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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

California Open Juried Exhibition, featuring the 54 winners of the CA Open, concludes today, Friday Sept. 2, TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, 310.829.9556

Sara Jane Boyers, photographs of Chinatowns across North America, concludes this Saturday, Sept. 3, Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B3, 310.828.6410, craigkrullgallery.com

Feel-Sighted, group exhibit featuring touchable artwork, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for the Partially Sighted, concludes this Saturday, Sept 3, BG Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, 310.878.2784

It Must Be Him, West Coast engagement of a new comedy with songs, by Kenny Solms, directed by Brian Drillinger, concludes this Sunday, Sept. 4, $34.99, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, 310.392.7327, edgemarcenter.org

Raised in Capacity, a dark comedy written by Nicky Silver that starts at a funeral, concludes this Sunday, Sept. 4. The Renegade Theatre. 1514 N. Gardner St, Los Angeles. Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 6 p.m. 323.960.7792

THIS WEEK

Friday September 2

Genius from a Blue Collar Neighborhood, a solo play with music written and performed by Maria Menozzi. 8 p.m. $25 at the door. The Main Stage, Santa Monica Playhouse, 122 Fourth Street. 818.623.7018, mariamenozzi.com

Legend of the Piano, featuring pianist Fuzjko Hemming will play at two charity concerts this weekend for survivors of Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Tickets from $60. 1310 Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. 424.888.4022, http://soto-planning.com

Saturday September 3

Chili Roast, enjoy a southwest style chili roast at the Pico Farmer’s Market located in Virginia Avenue Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2200 Virginia Ave. Take these delicious chilis home and whip up something tasty or freeze them to use later.

The L.A. County Fair, opens today through Oct. 2, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except Labor Day. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111, www.lacountyfair.com

The Historical Novel Society of Los Angeles, meet at Barnes and Noble in the Westside Pavilion Shopping Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will present a demonstration of Google Earth with tips for readers to deepen their appreciation of classic historical fiction, and research opportunities for modern writers. 10850 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, email publius1024@yahoo.com

PAWS to Read Program, provides a non-threatening place where children can read for the fun of it without being embarrassed by mispronounced words, slow reading or lack of comprehension skills. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Redondo Beach North Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, 310.318.0677

Suzy and her Solid Senders, two sets at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival at Marriott LAX, 5855 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, www.sweethot.org, 800.741.5072

SoCal Smackdown, Orange County’s premier non-electronic gaming convention, will host a “Casino Night,” with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. $25 admission. Anaheim Marriott from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim. http://www.SoCalSmackdown.com

Sunday September 4

Petting Farm, bring your children to pet chickens, sheep, ducks and goats at the Main Street Farmer’s Market. 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Figures of Inspiration, will be presented by Italian artist Laura Pardini at a free exhibition at Pacific Jewish Center- The Shul on the Beach today and Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 505 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310.392.8749 or email PJCshul@aol.com

Monday September 5

Family picnic, the first annual LBN Labor Day Family Picnic will be held at Lenny’s Deli from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary hamburgers, hotdogs and patriotic lemonade and free live entertainment. Dress casual, children welcome.1035 Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades. RSVP required, email mlasst@LCOonline.com

Inara George, presents a tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David at 2 p.m. at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. Pack a picnic and head for the hills for an afternoon of eclectic, al fresco music. $25 upper tier; $40 lower tier. 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga. www.theatricum.com, 310.455.3723

Tuesday September 6

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie, world-renowned hair stylist, businessman and star Vidal Sassoon presents his eponymous film, “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” at Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m. 201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Layers of Landscape, a new exhibition at TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica opens today, runs through Oct. 1. It features artists Lorraine Bubar, Peter Kempson, and Brigitte Schobert. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, www.taggallery.net, 310.829.9556

Green Living Workshop, learn about eco-friendly topics such as water, energy, waste, chemicals, transportation, shopping and food. Free for SM residents/$25 suggested donation. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Essentia, 2430 Main St. SustainableWorks.org, gina.garcia@sustainableworks.org

McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lloyd Taber-Marina Del Rey Library. 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.821.3415, www.venicewake.org

Wednesday September 7

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, Santa Monica. Special guest speaker S. Brian Willson. 310.399.1000, www.ActivistSupportCircle.org

Free writing and storytelling seminar, “Lead Roles and Solo Shows: Create Content Starring You” will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Non-actors welcome to attend. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.281.3175

Thursday September 8

Author event, learn how to write graphic novels with Rahsan Ekedal and Joshua Hale Fialkov, the creators of “Echoes” at Barnes and Noble for a discussion and signing. 201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110

Santa Monica Place Fashion’s Night Out, celebrate this worldwide shopping phenomenon from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 395 Santa Monica Place. Fashion shows and in store events. www.santamonicaplace.com

Main Street Fashion’s Night Out, head on down to Main Street in Santa Monica and hit up some, if not all of the stops on its first ever Fashion Crawl from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Boutiques and businesses will be celebrating with parties, discounts, DJ’s, runway shows, styling contests, plus much more. www.mainstreetsm.com

MacMall Tech Day, learn about hot new gear from the industry’s best companies, including an Apple-led seminar on OS X Lion insider tips from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. MacMall Retail Store, Santa Monica. 1505 Wilshire Blvd, www.macmallretail.com

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