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Santa Monica Events Calendar Feb. 17-23: Events, Art, Theater, And Music:

LAST CHANCE

Romeo and Juliet, or The Old “You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You” Blues, will conclude this Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Throw away everything you think you know about Shakespeare – and for that matter, about theatre. Join two raucous, irreverent storytellers, spinning the tale of Romeo and Juliet. The story is about, well, frankly, teenagers. You know the species. They fall in love at the drop of a hat always with the very person Mom and Dad can’t stand. And in the case of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, their families have hated one another for as long as anyone can remember. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Adults $10 ($7 children 12 and under). 2627 Pico Blvd. 310.828.7519, morgan-wixson.org/?p=834

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

THIS WEEK

Friday, February 17

Santa Monica High School’s Apollo Night, will be presented by the African American Parent Group and the BSU Club of Santa Monica High School at 7 p.m. in the Barnum Hall at 601 Pico Blvd., at Santa Monica High School. All the entertainment is presented by all the students of Santa Monica High School. This is in recognition of Black History Month. All proceeds goes toward the BSU Scholarships Fund. Admission $7 in advance $10 at the door. 310.367.5478 or [email protected]

HopHead Heaven Bitter Beer Event at Library Alehouse. HopHead Heaven continues today through Feb. 26. Event includes local bitterness, IPAs, double IPAs, hoppy pales, and other hop monsters from LA and OC, local brewers in attendance, and street taco specials. Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St. 310.314.4855. libraryalehouse.com

Saturday, February 18

Saturdays with LA Opera. The season continues with a talk about the coming of age comic opera Albert Herring from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program is free and all ages are welcome. Space is limited and on a first-arrival basis. This is an event of The Living Room…a place for adults program series. Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600, smpl.org

Flex Pro Championships. Judging Starts at 12 p.m. and the finals start at 7 p.m. Open seating except VIP $27.50. Finals reserved seating tickets $38.50 or $66. VIP reserved seating for judging and finals is $110. Auditorium parking $9. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. flexonline.com/flex_pro/fp_info

Hiromi Jazz concert. The Japanese-born protege of legendary pianist Chick Corea, Hiromi has been heralded as one of the brightest new lights on today’s piano jazz landscape electrifying audiences and critics alike with her sophisticated composition and musicianship. You will be captivated with her infectious energy as she performs tunes from her latest album, Place To Be—a musical travel journal of the many places around the world that have left an indelible impression on her creative sensibilities. This performance in honor of Bill Imada starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $59-$98. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. 310.434.3200, http://thebroadstage.com/show _info.php?show_id=27

“Saturday Scenic Excursions Train Rides.” Relax onboard the 1930s vintage passenger or dining cars as the train travels through century old citrus and avocado groves. The first stop of the day will be at Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium with the second stop in downtown Santa Paula. Depart Fillmore at 12 p.m., return at approximately 4 p.m. (rain or shine). Adults $24, Seniors $22, youth 4-12, $14, child 2-3 $10 Infant under 2 free on lap. Fillmore &Western Railway: 805.524.2546 or 800.773.8724, fwry.com

Storytime and booksigning. Meet, read, listen, and do crafts with Sanjay Nambiar, children’s author and creator of the acclaimed book and Mom’s Choice Award Winner, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones).” Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, the book is about a wise girl who experiences a series of events that at first seem lucky (or unlucky) but then turn out to be quite the opposite. Free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble,1201 Third Street. 310.260.9110, store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3151042-7

Jacaranda Concert. Santa Monica series presents works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich; then, three pianists share piano bench to play Schnittke piece honoring the three composers. The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St. (cross street is Wilshire). Tickets are available at www.jacarandamusic.org, or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX. Purchased online, tickets are $35 general and $15 for students, or at the door the evening of the concert $40 general/$20 for students.

Community Shred Event and Electronics Recycling. The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division can help you safely dispose of your unwanted records and documents at its free shredding day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to Santa Monica residents and will be held at the City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave.

Sunday, February 19

Act of Valor Sneak Preview at Aero Theatre. Directors Scott Waugh and Mouse McCoy present a sneak preview of their new action-packed war drama starring a group of real-life active-duty Navy SEALs at 7:30 p.m. General admission $11. 1328 Montana Ave. americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/act-of-valor-0

Teen Wolf Cast & Crew Reunion at Aero Theatre. Director Rod Daniel brings along cast and crew for a screening of the 1980s cult classic starring Michael J. Fox at 4 p.m. Discussion following with director Rod Daniel and cast and crew members. General admission $11. 1328 Montana Ave. americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/teen-wolf-0

Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. Guest conductor Jung Ho Pak and clarinetist Gabriel Campos join YMF’s Debut Orchestra to perform the Silvestre Revueltas’ Ocho por Radio and Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie at 4 p.m. Free. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=101

Mt. Olive’s Classical Music Series. Members of the Los Angeles Horn Quartet will be featured artists at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. All are welcome. Free parking, free admission, freewill offering. Light refreshments follow the concert. 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org

