Faces, oil paintings by Alfred Benjamin, through November 30, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Henry Hopper, paintings, through December 3, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Robert Glenn Ketchum, exhibit of environmental photography, through November 30, G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.452.2842.
John Mason, Recent Work, through November 29, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3868.
It’s A Pretty Good Life, a holiday spoof, through December 21, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $25, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 323. 655.2410.
Jackson Browne and Friends In Concert, benefit for hurricane relief, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez and Ry Cooder, 8pm, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., jacksonbrowne.com.
Green Living Workshop, through December 15, 7-8:30pm, donations $25-$50, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainbleworks.org.
Day Without Art, the impact of AIDS on cultural life, free,Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, Malibu, 310.440.7300.
Lyrics & Writing for the Soul in Uncertain Times, workshop with Lesley Tuchman, 7-9pm, $12, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.452.1439.
Rachel Resnick signs Love Junkie, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110, also December 4, 7:30pm, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.
Coming of Age in America: Perspectives on Immigration, with NPR’s Scott Simon, 7:30-9pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 626.744.1177.
Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook, 6:30pm, free, Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice 310.821.1769.
Christmas Concert: Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Pepperdine Choir, conducted by Milton Pullen and Tony Cason, 7:30pm, $10, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310. 506.4522.
Quincy Jones signs The Complete Quincy Jones, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Laughter Is Still The Best Medicine, seminar, noon-1:30pm, free, Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
SMC Musical Theatre Workshop Highlights, with Janie Jones and Gary Gray, co-directors, 11:15am, free, Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000
SMC Percussion Ensemble, 11:15am, free, Edye Second Space at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Straight, No Chaser, film about Thelonius Monk, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Wine and Cheese Social Mixer, presented by Philanthro Productions, benefiting Upward Bound House, 8-11pm, $25, Duncan Miller Gallery, 10959 Venice Blvd., LA, philanthroproductions.org.
Mark Your Calendar
Main Street Holiday Event, December 6
Meet Me Under The Fig Tree At
The Miramar Sheraton, December 7
Skirball Hannukah Family Festival,
Eco Gift Fest, December 14-16