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Santa Monica Mirror’s Events, Art, Theater, And Music Calendar Jan. 27 To Feb. 2:

LAST CHANCE

Buy Local: Think International, a new exhibition at TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station concludes this Sunday, Jan. 28. The 40 diverse artists of this gallery will display their latest work in a group exhibition. The exhibit will span all media and genres of painting, photography, and sculpture. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

Refocus: Multicultural Focus, a photography exhibition organized by Sheila Pinkel concludes this Monday, Jan. 29. In 1981 the exhibition Multicultural Focus was mounted at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery Barnsdall Park where Josine Starrels was Gallery Director. The exhibition was organized by Sheila Pinkel for the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies and curated by 12 artist/curators in the Los Angeles area, three each from the Asian, Black, Latino, and White communities. Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Arena 1. 3026 Airport Avenue. 310.397.7456, santamonicaartstudios.com

Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre, concludes this Sunday, Jan, 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children aged 4 to 10 join in on stage for a totally interactive afternoon of story-telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, enactment of a fairytale, theatre games, refreshments and special surprise gifts in this delightful Santa Monica Playhouse Special Event for youngsters and their grown-ups, hosted by the gaily costumed Enchanted Fairytale Players. $15 for children, free for adults. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2, santamonicaplayhouse.com

THIS WEEK

Friday, January 27

A Carlin Home Companion: Life, Love and Laughter with George. Through storytelling, classic video footage, and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, chronicles more than 40 years of her life with her famous father. A funny, poignant, and honest look at the man who not only redefined 20th century comedy, but inspired generations of comedy fans with such classic routines as Hippie Dippie Weatherman, Class Clown, The Seven Dirty Words, A Place for Your Stuff, and Modern Man. One night only prior to its debut at The Montreal Comedy Festival. Tickets $20. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St. 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

Saturday, January 28

Underwater Parks Day. Join the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for its fourth annual Underwater Parks Day, celebrating the implementation of marine protected areas (known as MPAs) in Southern California from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will receive a free canvas tote bag and will be encouraged to create their own underwater parks scene on their bags at the Aquarium’s craft station. Interactive games and activities are designed for all to learn how to help improve the health of the ocean. 1600 Ocean Front Walk. 310.393.6149, healthebay.org/event/underwater-parks-day-our-aquarium

Digital Photography Made Simple. The Santa Monica Public Library presents Digital Photography Made Simple from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Learn the secret to taking awe-inspiring digital photographs with educators and professional photographers Santino Zafarana and Ken Pivak. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. 310.458.8600, smpl.org

LA OPERA 2011/2012 Series Multimedia Talks and Concert. Visit the Santa Monica Public Library at 3 p.m. as it continues the season of “Saturdays with LA Opera,” featuring a multimedia talk on Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic opera Simon Boccanegra. These talks are presented by LA Opera Community Educators and allow the public to learn about the operas before attending them. The talks take place in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Green Garden Academy. The Santa Monica Public Library and the Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment present the Green Garden Academy, the official school of sustainable gardening, which starts today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This 12-part monthly series of classes is for Santa Monica gardeners who want to grow a beautiful, worry-free garden that will last for years. Classes are taught by Russell Ackerman, ecological landscape designer and water resource conservation expert, and will be held one Saturday each month in the

Multipurpose Room at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8972, sustainablesm.org/landscape

Jacaranda, the Westside music series known for presenting rarely heard, modern, and new classical music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., featuring music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952), Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), French composer Henri Dutilleux (b. 1916), and Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung (b. 1942). First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St. Advance tickets $35 general/$15 students ($40/$20 at the door). 800.595.4849, jacarandamusic.org

Union of Opposites, Los Angeles-based artist Brian Butler will debut “Union of Opposites,” his most ambitious work to date, at Art Los Angeles Contemporary at 5 p.m. in conjunction with Annie Wharton Los Angeles, in the Ruskin Theatre (across from The Barker Hanger) at the Santa Monica Airport, 3000 Airport Ave, Santa Monica. brianbutler.com

