Chris Barnard: The Big Picture, through November 3, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, tarrynteresa.com.
Linda Kallan and Desy Safan-Gerard, paintings and drawings, through November 3, 7:30pm, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Madison Campus, 11th St. and Arizona Ave., 310.434.3434.
Alice Lunsford, watercolors and collages, Doug Spesert, costume illustrations, through November 3, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., 310.449.1444.
Joseph Maruska, new paintings, through November 3, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
A New Intimacy, photos of wildlife by Michael Caroff, through November 5, Venice Art Gallery, 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.578.1745.
Simon Norfolk, Beirut: How Did You Come to Smell of Smoke and Fire? exhibit of photographs, through November 3, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.
Where We Live: Student Perspectives, show of work by student photographers, through November 2, SMC Photography Gallery, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Angles, evening-length dance event by B.E. Productions, 8:30pm, $15-$20, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 949.887.1134. Also November 3.
Art & Wine Auction, hosted by UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, 7-10pm, The Victorian, 2640 Main St., for tickets and information call 310.825.5328.
The Battle of Algiers, film about the struggle for Algerian independence, by Gillo Pontecorvo, 7pm, benefit for Change-Links, $5 donation, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.
Breaking the Silence, acclaimed Chinese film, 7pm, free, Art Complex Room 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4579.
California Naturalism, art by Paul Panossian, through December 15, Cambridge Art Gallery, 200 S. 26th St., 310.451.2888.
Contemporary Crafts Market, 10am-6pm, $7, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.285.3655. Also November 3-4, various times.
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney features Venice Community Trust Raffle, prizes by top artists, on view at Ravenswork Studios, 1611 Electric Ave., 6-10pm, free, raffle tickets $10 each or $100 for a book of 12, 310.301.6976.
Mars Exploration Rover Update, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $4-$5, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Radio Ghost Stories, a new play based on old radio plays, written by SMC theatre arts professor Terrin Adair, 8pm, $10, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000. Also November 3, 2pm and 8pm and November 4, 2pm.
Aram Saroyan and Robert Grenier read their poetry, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia: Nomads, Mystics, and Troubadours, 8pm, $15-$46, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Westside Economic Summit, guest speakers from real estate and banking, 7:30-11:30am, $125, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.398.0953.
Biedul and Gehry: Raw Space, exhibit by artists Brian Biedul and Alejandro Gehry, through December 31, DCA Fine Arts, 3107 Pico Blvd., 310.396.8565.
Anna Corinna Handbag Trunk Show, preview of spring 2008 collection, 10am-6pm, free, Il Primo Passo, 1624 Montana Ave., 310.828.4149.
Dancing In The Margins, world dance festival, 8pm, $13-$16, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710. Also November 4, 7pm.
Fall Fiesta, presented by Pacific Palisades Historical Society, 2-4:30pm, $45, Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, call for directions and reservations, 310.454.4201 or 310.454.8282.
Les Figues Press reading, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica Family Christmas Bazaar, 9am-3pm, $4-$6,1220 2nd Street, 310.451.1303.
Grassroots Acoustica, fundraiser for the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, an animal rescue group, 8-10pm, no cover, donations welcome, Synergy Cafe, 4437 Sepulveda Blvd., CC, 310.482.3490.
Paul Stanton Kibel signs Rivertown: Rethinking Urban Rivers, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Liberating Jesus! one-man show by Leonard Jacobson, through November 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $20, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 800.838.3006.
Music and Lyrics, humorous film about a washed up pop star’s comeback, with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, 3pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
SMC Applied Music Program Benefit Concert, featuring performances by students in the Applied Music Program, 8pm, $10, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
St. Martin of Tours School Carnival, rides, games and prizes, cakewalk, crafts, food, and more, 11am-5pm, free, 11955 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, 310.472.7419.
The Tiger Lilies-Misery Guts, British group known for odd music, 8pm, $15-$30, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Cy Tymony, author of the Sneaky Uses series, signs books and demonstrates turning everyday objects into new inventions, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
WIRED LivingHome, a house designed for green living, presented by WIRED magazine, on view weekends through November 11, 10am-3pm Thursdays-Fridays/10am-5pm Saturdays-Sundays, $35-$40, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, tickets at wired.com.
World Travel 101, Budget Travel Workshop, Women Traveling Solo, 11am, $5-$10, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.
Colonel Ann Wright, former U.S. diplomat, author of Dissent: The Voice of Conscience, and David Swanson, activist and writer, speak about their experiences, 7pm, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.339.1770.
Assistance League of Santa Monica Unveiling of New Chapter House, 2-5pm, free, Assistance League of Santa Monica, 1453 15th St., 310.301.1860.
Clean Air Rally/Walk, registration 9am, walk 10am, free, Ocean View Park, 2880 Barnard Way, 213.384.5864 x252.
