Anatol, by Arthur Schnitzler, through May 27, 8pm Saturdays/3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.
The Cat in the Hat’s 50th Birthday art exhibit, through March 29, Gallery 319, 319 Wilshire Blvd., 310.899.1499.
Fitting Everyone In: A Series on LA’s Housing Crisis, presented by The Westside Urban Forum, registration 7am, program 7:45-9am, The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.394.0253.
Man Mana Kono (Disorder Inside Order), dance program with Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project, 8:30pm, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310.315.1459. Also March 17.
The Other Venice Film Festival, films by more than 90 filmmakers, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., and Switch Studios, 316 S. Venice Blvd. For schedule and times see othervenicefilmfest.com. Through March 18.
Postcards From Jupiter, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5/$9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Talk on Quantum Spirituality with Amit Goswami, PhD., 8pm, donation requested, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Brian Waite Band in concert for children and their families, 3:30-4:15pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8621.
The Birds, comedy by Aristophanes, presented by Culture Clash, 8pm Friday/3pm and 8pm Saturday/3pm Sunday, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Arlington West, north of the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq beginning at 7am and continuing until sunset on March 18. Public officials, Iraq veterans, Gold Star Families, performers, video of troops and their families, music, candlelight vigil at sunset Saturday, Martin Sheen on Sunday from 4pm until sunset.
Battle of the Bands with high school students from St. Monica’s, 6pm, and Olympic, 9pm, Arcadia Building, Santa Monica Pier, 310.392. 2494.
Cat in the Hat Celebration storyteller Jon Reed, 10:30-11am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Developing Digital Memories Workshop, 9am-12:45pm, $20 advance, $25 at door, Coffee Connection Vineyard, 3838 S. Centinela Ave., MV, 310.391.7366.
Herbert Hamak and Max Jansons, Field Notes, opening reception 6-8pm, through April 14, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3383.
Irish Banquet, with corned beef and cabbage as well as vegetarian Irish food, 6:30pm, donation requested, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Christian Kliegel, Short Stories Long, opening reception 6-8pm, through April 28, Balmoral Gallery, 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.3635.
St. Patrick’s Day Party-Mixer on a Sunset Harbor yacht for singles and couples over 35, 6-10pm, reservations required by 3/16, $50 person, $90 couple, 310.308.4643.
Public E-Waste Recycling Event, 8am-2pm, free, City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave., 310.458.8546. Residents with disabilities call 310.458.8596 for a form to request a special pick-up.
Senior’s Prom, 1-4pm, presented by City of Santa Monica, Culver City, Torrance and Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.458.8644.
Topanga Women’s Circle is holding its first-ever fundraising event, 6:30-9:30pm, Institute of Courage, 1135 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7774.
The 12 Steps for Everybody’s 3-Hour writing workshop, $15 donation, 9am-noon, Westside Pavilion, Community Room A, 10800 W. Pico Blvd., 310.428.0904.
Bob Alper, stand-up comic/rabbi, 7:30pm, $20 advance, $25 at door, Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.476.2861.
Free Concert, with Jerome Kessler, conductor, and Richard Todd, horn soloist, 3pm, Topanga Community House, 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., 818.591.8477.
Kids and Teens Student Art Exhibit, opening reception 1-4pm, through March 31, Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave., Brentwood, 310.451.5657.
Lost Boys of Sudan, film about human rights violations, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Spring Equinox Celebration, presented by the Church in Ocean Park, 5pm, free, on the beach at the foot of Ocean Park Blvd., 310.399.1631.
Adam’s Rib, classic comedy, 2:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Challenges of Diversity in Today’s Global Environment lecture, 11:15am, free, Art Lecture Hall 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Current Trends in Autism Research and Treatment Symposium, lecture, 11:30am-1:30pm, New Roads High School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., RSVP required, 310.828.5582.
Dance Your Dreams, with Sara Tanz, guided free dance workout, 7:30-9pm, $10, Chabad Jewish Community Center, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783 x202.
How to Write a Novel, writing clinic, 7:30pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
World of Sand, Chautauqua Series lecture, 7:30pm, free, Dining Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.
Services For Older Adults lecture, 1:30- 2:30pm, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.458.8701.
Strings: Collaborations With Chaos, art by Gary Frederick Brown, through April 29, reception March 24, ArtHouse Gallery TVA, 416 Broadway, 310.393.0901.
Craft and Story Hour, for kids 2-8 and their parents, 4pm, free, Chabad Jewish Community Center, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Intro to Paddling, lecture, 7pm, free, REI of Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4370.
Love’s Got Everything to do with it, Women’s Theatre Festival, 8pm, $25, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., reservations, 818.760.0408.
Stairway to the Stars, youth talent show, 7:30pm, $10, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 310.450.8338. Also March 23.
Mark Your Calendar
Starbucks Walk For Water, Santa Monica Pier, March 24.
SAT Practice Test for grades 9-12, 1-5:30pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., registration required, 310.458.8621.
The Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition invites all interested Santa Monica residents to meet the City’s Director of Planning and Community Development and to input their ideas for the future of our community, 7pm, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.
Dr. Patch Adams will be leading two community workshops entitled “Living a Life of Joy” and “The Joy of Caring” for doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors and professional and family caregivers at the Calamigos Ranch Cooperative Center, 327 S. Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu. Fee is $195, register at 951.769.4780.
The Art Institute Of California-Los Angeles announces a High School Scholarship Program. Students graduating in 2007 will receive a full tuition scholarship in Art Institute programs. Submissions must be in by March 31. For details on applying go to aischolarship. com/losangeles.
Lenten Worship Services, 7pm, Wednesdays through March 28, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1730 Wilshire Blvd., 310.829.4113.
Santa Monica Playhouse Annual U.K. Summer Theatre Adventure is now accepting applicants, ages 10-adult, for its summer theatre workshop and sightseeing trip to the U.K. To apply and for information call Cammy Truong at 310.394.9779 x673.
Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions from teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Deadline is May 4. For entry forms and guidelines see smteenfilmfest.org or call 310.458.8634.
Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series Poster Contest is now open for submissions. Deadline is April 6. To submit entries see santamonicapier.org/2007_rules.pdf.
UCLA Extension’s Creative Writing Program is now enrolling for spring classes in humor writing, crime writing, screenwriting, creative nonfiction and finding an agent. Classes begin March 31, 310.825.9415.