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Friday, September 4

DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID / NOTORIOUS

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403

7:30pm

One of our favorite guests, the legendary Carl Reiner stops by for a signing of his latest book What I Forgot to Remember and Q&A following his 1982 film noir spoof DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, which uses some creative editing to insert classic film stars such as Ingrid Bergman into the story alongside star Steve Martin. Alfred Hitchcock’s superb espionage thriller NOTORIOUS (which Bergman's scenes are borrowed from) also screens!

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Saturday, September 5

Raymond Saunders "Recent Works"

Lora Schlesinger Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. B5b, Santa Monica, 90404

10:00am

“In the process of painting, for the one thing that someone sees, there are innumerable things that they never see”

– Raymond Saunders

Raymond Saunders has been an important presence in American Contemporary Art for over 50 years. Frequently compared to Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Saunder’s voice has remained unclassifiable and singular. Unique in its expression, within each piece his voice is heard in dialogue with itself; like a freestyle jazz session where various instruments interact and respond with chance and intention, with rawness, and control.

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Sunday, September 6

Wokcano Santa Monica Labor Day Weekend White Party 9-6

Wokcano Santa Monica

1413 5th St., Sana Monica, 90401

8:00pm to 2:00am

Spend your Labor Day weekend by the beach at Wokcano Santa Monica's Labor Day White Party on Sunday, Sept. 6. Enjoy music from DJ Ivory and DJ Frankie and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 8-10PM. There is no cover and all white attire is required. Dance under the stars on Wokcano’s stunning outdoor patio this holiday weekend!

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Wokcano Santa Monica Labor Day Weekend White Party 9-6

Del Frisco's Grille Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

8:00pm to 2:00am

Spend your Labor Day weekend by the beach at Wokcano Santa Monica's Labor Day White Party on Sunday, Sept. 6. Enjoy music from DJ Ivory and DJ Frankie and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 8-10PM. There is no cover and all white attire is required. Dance under the stars on Wokcano’s stunning outdoor patio this holiday weekend!

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Wednesday, September 9

An Evening with Aasif Mandvi No Land’s Man

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

7:30pm

Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He is writing, producing, and starring in the HBO series, The Brink, co-starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. No Land’s Man is a collection of humorous and personal stories of a second-generation immigrant’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world.   \

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Thursday, September 10

Awareness Film festival

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

1210 4th St., Santa Monica, 90401

10:00am

The Awareness Film Festival awarenessfestival.org is a dynamic festival promoting the awareness of world issues. Bringing together filmmakers, artists, educators, environmentalists, alternative health practitioners and other industry professionals, the Awareness Film Festival aims to inspire the public through this engaging, entertaining and unique annual event in the film capital of the world.

Themes represented in this year’s films include: green and eco-friendly living, homelessness, gang/felon reform, veteran’s issues, cancer survival, GMOs, marijuana policy reform, couch-surfing community, pilgrimages, mental health stories, vision loss, women’s issues; stories of hope, the arts, spirituality, and current events. Film presentations will be accompanied by filmmaker Q&A’s with talent in attendance.

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