Author: The Argonaut

The Advice Goddess

Sister Knives My sister dates super-hot guys, but she’s always telling me that looks aren’t what matter and I should go for a man who’s stable and reliable. Is she looking out for me? How come she doesn’t follow her own advice? It seems weirdly hypocritical. — Puzzled Charmingly, the men your sister picks for herself look like they could work in strip clubs, while men she picks for you look like accountants who’ve invested in strip malls. Welcome to “the Juliet effect,” as named by evolutionary scientists Robert Biegler and Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair. In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and...

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6th Annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street

Experience a delicious, real-life board game adventure from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday (May 26) along Main Street in Santa Monica. Exchange MAINopoly dollars for tastings at many of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, or ice creameries, and fill up your game board map at participating locations for a chance to win special prizes. Stop at the beer garden along the way, or if you’re a high roller, hang at the “Go to Jail” VIP lounge for a spell and pause for posterity at its photo booth. “Monopoly”-inspired or patriotic attire is encouraged. A portion of...

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Westside Calendar

Thursday, May 23 64th Annual Westchester Rotary Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28. In addition to thousands of used books, this year promotes summer reading for K-8th graders, so the Rotary is also selling new Scholastic children’s books. Sales proceeds support the club’s annual community and international service projects. Ralph’s parking lot, 8824 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. SMC Guitar Showcase, 11:15 a.m. Santa Monica College guitar students perform classical, rock, pop, blues and reggae. The Edye, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office. (310) 434-4323 Swarovski Pop-Up,...

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On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico School Daze: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre Charles Shultz’s Peanuts gang comes to life in this upbeat junior musical tracing the meanderings and musings of elementary schooler Charlie Brown from the baseball field to Valentine’s Day. Now playing at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 2 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $12 to $14. (310) 828-7519; The Dating Game: “We Should Hang Out Sometime” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Wondering why he can’t find love, one-legged comedian Josh Sundquist tracks down every girl he has tried to...

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