Thursday, April 20
SMC Dance Students Perform, 11:30am, Gym 102, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4590.
Killer Joe, a “darkly comic drama,” 8pm, The Space Theatre, 665 N. Heliotrope, Hollywood, through May 20, 310.839.2482.
Hammer Project: Walead Beshty, photography of an abandoned Iraqi diplomatic mission in Berlin, Hammer Museum,10899 Wilshire Blvd., through July 23, 310.443.7000.
Jazz Age songs, most of which have not been heard in over seventy years, brought to life by Mora’s Modern Rhythmists Dance Orchestra, 8-10pm, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St. Dancers welcome on the beautiful hardwood dance floor; 1920s-style attire encouraged but not required.
Tosca Jumps, a multi-media dance theatre spectacle inspired by Puccini’s work, 8:30pm, through Sunday, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., $15, 310.315.1459.
Friday, April 21
An Evening with Christy Mathewson, one man show based on the life story of the legendary Christy Mathewson, hall-of-fame pitcher for the New York Giants (1900-1916), written and performed by veteran actor Eddie Frierson, also April 28 & 29 at 7:30pm, 310.394.9779, x1.
Vietnam, Shoot to Show, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, opening reception, 7-10pm, The Julia Dean Gallery 3111 Ocean Front Walk, Suite 102, 310.821.0909.
Saturday, April 22
The Brewery Artwalk, a free weekend of open artist studios at the Brewery Arts Colony, at the 5 Freeway and N. Main St., Downtown, also Sunday, 10am-6pm, 323.342.0717.
Charlotte’s Web, on the stage, produced by TheatreworksUSA, Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 PCH,11am and 1pm, 310.506.4522.
Dance in Cuba: Photographs by Gil Garcetti; 59 images from his new book, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, through June 4, 310.825.4361.
John Divola’s photographs and Colin Roberts’ fiberglass sculptures, Patricia Faure Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 27, 310.449.1479.
Meditations on the Letter, group show of calligraphy and lettering artists, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., through May 31, 310.449.1444.
Don Sorenson Retrospective, Gallery E1, Berman/Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.315.9506.
Rhapsody of Sweden, six Swedish artists, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.453.5757.
Sunday, April 23
Speedy L.A. Café Plays go from conception to execution in only 10 1/2 hours. The theme is, “Something I Need to Tell You.” Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr. at Santa Monica Airport, 7:30 and 9pm shows, 310.397.3244 or www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Wednesday, April 26
Lines & Light: Nudes, in the East Gallery, Anne M. Bray’s “From Mar Vista,” and Carson Pritchard’s “Los Viejos,” The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through May 20, 310.829.9556.