will speak and sign her new book at Small World Books, 6 p.m., 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310.399.2360

Beyond Music, with Peter Garland and Christopher Roberts, $10, 8:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006

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