Sunday, January 29

Children/Family Concert at McCabe’s. This live Debbie and Friends show from 11 a.m. to noon is ideal for families, preschools, elementary schools, libraries, theaters, and performing arts centers. This band of top-notch musicians play fun songs in a variety of styles, from pop, to country, rock, and reggae. Puppets and performance cartoons are part of every show. Admission $8, children under two free. 3101 Pico Blvd. 310.828.4497, mccabes.com/condata.html

A Muslim Perspective of Interfaith Dialogue with Özgür Koca, will be held at 10:15 a.m. at The Church in Ocean Park. Özgür Koca was born in 1977 in Çanakkale, Turkey. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Marmara University and MA in Philosophy from Fatih University. Özgür spent ten years of his life teaching physics, mathematics and astronomy in different countries. Free. 235 Hill St.

Monday, January 30

PST event: Performance Installation of Channa Horwitz’s Variations on Sonakinetography #3. Over the past 50 years, Channa Horwitz has created a visual record of her experiments in “composing time” through her drawing and painting. The evening will include two interpretations of Horwitz’s Sonakinatography 3, the Poem Opera, and an untitled multi-media performance with light, sound, and dance. Please note that this is a performance installation and there will be no seating – observers are welcome to walk through the installation as it’s being performed from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 310.458.4904, beachculture93-eorg.eventbrite.com

Author Event. Learn about the careless honey badger and his “friends” with famed animal psychiatrist, Randall, who will speak about his book “Honey Badger Don’t Care.” The event starts at 7 p.m. 1201 Third Street Promenade 310.260.0158, bn.com

Tuesday, January 31

Wednesday, February 1

Activist Supper Circle, will hold its first public gathering of the year at 7 p.m. with Ian Masters as special guest speaker. Masters is host of the popular radio program “Background Briefing,” which airs daily and Sunday on KPFK FM Pacifica Radio. No charge. Free on-site parking. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St. 310.399.1000, ActivistSupportCircle.org

2012 Green Living Workshop. Are you struggling with your New Year’s Resolution? How about learning to Conserve natural resources, save water, and making your home more energy efficient at this free workshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. $25 donation. 310.458.8716, sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 2

“Our Santa Monica Bay” Lecture Series. A free lecture by historian Eric Dugdale, President of the Pacific Palisades Historical Society, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. 1210 Fourth Street. 310.395.1308, smbwc.org

“Alone: A Cry for Help in Three Acts.” What do you do when your best friend is suddenly a stranger? When the video game is more real to you than the “real” world? When the thought of disappearing, never to be bothered again, is dangerously appealing? In a world with so many people, why do we always feel isolated, left out, alone? A dramatic exploration of the disconnects, detachments, divides, and broken bridges in the world we call home. Crafted and performed by the members of Teen Performance Lab 2011 at Santa Monica Playhouse, this one night only performance will be held at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10, reservations required. 1211 4th Street 310.394.9779 ext. 2, SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com

Collaborative Catholic Schools Information Night. West Los Angeles area Catholic schools together will host a Catholic Schools information session from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the campus of Saint Anne School located at 2015 Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. Participating schools include: Saint Anne School, St. Sebastian School and St. Timothy School. Admission to the event and parking is free and the public is welcome to attend. 310.829.2775, saintanneschool.com

Olympic High School, will be hosting its first Food Truck Night fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees will have a variety of food and dessert trucks to choose from – all contributing as a fundraiser for programs serving students who attend Olympic High School, the Independent Study Program, the Off Campus Learning Center, and the Adult Education Center. 721 Ocean Park Blvd.

