Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings in Santa Monica and the Westside including Malibu, Venice, Marina del Rey, and Hollywood (view these listings at the bottom).
“Touch Me Touch You” at TAG Gallery. Julienne Johnson’s exhibition embodies the spirit of her previous Ashes For Beauty series, in which memory, texture, and fleeting connections to the world around us inform our very place within it. The gallery also features Pam Douglas and Camey McGilvray. The exhibit concludes this Saturday, August 11. 2525 Michigan Avenue, D3 (Bergamot Station). 310.829.9556, taggallery.net.
Free Art of Giving Workshops at the Tutoring Club of Santa Monica end today. The Art of Giving Foundation uses art to help teach children the importance of compassion, empathy and helping others. They encourage and assist children of the world in helping other children in need, through the use of free art programs. Through their art, the children in this program will learn to use their skills to help other groups of deserving children, both here in the US and around the globe. Ages 4 to 7: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages 8 to 13: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. art-of-giving.org.
Friday, August 10
Indulge Santa Monica: Dinner at the Fairmont – Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Four of the West Side’s finest chefs combine forces to prepare an incredibly decadent, multi-course dinner. From Joe Miller’s Bar Pintxo and pioneering Joe’s, to Raphael Lunetta’s beloved Jiraffe and Ray Garcia’s farm-to-table hit FIG, you’d have to book four different meals to sample these super-stars’ talents. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Located at FIG at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Boulevard. Admission: $350. lafw.com.
Saturday, August 11
2012 World Olympics Games Viewing Event. View the fastest athletes in the world compete in the 2012 Olympics at 10 a.m. Test your skills in a soccer demo area and also record your fastest time in a speed test. Third Street Promenade, 1300 block.
“TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer” Screening. Local author and director, Steve Kosareff, presents his new documentary, “TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer” at 7 p.m. Be one of the first to see the film and check out his book, “Window to the Future.” There is no charge to attend, but guests are asked to fill out comment cards during a Q&A session after the film. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. 310.392.4728. tvman.tv.
Films 4 Change Presents: Koch Brothers Exposed. From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans, the Koch Brothers have launched a large network, attacking American values. This revealing film investigates the 1 percent in America at its very worst. change-links.org. Film starts at 7 p.m. at the home of Rachel and Jay, 601 9th Street, Santa Monica. RSVP: [email protected] or call 310.780.7363 (first 20).
Indigo Go Go Workshop. Dip into the art of natural indigo dye techniques – such as the ancient Japanese shibori technique – to make beautiful fabric pieces with Jane Palmer, founder of Noon Natural Dye House. Palmer regularly works with dosa to create hues made of non-toxic and sustainably grown plant materials. 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for non-members. Members RSVP to [email protected] Recommended ages 13 and up. Santa Monica Museum of Art. 2525 Michigan Avenue. smmoa.org.
Sunday, August 12
Jazz on the Lawn. The 7th annual event returns this year to a new location – Stewart Street Park, located at 1836 Stewart Street – each Sunday evening in August. Zane Musa will play his sax from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., combining his roots in traditional jazz with music of the contemporary era. Free parking after 3:30 p.m. across the street. smgov.net/jazz.
The Sunday Party. Free, all ages good vibe event. Great music and poetry — hang out and feel good. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free, all ages. The Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd Street. thesundayparty.com.
Annual Potluck Public Picnic at Clover Park. Featured Speaker California State Senator Ted Lieu, who is the representative for the 28th District and who soon will be representing Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and other Westside areas. No charge to attend. Free on-site parking. Picnic event participants are invited to bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share. The Activist Support Circle is an ongoing open support group for progressive activists helping to guard against activist burnout. 1 p.m. Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard. 310.399.1000, ActivistSupportCircle.org.
Lorna Jane Summer Workout Series. Every Sunday through August 19 Australian activewear label Lorna Jane, which just launched in the USA, is celebrating the opening of its flagship store at Santa Monica Place with a summer workout series co-hosted by Lorna Jane and Equinox. Equinox group fitness manager and Lorna Jane ambassador Amy Dixon has curated a workout series on the dining deck. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. 395 Santa Monica Place. santamonicaplace.com/Events.
Humanist Association of Los Angeles. West Side Discussion Group. Secular Students: Hope for Reason and Reason for Hope, presented by Evan Clark. How does a Humanist club get started at a Lutheran College? A perspective and hope for the future of the secular movement in America at 11 a.m. HALA is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. This meeting is free and the public is invited. Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway. hala.org.
