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What’s On: Santa Monica Weekend Happenings April 12-14:

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Craig Krull Gallery concludes the works of Dan McCleary, Javier Carrillo, and Emmanuel Galvez this Saturday, April 13. 2525 Michigan Ave. B3 (Bergamot Station). 310.828.6410, craigkrullgallery.com.

haleARTS S P A C E concludes Alan Kupchick’s “There and Here” series this Wednesday, April 17. 2443 Main St. 310.314.8038, halearts.com.

Friday, April 12

Rodell Rosel performs a concert at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica. The Grammy-nominated Filipino tenor’s program includes P.D.Q. Bach, Offenbach, Lehrer, Rossini, and more. The suggested donation is $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit First UMC Santa Monica. Free parking is available across the street. santamonicaumc.org.

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater presents “Mission IMPROVable” today and Saturday, April 13 at 10 pm. A high-energy explosive improv show with lots of audience interaction. Members of “Mission IMPROVable” have had roles on such shows as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Modern Family,” “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show,” “Speed Channel Host,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Parenthood,” “Justified,” and “Epic Rap Battles of History.” Admission $10. 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.

Saturday, April 13

Orchestra Santa Monica Symphony Concert will be held at 7:30 pm featuring Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 and Smetana: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride. Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10, children and members free. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.903.2124, orchestrasantamonica.org.

Boomers & Beyond! Action Expo from 9 am to 2 pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street. Thee Action Expo brings together adults 50 and older with a broad range of service providers, products and resources that enhance healthy living. More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase information, products and services designed to meet the diverse needs of those aged 50 plus. Entry is free. wiseandhealthyaging.org.

Santa Monica Public Library presents writer and actor Aaron Hartzler for an author talk in support of his hilarious new memoir “Rapture Practice” at 3 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. This event is presented free to the public and is open to all. Seating is first come, first served. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.

Barnes & Noble presents local author Jessica Brody who returns to the store with a whole new series at 4 pm. Uncover the past along with the young protagonist in this exciting sci-fi debut. 1201 3rd Street Promenade. 310.260.9110, bn.com.

Sunday, April 14

Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company presents “The Taming of the Shrew” at 2 pm. This young company premiered last year at the Miles with a sparkling production of Twelfth Night, which shared a focus on the actors, utilizing stripped-down sets and an intimate setting. $20, $10 for students and seniors. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. theatreforasmallspace.com.

The Broad Stage presents “Darren Criss and the Yale Whiffenpoofs Concert for P.S. Arts” at 5 pm. The Yale Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s premier vocal group and stage and screen star Darren Criss – best known for his role on the Fox TV hit “Glee” – will headline a concert to benefit P.S. Arts, which helps bring arts education to underserved public schools. The Yale Whiffenpoofs and Criss will perform a cappella and choral renditions of American jazz classics, contemporary pop hits, and more. Admission $50-$125. 1310 11th St. 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com/yale_whiffenpoofs.

Santa Monica Public Library presents a special afternoon program at 2 pm with best-selling children’s book author Pseudonymous Bosch and musical sketch comedy troupe, the Story Pirates. The program will take place in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. This event is presented free to the public and is open to all ages. Seating is first come, first served. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.

Movies on the Beach at Coast. Hang out on the Coast patio every Sunday for a movie night! Show times begin at 6 pm. Food/drink specials from 6-9 pm. Tonight’s screening is of “The Artist.” 1 Pico Blvd. shuttersonthebeach.com.

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