MUSIC

Friday, January 27

The Shills, Natalie Wattre Band, The Motion @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

The Goods With DJ Anthony Valadez, KG Superstar @ Zanzibar

Ray K Acoustic Happy Hour, Danny Calise, Mid Brian Travis Band @ Bar Pico

Dessy DiLauro / Tasha Taylor @ Harvelle’s

Zach’s Show @ The Talking Stick

Caitlin Linney, Ron Rizzo @ Trip

Outlaw Baseball Club Benefit featuring Sexbeef and special guests with DJ Freedom @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Saturday, January 28

Unibot and Secret Pizza Music Present: Robot Dance Party ft. Attaloss, Dobrega with DJ Sets by Commander-47, DJ Steve @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Shamus Twins, Chris Mulkey & Deluxe @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Pop/Folk Music from Ex-Yugoslavia, Zoka/MIki/Vladan @ Bar Pico

Arthur Adams @ Harvelle’s

GINGER, The Freedom Ledges, Groove Bazaar, Nostatic Trio + and Rebel Angels @ Trip

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts @ The Talking Stick

Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar

Sunday, January 29

The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s

Sunbear!, Uroboros, Modern Orange @ Trip

Cubensis – A Grateful Dead Tribute @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Pico Joke Show @ Bar Pico

Not Another Open Mic @ Zanzibar

Monday, January 30

The Knots, Unsound Foundation, Lucid Lion and friends @ Trip

Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar

MoZaic Open Mic @ The Talking Stick

Rituals with Random Patterns, Wild Eyes @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Ultra Love @ Harvelle’s

Tuesday, January 31

Open Mic, The Vignatis @ Bar Pico

La Vie and friends @ Harvelle’s

Ross Altman and Jill Fenimore’s Harmony for Humanity @ The Talking Stick

Touché Tuesdays with Monte Mar, Death Kit, Paradise, Janitor + DJ set by Cole MGN (of Nite Jewel, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Samps) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Tuesday Surprise @ Trip

Wednesday, February 1

Open Mic with Eric Charles @ The Talking Stick

The MOTH LA StorySLAM @ Zanzibar

Y LUV, The Lucky Lonely and We are the Pilots @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Masters Of Now, The Trades @ Bar Pico

House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s

Thursday, February 2

Danny Calise, Jens Erik, The Gramophones @ The Talking Stick

Etchtones/Jayer, ReinventMusic Showcase @ Bar Pico

Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar

The VS (Versus) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Koffeehouse Sessions @ Harvelle’s

EXHIBITS

Helen K. Garber, Encaustic Noir Brassai and Other Vintage Noir Photographers are on display through Feb. 25. Dnj Gallery. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave, J-1. 310.315.3551, dnjgallery.net

287 Steps. Craig Krull Gallery will present a solo exhibition through Feb. 25 of a new body of work by seminal Los Angeles based artist Lita Albuquerque in conjunction with the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980.” The exhibition, entitled “287 Steps,” will also coincide with Albuquerque’s Spine of the Earth 2012 a large scale ephemeral work created for the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LAArt. 310.828.6410, craigkrullgallery.com

Just Occupy, Robert Berman Gallery presents Just Occupy – a pop-up exhibition documenting the Occupy movement featuring photojournalists Ted Soqui and Christopher Felver through Feb. 28. Also featured in Just Occupy will be a series of photographic collages by photojournalist Christopher Felver, who is known for his documentary photographs of the beats, poets. and musicians. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave, C2/D5. 310.315.1937, robertbermangallery.com

NY/LA, an innovative program initiative that diversifies Santa Monica Museum of Art’s curatorial voice through an all-new, annual exhibition series. Developed by New York-based independent curator Jeffrey Uslip and SMMoA Deputy Director and curator Lisa Melandri, NY/LA connects emerging contemporary artists on the East and West coasts. NY/LA will debut at SMMoA with two exhibitions on view through Feb. 25: Adam Berg: Endangered Spaces (LA) in Project Room 1 and Georgi Tushev: Strange Attractor (NY) in Project Room 2. 2525 Michigan Ave G-1. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Home.Sweet.Home: Gerald Slota and Neil LaBute, Robert Berman Gallery present Home.Sweet.Home: a collaborative exhibition of images by artist/photographer Gerald Slota with captioning by celebrated playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute through Feb. 4. 2525 Michigan Ave, C2. 310.586.9128, robertbermangallery.com

