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Santa Monica Mirror’s Events, Art, Theater, And Music Calendar Jan. 6 To 12:

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings.


Untitled Slide Sequence, at The Christopher Grimes Gallery a series of photographic prints, adapted from the original slides produced in 1972, is in direct dialogue with the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, concludes Jan. 7, 2012. 916 Colorado Ave. 310.587.3373,


Friday, January 6

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 tonight at 8 p.m. with performances through Feb. 26. LaBute, known for his biting portrayals of misogynistic and deceitful men, subtitles the work “scenes of intolerance.” Building C1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.319.9939,

Rapp Saloon Friday, free open mic event open to everyone. Sign-up 8 p.m. 1436 Second St. 213.207.6881,,

Saturday, January 7

History of Film Series, Documentary film maker Elaina Archer will screen “Singin’ in the Rain” at 2 p.m. at the Ocean Park Branch library. A discussion of the film and its stars will follow. The program is free and open to the public. 2601 Main Street. 310.458.8683,

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing Made Simple seminar. Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and e-publishing during this free half-day seminar from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Author and instructor Mike Rounds will tell attendees how to self-publish their book, convert it to an e-book, sell it, make it available for download, and protect intellectual property. No registration is required. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. 310.458.8600,

Sunday, January 8

Discover Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, will hold a reception and information session from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about Goddard’s low-residency MFA program on the west coast. Faculty, students, and alumni will be on hand to answer your questions. Free. Writers Junction, 1001 Colorado Ave.

End U.S.-sanctioned torture and solitary confinement in prisons, at 1 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica’s Peace & Social Justice Committee hosts a screening of a film on U.S.-sponsored torture and a speaker on solitary confinement in prisons as a form of torture. The 20-minute DVD, “Ending U.S.–Sponsored Torture Forever,” was produced by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. A member of Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes whose son is in Pelican Bay State Prison’s segregated housing unit will speak. 1260 18th St. Free and open to the public.

The Santa Monica Conservancy Beach House Docents, invite the community to a special program called “Happy Birthday Marion!” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The legacy of Marion Davies, born on Jan. 3, 1897, is recognized and recalled at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Special tours at the Guest House will celebrate her many accomplishments and talents. A birthday tribute and refreshments at 1:30 p.m. This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310.496.3146,

Monday, January 9

The North of Montana Association, will host City Manager Rod Gould in a community conversation (“Can We Talk?”) about neighborhood projects, the economy and the future of the city at 7 p.m. Gould, along with city department heads, will answer questions from residents about any city-related issues. Please email all questions and concerns for the City Manager to It will be held at Roosevelt Elementary School, 801 Montana Ave.

Tuesday, January 10

Samohi Concert Bands Winter Concert, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Barnum Hall at Samohi. Tickets available at the door ($10 donation for adults, $5 youth/senior). Refreshments and baked goods for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. 601 Pico Blvd.

Global Street Food and Beer Tasting Dinner, will be presented by The Curious Palate and Telegraph Brewing Co. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $48, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations required 48 hours in advance, call 310.395.2901. The Market, Level 3 at 395 Santa Monica Place

Wednesday, January 11

Mystery Book Group, discussion of Patricia Highsmith’s “Strangers on a Train” at 7 p.m. in which an unhappily married tennis player encounters a psychopath who comes up with a scheme for them to ‘switch’ murders. The program is free and open to the public. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682,

Samohi Faculty Art Show Opening, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Roberts Gallery. Santa Monica High School. 601 Pico Blvd.

Thursday, January 12

Opening Night Benefit Gala, for The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. benefiting the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with special host Moby + DJ Aaron Byrd from, KCRW. Tickets $80. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. 323.857.6010,

In Case You Missed It Film Series, screening of “Morning Glory” at 2 p.m. In this comedy, a recently fired TV producer lands a job at an ailing morning show, which she tries to revitalize by hiring a legendary newsman. Unfortunately he and his co-host are soon in an all-out, on-air war. Starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, and Harrison Ford. The program is free and open to the public.Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682,

Lecture on Architect Ernst L. Freud. Most people are familiar with psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, but lesser-known is his son Ernst, the subject of Ernst L. Freud: Architect, a lecture by author Volker M. Welter at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. 310.458.8600,


Friday, January 6

The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez, KG Superstar @ Zanzibar

Ray K Acoustic Happy Hour, Neon on West, DJ Dulcet Collective, Justin Dzuban @ Bar Pico

Gary Allegretto @ Harvelle’s

Java with Javelyn – Indie Music Nights @ The Talking Stick

Hollowbody Fridays @ Trip

Austin Brown’s 2012 Winter Music Celebration Featuring Yonas Michael and DJ Mario Noir @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Steely Jam, David Geilan, Okestar Meze @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Saturday, January 7

