Charles Arnoldi: Wood, through March 30, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 25255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.7257.
Carnage: A Comedy, a satire about televangelism by Adam Simon and Tim Robbins, presented by The Actors’ Gang, through March 29, 8pm Thursday-Saturday/3pm Sunday, $15-$25, Actors’ Gang Theatre, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Exile, paintings by Rouben Mohiuddin, through March 29, XIT Gallery, AIU, LA, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.302.2613.
Judith Foosaner, Crossing the Line, through March 29, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
The Future of Nations, group exhibition that examines the election year, through March 28, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Steve Hurd, through March 29, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1075.
Kids Student Art Exhibit, through March 29, Brentwood Arts Center, 13031 Montana Ave., Brentwood, 310.451.5657.
R.B. Kitaj: Passion and Memory: Jewish Works From His Personal Collection, through March 30, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Masterpieces of African-American Art, An African-American Perspective, through March 29, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., 626.791.3847.
Lori Petty, through March 30, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Carrie Seid, Emergent Features, new sculptures, through March 29, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Tom Servais, Elemental, surf photographer’s works, through March 29, epOxybOx Gallery, 602 Venice Blvd., Venice, epoxybox.com.
John Valadez: Tales of Oceana, pastels, Connie Jenkins, Channel Islands, paintings, Camille Solyagua, photographs, through March 29, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Calaveras in Concert, folk trio, 3pm, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Joan Lachkar signs The V Spot, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Anne Lamott and Elizabeth Gilbert, authors talk about their books, 8pm, $15-$48, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Sarah Maclay, Stephen Kessler, and Ralph Angel, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
National Education Conference and 8th Annual National Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) Conference, including talks and gala dinner, sponsored by SM-based Milken Family Foundation, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 1404 S. Figueroa St., LA, 310.570.4775. Also March 29-30.
Tilt! Equinoxes and Solstices Explained, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Airport Art Walk, artist studios open with exhibits, 1-5pm, free, Airport Ave. between Bundy Dr. and 23rd St., 310.458.8350.
Laurel Blossom signs Degrees of Latitude, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Chicano Triumph, exhibit of Chicano artists, reception 5-8pm, through May 10, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
Habitat Restoration, hosted by Los Angeles Audubon Society and Dorsey High Eco Club, students and biologists will work within tern colony enclosure, 11am-2pm, free, Venice Tern Colony, on beach adjacent to Ballona Creek, Venice, 323.481.4037.
The Hundred Dresses, children’s play based on the award-winning book by Eleanor Estes, through April 13, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Introduction to Elderhostel, a nonprofit educational organization providing learning opportunities for people 55 and older, 1 pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
The Lines Are Drawn, installation by Ricky Sears, opening reception 6-8pm, through April 25, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.
Susie McKay Krieser, Shaping Color, and Patricia Doede Klowden, The Bronze Age, opening reception 5-8pm, through April 19, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Delilah Montoya: The Trail of Thirst, opening reception 5-8pm, through May 10, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.1760.
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is sponsoring free disaster training for residents including basic emergency first aid training. There will be two three-hour sessions, 9am-noon and 1-4pm, 310.394.3773.
Bob Dylan Symposium, all-day event with panel discussions, 9:30am-5pm, $15-$35, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 877.SCC.4TIX.
Doc’s Ski Haus Grand Opening for Fly Fishing apparel and gear section, with speaker John Dietsch, coordinator and location scout for A River Runs Through It, Doc’s Ski Haus, 3101 Santa Monica Blvd., call for times, 310.828.3492.
Heywood Gould signs Leading Lady, 2pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
John Haslett discusses and signs his book The Voyage of the Manteño, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8621.
A Land Twice Promised, one-woman show based on a dialogue between an Israeli and a Palestinian woman, by Noa Baum, 7:30pm, $18, American Jewish University Familian campus, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.440.1246.
Todd Miller, tenor, and Sara Banta, piano, recital of American music, 3pm, free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, 8pm, $12-$49, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.470.6321.
SMC Symphony Orchestra, with Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto, Dr. James Smith, conductor, 4pm, $12, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4323.
Jon Muth Storytelling and Book Signing, ages 5 and up, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580.5 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.
Nim’s Island: From Book to Movie, discussion with author Wendy Orr and screenwriter-producer Paula Mazur, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8621.
Pepperdine Chamber Music Extravaganza with Sara Banta, coordinator, 6pm, free, Ahmanson Music Building Room 105 (Instrumental Rehearsal Room) and Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, special April Fools edition, ages 3-5 with adult, 11:30am-1pm, $15 (includes lunch), Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
The Señoritas of Santa Monica Chorus, a night of family musical entertainment, with guest quartet Ooh La La, 8pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Social Hall, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.671.1627.
Spring Sprinkles, storytelling and puppet show, ages 3-7, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Westlake Chamber Trio, 7:30pm, free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Where in the World Will Our Energy Come From? with Dr. Nathan Lewis, chemistry professor at Caltech, 11:15am, free, Science Lecture Hall 145, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Bob Dylan: Hiding in Plain Sight, talk by NPR commentator and music historian Ben Sidran, 7:30pm, $8-$15, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 877.SCC.4TIX.
The Ethnobotany of Urban Home Gardens in East Los Angeles, lecture, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
Fools Fest Films, first event of Fools Fest, featuring comedy spoofs, hosted by Michael C. Ford, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Integrating the Plan, a Shape the Future community workshop discussing the economic feasibility of land use and circulation proposals, 6:30-9pm, free, Lincoln Middle School Cafeteria, 1501 California Ave., 310.458.8341.
Julio César Morales and Eamon Ore-Giron, opening reception April 4, 5-9pm, through April 30, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Strength of Insight: Setting the Pace for Your Home, Women’s Circle discussion with Mrs. Fruma Schapiro, 8-9:30pm, $10, Chabad Jewish Community Center of Pacific Palisades, 15207 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Birds Do It, Babies Do It: How Brains Acquire Song and Speech, with Dr. Stephanie White, UCLA physiological science professor, 11:15am, free, Science Lecture Hall 145, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Navigating Career Change, panel discussion with career counselor Daisy Swan, 6:30-9pm, $45, 12100 Wilshire Blvd., WLA, 310.820.8877.
Recruit Military Career Fair, event to help returning veterans find jobs, 11am-3pm, free, Angels Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, recruitmilitary.com.
Sri Karunamayi, spiritual leader, will hold a discourse, 7pm, free, northwest campus auditorium, UCLA, WW. Also April 7, 7pm, Malibu Hindu Temple, 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd., Calabasas, 805.640.1162.
Tenth Annual Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards Gala, presented by the Wellness Community WLA, 6pm cocktails, 7:15pm dinner, $350, Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., BH, 310.201.5033.
“What’s the Story?” Festival of New Solo Plays, through April 6, 8pm Thursdays-Fridays/6pm Saturdays/3 and 6pm Sundays, $10-$20, $35-$40 for festival pass, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.396.3680 x4.
Mark Your Calendar
Malibu Film Festival, April 4-6
Santa Monica Earth Day, April 12
Topanga Earth Day April 19-20
Green Gardens Tour, April 26