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Alice-Sit-By-The-Fire, comedy about raising parents, by J.M. Barrie, through February 10, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays/3pm Sundays, $20-$25, Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8392.

Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal, art exhibit, through February 10, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.

@Heart, play about family life affected by war and the military, by J. Powers, through February 24, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays/2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

Neil Campbell and Peter Schuyff, through February 14, The Balmoral, 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.3635.

Xavier Cazares Cortez, Make It (K) New, through February 9, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late 16th to the Early 19th Century, through February 10, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

Ron Griffin: Forgotten Paper, through February 8, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, tarrynteresa.com.

Icons of Rock and the Imagination, photography by Lynn Goldsmith, through February 13, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.

Karen Liebowitz, Leviathan (from the Manifesting Prophecy series), through February 9, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.8488.

David Lloyd: New Works, through February 9, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

Becca Midwood, recent works, through February 9, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

Saving Memories: History as Witness to the Future, exhibit of work by Santa Monica High School Freshman Seminar students, through February 8, Mortensen Library, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 626.744.1177.

Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, through February 10, Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.476.9777.

Ernest Silva, Vigilance, Full Moon, through February 9, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.

A Tribute to Alex Steinweiss, creator of the album cover, through February 12, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.1937.

Vincent, one-man play by Leonard Nimoy, through February 10, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays/3pm Sundays, February 3, $10-$20, Theatre for a Small Space, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.393.3018.

Whole Parts, group exhibit, through February 14, Sam Francis Gallery, 1714 21st St., 310.829.7391 x425.

Angela White, More Than Concrete, solo exhibition, through February 9, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535.


February 8

Larry Bell, Works on Paper, through March 8, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.

Ailish Tynan, soprano and Hugh Tinney, pianist, 7:30pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.

Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956-1966, through June 8, $5-$10, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 866.722.4849.

Vision and Aging: A Collaborative Presentation, program to help people with vision problems to maintain love of literature, 2pm, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

February 8-10

Santa Monica Gem Show, noon-7pm Friday/10am-7pm Saturday/10am-5pm Sunday, $5, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 503.252.8300.

UCLA Extension Writers Studio, intensive writing workshops, $775, 1010 Westwood Blvd, WW, call for schedule, 310.825.9415.

February 8-11

6th Annual Conscious Life Expo, Business Symposium and Film Festival, 1-9pm Friday/9am-9pm Saturday/9am-7pm Sunday/ 9am-7pm Monday (workshops only), $10-$20, LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., LA, 800.367.5777.

February 9

Massud Alemi signs Interruptions, Love, Turmoil & Revolution in Iran: A Novel, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.0399.

Beyond Music: Damon Romero, Zbigniew Karkowski, Ulrich Krieger, Joe and Joe, Monsturo, and Daniel Menche, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Book Sale, presented by Friends of the Santa Monica Library, 11am-2pm, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Budget Travel Workshop, Women Traveling Solo, 11am, $5-$10, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.

Culinary Basics, a beginning cooking class with Chef Eric, Saturdays through February 23, 2-5pm, $350, 2366 Pelham Ave., LA, 310.470.2640.

Green Living Workshop, 1-2:30pm, donation $25, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8716 x1.

Curtis Hoekzema, Paintings, reception 4-6pm, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Journey to the Center of the Galaxy, program with Dr. Susan Stolovy, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Jump Start, group art show, reception 7-10pm, through March 8, Applegate Gallery, 3101-A Main St., 310.396.7600.

Hugh Masekela’s Chissa All-Stars, 8pm, $26-$48, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Noche de Paz y Amor, Valentine’s Day Hispanic style with food, dancing, and loteria, 3:30-7:30pm, Edison Language Academy, 2425 Kansas Ave., 323.359.8869.

Peta Orbach, Works in Progress, opening reception 5-8pm, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.392.3634.

Paint Out In Cheseboro Canyon, sponsored by Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, Inc., 9:30am, free, bring lunch and materials, take Ventura freeway to Cheseboro exit, for more information, call Carole Garland at 310.338.0333.

Carl Rowe and Fred Lisaius, opening reception 5-7pm, through March 1, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.

Tom Servais, Elemental, surf photographer’s works, opening reception 7-11pm, through March 29, epOxybOx Gallery, 602 Venice Blvd., Venice, epoxybox.com.

Shape the Future Workshop: Boulevards, discussion of traffic and other issues, 9:30am-3pm, free, cafeteria, John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th St., 310.458.8341.

Southern California Linux Expo, event for businesses, academic institutions, and the Linux community, 10am-6pm, Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd., LA, socallinuxexpo.org. Also February 10.

Valentine Storytelling with Jon Reed, ages 4-8, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580.5 Pico Blvd., WLA, 10.559.2665.

