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Dolls! Not Your Usual Love Story, a feel-good hit of the summer, a cheerfully mysterious, unexpectedly amorous musical unveiling of the remarkable secret life of the dolls we left behind concludes this Sunday, Sept. 25. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:30 p.m. General admission $26. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com


Friday September 23

Carlie & Doni: Magical Comedy Ride, two best friends who met at theater academy in 2005, but quickly realized it wasn’t for them and dropped out. Carlie moves in with Doni and they decide to form a musical/comedy act, writing silly songs and sketches on their own time. $20 advance sales; $30 at the door. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street. 310.394. 9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Town Hall Meeting, one of 75 Social Media Week events “Putting a Stop to Bullying & Cyber Bullying” will be held at the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1238 Lincoln Blvd. RSVP: socialmediaweek.org/event/?event_id=176

Red Poet, film about political poet Jack Hirschman at Beyond Baroque. Admission $7, students/seniors/children $5, members free. 681 Venice Blvd. Venice. beyondbaroque.org

Saturday September 24

Community Celebration, celebrate the life of Santa Monica activist Millie Rosenstein at 3 p.m. Broad Stage. 1310 11th Street. thebroadstage.com/

Yard sale, the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside will join the City of Santa Monica’s Citywide Yard Sale as a shopping site from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2019 14th Street, smywca.org

Looking In, group exhibition of new paintings from five classical realist painters, who have all had previous exhibitions at Hamilton Galleries. Reception for the artists from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave. RSVP: 310.451.9983, hamiltongalleries.com

Los Angeles Flute Orchestra in Concert, returns to Santa Monica’s Main Library with an entire flute family from piccolo to contrabass flute, as well as unique ethnic flutes. An ensemble will perform classical favorites and new works by local composers from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Free. 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Septemberfest, is America’s answer to Oktoberfest in Santa Monica. Having felt shorted for years by German food, Polka music, and Lederhosen, America finally claims its own tradition of BBQ and Daisy Dukes. $40 general admission, $50 VIP Admission (food sold separately). 3-7 p.m., corner of Ocean Ave and Colorado Ave, drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest, 310.902.6955

Career Day, if you are having trouble finding a job, or need to update your resume or need to sharpen your interview skills, Career Day will help you get your job search on track. Join library staff and job search professionals from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Monica Public Library. Free. Registration for one-on-one resume reviews will start at 12:30 p.m. 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600, www.smpl.org

The Berlin Wall, an artist’s opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Gallery 169 to present the current show of Santa Monica Canyon artist Judi Jensen. While living in West Berlin from 1985 – 1990, she did series of the City and the Wall, having 13 exhibitions of her work there. 169 West Channel Rd., 310.963.3891, Gallery169.com

Beach and Bonfire Bash, a benefit for Save The Waves Coalition, hosted by Kevin Hillyer and Tanna Frederick of Project Save Our Surf from 8 p.m. to midnight. Live Reggae, beach bonfire on the sand and wave saver cocktails. The Beach Club, 201 Palisades Beach Road. Tickets $100, advance purchase only: http://beachbonfirebash.eventbrite.com

Venice Arts’ Art Mentoring Workshops, new students can register from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 2011/12 classes. Vera Davis McClendon Youth & Family Center. 610 California Avenue, Venice, venice-arts.org, 310.578.1745

100,000 Poets for Change, daylong event featuring numerous Los Angeles area poets reading works that speak to issues of social and political change, also featuring costume contest for poets dressed as dead poets or as positive change, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006, www.beyondbaroque.org

Beyond Music’s Season Opener, improviser and sound maker Rick Potts kick-off the fall season at Beyond Music at Beyond Baroque at 9 p.m. Admission $10/$5 students and seniors, members free. 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.2006, Beyondbaroque.org

Sunday September 25

Malibu Market Sale, the Malibu Lions Club will raise funds selling clothing, jewelry, hats, handbags, shoes, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Malibu Civic Center, 23545 Civic Center Way, Malibu, www.malibulionsclub.com

The World Is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson, Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed show about African-American artist/activist Paul Robeson, back by popular demand, is powerful and poignant, entertaining and educational, heartfelt and humorous. Santa Monica Playhouse. 8 p.m. 1211 Fourth Street. $20; online at SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 310.394.9779 ext.1

Fight for Air Walk, a walk to raise awareness and fund for the American Lung Association from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Downtown and Third Street Promenade, 1300 block. 213.384.5864 ext. 251, lungusa.org/pledge-events/ca/santa-monica-walk-fy12

America Time Moving & Storage, presents the debut exhibition of “The Wheel of Life” at 7 p.m. Moving through the American landscape in the 20-year stretch from The Gulf War to 9/11, this film happening is a 360-degree arc Ferris wheel projection of light and sound that asks the viewer to infiltrate both image and space. Landau Building, 1520 Second Street, Santa Monica. Free, no reservations necessary

11th Annual Malibu Family Wines Harvest & Crush Event, join City Hearts for its annual fundraiser at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 31727 Mulholland Highway. $85 for adults; $35 for children. 310.455.2898, www.cityhearts.org

Fillmore & Western Railway Company, will display an antique steam locomotive and historical rail cars at the grand opening of the Ventura County Agriculture Museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula. venturamuseum.org

Jessica Rivera, internationally acclaimed soprano, will be presented in concert, 4 p.m., Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, 15821 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, 323.290.3622

Monday September 26

The Independent Writers of Southern California, presents a panel “Bookstores and Booksellers: Today and Tomorrow – A Vanishing and Rejuvenated Breed” at 7:30 p.m. IWOSC members free; non-members – $15. Reservations required: 877.799.7483. Reserve by noon today. Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. iwosc.org

Loveswell, a hilarious, moving, one-person show directed by John Fortson to Benefit Save Our Surf. The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave, L.A. Tickets $20. loveswell.com

Tuesday September 27

Real Food Matters: Simple Rules for Eating Well, join Dr. Allen Peters and Jeanne Peters, cofounders of the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center, whose mission is to heal patients naturally. The pair will talk about their work to treat the root cause of chronic disease, stress and more through “Culinary Medicine.” 11:15 a.m. Free. Science Lecture Hall 140, Santa Monica College. 1900 Pico Blvd, 310.434.4303 or go to smc.edu/associates

Wednesday September 28

Heal the Bay lecture, join staff scientists who will provide a primer on Marine Protected Areas and how they benefit the ocean ecosystem, illustrate where the newly designated areas are located and outline how the public can get involved. Free from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk. RSVP required: 310.393.6149, ext. 106. healthebay.org/smpa

Westside VFX Panel, filmmaker Junction and Hype join forces to host an evening of discussion about visual effects for indie filmmakers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $20; walk-ins $25. The Working Village, 212 Marine Street, filmmakerjunction.com/events/visual-effects-panel/

Thursday September 29

Adventures Over And Under The Sea, the California Yacht Club hosts a happy hour, luncheon and presentation from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Share in the adventures of two members who are deep-sea divers, who love travel and telling of their journeys to exotic locales near and far. $15.75. 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Reservations: 310.823.4567.

6th Annual Broad Humor Film Festival, is the only film festival dedicated to woman-created humor today through Oct. 2. Individual screenings $10. Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice. broadhumor.com.

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