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The art of telling tales at the Ojai Storytelling Festival.

May 07, 2011

EVENTS

Ojai Storytelling Festival Celebrate the art of telling tales at the 12th annual Ojai Storytelling Festival. This year's lineup includes Dan Keding, Jude Narita, Regi Carpenter, Antonio Sacre and Donald Davis. In addition to the performances, there will be story swaps, workshops, live music, picnicking and more. Graduation Grounds, Chaparral High School, 414 E. Ojai Ave., downtown Ojai. 9 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Sat., 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. $10-$40 for individual events; weekend passes also available. (805) 646-8907. http://www.ojaistoryfest.org.

AltBuild Expo As the eighth annual AltBuild Expo demonstrates, green is the new black. The eco-friendly design and building exhibition features more than 40 speakers on topics such as sustainable construction, urban farming, water conservation and minimizing carbon footprints. The event also includes hands-on demonstrations, free expert consultations and a design contest using shipping containers. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (310) 390-2930, Ext. 3. http://www.altbuildexpo.com.

Unique L.A. The country's largest independent design and gift show, Unique L.A. returns with locally crafted clothing, jewelry, home décor, pet goods, edibles, art, posters, prints, plus much more. The show is open Saturday and Sunday, with free beverages, a hosted bar, DIY workshops, plus a lounge area for exhausted shoppers. Check its website for amenities and extras. California Market Center's Penthouse. 110 E. 9th St. $10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. uniquela.com.

STAGE

Shen Yun The classical Chinese dance and music company Shen Yun — which boasts nearly 100 exceptional artists, including winners of top international competitions in dance and music — performs in traditional costumes with lavish backdrops and a live orchestra. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $60. (714) 556-2787. http://www.scfta.org.

ART

"Pop-Sequentialism: Comic Art of the Modern Age" This exhibit brings together an assortment of comic book art for purchase. The collection includes covers, double-page splashes and origin pages from the most lauded, beloved and infamous creations to emerge in the last century, including "Watchmen," "All Star Superman," "Fables" and "The Walking Dead." La Luz De Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Exhibit open through May 29. (323) 666-7667.

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