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February 2

First Fridays presents “Full House,” a look at habitats with a diversity of species, guided tour and presentation, 6:30pm, music performances 8pm, $2-$9, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA, 213.763.DINO.

New Year For Trees, also known as Tu B’shvat, is celebrated with a service, dinner and speech by Rabbi Eli Hecht, 5:30pm, $12-$18, RSVP to Chabad Jewish Community Center of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., 310.454.7783.

Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and author of Mohandas: A True Story of a Man, His People and an Empire, 8pm, donations welcome, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

Returning to the Moon Part ll, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show,” 7pm, $5 for one show or $9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

Trains Planes and Automobiles: Perspectives on Santa Monica’s Rich Transportation History, talk by Professor Joseph Schwieterman, 2pm, free, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458,8600.

February 2-3

Bloom, premiere of dance work by Stephen Petronio with music by Rufus Wainwright, 8pm, $15-$45, Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, 310.825.5202.

February 3

African-American Art Festival, music, dance, performances, paintings, 10am-4pm, free, STAR ECO Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., CC, 310.842.8060.

Ballona Bicycle Nature Ride with biologist Roy van de Hoek, 2:15-4:30pm, free, helmets required, meet at Daniel’s Bicycles at Fisherman’s Village, MDR, 310.821.9045.

James Bond Trivia Marathon with Bond historian Stephen Jay Rubin, followed by Bond movies, 4pm, free, American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., 323.466.FILM.

Diabetes: My Struggles With Jim Turner, a play about the experiences of a diabetic, 7pm, $10 donation, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., 323.993.8671.

The Edge of Form: Joe Pinkelman, Susie McKay Krieser, Darlyn Susan Yee, opening reception 5-8pm, through February 24, Tag Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.

David Shapiro, opening reception 5-7pm, through March 17, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.0640.

Tapestry performs a Renaissance celebratory concert, presented by the Da Camera Society, 8pm, $39-$44, Powell Library,UCLA Campus, WW, 213.477.2952.

World Travel 101 Workshop on travel in Europe, 11am, $5 members, $10 non-members, Hostelling International Travel Centre, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.

February 3-4

Urban Tango Reloaded, tango show with Makela Brizuela, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, Electric Lodge, 1418 Electric Ave., Venice, tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

Weekend Scenic Excursions, three-hour train trip between Fillmore and Santa Paula, visit Heritage Valley avocado and citrus groves, departs Fillmore noon, returns 3pm, rain or shine, Fillmore and Western Railway, 800.773.8724 or fwry.com. Also Feb. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25.

February 4

Ballona Nature Walk, a walk through the Wetlands with Roy van de Hoek, 2-4pm, free, meet at Del Rey Lagoon Park (Pacific Ave. parking lot), PDR, wear layered clothing and bring water, 310.821.9045.

Black History Month Opening Celebration with Ms. Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, and violinist Karen Briggs, 1-4:30pm, free, California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., LA, 213.744.2132.

Breaking the Biggest Story in History, documentary and discussion, 2-4pm, free, Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.452.9681.

Kids in the Courtyard: Inside Outside, workshop for kids in conjunction with the exhibit Architecture of the Veil, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, WW, 310.825.4361.

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in concert, $12-$45, All Saint’s Church, 504 N. Camden Dr., BH, 310.458.4504.

Walk the Labyrinth, a walk using an ancient meditation tool, 10:30am-noon and 2-4:30pm, free, Simkins Hall, First United Methodist Church, 1006 11th St., 310.393.8258.

February 6

A Heart Full of Laughter, storytelling and puppet show, for ages 3-7, 3:30pm and 4:30pm, free, tickets must be picked up after noon on day of show, Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.

British American Business Networking, 6pm, free, Ye Olde King’s Head, 116 Santa Monica Blvd., RSVP, 310.822.8277.

February 7

Marlene Capell: Variations, opening reception February 10, 4-6pm, through March 10, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Chaka Kahn in concert, 8:30pm, $50-$100, Malibu Performing Arts Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, 310.456.6722 or ticketweb.com.

Lloyd Levine’s Israel: Modern Portrait of an Ancient Land, opening reception February 11, 3-5pm, through February 16, Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.

Miles of Miles, rare videos of Miles Davis in concert, 8pm, pre-show with clips of other jazz musicians 6pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, with talks, demonstrations and athletic events, 8:45-11:45am, Westside/Santa Monica YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.

Promises, a film by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg and Carlos Bolado, about a journey to a Palestinian refugee camp and an Israeli settlement, 7pm, $5 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds), Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.

Shiva Rea, world famous yoga teacher, demonstration and book signing, 7pm, free, Borders Books and Music, 1415 Third Street Promenade, 310.393.9290.

Video Art Screening and Artist Talk with media artist Jasper Alvaer, 7:30-9pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711 x103.

February 7-11

The Busy World is Hushed, starring Jill Clayburgh, recorded with a live audience for KPCC’s The Play’s The Thing, 8pm Wednesday-Friday/3pm Saturday/4pm Sunday, $20-$46, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.827.0889.

February 8

Getting to the Top from Consulting, 6-9pm, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.823.4567 or acteva.com/go/GTTT.

Maggie Kilgore, author of Remember to Laugh: Writing My Way Around the World, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

Alan Rachins: Ready! Aim! Slit Your Wrists! My Army Story, kicks off the What’s the Story Festival, 8pm, $10-$15, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.450.1312. Also February 9.

The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century, second installment of a four-part workshop, entitled “From Forced Emigration to Mass Extermination,” presented by the Anti-Defamation League, 4:15-8:30pm, registration fee $75, ADL Office, 10495 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.446.8000 x228.

Michael Sheridan, architect, lectures on Danish Architecture as part of the “Nordic Latitudes” exhibit, 6:30pm, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.450.1400, smpl.org/nordiclatitudes.

Roger “Bill’ Terry of the Tuskegee Airmen speaks as part of Black History Month, 10am, free, LAX Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., LA, 310.215.5291.

Mark Your Calendar

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, Getty Center, February 9-11.

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