Stephen Aldrich’s “Collages,” and Michael Kenna’s “Japan,” Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through January 14, 2006, (310)828-6410.
Behold, the Pacific! California Coastal Views, The California Heritage Museum, through February 26, 2006, 2612 Main Street, (310) 392-8537.
Collapse? – How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles – Through January 2006. (213) 763-DINO. www.nhm.org.
Linley Eathorne, “Journeys,” Digital Paintings and Photo Images, Abbot Kinney Art Gallery, 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., through December 18, (310) 664-9030.
From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, The Skirball Cultural Center, through February 12, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 440-4500.
Holiday Salon, artists Jeanne Friscia, Carol Golemboski, George Billis Gallery, through January 14, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-3685.
Group Show, with Harrison McIntosh, Tony Marsh, and Karen Thuesen Massaro, Frank Lloyd Gallery, through December 31, Bergamot Station, (310) 264-3866.
Tyson Grumm, solo exhibition, through December 10, Berman/Turner Projects / Gallery C2, 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Bergamot Station.
Healing and Transformation Through Art, Gallery Saint Germain – 302 N. Robertson Blvd. in through December 24, art purchased during this time will be 30% tax deductible, as this part of the proceeds will be donated by the gallery to support future programs in Creative Arts and Healing at UCLA. 310-652-5511.
Barbara Kerwin’s “Screens” and Kaoru Mansou’s new work, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through January 7, (310) 829-3300.
Max Liebermann: From Realism to Impressionism, the Skirball Cultural Center, through January 29, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 440-4500.
Moments, photographs by Lyndie Benson, Edgemar Center for the Arts, a non profit state of the art two theater and art gallery complex, 2437 Main Street, (310) 576-7517.
Ethan Murrow, “Dig a Hole to China: Tenacious Discovery,” graphite on paper drawings and video installation, Obsolete, 232 Main Street, Venice, through December 21, (310) 399-2155.
Milton Rogovin’s “Working People / Family of Miners,” Gallery Luisotti, through January 7, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-0043.
Graciela Sacco, Sombras Del Sur Y Del Norte/Shadows from the South and the North, Stephen Cohen Gallery, through December 24, (323) 937-5525 or visit www.stephencohengallery.com.
Kimberly Spaglia’s “Scend,” Sherry Frumkin Gallery, through December 24, (310) 397-7493.
Monique Verdin: A Visual Diary of Disaster & Loss in the Bayous, through December 11, opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sparc, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, (310) 822-9560.
De Wain Valentine, new work, Torrence Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, through December 10, (310) 618-6340.
The Way of Light, photographs by John Goss and Ed Heckerman, Bolivar Café and Gallery, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., through December 24, (310) 581-2344.
What We Think Now, works by Jonathan Hollingsworth, 18th Street Arts Gallery, through January 20, 18th Street Arts Gallery, 1639 18th Street, (310) 453-3711.
Judy Howells’ “Postcards Home,” Lee Webster Shaw’s “On Common Paths,” Cornelia Ford’s “New Landscapes,” tag, The Artists Gallery, through December 24, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 829-9556.
Tom Wudl, new paintings and works on paper, LA Louver, through December 24, 45 N. Venice Blvd., (310) 823-4955.
“All About Santa,” musical matinee series, Birthday, Holiday and Tea Parties, hosted by one of the gaily costumed Playhouse actors are available in conjunction with the play for every performance. (310) 394-9779 x2. Santa Monica Playhouse is located, 1211 4th Street, through December 18, (310) 394-9779 ext. 2.
Betty’s Summer Vacation, by Christopher Durang, a Los Angeles premiere, through Nov. 27, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice.
Blue Dahlia, an adaption of Raymond Chandler’s classic screenplay, thru December 18. Performances are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 1/2 Venice Blvd. in Venice. Tickets are $20-$27, (310) 822-8392.
Breaking Legs, a comedy by Tom Dulack, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through December 17.
Crossing Delancey, Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, 2PM at (at Haverford Ave.) in Pacific Palisades, through Decemeber 11, (310) 454-1970.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” At CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Pre-Broadway Engagement, through December 24, with characters from 1920s musicals, Tickets for are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
The Loud Red Patrick, Long Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, through December 17, 5021 East Anaheim Street, (562) 494-1014.
Making Beautiful, music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver, through Saturday, December 10 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street.
Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.
Casper Enriquez’ Una Pagina Mas and Jose Orozco’s Automatica from Heaven & Hell, Roberto Gutierrez’ L.A. in Black and White, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through January 7, (310) 264-1760.
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings,www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Music Center, or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. Single ticket prices are $20 (youth) and $40 (adults), through December 18.
When it Comes to Women, through Sunday, December 18. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Tickets are $25 for all performances. For Tickets, please call 310-477-2055 or visit www.odysseytheatre.com.
World Premiere of “J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera” explores eternal question: ‘Why do bad things happen to good people, yo?’ Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. Through December 11, 6773 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. (323) 960-4420 or go to www.sableandbatalion.com.