Dichotomies, art by Nobuhito Nishigawara and Hiromi Takizawa, through January 19, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
Medieval Treasures From the Cleveland Museum of Art, through January 20, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Cuban Blood, a film with Harvey Keitel, Gael García Bernal, and Iben Hjejle, directed by Juan Gerard, 7pm, $5 donation, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.
Hood, Veil, Shoes, a dance work by Cheng-Chieh Yu, presented by UCLA World Arts and Cultures Department, 8pm, 10-$15, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101. Also January 19.
Greg Miller, Eye Candy, opening reception January 25, 5-9pm, through February 17, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Pots & Pans Protest, the “Raise Hell For Molly Ivins” campaign to end war, noon-1pm, WLA Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., WLA, 310.450.5592.
Shabbaton, lecture with Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, who will speak Friday night about “Buddhists, Gurus, and Jewish Meditation,” 7pm, and on Saturday about “Unorthodox Judaism, the Myths, the Lies, the Fantasy Exposed,” 12:30pm, $18 suggested donation, Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Spotlight Talk: Seated Poet and Sirens, presentation on ancient art, 11am, free, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays through January 31, Museum Galleries, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Starbirth in Orion’s Sword, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Westside Urban Forum presents: “An Ever-Developing Story: Land Use and the Local Media,” with panelists Kerry Cavanaugh, Steve Hymon, and Josh Williams, 7am, $15-$65, The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.322.1520.
Stan Chambers, veteran TV newsman, signs KTLA’s News at Ten: 60 Years with Stan Chambers, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Creative Ways To Choose Happiness, lecture with motivational speaker Chappale Burton, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series presents “Journey Toward Peace: From the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal to the International,” with Paula Garb, founding member of the Citizen Peacebuilding Program, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.260.8900.
J. Wells Dickerson talks about and signs her book The Peach Tree, a memoir of a survivor of domestic violence, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Corinna Gamma, (un) Restricted Pleasures, opening reception 5-8pm, through February 23, d.e.n. Gallery, 6023 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.3023.
Sylvia Sellers-Garcia signs When the Ground Turns in its Sleep, noon, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
The Mature Traveler and Australia and New Zealand, World Travel 101 workshops, 11am and 1:30pm, $5 for HI-USA members, $10 for non-members, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413 x28.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, children’s musical, 11am and 1pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
The Paradigm Poets, reading by a local poetry group, 7pm, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., $10 donation, 310.822.9103.
Storytelling in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Hope Smith, ages 4 and up, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.
A Tribute to Alex Steinweiss, creator of the album cover, opening reception 6:30-8:30pm, through February 12, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.1937.
The 12 Steps for Everybody’s Writing Workshop, 9am-noon, and every third Saturday thereafter, 16730 Bollinger Dr., PP, 310.454.5138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st Occasional Doo Dah Parade, with contingents of marching zombies, barbecue enthusiasts, offspring of Star Trek characters and more, 11:30am, free, Old Pasadena retail and entertainment district, 626.205.4029 or pasadenadoodahparade.info.
Piano Recital, for the dedication of Mt. Olive’s new Yamaha C7 Piano, featuring works of J.S. Bach and Prokofieff; with Kristi Lobitz, piano, Susan Greenberg, flute, and Carol Lobitz-Stearns, soprano, 4pm, $10-$15 suggested donation, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Burt Prelutsky signs The Secret of Their Success, 1pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
James Wrubel, jazz pianist and Crossroads grad, 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039.
Character Perspectives: The Role of Character in our Society: A Conference on Character, with clergy members and other speakers, 7:30am registration and breakfast, 9am-2pm conference, $15-$40, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 818.781.1458.
Living Voices: The Right To Dream, a program of theatre, video, and live interaction in honor of tolerance and Martin Luther King, Jr., 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, free, advance reservations required, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.553.8403.
Clutterology, lecture on clearing up the clutter with Nancy Miller, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Craft & Story Hour, for ages 3-13, 3pm, free, Chabad JCC of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Global Green Lecture Series on Interior Finishes and Air Quality, with “green expert” Orit Yanai, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Multipurpose Room 601, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The Nanny Diaries, with Scarlett Johansson, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies: The Screenwriter’s Guide To Every Story Ever Told, signing and talk with author Blake Snyder, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Singles Supper Club, presented by PICAS Singles, 7pm, $2 plus dinner for members, $4 plus dinner for non-members, Shershah Cuisine of India, 13444 Maxella Ave., MDR, RSVP, 310.215.9916.
Speed Networking, presented by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 5-6:30pm, $15, SM Chamber of Commerce, 1234 6th St., 310. 393.9825.
Experimental Films by Robert Branaman, 8pm, plus live poetry with Milo Johnson and S.A. Griffin, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Five Course Gourmet Dinner With Wine Tasting, featuring the top five wines as selected by Wine Spectator Magazine, 7pm, $100 per person, Akbar-Santa Monica, 2627 Wilshire Blvd., RSVP, 310.586.7469.
Art: LA, the Los Angeles Art Show, Thursday noon-7pm/Friday-Saturday noon-8pm/Sunday noon-6pm, $20, opening night gala January 23, 7-10pm, $200, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., tickets: 323.857.6149.
Green Living Workshop, 7pm, free, Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Luncheon, 11am, $40-$50, Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 W. Century Blvd., LA, 310.433.6886, register at ewomennetwork.com.
Hollywood Homicide: A Mystery Author Panel, discussion with mystery authors Bill Bryan, Rick Copp, G.B. Pool, and Harley Jane Kozak, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Pacific Island Dance, 6pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.267.4007.
Judith Palarz Book Group discusses Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, 10am, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.