This Weekend in Santa Monica!

Listen to jazz zinger Lizz Wright live at the Broad Stage, catch the opening reception of a Milton Glaser exhibit and more this weekend in Santa Monica.

For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, !

Where/When: , 2525 Michigan Ave.; 11 a.m. Saturday
Why go: SMMoA's first look at the Milton Glaser for Lapchi is a special weeklong exhibition of 25 sumptuous carpets by this iconic American graphic designer. Glaser's body of work ranges from eminent logos to complete graphic and decorative programs for worldwide clientele.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: , 1310 11th St.; 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Wright is a culinary school graduate and the daughter of a pastor who grew up singing gospel music. As a chart-topping jazz and R&B singer, she's retained some of the hymnody she grew up singing in the church
Pricing: $47

Where/When: Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St.; 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Best-selling author Michael Connelly will lead a Q&A with Elliott Gould following a screening of The Long Goodbye, a controversial adaptation of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mystery in which Gould played the lead.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: , 225 26th St; 3 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Helping your kids apply to college is expensive and time consuming! Need some relief? Santa Monica resident and author J.D. Rothman will make you laugh about the observations she's made about the process as she reads excerpts from her new book.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station, Building D4, 2525 Michigan Ave.; 6 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The Help Group will host an artists' reception for an exhibit of artwork
from students of The Help Group's Village Glen and Bridgeport schools. More
than 100 paintings will be on display and available for sale, with proceeds
benefiting the group's school arts programs. The exhibit closes Sunday.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St.; 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Installation/performance artist Robert Catalusci—"known for creating massive installations that use archetypal ritual to conjure intense, near-chaotic experiences"—will make his Los Angeles debut with a show that will combine live actions and silent films designed to "lunge the audience into elucidatory visions of Frankenstein."
Pricing: $10


alivia March 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Also this weekend! Occupy Venice Picnic in Palisades Park Potluck Picnic Saturday March 24th 11:30 am to 5:00 pm Palisades Park between Santa Monica Pier entrance & the Santa Monica Peace Tree. Occupy Venice invites everyone to gather with us for a solidarity potluck picnic to celebrate the arrival of Spring. This will be a casual day of relaxation and potluck sharing as we soak in the unique sunshine of Southern California. Bring a Frisbee, your hula hoop, nerf footballs, bubbles or just your positive vibes. This will be an opportunity to laugh, chat and introduce ourselves to existing Occupy members within the community and to meet new people interested in joining the Occupy Movement in resisting corruptions, oppression and injustice.


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