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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Chicago, Kander and Ebb musical classic, directed by Anne Gesling, through July 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $23, $18 for students and seniors, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519, morgan-wixson.org

Put a Lid on It, a variety of handmade pots with lids, through July 30, The Clayhouse Studio and Gallery, 2909 Santa Monica

Boulevard, 310.828.7071, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., theclayhousesantamonica.com

Gang of Six, group of artists who work in different formats and media, featuring cutting edge printmaking from the L.A. area, through July 31, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

“Jeffrey Conley: Winter” and “The World of Elliot Erwitt,” through July 30, Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue #A1, Santa Monica, Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 310.453.6463

A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical based on the popular children’s stories by Arnold Lobel, written by Robert Reale (music) and Willie Reale (book and lyrics), through July 31, $10, $5 for children ages 2 to 12, $1 service charge, no late seating, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4319, smc.edu.theatre

White Bread, Saturdays at 8 p.m. through July 30, $35 includes corking fee, groups of 10 or more $10 each, warm jacket suggested, The Venice Mootney Garden Theatre, 2508 Stoner Avenue at Pearl Street, 310.478.7379, mootney.org

THIS WEEK

Friday July 29

Reading for Homeboy Industries, an organization that assists at-risk youth, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

The Sound of Jazz, hosted by John Crosby, this episode from the “Seven Lively Arts” television series includes performances by jazz greats Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many more, free, 12 p.m., Fowler Museum at UCLA, 310.825.8655, fowler.ucla.edu

Baby Loves Disco, families are invited to join the Baby Loves Disco Nation, to dance, play, savor healthy snacks and generally enjoy good times with family and friends. Parents and kids may dress up as their favorite superheroes, or come just as they are, a portion of the proceeds from these events will benefit donorschoose.org, $20, or four for $60, babylovesdisco.com, 5 to 8 p.m., Loews Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue

Saturday July 30

Chella Courington, Mehnaz Turner, Cati Porter, $7, 4 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

William O’Daly, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Ocean Appreciation Weekend, Learn all about the habitats and inhabitants of the Santa Monica Bay, marine education center open from 12:30 to 6 p.m., for an up-close look at Santa Monica Bay marine life, attend a 1:30 p.m. presentation by Alexander Jaffe, who will share his diving adventures through underwater photography, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, healthebay.org/smpa, 310.393.6149

Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap, new project release party with newest book and live entertainment by Loose Gravel, free, 7 to 10 p.m., The Talking Stick, 1411C Lincoln Boulevard, lonniemillsap.com, thetalkingstick.net

Sunday July 31

Back Alley Showdown, come see stand-up comedians duke it out for cash, $10, 9 to 10 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

Inside Job, presented by Films 4 Change, 3 p.m., meet at Izzy’s Deli, 15th Wilshire, film at 5 p.m., home of Rachel and Jay, 601 Ninth Street, RSVP 310.780.7363 (first 20), $5 donation

Ocean Appreciation Weekend, Learn all about the habitats and inhabitants of the Santa Monica Bay, marine education center open from 12:30 to 6 p.m., 1:30 p.m. presentation includes the screening of an animated musical video featuring original music by legendary performer Burning Spear. The video is a sneak preview of an animated film of Joel Harper’s children’s book, “All the Way to the Ocean,” Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, healthebay.org/smpa, 310.393.6149

Pig roast, beer, bluegrass, celebrating the Santa Monica Farmers Market’s 30th Anniversary, beginning at 2 p.m., Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band from 3 to 5 p.m., live auction at 6 p.m., $150, all proceeds go to familyfarmed.org, Craft, 10100 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, eventbrite.com

Monday August 1

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

Tuesday August 2

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

Wednesday August 3

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

Thursday August 4

The Jam, weekly improv show where anyone in the audience is invited to jump on stage and try their hand at improv, free, 11 p.m., Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com

Seven Deadly Sampler Films Too, experimental films to political activist cinema to lit, art, music, poetry flix to avant garde documentaries, this series provokes new questions and features fiery discussions, hosted by Gerry Fialka, free, 7 p.m., Beyond Baroque, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

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