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This Week In Santa Monica And The Southland:

Here is The Mirror‘s Seven Days section for today, Friday Aug. 26 through next Thursday, Sept. 1

LAST CHANCE

Memory of Two Mondays, Arthur Miller’s autobiographical play wraps up with its final performance tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. $25, $20 for students, seniors, guild members, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Avenue, 310.397.3244

Shades, a play about how America’s wars disrupt individuals, families, and friendships runs today through Sunday. Tickets from $25. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. www.LAWomensTheatreProject.com, 818.471.9100

Gem Faire, Aug. 26-28 O.C. Fair and Event Center/Building 10, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Fri. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $7 weekend pass. www.gemfaire.com, 503.252.8300

Reflections In The Mist, tells contemporary stories of love, secrets, community, friendship and the wonders and woes of unopened email. Opens today at 2 p.m. with only five performances through Sunday Aug. 28. Santa Monica Playhouse. 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 ext. 1, SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com

Near By Far, solo exhibition of new paintings by Jason Martin ends Saturday Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. LA Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, 310.822.4955, lalouver.com

Joel Shapiro, Five Recent Sculptures, recent bronze works that suggest reductive figures of elegant gesture and energy, ends Saturday Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. LA Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.4955, lalouver.com

THIS WEEK

Friday August 26

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

Rabbit Hole, a play that tells the story of a couple trying to cope with the recent death of their child. Premieres tonight 8 p.m. Fridays – Santurdays, 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., through October 2, Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse. 941 Temescal Canyon Drive, Pacific Palisades. 310.454.1970, www.theatrepalisades.org

Better Life Mobility Center, a retailer of vehicles, wheelchairs and lifts for the mobility industry celebrates its grand opening 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments, music and special product offers. 7239 Indiana Avenue Riverside. 619.474.4072, www.betterlifemobility.com

Writing for the Future, a writing workshop series for 50+ will take place today from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 310.458.8600, www.smpl.org

Life in the Middle Ages, starring Steve Ochs at 8 p.m. $15 general admission. Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. www.plays411.com/middleages

Saturday August 27

Dating Downtown Santa Monica, presents this romantic event at 7 p.m at Barnes and Noble. Book a wonderful date night and experience a night of romantic readings, music, and small bites with special guest authors. 201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Flutist Concert, local flutist Julianne Bruce performs for free at 3 p.m. at Santa Monica Public Library. Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600, www.smpl.org

Sunday August 28

Free poetry, Lynne Bronstein, Hillary Kaye, and Marie Lecrivain, poetry and prose, 8 p.m., donation, Flying Saucers, 306 Pico Blvd., 310.868.UFO1, www.flyingsaucersla.com

Monday August 29

Free reusable bag, stop by the Main or branch libraries starting today to receive a free reusable bag when you check out a book, magazine, DVD, audio book, or CD. This offer is limited to one bag per person, and is valid while supplies last to coincide with the banning of single-use plastic bags in Santa Monica. 310.458.8600.

Tuesday August 30

Writing Group Poetry and Verse, strengthen your poetry creation, appreciation and dedication at Barnes and Noble. Mixing enlightened analysis with innovative authorship to improve your writing talent and skills. 201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Wednesday August 31

Activist Support Circle, holds its public gathering at 7 p.m. Refreshments from 6:30 p.m. Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall. 1440 Harvard Street. Special guest speaker Mimi Kennedy. 310.399.1000, www.ActivistSupportCircle.org

Thursday September 1

Spitfire Grill, celebrates its 20th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 3300 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica. Reservations recommended, 310.397.3455

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