Tuesday, August 14
Red Hen Press Readings: Carolyn Guinzio, Natalie Diaz and Gabrielle Calvocoressi, moderated by Alice Quinn. The lives of Native Americans caught between identities, the ambitions and heartbreaks of small-town denizens, and the distance between city dwellers and the natural world are each brought into focus with natural, vivid imagery against a backdrop of Americana – old Chevys making their way down dusty roads, drive-in movie theaters, and children playing in the summer heat. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Annenberg Beach House. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. eventbrite.com/org/199463539.
Wednesday, August 15
Groundbreaking for Pico Branch Library. The public ceremony will take place near the construction site of the new library, 2201 Pico Boulevard, in Virginia Avenue Park, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor Richard Bloom will be joined by representatives from the Pico Neighborhood Association and the Virginia Avenue Park Advisory Board in talking about the exciting opportunities this library brings to the park and the community. 310.458.8600, smpl.org/picobranch.aspx.
Santa Monica Live Music
Friday, August 10
Breanna Lynn, Marty McCartney, Brady Harris Band @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar
Micki Free @ Harvelle’s
Xochiti @ Bar Pico
Foxygen, NO, George Ben, Sun aka AM, Vinyl Williams @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Saturday, August 11
The Dirty Deuces, Crunch @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Jimmy Z and the Z Tribe @ Harvelle’s
Mufkin @ Bar Pico
Get Shifty ft. Killer Cam Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
Sunday, August 12
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
Austin Herbert @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Oldies Sunday @ Bar Pico
Cubensis: A Grateful Dead Tribute Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Piano Summit @ Mt. Olive Church
Monday, August 13
Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar
Hunnypot Radio Show ft. HPR with James Leach @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Monday Night Jazz @ Typhoon
Tuesday, August 14
Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico
The Ross Sea Party, Kid Cadaver, Thurlow @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s
Wednesday, August 15
The Parad with The Path, The Goodnight, Amnesia Beach, The Andrew Tester Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
The Lost Patrol @ TRiP
Thursday, August 16
Simply Show + Jam Session @ Bar Pico
Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar
VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Rage Area @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s
Santa Monica Art Exhibits
The Santa Monica Museum of Art, currently has two exhibits running through Aug. 19. They are “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” which is the first major solo museum exhibition for the New York-based multi-media artist. Meanwhile, “Park Studio: Complex Elements” is an exhibition of original glass-blown works by 24 high school student participants from Santa Monica and Watts who have participated in SMMoA’s distinguished, annual “Park Studio” interdisciplinary arts education program. 2525 Michigan Ave. G1 (Bergamot Station). 310.586,6488, smmoa.org.
DOSA for SMMoA. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift shop, GRACIE, is exhibiting a unique art installation “dosa for SMMoA” and shop featuring stunning pieces from the internationally acclaimed dosa clothing line and its renowned designer Christina Kim. dosa for SMMoA, in the Museum’s Project Room 1. Continuing through Aug. 18, it will feature an exquisite collection of clothing, accessories, and house wares from the dosa Spring 2012 and Standard Issue collections. 2525 Michigan Ave. G1 (Bergamot Station). 310.586.6488, smmoa.org.
Dinh Q. Le’s “Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire” is extended until August 25. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1 (Bergamot Station). 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery has launched an online exhibition space which will run independent of and alongside the on-site gallery exhibitions. Each digital exhibition will be presented only on the Shoshana Wayne Gallery website and all exhibitions will be archived there as well. New contributions will be posted in turn Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 18. 2525 Michigan Ave., B1 (Bergamot Station). shoshanawayne.com.
Santa Monica: A Journey Into An Extraordinary Past Permanent Exhibit Gallery. Experience the remarkable chapters of Santa Monica’s history in the permanent exhibit gallery. Place yourself in the front-page news of a past era, explore Santa Monica landmarks, or step into a re-created section of a Douglas C-47. Four themed exhibit rooms delve into the rich and colorful history of Santa Monica. 1350 Seventh Street. 310.395.2290. Admission: $5 general, $3 seniors and students, free for children under 12. santamonicahistory.org
Santa Monica Theater
Shakespeare Santa Monica has worked with the City of Santa Monica to produce more than 14 Shakespeare plays throughout the years. This year, they are performing “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “The Taming of the Shrew” at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting August 10 through August 25. Reed Park, Tournament Tennis Court 1, corner of 7th and Wilshire. $20 suggested donation. 310.270.3454. jfbnyla.com/shakespearesantamonica.
