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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Phranc of California, Cardboard, paper, gouache and thread come together to create life-size, three-dimensional representations of familiar summer objects, through July 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, 310.828.6410

In Bed with Tenn, six short plays paying homage to the man whose works are still stimulating and challenging audiences all over the world, through July 23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., $20, The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.656.6070, plays411.com/bedwithtenn

Friday July 15

Bunnell Strings Concert, five award winning siblings present quartets and quintets of classical, fiddle, pop, and sacred music, free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m., Hope Church of Santa Monica, 1302 14th Street, 310.393.0066

Saturday July 16

The Lit Show, Suzy Williams, sixth annual celebration of song and literature, $15, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Panel on Gender, hosted by Corrie Greathouse, $7, 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Musical Paella, presented by the Pacific Lyric Association, a program of duets, trios, quartets, quintets, and ensembles of opera, $20 or $10 for students, seniors and children, 7:30 p.m., Santa Monica First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second Street, 877.319.1279, pacificlyricassociation.com

All Join In, part of the Santa Monica Playhouse’s Free Festival of Theatre, a delightful, interactive a fairytale journey that includes songs and scenes from such classic Playhouse family theatre stories as Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, The Amazing American Melodrama, Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite, Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz and more, 12:30 and 3 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com, 310.394.9779 ext. 2

Ojai: A Postcard History, presented by Craig Walker, co-author of the new book “Ojai: A Postcard History,” visual tour will draw heavily on Ojai’s legacy of Mission Revival Architecture and feature the work of such architects as Mead and Requa, Wallace Neff, Carlton Winslow, George Washington Smith, Julia Morgan and more, free, 1 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Improve Your Eyesight, learn how to improve your eyesight without glasses, contacts or surgery, free, 3 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library, Main Purpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Carmageddon Sale, and road sign special, to encourage those brave souls who venture out during the 405 closure, also known as Carmegaddon, we offer you a reward: $4.05 discount on any purchase over $40.50, signs from artist Richard Tipping will be 50 percent off, Gracie, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, G-1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, 310.586.6488

Mar Vista Library Book Sale, a few thousand books of all categories: fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, gift books, most are $0.25 or $1, Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Boulevard, 310.390.3454

Sunday July 17

Beyond Baroque’s First Award Gala, $60 per person, dress casual, check in at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m., entertainment from Tracy Newman and Band, Church of Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, free parking at the church and nearby school parking lot at 2802 Fourth Street, beyondbaroquecenter.blogspot.com

Classical Music Series, Heather Klenk, clarinet and Nicole Elliott, violin, will present a duo recital, Pat Maimone will collaborate on organ and piano, freewill offering and free parking, 3 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org

All Join In, part of the Santa Monica Playhouse’s Free Festival of Theatre, a delightful, interactive fairytale journey that includes songs and scenes from such classic Playhouse family theatre stories as Cinderella, Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, The Amazing American Melodrama, Beauty and the Beast, Snowhite, Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz and more, 12:30 and 3 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, santamonicaplayhouse.com, 310.394.9779 ext. 2

Monday July 18

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

Tuesday July 19

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, westsidecomedy.com

Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California, culture in the Canyon at the Chautuaqua series around the campfire, Susan Suntree offers rare and poetic vision of a world composed of dynamic natural forces and mythic characters in her account of California’s evolution, free, free parking, Temescal Gateway Park, Stone Ampitheatre, 15601 West Sunset Boulevard, 310.858.7272 ext. 131

Wednesday July 20

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, westsidecomedy.com

Samba Night, with Kátia Moraes and guests, Latin dance party featuring L.A.’s favorite Brazilian songstress, come prepared to get a groove on – extra points for beads and feathers worn, Samba lessons given before and during the show, free, reservations required, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Annenberg Community Beach House, Garden Terrace Room, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.458.4904, annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture

Thursday July 21

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

A Carlin Home Companion, through storytelling, classic video footage, and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, chronicles over 40 years of her life with her famous father, $20, all proceeds benefit the Save the Playhouse campaign, 8 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

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