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Santa Monica Events Happenings: June 14-20

Friday, 14 Jun 2013, 8:50:00 AM

Brenton Garen

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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,

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,

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,

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.

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,

Saturday, June 15

Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament will be held today and Sunday,

June 16. 1550 PCH Beach Lot. 949.294.2989,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Mi Westside Comedy Theatre presents “Never Been Fist” puppet improv

at 8 pm. Admission $5. 1323-A 3rd St. 310.451.0850,

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,

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,

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