Last of the Knotts. The semi-autobiographical, solo show written and performed by poet/hipster Doug Knott and produced by Meadowbrook Entertainment, will be staged at Santa Monica Playhouse’s The Other Space Theatre with performances Aug. 30 and Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Doug endures a childhood of severe abuse by his alcoholic father, a Florida judge obsessed with his own legacy. To spite his father, Doug declares he will be the “Last Of The Knotts.” He then embarks on a carefree life to avoid the bourgeois anchor of family. 1211 Fourth St. Tickets $25. 800.838.3006, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Sideways The Play. Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures…just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present. Pinot Tasting included. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. extended through Sept. 2. Tickets $25; seniors/students $20. Ruskin Group Theatre. 310.397.3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com.
An Oz-Some Experience for All Ages. Santa Monica Playhouse Musical Matinee Series presents the internationally acclaimed Dorothy’s Adventures In Oz. It is a joyous family-friendly musical comedy for anyone between the age of two and 102, playing Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. General admission is $12.50; $10.50 for kids 12 and under. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Ongoing Santa Monica Events
Hump Day Lot, will feature a collection of food trucks every Wednesday at 1401 Santa Monica Boulevard. As many as six trucks may be on site at once, serving lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Central will provide music from noon to 9 p.m. Indoor seating is available and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are available to for purchase in this area.
American Cinematheque Screenings: Aero Theatre. Movie presentations by American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization, dedicated to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms, from classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. Weekly screenings of art, independent, and classic films. Also sneak peaks of upcoming movies with celebrity guest appearances and discussions with film-makers. Recurring daily. Call for program information: 323.466.3456. 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street. Tickets $10 or $7 for members. americancinematheque.com
Open Ocean Swimming, will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The next session begins August 14. Whether you’re looking to improve your swim stroke in a new environment, enhance your triathlon performance, or you’re just ready for a dynamic, fresh workout, this is the class for you! You might just see dolphins, too. Full four-class session registration required. Cost $102. Annenberg Beach House. recenroll.smgov.net
The People’s Voice. Emulating the centuries-old tradition of Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park, the People’s Voice puts up a weekly soapbox and microphone for anyone to freely speak his or her piece. The sky’s the limit! Free. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Palisades Park at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulveard and Ocean Ave.
Ballroom by the Bay. Held every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dancers of all ages and levels of experience. Dance to todays hits and old standards provided by experienced DJ’s. Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Swing and more! Light snacks provided, bottled water for sale. Recurring weekly on Wednesdays. Dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St. 310.487.0911. Admission is $10, $8 students and USA Dance with ID. smbwc.org/frameset.html.
Poetry and Verse. Mixing enlightened analysis with innovative authorship, join Bill Robertson of Santa Monica Emeritus College and strengthen your poetry dedication, appreciation, and creation. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. bn.com.
Meditation For Health and Well-Being with Rebecca Underwood. In this Guided Meditation, participants engage in a process that is very restful and rejuvenating and that may free old emotions and thoughts lodged in the body and/or mind. In addition, participants learn to use this Meditation in their everyday lives. It is also fun and has immediate and well as long-term benefits. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the community of people who are enjoying life and stepping into true health. Recurring weekly on Thursday’s at 1 pm. Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Ave. 310.458.8644. Free admission, must be at least 50 years of age to attend. smgov.net/portals/seniors.
Heal One World Free Yoga. Free (donation only basis) classes for beginners in need of Wellness Help. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 1318 2nd St, #21. 310.826.1971. healoneworld.com.
Shark Sundays at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Shark Sundays are a favorite weekly feature at the Aquarium. At 3:30 p.m. every Sunday, you can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while our horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of the water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk. 800.HEAL.BAY. healthebay.org.
Prime Night Tours. Prime Night Tours offers guests a fun and energetic tour of Santa Monica’s nightlife like you have never seen it before. The company serves as your official guide, ensuring that you are well taken care of and having the time of your life while partaking in the best bars and nightlife. Recurring weekly on Tuesday, registration and appetizers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ozumo’s. $30 per person, 310.991.9938.
