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Thursday, April 18
Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Commemoration and Fundraiser Dinner, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Locals gather at the corner of Venice and Lincoln boulevards to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the forced removal of Japanese-Americans from the Westside to Manzanar. Hama Sushi hosts a fundraiser dinner from 4 to 9 p.m., pledging 10% of dinner sales to the VJAMM Committee. Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 396-8783; venicechamber.net

Venice Art Crawl Mixer Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m. Experience this fundraising night of art and entertainment with free beer and bites. “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution” screens followed by a talk with the filmmakers. James Berkowitz recites poetry. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25. veniceartcrawl.com

Super Bloom Art Show!, 6 to 10 p.m. In honor of the environmental phenomenon, this art show features floral inspirations and works from artists in full bloom. Buckwild Gallery, 12804 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. facebook.com/marvistaartwalk

Bay Cities Coin Club Meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The club meets on Thursday to announce coin shows, present a show-and-tell or host a guest speaker. The club is open to the public. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. baycitiescc@gmail.com

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org

Tango Nights, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and Monday. Come out to shake away your stress. Learn tango every Monday and Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 and then dance your heart out until 10:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Makela Tango Dance Studio, 9431 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $25. (310) 740-2007; makelatango.com

“Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Improvising ensemble Scrappers perform two sets of improvisational jazz. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com

Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its 45-year tradition of turtle racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119; brennansla.com

Genius Loci: Surf Music Yoga Live, 9 p.m. A slice of Baja’s Genius Loci Fest comes to Venice with deejays Henry Pope, Little Foot and more spinning beats and breaks. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Friday, April 19
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night” Screening, various times. This noir-tinged story about a lost soul (Jue Huang) searching for a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang) takes the audience on a journey through China’s Guizhou province. The Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $15. (310) 470-0492; landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/the-landmark

3rd Annual LA Punk Film Festival, 6 p.m. Watch the red carpet awards ceremony at 6 p.m. and then enjoy two screening rooms showing trailers, features and shorts all centered on punk. Hang out in the Punk Chill Lounge upstairs or listen to readings in the bookshop from 8 p.m. to close. Food, beer and wine available in the garden area. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $7 to $10. beachdancerfilms.com/la-punk-film-festival

The Sweatpants Series, 7:30 p.m. Throw on some sweatpants and listen to some great music starting at 8 p.m. by guitarist Morrison Conway and Venice singer-songwriter Monica Aben. A special guest performer from Safe Place for Youth performs, and 70% of proceeds go directly to S.P.Y. Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Free, but donations encouraged. sweatpantsseries.com

Venice Vandals Comedy Show, 8 to 10 p.m. Sit under the stars and enjoy some of the best Los Angeles comics at this monthly Venice comedy showcase. BYOB. Lone Wolfs, 2545 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10. venicevandalscomedy.brownpapertickets.com

DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, April 20
Roga, 8 a.m. A running group and all-levels yoga class each Saturday morning through Aug. 3. Meet under the Santa Monica Pier sign at the top of the ramp for a brisk two- or five-mile run. Walkers welcome. Afterward, Paula Tapia leads a yoga class. Bring your own mat. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free. santamonicapier.org

Kidical Mass: The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride, 9 a.m. to noon. Take a family-friendly ride to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a day of fun with face painting, pancakes and a hands-on kids garden workshop. Playground at Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Enter on 14th Street. Free; RSVP requested. smspoke.org

Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Event, 9 a.m. to noon. The Malibu Creek Watershed is home to birds, fish and other important wildlife. Help remove invasive vegetation that crowd out and compete with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Malibu Lagoon. Gloves and tools provided. Wear closed-toed shoes. Bring water and snacks. Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 3999 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. (310) 417-3093; santamonicabay.org

Free Legal Housing Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon. The third Saturday of each month the California Women’s Law Center hosts a free legal clinic. Experienced housing attorneys meet with guests on a first come, first serve basis to help with legal issues facing tenants in the beach cities. VCH, 720 Rose Ave., Venice. Free. (323) 951-1041; info@cwlc.org

BookArtsLA Birthday Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate this double “fifth” milestone with BookArtsLA’s fifth birthday celebration and the publication of Jim Natal’s fifth poetry collection. Grab some birthday cake and prosecco while listening to a poetry reading. Guests receive a broadside of one of Natal’s haibun poems. BookArtsLA,11720 Washington Pl., Mar Vista. Free. bookartsla.org

Strikers Band, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to live music, nibble on light refreshments and dance the afternoon away. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Culver City Senior Citizens Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. (310) 253-6700

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy an open house every third Saturday of the month with complimentary refreshments and a tour of the facility overlooking the marina. SMWYC, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 827-7692

