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Get Out: Amphibians, Photography, Sketch Comedy, Shakespeare

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Amphibians Spring Forward at the LA Zoo
Designed to address the challenges that amphibians face, including habitat loss and degradation, the LA Zoo's "Spring Forward" events today from 10-4 will teach visitors about the wonderful world of amphibians. Guests can have a fun, educational time while learning all about frogs. Children can color and place a frog onto a lily pad in the “Frog Bog” and learn about the steps of a frog’s life cycle by playing the MetamorphaWhat? Game. In addition, L.A. Zoo animal keepers will be selling shirts to benefit frog conservation.

Photo Opening Reception
Melinda Dahl, one half of the twin sibling duo behind DahlHouse Productions will be showcasing old and new works at Pace Restaurant in Laurel Canyon. Dahl, known for her compelling and bold album covers and portraits of aspiring and established Hollywood stars, takes center stage as she presents her signature style of photography. The reception is from 5:30-7 tonight. RSVP

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Meet and Greet With Gleaner Stone Artist
The public is invited to join LA>< a=""> and artist Jedediah Caesar from 1 - 3pm as they celebrate the his first public sculpture, the Gleaner Stone. You know the one--it was <>mistaken for construction materials and hauled away from its Culver City installation spot! Here's your chance to ask Caesar what he thought of that. Head to the North East corner of Washington Boulevard & Marcasel Avenue, Culver City.

Free Funny with Seven Year Plan
The Seven Year Plan is an LA-based six man sketch comedy group. They are currently the four time iO West (in Hollywood) Sketch Cage Match champions, and will be presenting a full hour of all new videos and live sketches tonight in Santa Monica. Not enough? Okay, well, how about the fact that the show is completely FREE. With free BEVERAGES! Give the Westside Eclectic theatre a call to get more info and make a reservation: (310) 451-0850

Students Do Shakespeare
"Tales by Shakespeare," is a multi-disciplinary approach to Shakespeare's work, performed by a student theatre company. Featuring terrific scenes and sonnets from a wide range of his work, as well as dance and music from and inspired by Shakespeare. There's a show this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Luckman Intimate Theatre on the CSULA Campus; Tickets are $8 for students, and $15 general admission.

Inaugural Shoah Enlightenment Series Lecture
"The First Days Pogroms: June-July 1941--Local Perpetrators, Collaborators, Bystanders" is a lecture put on by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust which takes up an entangled question: why the former neighbors turned into perpetrators and collaborators, and bystanders in the wake of the German invasion, while some undertook rescue efforts to save lives. The presentation draws on Jan Tomasz Gross’s book Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community of Jedwabne and on the collection of survivors’ testimonies, collected by the author. Today from 2-4 p.m. at the museum, with a dessert reception following the program.

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