Celebrate Ballona, photography by David Jordan Williams, through November 30, closing reception November 30, 6-8pm, Special Projects Room, 18th Street Arts Center, 1629 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Mad Scientist, art by Casandra Tondro, through November 29, Rose Café, 220 Rose Ave., Venice, 310.399.0711.
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, presented by KCRW, 1 and 7:30pm Fridays, 2 and 7:30pm Saturdays, 2pm November 29, $25, through November 29, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
The Nutcracker, presented by Westside
Ballet, 2 and 7pm, Friday, 1:30 and 5:30pm Saturday, $30, Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.828.6211.
George Harrison 8th Annual Memorial Tribute, with cake, music, personal comments on Harrison’s life, and the forming of a “Human Chain of Peace,” noon, free, 1750 N. Vine St., (in front of Capital Records Building at George Harrison’s star on the sidewalk), LA, 310.399.1000.
Green Living Workshop, Mondays through December 11, 7-8:30pm, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Wisdom’s Way Video Series with Guy Finley and associates, video showings and Q & A, 7:30-8:30pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.266.9930.
Marshall McLuhan Finnegan’s Wake Reading Club, 6-8pm, free, Marina Del Rey Branch Library, Way, MDR, 310.306.7330.
Christopher Meeks lectures on The Pursuit of Truth in Writing Fiction, 11:15am, free, Humanities & Social Science 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4:30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
Mark Your Calendar
Songs of the Season Holiday Show, December 5
Meet Me at the Fig Tree, December 6
Jane Austen Unscripted, December 11