Exhibit of Undergraduate Work, through November 21, New Wight Gallery, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, WW, 310.825.3281.
Mexican Pulp Art, through November 17, Applegate Gallery, 3101-A Main St., 310.396.7600.
John Fugelsang: All The Wrong Reasons, one-man show, 8pm, $28, Brentwood Theatre, Veterans Administration, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood, 213.365.3500.
LA Street Scenes 2: A Boy’s Life/A Girl’s Life, benefit performance of a play about troubled youth, from the Create Now! Workshops, 8pm, opening night reception 6:30pm, $35-$50, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.399.3666. Also November 17-18, call for times.
The Moons of Autumn, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $4-$5, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Opera For Darfur, benefit concert to help Darfur refugees, 8pm, $15-$25, Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.633.3922.
10th Anniversary Celebration, for SMC’s Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 4pm, free, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Francisco Torres Quintet, jazz, 7pm, $10, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4323.
Plays Well With Others, a “topsy-turvy” installation of poppies made from coffee filters, by the PINK artists’ group, opening reception 6-8pm, through December 8, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Madison, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Pots and Pans Protest to End the War, noon-1pm, free, WLA Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., WW, raisehellformollyivins.org.
SMC Musical Theatre Workshop Highlights, 8pm, $10, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000. Also November 17-18, call for times.
We Were Strangers, 1948 film about Cuba with John Garfield, 7pm, $5, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.
Terry Wolverton, Cecilia Woloch, and Stephanie Hemphill, poetry, 7:30pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
You Can’t Take It With You, classic comedy by Kaufman and Hart, presented by St. Monica Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Department, 8pm, St. Monica Catholic High School, 1030 Lincoln Blvd., tickets at email@example.com. Also November 17 and 18.
Claressinka Anderson: Through Your Ghosts, Darkly, opening reception 6-8pm, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.
Morton Bartlett, opening reception 5-7pm, through December 22, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.8488.
Jack Cooper reads from and signs Across My Silence, also open mic, 7pm, donation requested, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., poetry@churchinoceanpark.
Criminal Justice Workshop, 10:30am, free, AIU, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.923.5393.
Lisa Dunn-Dern, book signing for Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty! with Shadow, a certified therapy dog, 2pm, free, Barnes and Noble, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.475.3138.
Dreamgirls, the movie musical, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Holiday Boutique, clothing, jewelry, handbags, scarves, and accessories, presented by The Early Childhood Parenting Center (ECPC), 10:30am-4pm, 1440 Harvard St., 310.281.9770.
Holiday Gift Bazaar, local businesses display their wares, also music and food, 11am-4pm, free, 1512 16th St., holidaygiftbazaar.com.
Hometown Santa Monica, The Bay Cities Book, signing by authors Jenn Garbee, Nancy Gottesman, Tippy Helper, and Margery Schwartz, 11am-1pm, free, Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Rob Jacobs and Atanas Karpeles: Angels and Abstracts + 2, opening reception 5-7pm, through December 15, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Elisa Klevan, author of The Apple Doll, signs books and gives a drawing demonstration, ages 4-8, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
Lolette Kuby signs Out of Cleveland, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Jason Lazarus, Recordings, opening reception 6-9pm through January 3, D3 Projects, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9856.
Los Angeles: Photographs by Ann Summa, opening reception 6-9pm, through December 15, closing reception December 15 with bands TBA, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.
Marketing a Business, 10am-noon, free, AIU, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2444.
Chris Mason, Rewired, opening reception 6-9pm, through January 6, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Pixel This 17, program of films made with the toy Pixel camera, 7pm and 9pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Press Conference and Open Forum on Burma, 11am-2pm, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8606.
Santa Monica Firefighters 31st Annual Benefit Dance, games, music, dancing, refreshments, and more, 9pm-1am, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., for tickets and information call 310.391.7714.
Carmen Spera, Battle Grounds, opening reception 6-9pm, through December 30, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
World Travel 101 Workshop on Women Traveling Solo, 11am, $5 members, $10 non-members, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.
Angels and Demons, Blessed or Possessed? a juried exhibition, opening reception 3-6pm, through January 4, A Shenere Velt Gallery, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.2007.
Carlye Archibeque and Richard Modiano, poetry, 7pm, $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Shirley Cannon, From The Earth, tar and oil paintings, opening reception 6:30-9:30pm, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Encounter Point: Israelis and Palestinians, a Grassroots Peace Process, screening of film followed by Q&A with producer/director Ronit Avni, 2pm, free, Art 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4669.
Gamelan Cudamani, Odalan Bali: An Offering of Music and Dance, Balinese dance program, 7pm, $15-$42, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.4401.
Joke Artist, comedy show with Paul Litteral, 8pm, live music at 6:30pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Kids in the Courtyard: Word Play, crafts workshop for children, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Ilana R. Simons signs A Life of One’s Own, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Sing! Sing! Sing! presents A Thanksgiving Harvest: Songs Celebrating Life! 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039.
SMC Symphony Orchestra, 4pm, $10, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
STAR ECO Station, annual Trash to Treasure Kid’s Faire, a chance for kids to give paper, bottles, and plastic a new life, eco-conscious games and crafts, free, 10am-4pm, STAR ECO Station, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., CC, 310.842.8060.
Beacon of Light, Feminism, Family, and Fulfillment: Can You Do It All? talk and discussion with The Jewish Women’s Circle of Discovery, 8-9:30pm, $10, Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Documental presents films by Jesse Lerner, Ruins, TSH, Magnavoz, and The American Egypt, 6:10pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.
Robin Maxwell signs Mademoiselle Boleyn, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Atlanta, The Musical, through December 16, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., WW, 310.208.5454.
Chinatown in Reverse, lecture with Bill Boyarsky, 7:30pm, free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.
Judith Freeman signs The Long Embrace and Anthony Hernandez signs Waiting, Sitting, Fishing, and Some Automobiles, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Issues Across the Lifespan Lecture, New Views on Aging: A Developmental Approach, with Gloria Lopez, 7:30pm, free, Bundy 217, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.3986.
Marian McNair speaks, author of Bitter Roots, 11:15am, free, Art 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting, 7-9:30pm, free, Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, venicenc.org.
Beer Tasting Class, 5:30-6:30pm, $10, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.
Judith Palarz Book Group discusses The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa, by Josh Swlller, 10am, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Mark Your Calendar
Guest Appreciation Day at Jiffy Lube, November 25
SMC Holiday Art Sale, December 11-12
Eco Gift Expo, Santa Monica Civic, December 15-16