Art Mortimer: Pacific Ocean. Since 1971 Art Mortimer has painted nearly 100 murals, including major public murals in Claremont CA, Billings MT, 29 Palms CA, Lompoc CA, Susanville CA, and many Southern California communities. A selection of paintings by Mortimer will be on display through Feb. 4 at Schomburg Gallery. Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave, E3A. 310.453.5757, SchomburgGallery.com

The Dead Are Here, in his first solo Los Angeles show in more than two decades, New York artist Izhar Patkin, will début “The Dead Are Here” (2009), a room wrapped with 14’ tall wall size paintings in ink on tulle curtains. It runs through Feb. 18. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1. 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com

Magical Thinking, an ambitious new exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery features the work of Los Angeles painter Karen Liebowitz, Philadelphia-based Nancy Blum, and Los Angeles-based Vanessa Conte. The exhibition opens to the public through Feb. 4. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2525 Michigan Avenue, B4. 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com

Peter Fetterman Gallery, through March 1, 2012, is featuring two exhibitions: a series of images by distinguished contemporary photographer Jerry Uelsmann and introducing the work of Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti with a selection of images shown in Los Angeles for the first time. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. 2525 Michigan Avenue A-1, 310.453.6463, peterfetterman.com

Wall Works: The Walls Have Eyes, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is its most extensive educational public art program, connecting acclaimed contemporary artists with the imaginations of local students. The exhibit is a collaboration with Los Angeles-based ceramic artist Peter Shire, and will be on display through Feb. 26, 2012. Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects, through Feb. 25, 2012. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G1. 2525 Michigan Ave G-1. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

THEATER

Play It Again, Sam. Woody Allen’s hilarious and actually rather moving comedy is the Morgan-Wixson’s second show of its 2011-2012 season. Allan Felix, film critic and recently-deserted husband, lives in a lonely apartment and talks to his imaginary idol, Humphrey Bogart. When his friends Dick and Linda try to set him up with women, his attempts to be suave and sexy lead to a series of comic disasters – until Allan starts to fall for Linda, his best friend’s wife. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 through Feb. 12. Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors). 310.828.7519, morgan-wixson.org

FIRESIDE at the MILES. For six weeks beginning today, Jan. 20 and running through Saturday, Feb. 25, the Miles Memorial Playhouse will be presenting 13 separate events featuring contemporary music, opera, jazz, dance, puppetry, poetry, beat boxing, a capella singing, and more. Most performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission to all shows is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (55 and over), students, and children under 17. 1130 Lincoln Blvd. 310.458.8634, Fireside.milesplayhouse.org

Our Town, Oscar-winner Helen Hunt stars in this groundbreaking new version of Wilder’s iconic American through Feb. 12. Our Town tells the story of young lovers George and Emily, whose life in a small New England town becomes a microcosm of every day life. The wisdom of the play, rendered through a deceptively simple story, makes Our Town an enduring treasure of the American theater. Tickets $40-$175. Performances daily at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. except Mondays. The Broad Stage. 1310 11th St. 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com /show_info.php?show_id=24

Filthy Talk For Troubled Times. City Garage, resident company at Track 16, Bergamot Station, under the patronage of Tom Patchett, will commence its West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute’s Filthy Talk for Troubled Times through Feb. 26. LaBute, known for his biting portrayals of misogynistic and deceitful men, subtitles the work “scenes of intolerance.” Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m. Building C1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.319.9939, citygarage.org

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS/

ONGOING EVENTS

Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO,” is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. Tickets $45-$145. Under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier. Daily (except Mondays) through March 25. 800.450.1480, cirquedusoleil.com/OVO

Ceramics Classes at the Clayhouse. New six-week ceramics classes for all levels begin the week of Jan. 17. Classes meet once a week for two hours; fee is $280. Learn basic clay hand building methods, or try the potter’s wheel in a friendly, creative environment. The Clayhouse also offers studio memberships, supplies, and a gallery of members’ work. Call for registration information: 310.828.7071. 2909 Santa Monica Blvd. Visit www.theclayhousesantamonica.com for more information.

