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Santa Monica Events Happenings May 10-16

Friday, 10 May 2013, 8:54:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Synapse Dance Theater's Zweli Barton, Edward
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Synapse Dance Theater's Zweli Barton, Edward "Ejay" Menchavez, and Prince Rose.

Friday, May 10

Schomburg Gallery concludes “Malibu Art Association: Still Life and Beyond” this Saturday, May 11.

2525 Michigan Ave. E3A (Bergamot Station). 310.453.5757,

Synapse Dance Theater presents a program of new repertory by

professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming

student choreographers. Today at 7:30 pm and repeated at the same time on

Saturday, May 11. Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd.

Tickets $15-$18. 310.434.3005,

The Salastina Music Society will present the fifth set of concerts

of its third season at 8 pm at the Edye Second Space at The Broad Stage.

Classical KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen hosts an in-depth exploration of Schoenberg’s

ultra-romantic, powerful, dark, and transcendent Verklarte Nacht in its

original version for string sextet. Salastina Music Society Artistic

Directors/violinists Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper are joined by Los Angeles

Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist Andrew Shulman, UCSB Cello Professor and

accomplished chamber musician Jacob Braun, Pacific Symphony Assistant Principal

violist Meredith Crawford, and Lyris Quartet violist Luke Maurer. General

tickets $35 (students $10). 1310 11th St.

Saturday, May 11

Santa Monica History Museum presents “An Evening with Bob and Dan”

at 7 pm. A concert of old time music by two long time old time friends. Bob

Carlin and Dan Levenson have spent their lives traveling the back roads of

America playing and presenting their unique musical traditions. Take a journey

with these two old time music masters through their experiences of the last 40

years. Hear fiddle, banjo, guitar, and voice utilized in various combinations

to tell the story of our country’s great musical traditions from past masters.

$15 general admission, $13 FolkWorks members. 1350 7th St. 818.785.3839,

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents its annual INCOGNITO Exhibition

and Benefit Art Sale from 7-10 pm. In its ninth year, the event features

original artworks by 500 plus contemporary artists. Experience the excitement

of this legendary evening where seasoned art patrons and first-time collectors

discover one-of-a-kind treasures. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chez

Panisse and Lucques Catering and live music by DJ Eddie Ruscha. 2525 Michigan

Ave. G1 (Bergamot Station). 310.586.6488,

“Flower Power Run” will be held from 11 am to 4 pm at Ocean View

Park, 2701 Barnard Way. The Flower Power Run is a 5K ‘60s and ‘70s themed

scavenger hunt located in the heart of Santa Monica. The goal is to rack your

brain and solve the clues provided to each team captain at the race. Teams will

solve clues that will lead them to specific landmarks around the city. At each

landmark, teams will gather for a picture with clue in hand. Once all clues are

solved, then it’s a race to the finish line. The clock stops once all team

members pass the finish line. $45. 818.621.7709,

Spectrum Athletic Clubs invites its members and the public to

participate in special group fitness classes/sessions for a minimum $25

donation, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Augie’s Quest, the Muscular

Dystrophy Association ALS research initiative. All 12 Spectrum locations in the greater LA area including Santa Monica

at 2425 Olympic Blvd. will take part.

International award winning actress, director, producer, and author,

Diane Ladd presents her latest book, “A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake:

A Collection of Ten Short Stories” at Barnes and Noble 1201 3rd Street at 4 pm.


The Santa Monica Lawn Bowling Club is opening its doors to all for

its free annual open house at Douglas Park on Wilshire (between 25th and

Chelsea). Drop by any time between 10 am to 3 pm to experience one of the

oldest and most popular sports in the world. 310.440.9400.

The Santa Monica Public Library invites mothers and their daughters

to the seventh annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party at 2 pm in the Main Library’s

Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Learn about the Japanese Tea

Ceremony and enjoy traditional Japanese dance and music. During this two-hour program, participants

will also get to snack on Bento Box treats and make a fun craft. This event is

sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. Registration is

required as seating is limited. Call 310.458.8621 to reserve a spot.

