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

Friday, 12 Apr 2013, 9:03:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The Yale Whiffenpoofs will take part in a benefit concert for P.S. Arts at The Broad Stage this Sunday, April 14.
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The Yale Whiffenpoofs will take part in a benefit concert for P.S. Arts at The Broad Stage this Sunday, April 14.

Last Chance

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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