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Seven Days of Happenings in Santa Monica:


L.A. Malong Malong, join Zelle, Princely Butch, and a host of other characters in Alison M. De La Cruz’s new solo show “L.A. Malong Malong” for three shows only. This re-imagined interactive fairy tale takes part of its name from a Southern Philippines folkdance where the malong transforms into more than 30 objects. $20 general admission. Today and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. 310.998.8765, /?fa=nowplaying

The Tragedy of the Commons, Dakin and Macy Adams live seemingly serene lives with shared memories of family and friends, and they share years of waking up to the extraordinary view that is part of their home. But the day has come when all of this is about to change, and the fragile relationship of two people is now in ever-increasing jeopardy. Admission $25; Student/Seniors/Guild Members: $20. Concludes this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave. 310.397.3244,

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, a solo exhibition of new work by Fay Ray concludes this Saturday, Nov. 5. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1. For more information, email

Carlos Almaraz: Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, concludes this Saturday, Nov. 5. The exhibit comprises of paintings, pastels, and drawings from the 70s and 80s. Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3,, 310.828.6410

Stanley Silver’s “Breath and Shadow” and Greg Jezewski’s “Highball,” conclude on this Thursday, Nov. 10, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station. 323.839.6166.


Friday, November 4

Applied Benefit Concert, this fantastic concert at 7:30 p.m. is the culmination of SMC’s best and brightest vocalists, instrumentalists and composers with 100 percent of the ticket proceeds going directly into the applied program student scholarship fund. Tickets $10. The Broad Stage, SMC Performance Arts Center. 1310 11th St. 310.434.8868,

Contemporary Crafts Market, will be held today through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its holiday show and sale of American Crafts. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. 808.422.7362,

Rapp Saloon Friday, free open mic

event open to everyone. Sign-up 8 p.m.

1436 Second St. 213.207.6881,, Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/122145672327

Christian School’s 21st Annual Holiday Boutique, visit the campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to see the campus transformed into a Winter Wonderland with gift vendors and artisanal foods. 701 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades

Pink Slip Mixers, a leader in specialized job search networking events and SideSkills, will hold a new networking forum entitled “Work, Hire and Collaborate” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Free, pre-registration recommended at

Holiday Boutique 2011: The Year of International Peace, the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica present its premiere night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner is $7. 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258

Saturday, November 5

“The Dukes” Annual Classic Car Show & Toy Drive, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Santa Monica Pier, East Pier Parking Deck.

Pacific Standard Time Festival, The Broad Stage will present a screening of the documentary “Troubadours” followed by a live performance and conversation led by director Morgan Neville. Reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission $35. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. 310.434.3200,

Peter & The Wolf, this child-friendly version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, classical music becomes cool with the enchantment of live music, hip storytelling, and living theater to turn The Broad Stage into a memorably fun experience for children, teens, and adults. Performances at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Admission: $35, $25, $20. 11th St. and

Santa Monica Blvd. 310.434.3200,

The World Is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson the Santa Monica Playhouse will present two performances only of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson. Today at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Santa Monica Playhouse – The Other Space, 1211 Fourth Street. $20 general admission, $10 member of military. 310.394.9779 ext 1,

Yoga for Japan 3 Fundraising Event,

for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Orphans to be held at 6 p.m. Yoga and meditation led by Lauren Peterson and Kiyomi Takahashi, accompanied with live music by Aykanna, followed by a DJ dance party with GlobeSonic and DJ Fabian Alsultany. $20 for all night ticket, $10 for music only after 8 p.m. Yogis Anonymous, 1221 Second St.

