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Santa Monica Mirror Events Calendar May 17-23:

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TAG Gallery concludes the works of artists Carole Garland, Brigitte Schobert, and Ellen Starr this Saturday, May 18. 2525 Michigan Ave. D3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net.

Santa Monica Playhouse concludes “Raise Me Up” Sunday, May 19. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3 pm. $25 general admission; $22.50 students, teachers, seniors and members of the military; $17.50 for groups of 8 or more; $15 for under 12’s. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.org.

Miles Memorial Playhouse concludes “Delicious Reality” this Sunday, May 19. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. $20 (students/seniors $15) 310.998.8765, teada.org.

Friday, May 17

My Favorite Bead Show returns to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium through Sunday. Today from 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Admission $6. 1855 Main St. intergem.com/shows/upcoming-shows/santa-monica-ca-bead-show-may-17-19.

The Children’s After School Theater 5th-12th graders star in an original tale with popular musical favorites in a C.A.S.T. Revue. KCAST- The Radio Station performances are today at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at 12:30 pm in Simkins Hall at First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors/children.

Saturday, May 18

The Friends of Santa Monica Public Library will hold its semi-annual Book Sale from 11 am to 2 pm, in the Friends Bookstore at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. More than 800 books priced from $5 to $100 will be available. Selection includes tabletop art books, architectural history books, first editions, autographed copies, children’s books, cookbooks, biographies, references, current best sellers, even audiobooks. Monies raised by the Friends will benefit library programs. Cash and checks will be accepted. The Friends Bookstore is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Santa Monica Public Library presents a screening of “Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer,” followed by a Q&A with director Kevin Bender at 3 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The documentary chronicles the golden era of baseball, through the stories of veteran game announcers like Mel Allen, Red Barber, Ernie Harwell, Jack Brickhouse, Jack Buck, and Curt Gowdy. This screening is presented free to the public and is open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. 310.458.8600, smpl.org.

YWCA Santa Monica/Westside presents its “Let’s Get Physical Marathon and Fundraiser” from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Have fun getting physical with an array of classes from Tai Chi to Zumba that you can take while raising money for YWCA programs that benefit girls, women, and families. Arrive at 9:30 am for check in/registration and coffee. Classes start at 10 am and run for 45 minutes. 2019 14th St. Registration is $50. 310.452.3881, www.smywca.org/news-and-events/get-physical.html.

YWCA Santa Monica/Westside presents “Primp My Ride 2013” from 4-7:30 pm. Take part in the 2nd Annual YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser. There will be a bike-a-thon, bike decorating, face painting, movies for kids, complimentary dinner, cash bar, and raffle. 2019 14th Street. www.smywca.org/womens-girls-programs/place-for-parents/primp.html.

The Museum of Flying hosts “Fresh Canvas Party 2013” from 7-10 pm. The Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center (formerly The Wellness Community) will award Comedy Central’s Jack Herrguth with the 2nd Annual GILDA Award at the event. The event will also be presenting more than 50 pieces of diverse artwork for sale to benefit the center’s free-of-charge programs. $250 general admission; $300 for VIP Artist Preview Reception (6-7 pm plus party). www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/events/item/445-fresh-canvas-party-2013.html.

Sunday, May 19

Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K will be held from 6:30 am to 11 am. The Santa Monica Classic features a spectacular point-to-point course along the streets of Santa Monica with the finish line just steps away from the famous Santa Monica Pier. The event benefits Heal the Bay. Post-race festival on the Santa Monica Pier. $35 registration. santamonicaclassic.com.

Pedego Electric Bicycles Santa Monica will host a grand opening celebration from 1-5 pm. The first 50 people (16 years and older) to test ride a Pedego Electric Bike will receive a free colorful sports watch. 214 Pier Avenue. pedegosantamonica.com.

