Stephen Berkman, Chamber Pieces, through November 23, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, LA, http://cfa.lmu.edu/laband.
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.
Figure Painting, Portrait Drawing, Portrait Painting and Photography Student Exhibit, through November 22, Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave., LA, 310.451.5657.
Carol Kleinman, Eve Brandstein, Josephine Vandergun, through November 22, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Luna Luna In The Sky, Will You Make Me Laugh Or Cry? exhibit curated by Stephen Hull, through November 22, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7449.
No Spitting, No Hitting, art by Robbie Conal, through November 22, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.
Quixotic, a new telling of the Don Quixote story by Kit Steinkellner, through November 22, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, $20, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310. 396.3680 x3.
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.
Sex, Lies + Corsets, two short plays, August Strindberg’s The Stronger, and Rosemary With Ginger by Edward Allan Baker, through November 22, 8pm Thursdays, 8:30pm Fridays-Saturdays, $20, Edgemar Center For The Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
Surface Sounding, ten artists, through November 22, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
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.
Bártok and Folk Music, with Tákacs Quartet with Márta Sebestyen and Muzsikás, 8pm, $26-$50, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Naughty Or Nice, holiday exhibit, opening reception 5-8pm, through December 31, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 Pine Tree Circle, Topanga, topangacanyongallery.com.
Opulent Elegance, with the Santa Monica College Opera Theatre and piano accompanist Mitsuko Morikawa, 8pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Kelly Slater, surfer, signs For The Love, 6:30pm, free, Diesel, A Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310.456.9961.
Star of Wonder, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Things That Are Not What They Appear To Be, talk by Shana Nys Dambrot, 7pm, free, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
Trail to the Stars, hike, 7pm, free, meet at Victory entrance, Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, Calabasas, 310.858.727 x115.
Pounding Nails in the Floor With My Forehead, play by Eric Bogosian, 8pm, $10, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.
Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale, with live music on Saturday by Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos, 11am-8pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday, free, Zebi Designs Ceramics Studios, 13373 Beach Ave., MDR, zebidesigns.com.
Santa Monica Bead Faire, noon-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, $5, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., gemfare.com.
The Blue Dragon, play by Robert LePage and Ex Machina, 2 and 8pm, $15-$60, UCLA Freud Playhouse, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Guarneri String Quartet and Johannes String Quartet, 8pm, $15-$50, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
How to Buy a Home, learn the basics from A to Z, 11am-1pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Hirst, Murakami, Warhol, select works by Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol, reception 5-7pm, through January 17, IKON Ltd, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.
Holiday Sale and Bazaar, 1:30-6:30pm, free, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211
Sally Jacobs, Botanical Artist, reception 1-4pm, through December 29, Café Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.5594770.
Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Michael Kenna: Recent Photographs, Pam Posey: Timber, reception 4-6pm, through January 10, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Green Living Workshop, through December 15, 7-8:30pm, donations $25-$50, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainbleworks.org.
Annual Holiday Ceramics sale, with live music on Saturday by Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos, 11am-8pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday, free, Zebi Designs Ceramics Studios, 13373 Beach Ave., MDR, zebidesigns.com.
Big Boy Rules: America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq, talk and book signing with journalist Steve Fainaru, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Multicultural Holiday Bazaar, presented by the Faith In Action Committee, 10am-1pm, free, 1721 Arizona Ave., 310.454.6511.
SingSingSing presents The Great American Songbook from A to Z, 4pm, $25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039.
Baby Mama with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Michael Knight and Anne Ramis, reception December 6, 5-8pm, through December 20, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Thanks For Giving, meeting of the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.394.3153.
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