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Saturday, September 5

Raymond Saunders "Recent Works"

Lora Schlesinger Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. B5b, Santa Monica, 90404


“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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Wednesday, September 9

An Evening with Aasif Mandvi No Land’s Man

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404


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


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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Friday, September 11

Sunday, September 13


Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403


How many movies did Roger Corman make that never got released? One – a 1994 film featuring Marvel Comics superheroes The Fantastic Four. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this documentary provides an inside look into the secrets, stories and legal shenanigans that have kept the Four’s first big screen adventure on the shelf.

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Friday, September 18