Lynn Hanson, Prone to Wander, through November 14, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Illumination, photography by Bob Poe, through November 14, Bob Poe Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.582.2278.
Lorraine Lubner, Painting, through November 14, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Sarah Perry, Weight of the Moon, through November 14, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Blows Against the Empire, poetry by the Glass Table Collective, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Zane Busby talks about the Survivor Mitzvah Project, 8:30pm, free, Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades, 16019 Sunset Blvd., PP, kehillatisrael.org.
Fancy Nancy Celebration with Fancy Nancy author Jane O’Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, 4pm, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Holiday Boutique, presented by United Methodist Women, 5-8pm Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday, free, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.829.1431.
Don Bachardy and Bill Berkson, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Benefit Concert: SMC Applied Music Program, 7:30pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Eat Green, Stay Healthy, with acupuncturist Heather Lounsbury, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Hands-On Bookbinding Workshop, 10am-2:30pm, $25, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.2239.
Shannon Hansen, Handbroken, reception 6-9pm, through January 3, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
LA Storytelling Festival, 8:30am-6:30pm, Culver Palms UMC Complex, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., CC, lastorytellingfestival.com.
Sally Lamb: Light and Shadow, reception 4-8pm, through December 16, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Judith Pacht and Steve McDonald, poetry, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
John Petrey, Costume Party, reception 6-9pm, through January 3, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Sage Trail Publication Party, poetry with Suzanne Frost, Sojourner Kinkade Rolle, G. Murray Thomas and selected writers from Sage Trail Publications, 7:30pm, donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St, 310.828.3951.
Santa Monica Film Festival, 11am-9:30pm, $10 per film, Ocean Avenue Screening Room,1401 Ocean Ave., 866. 468.3399.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Yank! An evening of dance with four choreographers, 7:30pm, $22, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.
Asian and Tribal Arts Show, 11am-7pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $10, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., asianart.com.
Mary Lou Chayes celebrates publication of her book In Our Quiet Village, 3-6pm, free, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, http://www.inourquietvillage.com.
Latana discusses and signs Barely Exposed, Diesel Malibu, 3pm, free, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.
Passion, Purpose, Profits, economic workshop with Jing Jin, 2-5pm, $75, ArtistsPaloooza, 1620 Colorado Ave., 310.895.8955.
SMC Jazz Band, 4pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Mark Weiss discusses and signs The Whole Island, 3pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Lottie Pharriss Knowles and John Knowles are guests at the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Lynne Sachs and Mark Street’s Garden of Verses, films, 6-10pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema at the Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.450.6052.
Green Living Workshop, Mondays through December 11, 7-8:30pm, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Art and Ecology, talk on ecology with Patricia Watts, 7:30pm, artists reception 6:30pm, free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park,15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Holistic Hormone Tinkering, with Dr. Aviva Boxer, 7pm, free, Multipurpose Room, 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.
Culture Fix with Gina Hall, 20 munute lunchtime talk, noon, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through November 18, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.even tbrite.com.
Kathy Leonardo and Vinnie Caggiano, 7:30pm, free, 50% of CD sales to Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Danny’s Beach Bistro and Bar, 23 Windward Ave., Venice, 310.428.1109.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is discussed by the Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Quality of Life Forum, with author Ben Sherwood, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Venice Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 5:30-7:30pm, $5-$20, Just Tantau, 1353 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.822.5425.
Coughs, discussion with Dr. Gerard Frank, noon-1:30pm, Community Room, Santa Monica YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, presented by KCRW, 7:30pm, $25, (preview), opens November 20, through November 29, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Sustainable Drive-In Theater, with screening of Flipper, part of the Green Screen Festival, 5pm, free, Electric Lodge,1416 Electric Ave., Venice, greenscreenfilmfestival.com.
Mark Your Calendar
Verdi Chorus Fall Concert, November 21, 22
Meet Me at the Fig Tree, December 6
Jane Austen Unscripted, December 11