Kris Cox, Recent Work, through June 20, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.
LA 2019: Cults, Collectives, and Cocooning, through June 26, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Ed Moses, Paintings and Drawings, through June 20, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Joan Robey, Natural Ingredients, through June 21, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Grace Swanson, David Twamley, Betty Sheinbaum, through June 20, TAG-The Artists’ Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Topanga Artists Group Show, through June 21,Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N.Topanga Canyon Blvd., Pine Tree Circle #109, Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF), films from all over the world, features and shorts, student and independent films, film discussions and lectures, various locations and times in Westwood, LaFilmFest.com.
Madama Butterfly, presented by Vineyard Touring Opera Company and Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, sung in Italian with Simultaneous Translation (English and Spanish) projected above the stage, 8pm, $35, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., goldstar.com.
Celebration of Poetry Flash, reading by poets and writers celebrating nine years of PoetryFlash.org and three hundred issues of Poetry Flash review, featuring Brendan Constantine, Suzanne Lummis, Wanda Coleman, Cynthia Kraman, and Joyce Jenkins, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center,681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Dogtown and Z-Boys, and Skaterdater, two films about skateboarding, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600. Note: Skate Games event at California Heritage Museum has been cancelled.
School’s Out, children’s celebration, workshops in theater, filmmaking, street dance, music, fitness and circus arts, 11am-5pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, 310.458.8900.
6 Visions, exhibit by six adult artists, reception 5-8pm, through July 6, Venice Arts, 1702 Venice Blvd., Venice, Venice-Arts.org.
Summer Solstice Ritual, presented by Church in Ocean Park, led by Fred Whitlock, 6:30pm, free, beach at end of Ocean Park Blvd., 310.399.1631.
The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, a family show with live action, puppets, and digital projections presented by the Rogue Ensemble, 10am and 2pm Saturday, noon Sunday, pay what you can, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 213.596.9468.
Creative Playground presents The Legends of King Arthur, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Awake, reading of a play by Michael David, 11am, free, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Memorial for FrancEyE, tribute to a great local poet, with commentary by Church in Ocean Park ministers, Jim Conn and Sandie Richards, 1pm, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Old Blind Dogs, Scottish folk group in concert, 7:30pm, $25-$35, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Lionel Rolfe, veteran journalist, publisher, and chronicler of Los Angeles literature and politics, will be interviewed by Gerry Fialka at the MESS Salon, 7:30pm, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Slumdog Millionaire, the Oscar-winning film about young people in India, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Discovering Your Talent in Storytelling, presentation by professional storytellers, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
An Evening of Songs and Duets, with artists from LA Opera, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier is discussed by author James Harris, 11am, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.4904.
Mark Your Calendar
Venice Eco-Fest, June 27
Main Street Summer Solstice, June 28
Twilight Dance Series, July 2
Main Street 4th of July Parade, July 4th