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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Summer Diversity, featuring the work of all 40 artists celebrating the diverse local flavor of Los Angeles’ art community, through August 13, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

Stepping In, recent mixed media paintings by Betty Green, through August 14, The Rose Café, 220 Rose Avenue, Venice, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, bettygreenart.com

Michael C. McMillen: Train of Thought, through Aug. 14, Oakland Museum, 45 N. Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.4955 or lalouver.com/mcmillen

THIS WEEK

Friday August 12

Larry Hankin’s fables, poems, rants, one-man show about Hankin’s fictional comic character, Emmett Deemus, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Jazz on a Summer’s Day, noted photographers Bert Stern’s classic look at the 1958 Jazz Festival, as part of the High Noon Film Series, free, 12 p.m., 81 minutes, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood foweler.ucla.edu

Genius From a Blue Collar Neighborhood, a solo play with music, written and performed by Maria Menozzi, directed by Che’Rae Adams, 8 p.m., $25 at the door, $20 in advance, Main Stage at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 818.623.7018

Writing for the Future, writing workshop series for 50 +, led by retired English professor Lawrence Owen, free, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Saturday August 13

The Fourth Annual Philomenian, a celebration of the late poet from Venice, Philomene Long, $7, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, 310.822.3006, beyondbaroque.org

Artists’ Paint Out, artists of all levels invited to, sponsored by Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, please bring your own supplies, Tapia Park, 1925 Las Virgenes, Calabasas, 310.383.1374, allied-artists.com

The Magic Meathands, comedy-improv ensemble performs an hour of entirely made-up hilarity, based on audience suggestions and participation, $7, 8 p.m.,

Mary Pickford Studio, 8885 Venice Boulevard Suite 102, Los Angeles magicmeathands.com

Sunday August 14

Jazz on the Lawn, The Tony Guerro Quintet, presented by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, free, 5 to 7 p.m., free bike valet, free parking at 4 p.m., Santa Monica City Hall, 310.458.8350

Santa Monica Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.348.0356 ext. 225, cancer.org

The Andy Martin Quartet, Jazz Vespers series at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, admission, parking, childcare free, 5 p.m., freewill offering, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org

Activist Public Picnic, special guest speaker Barry Smolin, award-winning radio host of KPFK FM, please bring a vegan potluck dish to share, all invited to perform music or poetry at open mic, 12 to 3 p.m., free event and on-site parking, Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard, activistcupportcircle.org

Float Your Boat, Craig Torres teaches how to make Nativa American dolls and boats from tule reeds, free, 1 to 4 p.m., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood 310.825.4288

Todd Simon’s Ethio Cali Ensemble, trumpeter, composer and arranger joins forces with friends for an evening of Ethiopian jazz, free, 4 p.m., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood 310.825.4288

Monday August 15

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 16

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

Bobcats, Culture in the Canyon at the Chautauqua Series, free, free parking, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades 310.858.7272 ext. 131

Wednesday August 17

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 18

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

Author Mona Simpson in conversation with journalist Larry Wilson, a book sale and signing will follow the interview, Simpson’s book, “My Hollywood,” was released in paperbook on August 9, free, 7 p.m., Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.87600, smpl.org

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