Tuesday, February 21

Story and Song: Ziba Shirazi. Join the Fairview Branch Library at 7 p.m. to meet Iranian-American writer, poet, singer, and storyteller Ziba Shirazi as she tells of the lives of displaced Iranians. Free. 2101 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.458.8681

Be a great Mother-in-Law in the 21st Century. This five session workshop will focus on creating more satisfying relationships with Daughters-in-Law, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Santa Monica. The workshop leaders are Linda Smukler, MS, State licensed MFT with more than 25 years’ experience, and a Mother-in-Law Meryl Maler, MA, Teacher and Mother-in-Law. Cost $200. For more information, call Linda at 310.373.6151 ext. 2

Egyptian Art Show. Santa Monica High School’s Robert’s Art Gallery and African American Parent Group of Santa Monica High School present “Egyptian Art Show” by Kimberley L. Herron from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is in recognition of Black History Month. There will be a silent auction of artwork. Free admission and free refreshments served. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards scholarships for the BSU Club of Santa Monica High School. 601 Pico Blvd.

Wednesday, February 22

Stone Brewing Beer Tasting Dinner. Upper West host its 2012 Beer Tasting Dinner featuring five course dinner paired with five craft beers at 7 p.m. $55 per person (plus tax and tip). 3321 Pico Blvd. 310.586.1111, theupperwest.com

Thursday, February 23

Food Truck Night at Olympic High School, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be 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.

“Where is the Money Going?” The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute will present a panel and audience discussion on “The End of Redevelopment?” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college’s Bundy Campus Room 123, 3171 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, email [email protected] For questions, call 310.434.3429

Lost Boy Of Sudan. In honor of African American History Month, Santa Monica College will present Alephonsion Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, speaking on “Africa, America & the Hope of Transnational Connectivity.” Deng’s free talk will be given at 11:15 a.m. in Art Lecture Hall 214 on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. For information, call 310.434.4303.

MUSIC

Friday, February 17

Elias Deleault, Uncle Charlie, My Burden, Cohesive @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

The Goods With DJ Anthony Valadez, KG Superstar @ Zanzibar

Duo Del Sol, Dj Dave Paine @ Bar Pico

MoZaiC – Music / Art / Poetry @ The Talking Stick

The Captain Danger Show, The Mason Affair, Fearmia, Casey Wickstrom @ Trip

Petunia and the Vipers featuring Exene Cervanka from X @ Harvelle’s

Phutureprimitive with Helicopter Showdown, Chris Loren, Virtu @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Saturday, February 18

Youngblood Hawke with Eastern Conference Champions, Finish Ticket, Jesse Kivel (Kisses/Princeton) DJ Set @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Tom Nolan, Harold Honey @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

World Music Night @ Bar Pico

Cafe R&B @ Harvelle’s

Black Valentine’s with Big Joe Hurt and friends @ Trip

Music Magique presents Severin Browne’s CD Release Party @ The Talking Stick

Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar

Sunday, February 19

Sounds of Bahia featuring The Batuqueiros, Amen Santo, Balandugu Kan, Vikter Duplaix, Reni Flores, Samba ‘N’ Motion, Samba Soul and more @ Zanzibar

The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s

BluesTime with Tom Gramlich & Mystic Miles @ The Talking Stick

Kristi Bride and the Light, Project Moon, Honeybear, Frankie Goodrich, John Huldt @ Trip

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

Monday, February 20

Morning Fuzz, Phantom V, Trick Bastard, and 3rd of June @ Trip

Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar

MoZaic Open Mic @ The Talking Stick

Philanthro LA Presents: Mondays with A Cause @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Ultra Love @ Harvelle’s

Tuesday, February 21

Open Mic, The Vignatis @ Bar Pico

Stef & Steve’s Folk-Rock ‘n’ Blues Night @ The Talking Stick

La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s

Mind The Gap with The Peach Kings, The Roads (Andy Siara of Henry Clay People and Claire McKeown of Shadow Shadow Shade), LA Font (DJ Set) @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

13th Annual Mardi Gras Carnaval hosted by Vida Vierra with DJ Drez, Alma All Stars, Kara Mack and the Samba D’Lua Dancers @ Zanzibar

Ticket Down, Scott Aleander presents Free Cookies, Grace Gravity, and the Fraser/Friedman Duo @ TRIP

Wednesday, February 22

Open Mic with Ellen and Peter @ The Talking Stick

Luminous Movement: Electronic/Hip Hop/ Dubstep/World Music Vibes @ Zanzibar

Drinking Liberally @ TRIP

Masters of Now @ Bar Pico

House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s

Thursday, February 23

Harlow Gold @ Harvelle’s

“Chicks with Picks” hosted by Olivia May, Black ‘n’ Vinyl with DJ Jaxyn @ Bar Pico

Afro Funke Thursday: African Dance by Nadra @ Zanzibar

Jani Kosturski’s Jazz Band @ The Talking Stick

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

TRiP Tease Burlesque @ TRIP

EXHIBITS

Beyond The Natural Figure. The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery spresent “Beyond the Natural Figure,” an exhibit of extraordinary drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Lillian Molina. The show features large-scale charcoal works on paper, in which Molina uses deliberate exaggeration and experimentation to compose powerful figurative expressions. The exhibit runs through March 16 at the gallery, located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St. in downtown Santa Monica. The opening reception is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 310.434.4306

