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Santa Monica, Westside Events Calendar Aug. 17-23: Art, Theater, And Music: Highlighting Santa Monica, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Venice, and Hollywood!

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).

Last Chance

The Santa Monica Museum of Art concludes two exhibits this Sunday, 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, concludes 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. This Sunday, Aug. 18, will be the final day it features 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.

This Week In Santa Monica

Friday, August 17

“Live From Loews: California Classics” Concert Series. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel presents Acoustic Saints in its latest installment of its monthly concert series featuring ocean views, locally-crafted beer, fine wine, and California cuisine. Founded by melodic rock icon Stan Bush and Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, House of Lords), the Acoustic Saints reinterpret classic rock with favorites like “Hotel California” and “Whiter Shade of Pale” or Bush’s penned “Love Don’t Lie” made popular by the House of Lords. $45 in advance or $55 at the door. 1700 Ocean Ave. loewshotels.com.

Saturday, August 18

Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. Field marine biologist and author Maddalena Bearzi presents a multimedia program with highlights from her book “Dolphin Confidential” and slides of the metropolitan bottlenose dolphins of Santa Monica Bay at 3 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium. Her compelling, in-depth descriptions of her fieldwork present a captivating look into dolphin social behavior and intelligence. 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.

Red Cross “Car Wash” fundraiser. American Red Cross of Santa Monica volunteers will hand wash and vacuum personal cars for donations of $10 and $15 for trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The car wash will be held in the Santa Monica Red Cross chapter parking lot, 1450 11th Street (at Broadway) in Santa Monica on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 310.394.3773, redcrossla.org/santamonica.

Author Riane Eisler to Speak on Foundations for a More Peaceful and Caring World. USA’s Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica will host a lecture with Riane Eisler, acclaimed author of the international bestseller “The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future.” She will discuss steps toward an economy that meets human needs, supports human dignity, nonviolence, and a good quality of life. Free. 4 p.m. SGI-USA Buddhist Center. 1212 7th St. sgi.org.

Textile Recycling Event and T-Shirt Craft Workshop. The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division is hosting a textiles collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Yards. Find a new home for all your unusable clothing, towels, bedding, and so much more. A drop-in workshop between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. is offered for anyone wanting to learn how to make a t-shirt bag perfect for shopping at the Farmers Market. 2500 Michigan Ave. smgov.net/r3.

Sunday, August 19

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society’s signature walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. 562.437.0791 exy. 225. makingstrides.acsevents.org.

Monday, August 20

“Such Sweet Thunder” at Typhoon. The Mike Price Jazz Orchestra was formed in Tokyo, Japan in 1999 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Duke Ellington. For this first appearance in Los Angeles, the orchestra will perform music at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from the Ellington legacy, featuring the “Such Sweet Thunder Suite” plus a selection of other pieces from other suites such as “The New Orleans Suite” and “The Far East Suite!” Admission is $10. 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, South 2nd Floor. 310.390.6565, typhoon.biz.

Abbreviated History of Travel Writing in the United States. Geographer, historian, and travel writer Max Grinnell will give an informative and entertaining look into the history of American travel writing, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Duncan Hines’ roles in expanding U.S. travel opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their own travel writing for a chance to win a travel book. Montana Branch Library at 7 p.m., 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682, smpl.org.

Wednesday, August 22

Movie Screening and Q&A. “3 Magic Words” is a documentary-drama that explores the metaphysical realms of life on planet Earth and weaves together a tapestry of new age thought, philosophy, quantum physics, cosmology, geometry, ancient mystical teachings and a new discovery about consciousness that could change the way we currently perceive our lives and the world around us. After the screening, enjoy a short film panel with the filmmakers for Q&A. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street.310.729.4195.Admission is $10. 3magicwordsmovie.wordpress.com.

Ultimate Prenatal Date Night. This is a unique blend of comedy and childbirth education. Dr. Berlin takes 20 expectant couples to a comedy club for dinner, drinks (beer and mocktails) and a live comedy show from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to learn all about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. New parent survival skills include swaddling and diapering, and dads-to-be do a 30-minute ‘Daddy Boot Camp’ while mom-to-be huddle in for ‘What to REALLY Expect When You’re Expecting.’ Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade. 323.549.0070. doctorberlin.com.

Get the Good Guy Seminar. Dating Strategist Christian Anderson leads a seminar on “Attracting a Good Man Into Your Life.” Christian Anderson is a dating and relationship strategist in Los Angeles that helps women attract a healthy man into their lives. He will be discussing the allure of the Bad Boy versus the Good Boy and exploring three keys that can immediately double your dating with good men. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8600. Please RSVP for free admission at: rsvp@getthegoodguy.com. $20 at the door. getthegoodguy.com.

Thursday, August 23

Yes, There Really is a Mr. Wilshire. Lou Rosen, author of the book entitled “Henry Gaylord Wilshire, the Millionaire Socialist” will use rare Los Angeles photos in his presentation on Wilshire the man. Find out how handsome Henry “Gaylord” Wilshire decided to come to Los Angeles, and how a 35 acre barley field, he acquired became the founding 1200 ft. that later stretched 16 miles to become Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. 7 p.m. 1210 4th St.