Dollars and Sense Workshop, the California Society of CPAs will present this free workshop at the Fairview Branch Library located 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., at 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to better manage their money, improve savings and investment strategies, save on taxes, and more. 310.458.8681,

Celebration of Will Rogers’ Birthday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature live music, vintage auto displays, and art exhibit and sale of original art of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. $12 parking fee. 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. 310.454.8212 ext. 106,

Venice Arts Turns 18, celebrate from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with live music by Jill Sobule and delicious food from local restaurants. Tickets $150. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., #E-1, Santa Monica. 310.578.1745,

“Weekend Scenic Excursions Train Rides,” take this daytime train ride between Fillmore and Santa Paula today and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy lunch in the diner or sit in the fresh air observation car during this four-hour round trip train ride through the beautiful citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley. Adults $24, seniors $22, youth 4-12 $14, children 2-3 $10. 805.524.2546 or 800.773.8724,

Free Fall Concert, Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors will host its 6th Annual Fall Concert, “Music and Memories” at 3 p.m. It is open to the public at no charge in the location’s historic Little Chapel of the Dawn, 1925 Arizona Ave. Tickets are not required, however an R.S.V.P. is requested. 310.395.9988

Open Sale, the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica present an open sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Handmade felt ornaments, antiques and jewelry, homemade candy and baked goods, baby clothing, toys and gifts, and more. 1008 11th St, 310.393.8258

Annual Christmas Bazaar, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 1220 Second Street. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Adults $8, children $5. 310.451.1303

Sunday, November 6

Santa Monica History Museum Gala Tribute Dinner, will start at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction and surprise entertainment. At 6:30 p.m. will be dinner, prize drawing, and awards ceremony. $150 per person. Hotel Casa Del Mar. 1910 Ocean Way. 310.395.2290,

Upper West & Art-Vault, presents Marcello Pozzi “Stratification” with the art opening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3321 Pico Blvd. 310.586.1111,

Cause for Creativity: What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs, make art and make a difference with this annual Thanksgiving initiative to collect essential products for homeless women from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants in the workshop will learn to make tote bags from recycled t-shirts, which will then be used to carry donations to Ocean Park Community Center. Snacks, drinks, and fun provided. $5 for workshop, free for SMMoA members or for anyone who donates new or used clean t-shirts. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488,

Monday, November 7

East of Borneo Reading, Susan Morgan, editor of the new anthology “Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader,” reads selections and discusses the lasting impact of this remarkable writer and historian from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The anthology will be published this fall on paper by online multimedia art journal East of Borneo. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. Free, but reservations required: 310.458.4903,

Tuesday, November 8

An Evening with Kevin Sorbo, best known for his action hero roles in TV’s “Hercules,” Sorbo quickly found out how mortal he was when a debilitating health scare hit him at the prime of his career. He will discuss that life-changing incident, as well as his new autobiography, “True Strength,” with guest moderator Christine Spines 7 p.m. Free tickets will be released one hour prior to the program on the day of event. Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600,

Wednesday, November 9

Toastmasters Open House, enjoy the humor of stand-up comic Vicky Nissen and learn how to impove your public speaking skills with Toastmasters at this open hose event at 11 a.m. Pregerson Tech Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, 2nd floor, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. 310.559.2834

Mystery Book Group, discussion of James Cain’s “Double Indemnity” at 7 p.m. Taut and suspenseful, Cain’s first-person narrative is a classic roman noir of how an ordinary insurance salesman gets enticed into murder. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682,

Thursday, November 10

“Four Kinds of Pragmatism,” a free public lecture by Rhea Anastas, art historian, critic, and curator at 7:30 p.m. The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. 1310 11th Street, 310.665.6885,

Week-long Cinema Italian Style program, will include a pre-opening event at the Aero Theatre with CIS Award recipient Terry Gilliam at 7:30 p.m. Gilliam will meet the audience after the screening of his 1985 Oscar-nominated film “Brazil” and introduce his latest short film “The Wholly Family.” General admission $11. 1328 Montana Ave.,

“Realignment: It’s Not Just for Chiropractors Any More,” a public policy forum 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 123 at SMC’s Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles. Parking is also free. RSVP required, email For questions, call 310.434.3429

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