We Love Our Local Vendors Day at Whole Foods Market, free food samples and information about the products on sale, 2-5pm, free, Whole Foods Market, 11737 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.826.4433.

February 10

Clarinet Concert, sponsored by the Clarinet institute of Los Angeles, 2pm, free, lawn in front of 3725 May St., MV, laclarinet.com.

Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist, 7pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Friendship Circle Kickoff, party for teenagers who would like to volunteer for the Friendship Circle, 4-6:30pm, Chabad JCC, 15207 Sunset Blvd, PP, RSVP to 310.454.7783.

Fowler OutSpoken Lecture: Visual Griots of Mali: African Children Tell Their Stories with Cameras, lecture with Shawn Davis, 2pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

Jazz Vespers, with jazz bassist Armando Compean and jazz trio, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.

Kulov’s Eighth Annual Valentine’s Tea Festival, featuring teas and flavors of China, 3-8pm, $10-$15, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.699.7271 or 877.725.8849.

Elliott Levin, Eric Priestley, Charles Bivins, and works of the late Will Perkins, special guest Don Preston, poetry and music 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Mozart Festival with Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist, 7pm, $14-$76, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.

Loyola Marymount 27th Annual Wine Classic, 2-5pm, $90, Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester, lmu.edu/wineclassic.

The Marriage of Venice and Rome: What Makes Piranesi Great, lecture with art historian Andrew Robison, 3pm, free, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.

Zak Morgan, children’s entertainer, 11am, $8, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., 310.828.4497.

There’s No Stories Like Show Business Stories, inside stories from Ed Asner, Monty Hall, Shirley Jones, and Lainie Kazan, 2pm, $25, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, 310.440.1537.

Vocolot, Jewish women’s a capella and percussion group, noon, free, Sha’arei Am, The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 Broadway, 310.453.4276.

Wine Tasting Fundamentals, Cracking the Code, a seminar on wine tasting, 3pm, $65, Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd., 310.586.1707.

February 11

Drink Tasting, event sponsored by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7pm, $20-$25, Cezanne at Le Merigot, 101 Wilshire Blvd., 310.393.9825 x12.

4 Round Swiss Chess Tournament, sponsored by the Santa Monica Bay Chess Club, 7:10-11pm, $10 with club membership, St. Andrew’s Church, 11555 National Blvd., MV, 310.827.2789. Also February 18 and 25.

Nan Hunt and Penelope Thompson, 7:30pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, moondaypoetry.com.

Jennifer C. Sullivan, film producer, speaks at Entertainment Industry Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

Treesavers Planning Meeting, 7pm, free, Environment Now, 2515 Wilshire Blvd., 310.399.1000.

February 12

Buddha and the Devil, live play reading, 7-8:30pm, $10, OASIS at Westside Pavilion, 3rd floor of Macy’s, 10800 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.475.4911.

Computer Forum, 6-6:50pm, followed by meeting of the Los Angeles Computer Society, 7pm, free, Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester, lacspc.org.

Consuming Passion: Fragonard’s Allegories of Love, paintings by 18th century artist Jean-Honore Fragonard, through May 4, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

Gary David Goldberg signs Sit Ubu Sit: How I Went From Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.0399.

Johan Grimonprez: Dial History, work by video artist, through February 24, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7000.

Shopgirl, film by and starring Steve Martin, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Tejon-Tehachapi Park: A Vision for California’s Newest Park, talk by biologist Ileene Anderson, 7:30-9:30pm, free, First United Methodist Church Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 818.881.3706.

February 13

Acupuncture and Canine Massage Valentine’s Day Specials, 2-4pm, The Farmacy, 1509 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.3890. Also February 14.

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey will be discussed, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.

God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World, lecture with Walter Russell Mead, 4:30-6pm, free, (pre-registration required), Milken Institute, 1250 4th St., 310.570.4605.

Laura June Kenney, former Little Rascals star, talls about her career, presented by the Venice Historical Society, 7pm, free, Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.577.9382.

Making Sense of Men, book signing with Alison A. Armstrong, 5-8pm, free, Aura Shop, 2914 Main St., 310.584.9998.

April Smith signs Judas Horse, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.0399.

Spirit of Uganda, East African dance and music, 7:30pm, $10-$35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Valentine’s Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, for kids 3-5 and their parents, 12:30-2pm, $25 (free for adults), Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.

February 14

Bye Bye Birdie, musical about a rock singer about to be inducted, 7pm (opening night), also 8pm February 15 and 22/2pm and 8pm February 16 and 23, $10-$15, Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.458.5939.

Will Magid and Friends, West African music, 6pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga with Billy and Patti Asad, 7:30-9:30pm, $65, YogaWorks Main Street Studio, 2215 Main St., 310.664.6470.

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