Live Music In Santa Monica

Friday, August 17

Michelle Carter, Graham Harper, Mellow Collision @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar

Bongo Fury: Remixed @ Harvelle’s

Big Freedia, Hottub @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Ms. Maura & Lynz Floren, Foxhole Radio, A Million Seeds, Red Again, and The Danger Wilde @ TRiP

Saturday, August 18

Olio, New Blues Revolution, Velvet Goldmine @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar

Rick Vito @ Harvelle’s

Chix with Pix @ Bar Pico

Sugarpill, ChrisB., Grewvangle @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

The Cocanuts, Solwave, and Yusif! @ TRiP

Sunday, August 19

Austin Herbert @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s

Rhino Bucket with Age of Evil @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Elle Carpenter, Nicole Lexi Davis, Sailors of Neptune, The Follow, Kenny Reeves and the Clones, and more! @ TRIP

Monday, August 20

Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar

The Mixx @ Harvelle’s

Leandra Graves, Miss Marlow Project, Mr. Crumb, and Red Undead @ TRiP

Tuesday, August 21

Love In Da House @ Zanzibar

La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s

Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico

The Ross Sea Party, The Breakups, Dylan Trees @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Alli Breen Comedy, with special musical guests Garcia and Scott, the Steezers, and Troy Noka! @ TRiP

Wednesday, August 22

House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s

Ice Age @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

TRiP Tease Burlesque @ TRiP

Thursday, August 23

Permashine @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar

Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s

Awesome Night II @ Bar Pico

VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club

The Gene Butler Band, The Verdugos, Salvador Santana, and Jahnywallz @ TRiP

Exhibits In Santa Monica

The LA Mobile Arts Festival. iPhoneArt.com and the Santa Monica Art Studios presents the LA MOBILE ARTS FESTIVAL. Los Angeles celebrates pioneers of iPhoneography and the underground mobile arts movement with nine days of interactive digital art – iPhone imagery, sound and video-based works, sculptural and performance art installations at the historic Santa Monica airplane hangar turned cutting-edge arts community. The festival will run daily from August 18 through 26. Take off with us! Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue. la-maf.com.

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.

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.

Theater In Santa Monica

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 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 Events In Santa Monica

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.

Alcoholism: If troubled by someone else’s drinking, you may find relief at our weekly Al-Anon meeting. We are a small group of caring listeners with the same challenge, lots of recovery, and a sense of humor. We share our “experience, strength and hope” every Friday, 10am to 11:30 am, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 2 St. Free. 310.804.5300.

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.

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 smfreeworkout@gmail.com.

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 volcoord@rozeroomhospice.org.

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 in.stillness@yahoo.com.

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 features Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band (Rhythm & Blues) this Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. Held at the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village. Free. 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

Summer Sights and Sips Cruises this Wednesday, Aug. 22 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, Aug. 22 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.

Beach Eats – Gourmet Food Trucks at Marina Beach. Chow down on some of L.A.’s best mobile truck cuisine at this weekly waterfront event this Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. beside Marina (Mother’s) Beach. Parking is convenient ($1/hr), beachside picnic tables are available, and the trucks serve until 9 p.m. 305.9545.

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 today, Aug. 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

Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. Colombian superstar Juanes has become the leading all-Spanish language music artist in the world. An electrifying guitarist and gifted songwriter, the 17-time Latin Grammy winner has made a global impact with his blend of rock en español and traditional Latin American rhythms, as well as with his commitment to social change through music. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com.

Gustavo Dudamel and Domingo! at the Hollywood Bowl at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 19. The world’s greatest tenor joins Gustavo Dudamel for the first time in concert for an unforgettable evening of Latin songs and operatic arias. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com.

McGegan Conducts Haydn this Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Stylish British trumpeter Alison Balsom makes her Bowl debut in an invigorating and delightful all-Haydn program with the nimble Nicholas McGegan at the helm. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.

Anita Baker and Esperanza Spalding this Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Anita Baker brings her romantic “fireside love songs” and sophisticated grooves to the Bowl, with classic hits such as “Sweet Love” and “Giving You The Best That I’ve Got.” This amazing songstress with a bell-clear alto has a powerhouse R&B songbook filled with soulfulness and poignancy. Grammy-winning jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding celebrates a funky new album to open the night. $1-$134. Hollywoodbowl.com.

Midsummer Mozart this Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Bowl favorite Nicholas McGegan leads a glorious program of Mozart masterworks, featuring the debut of Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud.$1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.

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Santa Monica Auctions is hosting its bi-annual live outdoor art auction on May 15th at Bergamot Station Arts Center. See...

Help Recruiting for Good Give Back and Join the Fun at the Sweetest Earth Day Parties Ever

April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

By Susan Payne  Earth Day is around the corner.  For Carlos Cymerman, founder of Recruiting for Good, that means the...

Santa Monica Bead & Design Show Returns to the Fairmont Miramar!

April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022

The Santa Monica Bead & Design Show will showcase a fine selection of handcraft and artisan supplies at the Fairmont...

Santa Monica to Host Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auction Gallery

April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

43rd annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction re-emerges with an art gallery and NFT auction April 15 –...

Honoring Women’s History Month With ‘Yarn Bomb’ Art Exhibit at Village Green

March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022

Local Palisadian Michelle Villemaire creates the sixth annual ‘Yarn Bomb’ exhibit at Village Green Park. See the exhibit in this...

Local Artists Honored at Legendary Women of Venice Awards

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Venice Art Crawl hosts the 3rd annual Legendary Women of Venice Awards, find out who was honored in this video...

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Stairway of the Stars Returns for in-Person Concert

March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022

March 19 concert will feature nearly 900 elementary, middle, and high school students By Sam Catanzaro For the first time...