Santa Monica Saturday Happenings For Nov. 10

Saturday, 10 Nov 2012, 1:12:00 AM

Mitch James

Sloan Robinson as Josephine Baker in 'Bananas' at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
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Sloan Robinson as Josephine Baker in 'Bananas' at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

Looking for something fun to do today, Saturday Nov. 10? There are plenty of things happening around Santa Monica. Here is a partial list of what's on in Santa Monica:

“Bananas: A Day in the Life of Josephine Baker” will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St. Admission: $20. Meet Josephine Baker in the flesh, as award-winning actress/playwright Sloan Robinson who brings this fascinating woman to life. 310.394.9779 ext. 1, santamonicaplayhouse.com.

Santa Monica College Jazz Vocal Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Boulevard. Under the direction of Andreas Preponis, SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble – backed by L.A.-area jazz musicians – blends its voices in a program of repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony. Tickets $10. 310.434.3005, 310.434.4323, smc.edu/eventsinfo.

A Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale benefiting homeless families with children will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th Street (between Wilshire and Arizona). It will feature great holiday gifts from talented local artists. Proceeds will support Upward Bound House.

Restoration Hardware Debuts Baby and Child Gallery in Santa Monica at 10 a.m. at 1219 Third Street Promenade. Free. RH Baby & Child will give $100 gift cards to the first 100 customers who attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and the store opening. 323.822.4806.

ArtLA concludes its fall show with Charlie deMar, David Skernick, and Andrew Glass today. 2525 Michigan Ave. (Bergamot Station). 310.315.0282, artla.com.

The Entrepreneur Connection presents “At the Helm: Women in Biz 2012” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ROC Santa Monica, 604 Arizona Ave. Cost $99. athwomen2012.eventbrite.com.

Fairview Branch Library presents “This Land is Your Land: Frankie Fuchs Performs Woody Guthrie Songs” at 3 p.m. Free concert. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional, and children’s songs and ballads. 2101 Ocean Park Blvd. smpl.org.

St. Monica Catholic Church will celebrate a special Veteran’s Day Mass with special prayers and songs at 5:30 p.m. to remember and thank military veterans and active duty personnel. All are welcome to attend, and a special invitation is extended to all those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, along with their family and friends. 725 California Ave. st.monica.net.

A free, one-night Miracle Healing Crusade with international evangelist Wayman Mitchell of Prescott, Arizona, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. Mitchell has led healing crusades throughout the United States and abroad and prays for people with ailments ranging from sprained ankles to cancer. For more information, call 310.560.7793.

Axiom Contemporary concludes a solo exhibition by new mixed media work by Jay Kelly called “Westward” today. 2801 Main Street. 818.799.1110, axiomcomtemporary.com.

Rosamund Felson Gallery concludes “M.A. Peers” today. 2525 Michigan Ave. B4 (Bergamot Station). 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com.

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