Here's what to do in Santa Monica this week

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There's a little something for everyone coming up on the events calendar this week. From an interactive workshop on data science to a beach clean-up effort, here are some solid options to help you get out and about in the days ahead.

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The Art of Data Science: Visualizations

This hands-on workshop tackles the art of visualizations. Using Python, the workshop will demonstrate techniques of implementing data science concepts through interactive exercises. Some programming experience would be beneficial, but is not required. It is recommended to bring a laptop.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave.
Admission: Free

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On Ensemble - Taiko Fusion - Fireside at the Miles

The 2019 Fireside at the Miles season opens with a performance by On Ensemble, which plays traditional Japanese percussion music of taiko. According to the group's website, "On Ensemble was the first American taiko group to be invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for the prestigious Nihon no Taiko concert series."
When: Friday, January 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Admission: $5 (Senior (55+) & Student); $10 (General Admission)

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Pico Fitness Crawl

Enjoy a fitness crawl along Pico Boulevard and try out a variety of workouts, including Pilates, karate, resistance training, belly dancing and more. There is a post-crawl after party at Blue Republic CrossFit. The Brixton SM is providing a complimentary "Pico Crawl Cocktail" for all participants. There will be a gift bag with discounts and giveaways from participating restaurants and shops.

When: Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Check-In at Virginia Avenue Park, Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 2200 Virginia Ave.
Admission: $10

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Mimosas & Music Beach Clean Up

Clean up the Santa Monica beach with Project Save Our Surf, dedicated to creating a better environment. Enjoy mimosas and music while getting to work with fellow beach cleaners. This event is free, with an opportunity to make a donation to the organization.

When: Saturday, January 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Beach Tower 26, 2559 Ocean Front Walk
Admission: Free

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