Zumba on the Deck at Santa Monica Place. Get your weekend workout here with an awesome Zumba instructor! Zumba is the new “IT” workout. Zumba is free to participate! Rain or shine, if it rains the classes take place on level two between Kitson Kids and Carlton Hair. Recurring weekly on Saturday through December. Santa Monica Place, Level Two, free admission, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. santamonicaplace.com/events.
Live Entertainment on the Weekends at Santa Monica Place. The Plaza is the Place to be on the weekends with different artists every single weekend. Performances are usually between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. 310.260.8333. 395 Santa Monica Place. santamonicaplace.com/events.
A Taste of Santa Monica Tours. You will be taken on a three-hour adventure starting with how Santa Monica was established, all the ways Santa Monica has changed over the years, and of course all of the great things that Santa Monica has to offer today. You will sit down and relax with an interesting mix of people while you enjoy distinctive food and wine from some of Santa Monica’s unique restaurants and shops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission $59. destinationfoodtours.com.
28th Annual Twilight Dance Series. The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series’ key elements are music, community, and discovery each Thursday throughout summer from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A highly anticipated summer tradition now in its 28th year, the Series will again present free concerts across the musical spectrum drawing an audience as diverse as the acts onstage. twilightdance.org.
YWCA Adult Commercial Acting Classes. For those interested in a career change or adding to their income, this course will cover on-camera acting techniques and improvisation skills. Previous students from this course have appeared in regional and national commercials, films, videos and reality shows. The instructor, Adrienne Omansky, has been teaching commercial acting for over 20 years. Classes are on Saturdays form July 7 through August 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon for $80. The YWCA is located at 2019 14th Street. Call 310.452.3881 or go to smywca.org for information and registration.
YWCA Class: Healthy vs. Emotional Eating. Food and eating are vital to a happy and healthy life. However, sometimes we can turn to food or “emotional eating” in attempts to manage our feelings, especially when we feel overwhelmed. Rachel Fintzy, a licensed psychotherapist, is offering an educational workshop with strategies to improve your relationship with food, your body and difficult emotions using creative exercises, practical information and mindfulness techniques. No matter what life hands you, you have the ability to respond in ways that enhance your health and well-being. Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, YWCA. $10 per class.
Sunset Swim. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Annenberg Community Beach House invites adults to enjoy the pool on Tuesday evenings through Labor Day. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310.458.4904. annenbergbeachhouse.com.
Beach Volleyball Games. Saint-Tropez in Santa Monica. Join The Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club every Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through September 1, 2012. Up to six players per team. 930 Pacific Coast Highway.
Free easy 60 minute workout. Take part in a free ‘Community Get in Shape’ program in the park starting Sunday March 4 offered for the next 90 days. Enjoy a great outdoor workout for men and women. A professional instructor trained to help you achieve results no matter where you’re with your current fitness level. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthier life style through better nutrition and exercise. Call Patricia now to reserve a space and find out which park at 310.453.2630 or email [email protected]
Santa Monica Farmers Markets. The Downtown Farmers Market is held Wednesdays on Arizona Ave (between 4th and Ocean) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays on Arizona Ave. (between 4th and 2nd streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pico Farmers Market is held Saturdays at Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Main Street Farmers Market is held Sundays at 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of these 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.
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.
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 life-coping skills. 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.
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]
INERGETIX-CoRe System Demonstration. An information session about the energy medicine system used to evaluate and treat humans, animals, buildings, plants, and more with resonant frequencies, biofeedback, and broadcasting. Presented by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. with more than 25 years in the healing profession. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 635 Santa Monica Blvd. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382.
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 cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
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.
Get into shape or learn a new skill with YWCA Santa Monica’s summer class sessions. $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and receive discounts at YWCA events, a free subscription to YWCA Newsletters, and easy access to life-changing programs that advance the goals and pursuits of women and girls at every life stage. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.org or call 310.452.3881.
This Week In Malibu
Saturday Film Series. Call the library for the film title and rating that screens from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, August. 11. For adults. No registration required. 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 310.456.6438.
Teen Activity – T-shirt tie-dyeing. T-shirt tie-dyeing for teens (middle and high school). Participation is free and t-shirts will be provided. Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 310.456.6438.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is currently presenting four plays. They are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Measure for Measure,” “Heartbreak House,” and “The Women of Lockerbie” on various days and times through September. 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga. $10-$33. 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.
Malibu Farmer’s Market every Sunday whether there is rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Malibu Library Parking Lot and Civic Center Way. Enjoy a break with family or friends at the Market’s wonderful Food Court where fresh delights are prepared right there for you. Come meet the wonderful farmers and food vendors who will be supplying Malibu with freshest, tastiest fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, chicken, eggs, and baked goods.
