Farideh Azad: Glass and Ceramics, Carmen Monne: Painting and Photography, through November 16, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Woods Davy: Standing Stones (sculpture), Ernst Scheidegger: Photographs of Giacometti and His Studio, through November 15, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Faithful, a play by Chazz Palminteri, through November 16, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $12-$15, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
I Am Not A Racist…but, a play about attitudes, by Cynthia Ettinger, through November 15, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $20, The Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Malcolm and Teresa, about Malcolm Muggeridge’s transforming experience with Mother Teresa, through November 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30pm Sundays, $15-$20, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.462.5141.
Veronica’s Napkin, art by Roni Stretch, through November 15, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, musical about the 1920s, through November 22, 7:30pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm Sunday November 16, $10-$16, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
The Bobs, 8pm, $24.50, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., 310,828.4497.
Book Launch for Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint, 7-9pm, Design Within Reach, 332 Santa Monica Blvd., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crimes of the Heart, play by Beth Henley, through November 23, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $12-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.
The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God with author Jonathan Kirsch, 7:30pm, free, Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Synagogue 16019 Sunset Blvd, PP, 310.459.7539.
Holiday Telescope Shopper’s Guide, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
The How of Happiness, lecture and book signing with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, 7pm, free, Humanities and Social Science Lecture Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Joseph Safdie and Rae Armantrout, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
SMC Student Films, 7pm, free, Room 214,SMC Art Complex, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.
Antigona, performance by Peru’s collective theater group Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday, $15-$20, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Los Angeles Asian and Tribal Arts Show, preview in support of the Fowler Museum, 6-9pm Friday, $60, 11am-7pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $12, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.206.3237.
Fourth Annual Art and Gourmet Show, in support of the Catalyst Foundation, featuring items donated by comedian Steve Martin, as well as artwork and sculpture, 3pm, $50, at a private home, for location and tickets: 661.948.8559 x 112.
Coping With Dementia: What Every Caregiver Needs To Know, lecture with Rosemary De Cuir, 2pm, free, followed by screening of movie Iris, with Judi Dench, 3pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
India, travel seminar, 11am, $5-$10, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.3413.
Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, 8:30am-6pm, $10-$30, Culver Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles Trash to Treasure Kids’ Fair, recycling event, 11am-2pm, free, Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., CC, 310.842.8060.
Nuclear Winter Poetry, an evening of work from small presses, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Oaxaca Community Day, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Singles Baby Boomer Dance, 7:30pm, $15, Senior Center, 1430 Ocean Ave, santamonicasbest.com/rocknrollers50plus.html.
Special Education Fall Forum, 8am-noon, free, John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th St., smmusd.org.
Michael Stevens: Against The Grain, opening reception 6-9pm, through January 4, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Sustainable Land Grant Workshop, covering land grant application process and other topics, 9am-noon, free, Room 11, Math Complex SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3400.
Tabloid Witch Awards, films in the online horror film contest will be screened, noon, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
David K. Thompson: Real Pizza, new serigraphs, reception 5-7pm, through December 10, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Westside Voices, a capella group in concert, 3pm, free, Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester,
Ballona Wetlands Mini-Bus Tours, 9:30-11:30am, 12:30-2:30pm, and 3-5pm, free, meet at Shallow Water Nature Store, 221 Culver Blvd., PDR, 310.578.5888. Also November 22-23.
Brett Parsons discusses and signs Colcord: Home, 3pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, 225 26th St., Brentwood, 310.576.9960.
I Love a Good Story, storytelling, 4pm, $10, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.850.8814.
In Celebration of the Bible, talk with Biblical scholar Madelon Maupin Miles, 2pm, free, Christian Science Reading Room, 1227 5th St., 310.395.1411
Salute to Sousa, with the SMC Emeritus College Band, 1pm, free, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4306.
Shifting Perspectives: Visual Culture and the US/Mexico Borderlands, with scholar Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, 2pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.
SMC Symphony Orchestra, 4pm, $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4306.
Elaina Archer speaks at the Entertainment Industry Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Community Meeting, with City Manager Lamont Ewell, 7pm, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.458.8281.
Frankenstein is discussed by the Book Group, 7:30pm, free, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Gimme Shelter, the famous rock documentary about the Rolling Stones and Altamont, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Santa Monica Family YMCA Canned Food Drive, through November 25, bring ten cans of food in return for free exercise class, 6am-10pm weekdays, 7am-8pm Saturdays, 8am-8pm Sundays, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Green Living Workshop, through December 15, 7-8:30pm, donations $25-$50, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainbleworks.org.
What’s The Story, storytelling series, 8pm, $10, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.450.1312.
Chautauqua Series, Reptiles and Amphibians of Southwest California and Beyond, with Ian Recchio, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians for the Los Angeles Zoo, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310. 858.7272 x115.
51 Birch Street, documentary by Doug Block, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
International Festival, festival of food, music and dances from throughout the world, 11:15am, free, Clocktower, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4126.
Annie Leibowitz, famed photographer, 7:30pm, $10, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Single Supper Club with PICAS Singles, 7pm, $2-$4 plus dinner,Star of Siam Restaurant, 3133 Lincoln Blvd., RSVP 310.215.1892.
Shaun Tomson, well-known surfer, in conversation with Chris Mauro of Surfer Magazine, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Women in Politics, with Loyola Law Professor, Laurie Levenson, 10am, members free, non-members $12, American Jewish University Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.440.1283.
Discussion/Signing for Antarctica: A Call To Action, with Sebastian Copeland, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Brazilian Art Show with Rose Lobo, 10am-1pm, and 5-7pm, free, Senior Center, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor will be discussed by the Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Sustainable SMC, lecture, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
Enrique Martinez Celaya, Daybreak, reception 6-8pm, through January 3, L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
Mark Your Calendar
Main Street Holiday Event, December 6
Meet Me Under The Fig Tree At The Miramar Sheraton, December 7
Eco Gift Fest, December 14-16