Open Reading with featured poets Shahe Mankerian, Angel Perales, and Annette Sugden, sign-up 4:45pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
American Jewish University’s First Celebration of Books, presentations by Jewish authors, 7:30pm, American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, 310.440.1246. Also November 6-8.
Wayne Federman, actor, comedian, and writer, speaks at the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Barbara Firestone signs Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Monthly Open Mic Workshop: Healing Ourselves Through Writing, with Dr. Rachel Ballon, 7:30-9:30pm, $10-$15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Youth and Family Chess Session, all skill levels welcome, 4-6:30pm, free, Youth Activity Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Andy Bird, president of Walt Disney International, 6:30pm, free, Drescher Graduate Campus, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.568.5639.
China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century, through February 10, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6473.
Damn Yankees, through November 25, Tuesdays-Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 2pm and 8pm/Sundays 2pm and 7pm, call for Thanksgiving holiday schedule, November 25, $35-$70, UCLA Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Global Migration and the Rise of the Service Economy, lecture, 11:15am, free, Art Lecture Hall 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Invitational Blitz Chess Tournament, a rapid form of the game, participation by invitation only, 7-8:45pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., observers must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal, Social and Psychological Perspectives on Domestic Violence, lecture, 7:30pm, free, Room 217, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4490.
Lisa Yee, author of So Totally Emily Embers, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
An Evening with William Pope.L, in conjunction with the exhibit Art After White People, 7pm, free, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
John Banville’s The Sea, discussion, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Christine L. Borgman signs Scholarship in the Digital Age, 6pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
90404 Changing, screening of the docudrama about Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood, followed by Q&A with the director Michael W. Barnard, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Venice Media District Fall Mixer, featured speaker is Scott Ross, founder, Digital Domain, 6:30pm, $10, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, 310.823.3878.
UCLA Wind Ensemble, Thomas Lee, conductor, 8pm, $3-$7, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.4761.
Art For The Arts Fundraiser/Art Auction, presented by Los Angeles Magazine and Bergamot Station, with a performance by the Los Angeles Ballet, 6:30pm, $125 per person, Bergamot Station, 310.226.8002.
Early Aviation Art exhibit, Flight Path Learning Center and Museum, LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, LA, 310.215.5291.
Karen E. Bender and Vilna Houston sign Choice, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Brigadoon, the musical, 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday/2pm Sunday November 11, $16-$20, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Exhibit of Undergraduate Work, opening reception 5-8pm, through November 21, New Wight Gallery, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, WW, 310.825.3281.
First Federal Bank of California and The Boys & Girls Clubs Council of Santa Monica Dinner Auction and Raffle, 5:30pm, donation $1,000 or more to live auction or buy sponsorship starting at $225, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., 310.394.club.
Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner, 6pm, $225, Ballroom, Casa Del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Ave., 310.314.6211.
Isabelle Hope Grahm, Arrival…Is, reception, 5-8:30pm, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.9502.
The Healing Power of Poetry, Wisdom Poetry, discussion of African poetry, 7:30-9:30pm, $15, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., uclartsandhealing.net.
Inside Out 2007, paintings and sculptures by Christa Zinner and Katina Zinner, opening cocktail reception 7-10pm, through January 8, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.399.3666.
Masks in Balinese Dance Theatre, master class with Nyoman Wenten, 11:15am, free, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Oscar-winning documentary about the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with director Freida Lee Mock, 6:45pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Mediterranean Networks and the Emergence of Greek Civilization, lecture by Irad Malkin, 8pm, free, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Responding to Modernity, class with Dr. Gil Graff, 7:30pm, $20, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, 310.440.1246.
Safer, More Compassionate World Forum, presented by the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica, moderated by Susan McCarthy, 7-9pm, free, Multipurpose Room, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.395.0835.
Judy Schachner, author of Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
Peter Schrag, author, journalist, and editor, lectures on “California: America’s High-Stakes Experiment,” 11:15am, free, Room 214, Arts Complex, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Spa Day in Santa Monica, spas all over America are donating 20 percent of their revenue to AIDS/HIV research, local participants are Dermalogica, 9am-8pm, 1022 Montana Ave., 310.260.8682, and Spa Le Merigot, 9am-10pm, 1740 Ocean Ave., 310.395.9700. Additional participants can be found at spaday.org.
Who’s There? The Creation of the Self in Renaissance Art and Literature, lecture and discussion with Dr. Lawrence Driscoll, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Ten Chi, a travelogue in dance, 8pm, $20-$76, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Also November 9-10, various times.
Mark Your Calendar
Asian and Tribal Arts Show, November 10-11
LA Radio History, Beyond Baroque, November 11
Holiday Gift Bazaar, 16th Street, November 17