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Seven Days Of Happenings In Santa Monica Nov. 11-17:


“Rabbit Hole,” will conclude this Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd. It tells the story of a couple dealing with the loss of their four-year-old son. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. A $1-per-ticket service charge is added. There is no late seating. 310.434.4319, smc.edu/theatre

Loose Canon, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by 12 contemporary artists who are inspired by masterworks of art history concludes this Saturday, Nov. 12. L.A. Louver. 45 N. Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.4955, lalouver.com

A Fight For Love, explores a world where famous does not always mean rich. Michael, a boxing contender, sets out to realize his dreams, but along the way, life throws him an upper cut, felonious charges that have him caught in a political web along with his father. Final performances this Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets $26. The Main Stage at the Santa Monica Playhouse at 1211 Fourth Street. 323.960.5770, plays411.com/fight

Gegam Kacherian, the third solo exhibition for Kacherian, concludes this Saturday, Nov. 12. His paintings are made up of various fantastical landscapes, often with a city or institutional space envisioned as a kind of distant oasis, set in the background. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station. 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com

Transformation, conceptual photographs by Robert Heinecken and Victor Landweber, concludes this Saturday, Nov. 12. Appropriating magazine imagery (the former) and paint chip color cards (the latter) as a companion show to the Robert Berman Gallery’s September show, Paid to Play. Free. 2525 Michigan Ave. robertbermangallery.com

Paid to Play-Illustrating LA: 1945-1985, a participating exhibition of Pacific Standard Time, at the Robert Berman Gallery, C2 gallery. The exhibit concludes this Saturday, Nov. 12. Free. 2525 Michigan Ave. robertbermangallery.com


Friday, November 11

UFC fan and media event, in the lead-up to next month’s UFC 141 event, fans are invited to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for the kickoff press conference scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The free event takes place just prior to the official fighter weigh-ins at 4 p.m. for this weekend’s “UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos” fight at the Honda Center on Saturday. 1855 Main Street

Rapp Saloon Friday, free open mic event open to everyone. Sign-up 8 p.m. 1436 Second St. 213.207.6881, rappsaloon@gmail.com, facebook.com/pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/122145672327

The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza, ladies and gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur’s evening featuring more than 110 rare and exceptional single malt and Scotch whiskies from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets from $135. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave. 800.990.1991, amerisurf.com/singlemaltextravaganza/form_tickets.html

Saturday, November 12

The Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library, host a sale of specially priced books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Autographed copies, beautiful art books, and collector editions are included in the sale. Friends Bookstore, Santa Monica’s Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.395.1951

Sunday, November 13

“In Memory of the Masters – The Bigger Picture,” world-renowned lutenist John Schneiderman leads tribute concert honoring founders of Musica Angelica, Michael Eagan, and Mark Chatfield at 3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica. 1220 Second Street. $15 students; $39 seniors; $49 regular seating. 310.458.4504, musicaangelica.org

Community Brunch and LomoWall Building, come one, come all to the Lomography Gallery Store in Santa Monica as it hosts a brunch for its Lomography family while it builds a community Lomowall that everyone will be talking about from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 312 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.6968, microsites.lomography.com/stores/gallery-stores/santamonica

Partnership Walk Los Angeles, demonstrate your support for ending global poverty and help raise funds poverty alleviation projects. Registration 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Santa Monica Pier. 310.285.8575, partnershipsinaction.org/content/partnership-walk-los-angeles

Get Fit Be Fit 5 & 10K, this family-friendly event will include a 10K, 5K and Kids’ 1K starting from 7:30 a.m. It includes a Fitness Expo featuring local merchants, restaurants, and more, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. 11620 San Vicente Blvd. Register at active.com/running/los-angeles-brentwood-ca/get-fit-be-fit-5-and-10k-powered-by-frontrunners-brentwood-2011

Jazz Vocalist Sara Leib, will perform at 5 p.m. as part of the Jazz Vespers series at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Admission, parking, and childcare are free. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org

