THURSDAY, JULY 16
Paper arts teacher Peggy Hasagawa will demonstrate the art of origami, a free program for teens, 4 p.m. at the Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy offers a weekly Family Fun Campfire Night, featuring nature tales, campfire songs, games and, of course, marshmallows, beginning at 7 p.m., in Temescal Gateway Park. Parking in Temescal is $7, but the campfire is free. Dani Modisett reads ‘Afterbirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine,’ about what parenting is really like: full of inappropriate impulses, unbelievable frustrations, and idiotic situations, 7 p.m. (not the usual 7:30) at Village Books on Swarthmore.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Free screening of ‘Time after Time,’ the 1979 thriller directed by Nicholas Meyer, 1 p.m. in the Palisades Branch Library community room, 861 Alma Real. Fun Family Friday Nights, a free Palisades-Malibu YMCA community event series sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Rotary Club, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Simon Meadow in Temescal Gateway Park. Pre-registration is not required. Parking inside the park is $7. The Theatre Palisades production of ‘Smokey Joe’s Caf’ continues its run at the Pierson Playhouse tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., through July 19. Tickets: Friday and Sunday, adults, $20, seniors and students, $18; Saturday, adults, $22, seniors and students $20. Contact: (310) 454-1970 or visit www.theatrepalisades.org
SATURDAY, JULY 18
Gregg Hurwitz signs ‘Trust No One,’ his thriller about a prominent politician who tries to hide a dark incident from his past, 12 to 1 p.m. at Village Books on Swarthmore. Hurwitz will also sign copies of ‘The Crime Writer,’ ’The Kill Clause,’ ’The Program,’ and ‘Troubleshooter.’ The Self-Realization Fellowship presents Wah! in concert, 5 p.m. on the historic Gandhi Lawn at The Lake Shrine off Sunset. Admission is $20. (See story, page 12.)
MONDAY, JULY 20
Pajama Storytime, for children of all ages (parents and teddy bears welcome, too), 7 p.m. at the Palisades Branch Library Community Room, 861 Alma Real.
TUESDAY, JULY 21
Story-Craft Time, ‘suggested’ for ages 4 and up, 4 p.m. at the Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real. The Temescal Canyon Association’s summer evening hiking group will hike from the Highlands and explore beautiful upper Santa Ynez Canyon. Meet in the Temescal Gateway parking lot at 6 p.m. for carpooling. No dogs! Expect to be back by 9 p.m. Information: temcanyon.org. Monthly meeting of the Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association, 7 p.m. at Rustic Canyon Park. The public is invited. Author Harry Medved will discuss film locations in the Santa Monica Mountains, 7:30 p.m. in Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd. (See story, page 12.)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
Sunrise Senior Living hosts a free Alzheimer’s support group on the second Monday and fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 15441 Sunset. RSVP: Bruce Edziak at (310) 573-9545.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
Comedy veteran Carol Leifer discusses and signs ‘When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror,’ 7:30 p.m. at Village Books on Swarthmore.
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