Mt. Olive is hosting its monthly third Sunday Concert at 3 pm. Galina Barskaya will be giving a piano recital featuring music from Poulene, Prokofiev, Satie and more. Operatic works by Verdi will be sung by soprano Erica Lazerow. The event is freewill offering and free parking is also available. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Walk with Love 5K is back for its sixth year from 9 am to noon. Starts at Pacific Palisades Rec Center, 851 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades. actwithlove.org.

Monday, May 20

The David Ricard Big Band will perform at 8 pm at Typhoon for the CD release party of their latest album “Hey I’ve Heard This Song Before.” Tickets $10. 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South. 310.390.6565, typhoon.biz, davidricard.com.

Tuesday, May 21

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater presents “Unpopular Opinion” at 8:30 pm. Standup featuring Daniel O’Brien (New York Times Bestseller and head writer of Cracked.com), Laurie Kilmartin (Best Week Ever, Last Comic Standing, The Rachel Maddow Show an writer for Conan on TBS), and Jerrod Carmichael (writer for Loiter Squad). $5. 1323-A Third Street Promenade. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.

Wednesday, May 22

“Women’s Health” magazine and Exhale Spa invite residents to “Fusion Fest” in Santa Monica from 7 am to 8 pm. In January, “Women’s Health” embarked on a nationwide search to find the next big face in fitness in its nationwide search for “The Next Fitness Star.” After receiving thousands of submissions, the top five finalists are selected and gearing up to meet the world and compete to star in their own DVD series and become a leader in the fitness industry. To kick off the competition, join the nationwide Core Fusion party where you could work out alongside the finalists of “The Next Fitness Star” search. Free. 101 Wilshire Blvd. exhalespa.com/mind-body-classes/fusionfest.

Senior Workshops presents, free informational reverse mortgage seminars. Guest speaker will be Brad Dela Cruz, Reverse Mortgage Specialist and Certified Senior Advisor. Today from 10-11:30 am and Thursday May 23 from 1:30-3 pm. 17383 W Sunset Blvd., Ste A-110 Pacific Palisades, Across from Gladstones. Call 310.920.7610 for information, other seminar dates, and reservations. Seating is limited.

Thursday, May 23

Free Health Seminar: Weight Gain Care Rabindra Watson, M.D., UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the mechanisms of weight gain, how bariatric surgery works, why many patients regain weight after surgery, endoscopic techniques to treat weight regain, and some new completely endoscopic techniques to treat obesity. The seminar will be held from noon to 1:30 pm. Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th Street, Santa Monica. To RSVP: 800.516.5323.

Join Global Circle, a community of young professionals who support American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and are interested in doing their part in building a better world, at an event at Zanzibar from 7 pm onwards. AJWS is inspired by Judaism’s commitment to pursue justice and motivated by the lessons of Jewish history and the movements for equality of the past century to respect and fight for the rights of others. Join global-justice minded, music-loving, 20’s-30’s to celebrate the launch of Global Circle Los Angeles and support the work of AJWS in Uganda. Features a private performance by Ugandan hip-hop artist Saba Saba from 7-10 pm; Afro-Funke @ Zanzibar with KCRW DH’s Jason Bentley and Jeremy Sole begins at 10 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Raffles and donations will benefit AJWS’s work in Uganda. RSVP to be added to the guest list at gc.ajws.org/events/la.

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater presents the 3rd Annual Westside Standup Showdown Prelims at 8 pm. The first round of prelims, with $500, a paid college gig, and agency meetings on the line. The audience counts as a vote, so have your voice heard. $5. 1323-A Third Street Promenade. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.

Amazon best seller “Wrong Side of the Tracks” author Ron McElroy, CEO and Founder of Real Office Centers, is holding a live chat and Q&A from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm for up and coming entrepreneurs as well as business professionals. McElroy works with startups, venture capitalists, and businesses at his six ROC locations located throughout Southern California. Invitations will be e-mailed with information on how to join the chat via phone, computer or mobile device. To receive an invite, e-mail Becky Beattie at becky@realofficecenters.com.

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