The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, continues its 15th Season with “How It Is” by Pushcart Prize nominee Ron Burch at 7 p.m. at The Writers Junction. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Kevin Brief, Elena Fasan, and Michael Spellman. 1001 Colorado Avenue. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. 866.811.4111, newshortfictionseries.com

Monday, November 14

Film screening and discussion, written and directed by SMC film studies professor Salvador Carrasco, “The Other Conquest” is an epic film that brings to life the world of 1520s Mexico in the aftermath of the Spanish Conquest from the vantage point of the Aztec people. Free and open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Humanities and Social Science Lecture Hall 165. 1900 Pico Blvd. 310.434.3962, smc.edu

Writers on Writers, visit Barnes & Noble to join in a discussion about LA Noir with Hector Tobar, Denise Hamilton, and Scott O’Connor at 7 p.m. 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.260.0158, bn.com

Sally Shore’s New Short Fiction Series, L.A.’s longest running spoken word series will present performances of work by authors and founders of The Woman’s Building Writers Workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Annneberg Community Beach House. The performances will be followed by a panel discussion with the writers as we explore the Workshop’s impact on feminist writers then and now. annenbergbeachhouse.com

Tuesday, November 15

ICE Grand Opening, celebrate the 5th Anniversary of ICE at Santa Monica in this community celebration from 5 p.m. The evening will feature special guests and skating performances. Free skating and DJ after ceremony. 1324 Fifth St. 805.701.7248, iceatsantamonica.com

Global Citizenship Day, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Santa Monica College’s Campus Quad features limited free samples of international foods, music, and dance performances from SMC’s Global Motion World Dance Company. 1900 Pico Blvd. 310.434.3962, smc.edu

“To Catch a Dollar,” a film by Muhammad Yunu will screen at 6:30 p.m. to address how the global phenomenon of microfinance is helping grow new businesses in the U.S. Free and open to the public. Humanities and Social Science Lecture Hall 165. 1900 Pico Blvd. 310.434.3962, smc.edu

“The Salt of Life,” this Cinema Italian style screening of director Gianni Di Gregorio’s ingenious follow-up to his 2010 sleeper hit “Mid-August Lunchwill” be held at 9:30 p.m. at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana. Seating is limited, RSVP to jmpverdant@earthlink.net

Author Event, the founder of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, presents a paradigm-shift in the way we view emotional wellness at 7 p.m. His science-based solutions can improve your mood and lift depression. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.260.0158, bn.com

Wednesday, November 16

Good Girl vs. Bad Girl, join authors and actresses Mary McDonough and Alison Arngrim at 7 p.m. at the Santa Monica Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The pair come together to discuss their show biz careers and their new autobiographies in an intimate evening of laughter and conversation. A book sale and signing will follow their onstage discussion. Free tickets will be released one hour prior to the program on the day of event. 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Author Event, Anna Lefler, the popular blogger of Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, presents her A-Line to Z-Snap guide to every word a woman needs to know at 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.260.0158, bn.com

Thursday, November 17

Patagonia Santa Monica, will be showing free adventure screenings of the films “Rio Breaks” and “Desert River” starting at 7:30 p.m. 2936 Main St. 310.314.1776, patagonia.com

Tied Up in Knotts – Life, Love and Growing Up With a Famous Dad, straight to Santa Monica Playhouse from the annual Mayberry Days festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, actress, singer, comedian, clown, magician, puppeteer, and ventriloquist Karen Knotts, daughter of comedic American acting genius Don Knotts, shares on life, love, and growing up with a famous dad (and The Andy Griffith Show) revealing how that influenced her own life choices and her struggle for self identity. All seats $18 to the 8 p.m. show. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street. 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

“Foreign Films in a Global Community: Their Impact & Evolution,” Kenneth Turan, a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will discuss foreign language films in the current international landscape at 11:15 a.m. Free. Humanities and Social Science Lecture Hall 165. 1900 Pico Blvd. 310.434.3962, smc.edu

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