Join the Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California

Chapter (SAH/SCC) and the Santa Monica Public Library for a lecture and

presentation on the new book, “Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life by

Cara Mullio and Jennifer Volland” at 1 pm, in the Main Library’s Martin Luther

King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Books will be available for sale and signing following the lecture. This

event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival

basis. 310.458.8600,

Sunday, May 12

The Evren Edler Quintet along with vocalist Carrah Flahive will be

performing at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 5 pm for the church’s monthly Jazz

Vespers concert. The event features musicians performing in the ancient style

of evening vespers and is interspersed with motivational prayers that even the

non-religious will enjoy. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.452.1116,

New West Symphony presents its 2012/2013 Masterpiece Series Concert

No. 6, Beethoven Ninth at 4 pm. Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd. Tickets $30-$103. 866.776.8400,

Monday, May 13

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater presents “Pretty, Pretty, Pony” at 10

pm – an Armando-style improv show so gorgeous you’ll want to groom its silky,

sexy mane. Say yea and not neigh to these long-form and fast-paced make-em-ups

based on stories from a special guest monologist who most likely has been on

television or movies or something. No cover. 1323-A Third Street Promenade.


Barnes & Noble Santa Monica presents comedian and actor Jim

Gaffigan at 7:30 pm. He will tell attendees what it’s like to raise five

children and still keep your sense of humor. Pick up this incredibly funny

book, meet the author, and hear his take on family, food and more. This will be

a wristband event. 1201 3rd Street Promenade. 310.260.9110,

Tuesday, May 14

Ocean Park Library presents “May Mischief” at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Celebrate the merry, merry, month of May at the library with some wonderful

stories and a special puppet show. This program is for ages 3-7. Tickets are

free but must be picked up after 12 pm on the day of the performance. 2601 Main

Street. 310.458.8683,

New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John

Sandford will speak at the Santa Monica Public Library at 7 pm. He’ll

discuss his latest novel, “SILKEN PREY,” which came out on May 7 from Putnam.

601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 310.458.8600,

Wednesday, May 15

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater presents “Fan Friction” at 9 pm –

movies and TV shows re-written to star the comedians who love them. Featuring

Colton Dunn (Parks and Rec, writer for Key and Peele) reading “Star Trek:

Voyager;” Chris Walsh (The Walsh Bros’ Great and Secret Comedy Show) reading

“Big Trouble in Little China;” Douglas Sarine (Ask a Ninja, The Office, Curb

Your Enthusiasm) reading “Person of Interest;” and Robyn Lynne Norris (Second

City, Mission IMPROVable) reading “Lost.” Hosted by Mike Betette (Epic Rap

Battles of History, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) reading “The Wire.” $5. 1323-A Third

Street Promenade. 310.451.0850,

Introduction to Dementia Informative lessons regarding delivering

care to someone with dementia can improve not only your loved one’s quality of

life, but also your own health. UCLA

geriatrician Rafael De Oliveira, M.D., will explore dementia, diagnosis,

treatment options and ways to improve dementia symptoms. 7-8:30 pm. The Santa

Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St. RSVP: 800.516.5323.

The Santa Monica Public Library will offer a live broadcast of

international best-selling author Dan Brown in “An Evening of Codes, Symbols

and Secrets” from New York’s Lincoln Center at 4:30 pm in the Main Library’s

Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Brown will discuss a range of topics

including his new novel Inferno (available May 14), science, codes, religion,

book publishing, movie making and a few surprise topics. Following the

broadcast, the Library audience will receive a special treat as Inferno audiobook

narrator Paul Michael takes the stage for a reading and audience Q&A. This

event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival

basis. 310.458.8600,

Thursday, May 16

Santa Monica Farmers Markets presents its 2013 Quarterly Library

Panel Series from 7-8:30 pm at Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium, 601

Santa Monica Blvd. Learn from volunteers and experts who are helping to find

and distribute LA’s hidden bounty of food. Free and open to the public. Stay

after for farmers market snacks prepared by Mia Wasilevich.

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