Axiom Health Presents Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy Classes for pain management without the use of drugs and their harmful side effects. Easy to learn, practical to use anywhere or anytime healing body and mind. Taught by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. (Dr. B.) who for 25 years has specialized in self-help, relaxation/meditation therapies, and prevention of stress causing diseases. Excellent for athletes. Ongoing, Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. in Santa Monica. Call for more information at 310.433.2382

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers. Various positions are available. To volunteer, call Tom Viscount at 310.394.3773 ext. 112 from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Do You Have the Heart for Hospice? Roze Room Hospice seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training is free. We have patients at home and in nursing facilities throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or [email protected]

Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St.. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR

The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market is held Wednesdays at Arizona Ave and Second St. and Saturdays at Arizona and Third St. The two weekly markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music, and more. 310.458.8712, smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/

Free help with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve general well-being. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday, 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, California and Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Donations are requested but not required. For more information, call Randy at 310.828.9328 or go to lowselfhelpsystems.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step program for those struggling to control their relationship with food, has three meetings every week in Santa Monica. Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Youth Lounge, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica; Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Community Church, The Cottage, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica; and Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Room 101, 1008 11th St.., Santa Monica. Free. Call: 800.600.6028 or see: foodaddicts.org

Heart Centered Toastmasters Club meets 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 pm Thursdays in Santa Monica. Practice and improve your communication skills in a warm, heart-centered environment. Call Cynthia at 310.995.4283 for more information.

Homeless discussion and advocacy group, Side By Side, for homeless and non-homeless citizens every first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Community Center, located at 1527 4th St., Any resident interested in listening to and talking with local homeless can come to this regular meeting. Side By Side has met continuously at Ken Edwards since 1996.

Joel S. Goldsmith Tape Group meets Mondays to listen to the taped class work of Joel S. Goldsmith on his spiritual teaching known as The Infinite Way. 7:15 p.m. (silent meditation), 7:30 p.m. (tape played),

8:30 p.m. (silent meditation). New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd. (rear entry only off alley) in rear classroom. $5 minimum donation appreciated. 310.963.9377 or email [email protected]

Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558

A new Grief Support Group for Parents who have lost children to addiction, drugs, medications, alcohol. Santa Monica near Ocean and Montana Ave. Dates and times TBA. 310.917.5008, grasphelp.org, [email protected]

Free Qigong class for cancer survivors in Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. These classes are offered through the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, and are taught by Michael Sieverts, an 11-year brain cancer survivor. For more information, call CSC at 310.314.2555 or go to www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org

YWCA Winter class sessions are now under way. Sign up now for classes for adults and teens: Barre, Belly Dancing, Core Pilates, Dancing like the Stars Ballroom Dance, Gentle Exercise, Life Drawing, Step Aerobics and Step Interval, Strength Training, Strong and Stretched, Timeless Body, Women’s Basic Ballet, Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Yoga with Bhavani, Zumba Gold. For children and youth: Afternoon Kids Club (ages 4 to 6), Ballet (ages 6 1/2 to 9), Basketball (ages 4 to 14), Broadway Stars Gymnastics (ages 6 to 10), Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet (ages 3 to 6), World Dance Fusion (ages 7 to 12), Karate for Kids (ages 5 to 10), Little Tumbling Stars (ages 3 to 5), Tiger Kick Fit (ages 3 to 5), Twinkle Toes Ballet and Tap (ages 2 to 3), Toddler Tumbling Fun (ages 2 to 3.5) For just $25/year (youth ages 17 and under), $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.com or call 310.452.3881

Zen meditation group led by Sensei Daishin Buksbazen, teacher at Zen Center of Los Angeles meets weekly on Wednesday evening at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica. Meditation instruction for newcomers held from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Zazen from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dharma talk the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Sensei Daishin at 310.315.3506

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