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Schomburg Gallery concludes Tony Osio’s “Common Ground Landscapes:
San Gimignano and La Ballona Wetlands” this Saturday, June 15. 2525 Michigan
Ave. E3A (Bergamot Station). 310.453.5757, schomburggallery.com.
TAG Gallery concludes the art works of Andrea Rubin Kichaven, Suki
Kuss, and Joe Pinkelman this Saturday, June 15. 2525 Michigan Ave. D3 (Bergamot
Station). 310.829.9556, taggallery.net.
Friday, June 14
Highway Performance Space presents “What? No Ping Pong Balls?” by
performance artist Dan Kwong. Friday and Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 7:30
pm. Kwong collaborates with renowned taiko drummer Kenny Endo to celebrate the
life of Kwong’s late mother, Momo Nagano, an eccentric Japanese-American artist
who prevailed over sexism and racism as a single parent during the period of
social upheaval in America beginning in the early 1960s. Additionally, an
exhibition of several of Nagano’s major weavings will be featured in the Highways
lobby gallery through June 30. 1651 18th Street. Admission is $20.
PREM will be performing live at Bhakti Yoga Shala from 8:30 pm to
10 pm. Prem, meaning “love” in Sanskrit, is an alternative rock band from San
Diego that mixes western rock and uplifting lyrics with sacred Sanskrit mantras
from ancient India. The group is led by lead singer/songwriter, Thierry Maurel
(Prem), who began combining Rock and Sanskrit during his time as head chef for
the Self Realization Fellowship Ashram in Hidden Valley, California. Suggested
donation is $20. 207 Arizona Ave. 760.215.9176, premmusiconline.com.
Santa Monica Playhouse presents “Momma was a bad Mutha… Shut yo
Mouth” today through Sunday. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.
Directed by Sammie Wayne, “Momma was a
bad Mutha…Shut yo Mouth” was written, and is performed by Fylicia Renee King.
1211 4th Street. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Westside Comedy Theater presents “Dragged Through the Alley”
featuring Cherly Luedar and a special drag king at 11:30 pm. No cover. 1323-A
3rd street. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.
Saturday, June 15
Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament will be held today and Sunday,
June 16. 1550 PCH Beach Lot. 949.294.2989, copacabanabeachsoccer.com.
Santa Monica Public Library presents “Discover Your Summer Body” at
11 am in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Personal Trainer Shawn Phillips will provide a lecture on health, fitness,
nutrition, weight-loss, meditation, stress management, and more. Discover a new
healthy and holistic approach to changing your body and your life.
Vineyard Touring Opera, a regional opera company, will present a
program of clowns and jesters in matinee and evening performances. The
performances will be conducted by Alan Medak and Adil Mehta with stage
direction by Dennis Gersten and Derry Kalve. Randall Garrou is chorus
master, and costuming is by Lani Bartlett. General admission $10, $20 for
preferred seating, and $5 for students/seniors. 855.575.0005, vtopera.org.
Santa Monica Playhouse presents “Cinderella: The Musical” today at
3 pm and Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 pm. The hilarious, family-friendly
Rudie-DeCarlo reworking of the classic fairytale is back by audience demand for
one weekend only! 1211 4th Street. General admission $12.50, $10.50 for kids 12
and under. 310. 394.9779 ext.2, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
The Spitfire Grill presents food tasting and wine pairing at 6:30
pm. The cost is $48 per person plus tax/gratuity. 3300 Airport Avenue, Santa
Monica. 310.397.3455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, June 16
Mt. Olive Classical Music Series will host Fang-Ning Lim and
Chamber Ensemble in a Concerto Concert featuring Aaron Sim, in Grand Concerto
for Guitar Op.30 in A Major by Giuliani; Helen Erskine, in “A Night Piece” for
Flute & String Quartet by Foote; also Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins,
Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2, and Piazzolla’s Libertango. The concert will be
held from 3 pm to 4 pm at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.
The Emeritus College Concert Band will be performing at 3 pm at the
Broad Stage of Santa Monica College at 1310 11th Street in Santa
Monica. The Concert Band program will include many traditional, popular
and show tune favorites, like selections from the musicals Chicago and The Music
Man, as well as some good old fashioned marches. Admission and parking are
The Humanist Association of Los Angeles, West Side Discussion Group
will meet at 11 am in the Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway. The
meeting is free and the public is invited. 310.479.2236, hala.org.
Monday, June 17
The Fulfillment Fund presents “The Songs of our Lives” concert at
the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 1310
11th Street. The concert will feature
performances by Allan Bergman, Charles Fox, Steve Karmen, Allan Rich, Marilyn
McCoo, and Billy Davis, Jr. A cocktail
reception will be held at 6:15 pm and the concert will be held at 7:30 pm. To
purchase tickets, call 310.201.5033, fulfillment.org/concert.
Mi Westside Comedy Theatre presents “Tig Notaro” at 10 pm.
Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve at the door. 1323-A
3rd St. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.
Wednesday, June 19
Tasting Event with LA Tasters will be held at the Charleston
Restaurant from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. LA Tasters happily supports the Los Angeles
Regional Food Bank and donates a portion of each ticket sold to help people in
our community. Admission $35. 2460 Wilshire. 310.709.3469, latasters.com.
Mi Westside Comedy Theatre presents “Never Been Fist” puppet improv
at 8 pm. Admission $5. 1323-A 3rd St. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com.
Mi Westside Comedy Theatre presents 140 Characters: A solo “show”
by @colestratton, at 9 pm. Admission $5. 1323-A 3rd St. 310.451.0850,
Thursday, June 20
A meet and greet will be held at SwimSpot from 1 pm to 3 pm. Meet
Gretchen Rossi, star of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” and swim
designer Lisa Vogel as they celebrate their collaboration sold exclusively at
SwimSpot. Enjoy small bites, sips, swim and fun at SwimSpot at Santa Monica Place.
Admission is free. 395 Santa Monica Place, #248.
The Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter will host
“Memories in the Making,” an art showcase and evening of celebration from 6-9
pm at the James Gray Gallery. The event
will highlight original artwork created by individuals with Alzheimer’s and
related dementias, whose creative expressions are rich with life, love, and
emotion. Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave. Free, but advance RSVP
is required. 323.930.6280, alz.org/socal.
Patagonia is hosting a special screening for “Uncharted
Waters,” a documentary about Australia’s golden child of surfing and Patagonia
ambassador, Wayne Lynch. The screening will be held at the Broad Stage,
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica. There will be a VIP reception from 6 pm to 7
pm and the screening will be at 7:30 pm.
A Q&A with Wayne Lynch, world-renowned American surfer and
shaper, Gerry Lopez and Director, Craig Griffin will follow the
screening. 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com.
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