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Locked and Loaded, an irreverent dramedy about life, death and life by Todd Susman, through June 26, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., $26 for Fridays and Saturdays, $21 Sundays, The Other Space at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 ext. 1

Seahorses Debut, at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, displaying the Pacific seahorse for the first time ever, through June, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149 ext. 113

THIS WEEK

Friday June 24

Detroit Rock Poetry, featuring M.L. Liebler, Moby Grape’s Peter Lewis, Joyce Jenkins and friends, and Mifanwy Kaiser, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Surf’s Up, 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.

The Waterbrains, improv comedy show, $10, 9 to 10 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

New World F.E.S.T, Festival of Eco-friendly Science and Technology, featuring over 150 exhibitor booths on 95,000 square feet of space, six performance stages and appearances by leading eco-experts to discuss their work, $12, $8 for ages 14 and under, Santa Monica Beach Lot 5, 2600 Barnard Way, South of the Santa Monica Pier, 12 to 8 p.m., 855.500.3378

Saturday June 25

Get-Lit Slam Team Reading, classical teen poetry troupe from inner city high schools throughout Los Angeles, hosted by Tony Award winning poet Mayda Del Valle, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, getlit.org

Walk to Africa, Third Annual 8 mile walk through scenic Santa Monica to raise money for short term medical relief trips in Western Africa, register online at walktoafrica.com, $25 for adults, $20 for children, includes free t-shirt and goody bag, proceeds benefit Lighthouse Medical Missions, registration opens at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., Crescent Bay Park, 100 Bicknell Avenue.

New World F.E.S.T, Festival of Eco-friendly Science and Technology, featuring over 150 exhibitor booths on 95,000 square feet of space, six performance stages and appearances by leading eco-experts to discuss their work, $12, $8 for ages 14 and under, Santa Monica Beach Lot 5, 2600 Barnard Way, South of the Santa Monica Pier, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 855.500.3378

Carly Simon Tribute, Grassroots Acoustica’s local troupe pays tribute to Carly Simon on her birthday by singing the Oscar winner & 2-time Grammy recipient’s songbook, free, 7 to 10 p.m., The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 1411C Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, thetalkingstick.net

Hula Hoop Your Way to Fitness, a free exhilarating fat-burning workout that strengthens your core and calms your mind, 10 a.m., Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681

Celebrate America, Santa Monica College’s Independence Day festivities, community picnic and fireworks display is back at Corsair Field, live entertainment by The Chris Mulkey Band, parking lots open at 4 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m., $5 parking, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Boulevard, smc.edu

Summer’s Here, kick of the season at the Annenberg Community Beach House, pool opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m., $4 for ages 1-7, $10 for adults and $5 for seniors (60+), $24 family pass (two adults and two youth), the Aqualillies perform at the pool at 10 a.m, parking is $8 for the day, complimentary bike valet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, annenbergbeachhouse.org, 310.458.4904

Venice High Crescendos Reunion Concert, Grammy-winning John Clayton Jr., one of the greatest bassists/composers/arrangers in jazz, is teaming up with fellow alums in the Venice

High School Crescendos jazz band, 8 p.m.,

$20 at the door, $15 in advance at venicehighcentennial.com/store, Venice High School Auditorium, 13000 Venice Boulevard

SaMoHi Jazz Band Combo, summer concert directed by Tom Whaley, the combo will play two sets at 11 a.m., and 12 p.m., presented by The Santa Monica Public Library, Main Library’s North Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Community Puppet Build, presented by Beach Culture, with Santa Monica Rep, free, all ages 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., adults 2 to 5 p.m., RSVP to jen@santamonicarep.org, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, annenbergbeachhouse.org

Sunday June 26

Nowhere Near Normal, Undiagnosed with OCD, a teenage-runaway poet and Nyquil-chugging hypochondriac, Traci Foust guides us through her wild youth in this funny and moving memoir, meet the author and hear her story, 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158

New World F.E.S.T, Festival of Eco-friendly Science and Technology, featuring over 150 exhibitor booths on 95,000 square feet of space, six performance stages and appearances by leading eco-experts to discuss their work, $12, $8 for ages 14 and under, Santa Monica Beach Lot 5, 2600 Barnard Way, South of the Santa Monica Pier, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 855.500.3378

Monday June 27

Free Improv Class, anyone ages 13 and up, must RSVP to attend, classes@westsidecomedy.com, 7 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

TeamX and The Faculty Show, the Westsides House longform improv teams comprised of M.i.s Westside Training Center students and improv school graduates, free, 9 to 10 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Tuesday June 28

Screenwriting 411, special panel discussion featuring four of Hollywood’s top screenwriting experts: Jen Grisanti, Dr. Linda Seger, Pamela Jaye Smith, and Kathie Fong Yoneda, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158

Public Policy on Broadway, Part II, includes selections from “Urinetown” by the students and faculty of the SMC Musical Theater Program. Following each song, the institute’s founding director Sheila Kuehl will lead a Socratic dialogue with the audience about the issues raised by the musical, 7 to 9 p.m., free, must reserve you space, RSVP ppi.rsvp@smc.edu with number of guests attending, 310.434.3429, The Edye Second Space, 1310 11th Street.

Wednesday June 29

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

Brazilian Fusion Dance Class, experience the upbeat high energy of Brazilian rhythms for a fun and easy to follow cardio dance instructed by Lidia Magarian, $10 donation, please register in advance as space is limited, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cayton Room, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721, ymcasm.org

World Peace Diet, bestselling author Dr. Will Tuttle, doors open at 6:30 p.m., activist support circle’s monthly gatheringprogram starts at 7 p.m., Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica, free on-site parking

Champagne in the Garden, on the garden patio at Sonoma Wine Garden, every Wednesday night throughout the summer, bottle service and couch seating available, 6:30 p.m., 395 Santa Monica Place, 424.214.4560

Thursday June 30

Yachting Luncheon, “Dash to the South Pole: Stuck of the Ice,” global adventurer Rich Abele will share highlights of his recent trip to Antarctica which featured a visit to the South Pole and its USG polar research facilities, happy hour 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., buffet luncheon at 12:20 p.m., presentation at 12:40 p.m., $15.75 (includes luncheon, tax, service and self-parking), California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, reservations requested at 310.823.4567, calyachtclub.com

The Grind, long form improv show featuring players from the Mission IMPROVable National Touring company and the owners of M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, free, 10 to 11 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Public Talk on Tibetan Buddhism, Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will speak on Buddhism and offer Vows to anyone interested in hearing about or becoming a Buddhist, $20 suggested donation, 7 to 9 p.m., 1220 Second Street, 310.451.4368

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