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Santa Monica Mirror Events Calendar May 17-23

Friday, 17 May 2013, 8:46:00 AM

Mitch James

Gloria Baraquio, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu, Oakland Bautista and Cayetano Juarez in 'Delicious Reality.'
Photo by Ed Krieger
Gloria Baraquio, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu, Oakland Bautista and Cayetano Juarez in 'Delicious Reality.'

Last Chance

TAG Gallery concludes the works of artists Carole Garland, Brigitte

Schobert, and Ellen Starr this Saturday, May 18. 2525 Michigan Ave. D3.


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,

Miles Memorial Playhouse concludes “Delicious Reality” this Sunday,

May 19. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. $20 (students/seniors $15)


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.

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,

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,

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.

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).

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


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


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,

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.

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.


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, 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,

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.

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


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

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,

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

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