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LAST CHANCE

A Rare Bird, solo exhibit by Carol Powell, inspired by her volunteer work in bird rescue, through July 8, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, 310.451.9983, bgartdealings.com

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, through July 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Theatre Palisade’s Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Drive, Pacific Palisades, $22, $24 on Saturdays and opening night, 310.454.1970, theatrepalisades.org

Friday July 1

Jim Smith and Hilary Kaye, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Magic Meathands, improv comedy show, followed by Waterbrians and Mission:IMPROVable, $10 admits the whole night, 8 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Saturday July 2

Women Behaving Badly, four Southern California women writers (Jo Scott-Coe, Gayle Brandeis, Stephanie Hammer, Donna Hilbert) share their work and raise their voices, presented by Codepink, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Spiritually Dating Workshop, make dating easy, meet other singles. Facilitated by best-selling author Kathryn Alice, $40, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Agape, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, KathrynAlice.com, info@KathrynAlice.com

Mission IMPROVable, nations number one touring improv comedy group, $10, 10 to 11 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Force Fields, a visual exhibit exploring the subjects of protection and sanctuary, will raise money to get more mosquito nets to more people to stomp out malaria in Africa, $5 admission buys one net, work from renowned photographer Bill Beebe will be included, 7 to 10 p.m., Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, againstmalaria.com, forcefields2011. blogspot.com

Sunday July 3

First Sunday Open Reading, monthly open reading hosted by Billy Burgos, sign up begins at 4:45 p.m., free, readings begin at 5 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Monday July 4

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

Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre Adventure, for children ages 4 to 10 and

their grown-ups, free, part of the Festival

of Theatre events, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., reservations are necessary and space is limited, please call 310.394.9779 ext. 2, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Tuesday July 5

Writings on Independence, an evening with the New Short Fiction Series presented by Beach=Culture, free, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.458.4904, annenbergbeach house.com/beachculture

Open Mic, Come workshop your three to five 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., show starts at 10 p.m., $1, Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850

Wednesday July 6

Public Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 years to adult, free, part of the Festival of Theatre events, 6 to 7:30 p.m., reservations are necessary and space is limited, please call 310.394.9779 ext. 3 or e-mail education@santamonicaplayhouse.com, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Jared Sacks book signing, editor signs “No Land! No House! No Vote!: Voices from Symphony Way,” an anthology written by evicted families from Cape Town, 7 p.m., Diesel, 225 26th Street, Ste. 33, Brentwood, 310.576.9960

Punk House, weekly 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

Thursday July 7

The Lit Show Film Fest, cinematic preview for Suzy Williams’ Lit Show on July 16, hoted by Gerry Fialka, see rare film clips with Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Sam Beckett, Truman Capote, and Marlon Brando singing Tennessee Williams’ lyrics, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Public Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 years to adult, free, part of the Festival of Theatre events, 3:30 to 5 p.m., reservations are necessary and space is limited, please call 310.394.9779 ext. 3 or e-mail education@santamonicaplayhouse.com, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com

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