Burn This, play by Lanford Wilson, through March 22, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre,
3000 Airport Ave, 310.397.3244.
Jon Hassell and Maarifa Street Band, in concert, 8pm, $15-$42, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Christopher Moore, satirist, discusses and reads from his book Fool, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Poems for the Millennium, Volume III: Romantic and Post-Romantic poetry, launch party for Poems for the Millennium, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Valentine’s Day Kids Club, arts and crafts activities for kids, 5pm, free, Whole Foods Market, 255 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.566.9480.
February 13 and 15
Le Nozze de Figaro, performed by Opera UCLA, 8pm Friday 13, 2pm Sunday, $5-$20, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
A Good Woman, film with Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson, followed by Q and A with screenwriter Howard Himelstein, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Junie B. Jones, musical about a first grader, by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, 11am and 1pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
An Owner’s Guide to the Body: An Interactive Program, eight-week interactive exercise program, 7-9pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 12, $160-$240, Marina Physical Therapy/ Physiotherapy Associates, 4702 Lincoln Blvd., MDR, 310.452.1439.
Sherman Pearl and Lynne Thompson, poetry, 7:30pm, donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.828.3951.
Sparks, in concert, 8pm, $17-$40, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Michael Wolff Trio, led by pianist/composer/bandleader Michael Wolff, 8pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Bach’s Circle, chamber concert with guest artists Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh, soprano, Alvin Brightbill, tenor, 4pm, $50-$75, St. Augustine-By-the-Sea Church, 1227 4th St., 323.662.5007.
I Love a Good Story, 4pm, $10, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.850.8814.
7 Dudley Cinema presents Lowell Blues: The Words of Jack Kerouac, film about the writer and Beat icon by Henry Ferrini, 8pm, free, The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Blvd, Venice 310.450.6053.
Chautauqua Series: Phillip Fradkin: Wallace Stegner and the American West, lecture, 7:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272.
Journey: Images of War/Celebrations of Peace, exhibit and tribute to photojournalist Dan Eldon, reception 6-9pm, through March 21, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310
11th St., 310.434.3434.
Foreclosure Workshop, presented by California Foreclosure Institute, 5:30-7:30pm, free, registration required, Marina Del Rey Public Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.379.0101.
The Return of Depression Economics, discussion with economist Paul Krugman, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Joan Baez, in concert, 8pm, $17-$50, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Terry Cheney talks about her book Manic, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
A.E. Stallings, poetry, 7pm, free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, english.ucla.edu.