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This Week:

LAST CHANCE

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre The Comedy of Errors, once again the toast of London, is back for its third year at The Broad Stage with this hectic and hilarious comic romp. Kicking off with an opening night gala, this crowd-pleasing farce of mistaken identity is “quick-on-its-feet, clear-as-a-bell, boom-boom-funny!” Concludes this Sunday, Nov. 27. Performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Tickets from $50. The Broad Stage, 11th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com/The-Comedy-of-Errors

Triptease Revue, will conclude a new body of his work featuring masked voyeurs, explicit thematic paintings, plus signature babyheads, and a wide array of other sensory surprises next Thursday, Dec. 1 at Post No Bills. 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. 310.399.2928, postnobillsshop.com

Velvets 1974-1982 / Resins 2009, Peter Alexander concludes his exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery this Saturday, Nov. 26. Alexander’s highly polished, translucent and subtly toned cubes, wedges, and wall pieces have inspired comparisons to the West Coast milieu of surfboards and metallic auto bodies. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B3. 310.824.6410, craigkrullgallery.com

Early Work, Larry Bell’s innovative sculptural work is integral to the development of the clean, clear look of Los Angeles Art concludes this Saturday, Nov. 26. Frank Lloyd Gallery. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B5. Hours Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 310.264.3866, franklloyd.com

THIS WEEK

Friday, November 25

Escape Reality Thanksgiving Weekend Magic Show, this one-of-a-kind show features floating ladies, mind reading, and sleight-of-hand today at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Evening tickets $29, matinee tickets $25. 1418 Fourth Street. 310.451.2241, magicopolis.com

Holiday Retail Therapy, Exhale’s Zen answer to the Black Friday craze is complimentary mini spa therapies, music, food, and fun for the whole family from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exhale, 101 Wilshire Blvd. 310.319.3193, exhalespa.com/HolidayRT.aspx

Rachel Zoe Project Viewing Party, hosted by Jeremiah Brent from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Santa Monica Place. Sparkling refreshments and light bites to watch the season finale of the Rachel Zoe Project hosted by the newest member of the Rachel Zoe Project, Jeremiah. 310.985.6246, santamonicaplace.com

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

Saturday, November 26

Gobble Wobble Santa Monica, returns for the third consecutive year with a fun, family-friendly morning featuring a costume contest, music, and pre- and post-race festivities. Registration 6:30 a.m., 5k run and walk at 8 a.m., Widdle Wobble 1k dash for children 10 and under starts at 9:30 a.m. Emerson Reed Park, 1133 Seventh St. 310.821.7898, santamonicagobblewobble.com

Lord of the Rings Trilogy at Aero Theatre, settle in for a triple feature of Tolkien adventure as interpreted by director Peter Jackson with 632 minutes of entertainment starting at 1 p.m. $10 Member, $12 Student/Senior, $15 General. 1328 Montana Ave. 323.466.3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/lord-of-the-rings-trilogy

Cookbook Author Event, join acclaimed chef and restaurateur Judy Zeidler for a demonstration, tasting, and talk from her new cookbook, “Italy Cooks.” Free. 11:30 a.m. at The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories at The Market. 395 Santa Monica Place, Level 3. 310.260.8333, themarketsmp.com

Santa Train, Santa will be riding the rails from East Ventura to Fillmore aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway Co. vintage steam train. Santa’s first stop will be at the Metrolink Platform in East Ventura at 5 p.m. Several stops will be made before it arrives in Fillmore at about 8 p.m. For more information, visit fwry.com

Sunday, November 27

Lomowalk to the Pier, with Mystery Product at the Lomography Gallery Santa Monica from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Santa Monica Pier holds so many great picture opportunities; why not take it one step further as we capture all the beauty of the seaside with the new addition to the Lomography family. 312 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.6968, http://microsites.lomography.com/stores/gallery-stores/santamonica

The Wizard of Oz Family Matinee, stroll down the Yellow Brick Road in the land of Oz with Dorothy and her little dog Toto, not to mention the friends she meets along the way to the Emerald City at 4 p.m. General admission $11. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. 323.466.3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-wizard-of-oz-0

Tuesday, November 29

Author Event, basketball, film, and television star Shaquille O’Neal brings his considerable expertise to Barnes & Noble to talk about his book, “Shaq Uncut: My Story” at 7 p.m. This will be a wristband event. For more details, inquire in-store or online as the event approaches. 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.260.0158, bn.com

Wednesday, November 30

Redistricting: What it means for you, the Santa Monica Democratic Club will host Loyola University Professor Jessica Levinson who will discuss the impact of the new political district boundaries on our elected officials. Should we expect big changes in the political balance of power or more of the same? Show up and find out at 7 p.m. St. Anne’s Community Room, 1519 20th St. Q & A to follow. No charge, light refreshments, free parking, and open to everyone. santamonicademocrats.com

Thursday, December 1

“Sustainability vs. Profit – Or Both?” Santa Monica College presents this free panel discussion featuring representatives from pioneering companies that have designed profitable business models with built-in social and/or environmental benefits. 11:15 a.m. in the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Seating is on a first-arrival basis. 310.434.4209

In Case You Missed It Film Series, screening of “From Prada to Nada” at 2 p.m. Two sisters are left penniless after their father’s sudden death and are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East LA in this Latina spin on Sense and Sensibility. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. Free and open to the public. 310.458.8682, smpl.org

Carlie & Donie’s XXX-Mas Special, the irreverent musical/comedy duo whose show, “Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner present Carlie and Doni help Save the Playhouse” played to a sell-out crowd in March of this year. Now they back by popular demand for one night only with an all-new musical comedy Christmas special at 8 p.m. Rated R for strong language. $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St. 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

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