That May Well be True, a comedy by Jay Reiss, the Ruskin Group, 3000 Airport Dr. at Santa Monica Airport. 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays and 5pm Sundays. Sundays are Pay-What-You-Can performances. Extended through June 11, 310.397.3244 or www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Friday, May 19
Mixed Media Installations of Gian-Martin Joller and Emiko Miyano, SMC Photography Gallery, second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd, opening reception, 6-8pm, 310.434.3434.
SMC Amateur Astronomy Club dedicates plaque in memory of SMC Planetarium director, Jon Hodge, 6pm in Drescher Hall Room 205, located near the SMC Planetarium on the second floor. 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3434.
Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide. A live comedy performance created with vintage slides taken at Disneyland by tourists in the 50’s and 60’s, in color, 8:30pm, also Sunday, May 21, at 2pm, Redcat, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre (in the Walt Disney Concert Hall), 631 W. 2nd St. Downtown, $29.00, 213.237.2800 x1.
Dancescape Moves to Aqua Restaurant & Lounge, an all night benefit event will feature more than 20 individual dance performances, and all proceeds donated to enrich art and music programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Passion for Dance Project. A DJ will give everyone in the audience a chance to get out of their seats and dance, 8pm, 424 N. Beverly Drive. 310.452.6809.
Saturday, May 20
Danger: High Voltage, sculpture by David Buckingham, Lois Lambert Gallery, through July 23, opening reception, 6-9pm, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Saturday & Sunday May 20-21
Annual Bug Fair, over 60 unique vendors will display everything from rare specimens of butterflies to entomological equipment to insect tattoo art, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., 213.763.DINO or www.nhm.org.
Nathan Maffin Solo Art Exhibition – Open during the Venice Art Walk, through July 8. Opening reception, May 20, 6-10pm; meet the artist on May 21, Epoxybox, 602 Venice Blvd., 310.862.4242.
Sunday, May 21
Ms. Spellings of Be, Created and performed by Nicole Finis Smith, the story interweaves spoken word poetry, comedic character play, and dance in the consciousness of hip-hop, 6pm, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
The Café Plays, dubbed the “fastest theater in town,” five plays in just 10 1/2 hours, 9pm at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr. at the Santa Monica Airport, $10, 310.397.3244.
Wednesday, May 24
Juxtapose…You Smile and Call Me “Honey,” new paintings by Joseph Blaustein, FIG, Bergamot Station, through June 24, 310.829.0345.
Rwanda: After, Darfur Now, photographs by Michael Ronnen Safdie, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through October 1, 310.440.4500.
Thursday, May 25
The Ish Factor, as part of the Identi-Palooza Comedy Project, with readings by Beth Lapides, Kevin Rooney and more, Skirball Cultural Center, 7:30pm, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 866.468.3399.