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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining, through August 20, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue G-1, 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Chain Letter, group exhibition, curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey, through August 25, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B1, 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com

THIS WEEK

Friday August 19

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 20

The Aurora Beyond Salon, Villa Aurora and Beyond Baroque inaugurate a new poetry salon at Villa Aurora, first event features Suzanne Lummis, John Harris, and Bill Mohr, $7, 3 p.m., Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Mirama, Pacific Palisades, beyondbaroque.org

Spanish Zarzuelas and American Musical Theater Concert, performed by Pacific Lyric Association, 3 p.m., Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Sunday August 21

Jazz on the Lawn, The Electones, 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

Tour da Arts, Vol. 3, Santa Monica Museum of Art’s third annual bike event, scenic ride with stops for music, dance, and art along the way, free admission, spoke card art workshop $5, free for SMMoA members, all ages, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bergamot Station G-1, 310.586.6488

Celebrity Autobiography, true celebrity memoirs acted out on stage by some of the funniest people in entertainment, $35-45, 7:30 p.m., The Broad Stage, the Edye Space, 1310 Eleventh Street, 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com

Monday August 22

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

Blood Drive, hosted by The Phelps Group, to benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients at City of Hope Cancer Center, refreshments will be offered, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Phelps Group, 901 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.752.4400

Tuesday August 23

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 24

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

Hire Me, Hollywood, author event, get the behind-the-scenes scoop from Mark Scherzer and Keith Fenimore, free, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Thursday August 25

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

Yachting Luncheon, lunch and short program by the crew of the Beneteau 40 First, happy hour 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., buffet luncheon 12:20 p.m., presentation 12:40 p.m., $15.75 includes lunch, tax, service, and self-parking, reservations requested, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, 310.823.4567

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