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, presents a new exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based Tim Ebner, with an installation in its West Gallery by Steven Hull through March 10. This will be Ebner’s 15th exhibition at the gallery, and Steven Hull’s eighth. Gallery Hours from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday through Saturday. 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com

“Faces and Places:” Marc Trujillo/Sean Cheetham. The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is excited to present, in their first show together, two contemporary Los Angeles painters, Marc Trujillo and Sean Cheetham The show runs through March 10, with the opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th St. 310.434.3434.

Breaking in two: provocative visions of motherhood, is the first comprehensive exhibition of work by women artists who are mothers where the work itself integrates the maternal experience, the relationship to the body, the child, the family, and the society at large. Showing through April 14 from noon till 6 p.m Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibition will feature a multi-cultural group of four generations of nationally and internationally recognized artist-mothers. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and assemblage, installation, photography, film/video, poetry/writing, and performance. Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue.310 251 4299. [email protected]

Our Shifting Subconscious: Form vs. Perception. A new exhibition at TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, through Feb. 25. It features artists Ty Bowman, Jane Peterson, and David Twamley. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

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 LA-Art. 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

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 a.m. to 6 pm. 2525 Michigan Avenue A-1, 310.453.6463, peterfetterman.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

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

“Why We Have A Body,” is Tanna Frederick’s directorial debut at the Edgemar Center for the Arts opening today through April 8. Lili’s a private eye. Her specialty is divorce cases, investigating adulterous husbands. But Lili herself is having an affair with a married woman, Renee, who is (or was, up until this point) a heterosexual. Lili has a sister, Mary (Frederick), a career criminal who compulsively robs convenience stores at gunpoint. But Mary is trying to make an effort at having a non-criminal life. For this, she will have Lili’s assistance. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. Admission $34.99, 310.392.7327, edgemarcenter.org

Pentagon Papers. For the first time on stage, the hidden history of the Vietnam War that destroyed more than one president is dramatized at the Santa Monica Playhouse through March 25 each Sunday at 3:30 p.m. President Richard Nixon referred to the Watergate break-in which eventually lead to his resignation as ‘silly’ and ‘incredible’ in grand jury transcripts made public in November 2011. J-Powers’s new play Pentagon Papers presents key passages from the recently declassified Pentagon Papers revealing the shocking secrets that led him to create a team of Watergate burglars and eventually to the self-destruction of his presidency. Tickets $19.50, $17 (students, teachers, seniors, members of the military), $15 (groups of eight or more). 1211 4th St. 310. 394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com

The Dining Room, is a two-act play by A. R. Gurney that consists of 18 overlapping and unrelated vignettes, all staged in one elegant dining room at different time periods. In what has been described as “a seamless collection of moments,” the show presents a spectrum of glimpses into the human condition: the joys, sorrows, love and comedy that accompany family life. The play’s 57 characters are

portrayed by just six actors. Friday and Saturday through March 3. 1404 Third Street Promenade. 310.656.8070, promenadeplayhouse.com

Fireside at the Miles. 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

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

Beth Shir Shalom Temple has announced Feb. 20, 2012 as the starting date for tours of its pre-kindergarten class. Part of Beth Shir Shalom’s Early Childhood Center (ECC), the class is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Called “Gesher” (Hebrew for “bridge),” the class is also known as “transitional kindergarten,” it is designed for children born in the latter part of the year and those who need an extra year before moving on to kindergarten. Such kindergarten programs are expected to be much more in demand this year, since the LAUSD has recently pushed the birthday cutoff age for kindergarten progressively earlier. The Beth Shir Shalom ECC, which begins with a toddler class for 18-month-old children, starts in September and runs through June. For information and to schedule a private tour, please call 310.829.2517. Beth Shir Shalom is located at 1827 California St. For more information, visit www.bethshirshalom.org.

Sixth Annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. The Santa Monica Public Library announces a call for entries for the sixth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. It was created to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books that make significant contributions to,

and broaden public awareness of, sustainability. Authors, illustrators and publishers are encouraged to submit titles for consideration. Books may be submitted by following the guidelines on the Santa Monica Public Library website at smpl.org/Green_Prize.aspx. The submission deadline is April 30, 2012. The winners will be announced later this year, preceding an awards program in September. 310.458.8600. smpl.org/Green_ Prize.aspx

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.

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.) with 25 years specializing in self-help, relaxation/meditation therapies, and prevention of stress causing diseases. Sundays at 1:15 p.m. for one hour in Santa Monica. Cost $25. RSVP: 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

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

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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Local clothing line reimagines athleisure By Toi Creel With ranges in styles for men’s clothing from suits and professional clothing...

Police Searching For Robbery Suspects: Santa Monica Beat – September, 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Police Searching For Robbery Suspects * Should School Board Representatives Have...