Get Shifty Party ft. Bixel Boys,Danny Parr & Marvel the Gr8, BEATAZ @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Model Citizen, The Mason Void, and Warm Welcome’s reunion show @ Trip

DJ Sala @ Bar Pico

Billy Vera & The Beaters, Uncle Charlie @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Talking Stick’s Open Jam@ The Talking Stick

Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar

Sunday, January 8

The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s

Starlight Girls, Rimpau, Subjective Perspective @ Trip

Honeybear with Whirlynn Pop, Schoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Pico Joke Show @ Bar Pico

Monday, January 9

The Verdugos, Benny Marchant and friends @ Trip

Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar

MoZaic Open Mic @ The Talking Stick

Ultra Love @ Harvelle’s

Tuesday, January 10

Open Mic, The Vignatis @ Bar Pico

Talking Burrito Comedy Show, Live Band Karaoke LA, featuring Mike Bray of the Kyle Gass Band @ The Talking Stick

Touché Tuesdays with The Sweet Hurt, Martin Starr, Common Rotation, LA Font (DJ Set) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Kristi McU’Laff Comedy Show, followed by Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke @ Trip

Wednesday, January 11

Open Mic with Ellen and Peter @ The Talking Stick

Professor Gall, followed by TRiP Tease Burlesque @ Trip

WE LIKE FUN (funk/disco edition) featuring Autumn Leilani and Casey James with Stephen Etheredge, Johnny James, Junior Costas @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

The Trades @ Bar Pico

Goddess Celebration: Dakini Star & Aima the Dreamer, Jillian Ann, Shakti Bliss, J Brave @ Zanzibar

House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s

Thursday, January 12

Six String Quartet @ The Talking Stick

Marley Event @ Bar Pico

Afro Funke Thursday: DJ Gozar @ Zanzibar

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


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. Opening Reception Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave, C2. 310.586.9128,

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 Jan. 7 through Feb. 4 at Schomburg Gallery. Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave, E3A. 310.453.5757,

Refocus: Multicultural Focus, a photography exhibition organized by Sheila Pinkel will commence this Saturday, Jan. 7 and run through 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,

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 will open this Saturday, Jan. 7 and run through Feb. 18. Opening reception Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1. 310.453.7535,

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 this Saturday, Jan. 7 with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will run through Feb. 4. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2525 Michigan Avenue, B4. 310.828.8488,

Buy Local: Think International, a new exhibition at TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station will be on display through 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 with an opening reception to be held on Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3. 310.829.9556,

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,

Peter Shelton: Eyehand, L.A. Louver presents a survey exhibition of sculpture by Peter Shelton through Dec. 30. Including more than 40 works from 1975-2011, the exhibition encompasses the full range of forms created by the artist over the past 35 years, and is presented throughout all L.A. Louver galleries. 45 North Venice Blvd., Venice 310.822.4955,

Lost & Found: Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980, this exhibit features paintings, drawings, sculptures, and assemblages from obscure and known artists who used different media to interpret the abstract expressionist movement with a Los Angeles twist through Dec. 30. The focus will be post war works up to 1980. Free. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B7. 310.315.1937,

Trunk Gallery presents “Fetish,” featuring James Mullen, Kari Harvey and other artists working with doll parts, mannequins, and nails. Opening Reception Dec. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gallery open Thursday through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Show runs through Jan. 22. 12818 Venice Blvd., L.A. 310.483.7221,

Craig Krull Gallery, presents three new exhibits through Jan. 14 as part of the Getty initiative, “Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980.” The exhibits are: Julian Wasser’s “Los Angeles,” George Herms’ “Collages,” and Edmund Teske’s “Portraits.” Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B3. 310.828.6410,

Battle of the Buddha, Jeffrey Wisniewski’s creates a choreographed fight scene between good and evil Buddhas utilizing motion capture technology through Jan. 14. The video begins with one levitating Buddha which then separates into one gold and one red who battle each other rolling half naked around an empty, starkly lit space. Patrick Painter Inc. 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit A8 and B2. 310.264.5988,

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 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,

Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects, through March 3, 2012. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.,


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 today 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,


ICE at Santa Monica, for anyone who hasn’t visited the outdoor ice skating rink at Fifth St. and Arizona Ave., it will remain open during the holiday period. Admission and skate rental is $12. Normal operating hours through Jan. 16. For more information, call 310.496.9880 or visit

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 in throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or

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,

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

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:

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

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,,

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. 25 years specializing in Self Help, Relaxation/Meditation Therapies, and prevention of stress causing diseases. Every Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 122 Lincoln Blvd. #103, Venice, near Rose Avenue. By donation. RSVP: 310.433.2382

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

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 or

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