This Week In Marina del Rey
Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert featuring Ismskzm (Reggae) this Saturday, August 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village. Free. 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
Birding By Kayak Excursion this Sunday, August 12. Learn the basics in bird identification and kayaking. No experience necessary. Open to ages 18 plus. Bring binoculars, wear long sleeve windbreakers, shoes that can get wet, hat, and sunscreen. Kayak, paddle, PDD, and wetsuit provided. UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, 7:30 to 11 a.m. $15-$30. 310.823.0048.
Summer Sights and Sips Cruises this Wednesday, August 15 at 5:45 p.m. Relaxing two-hour cruise, complimentary appetizers, bar specials, and a front row seat to view local yacht club sailboat races and a beautiful sunset over the Pacific. Boarding 5:45 p.m., Cruising 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Reservations required. 310.301.6000, hornblower.com/hce/home.
California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series this Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. Enjoy sunset from waterfront restaurants, Fisherman’s Village, and the North Jetty during Marina del Rey’s largest sailing event as scores of sailors compete. 310.823.4567, calyachtclub.com.
Flamenco Concert. Enjoy the fire and passion of Flamenco from Spain with Master Guitarist Paco Arroyo and Flamenco Dancer Yolanda Arroyo plus a cast from the Espana Flamenco Company this Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Blvd. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 at the door (cash only). $20 for seniors or children under 12. 310.827 5908.
This Week In Venice
Venice Art Crawl is held every third Thursday of the month by the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice local businesses and residents become pop-up art galleries. There are parties, live music, themed events and most of all, lots of great art! The next date is August 16.veniceartcrawl.com.
Live music at Danny’s every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. 23 Windward Ave, Venice. www.dannysvenice.com.
Live Burlesque Show every Wednesday night at the Townhouse. Show starts at 10 p.m. 52 Windward Ave, Venice. townhousevenice.com.
Venice Farmers Market is held every Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 501 Venice Blvd. 310.399.6690.
First Fridays. The first Friday of every month the merchants on Abbot Kinney Blvd. stay open late. There are art openings, grand openings, give aways, complimentary refreshments, food trucks and more. The next date is September 7.
The Electric Lodge is featuring the works of local artist Angélique Glennon, including some of her fabulous era-based paintings ranging from the years 1986-2012. The paintings will be on display through Sunday, August 26. In addition, the show’s opening day reception will be a special presentation of EcCeptical – sculpture in the shape of jewelry. 1416 Electric Ave, Venice. 310.306.1854, electriclodge.org.
This Week In Hollywood
Pop, rock, country, and jazz singer Norah Jones will perform at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 10. A multi-Grammy winner and an artist of astonishing musical versatility, she has collaborated with everyone from Willie Nelson and Herbie Hancock to Danger Mouse and Outkast. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Liza Minnelli: Confessions at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Hollywood Bowl. The irrepressible icon of stage and screen, queen of cabaret and winner of Tonys, Golden Globes, a Grammy, an Emmy and an Oscar, returns to the Bowl for a special, one-night-only appearance. Ever fabulous, Liza Minnelli commands the stage with ultimate showbiz star power. $14-$164. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Hollywood Bowl at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 12. Verdi’s great operatic tragedy, in a concert performance led by Dudamel, stars Îeljko Luãiç in his signature role as the hunchbacked court jester doomed by a sinister curse. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Gustavo Dudamel and Juan Luis Guerra this Tuesday, at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Joining Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra is singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, who popularized the bachata and merengue genres from the Dominican Republic. His unique sound, a mix of rhythms and melodies from a variety of styles, is beloved around the world. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Rubén Blades, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra this Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Two titans of salsa share the bill! Iconic Panamanian singer-actor-politician Rubén Blades, the “Latin Bruce Springsteen,” makes his eagerly awaited return to the Bowl. The evening also features legendary Puerto Rican pianist Eddie Palmieri and his fiery Salsa Orchestra. $1-$134. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Dudamel Conducts Copland this Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Just as Copland captured the wide-open plains of the U.S., Ginastera (who studied with Copland) fashioned a style that reflects the gaucho in the pampas of Argentina; both epitomize music of the Americas. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
“Memphis” concludes this Sunday, August 12 at the Pantages Theater. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. $25-$125. broadwayla.org.