Sligo Rags Concert, 2 p.m. This ensemble presents Celtic folk music with a bluegrass attitude, using fiddle, acoustic guitar, electric bass and percussion. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (310) 524-2728; eslib.org

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a country rock concert by JB & The BC Riders. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

The Hawt-Thorns Concert, 8 p.m. Husband and wife duo KP and Johnny Hawthorn perform their melodic, rocking Americana joined by Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $18. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

We Are The West Underground Concert Series, 8 p.m. to midnight. Sylvain Carton (solo woodwinds and electronics) and duo Bernie Larsen & Cassidy Linder join inventive folk-pop five-piece We Are The West in the next installment of their Underground Series—parking garage concerts that happen each Saturday before a full moon. 701 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. facebook.com/wearethewestmusic

Grunion Party!, 11 p.m. A grunion is a fish similar in size and shape to a sardine and found only around Southern California. Come out to witness the grunions as they wiggle onto the beach to lay their eggs. Venice Beach near the breakwater rocks straight from the end of Windward Avenue. veniceoceanarium.org

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The West L.A. Farmers Market hosts an Easter egg hunt at noon and kids Easter crafts and egg dyeing until 2 p.m. Bring your own basket. 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Free. facebook.com/westlafarmersmarket

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz funk concert by ‘The Funky Sax Man’ Chazzy Green. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Bugs Bunny and Friends, 2 to 5 p.m. Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly and rabbit-filled family matinee of classic Warner Bros. cartoons. Free Easter candy for all kids in attendance. The Aero, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $8 to $12. americancinematheque-calendar.com

Venice Sunday Samba, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Music and dance make for a Sunday well spent. Enjoy dancing and beats with the Venice Beach Futbol Club, Rogê and more special people. Townhous & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Monday, April 22
Culver City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. City Hall of Culver City, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. culvercity.org

Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221; facebook.com/westendsalsa

Tuesday, April 23
Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa Airport Relations Committee, 5 p.m. The committee meets at the Westchester Municipal Building Conference Room, 7166 W. Manchester Blvd., Westchester. ncwpdr.org

Calamity Company + United Jams, 9 p.m. Enjoy live rock, soul, folk, and blues every Tuesday night in the Del Monte Speakeasy. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; town-housevenice.com

Wednesday, April 24
Los Angeles County Beach Commission, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This 20-member body appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors reviews Beaches and Harbors’ policies, contracts and capital projects and meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Maria Wong (310) 821-5245; beaches.lacounty.gov

Venice Connect Mixer and Art Activity, 6 to 8 p.m. Head to A Window Between Worlds to get artistic while learning about how art can heal trauma. Paint watercolor greeting cards and enter the raffle for a chance to win a reusable tote filled with greeting cards or tickets to the community festival, Art in the Afternoon. 710 4th Ave., Ste. 5, Venice. (310) 822-5425. info@venicechamber.net

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Community Services/Health and Wellness Committee, 6:15 p.m. The committee meets at the MOA Wellness Center, 4533 Centinela Ave., Del Rey. delreync.org

Thursday, April 25
Adult Journaling Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Practice journaling skills to unleash creativity and get words down on paper. Participants discuss and select fun writing topics. Bring writing materials. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

“Flyers, In Search of a Dream” Screening, 5:30 p.m. Learn the history of America’s pioneering African American aviators. Bessie Coleman, James Herman Bannon and William J. Powell, Sr. were among the innovators who braved social pressures to pursue the dream to fly. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

Old and New, Both Ends of Venice: Laura Shepherd Townsend & Jim Smith, 8 to 10 p.m. A reading and discussion of two new books about different eras in Venice. Townsend reads from the new book in her Destiny’s Consent series “Angel’s Flight.” Smith reads from “Gentrifying Paradise,” highlighting Venice’s evolution in the 21st century. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10. beyondbaroque.org

Otmaro Ruiz & Bruno Mangueira Duo, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Versatile and virtuosic Venezuelan pianist Otmaro Ruiz teams up with Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger Bruno Mangueria for a double set. Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. $20 plus one drink minimum per set. 21+. (424) 800-2006; samfirstbar.com

Museums & Galleries
“1915,” through April 30. Artist Diana Markosian exhibits her photography, documenting survivors of the Armenian genocide as they reconnect with their lost homeland. Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Venice. venicearts.org

“It’s a Life,” through May 1. Death is a part of life, and how we deal with it can be challenging. Coinciding with a new show at The Braid, this exhibit features photography, drawing and sculpture on the theme “It’s a Life.” The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Ste 102, Santa Monica. (310) 315-1400; jewishwomenstheatre.com

“Progression,” through May 11. Artists Sia Aryai, Ray Carofano, Dylan Vitone and Melanie Walker come together for an exhibit that reveals how art is an outlet for innovation and reflection. dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net

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