The Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new staging of Moliere’s comedy, through November 8, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
Nicole Gordon: Saligia, through November 8, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Veronica Kellndorfer, Private Utopias, through November 7, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Dan Mills: US Future States: An Atlas of Global Imperialism, through November 7, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.
Gwynn Murill: Maquettes, small scale sculptures, through November 7, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
A Year in Tuscany, paintings by Dominic Cretara, through November 11, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
All Cake, No File, humorous tribute to Johnny Cash, with Donna Jo Thorndale, part of WTF Festival, 9pm, $15, Actors Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Bi-lingual Tribute to Poet Mahmoud Darwish, with Sinaan Antoon, Fady Joudah, Jeff Sacks, and guests, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
A Little Night Music, the Stephen Sondheim musical, through December 12, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $23, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Proposition 8 Anniversary Gathering for Equality, 6-8pm, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.
Singles Dinners for 6, for 30s-40s, and for 50s-60s, 7pm, $16, Lido Grill, 417 Washington Blvd., Venice, 310.361.6060.
Telescope Buyer Survival Guide, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Things We Do For Love, a play by Alan Ayckbourne, through December 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $14-$16, Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.
The Trojan Women, new text of Euripides’ tragedy by Charles Duncombe, through December 13, and from January 9-February 21, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5:30pm Sundays, $15-$25, Sundays pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.
Synapse Contemporary Dance Ensemble, 7:30pm, $12-$15, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Shakespeare’s Wake-A Farcical Comedy, by Terrin Adair, 8pm Friday, 2pm Saturday, 7pm Sunday, $10, Studio Stage, Theatre Arts Complex, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.
Sinaan Antoon, Fady Joudah, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Black Girl White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates is discussed by the Book Group, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Phillip Hyde Retrospective: 58 Years in the Wilderness, through December 11, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Love in Bloom, a musical Shakespeare spoof, through December 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 6pm Sundays, $20-$25, opening weekend gala $35, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
Jonathan Safran-Foer presents Eating Animals, talk with the author on his new book about what we eat and why, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary, with film screenings, puppet show, crafts, and snacks, 11am-2:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium and Children’s Activity Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Storytelling with Ellen Switkes, ages 3-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.
Ashton Zyer and the Naked Public, songwriter performs from her new online album, 7pm, $15, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., ashtonzyer.com.
Brendan Constantine and Cecilia Woloch, and tribute to James Baker Hall, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Emeritus Concert Band, with conductor John Lanni, 3pm, free, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4306.
Tiffany Trenda, Specular, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through January 7, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211
Mickey Birnbaum is guest speaker at the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Green Living Workshop, Mondays through December 11, 7-8:30pm, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Ventana Al Sur, Argentine films, and other experimental films, 6pm, free, Documental, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
James Galvin, poetry, 7pm, free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, ucla.ed.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Thomas H. Ince & Inceville, lecture and slide show by local historian Eric Dugdale, 7pm, free, Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310. 967.5170.
Lecture and Piano Recital, with Yulia Kozlova, 11:15am, free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Our Electric Transportation Future, with Paul Scott, 6:30pm, free, Bundy 123, SMC Bundy, 3117 S, Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
Show Boat, spectacular movie version of the musical, with Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, and Ava Gardner, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4:30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through November 18, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Amiri Baraka, poetry, 7:30pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Religulous, Bill Maher interviews people about religion, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8606.
Mike Roselle and Josh Mahan discuss Tree Spiker, 7pm, free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, through November 21, 7:30pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm Sunday November 15, $10-$20, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Mark Your Calendar
Asian & Tribal Arts Show, November 14-15
Skateboard: Evolution and Art Exhibit, November 14
Santa Monica Film Festival, November 14